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megryan


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Challenge: Lighting II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Australia
Date: May 22, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2005

This was always going to be a tough challenge to enter and I don't think this shot will cut it, however, I love it, especially the precise angle of his beak. The lighting was perfect to catch this fellow just "chilling out" waiting for the boats to come back with the scraps for breakfast !

Resize for DPC
Minor Adj levels/curves
small spot cloning
minor selective colour adjustments
desat slightly
USM

Statistics
Place: 78 out of 239
Avg (all users): 5.7019
Avg (commenters): 6.6364
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Avg (non-participants): 5.8762
Views since voting: 590
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 208
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/28/2005 09:12:51 PM
Outstanding capture and composition!
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05/27/2005 09:04:30 PM
Fantastic perspective - so perpendicular! The colors are a hair washed out, but outstanding job. (9)
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05/27/2005 11:49:41 AM
good subject. fill in flash for better bird image, don't chop off his head feathers, and cropping for image of the eye would add emotion and soul.
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05/26/2005 11:04:10 PM
The lighting is indeed very nice. The "pose" and framing are also quite good. Two little nitpicks: 1) the fuzzy head is clipped, but not enough to make it look intentional, and 2) the photo seems hazy - this may be intentional, in which case please ignore the rest. If it was inadvertant, there are two ways I can think to unhaze it: 1) boost saturation and contrast, or 2) defog with USM settings roughly 25/60/4. HTH.
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05/26/2005 07:22:53 PM
The lighting is very harsh on the bird, and he is white so that makes it a whole different ballpark for exposure. Keep at it though!
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05/25/2005 08:44:19 PM
Nice detail on the feathers, I wish that you hadn't cut the top of his head off. 6
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05/25/2005 01:42:27 PM
great photo, pity the very top of it's head/plummage is missing
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05/25/2005 11:06:41 AM
I like the lighting and purple background. Nothing to do with the photo, but the bird's eye is kind of freaky.
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05/24/2005 07:37:15 AM
Strange looking eye ball. Good macro.
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05/23/2005 06:02:38 PM
Great capture! His pose is really accentuated by your composition of the photo. The soft colors really emphasize the lighting as well.
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05/23/2005 02:21:16 AM
The lighting itself is fabulous. I'm not wild about the shift to magenta in the sky, and I hate the truncation of the pelican's head. But very well seen.
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