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Salute to the Rising Sun
Salute to the Rising Sun

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Challenge: Stopped Motion III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II for Nikon
Location: Texas
Date: Aug 6, 2006
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Aug 6, 2006

At a local University duck pond. Taken early in the morning.

Nikon D50
2006/08/06 07:09:21.9
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 70-300mm F/4-5.6 D
Focal Length: 300mm
Exposure Mode: Shutter Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/800 sec - F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Long Exposure NR: Off

Place: 47 out of 212
Avg (all users): 6.0207
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 6.0390
Avg (non-participants): 6.0086
Views since voting: 1115
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 193
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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08/17/2006 07:51:39 AM
Hello from the Critique Club:

I did not vote on this challenge so this is the first time I've looked at your entry. I'm impressed with the your timing on this shot and how well you stopped the action. I also like the off center composition. I would have given this a 6, as there are a couple of areas that come up a little short. First, with the way the lighting fall on the duck's face, I really would have liked to have seen the duck's eye in better focus. Although the wings are where the stopped action is, the lighting naturally draws the viewer's attention to the face. Second, I agree with skiprow that the picture looks a bit over sharpened. Three is a large halo effect along the back of the duck. This is often the result of over sharpening.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/11/2006 03:30:25 PM
Clever title to a well shot image. Several duck/water shots in here. You've captured this one with some nice lighting, no motion blur, and the image is well focused. Job well done. Good luck in the challenge.
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08/11/2006 09:18:33 AM
nice moment in a tough lighting situation. a bit too much sharpening, though.
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08/10/2006 06:14:38 PM
This is hilarious. He looks like he is about to start conducting an orchestra. Very nice capture. 8
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08/09/2006 08:37:39 PM
Thank you for not planting the subject in the center of the shot. I like the crown raised up on the duck's head :)
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08/08/2006 05:32:51 AM
I've tried this type of shot myself, and know you only have a split second to take the pic, so very well done.
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08/07/2006 06:31:31 AM
nice capture!
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