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Like a llama...or an Emu
3rd PlaceLike a llama...or an Emu
Pedro


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Framing (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Calgary
Date: Aug 28, 2004
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2004

OK, yes, I know it's an Emu. the title is a line from a Barenaked Ladies song. I took a burst of about 20 consecutive shots, and hoped like hell one of them would have this nimble little critter framed by the fence. Sho nuff, there it was.

taken with the kit lens fro mthe D70, because it's currently my widest lens.

Thanks for all the comments.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 305
Avg (all users): 7.0386
Avg (commenters): 8.5116
Avg (participants): 6.8431
Avg (non-participants): 7.2011
Views since voting: 8985
Views during voting: 528
Votes: 337
Comments: 88
Favorites: 47 (view)


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05/10/2005 06:13:36 PM
Nice shot - good framing.
And love the BNL reference.
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09/14/2004 08:08:45 PM
If I had a million dollars I would buy that picture off you.. or a little pink dress,thats cool, or a chesterfield....
Anyone know where the Bryant Theatre is...lol

Great picture, well done on the ribbon.

Steve
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09/14/2004 10:57:41 AM
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Message edited by author 2004-09-14 12:28:16.
09/14/2004 07:35:05 AM
wow, i just love it.
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09/14/2004 05:00:25 AM
Good to see an Aussie bird made it to the front page with a ribbon!

Well framed :-)
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09/13/2004 10:50:04 PM
Obscure? I LOVE that song! I've been singing it for years, and they just recently started playing it on the local radio stations.

Cute bird too. Looks a little oversharpened maybe(?)

(but not a green dress, that's just cruel)
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09/13/2004 08:00:23 AM
congrats bro! you and your obscure song title refs ;) ..
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09/12/2004 04:18:49 PM
Brilliant shot.Congratulations. Way underrated in this challenge, should have taken first place in my opinion.
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09/09/2004 01:09:49 PM
Great photo. This one stuck out to me right from the start.
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09/09/2004 11:51:25 AM
best of the bunch in my opinion - well done
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09/09/2004 08:05:28 AM
His Royal P-ness, I hereby congratulate you upon your now complete collection of purdy colored ribbons. One of each kind! Now all you need is green, purple and brown. Don't disappoint me :))
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09/08/2004 08:51:04 PM
¡Esta imagen es encantadora, Pedro! ¡Felicitaciones!
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09/08/2004 06:07:43 PM
Congratulations on this wonderful Image. Just cant help but smile looking at it, Well Done!
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09/08/2004 05:22:41 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. From the highlights in the bird's eyes to the details of the feathers and the use of depth of field this photo is a winner. It was the only one of my 10-rated photos that made it to the ribbons.
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09/08/2004 01:20:35 PM
Congrats on the Third place! I still think it was first place in my book
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09/08/2004 01:18:42 PM
ahh..the barenaked ladies! Wonderful shot, P. I had a feeling this was yours from the way it was coloured. Beautiful!
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09/08/2004 11:25:32 AM
Hey Congrats! Told ya so ;)
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09/08/2004 09:33:11 AM
Great shot Pedro - congrats on the ribbon! I just love this one...
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09/08/2004 09:26:03 AM
Most frequently I use a Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 VR on my D70, but for that one I was using the kit lens. It's not bad for the price, though not the sharpest lens in my bag by a long shot. That would be a Nikkor 50mm f1.8.

Thanks for the comments.
09/08/2004 09:23:15 AM
Congratulation , good shot.
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09/08/2004 09:21:42 AM
got the title when I first saw it! excellent work. congrats on the ribbon.
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09/08/2004 08:36:39 AM
Great shot! Congratulations.
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09/08/2004 07:47:49 AM
Bravo Pedro!!! How did you mange to take a pic of my mother-in-law??? ;-)
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09/08/2004 07:39:56 AM
Hey, Great photo! Love the aperture setting. Im just wondering what lens youre using on the camara!
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09/08/2004 04:15:54 AM
Congratulations Pedro, excellent catch and well diserved ribbon!
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09/08/2004 03:19:37 AM
Congrats on the yellow ! A picture that immediately makes one smile, glad it ribboned.
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09/08/2004 02:32:23 AM
congrats on the 3rd place riboon.
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09/08/2004 02:18:40 AM
Congradulations on 3rd place Pedro, well done.
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09/08/2004 02:06:03 AM
Congratulations friend. A well-deserved ribbon. Good color tones and excellent DOF chosen.

