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Challenge: Birds In Flight (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Mar 19, 2011
Aperture: f4
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/8000
Galleries: Black and White, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2011

[Mar. 27th, 2011 09:44:27 AM]

This has been such an exciting week! I was actually at 8.36 after 11 votes. I've never had such an incredible start before!

Thanks for all the awesome feedback! I still have 2.5 days to go. This has to be the longest week ever. :D
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Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 110
Avg (all users): 7.6076
Avg (commenters): 8.9524
Avg (participants): 7.3438
Avg (non-participants): 7.7052
Views since voting: 6375
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 237
Comments: 91
Favorites: 14 (view)


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01/14/2013 06:52:42 PM
Wow, that's one incredible shot, Wendy.
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04/13/2011 06:02:54 PM
Beautiful detail! congrats on blue!
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04/05/2011 02:38:18 PM
Very belated congrats on the blue Wendy! Love how the gull is looking at you.
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04/05/2011 01:26:15 PM
Great shot Wendy! Excellent details. Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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04/04/2011 09:11:36 PM
One word...stunning! In every respect! Very well done and beautiful image.
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04/03/2011 05:30:03 PM
AMMAAAAAAZING PHOTO!!!
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04/02/2011 08:17:05 AM
Awesome catch Wendy! The pose is great, the focus, spot on! The processing may be the best part of this image. Congrats!
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04/01/2011 10:43:17 PM
Amazing.
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04/01/2011 08:14:52 PM
Seagulls are one of the most common birds seen on all coasts and probably the most photographed and under-rated.

They were my mother's favorite bird and my brother even had an oil paining of one done for her (years ago, she has long since passed) because we could never find a photo that showed them in all their beauty.

I probably have about 20 of them in my collection and some I am quite proud of and others are just close up of head shots with the sunlight making their beaks glow.

I even did a rather extensive search to find the perfect shot of a seagull that would show them as equal to any bird that flies - nothing ever really stood out until this shot.

I have no idea how Wendy ever got the feathers to show in such amazing detail, the bird to look at her just at that perfect moment, the sky to compliment all the tonal range in the bird but I have no doubt if there was ever a global competition to photograph a seagull this one would win first prize. The only other photographer I found who would come close is a woman called Mindy Dick. Her shots also tell a story. She might come in second.

Message edited by author 2011-04-01 20:15:37.
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04/01/2011 06:37:44 PM
really was a spectacular shot. Well deserved blue.
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04/01/2011 02:39:04 PM
congrats Wendy, you are the queen of birds!
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04/01/2011 07:10:39 AM
Congrats on the blue and PB, Wendy. Kinda hard to outdo yourself when you're always great :-)
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03/31/2011 11:54:05 PM
WOW! Congrats on the Blue! Fabulous capture!
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03/31/2011 05:28:17 PM
Congratulations on an AWESOME Photograph!! This was one of my picks for I think it's Wendy's! LOL
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03/31/2011 11:53:12 AM
Congratulations to you.
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03/31/2011 11:25:39 AM
Excellent shot, well done
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03/31/2011 08:05:58 AM
Awesome shot mate. Love the clarity. You must have been fairly close with such a short lens. Well done.
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03/31/2011 03:19:33 AM
Congrats! I guess you can cross off one of your 2011 goals, right? This is one of the best seagull shots ever.
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03/30/2011 07:10:43 PM
Outstanding, congratulations on the blue!!
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03/30/2011 02:34:32 PM
Wendy, congrats on the blue!! Fantastic image!!!
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03/30/2011 01:48:08 PM
Beautiful shot, I always love your comments. This is well deserved
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03/30/2011 12:57:41 PM
Beautiful.... congratulations!!
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03/30/2011 12:50:13 PM
Splendid, just splendid.
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03/30/2011 12:32:28 PM
Gorgeous shot Wendy. I love how you captured the details in the white areas. Congrats on the blue!
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03/30/2011 12:27:15 PM
Cool pose. It's like the bird is talking to us. Fantastic score! Big congrats on your new PB!
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03/30/2011 12:22:32 PM
Wow!! This is stunning! Great Job!!
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03/30/2011 12:02:33 PM
Great shot and great score! Congrats, Wendy!
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03/30/2011 12:01:58 PM
Absolutely stunning! Congrats with well deserved blue!
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03/30/2011 11:47:41 AM
Fantastic! Congrats on yet another ribbon!
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03/30/2011 11:46:05 AM
Wendy! Congrats on the Blue, awesome score and PB!!!

