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JakeKurdsjuk


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Challenge Suggestions (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Date: Apr 6, 2016
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 720
Shutter: 1/1600
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2016

[Apr. 11th, 2016 04:44:10 PM]

It's funny that my first capture of a Meadowlark looks more like a comedy of errors than anything else. I managed about a half dozen shots in 4 days that would fit this category, some better than this, but I didn't manage to get them processed. Still, with the absolutely gray sky I thought this worked anyway. Hey, I'm on vacation!! LOL

[after voting]

Thank you all who commented. I've literally been stunned by how well this image did. It was taken out of my car window and I was this close to putting something else in last minute and here it winds up with nothing lower than a 5. You could knock me over with a meadowlark feather. And speaking of car windows, 3 of my top 5 had at least one element of the image taken from inside my car, so I may need to rethink this whole walking around thing. LOL

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 45
Avg (all users): 7.3019
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 7.1250
Avg (non-participants): 7.4483
Views since voting: 1291
Views during voting: 132
Votes: 53
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/19/2016 04:15:12 PM
Originally posted by CNovack:

This Meadowlark looks royally irritated; like he can't quite reach to scratch that annoying itch.


You want "royally irritated" you need to shoot bluebirds. Apparently they are responsible for the phrase "flipping the bird".

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04/19/2016 01:06:55 PM
Fantastic timing to capture this moment! Love the action you caught on this bird as it is parked on this road sign. This Meadowlark looks royally irritated; like he can't quite reach to scratch that annoying itch. Congrats on your Blue!
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04/19/2016 10:19:20 AM
Great capture and really nice processing, well deserved Blue!
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04/18/2016 10:32:12 PM
Huge Congrats Jake! I think your challenge suggestion would be a really good one!
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04/18/2016 06:27:54 PM
What a wonderful capture! Congrats!
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04/18/2016 05:42:06 PM
This is great Jake; congrats!
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04/18/2016 03:45:54 PM
Totally adorable, Jake.

I'm so happy for you to have your ribbon!
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04/18/2016 01:10:41 PM
A worthy win! I think the bland colors truly highlight both the bird and the pose. Really well done. The walking around thing is clearly overrated :)
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04/18/2016 11:24:20 AM
Really great shot. Far more enjoyable than conventional poses!
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04/18/2016 08:39:51 AM
Ridiculously brilliant. Congrats on a well deserved blue
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04/18/2016 06:56:13 AM
Congrats on the blue Jake! Great shot, fits the challenge perfectly.
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04/18/2016 05:27:14 AM
Brilliant.

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04/18/2016 12:06:58 AM
I thought this was the winner as soon as I laid eyes on it. WD!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2016 11:29:15 PM
Lol! That could make a fun challenge, but it might be hard to come up with such an apt entry as this one.
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04/17/2016 11:17:23 PM
so funny... great catch.
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04/17/2016 05:02:51 PM
Yes!
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04/17/2016 01:12:46 PM
This would be an awesome challenge!
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04/16/2016 08:58:04 PM
Well done--wondering how you got that violet BG.
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04/16/2016 08:17:56 PM
Absolutely perfect for the challenge brought a smile to my face, Wendy?
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04/16/2016 07:09:47 PM
Image..(1-6): 4
Idea...(0-4): 2
.......Total: 6
04/14/2016 04:26:27 PM
excellent timing
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04/12/2016 07:21:37 PM
Great capture. Difficult challenge. I would need a month for that one.
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04/12/2016 06:08:50 PM
Hahaha! This is so perfect. What a great idea for a real challenge.
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04/12/2016 12:55:47 PM
nice sharpness, would be a tough challenge to enter and think a vawendy squirrel would probably win. Like this image overall.
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04/11/2016 07:09:09 PM
Great idea! You captured the bird very well. I like the high key exposure on the rest of the photograph and this would definitely make for a good contest in the future. This is definitely one of my top picks in this contest.
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