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Challenge: Out of Balance (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Jan 8, 2011
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2011

So my choices were this one and

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I the other was out of balance because of the bird looking out of the frame and the extra space below.

I felt this one was out of balance because of all the negative space to the left. I thought this one was more out of balance, my son thought the other was more out of balance. In other words, both would probably do poorly. My daughter think it looks too freaky and doesn't like it. :)

We'll see what happens.

[Jan. 13th, 2011 02:37:23 AM]

6.8?! How awesomely cool! 75 votes -- I guess there's still time for it to drop, but I hope not. :D

I wasn't going to enter this challenge, because we were leaving for England the next day. But it snowed. We don't get snow often in Virginia, and I love taking pictures of birds in the snow. :)

But since I didn't have time to really take a shot, I just shot through the back door glass (dog nose prints and all) luckily, the dog nose prints didn't show. :D

My kids thought the bird was too freaky looking and thought I should enter the other one. The cardinal was just puffing up for a moment and then she went back to her normal look. I thought it was fun catching her with her "morning hair."

We're in a B&B in Stratford-Upon-Avon at the moment. We'll be home with this challenge finishes. I thought there were some excellent shots in this challenge! (drat. :)

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Blue?! Thanks everyone!!

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01/24/2011 04:40:50 PM
Oh Wendy! A belated congrats on your latest front page winner! Oh my...he looks so awkward and disheveled! Perfect for this challenge! Well done!
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01/23/2011 11:15:15 PM
What a lovely photo--love the clarity of subject against the bokeh--congratulations!
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01/23/2011 02:41:29 AM
Funny looking little feller. Congratz on the blue.
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01/21/2011 02:40:53 PM
Congrats on the win!
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01/21/2011 02:31:12 PM
Comment as requested.... you definitely chose the right image for this challenge :-)
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01/21/2011 01:03:27 PM
Fantastic shot, the detail and bokeh are just amazing, congrats on the blue!
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01/19/2011 06:30:34 AM
Way to go, girl. Great capture.
--Rick
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01/18/2011 11:53:32 PM
Nice shot a cute bird and congrats on the blue ribbon.
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Earl Nunes
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01/18/2011 11:50:47 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/17/2011 04:35:36 PM
congratz !!!
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01/17/2011 03:15:24 PM
congrats, Wendy! Beautiful tones, and definitely unbalanced... in my interpretation, at least :)
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01/17/2011 02:24:38 PM
This is hilarious - s/he looks sooo pathetic!
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01/17/2011 11:09:42 AM
Way to Go on the Blue!!!
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01/17/2011 09:22:15 AM
Definately the right one I would say. Love bird shots and I thought this might be yours. Congrats.
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01/17/2011 08:59:59 AM
Congratulations Wendy!! Wonderful shot!
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01/17/2011 08:53:40 AM
well, congrats to you Wendy!!! great picture
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01/17/2011 08:01:45 AM
I should have known this was yours. Congrats - it's just fab.
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01/17/2011 07:08:12 AM
Nice shot Wendy
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01/17/2011 06:19:08 AM
This is a beautiful image. Please tell me whereis the unbalance. It is not 1/3 rule
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01/17/2011 04:17:02 AM
Congratulations! You are getting a lot of mileage out of that wood! Great shot.
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01/17/2011 03:04:40 AM
Congrats with an awesome image and the ribbon Wendy.
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01/17/2011 01:29:52 AM
Congratulations Wendy, great shot! That's a cute little friend you got there, he looks so surprised by the snow :)
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01/17/2011 12:51:20 AM
Such an awesome image. Congrats on your blue, Wendy. You REALLY have a way with birds - both balanced and not.
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01/17/2011 12:43:55 AM
Congrats and well done Wendy.
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01/17/2011 12:40:01 AM
You choose the right one and a Blue Ribbon Congratulations
Both shots are really good This is a cute little bird
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01/17/2011 12:28:27 AM
You shouldn't be surprised. This is delightful! Congrats!
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01/17/2011 12:06:14 AM
Oh! ! CONGRATS, WENDY!!!
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01/17/2011 12:04:58 AM
Whoo Whoo Look at you!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Besides being a great photo, it makes me laugh every time I see it!!
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01/17/2011 12:04:14 AM
Thought this looked like one of yours. Woo-hoo! Another killer bird shot!
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01/17/2011 12:02:24 AM
Way to go Wendy, Woo Hoo!!! Congrats on the blue. He's a cute little critter.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2011 10:39:24 PM
So... out of balance... and so cute... with great bokeh. 8
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01/16/2011 07:02:07 PM
Aw, poor little thing! Doesn't look too sure of its perch, either.
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01/15/2011 07:35:08 PM
Great capture. I love the amount of details in the snow and the feathers.
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01/14/2011 11:46:30 PM
Unbalanced but I am not sure it is effective ie. that the left counter-balances the bird, very nice photo though, 6
On the third pass - it is balanced! I just realized the snow is more prominent on the left and white is very noticeable. Up to 7
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01/13/2011 10:42:28 PM
Beautiful image, gets a 10 from me.
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01/13/2011 08:20:33 PM
So cute!!
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01/12/2011 01:12:37 PM
You did it! Beautiful clarity, lovely colors, and definitely out of balance and effective.
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01/12/2011 08:20:21 AM
great perspective and that is one funny lookin bird!
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01/10/2011 08:18:51 AM
Oh I adore this!!!!!
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01/10/2011 03:13:23 AM
nice bokeh, cute bird, well composed
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01/10/2011 01:55:16 AM
AWWWWW, how sweet! Looks like he's waiting for his treat.
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01/10/2011 12:37:03 AM
Funny,Great out of Balance shot, and just cute to boot!
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01/10/2011 12:17:31 AM
this will do well. Love it 8
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