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DragonFly
DragonFly
jbsmithana


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Challenge: Bokeh II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Skagit River Delta, Washington
Date: Jun 20, 2006
Aperture: F4.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2006

Shot handheld on much to sunny a day using Nikon 1.7x TC on Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VR at full zoom, 340mm equiv. I was actually out shooting an eaglet in a nest when this guy flew up to my feet. A little harsh but still hope it does well.

Covert from RAW using RSP set at color temp 4350, tint 19, exp. -.40, fill light 15, shadow contrast 17, highlight contrast -14, moved shadwo level to 10 on curves, color vibrance at 1. Saved as TIFF. Cleaned using auto in Noise Ninja. Cropped, adjsut levels, contrast and added USM in MS DIP. Saved as TIFF. Resized, added USM and saved for web in PSE3.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.3262
Avg (commenters): 7.3529
Avg (participants): 6.1493
Avg (non-participants): 6.4897
Views since voting: 1132
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 279
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 08:15:29 PM
Love the colours. Strong composition. Not strictly enhanced by bokeh though.
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06/27/2006 07:50:09 PM
Wow, nice very nice!
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06/27/2006 07:36:30 PM
ohl yessss...
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06/26/2006 11:02:43 PM
Good example of using bokeh to enhance the subject!
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06/24/2006 05:45:40 PM
very cool shot
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06/24/2006 09:01:46 AM
He looks a little tired, but lovely colors...
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06/24/2006 06:27:16 AM
Wonderful colours and detail. Fantastic.
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06/23/2006 11:55:13 PM
Tough luck you're out of focus, Hodges.
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06/23/2006 09:12:43 PM
Is that real? Wow.
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06/22/2006 09:56:09 PM
Great color and smooth background.
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06/22/2006 05:29:35 PM
Pretty.
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06/22/2006 04:13:26 PM
beautiful shot!! good focus on the dragon and its perch, the bokeh is more driven by portrait need for BG to blur, rather than add interest.
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06/22/2006 09:19:29 AM
I already voted, now back for comments. I gave you a 10 on this shot. Lovely vibrant colors, crisp detail, excellent subject and bokeh.
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06/22/2006 07:23:48 AM
my DragonFly was ready to take-Off! but yours comparing to mine have better colors , framing and for sure better Bokeh .
wish you lock with it, 10
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06/21/2006 04:12:43 PM
wonderful flame skimmer, I almost enter one myself. Nice shot.
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06/21/2006 03:33:46 PM
Wow, great colours!
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06/21/2006 09:01:54 AM
Beautiful colors
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06/21/2006 06:16:46 AM
wow! stunning lighting and excellent macro...wonderful colour and bokeh
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