I still remember y promise to you. I will have it done this week.

Manny
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09/08/2004 02:04:50 AM
OK the title of this comes from the Barenaked Ladies song "If I had a Million Dollars". Listen to it and the title will then be funny. well...i twas to me anyway. who gives a crap what anyone else thinks.

:)

thanks for the props ever'buddy.

HR P-ness
09/08/2004 01:12:15 AM
Loved it from the start! Congrats!
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09/08/2004 01:00:41 AM
Congrats on your third ribbon Peter!

Interesting composition and PP technique.
Well seen and Well Done!
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09/08/2004 12:59:02 AM
cool, well done!!!!!!!!
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09/08/2004 12:50:03 AM
Woo Hoo, Fantastic!! Congrats on that Big Yellow ribbon Pedro!!! :-) Had a feeling...
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09/08/2004 12:48:59 AM
Congratulations, Pedro, this is beautiful!
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09/08/2004 12:28:54 AM
Weird title, great shot. :) Congrats.
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09/08/2004 12:17:42 AM
Wow, oh Wow! This is the sweetest shot! Well taken!

Congrats on 3rd!
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09/08/2004 12:07:42 AM
There is nothing as cute in this challenge. Congratulations on your yellow.

Message edited by author 2004-09-08 00:08:28.
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09/08/2004 12:06:44 AM
A wonderful picture. And you can see from my comments below that I knew it was coming down to a ribbon. Congratulations!
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09/08/2004 12:03:19 AM
wow, this is pretty much perfect.
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09/08/2004 12:03:01 AM
Congrats Sir!

Message edited by author 2004-09-08 00:03:16.
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09/08/2004 12:02:47 AM
you ROCK! this shot is awesome...congrats, Peter! (hug)
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09/08/2004 12:01:31 AM
congrats! this was one of my favourites!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2004 05:44:24 PM
What a great picture. The black and white works great with this picture, and I think the shallow depth of field is great where just the frame and the bird stand out.
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09/07/2004 05:19:05 PM
This is a great photograph, and the framing is just enough, I rate this a 10
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09/07/2004 05:01:12 PM
top 10
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09/07/2004 04:56:31 PM
so crisp and detailed,
sepia was a great choice for this image. One of my favorites!
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09/07/2004 03:56:56 PM
I'm sure that others will vote this lower than I do - mainly because of the out of focus plant life in the background and the lack of definition on the fence wire in the foreground. Never-the-less, those eyes, those little pin feathers all around the face, the exquisite detail ... you gotta love it. And, although it has a hint of tone to it, I love black and whites - or single color and white images.
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09/07/2004 01:20:44 PM
The background, mimicing the ostrich/emu's feathers make this one stand out for me!
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09/07/2004 08:53:30 AM
I like the fact that the fence goes up right at the head. B & W looks like a great choice. Excellent!
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09/06/2004 08:11:44 PM
Beautiful!
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09/06/2004 05:00:08 PM
great shot, love the B&W and the dof!
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09/06/2004 12:30:21 PM
Llamas have no beaks..... more like a emu.
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09/06/2004 01:58:08 AM
what a cool shot. the expression on llama/enu is priceless. the framing is perfect.
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09/05/2004 10:20:04 PM
I love this photo. The depth of field where it counts, the sharpness in the subject, and the contrast are excellent and the simple frame definitely serves its purpose. Now how did you get him to pose in the thirds position, huh??? I hope this photo is tops in the challenge!

