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Backyard Birdfeeder - A Motion Study
3rd PlaceBackyard Birdfeeder - A Motion Study

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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2020-11 (Extended Editing)
Camera: Nikon D500
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Date: Nov 28, 2020
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 4000
Shutter: 1/2500
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2020

I really don't like when photographers get awarded for an image and then use others from the same shoot in other challenges. But I liked how this turned out enough to endure a little self-loathing. :-)

(After voting)
I have to say I'm quite surprised where it finished as it spend most of the week in the low 6's and I thought I was spot-on with my thinking. I'm glad you appreciated it on its own.

And Robert, it's actually 6 images. The 4th in the sequence hid the chickadee on the right but I needed it for the squirrel, and the 5th has the bird reemerging but the squirrel landing on the feeder could not be shown in a way that made it visually appealing.

Place: 3 out of 45
Avg (all users): 6.7838
Avg (participants): 6.5714
Avg (non-participants): 7.0625
Views since voting: 364
Views during voting: 68
Votes: 37
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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12/24/2020 01:29:36 AM
Always wanted to see squirrel gymnastics in freeze frame!
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12/22/2020 06:04:52 PM
This is SO fun, Jake!

Congratulations on your RIBBON!
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12/22/2020 05:34:49 PM
very cool work. Congrats!!!!
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12/22/2020 10:00:07 AM
Well done Jake!
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12/22/2020 07:50:38 AM
Very funny! This happens everyday at my bird feeder. It was fun to see your composition.
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12/22/2020 03:15:41 AM
many congratulations on the ribbon ..
and i'm very impressed with your focusing abilities .. getting action shots in focus is something i find very difficult .. seems like you have nailed it .. :)

and really .. dont go the self-loathing rout .. or is it route .. i feel it was warranted as its a great image .. this one and your previous one too .. and looks like you didnt get penalized for it either .. winning on both counts .. :)
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12/22/2020 12:14:03 AM
Self-Loathing is fine and well but it had to be done. How could you NOT have entered this one?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2020 09:30:52 PM
Is that all one bird, or are there two, Jake? Actually, I can see it has to be two because of the 5-count, unless you're spoofing us... Cool shot!
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12/20/2020 06:54:23 PM
lolololol. Love this.
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12/16/2020 10:09:14 AM
Wow! Great series of captures; well put together.
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