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Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Aug 21, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals, Military
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2006

Taken at the zoo. Soft focus achieved with gaussian blur and fade. I couldn't find my Cokin filter.

The "message" the soft focus is meant to convey is the idealization we have in symbols and icons. When we conjure up thoughts of the bald eagle, we tend to have idealized images of a majestic bird soaring in the wilds of Alaska. The soft focus helps our minds to get there.

POST: I am sooo King of Fourth!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 252
Avg (all users): 6.8536
Avg (commenters): 8.9167
Avg (participants): 6.8378
Avg (non-participants): 6.8606
Views since voting: 8102
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 239
Comments: 44
Favorites: 6 (view)


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09/06/2006 09:02:37 PM
wow
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09/05/2006 10:08:21 AM
Wonderful shot. Congrats on the third place!
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09/04/2006 01:04:08 AM
Congrats on your (4th) 3rd-Yellow Ribbon. Cool to see your editing touches on this symbol of so much we hold dear in this nation. Great entry!
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09/04/2006 12:47:51 AM
"The "message" the soft focus is meant to convey is the idealization we have in symbols and icons. When we conjure up thoughts of the bald eagle, we tend to have idealized images of a majestic bird soaring in the wilds of Alaska. The soft focus helps our minds to get there. "
Attractive photo, although I'm not sure the bald eagle is soft and fuzzy in the classical icon. If anything, this picture could be a sort of political commentary or iconoclast imagery. I just don't really see that this photo embraces the sharp, powerful image of an eagle.
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09/03/2006 08:55:46 PM
This is beautiful, Jason. You did an awesome job of getting all the detail in the white feathers. Sometime, I'd be interested in knowing what sort of post processing you do on your images. I'm sure you have enough spare time to do a 'learning thread', right? Ü
Nice job, and congrats on yet another ribbon!!
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09/03/2006 05:18:02 PM
Great pic. I don't know about the glow effect tho.
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09/03/2006 02:41:57 PM
Congrats on your bump up! I bet the sharp version is better.
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09/02/2006 06:27:08 AM
Excellent, congrats on the ribbon Jason.
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09/01/2006 03:00:17 AM
Soooo King of 4th....

...sliding into 3rd ;) Its a fine picture BTW. He looks quite proud/haughty.
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09/01/2006 01:47:44 AM
Very nice work Jason. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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08/31/2006 09:39:00 PM
Incredibly stunning, a picture i gladly add to my favorites.
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08/31/2006 03:35:47 PM
great shot doc, congrats on your ribbon ;)
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08/31/2006 01:23:36 PM
Looks like the king of "fourth" has got a new crown!!?
Congrats!
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08/31/2006 12:12:35 PM
Congrats on yet another ribbon :-)
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08/31/2006 11:25:12 AM
Congratulations.
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08/31/2006 10:05:19 AM
another one?? lol congrats on 3rd!
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08/31/2006 09:23:01 AM
Gorgeous colors and very awesome photo!!
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08/31/2006 09:12:15 AM
Congrats Dac. This could be one of those inspirational posters seen in offices these days.

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08/31/2006 09:09:36 AM
Congrats on another ribbon Jason.
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08/31/2006 08:50:10 AM
Three magnificent 7's on the front page, what a sight! Congrats on moving up to third.
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08/31/2006 08:40:29 AM
congrats on moving up to ribbon winning Jason...I know what it feels like
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08/31/2006 08:24:39 AM
like you need another ribbon! congrats, I guess.
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08/31/2006 08:16:29 AM
congrats on your bump to third!
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08/30/2006 02:29:57 PM
Congratulations on the 4th place, great shot!
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08/30/2006 09:10:06 AM
strong image Jason...gave you an 8 in case you were wondering ;-)
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08/30/2006 07:52:28 AM
I just voted on this one last night and thought it was amazing! Congratulations on 4th place. Definitely deserving of top honors!

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08/30/2006 04:52:12 AM
Yeah, me too, thought you were saying that you americans had gotten soft, mainly around the waist, hehe :) Congrats on the 4th! Go mag 7!!!
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08/30/2006 02:30:23 AM
And here I thought you were trying to symbolize that America was getting soft ;-) Nice shot Doc!
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08/30/2006 12:26:48 AM
Congrats as usual!! I love the juxtaposition of the soft focus and the strong bird, sharp beak...lovely!
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08/30/2006 12:19:37 AM
Nice job Jason!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 05:57:05 AM
very nice. Love the way this is framed and love the background tones. The work to draw your eye to the texture of the feathers. This is very well done.
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08/29/2006 12:16:29 AM
Wow!
TC
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08/27/2006 09:00:19 AM
Yes it is :) 10
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08/26/2006 02:57:03 AM
proud to be, happy to give great capture 10
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08/25/2006 06:13:24 PM
Fantastic. Good use of soft focus. Nice Zoom. Cool. They are sure nice birds.
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08/24/2006 10:54:02 PM
wow!!
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08/24/2006 06:55:42 PM
Beautiful!!! Only the 2nd image I have come across so far that actually fits the challenge. Wonderful detail, nice composition and the softness is just right :o)
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08/24/2006 05:35:11 PM
Great pose and great photo. I tend to lean towards hard focus for bald eagle photos, but this is very nice and may persuade me otherwise. Well done!
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08/23/2006 10:22:14 PM
Well, if this photo doesn't get a ribbon or one of those neked girl pix beats it...I quit! 10+
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08/23/2006 06:15:10 PM
Great detail and still soft. Great picture.
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08/23/2006 01:43:48 PM
Classic.
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08/23/2006 06:38:06 AM
wow...an awesome shot....perhaps you lost a little contrast along the way, but awesome 8
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08/23/2006 06:36:16 AM
ifind this very cool, very stunning, yet very soft! 10
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08/23/2006 01:17:58 AM
8
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