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Paradise Park
Paradise Park
BobsterLobster


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Challenge: Travel Guides (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Location: Paradise Park, Hayle, Cornwall.
Date: Aug 30, 2004
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2004

Selected the bird, inverted selection and adjusted levels on background until it was all black.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 189
Avg (all users): 6.4155
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2435
Avg (non-participants): 6.6058
Views since voting: 1492
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 219
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/16/2004 04:21:15 PM
if you inverted your perception it could almost look like a strange squid like sea creature
09/16/2004 12:52:31 PM
Originally posted by Marjo:

The bird portion of this photo is excellent. I gave it a four, though, because of the background. To me, and as usual I'm in the minority, it's obvious that you selected the bird and adjusted the background. The black edges are too sharp around the bird. If you put this up for a print, I'd suggest softening or blending the edges with the smudge tool or an equivalent technique.
I don't mean anything disrespectful to you. It's a great photo. I'm just explaining my lower vote.


Thanks for explaining... I'm wondering if differences in monitor callibration have an effect here, if anything the selection seems a bit soft to me.
09/15/2004 10:32:35 PM
That's both a pretty bird and the name of my music publishing "company," named after the tract in Berkeley where I used to live before the place I'm in now.

Also resembles the logo of a pro photo lab near where I work, Cantoo.

Very nice job!
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09/15/2004 10:08:02 PM
The bird portion of this photo is excellent. I gave it a four, though, because of the background. To me, and as usual I'm in the minority, it's obvious that you selected the bird and adjusted the background. The black edges are too sharp around the bird. If you put this up for a print, I'd suggest softening or blending the edges with the smudge tool or an equivalent technique.
I don't mean anything disrespectful to you. It's a great photo. I'm just explaining my lower vote.
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09/13/2004 02:13:30 PM
Excellent photo Bob, I thought this would be placed higher.

Mike
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09/13/2004 12:41:15 AM
Excellent work!
I really like it all, lighting, contrast, color & etc.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/12/2004 12:55:05 PM
I love the way the blacks blend together and you just have the beak and the white on the bird's neck. Excellent lighting, and a great animal shot. Where's the Fruit Loops? :) 9
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09/12/2004 10:31:28 AM
Fabulous colours in a great shot - but it would have been perfected by a little more light to outline the shape of the bird's head
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09/12/2004 06:19:36 AM
Nice stark, graphic composition. Cute subject too.
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09/11/2004 07:48:18 PM
Oh, but does he bite? Seriously, I"m a sucker for a good bird shot and this is a good bird shot. Thanks for putting it in the Challenge.
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09/11/2004 05:18:17 AM
Wow! Nice shot beautiful detail and colours
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09/10/2004 09:40:01 PM
love the black on black hereaccentuates the beautiful colors, well done!
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09/10/2004 02:03:57 PM
Excellent!

I can definitely see this in a travel guide!
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09/10/2004 10:48:01 AM
What a great picture. It's so crisp, it could almost look like a painting. I could seriously see this on a brochure!
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09/10/2004 07:20:03 AM
This is a beautiful photo with excellent color and composition. I love the use of the black background to draw attention to the bird's bright colors. Really nice job.
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09/09/2004 09:03:46 PM
Amazingly sharp details. Excellent color and contrast. I wish there was some sort of background to place the bird, so to speak. Right now I see a black background vs some sort of habitat.
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09/08/2004 08:36:10 PM
Yes, I could see this in a brochure about Paradise Park. The colors and shapes are wonderful.
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09/07/2004 07:28:42 PM
As a portrait I miss some light to shape the back of the head, and to emphasise the glint of feathers. For this challenge, I'm not wholly sold on the absence of location. I could imagine it published in a guide, but were I editing I might prefer a similar shot with a sense of place to it. Not a major point perhaps, but significant. Great tonality, especially that eye; depth of field a little shallow? Sense of blurring around the outline of the beak seems odd in this composition.
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09/07/2004 07:02:22 AM
the dark background works well with the bold bright colors. nice job.
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09/07/2004 12:00:35 AM
Wow, great color. I think this shot would have benefited form a little more definition in the body area of the bird. But overall great job!
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09/06/2004 07:17:24 PM
personally, I just LOVE toucans! And this has great color and detail! The ONLY thing is that I cant see any of the back of his head? But you get an 8 from me anyhow! Send me an original a bit bigger if you could???? I would LOVE to paint this one! emalil me please!
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09/06/2004 06:40:39 PM
I didn't even think about the Zoo. Good job.
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09/06/2004 12:34:39 PM
I love the lighting on the beak. Great capture!
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09/06/2004 01:51:04 AM
It's a bit freaky how the black of the tucan nearly blends in with the background making it look as if the colored part is all there is. It almost looks like some wierd abstract art made out of exotic fruits. One of my favorites in the challenge. 10
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