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Challenge: Birds In Flight (Basic Editing)
Collection: Creatures
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Mar 19, 2011
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 19, 2011

Some will dislike this tone mapped treatment. I really like it; particularly the way it has turned the background trees into a more abstract backdrop.

I was frustrated by this being a 'Basic Editing' challenge and this treatment allowed me to do something interesting within the confines of the rules.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 114
Avg (all users): 6.8957
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.5082
Avg (non-participants): 7.0355
Views since voting: 2141
Views during voting: 457
Votes: 230
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3 (view)


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04/01/2011 07:12:48 AM
Congrats, Paul. Stellar work, as usual.
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03/30/2011 11:44:49 PM
beautiful! The bird is great but I actually like the background more than the bird :)
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03/30/2011 01:22:44 PM
Fabulous shot! Love the background.
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03/30/2011 12:04:52 PM
Great shot. Well done of lessening the background.
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03/30/2011 11:48:59 AM
Great processing on this! great capture
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03/30/2011 12:18:11 AM
I really love it! And I know what you mean about being frustrated by the basic editing. I wanted SO BAD to make my sky layer a lower exposure than my bird so some pretty clouds that were there that day would show up. But this turned out amazing!

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03/30/2011 12:08:17 AM
This and Sandy's were the shots that worried me the most!! Awesome shot! Congrats on the HM. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2011 11:50:20 PM
love that bokeh. wonderful capture.
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03/29/2011 06:31:02 PM
Great capture - one of my two top picks. 10
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03/28/2011 09:47:05 AM
truly stunning. Wonderful capture! :) (not voting, just commenting)
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03/27/2011 07:25:37 AM
I can see the jesses on the bird's legs, so know this is a captive individual.
Even so, the composition is great.
It's a shame the background doesn't contrast more with the subject, as the bird would become a greater star of the show.
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03/25/2011 09:59:22 PM
Seems like sharpening mask was set too high for my taste. Also, would have been nicer with some eye shine. Something about the color seems artificial -- perhaps an artifact of the sharpening used.
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03/25/2011 07:49:05 PM
that's amazing. Love it.
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03/24/2011 09:13:39 PM
It's an interesting shot. I think the bird could stand out a bit more from the BG. Seeing the tether on it's ankle changes the context of the shot.
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03/24/2011 09:30:25 AM
Looks like a Nat Geo cover to me. The pose, the action, the bokeh, the beautiful detail on the subject. I love it.
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03/23/2011 07:22:52 PM
I really like the the bird...at first glance it reminded me of a bat the way it is hunched. Additionally, I like the blues adn browns together. The only thing I would have to say is your background seems busy and it is competing with your main subject.
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03/23/2011 06:27:42 PM
a top finisher
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03/23/2011 10:19:36 AM
nifty busy background
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03/23/2011 09:36:27 AM
Great shot, but judging by the tethers on the legs I'm guessing a bird show shot. That reduces the 'degree of difficulty' just a little IMO. Awesome focus on the head tho.
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03/23/2011 01:08:42 AM
Interesting mid-air form on this one.
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