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Challenge: Golden Ratio (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Date: Nov 7, 2011
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2011

Thanks to everyone that took the time to vote and leave a comment.

Wow, a very nice surprise to get a ribbon. I'm amazed at how close it was between this and Janine's shot (which I thought was fantastic.)

Sort of a last minute decision to enter this challenge. I was a bit stumped all week and didn't have any ideas of what to do so on my last chance before the challenge deadline, I took a walk to the cemetery near my place to see what I could get. There were a lot of birds this day and because it was late afternoon, the sun lit them nicely. A lot of people feed these birds so it's pretty easy to get decently close; I was about 8 feet away from this one.

Here's an outtake...I liked this one too but even though there was a nice spiral movement in it, the background seemed too distracting. I'm glad I went with the one I did.
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.9928
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.6111
Avg (non-participants): 7.2381
Views since voting: 3308
Views during voting: 257
Votes: 138
Comments: 32
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/20/2011 09:08:01 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! Great application of the golden ratio. Beautiful image!
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11/18/2011 01:00:54 AM
Terrific image and score!
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11/17/2011 03:03:08 AM
Mark, it's a wonderful 2011 for you! This image is great, congrats!
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11/16/2011 11:37:00 PM
Excellent, congratulations Mark.
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11/16/2011 03:25:03 PM
Very interesting image, quite different than the rest of the top finishers. Glad it did well for you, Mark!
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11/16/2011 02:06:05 PM
WTG Mark! Congrats on a great image!!
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11/16/2011 12:02:29 PM
This is adorable, and how lucky you are to have happened upon such a fantastic moment. Congratulations!
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11/16/2011 10:41:01 AM
Superb shot, Congratulations.
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11/16/2011 09:36:41 AM
Mark...congrats to you!!! Wonderful picture...and a perfect example of the GR!! And you are right...it was ClOSe!!!! So watch out next time...lol. Stunning Picture...very well done!!!
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11/16/2011 04:36:49 AM
Unique and well executed shot. Congrats on the ribbon.
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11/16/2011 04:13:03 AM
You were robbed, shame everyone needed it so obvious with the spirals, I thought the challenge was golden rule not a visual representation of fib's curve. Great shot love the position and DOF
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11/16/2011 02:53:50 AM
thanks folks for the nice comments, i really appreciate them.

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11/16/2011 01:44:24 AM
Very nice Mark...congrats
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11/16/2011 01:17:22 AM
Beautiful image. Great work Mark!
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11/16/2011 12:18:38 AM
Congrats to you both, lol, on the ribbon! Such a cool shot!
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11/16/2011 12:14:04 AM
Cool shot! And congrats on your ribbon too :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2011 11:22:05 PM
Great timing. Good job on getting the bird in the narrow sharpness zone.
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11/15/2011 10:43:14 PM
Unusual and great capture.
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11/15/2011 09:33:35 PM
beautiful dof
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11/15/2011 07:02:42 AM
wonderful capture, perfect DOF and such detail on the bird, good luck
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11/14/2011 05:22:40 PM
9 love it, make that a 10 after going through all photos
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11/14/2011 04:08:59 PM
Terrific capture, Great dof, beautiful colours- my favourite!
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11/14/2011 11:32:08 AM
Nice!
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11/13/2011 08:47:51 AM
Wonderfully captured. The bits of red really pop.
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11/13/2011 07:12:50 AM
exquisite
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11/13/2011 07:12:24 AM
Brilliant!
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11/12/2011 04:40:33 PM
This is amazing.
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11/10/2011 07:53:12 PM
Very nice postprocessing
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11/09/2011 09:22:24 PM
This is wonderful.
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11/09/2011 06:45:00 PM
Lovely. Great bokeh, nice bright colour on the finch and nicely sharp on it's face too. Fantastic, one of my top picks.
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11/09/2011 04:55:28 PM
Nice blur.
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11/09/2011 01:26:58 AM
So adorable, love e.thing about this. TOp 10 or ribbon for sure.
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