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Blue-eyed Curvaceous Blond
Blue-eyed Curvaceous Blond
yakatme


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Metrozoo, Miami, Florida
Date: Dec 28, 2005
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2006

I layed on the ground and waited for the ibis in the dappled shade of a Pygmy Date palm to move forward just so that it's eye was lit by the sun.


Converted from RAW.
I cropped a little more than I like to. I need to add a teleconverter to my zoom lens.
slight color saturation
22% unsharp
brightness and contrast

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 366
Avg (all users): 6.3015
Avg (commenters): 7.4211
Avg (participants): 6.1729
Avg (non-participants): 6.4341
Views since voting: 1073
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 262
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 05:31:31 PM
Nice work!
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01/09/2006 09:24:10 PM
Haha, love the title!
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01/09/2006 06:31:10 PM
Wonderful color, perfect focus.
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01/09/2006 05:10:58 PM
good photo
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01/08/2006 07:33:38 PM
Well done, super DOF
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01/08/2006 04:01:11 PM
Fabulous capture.
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01/08/2006 01:55:01 PM
What a great bird photo, wonderful lines (shapes)
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01/08/2006 06:16:22 AM
8 - Excellent colors. The color reflection on the water/bokeh is very nice and complements the bird and the composition well. The shadow play/placement is also very good. Criticism; difficult, especially to not contradict anything I've just said. A few small blown areas on the white feathers, but difficult to control and fairly minor. Perhaps a little more detail in the back of the head and the neck and maybe, not sure, 'wider', may have made this even better in my opinion. As for meeting the Challenge, there's a definite shape(s) there, it's just not the "most important aspect" of the photograph, in my opinion, therefore can't quite take it higher than 8. Maybe a crop variation may have enhanced the 'shape', especially the 'curve', who knows. Taking the liberty of adding to my favorites. Very nice shot.
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01/07/2006 08:42:07 PM
awesome motion blur on the background and superb detail and clarity

One of the better bird shots I have seen
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01/07/2006 11:49:56 AM
Great composition.
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01/07/2006 09:34:29 AM
This picture would have been great in the DOF challenge. 7
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01/07/2006 06:48:43 AM
Bird with attitude....
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01/06/2006 07:27:01 PM
Very nice use of DOF.
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01/05/2006 09:14:35 PM
uh.... good dof and light
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01/05/2006 08:18:44 PM
great lighting and DOF
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01/04/2006 10:04:25 AM
haha awesome title! good depth of field.
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01/04/2006 09:49:42 AM
lovely shot
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01/04/2006 09:25:29 AM
nice title :) great picture...and creative... 9
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01/04/2006 08:39:38 AM
Color, crispness, dof, very nice, so far my best score.
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01/04/2006 01:06:46 AM
his eye looks like one of those creepy glass doll eyes...
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