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Challenge: Life & Death (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Jul 28, 2009
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2009

tried a shot of my son and my husband in the cemetery -- ghosting my son, but it didn't work out well enough.

[Aug. 2nd, 2009 07:21:30 PM]

Here's the attempt [thumb]811116[/thumb]. I liked the idea, but since the only light was from the car headlights, everything seemed flat. Also, I didn't care for the shadows it created. It was fun, though, and my son was creeped out being in the graveyard at 10:30 at night. He was sure that we were going to get into trouble.

Anyway, the bird is a mockingbird. He/she is collecting to feed one or more babies. I can hear the babies chirping in the trees.
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Wow!! a 2nd! The voting process was so exciting, I thought maybe I'd get in the top 10, but really didn't think I had a chance for a ribbon! Thanks everyone!

By the way, he/she was definitely collecting to feed a baby. I saw where she went to feed. the shots are hand held at the end of my 100-400 range, but they're still fun. The baby is so demanding!

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.4696
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 6.3913
Avg (non-participants): 6.4810
Views since voting: 5006
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 181
Comments: 29
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/07/2009 06:40:13 PM
Congrats Wendy!!! A great image and a well deserved ribbon.
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08/06/2009 01:48:41 AM
Congrats Wendy! I really like the one with your hubby and son too.
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08/05/2009 07:58:09 PM
Big congratulations Wendy!! Beautiful clarity and great capture.
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08/05/2009 03:55:44 PM
Nice work - I love how his eyes just pop off the screen. Congratulations on your red!!
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08/05/2009 02:52:52 PM
Great work Wendy! So why are you a TSer again? :-)
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08/05/2009 12:30:18 PM
You and your birdie buddies! Congrats Wendy!
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08/05/2009 12:05:49 PM
I'm going to start calling you the bird woman :) Congrats!
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08/05/2009 10:53:34 AM
Congrats on second! I love this!
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08/05/2009 09:41:15 AM
Wow Wendy...great job...this is an excellent shot..
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08/05/2009 09:32:17 AM
Fabulous, Wendy! Your award winning birds strike again :) CONGRATULATIONS!
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08/05/2009 08:54:13 AM
I'm so excited for you!!! Congrats! (this is an amazing shot)
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08/05/2009 08:46:46 AM
congrats and you don't suck :-)
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08/05/2009 05:22:29 AM
well done and congratulations
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08/05/2009 03:30:21 AM
Well done, Wendy. Huge congrats on your ribbon!
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08/05/2009 03:23:49 AM
Yep, think you've got this DPC thing figured out now! Congrats!
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08/05/2009 02:55:00 AM
huge congrats on a well earned ribbon .. brilliant shot .. :)
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08/05/2009 01:47:04 AM
well done Wendy, yet another ribbon eh... great shot and well deserved
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08/05/2009 01:38:06 AM
Beautiful capture
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08/05/2009 12:58:20 AM
Congrats, Wendy! Good decision... My 10.
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08/05/2009 12:26:09 AM
There ya' go again!
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08/05/2009 12:08:17 AM
Your bird shots are always so awesome. Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/05/2009 12:07:58 AM
Congrats!!! Excellent work!!!
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08/05/2009 12:03:51 AM
WHAT A SHOT !!!! HUGE CONGRATS Wendy , love it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2009 06:27:49 PM
Great capture, beautiful detail, great composition, clean background... in many ways a perfect capture ... and yet it doesn't thrill me in the way some bird photography does. Perhaps it's that black background, maybe there's part of me that feels more lifted when I see a more natural environmental backdrop that places the bird in context? I'm not sure. On the other hand, it's an image I'd be pleased as punch with, had I taken it myself!
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07/31/2009 10:35:34 AM
Perfect expression of the life/death cycle
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07/30/2009 10:48:05 AM
Very nice photo. Very clear and the colors are good. I see this as a hunter and hunted subject though.
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07/29/2009 10:20:44 PM
Cool composition.
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07/29/2009 09:28:19 PM
simple and beautiful shot. super crisp and clear..great PP to bring out the details...
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07/29/2009 07:08:51 AM
nice mocker
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