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Peacock "branches"
Peacock "branches"
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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 22-55mm f/4.0-5.6 USM
Location: Wine Farm outside of Stellenbosch RSA
Date: Sep 3, 2005
Aperture: 1/200
ISO: 400
Shutter: f /16
Galleries: Abstract, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2005

This is just a sad attempt to enter the challege as i havent found any topic to my fancy yet.Took this on the weekend while winetasting in Stellenbosch.

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Place: 53 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.8522
Avg (commenters): 6.8125
Avg (participants): 5.6531
Avg (non-participants): 6.0556
Views since voting: 1011
Views during voting: 435
Votes: 291
Comments: 20
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09/18/2005 03:26:41 PM
** Greetings from the Critique Club **

Pros: I love the contrast and sharp lines. The feathers 'branch' out nicely for a welcome creative twist on the challenge. Focus and DOF are very good. I noticed a commenter or two below that felt the focus was soft - on the contrary it is very sharp as the long feathers have very sharp edges and detail - the smaller feathers are fluffy on a peacock and should look soft. I think you did a great job.

Cons: The small dark clump of feathers in the lower right bottom section are distracting. Not the one in the corner - but the ones further in.

- Linda
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 10:41:36 PM
very nice concept but the border is really big
09/13/2005 04:01:50 PM
this is done very well, I love it in black & white
09/13/2005 12:44:27 PM
could I see this in color please..
09/12/2005 10:32:20 PM
The framing, I think, adds awesome dramatic effect...I like....not sure that all voters will tho
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09/12/2005 08:29:00 PM
This is a cool picture! Nice job.
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09/10/2005 08:17:54 PM
This originality is what we need in this competition!
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09/09/2005 05:18:22 PM
Nice idea, I really like the unusual "branches". The black feathers at the bottom are a little distracting visually. Beautiful composition. 9.
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09/09/2005 04:24:11 PM
Interesting. I'm wondering why you decided to go B/W with a peacock.(To better show the "branching" ?) It sort of like that as it's unexpected with a peacock. Good amount of detail in the feathers.

Bottom middle/right feathers jutting up slightly jarring from the over all feel/flow.

And I'm not sure I like how very large the border is. A border works well with this. That one just seems just a little big.

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09/09/2005 06:22:06 AM
My first 10 in this challenge Stunning
09/08/2005 08:36:23 PM
Interesting... but a stretch on branch
09/08/2005 05:16:29 PM
a little light on focus, but beauty shot. 7
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09/08/2005 04:51:57 PM
Intersting shot, and lovely contrast and lighting.
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09/08/2005 03:00:58 PM
I bet you knew you were going to get lots of "BORDERS TOO BIG" comments! well i kinda like it, well done for having the balls to do it. BTW I like the photo too ;)
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09/08/2005 02:50:28 PM
excellent abstract, far too much frame for me, hope this does well.
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09/07/2005 11:21:54 PM
A smart take on the theme, but with the strong geometric composition of the lines, the feather in the foreground takes a little fom it's impact.
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09/07/2005 08:07:34 PM
sorry, stretched branches a bit too far, like the shot though
09/07/2005 03:32:09 PM
like the image, but don't liek the border - it's too thick...6
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09/07/2005 01:24:31 PM
I like the new take on an old classic. I think the border is a bit large, but the shot is great. Nice contrasting tones and good focus. Very appealing composition too.
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09/07/2005 12:22:41 AM
Great composition, but I think you're stretching to make the challenge with that title.
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