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Birds Eye View
Birds Eye View
megryan


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Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro1
Location: Backyard, Home AUSTRALIA
Date: Jun 29, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2005

There was no question I was going to enter this shot. The original is a fantastic photo and the best close-up of a bird I've taken to date. This is a juvenile rainbow lorikeet that comes for breakfast with it's parents and sibling everyday. I found this image striking - hope you do to ! Have a feeling though I won't be able to compete with those fancy detachable macro lenses !

Editing:
Big crop
resize for DP
Adj levels
Adj curves
Bumped up saturation a little (blue)
cloned tiny imperfections
very minor dodge/burn
NO Sharpening as is

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 374
Avg (all users): 6.6310
Avg (commenters): 8.4167
Avg (participants): 6.5771
Avg (non-participants): 6.7532
Views since voting: 2165
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 252
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/21/2005 07:58:47 AM
That's cool to know this piece of information regarding this wonderful image. I was on vacation when the results of this challenge came in and never really went thru the results in depth upon return.

This is a gorgeous photo! Well composed, great detail and color. The only nitpik I have is the reflection on the eye. It is what it is, but perhaps it could be played with a bit to remove the trees, or maybe some other approach entirely with cloning, etc...? One other thing, have you tried boosting the contrast just a tiny bit? My work monitor is not the best to judge photos with, so please bear with me if I'm way off base.

Surprised you don't have this up as a print. Again, well done!

Smile and keep having fun! ;^)

Originally posted by megryan:

In response to rscorp, this shot was not telephoto, I was up close and personal with this little one. It is a juvenile and so docile that I literally had the lens in its face and it didn't mind. The parents have been coming around for some time and bring their babies every year !
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07/12/2005 12:14:26 PM
This is a beautiful shot. Well done!
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07/11/2005 12:49:07 AM
In response to rscorp, this shot was not telephoto, I was up close and personal with this little one. It is a juvenile and so docile that I literally had the lens in its face and it didn't mind. The parents have been coming around for some time and bring their babies every year !
07/11/2005 12:43:34 AM
Amazing, 6.6 and not even top 20... Heckuva shot. I'd like to have seen it higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 03:50:10 PM
Very nice. Excellent color and composition.
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07/08/2005 10:56:47 PM
Great colours and composition. the eye is a bit soft and could have done without the reflection but otherwise wonderful. 9
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07/08/2005 07:06:56 PM
That kind of bluepurple is my favorite color. Good composition, there is a good flow and direction in the image. I don't like the eye however. The reflection breaks it in two and it would have more imapact with some light in it.
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07/07/2005 03:22:01 PM
Fantastic image, well done, bumping up
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07/07/2005 12:13:00 PM
Wow! I like this idea! I love the textures and colors here. Very nice!
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07/06/2005 07:38:43 PM
Nice texture in the feathers.
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07/06/2005 05:05:25 PM
God knows how you got this bird to pose for you! I really like the colours and the flow of the feathers.
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07/06/2005 02:01:16 PM
Something about the light in the eye, maybe a little less, but otherwise I think this is a great picture, I like the details of the feathers.
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07/06/2005 10:54:09 AM
I really love the colors and texture in this shot. If the reflection wasn't in the top of the eye it would be perfect.
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07/05/2005 09:55:41 PM
Beautiful macro
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07/05/2005 04:28:00 PM
WOW!! my first 10, this is awesome. Composition colors and focus are all perfect. Congrats on the cool shot.
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07/05/2005 01:45:49 PM
Nicely done. How in God's name did you get so close? Unless this is a crop from a huge telephoto. Either way, really cool crop, color and idea.
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07/05/2005 12:16:37 PM
Minimalism, leading lines, birds, macros. This can virtually work for any challenge! Great stuff.
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07/05/2005 10:31:49 AM
Wow!
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07/05/2005 08:33:28 AM
one of the best good luck, every things is amazing
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07/05/2005 07:58:27 AM
Terrific textures & great interest in this unusual composition. 9
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07/05/2005 12:10:33 AM
7 - Nice. Would like it better if more contrast/detail/focus. Like the concept.
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07/04/2005 02:41:27 PM
Fantastic shot! Beautiful colors, DOF, crop. Love the way the feathers fan out from the focus on the eye. Really nice job.
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07/04/2005 12:14:26 PM
Increidble detail! Beautiful shot.
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07/04/2005 11:20:43 AM
the blue feathers make the shot. Nice
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07/04/2005 10:03:44 AM
Base: 5
Tech: +2
Subj:+2
Chln:

Total: 9
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07/04/2005 08:44:51 AM
Very nice abstract macro
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07/04/2005 01:57:59 AM
Wow, this is nice. 10
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07/04/2005 01:16:14 AM
Great detailing on the feathers. The eye needs a tad more "sparkle."
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07/04/2005 01:04:39 AM
10. What more can I say?
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07/04/2005 12:26:54 AM
this one is fabulous! looks like a top 10 to me
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