Raj
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03/30/2011 11:03:25 AM
Congrats Wendy on the blue with just an incredible image. Great work!
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03/30/2011 10:38:21 AM
Outstanding Wendy! Congrats.
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03/30/2011 09:48:08 AM
Oh YAY! Congrats, this image is stunningly perfect to my eyes :-)
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03/30/2011 09:37:21 AM
So deserving of the prize !!! Congratulations Wendy
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03/30/2011 09:36:34 AM
Wendy, so glad to see you blue with this one! Was definitely one of my faves! Did you use any Detail on this or is it straight out of camera? Beautiful and well done!!
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03/30/2011 08:28:27 AM
Congratulations! This really is a great shot caught at just the right moment.
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03/30/2011 08:11:17 AM
I am not at all surprised to see this with a shiny blue ribbon attached! Congrats, Wendy :-)
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03/30/2011 06:28:31 AM
This sure got my 10! This is the most impressive bird image I have seen in a long time. Congratulations on your Blue.
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03/30/2011 06:22:58 AM
A well deserved 1st place. Congrats Wendy.
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03/30/2011 06:05:17 AM
Congrats to my fab bird photog in DPC. WONDERFUL SHOT !!! Well deserved.
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03/30/2011 04:44:48 AM
Great detail, wonderful image. ((Hugs)) and congrats on that beautiful blue ribbon and your new PB.
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03/30/2011 04:05:13 AM
Yay you got your blue with a sea gull
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03/30/2011 03:17:21 AM
Congrats Wendy!!! Super dooper shot well deserved
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03/30/2011 02:26:27 AM
Oh please... :)
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03/30/2011 02:20:51 AM
.. and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air - thanks for this little bit of magic on a dull tues English morning :)
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03/30/2011 01:38:22 AM
Amazing capture! Congratulations!!!
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03/30/2011 01:34:41 AM
A huge congrats to ya, Wendy!
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03/30/2011 01:33:12 AM
Well shucks, looks like you got yourself that seagull ribbon! Congrats!
Knew this one was yours, that's why I was asking you about your score. I had an inkling this was going to do well ;-)
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03/30/2011 01:24:05 AM
What more to say than what already has been said ...well done Wendy! Congratulations.
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03/30/2011 01:12:22 AM
Outstanding shot Wendy. I don't vote that many 10s, but this got one from me. Congrats.
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03/30/2011 12:50:25 AM
Ya, this is cool...
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03/30/2011 12:41:51 AM
Good job on the well deserved blue. Birds are your category and you shined in this one.
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03/30/2011 12:32:14 AM
congrats wendy on another amazing bird photograph, the blue and a pb .. awesome .. :)
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03/30/2011 12:28:33 AM
Congrats! What an awesome shot! The details - the high key editing - B&W with great tones - and to top it all off the perfect composition. Well done!
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03/30/2011 12:27:51 AM
A ribbon for you in a birds challenge, what a surprise! I expected no less!
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03/30/2011 12:19:07 AM
Look at you! A blue ribbon and a personal best. Congratulations on this great image.
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03/30/2011 12:15:13 AM
Way to go, Wendy! And you got your 7.6! I'm so happy for you and your prized seagull :) Thanks for chewing your nails with me all week :)
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03/30/2011 12:11:40 AM
All I'm going to say is I told you so.
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03/30/2011 12:08:11 AM
So a new PB and you've met your goal of ribboning with a seagull. Now what? (By the way, I can't find pigeons easily around here and folks said I should shoot seagulls - we have those by the gallons. But I said I couldn't - those are Wendy's.)
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03/30/2011 12:05:20 AM
Congratulations on the blue and a new PB. Wonderful shot.
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03/30/2011 12:04:54 AM
Congrats, you finally got that gull ribbon, and it's blue too!
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03/30/2011 12:04:46 AM
There ya go! What'd I tell ya? Now, personal best with a seagull, finally beat my ribboning gulls :-)
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03/30/2011 12:04:42 AM
Congrats to you Wendy!!! You are awesome!
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03/30/2011 12:04:10 AM
Congrats...I had a feeling this was your. Great job! It was one of my favorites.
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03/30/2011 12:03:57 AM
Cross off that gull ribbon! Nice shot!
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03/30/2011 12:02:45 AM
Well done Wendy....my pick all the way on this one :)
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03/30/2011 12:02:17 AM
ha ha! see I told you! Way to go! and you got your 7.6 too!
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03/30/2011 12:02:09 AM
Gratz on the lovely shot and Ribbon Wendy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2011 09:25:24 PM
This is such a beautiful image. It was obviously aware of your presence and the pose is wonderful. However, itís the high key effect that makes this one of my top picks. Well done!
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03/29/2011 06:32:21 PM
Best of challenge, by far. Added to my favs.
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03/28/2011 10:25:47 PM
i hope!!!!Blue ribbon!!! 10
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03/28/2011 02:52:28 PM
A wonderful black and white and a very good framing
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03/27/2011 04:12:32 PM
Best of show. Great capture of action and the birds glance at the photographer. Love the composition and the processing.
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03/27/2011 02:00:28 PM
Like the wings of an angle, very impressive!!!
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03/26/2011 05:47:19 PM
Beautiful capture, one of my favourites.
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03/26/2011 08:10:59 AM
Great processing, fantastic image
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03/25/2011 11:55:45 PM
Brilliant
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03/25/2011 07:49:00 PM
wow that's some detail!
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03/25/2011 08:25:10 AM
Very nice details and contrast. B&W is a good choice.
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03/24/2011 11:21:21 PM
Oh yeah - 10
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03/24/2011 04:23:42 PM
Awesome shot, nice composition too. If this doesn't win a ribbon i'll be very surprised.
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03/24/2011 11:51:33 AM
The crisp detail and extension of those wings carry a strong impact. 7
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03/24/2011 09:34:09 AM
Ah, beautiful wing position. I love that the subject is looking to its side towards the photographer. "What's that? You're taking my picture? Of course you are! I'm gorgeous!"
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03/24/2011 08:55:48 AM
Incredible detail-Ten!
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03/23/2011 11:12:12 PM
Gorgeous! Black and White is great for this shot! Love the wings like that and that the bird is looking this way. Very nice! 10
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03/23/2011 08:59:45 PM
This is really an excellent image. The composition is fantastic and that's nicely highlighted by the bird looking in your direction for the shot. It also makes a nice black and white, and would be even stronger if the background was a bit darker to really set the bird off against it. This photo is one of my top ten in this challenge... good luck :)
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03/23/2011 06:29:59 PM
that is if you got the bird to pose
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03/23/2011 06:17:59 PM
I love how the bird is looking right at the viewer. Nice detail and the tone is beautiful.
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03/23/2011 11:28:09 AM
Gorgeous composition and detail. Must have been taken by Mary Poppins because it is practically perfect in every way :-)
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03/23/2011 09:33:03 AM
Outstanding. The only question is what colour ribbon this will end up with.
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03/23/2011 01:18:09 AM
Perfect pose from your model!
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