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Flirt with Me!
Flirt with Me!

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Challenge: At the Zoo (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: London Zoo - African Bird exhibit
Date: Jul 16, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2005

Shot at the London Zoo.

I love it's eye expression. Almost flirting with the camera!!

The pink of blue sky came out way better than expected. Hope you like it.

Place: 78 out of 198
Avg (all users): 5.8616
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7748
Avg (non-participants): 5.9469
Views since voting: 887
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 224
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2005 07:03:21 PM
This photo captures the beauty of the bird flirting as it seems to be with it's eye and the tuck of the the head. I see good color with a play of some light o nthe feathers

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07/22/2005 01:51:29 PM
hello mon cherrie!
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07/20/2005 11:37:24 AM
Color, line, lighting, and composition are super. While I greatly appreciate the extreme softness of the background, I do wish the neck of the bird were not quite so out of focus. While the bird's eye is the natural focal point of the piece, man's eye is naturally drawn to the large light stretch of the neck that is out of focus and this weakens the effect considerably, IMO.
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07/20/2005 02:51:40 AM
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07/19/2005 11:48:15 PM
Beautiful. This will ribbon I am sure of it. Great focus.
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07/19/2005 01:54:46 PM
What a coy looking expression with the slanted eye. Very nice capture. Love the pose, but think that the lighting is a little bit harsh. Like the background and I think it's exceptionally well composed. Nice job.
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07/19/2005 12:12:18 PM
The second time in this challenge that I've commented about an awesome title... I don't think there's a better title possible for this photo! (7)
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07/18/2005 08:05:39 PM
Striking in its simplicity. The only way this would have scored higher with me is if you had not cut off the end of his bill. Seems a trifle unfinished.
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07/18/2005 11:40:20 AM
haha. Cute Title. Strange bird.
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07/18/2005 04:59:32 AM
I like the contrast between the bird and the background, very vivid. For my taste the neck of the bird could be a little more in focus but I think it's a great shot, obviously focussing on the head. Good stuff :)
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07/18/2005 03:11:36 AM
I would suggest sharpening the image, and not cropping so much on the bottom - would have liked to see past the end of the beak just a bit
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