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owen


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 2-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Lake Macquarie Swansea, NSW Australia
Date: Mar 17, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 Seconds
Galleries: Panoramic, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2006

Rotated .5 degrees to straighten horizon
Cropped to get straight sides again
Cloned out some spots and sensor dust
Resized

Thanks for the comments and votes.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 192
Avg (all users): 7.3585
Avg (commenters): 8.5143
Avg (participants): 7.0330
Avg (non-participants): 7.6033
Views since voting: 16911
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 212
Comments: 78
Favorites: 61 (view)


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04/16/2011 12:46:03 AM
This was the real winner.
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02/04/2007 06:30:28 PM
Kickass.
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12/07/2006 03:15:20 PM
This shot is incredibly beautiful!
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04/01/2006 07:40:59 PM
what a shot..wow, this is gorgeous..
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03/31/2006 05:09:19 AM
stunning photo! dramatic yet tranquil.
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03/31/2006 12:36:21 AM
This is the best 2 second exposure
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03/29/2006 09:51:14 AM
Magic Photo Owen
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03/28/2006 06:24:56 PM
What a fantastic eye you have. This image is just breathtaking. A true winner. Keep 'em coming. :)
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03/28/2006 05:37:08 PM
Beautiful Image - A real winner for this challenge IMO.
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03/28/2006 04:38:08 AM
the reflections...the colors..wow..sublime...I love it!! gr8 work!a million thumbs up!
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03/28/2006 03:55:33 AM
this ... this ... this ... is amazing. <silence>

:-) peace,
goran
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03/28/2006 03:03:08 AM
wonderfull colors!
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03/27/2006 10:33:14 PM
Didn't get chance to enter or vote on the challenge, but a beautiful image and worthy ribbon
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03/27/2006 09:15:40 PM
beautiful! congrats!
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03/27/2006 06:36:20 PM
Beautiful! Congratulations on your Ribbon!
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03/27/2006 04:42:22 PM
Very nice! It should have been a blue ribbon though. :)
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03/27/2006 02:31:47 PM
Did you steal Rikki's camera? lol. Seriously, great shot.
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03/27/2006 12:24:54 PM
Congrats on a nice 2 second exposure win !
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03/27/2006 09:18:33 AM
Congratulations on your win, and for using the 2 seconds. NICE.
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03/27/2006 07:29:25 AM
This is awesome! Congratulations on taking the perfect photo of one of my favorite subjects! :)

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03/27/2006 05:38:15 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, well deserved.

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03/27/2006 04:26:54 AM
Congratulations on your red!
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03/27/2006 02:50:20 AM
Congrats to you.
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03/27/2006 01:49:20 AM
Winning picture! Congratulation!
Very good posing of the birds. Good models:)))
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03/27/2006 01:37:19 AM
Well deserved. I loved this from the get go. Congrats.
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03/27/2006 01:11:02 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon - this is a lovely shot.
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03/27/2006 01:10:29 AM
Congratulations Owen well done. Lake Macqaurie or Tuggerah lakes ? Now I know why it was familiar. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/22459/thumb/312294.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/22459/thumb/312294.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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03/27/2006 12:38:42 AM
Congratulations on your Red with this lovely sense seducing image.

Message edited by author 2006-03-27 01:14:26.
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03/27/2006 12:20:14 AM
An excellent shot, composition, colors, focus.. all dead on. Its the kind of shot I come back to over and over. Well done.
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03/27/2006 12:18:36 AM
What a beautiful shot. Grats on red!
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03/27/2006 12:14:35 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!

