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Challenge: Free Study 2013-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Port S Lucie Fl
Date: Apr 12, 2013
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1500
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2013

After my trip to Florida I had a few different images to chose from. I had a gross (but funny) factor image and one had a wow factor but my heart kept taking me back to this one. I figure I will finid in the lower third to the middle of the pack but I really had to push myself to take this. I am not comfortable taking pictures of people and I knew when I saw this fisherman that I should try. Then the pelican joined in and I managed to capture both of them.

Statistics
Place: 69 out of 201
Avg (all users): 5.9792
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.9259
Views since voting: 223
Views during voting: 169
Votes: 96
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0


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05/11/2013 10:52:20 AM
Congrats on the Paul comment thing... I agree totally. This is a splendid capture! Love it.
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05/08/2013 11:13:30 PM
Love BIF shots. Nice choice of title.
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05/08/2013 12:24:37 AM
I thought this was a terrific catch - pun intended. Gave it an 8, ran out of time for bumps - should probably have been higher. I adore the timing and the selective focus.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2013 07:28:48 AM
Great catch well done.
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05/05/2013 09:58:55 AM
This image has caused me to stop and pay attention. That means it is in my 7-10 voting band. (Voted earlier)

Additionally, it is highly interesting/eclectic meaning it keeps me here long enough to offer a longer comment and a vote of 8 or more.

This is one of my 8s - I like it. Furthermore I think it enriches the DPC collective portfolio. Put simply, I wish we saw more stuff like this. Let me tell you why it pushes all the right buttons for me:

1. Such superb execution of timing and focus is always compelling - you have it in spades here.

2. Perfect DOF - we have isolation of subject but with enough background context to ground the image within the wider environment.

3. Your image has a really pleasing colour palette too.

Overall, this is a standout bird-in-flight-shot.
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05/04/2013 05:08:38 PM
Great timing, DOF and title. Very nice!
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