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Contemplating Flight
Contemplating Flight
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Challenge: Dirds (Expert Editing*)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Date: Dec 7, 2013
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2013

Meh, I found a bird, I have a dog, what the heck.

The bird was stuck in my greenhouse flying around and smacking into the glass until it was stunned, hurt and probably pondering life's regrets.
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So I threw a towel over it and picked it up and took it outside.
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I set it on the bench and snapped a couple of very close photos, including this one:
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Then I remembered the Dirds challenge, so I ran and grabbed Frankie and put her on the bench. At first, she was like "You're gonna do WHAT??"
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But then she gave me a nice profile shot.
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I had to desat most of the orange out of the bird to get it to match. Cloned out Frankie's collar, cleaned up the background a little and there ya go.

Oh, I also found a dead rat in the greenhouse. I was disappointed there was no Drat challenge. :P


Statistics
Place: 5 out of 27
Avg (all users): 7.1298
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.7333
Avg (non-participants): 7.1810
Views since voting: 1111
Views during voting: 478
Votes: 131
Comments: 32
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/07/2017 12:57:01 AM
I knew there was coming a great story behind this one, the birds feet were all curled up. I thought you had propped up a dead bird for this. Hope he made it. If you ever see a brown headed black bird with a patch over his eye. He's a tough little bugger. I shot him with a daisy BB gun in the eye and when I went to retreve the dead body he got up and flew off with one good eye.
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03/17/2014 09:32:53 PM
i love this Ken .. :)
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01/20/2014 08:52:15 AM
wow, editing is great here, love this entry
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12/24/2013 04:51:43 PM
Really well done. Looks plausibly real.
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12/21/2013 11:44:15 PM
Brilliant move to desat the body!

Wonderfully done, Ken!
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12/21/2013 09:27:52 PM
You're dripping with talent.
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12/21/2013 07:48:14 PM
Congratulations on top 5! Amazing job! Frankie is the best Dird in the world!
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12/20/2013 12:27:14 PM
Too fabulous Ken !!!!
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12/20/2013 10:13:14 AM
Excellent image, Ken. Really nice composite -- you have some Photoshop skills. My single question: Why did I click the Drat link? Why, why, why? I knew it was a bad idea and could not seem to help myself.
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12/20/2013 09:49:34 AM
I love the bird rescue story. This little fellow was lucky you noticed him! I also love the blending, the white collar it creates is quite believable. Congratulations on the great finish!
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12/20/2013 01:40:32 AM
NiCe one ART, and a HM!

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12/20/2013 01:16:03 AM
Poor birdie. Glad he got a dog head out of the experience. Congrats on the HM
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12/20/2013 12:29:52 AM
Congrats on your top five!
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12/20/2013 12:09:46 AM
Avg (all users): 7.1298

FANTASTIC!!!!!! Congrats on your top five.. I had no idea this was yours or i'd left a smart-aleck remark!
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12/20/2013 12:09:12 AM
Fun! Congrats on the HM!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2013 11:07:29 PM
PERFECTION...
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12/19/2013 09:06:21 PM
Great blend good effort 8
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12/18/2013 08:58:12 PM
Not bad... The impatient attitude is reflected in both the expression on the face and the positioning of the feet.
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12/18/2013 05:00:03 PM
How cute !
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12/17/2013 03:47:34 PM
tied for my 3rd place with an 8.great job on this one
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12/15/2013 04:20:44 PM
He does look very thoughtful :-). Nice job on the proportions and colors.
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12/15/2013 11:06:10 AM
Great blend of fur and feathers! Additionally the head to body proportion is perfect! The DOF makes it look natural.
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12/14/2013 08:23:38 AM
Do I chase the cat or fly away from it? I am so confused!
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12/14/2013 04:37:21 AM
The foot and the expression are a perfect match!
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12/13/2013 05:30:31 PM
Great edit. It doesn't look fake at all! LOL
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12/13/2013 12:17:35 PM
This is the cutest little thing - adorable!
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12/13/2013 09:46:40 AM
Love the expression. The eyes say food more than flight though. Mockingbird?
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12/13/2013 09:27:55 AM
Very nice.
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12/13/2013 09:18:18 AM
Wow, the blending of this one is magnificent.
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12/13/2013 06:16:11 AM
Lol
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12/13/2013 02:07:26 AM
Ha! Wonderfully believable!
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12/13/2013 12:20:25 AM
perfect! great job 8
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