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Challenge: Wildlife V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Oct 31, 2010
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2010

[Nov. 6th, 2010 04:24:33 PM]

7.28 on Saturday at 4pm. I think this has been the longest challenge in DPC history? It feels like it's been about 2.5 weeks so far. :)

I wanted to get something other than seagulls or backyard birds for this challenge, so I drove out to the Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge. It's about 3 hours from here. I absolutely adore egrets, and they were all over the place! I hadn't seen snowy egrets before, only the great egrets. This little guy is a snowy egret. Instead of just waiting patiently and snapping at a fish, he would run all over the place, sometimes with his head tilted to the side, and then go after the fish. Tons of energy!

It was a wonderful day -- but it was around 1 in the afternoon, so the lighting was a challenge, at times.

If you're interested, here are other shots from the afternoon -- I'm really excited about them. :D

chincoteague

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oh my!!! I never thought a blue. never, never, never! There were some spectacular photos in here. I am so incredibly excited -- thanks everyone!!!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.3133
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.1702
Avg (non-participants): 7.3786
Views since voting: 4918
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 150
Comments: 61
Favorites: 10 (view)


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04/07/2011 01:51:46 AM
These little snowy egrets are really fun to watch when they are fishing. If the water is deeper, they swoop along dragging their feet in the water to bring up the fish. In shallower water, they jump and run along like this with their wings out when feeding. I don't know if they are looking for the fish to run because of their wings being out, or if they are shading the water so that they can see better. In any case, it's a show to see. You snagged the action perfectly with this one.
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11/14/2010 03:14:46 PM
Really fine. I also enjoyed the full set on flicker some of which seemed at least as good as your blue ribboner.
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11/13/2010 03:35:30 AM
Gorgeous shot! Congratulations!!!
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11/12/2010 01:39:17 PM
I love it so well done Congratulations
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11/10/2010 09:47:46 AM
Fabulous!! Huge Congrats..
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11/10/2010 09:22:14 AM
HUGE Congrats , Wendy- spectacular shot !!!!
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11/10/2010 07:23:42 AM
What a killer shot!! I guess I can forget about the VA Wildlife contest, eh? This is fantastic. A big congrats. --Rick
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11/10/2010 01:03:14 AM
Congratulations, Wendy. Fantastic shot.
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11/09/2010 08:15:56 PM
Way to go Wendy, congratulations this is well deserved..
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11/09/2010 05:01:20 PM
Wow!!!! The BLUE, Wendy!!!! Fantastic. Oh joy. Congrats.
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11/09/2010 03:50:30 PM
Congrats Wendy! I've been gone and just now getting a look at the winners. Well deserved; this is gorgeous.
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11/09/2010 03:12:50 PM
congratulations Wendy, beautiful shot, and the score is great!
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11/09/2010 12:56:59 PM
Congrats ,superb image.
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11/09/2010 10:22:24 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and the beautiful image!!!
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11/09/2010 07:22:41 AM
Congratulations on the blue Wendy. Great capture!
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11/09/2010 02:31:33 AM
What beautiful creature, congrats!
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11/08/2010 11:35:32 PM
See? as I predicted. Congratulations on your blue!
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11/08/2010 09:04:48 PM
Wow, fantastic shot.The lighting, and the detail are just incredible,you have captured this perfectly, congrats on the blue!
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11/08/2010 06:44:55 PM
Awesome capture! Wonderful sense of action and excellent clarity in the details!
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11/08/2010 06:22:20 PM
this is incredible! please explain how you managed to darken the background so much...
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11/08/2010 05:23:50 PM
Congrates Wendy on your Blue. Beautiful capture. :)
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11/08/2010 04:16:52 PM
Congrats on the Blue Wendy! Beautiful image!
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11/08/2010 03:03:20 PM
Not only a Blue - but no 1's 2's or 3's !! That's almost like another ribbon in itself :- )

Terrific shot - well deserving of 1st place
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11/08/2010 02:40:41 PM
Finally a blue ribbon I whole heartedly agree with congratulations.
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11/08/2010 02:39:43 PM
Well done on the blue!
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11/08/2010 02:28:38 PM
Congrats Wendy....beautiful image!!!
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11/08/2010 01:51:39 PM
I gave it a ten, knowing how hard one has to work for a good animal pic. I am honored to be part of the great photographers on this site.

