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Male Northern Cardinal Taking Flight
Male Northern Cardinal Taking Flight
janruss


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Wailea (Kihei) , Maui, Hawaii, USA
Date: Jun 9, 2005
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 169 out of 289
Avg (all users): 5.3622
Avg (commenters): 5.7857
Avg (participants): 5.2680
Avg (non-participants): 5.5050
Views since voting: 957
Views during voting: 384
Votes: 254
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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06/22/2005 09:39:41 AM
From Critique Club

The motion blur of the wings is very striking at first. But with this style it leaves out alot of detail in the face and wings. I am not saying either is wrong. Just two different styles to approach.

The grass to me has a bluish tint and under exposed. I do find the colors and contrast to be refreshing and spot on. The legs seem a bit odd to me.

The overall placement is well balanced. The viewer sees the main subject without having anything competeing with it. I also like the lack of a border. I do not have anything against borders but find you really did not need one.
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06/20/2005 05:37:34 AM
Originally posted by KaDi:

Wonderful wing action! The red seems a bit off--did you up the saturation on this?
Hard to capture these quick birds other than on a perch, I applaud the effort.
Grass, however, is one of the dreariest background imaginable for most subjects.

Thanks for your complement. I only used levels in photoshop to adjust the color. The photo was a little dark to start with - underexposed.
06/20/2005 05:34:43 AM
Originally posted by HornOUBet:

Nice...please explain particulars after challenge.

Hi, Thanks for the complement on my Male Northern Cardinal from the Bird Challenge. Exactly what particulars would you like me to explain?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/18/2005 02:11:02 PM
A very interesting action capture.
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06/16/2005 06:15:02 PM
Nice stop action here.
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06/16/2005 01:22:12 PM
Wonderful wing action! The red seems a bit off--did you up the saturation on this?
Hard to capture these quick birds other than on a perch, I applaud the effort.
Grass, however, is one of the dreariest background imaginable for most subjects.
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06/15/2005 08:06:22 PM
Nice photograph. I like the blurred motion of the wing. Adds interest to this shot. Like the dof.
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06/15/2005 10:42:57 AM
Cool, love the wing action
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06/15/2005 09:04:34 AM
Neat shot.
06/15/2005 08:04:22 AM
great catch
06/14/2005 08:25:46 PM
The action of the wings is well captured. Nice shot !
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06/14/2005 11:56:53 AM
That's a great picture!
06/14/2005 01:52:02 AM
I love the fan effect his wings make. Maybe crop more of the green grass from the bottom and sides to really have a tight frame on him. If you can enhance the red anymore that might also really bring him out.
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06/13/2005 09:21:32 PM
Nice...please explain particulars after challenge.
06/13/2005 09:05:46 PM
Cool shot!
06/13/2005 07:29:00 PM
Image is on the small side.
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06/13/2005 02:05:01 PM
i like it.....
06/13/2005 12:49:07 PM
Beautiful colors on this shot. The motion blur is interesting. I like it, but at the same time, I think it distracts a little from the detail of the feathers and the bird. But it definitely makes the shot more interesting than just a bird standing around :-)
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06/13/2005 08:45:19 AM
very neat motion blur, but I think that you could have made the photo a bit larger, which is normally a good idea
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06/13/2005 02:01:25 AM
Well captured ... well done and good luck
06/13/2005 12:38:24 AM
Love the action in this shot, excellent capture.
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