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Can't see the fish for the rain
Can't see the fish for the rain
horsemadgirl


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rain (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5500 Zoom
Location: Colchester zoo, Essex
Date: Aug 13, 2005
Aperture: 3.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/38
Date Uploaded: Aug 14, 2005

This was taken on a trip to the zoo at Colchester at the weekend. Couldn't resist taking a picture of these very sad looking flamingos from a bridge over thier lake.

Editing

Levels
unsharpen mask
cloned out a leaf on one of the shadows
resized
saved for web

Statistics
Place: 59 out of 228
Avg (all users): 5.8241
Avg (commenters): 6.2941
Avg (participants): 5.7731
Avg (non-participants): 5.8564
Views since voting: 734
Views during voting: 530
Votes: 307
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/23/2005 04:27:37 PM
wow, what a great shot. i would have voted this a 9 if a couple of things were changed - i think the contrast could be a bit higher, and i would have cropped it along the bottom to make the pic less 'square'. but nice shot!
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08/22/2005 02:45:07 PM
The pinks just look awesome against the dark water. The unique vantage point gives this lots of interest and the focus and exposure are very good IMO. I wish it somehow wasn't quite as centered, but then again I'm not sure if changing that would make the angle less appealing. (?) Anyway...one of my favorites in your portfolio.
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08/22/2005 02:35:36 PM
I like this unique view of the flamingos. Its a great new angle to see this beautiful bird.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/21/2005 11:50:07 PM
betting this will place high!
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08/21/2005 05:36:20 PM
Wow - not a fan of birds, esepecially flamingos, but you captured a unique and interesting perspective. Well done!
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08/20/2005 06:01:20 PM
Well composed. Nice colors and contrast. Love the ripples and reflected trees(?) and how they frame the birds.
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08/20/2005 05:48:54 PM
cute subjects ;-)
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08/20/2005 04:11:18 PM
great angle on this!!!
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08/19/2005 10:59:39 PM
Great angle & composition. Lighting is a tad harsh, but I really like the shot.
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08/19/2005 04:53:58 PM
I love the unusual perspective you chose for this -- great work!!
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08/18/2005 03:28:05 AM
Nice reflections and colors on the birds. Definately meets challenge. I'm just not all that crazy about the topside view on the birds. 6
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08/18/2005 02:42:39 AM
Fun photo.
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08/16/2005 10:31:51 PM
Impressive. 8
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08/16/2005 09:26:45 AM
Nice shot! I like the similar poses, hunkered-down in the rain, and the angle of the shot.
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08/15/2005 04:57:45 PM
interesting perspective, but there feels to me an element missing here that if present would have added a lot of impact. can't put my fingers on it...6
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08/15/2005 12:37:00 PM
i likr the idea, its really nice, i like it
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08/15/2005 07:00:21 AM
without there heads (eyes) it loses something
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08/15/2005 05:33:34 AM
'8' - Met the Challenge (in my opinion). This shot looks familiar, another great 'set' to take advantage of. Criticism; I would like to see this possibly a little darker, or more contrast. a slightly more 'offset' of the flamingos, yet still incorporating their 'reflections'. Just seems slightly grainy or out of focus, not sure, perhaps it is a close crop. A further zoom out, if possible, capturing more of the rain/raindrops may have made this a better shot in my opinion. They (flamingos) make such good subjects and are for me, always a delight to view.
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08/15/2005 03:10:57 AM
great angle, not often seen.
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08/15/2005 02:28:28 AM
I can't help wondering how you got this photo. I imagine you sneaking up behind them. Looks like you could stomp them from where you are. :)
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08/15/2005 01:06:46 AM
What a wonderful shot. The natural symmetry is really captured perfectly. The clarity and color of the birds is spot on!! Maybe I'd crop it so they aren't so dead centered. Good job.
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