It was nice competing with you:P
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03/27/2006 12:12:51 AM
Very nice! Congratulations!
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03/27/2006 12:09:14 AM
congrats on the red!
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03/27/2006 12:08:44 AM
WTG Owen! I was sure this would do the trick!
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03/27/2006 12:06:07 AM
Go owen! Congrats on your first ribbon.
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03/27/2006 12:05:59 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/26/2006 11:49:35 PM
I just love those little characters, big bird and little bird.
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03/26/2006 10:01:24 PM
The best picture for this category 10
Very well done.
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03/26/2006 09:48:35 PM
Beautiful sky & reflections. Love the lone bird.
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03/26/2006 09:11:27 PM
Absolutely stunning. Well done.
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03/26/2006 03:44:23 PM
8 - Very nice. Good rich coloring that complements and 'lifts' the darkness. Just looks like it needs a little more balance somewhere, maybe the horizon more centered and more sky (if you had it obviously), else maybe more water, not sure. A fraction more definition in the birds too, but likely difficult, retaining the detail in the sky as you have.
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03/26/2006 03:41:36 PM
Splendid, love the texture of the water in the distance and the calm in the foreground, birds are a perfect touch.
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03/26/2006 03:27:59 PM
Beautiful, one of my favourites.
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03/25/2006 10:19:50 PM
Should win, or at least top ten. Beautiful and simple. The lines going or coming from one point outside the frame on the right makes this also quite dynamic. Also the placement of the dividing line between the sky and the water is perfect, it divides the frame into unequal frame adding more to the tension between the sky and the water. 10.
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03/25/2006 05:24:23 PM
This is a stunning picture.
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03/25/2006 02:48:16 PM
ve haff ay veener !!!! ... that's great and the colors are KO! The arrow-shaped composition drags the eye all over. The reflections are killer too. 9 and fave.
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03/25/2006 04:58:53 AM
Great picture. Great colours. Perhaps a tighter crop loosing the bottom right corner?
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03/25/2006 12:25:04 AM
Excellent!!
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03/24/2006 10:26:33 PM
incredible serinity
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03/24/2006 01:17:34 PM
Incredible capture! I hope you get a ribbon for this. -10-
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03/24/2006 12:32:58 PM
Beautiful scene, I love the shade of orange. The pelican makes a perfect silhouette. The pelican is very far away, it might have also worked to crop this shot a little tighter so that he is more easily distinguishable. Overall very lovely.
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03/24/2006 10:08:45 AM
this is sweeeeeeeeeet!
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03/24/2006 06:50:34 AM
Simply beautiful colours
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03/23/2006 08:56:38 PM
absolutely gorgeous... my highest rating so far...
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03/23/2006 07:02:52 PM
This is highly unlikely but this shot looks very familiar to me. Love the image
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03/22/2006 03:58:30 PM
gorgeous a ribbon this way !love it
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03/22/2006 12:06:36 PM
Stunning!!!
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03/22/2006 03:38:39 AM
Beautiful !
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03/21/2006 09:47:01 PM
I'm guessing this is Owens.....it's the only picture that struck me as being able to score over a 7. Wonderful colors here.... I'm going to predict this as the second place ribbon:P
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03/21/2006 02:17:26 PM
Love the reds in the sky and the reflections. The silhouette of the two birds adds a lot to the picture. I really love how the large one is looking towards the small one and visa versa. They seem to be intent on each other and oblivious to the beautiful surrounding and the photographer. Only distraction I see is the slightly blown area in the top mid left area. Otherwise well composed and beautifully done. Good luck
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03/21/2006 02:12:27 PM
Very nice pic! I like very much the colors!
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03/21/2006 12:06:03 PM
love the color, great shot. 8
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03/21/2006 10:50:26 AM
Very nice colors, you're lucky the bird stood still for 2 seconds.
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03/21/2006 09:57:14 AM
wonderful colors
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03/21/2006 09:21:57 AM
Excellenty composed sunset/rise. The tones are warm and rich. Superb!
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03/21/2006 07:22:36 AM
Nice shot, love everything about it except for the composition, I am not really liking the huge space in you give the foreground, I have a feeling I would have liked this better if it were smaller and you had tilted this up and shown more of the sky. Anyway, awesome shot in all other regards than the composition so I gave it an 8. Hope you do well in the challenge.
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03/21/2006 05:04:02 AM
Great entry here. Congrats on your ribbon!
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03/21/2006 01:52:06 AM
Hmmm. Is that Rikki's shadow I see there?
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03/20/2006 11:17:04 PM
Wow.
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03/20/2006 03:19:47 PM
beautiful shot.
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03/20/2006 11:03:46 AM
one of the best i have seen for this challenge, a little over exposed maybe in the top left qtr but a nice shot
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03/20/2006 02:06:13 AM
Stunning image. The color really is gorgeous. Great shot!
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03/20/2006 01:37:33 AM
stunning sky, great title...would love to be there right now!
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03/20/2006 01:33:39 AM
magical colors.....
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03/20/2006 12:56:08 AM
Sweet! This one will do VERY well! Congrats, great image!
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03/20/2006 12:30:38 AM
Oh wow. This doesn't look real! Beautifully done.
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03/20/2006 12:27:07 AM
Ooooh pretty. I like the velvety softness. Great silhouette. Pelicans have the BEST shape for that.
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03/20/2006 12:22:31 AM
this is first place. i call it
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