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11/08/2010 01:44:26 PM
What a beutiful capture, and I love the entire portfolio as well. Congrats on a blue ribbon, well deserved for sure!
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11/08/2010 09:03:52 AM
well, surprise....surprise....Congrats Wendy...this is superb for sure
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11/08/2010 07:28:58 AM
How wonderful that your effort paid off with so many good photos, so much fun, and a ribbon to top it off. Congratulations!
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11/08/2010 07:26:37 AM
GREAT JOB! Congrats.
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11/08/2010 07:19:16 AM
Congrats on the well deserved BLUE!!
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11/08/2010 06:47:06 AM
Love these birds congrats on your win!! Awesome capture.
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11/08/2010 06:40:06 AM
Absolutely beautiful capture Wendy. Your photographic skills have really grown in bounds and leaps since you joined here.
I been watching you ;)
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11/08/2010 06:32:31 AM
WOOHOOOO Wendy! What a great shot and I love the exuberance you caught here :-) Huge congrats on the blue!!
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11/08/2010 04:08:34 AM
Congratulations!!! But after further review: NOT a seagull! Back to the drawing board for you. Better luck next time. ; )
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11/08/2010 02:39:42 AM
So wonderful Wendy !!! Huge Congrats on the ribbon for such a beautiful shot.
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11/08/2010 02:30:21 AM
I wish I would have voted,I would have given it a 10 too! I LOVE that shot! And many of the others!
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11/08/2010 02:08:22 AM
Congratulations - a very well deserved blue.
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11/08/2010 01:41:12 AM
how stunning wendy .. congrats on the blue, second place on your profile page and such an amazing wildlife shot .. :)
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11/08/2010 01:40:41 AM
Another killer bird entry from you! Have you considered changing your screen name to VaBirdLady or something like that?
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11/08/2010 01:01:43 AM
Great score! congratulations!
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11/08/2010 12:21:04 AM
Bloody good Wendy and well deserved blue
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11/08/2010 12:15:38 AM
OH Wendy!!! Congrats to you on this beautifully timed image! Go Wendy Go!
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11/08/2010 12:13:56 AM
Well, there ya go, teammate! 'Grats on yet another blue :-)
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11/08/2010 12:13:09 AM
Well at least I've got good taste!!! I just love loved this ... Congratulations!!! ( if you don't need one of those 10's would you mind sending it back to me??) LOL
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11/08/2010 12:11:56 AM
Perfect challenge for you to ribbon in.
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11/08/2010 12:10:46 AM
Ooooh, look at the time on my comment - my last second 10 mighta put you on top. :-)
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11/08/2010 12:03:50 AM
Go Wendy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2010 11:59:37 PM
Sweeet!
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11/07/2010 08:33:45 PM
Blue ribbon!
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11/07/2010 07:44:45 PM
Terrific capture! Love that pose :-)
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11/07/2010 06:29:58 PM
Apt title! Good detail on the whites and the picture is sharp. I would've preferred some more negative space on the right and bottom so that the bird looks at a point inside the picture. My top 10 for this challenge.
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11/07/2010 10:44:01 AM
Truly beautiful
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11/06/2010 10:32:27 AM
Nicely done.
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11/05/2010 02:59:42 PM
Beautiful composition,one of my favorites
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11/04/2010 05:12:47 PM
nice shot- top 5
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11/03/2010 11:32:40 AM
Nice shot, good quality, 7.
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11/03/2010 05:58:00 AM
Beautiful shot :)
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11/01/2010 03:32:52 PM
Surely a Ribbon winner !!
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11/01/2010 01:49:52 AM
What a gorgeous image in this style, probably in top 5 for sure
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