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"Cheeko"
"Cheeko"
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Pets
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Taupo, New Zealand
Date: Jun 11, 2005
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: ISO 200
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Galleries: Animals, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2005

Nikon D70
2005/06/11 15:02:26.1
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 G
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/50 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Flash
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Noise Reduction: OFF


I did not use a flash for this shot, so it involved "Cheeko" being very patient with me. He had to remain very still, but obliged without question.

To achieve this picture, I simply set up a black card behind the cage. I had the cage next to the window with natural light entering from an overcast day. I then set up a small halogen desk lamp on the window sill and pointed at the subject, (who enjoyed the warmth on a cold winter day). I then let him walk about on the top of his cage while I shot away. Very slow shutter speed meant a lot of my shots were blurred, but I wanted to capture as much of his natural colour as possible.

Post editing simply involved sharpning and then saving for web.

Statistics
Place: 130 out of 289
Avg (all users): 5.5639
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.3548
Avg (non-participants): 5.8559
Views since voting: 908
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 266
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/27/2005 09:31:33 AM
I voted this image a 6 in the challenge. With a larger DOF, it probably would have gotten an 8 or 9. The only part in tack sharp focus is the feathers beside and below the beak. I did think it had an excellent POV, good lighting and good saturation for what its worth...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2005 10:55:21 PM
Nice lighting and composition. I wish the focus was sharper.
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06/19/2005 08:40:47 PM
beautiful
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06/19/2005 06:56:36 PM
beautiful colours, great low lighting... 8
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06/19/2005 01:04:09 AM
Pretty bird. Shallow DOF here does not work for me, The blur on the left distracts me with the solid background..
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06/16/2005 06:51:45 PM
love the lighting ...nice portrait...nice colours
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06/16/2005 02:32:00 PM
NICE
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06/15/2005 07:03:09 AM
Excellent choice in birds. Nice colors reat DoF and very crisp and sharp focus. I really like the directional lighting. Well done and good luck in this challenge. <10>
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06/14/2005 03:08:29 AM
What a beautiful boy!
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06/13/2005 03:45:27 PM
nice shot, very dark, but I think it's the way you want it, colors are great and I like the dof.
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06/13/2005 01:44:24 PM
Nice birdtrait! or it just portrait? 9
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06/13/2005 11:52:24 AM
I like the colors, but it seems a bit too dark (black background, left side of it's head on the shadows, and on) Still a good attempt
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06/13/2005 11:28:56 AM
what a beautiful portrait. i hope this picture wins! good luck!
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06/13/2005 10:54:55 AM
This is excellent. I love the use of light to one side. Tight shot. I think this might win!!! 10 from me.
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06/13/2005 09:56:23 AM
I love the lighting! Nice capture.
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06/13/2005 07:20:00 AM
Nice colors, not fond of angle though.
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06/13/2005 05:52:06 AM
Nicely captured .... well done and good luck
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06/13/2005 05:20:57 AM
very good lighting brings out lots of detail in the plumage 10
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06/13/2005 12:42:27 AM
I wonder what this guy is thinking. I find it beautiful.
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