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Challenge: Light On White (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Location: Cape Cod
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Aperture: f10
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/5000 sec
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2005


Place: 117 out of 431
Avg (all users): 5.4900
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 5.2919
Avg (non-participants): 5.6596
Views since voting: 1572
Views during voting: 488
Votes: 349
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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04/30/2005 05:09:42 PM
just because your camera can produce fairly nice pictures at ISO 1600 dosn't mean you should use it all the time. I can see the noise in the image, if you had settled for ISO 400 It would have turned out better. There is no excuse for a shutter speed of 5,000 unless you are shooting fallling water. A shutter of 600 will do just fine especialy with the sucsessive shooting capability of i think 40 pictures??

For how nice your equipment is you should be taking better photos.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/08/2005 12:38:31 PM
I like the subject but the composition really doesnít work for me. The wings are clipped at awkward (for me anyway) locations. I donít like how just the tip of the right wing is cut off, it makes it look like it was accidentally done. The clip on the left wing is very uncomfortable for me since so much of the right wing is showing. I also donít like how there is so much space behind the bird and so little in front. It really gives the picture (for me anyway) the appearance of being a shot where your focal length was too long and you couldnít keep the bird in the frame while tracking it. I think the picture might be better if it were cropped a lot tighter so that the right wing was clipped the same amount as the left wing and the space behind the bird was eliminated. I donít know if it is my screen but it looks like you have some clipped highlights as well along the leading edge of the right wing and right around the eye of the gull.
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03/07/2005 08:40:44 PM
Unfortunately the background looks grayish/brown, not white. Good capture though
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03/07/2005 12:51:57 PM
to me this is more of a black and white than a light color on white background as the challenge suggested. Otherwise this is a very dramatic nature shot, very professionaly done.
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03/04/2005 12:03:35 PM
Nice picture.
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03/03/2005 05:42:47 PM
Beautiful capture!
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03/02/2005 02:08:43 PM
This looks very nice. Except I think I don't like that its cropped so tight.
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03/02/2005 02:02:48 PM
nice detail in the whites
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03/02/2005 01:08:41 PM
Great picture. Wish the background were more white - seems very gray on my monitor.
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03/02/2005 11:40:10 AM
Great shot. Would be a bit better with all the wing in shot.
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03/02/2005 07:06:01 AM
In my mind yellow bill & feet, cause I know.
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03/02/2005 03:26:35 AM
boy, i don't know what to score this. either a 10 for a great capture, or a 1 for making me feel bad about the shot i took the day before the challenge...
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[too bad about the sensor spots...why does it seem they only happen when you're shooting for an open challenge?]
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