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Herring Gulls, Orchard Beach
3rd PlaceHerring Gulls, Orchard Beach
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Challenge: Wildlife V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Location: Warwick, RI
Date: Oct 30, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2010

I've been trying to ribbon with seagulls for years. I guess a 7+ and honorable mention is a good showing, but SO close.... :-(

Late DQ, and a ribbon is mine. That's 4 this year, all yellows. Thanks, Penny, for pushing me hard :-)

This is a very substantial crop, it was a grabshot with the 100mm macro lens. Gotta love the 5D smoothness...

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.1361
Avg (commenters): 8.8333
Avg (participants): 7.1915
Avg (non-participants): 7.1100
Views since voting: 2878
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 147
Comments: 32
Favorites: 0


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11/15/2010 11:39:56 AM
what a fantastic capture!!!
huge congrats on the ribbon
that makes 2 yellows in a row!
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11/14/2010 11:45:40 PM
Wow - a lucky break! Congrats Robert!
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11/14/2010 07:50:02 PM
i'll bet you could be making some money with this one. nice.
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11/14/2010 04:10:23 PM
This is a beautiful ballet. Great shot Robert.
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11/14/2010 04:03:59 PM
So ... I had indeed underestimated your gulls at 4th pick. Sorry bout that! This might be the first time ever that one of my top picks got a real ribbon as opposed to the contrarian type. Congrats, Robert.
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11/14/2010 03:18:10 PM
Aha. The smoothness of the 5d? No credit to the gull choreographer? Nice yellow, very nice.
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11/09/2010 08:31:34 PM
Congrats Bear! I think this is great.
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11/09/2010 02:08:46 PM
I was at 7, which was top four place from me. I thought it was the Thunderbirds.
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11/09/2010 12:59:19 PM
Nice pair,Congrats.
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11/09/2010 06:19:21 AM
Great capture AND a ribbon to boot.. Must admit I was a bit peeved you knocked me down to 9th - and I see your comment on my photo as something of a challenge Sir!
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11/08/2010 11:40:01 PM
Interesting! it's like a nature's air show. Great timing!
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11/08/2010 09:54:59 PM
BEEEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on total nature photography perfection!
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11/08/2010 08:14:08 AM
What great timing. Love the details too. Congrats on the HM!
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11/08/2010 07:18:37 AM
what a fantastic capture - and love the detail you have in here as well
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11/08/2010 02:04:29 AM
Great showing! You know, I look at this and think of my little brother back in the day, out and about, just wandering.
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11/08/2010 12:27:29 AM
Oh Puppy Bear...4th place?!!! Jason will be jealous you took his spot! Unusual composition and beautiful detail in the feathers!
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11/08/2010 12:14:07 AM
Another of my top fav's!! Congratulations!! This is spectacular!
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11/08/2010 12:08:20 AM
Wow. 4th with a pair of winged rats. Not bad!
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11/08/2010 12:05:55 AM
whoo hoo!! Congrats on the HM!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2010 08:16:01 PM
AWESOME SHOT!
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11/07/2010 07:42:20 PM
Great pose and I love the backlighting.
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11/06/2010 11:50:06 AM
What are they herring?

Man that was bad. Lack of sleep. Excellent shot. Composition is truly great, lovely tones, and excellent detail in the feathers. Perfectly exposed as well. Nice job.
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11/05/2010 06:42:15 PM
A very impressive wildlife image. My favorite in the challenge. 10
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11/05/2010 12:10:49 AM
Superb positioning, and excellent detail.
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11/04/2010 10:48:13 PM
WOW just WOW what a Awesome capture!!!
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11/04/2010 05:12:21 PM
should be a ribbon- great shot
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11/04/2010 12:53:59 AM
Guessing this is Robert's due to the comma. Wonderful light, excellent detail, and no idea how you got them both in focus. Nice pas de deux or however that is expressed.
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11/04/2010 12:36:22 AM
I like the symetry (sp?), clarity and how they look like they are on patrol, or a mission. Great capture! 9
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11/03/2010 11:05:34 AM
Great capture, and editing on this, 7.
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11/03/2010 09:59:51 AM
Lovely shot. Nice harmony here in this comp and take you got
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11/01/2010 09:37:07 PM
WOW, Great shot!! 10 from me!!
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11/01/2010 08:58:43 AM
Excellent capture. The symmetry between the birds really make this photograph. Outstanding detail in the feathers. One of my top photos of the challenge.
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