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Challenge: Free Study 2012-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Hungary
Date: May 19, 2012
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2012

European Bee-eater landing on tree. In the beak is one dragonfly.

Place: 2 out of 273
Avg (all users): 7.4844
Avg (commenters): 8.5294
Avg (participants): 7.4468
Avg (non-participants): 7.5882
Views since voting: 3045
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 128
Comments: 43
Favorites: 12 (view)

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06/13/2012 08:28:06 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Well caught!
06/11/2012 10:20:08 PM
Incredible capture. Congrats!
06/11/2012 07:19:03 AM
Amazing capture. Beautiful image. Congrats on your ribbon.
06/10/2012 01:50:48 PM
remarkable. congratulations on your ribbon. well deserved.
06/10/2012 09:01:26 AM
Beautiful, great timimg and love the dragonfly, congrats on the ribbon :)
06/09/2012 03:56:10 PM
That dragon fly is such a bonus. You must have been excited after capturing that moment! Excellent work!
06/08/2012 05:37:17 PM
Excellent timing! And a bonus to have a dragonfly too!Congrats on the Red.
06/08/2012 04:35:01 PM
Wow! Nice work! Congrats!
06/08/2012 02:41:13 PM
Beautiful!!!! Congrats on your RED.
06/08/2012 11:37:54 AM
This one got a 10 from me...a dream capture come true! I wish your Fairy Godmother would visit me! Congrats on your ribbon. ;-)
06/08/2012 11:35:06 AM
Another fantastic bird capture - spread wings, great detail and light, and the added interest of that dragonfly - WOW. Congratulations on the Red. One of my 10's.
06/08/2012 11:02:00 AM
06/08/2012 09:22:10 AM
Congrats on your 1st ribbon and a new PB! Beautiful bird and a great action shot!
06/08/2012 08:04:01 AM
Congrats on your personal best and on your red! Wonderful pics in your gallery :)
06/08/2012 04:13:49 AM
Great shot! Congrats on the PB and ribbon.
Only 5 challenges entered you've already got a FS red. Awesome.
06/08/2012 03:55:02 AM
Excellent capture, well done :)
06/08/2012 02:31:49 AM
Congrats on the red. Fantastic stop-action capture.
06/08/2012 02:10:36 AM
congrats..! nice catch!
06/08/2012 02:10:11 AM
This is beautiful, hard to capture and should have got the blue! well done!
06/08/2012 12:40:01 AM
Congrats on your FS RIBBON!!
06/08/2012 12:33:32 AM
After only 5 challenges, a red ribbon in a free study! A most impressive capture. Congrats!
06/08/2012 12:31:09 AM
Hell of a capture. Unnaturally smooth background detracts a bit, for me, but otherwise... Ooo la la! Congrats!
06/08/2012 12:12:38 AM
Wow! What a capture. Congrats on the ribbon. An awesome moment.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2012 09:11:54 PM
Great capture; details and color are wonderful. (voted earlier)
06/07/2012 05:48:06 PM
Oh. My. Word.

Wow. WHAT A CAPTURE! Brilliant!

I'm in awe.

I'm hoping that you'll tell the story in the notes.

(commenting only)
06/07/2012 04:36:44 PM
Oh my! What an amazing capture.
06/07/2012 11:49:05 AM
Cracking bit of timing,love the bokeh. Should do well.
06/07/2012 08:52:42 AM
Great colors and details. What a catch!
06/07/2012 07:29:33 AM
Perfect capture!
06/06/2012 11:36:39 PM
What precision! Both in your timing, and the birds catch :)
Lovely composition and colors.
06/04/2012 10:45:38 PM
Great catch. You and the bird! I think I would expect this to be in the top ten. Very well done! 10
06/04/2012 02:46:26 PM
Nice capture, like the dof.
06/03/2012 07:25:07 PM
06/03/2012 12:18:15 PM
great capture!
06/03/2012 03:24:51 AM
06/02/2012 09:19:26 PM
WOW! This is amazing at your timing, perfect focus, DOF, and light. 10
06/02/2012 12:04:08 PM
Terrific capture and clarity. S/he even seems to be glaring at his meal intently. Love it.
06/01/2012 02:01:23 PM
nice catch and a really nice colorful bird.
06/01/2012 11:21:15 AM
06/01/2012 11:11:57 AM
Wowzers. Most excellent shot! Great timing, great focus... Love it.
06/01/2012 07:36:42 AM
whoa!!!!!!!! Just looking through, not commenting or scoring, but I had to stop at this one. What an incredible capture!! 10 from me, and I'm incredibly jealous :)
06/01/2012 01:08:30 AM
Awesome capture! Beautiful colors. 8
06/01/2012 12:32:55 AM
Fabulous work. Perfect in all depts if a tad central.

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