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Cape White-Eye
Cape White-Eye

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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 APO Aspherical for Nikon
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Date: Aug 25, 2006
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 30, 2006

Lucky catch! Well, maybe not all that lucky - I was waiting for it, but lucky that it sat still enough for about 5 shots. Taken hand-held with SB-800 flash.

PS cropped, usm, curves.

Place: 121 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.1245
Avg (commenters): 6.5882
Avg (participants): 6.0667
Avg (non-participants): 6.3333
Views since voting: 1179
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 249
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 03:34:33 PM
The oof background looks great for making this little guy pop. Also some very nice color combination in the composition. Well done!
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09/07/2006 12:51:29 AM
Nice shot, looks like a greeting card. The red adds just the right amount of contrast
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09/06/2006 05:31:58 PM
the details are great, it almost looks like you set this up ;) colors are beautiful and the reds and greens really fit together, the background bokeh is stunning!
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09/05/2006 01:12:10 PM
I like the square crop because it keeps a tight focus on your main subject - the bird perched on the flower. The blurred background provides the perfect backdrop for the bird to visually pop off the page. Love the colors. I know the relative size of those flowers so this is a really small bird to be perched like that - because of that I can appreciate and get a sense of scale. My only critique is that I wish the composition had captured the bird head more in profile so that we can see his eye and beak more. Picky, picky, I know - that is sometimes very hard to accomplish but if one can get the shot it does improve the appeal of the composition.
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09/04/2006 12:11:12 PM
lovely clear shot, and even a catchlight in the eye. perfection.
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09/03/2006 09:06:42 PM
Nice tone quality, great sharpness and detail. I rated you high.
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09/03/2006 06:48:08 PM
-A beautiful capture of a neat moment
-Love the colors
-Great shallow DOF
-Great focus
-Score: 8
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09/03/2006 12:36:17 PM
These little guys are tough to catch! Well done. Beautiful bokeh.
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09/03/2006 06:54:12 AM
You seem to have achieved great detail on the flowers, but the bird unfortunately looks a little fuzzy. Great colours and good depth of field. I'm guessing this was quite a difficult shot exposure-wise.
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09/02/2006 09:47:38 PM
Good capture and stance here.
The background seems a bit high on the contrast side and would probably benefit from lightening & softening the background.
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09/02/2006 01:06:56 PM
Lovely reds and very warm bokeh.
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09/02/2006 06:14:18 AM
Nice isolative DOF. Pretty bird
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09/02/2006 05:19:10 AM
I like the DOF on this shot, the bird is wonderfully clear, stands out well.
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09/01/2006 09:32:27 PM
great job on seperating the background. seems to have a little too much noise?
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09/01/2006 04:13:55 PM
The subject stands out a little bit too much against the background for my tastes; almost as if it were cut and pasted on (obviously it wasn't, but that's what the appearance is of). I give it a 5, because it still is a good capture.
09/01/2006 03:52:21 PM
Amazing focus, great colours and subject.
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09/01/2006 03:14:48 PM
Nice bokeh! 7
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09/01/2006 11:06:18 AM
wonderful clarity and light, an excellent study...perfect composition
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09/01/2006 10:52:21 AM
great DOF. loevely color too. looks a little soft i think though.
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