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Stork white
Stork white
BrennanOB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Light On White II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX APO RF HSM for Canon
Location: Estuary Park ,Berkeley, CA
Date: Oct 21, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2000 sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2005

Shot in RAW, in CL1 I bumped the exposure just short of total blow out, about a stop and a half, and upped color contrast to increase ripple and feather edges. sent to CS and cropped, levels, took out a bit of the yellow in selective color,selective lighten in hue/ sat of most of the other colors to lighten water. USM, shrink for web and USM again.

Post, post challenge. I agree that the framing is not ideal, the egret( called him a stork in the title for the pun value) was walking along and hopped into the air, so the framing was too tight to adjust the framing, all the crop was off the top, it is full frame along the bottom.
The ripples are the result of the dropletts he kicked up on take off.
thanks for all the comments.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 277
Avg (all users): 6.4720
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.1509
Avg (non-participants): 6.6611
Views since voting: 2557
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 286
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2005 10:50:45 PM
Good pic,,, could be better if the stork was a little to the left flying in to the picture (e.g., roughly on the 1/3 line)
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11/01/2005 05:36:02 PM
now here is one that may make it to #1..........wonderful timing.......good contrast........great exposure.........good luck.......
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11/01/2005 05:25:35 PM
Nice job
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11/01/2005 02:26:47 PM
love the ripples on the water...
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11/01/2005 01:41:39 AM
Is this really a photograph? It seems so...
10/30/2005 01:23:49 AM
Loved this shot, such a shame for me that the subject wasn't more central. I'm glad you didn't crop it any more width wise (assuming you cropped it at all) It needed the width. I gave it a 9
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10/30/2005 12:55:39 AM
wished it was cropped so bird is higher
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10/28/2005 01:19:56 PM
Beautiful pic, 9
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10/28/2005 12:20:28 PM
This is a very beautiful photo. I would like to see a similar crop with more at the bottom and less at the top. Mainly because I think there is interest in the water drops under the bird.
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10/28/2005 05:26:33 AM
A wider crop would be beneficial.
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10/28/2005 12:57:02 AM
Beautiful shot!
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10/27/2005 08:32:19 PM
A perfect edit and crop. Very well done. Probably top 3... Well done... :)
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10/27/2005 04:25:51 PM
gorgeous capture, only thing I can see is MAYBE (JUST maybe) cropping some of the excess water, putting the heron more on the left third, may not even be possible, but this is DEFINITLY my favorite of this challenge, may not be a good thing BTW LOL
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10/27/2005 11:27:41 AM
I would like to see more on the right and less on the left - as it is now I feel like I'm really looking at the right two thirds of the image.
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10/26/2005 08:45:48 PM
Really good....What is hitting the water under the birdy? 8
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10/26/2005 08:34:49 PM
gorgeous!
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10/26/2005 06:58:47 AM
Very nice capture. I would have liked to see more negative space in front of the Heron if possible. Scored it high anyway. Good luck.
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10/26/2005 02:43:35 AM
Wow, great picture. I love the stork and the water droplets. The feathers are so purely white, and the yellow adds the perfect accent. Good job.
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