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Resting on the Tree
Resting on the Tree

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5000 Z
Location: Delaware Canal, Lambertville, NJ
Date: Jan 21, 2006
Aperture: n/a
ISO: n/a
Shutter: n/a
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2006

I took this shot along the Delaware Canal in Lambertville. I did nothing to alter this picture other than crop it a little. Otherwise I felt the picture was nice as is. Adding effects, etc may have been overdoing this.

Place: 197 out of 261
Avg (all users): 4.9911
Avg (commenters): 5.3333
Avg (participants): 4.8304
Avg (non-participants): 5.0714
Views since voting: 574
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 336
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 05:51:44 PM
This si a terrific shot. It has the colour balance of the ducks environment just right.. The surrounding colours are subdued which has allowed the duck to stand out. Good clarity too. A couple of things to look out for. Use the thirds rule to get a stronger composition, it would work wonders for your score here. Secondly, your image is way too small and makes it very difficult to study. The 430x384 size really doesn't give you much chance. If you hit the 150kb barrier, you need to read up on varying the JPEG compression ratio
01/30/2006 07:23:46 PM
nice legs!
01/30/2006 05:24:37 PM
hilarious .. great capture
01/27/2006 02:40:36 PM
just ducky, (sorry), only thing wish there had been better feather definition, otherwise nicely done
01/27/2006 02:04:47 PM
Really nice color captured on the duck, it really sets it apart from the rest of the pic.
01/26/2006 06:53:59 PM
4 - Good potential. Nice colors. Criticism; given the background/surrounds/context, I think a more off-centered composition may have worked better here (depending what you had to work with of course). 640, in this case width, would also have likely helped.
01/25/2006 09:17:28 PM
Cool duck pose. Might be better if you pulled back and got the duck's complete reflection.
01/25/2006 07:55:15 PM
This is a nice picture, I'm just afraid that this will be voted down because of the size, you should use the 640 pixels that we are allowed to use in challenges.
01/25/2006 12:51:10 AM
I wish you either cropped the bottom out (where the reflection of the legs is) or included more of that reflection in the photo. 5.

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