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Mrs Cardinal
Mrs Cardinal
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Verdun, Qc, Canada
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2005

Mrs Cardinal taking a sunbath.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 346
Avg (all users): 6.4073
Avg (commenters): 7.9545
Avg (participants): 6.2439
Avg (non-participants): 6.5395
Views since voting: 1749
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 275
Comments: 26
Favorites: 4 (view)


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12/28/2005 01:56:56 PM
I expected an even higher placing on this one. 14th out of 344 isn't too shabby though. Congratulations!
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12/28/2005 10:39:32 AM
This is a gorgeous bird photo! Professional photographers would kill to have shots like this in their portfolio! Congratulations on a top 20 placing!
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12/28/2005 09:00:08 AM
What a beauty and what a capture! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:32:46 PM
nice image
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12/27/2005 11:32:38 AM
great shot, wish its tail wasn't cut off. beautiful done though. 7
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12/27/2005 08:58:26 AM
Simple and outstanding.
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12/27/2005 08:45:15 AM
great capture 9
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12/27/2005 12:57:52 AM
The detail and texture on this beautiful bird are number one in my book, well done..........................
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12/26/2005 09:22:26 PM
I love the detail of this including the seeds in her mouth. I think it would really do you well to adjust curves and entrich the coloration of the entire shot. Just a thought.

Good luck! 7
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12/23/2005 08:33:36 PM
Great colours but sharp areas look a bit questionable, the sharpness of the feathers doesn't seem to agree with the areas of similar distance in the twigs/legs area. Where was the viewpoint?
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12/23/2005 10:01:41 AM
Beautiful shot and a delightful composition, he/she really seems to be looking at the viewer. Composition is great and the shallow DoF is entirely appropriate.
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12/22/2005 09:18:07 PM
flawless,10 all the way, i think this is a great photo, best of luck!!!
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12/22/2005 08:08:10 PM
Very nice, love the shot.
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12/22/2005 02:05:26 PM
nice capture but a bit flat. A little extra added contast would've gone a long way :)
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12/22/2005 09:34:53 AM
Very nice detail in the birds feather. Colors are great also. Nice job!
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12/22/2005 07:37:44 AM
7 - Very nice. Colors seem very 'true' so well done. Criticism; having said that, perhaps if the colors were 'tweaked' just a fraction to get them a little bolder, more contrast (difficult likely to not distort), may have made this even better in my opinion. The tail of course, but you know that. Nice capture. Perhaps a fraction sharper on the eyes too, but difficult. Up to 7 from 6.
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12/22/2005 03:57:10 AM
Pity about the tip of her tail! Like your courage to show the female who is less colorful but she's really beautiful, well done..
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12/22/2005 01:07:27 AM
i hope to take a shot like this some day...
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12/21/2005 10:57:59 PM
Beautiful capture, good dof
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12/21/2005 09:10:37 PM
A very nice shot of this girl. Nicely composed although the loss of the tail tip is a bit disappointing. IMHO, I think this shot is more about blurred background rather than a creative use of Shallow DOF. JMO
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12/21/2005 12:45:31 PM
Well done. keeping the whole tail would have been better. Still a well done shot. Nice and sharp and colors look good.
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12/21/2005 11:42:50 AM
nice shot. Wish maybe there was more colour contrast in the bg. IMHO good luck though!
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12/21/2005 11:07:17 AM
A top pick for me. What a fantastic shot. I don't freely give 10's but this is one for sure in my eyes. Good luck!
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12/21/2005 10:20:44 AM
Very nice! Just missed the tail of the bird, but very nice shot. When you get a chance, PM me with what kind of lense you use for your bird shots. I want to start doing some bird photos, but I don't have the right lense for it. Thanks and nice shot!
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12/21/2005 09:24:05 AM
Great!
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12/21/2005 03:40:40 AM
nice shot needs more contrast..
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