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Challenge: Birds III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED
Date: Jun 17, 2012
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2012

I had wanted to get some Osprey pics, since I knew of a few nesting pairs and was hoping to grab some shots of them flying with fish. Unfortunately, overtime happened and then my climbing trip was cancelled in favor of a hurried preparation for backpacking. As such, I've entered a zoo shot, because I was at the zoo during the shooting period anyway.

He's very much alive.
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Didn't do much sitting still, actually, getting a shot in focus despite shooting at ISO 1000 was a struggle.

This is a Green Magpie.

Place: 15 out of 110
Avg (all users): 6.5593
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.2745
Avg (non-participants): 6.7761
Views since voting: 746
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 118
Comments: 10
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06/29/2012 08:41:26 AM
Excellent shot. Beautiful subject.
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06/29/2012 06:50:10 AM
great finish, a new top 9 profile pic.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2012 10:52:22 PM
is this alive or stuffed? excellent sharpness regardless
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06/22/2012 04:52:08 PM
Gorgeous bird! Beautifully detailed.
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06/22/2012 08:45:43 AM
It's like he's wearing a mask - what a beautiful photo of a beautiful bird.
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06/22/2012 06:25:21 AM
I'm sorry, but the first thing I thought when this loaded was 'it's stuffed, not real'. So sorry if this isn't the case :(
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06/22/2012 03:18:43 AM
Amazing feather detail. Great colors. 9 I'm totally stumped as to identity of species. Must not be found in North America.
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06/22/2012 02:00:04 AM
Lovely study. Unusual subject. Great detail, sharp eye, great POV/Comp and BG
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06/22/2012 12:38:01 AM
A very pretty bird, well captured. Love the color palette.
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06/22/2012 12:35:20 AM
FABULOUS focus on that eye... right where it should be.

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