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The beauty within
The beauty within

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Challenge: With the Philosophy of Ubique (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-650/T4i Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 USD DI for Canon
Date: Apr 4, 2015
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Apr 5, 2015

[Apr. 8th, 2015 10:13:08 AM]

Musophaga porphyreolopha

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The Purple-crested Turaco

Taken in Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park

Place: 85 out of 86
Avg (all users): 4.6076
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
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Votes: 79
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2015 03:47:36 PM
A clever way to portray "the beauty within", both the bird within the branches and the red feathers within the bird's wing. The way a good part of the bird itself is hidden also serves the title well. Funny how we often determine beauty, with flash often figuring in so heavily. A photo that creates space for contemplation.
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04/12/2015 09:07:00 AM
This looks as if you dressed this bird and put him in the tree, lol. Beautiful feathers and that eye with red eyeliner, wow. Curious on the identification. Good job on the eye contact.
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04/11/2015 11:34:12 AM
So philosophical and deep. Nicely expressed.
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04/10/2015 12:20:48 PM
This is a more daring aesthetic stance than blurry black and white. Colors taken to such extremes are more difficult to look at. But I think you've succeeded here. The colors are odd and distorted, but they don't clash and they are muted. I find the overall effect very pleasing to look at.
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04/10/2015 12:32:02 AM
Shy little guy!
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04/08/2015 08:47:01 AM
My goodness that is a striking bird! Hope you will say what it is in your notes. It's good (for me at least) to not see the whole thing, because it allows some speculation about the obscured bits. I'm trying to imagine the beak shape. Nope, I got nothin'. No bad thing. Thank you.
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04/08/2015 06:24:33 AM
A cyclops eye - I do like that. Foliage though is a tricky beast, especially in colour. I struggle enjoying that part of it. Give me this in a square crop with a centred eye and a monochrome presentation and I think I'd be sold. But then, it wouldn't be this image and that wouldn't be fair.
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