P.S. I'm betting on a ribbon here!
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09/05/2004 08:10:09 PM
Foreground and background make sense together, great focus, love the subject, excellent sharpness, lovely composition.... This shot has it all! Well done!
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09/05/2004 01:02:34 AM
Adorable! Very cute photo, and it's well composed. I like the duotone, and the framing seems to suit the subject well. My only complaint is that it looks perhaps slightly oversharpened, but that could just be the grain of the photo, which I like. Nice job!
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09/04/2004 10:21:48 PM
So adorable!
I love this :D Great work
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09/04/2004 12:32:34 AM
I dont' think it can get more perfect than this. Excellent color (or lack thereof) treatment, great subject with a wonderful expression (great little grin) and wonderful composition. Very well done and perfect for this challenge!
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09/03/2004 04:20:13 PM
In my top three. Completely wonderful in every way. 10
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09/03/2004 03:59:22 PM
Nothing particularly constructive, but this is a beautiful picture!
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09/03/2004 01:50:08 PM
Sephia tone? Great shot!
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09/03/2004 08:28:35 AM
Nice capture! Love the sharpness of the emu (viscious flipping things) and the blurryness of the background.
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09/03/2004 01:13:54 AM
A perfect example of a well framed shot. Congratulations on the technically perfect capture/edit. Comp, focus, DOF, lighting, color, levels ... all virtually perfect. Plus, the subject makes me smile. Thanks. (9)
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09/03/2004 12:01:27 AM
Great picture! Very clear and the monotonal coloring makes it even more striking, I imagine. One of my 10 favorites!
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09/02/2004 09:05:07 PM
my 10
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09/02/2004 08:54:52 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge!

Okay, I went back through all the entries -- it is definitely my favorite! 10
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09/02/2004 04:54:50 PM
I love the way the fencing here not only creates a frame (which improves the image on a compositional level) but also provides a context by communicating the bird's captive status. Black and white works very well. Catchlights in the eyes are just right. Nicely out of focus plants in background add interest but don't distract. Excellent!
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09/02/2004 01:55:04 PM
What a goofy looking animal. Im glad this is in black and white, it seems better that way. I also like the way the bend in the fence sort of mirrors the llama...or emu's head.
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09/02/2004 08:14:19 AM
Seems a tad oversharpened.
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09/02/2004 04:35:03 AM
Wow - amazing shot! This is absolutely perfect for this challenge and a really excellent photograph all around. Great job!
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09/02/2004 02:25:12 AM
very cute nicely framed
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09/02/2004 01:21:16 AM
Fantastic image. The sepia toning is very fitting. (10)
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09/02/2004 12:00:07 AM
Nice job! It makes me feel sad for the little fellow being caged like that!
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09/01/2004 09:22:28 PM
I think this is an excellent shot that fits the challenge perfectly. 10.
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09/01/2004 06:30:17 PM
Well its not a Picasso or a Garfunkel but I like it.
For a million dollars I'd give you a 10?? *wink*
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09/01/2004 06:02:40 PM
Nicely done! good choice of color and dof 9
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09/01/2004 05:52:21 PM
If only the frame could have been been in focus too!
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09/01/2004 04:41:08 PM
Neat. I like it!
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09/01/2004 04:13:20 PM
Very nice!
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09/01/2004 03:54:17 PM
Adore it. One of my rare tens. I love the shades, his expression, the background and the frame.
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09/01/2004 08:33:47 AM
wonderful expression, clarity, sepia tone and composition, that's an easy ten! good luck! very interesting background, too...
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09/01/2004 05:30:13 AM
Well done, nice DOF. Bird's face made me laugh. How would it look in colour?
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09/01/2004 04:39:00 AM
This is an absolutely fantastic photo.. one of the best of the challenge. 9
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09/01/2004 04:07:22 AM
This made me laugh. Those birds are so freakin' funny. Great shot and detail.
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09/01/2004 02:11:38 AM
It's an emu silly! It's also one of the best images in the challenge. The depth of field and the textures are phenomenal. I have a few shots of emu / ostrich and I also always get nearly pure black eyes. I guess they're just like that... :) 10
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09/01/2004 02:05:10 AM
a very nice frame.
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09/01/2004 12:42:59 AM
this looks a lot like the open mouth crazy one in a thread i just saw. i love it 9
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