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Lunch Lunge
Lunch Lunge

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Challenge: Flight (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Florida
Date: Sep 24, 2003
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2003


Place: 10 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.5192
Avg (commenters): 7.2609
Avg (participants): 6.2078
Avg (non-participants): 6.8228
Views since voting: 1363
Votes: 156
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2003 11:20:20 PM
Great Framing, I can feel the speed as he goes for his prey-- 10
10/05/2003 09:40:33 PM
What great timing. An EXCELLENT action shot! good job!
10/05/2003 08:46:43 PM

I don't really mind the unusual placement of the bird leaving the image. Graphically, the arrow-like shape of the bird in an outer corner makes for dynamic composition. The texture (wings and body) appears somewhat (deliberately?) oversharpened, adding a proliferated contrast to the given tedium of the water.
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10/05/2003 01:24:05 PM
Beautiful capture. If only it wasn't about to smack into the corner of the frame :-/
10/05/2003 10:14:33 AM
Almost past thirds but I like it over in the corner.
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10/04/2003 09:47:55 PM
I like the shades of gray of his feathers, and I think you used his flying out of the picture to your advantage by making her so extreme in the corner.
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10/04/2003 02:03:53 PM
I think I might have panned left a bit more. Good focus. Good luck.
10/03/2003 11:44:25 PM
Head seems a bit out of focus but super catch.
10/02/2003 12:32:02 PM
Nice capture and good focus! - 8
10/01/2003 06:19:05 PM
Very cool, detailed photo! Love everything about this, except the framing. You might lose some points for it. If possible, you should have the bird in the opposite corner, so the viewer has the feel of seeing what the bird is seeing (or at least in that same direction). I'm not going to "nick" you any points for it, as I realize this would have been an extremely difficult shot. 10 Rob the Swash
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09/30/2003 11:56:52 PM
Cropping isn't right... The extreme motion of the bird's direction makes it feel like the cropping should be opposite (with the bird in the upper right corner).
09/30/2003 10:43:15 PM
I think the cropping works well for this one. Usually you'd want more space in front of the subject, but this emphasizes the action you mention in the title, as if he is rushing forward to catch a fish. 8
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09/30/2003 03:57:24 AM
Good one! The perspective is interesting, even tho the general rule is to leave more space in the direction an object is moving - 8.
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09/29/2003 11:10:00 PM
Excellant framing, content and clarity. Very well done.
09/29/2003 10:40:29 PM
Wow swooping in for the kill. Slight in the head gives a good sense of motion and the diving of the bird. Beautiful sharp contrast helps the detailed bird pop out of the background. Great capture.
09/29/2003 09:21:43 PM
nice capture..the sense of the dive and the tuck of the neck are very nice
09/29/2003 06:13:32 PM
Marvelous shot. The colors and focus are really nice here. I also like your composition/crop.
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09/29/2003 04:36:37 PM
great view! Nice clear photo.
09/29/2003 02:50:55 PM
This is a wonderful shot, exposure is spot on, well done
09/29/2003 01:27:13 PM
i don't know why you chose to crop this picture this way, i think in cases like this, the bird would look better entering the frame from the upper right corner, rather than leaving the lower left corner
09/29/2003 01:12:23 PM
Wow! Great angle and composition. Wish the pelican's head was also sharp, but this is very nice, and impressive.
09/29/2003 12:25:08 PM
I like the position of this bird and the contrast against the water. Perfect composition.
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09/29/2003 11:15:24 AM
I'm not sure I like the composition of this photo. I'd prefer to see where he is flying as opposed to where he came from. Still a great capture of the bird though.
09/29/2003 01:01:03 AM
great focus and light. although you might not have been able to do this, i would have cropped the top and right and left more water visible down and to the left (ie: the direction he is heading).

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