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I found the drain plug!
I found the drain plug!

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Challenge: Birds (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Earth/USA/Nebraska/The Henry Doorly Zoo/Aviary
Date: Jun 12, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2005

Saturation +50 on Red, Blue and Cyan channels, -100 on all others.

I would have liked to tweak the contrast to get more definition on the near side of the flamingo and the shadowed portion of it's neck, but I'm not proficient enough with curves to make it look right. I think that this may be a bit underexposed, but I didn't notice it at the time it was taken.

Place: 52 out of 289
Avg (all users): 6.1213
Avg (commenters): 7.8148
Avg (participants): 5.9188
Avg (non-participants): 6.4107
Views since voting: 1379
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 272
Comments: 30
Favorites: 5 (view)

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06/20/2005 02:12:13 PM
Oh man.. I remember this image, and thinking it was definitely going to top 10...

but 52nd!??!?!

Yikes. What's wrong with people here?
06/20/2005 12:05:07 AM
ah man this should of placed higher!
this was one of my favorites in the challenge
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2005 11:13:48 PM
Funny. A very good study with pleasant colors and lovely water patterns.
06/19/2005 09:41:27 PM
Very nice. I like the title too.
06/18/2005 11:24:18 AM
Humorous. I really like the reflection in the water and the color of the flamingo.
06/18/2005 07:53:12 AM
Brilliant. I particularly enjoy the interplay of the ripples on the water. The bird (flamingo?) seems a tad oversaturated to me, but just a tad.
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06/18/2005 04:24:08 AM
very neat perspective.
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06/16/2005 09:03:24 PM
Great job - original and outside the box - I like that !!! 10 here
06/16/2005 12:23:48 PM
Wonderful title! This is one of my favorite images in the challenge...the title adds that really nice touch of humor...and I don't think I have ever seen a flamingo photographed in this way before...excellent entry!
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06/15/2005 09:18:55 PM
It's almost an abstract- I really like this. The pink of the bird contrasts well with the muted tones of the water...the patterns in the water keep your eye moving around. The bird's body is perfectly positioned (rule of thirds) 10
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06/15/2005 04:37:04 PM
Interesting, a tighter zoom would have worked better for me
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06/15/2005 04:18:27 PM
Nicely different challenge entry, love the composition and the splash of colour.
06/14/2005 11:34:24 PM
Love the overhead point of view.
06/14/2005 09:27:25 PM
What a unique perspective ! The rippling of the water draws in the viewer to further investigate the subject.The brightness of the bird against the stark background really adds to this image. Excellent use of the rule of thirds ! Should score really high !
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06/14/2005 08:58:10 PM
One word...WOW!
06/14/2005 05:45:45 PM
At last an interesting shot of a flamingo. Very creative and a great title. Well done.
06/14/2005 03:33:44 PM
Well done, creative shot
06/14/2005 09:55:45 AM
Very nice, good composition, nice colours.
06/14/2005 01:02:39 AM
Extra point for the title! ROFL!
Did you have another bird snap this photo??
06/14/2005 12:30:22 AM
I love the line of the ripples. Fun title.
06/13/2005 09:39:03 PM
Very nice image. The ripples in the pond are beautiful, and the lighting is really interesting. I like the way you cropped for the flamingo to be literally a splash of color.
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06/13/2005 09:26:12 PM
Funny! I like the ripples and the color of the bird.
06/13/2005 08:16:52 PM
Sweet composition! Very well done. Refreshing.
06/13/2005 05:56:13 PM
great angle, a good original shot!
06/13/2005 02:48:44 PM
Wow. I love the point of view on this one. Gives it a very unique feel. Beautiful colors, great composition, wonderful textures in the water. And the title made me smile!
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06/13/2005 11:28:22 AM
Love the overhead shot. Very clear. Excellent color.
06/13/2005 11:09:02 AM
Very funny and different, love the colors here!
06/13/2005 07:28:05 AM
I think we have a winner! Original, great colours, good composition.
06/13/2005 12:38:53 AM
I like the unusual angle you have taken this from. Also, I like how the bird stands out from the almost monochromic ripples. Very nice.
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06/13/2005 12:18:55 AM
wow great photo, nice title 8

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