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The Brooding Perch
The Brooding Perch
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Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Wilderness
Date: Sep 5, 2005
Aperture: 4.8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2005

A vulture perched on a dying branch. I was trying to incorporate life into a "lifeless" challenge topic. There might be other bird pictures, but hopefully this one stands out. The composition was the most difficult because I needed to highlight the branch foremost and bird second.

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Statistics
Place: 59 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.7641
Avg (commenters): 6.8462
Avg (participants): 5.7086
Avg (non-participants): 5.8200
Views since voting: 896
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 301
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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09/13/2005 09:24:24 PM
Wow what a photo!!!! Top ten for sure
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09/12/2005 08:14:44 PM
Really nice shot. Interesting and creative. nice job!
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09/12/2005 01:10:30 PM
This is an amazing pose for the bird (vulture?). I love that the head is down and the face is hidden. I wish there was a little more detail in the head and feathers. The image looks a little underexposed. Something about the colors seems a little off, maybe a little yellow or green? I can't quite tell, but overall the shot is wonderful. 10.
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09/09/2005 10:58:31 PM
Wow... Simply amazing tack sharp focus. Beautiful composition and perfect title. Great natural color tones too. This is really good...
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09/09/2005 12:19:36 PM
The body is too dark, makes the head and feet look unattached
09/09/2005 07:52:01 AM
definately got that brooding feeling!
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09/08/2005 11:06:17 PM
I think the photo would be stronger if it were cropped showing the feet only, they are terriffic.
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09/08/2005 09:59:53 PM
Oh Gee. I did not understand this at all until I scrolled down to the the feet and talons. They definately stand out in this photo!
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09/08/2005 09:11:17 PM
interesting. would have loved to see this a little bit lighter
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09/08/2005 06:12:25 AM
I don't know quite what it is I'm looking at, but I like it
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09/07/2005 01:03:28 PM
can understand why you would not do it, but imo, becomes more powerful if you crop off the vulture just above its feet, imo anyway, do like it btw
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09/07/2005 11:33:25 AM
Second time around after voting and trying to leave my first round of comments, every time I step away and come back there is that one picture I missed the number on....your's was it this time. The better picture in this challenge -- 9 --
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09/07/2005 11:09:31 AM
Great one. Leaves me wanting to know more! 8
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09/07/2005 09:59:19 AM
I think I'd crop out everything but just the limb and the feet. The lighting on them is great. I'd zoom in and just focus totally on that. Nice idea and imaginative.
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09/07/2005 09:39:23 AM
Creepy!! I love it. 10.
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09/07/2005 12:23:38 AM
Scary!
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