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tomlewis1980


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Challenge: Flight (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Siddington, Cheshire, UK
Date: Sep 28, 2003
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2003

75-300mm USM IS @ 75mm

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.9673
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.7564
Avg (non-participants): 7.1867
Views since voting: 3001
Votes: 153
Comments: 38
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/12/2004 10:53:34 PM
very nice original work.
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11/24/2003 06:20:22 PM
This is an excellent capture tom. To get the seagull just at that moment in flight was great. Nice detail in the feathers as well.
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11/22/2003 05:57:09 PM
Great use of thirds, great focus, just a GREAT picture
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11/21/2003 04:05:16 PM
WOW! ...just wow.
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10/06/2003 09:05:48 PM
I'm shocked this recieved so many more 6s and 7s than 8s,9s,&10s

The emotion of it is just phenomenal....
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10/06/2003 02:13:38 AM
Well done mate.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2003 11:37:02 PM
is a WOW-- 10
10/05/2003 11:28:49 PM
I really like this one - black and white works well, and the image is very crisp. The left wing seems to have a few artifacts (around the upper feathers), and it is a pity the right wing extends out of the shot, but all in all this is lovely.
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10/05/2003 10:17:00 PM
Great detail. Good job making the subject stand out from similarly-toned background.
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10/05/2003 10:13:02 PM
Very nicely focused.
10/05/2003 08:17:18 PM
Normally the fact that part of the wing didn't make the shot would bug me a little, but not this time. This is a great picture all around. Good job!
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10/05/2003 07:49:22 PM
A sheer b and w delight, despite the cut-off wing, which does feel a lil odd in such a wonderful capture... ?
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10/05/2003 10:10:36 AM
Very nice. The main subject is clear with the background clouds sligly out of focus. Excellent!!
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10/04/2003 02:49:32 PM
kind of looks like the bird is hanging from strings
that wingtip being unclipped ( no pun intended ) would make it for me
10/04/2003 01:33:38 PM
Nice use of thirds. Good focus. Looks a little oversharpened - not too keen on the bright outlines of some parts. I like the B&W here - good choice. Good luck.
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10/04/2003 01:26:47 AM
Great contrast helps to bring out the beautiful feathers in the bird. Love the slight blur in the wings helps to show motion and the sense of flight. The depth of field helps bring out the bird from the sky in the backgorund. Great fluffy clouds too.
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10/03/2003 11:37:22 PM
Neat shot...wing clipped a little
10/02/2003 08:19:30 AM
Nice greys. Would prefer it if we could see all of that other wing though.
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10/02/2003 01:46:38 AM
oohhh I love it, I just seen a similar photo, but this one doesn't suffer the same shortcoming though I would love to see the whole of the creature in its entirety, I am left wanting a wee for the rest of the form that is sadly absent stunning nonetheless, especially in the regards I am left in want so deeply after looking at what you captured, wonderfully done in all other regards, and maybe that was the intent, maybe if titled as such it would be "perfect" well in my mind it is, so that should be enough I would hope to let you know you have a wonderfully done image herecaptured in much pectacular and emotive glory....
lovely,
sincerely,
joe
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10/01/2003 09:30:23 PM
Wow! Even with the wing clipped off at the top, you have captured an image that is powerful. The grey of the bird with the grey of the sky make a great pairing. 10 -danny
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09/30/2003 11:28:44 PM
Must have been a problem deciding how to crop this. I really like the white to black in this.
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09/30/2003 11:17:04 PM
Sharpest gull so far.
09/30/2003 08:37:11 PM
Your focus on this shot is near perfect, but I am not sure I agree with the black and white. The gray skies make the scene look drab in my opinion. Of course I realize it could have just been a gray day and not necessarily intended for black and white. 7 for artistry.
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09/30/2003 05:48:43 PM
nice capture, it's just a little dull in my opinion. I would like to see this perhaps lighter and more contrasty. I'm also not sure that being purely black and white really helps this image any. Shame you didn't get his other wing in too.
Good Luck, Todd. 6
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09/30/2003 01:41:14 PM
something agelic about her - she's lovely but the image and the mood it evokes are outstanding - gorgeous 10
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09/30/2003 12:14:57 PM
Great image... I love the colours... It´s a shame that you can´t show the bird in his totally... But, 10
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09/30/2003 03:06:41 AM
Why didn't you give this a title? It is the only reason I'm not giving you a full 10 for it. A title does a lot for a photo. The photo itself is great, a very good capture and to present it in B & W was a good choice - 9.
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09/29/2003 11:03:38 PM
A very beautiful shot. B & W works well for this image. Great clarity, excellant capture ofthe subject.
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09/29/2003 10:31:02 PM
it looks stuffed
09/29/2003 09:54:59 PM
Great shot, It would be bett though it the wing was not cut off on top, even so, still a wonderful capture.
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09/29/2003 09:23:22 PM
the almost dreamlike quality of the feathers set off by the black feet, eyes, and wingtips are very nice--of course it would have been nice to see all of the other wing as well but you can't have everything 8
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09/29/2003 04:31:26 PM
wonderful photo, nice lighting, soft texture...good capture of motion!
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09/29/2003 03:48:52 PM
Very nice capture. I'd have liked a little more contrast with the background, but that's being overly picky. Good detail on the bird. Congrats on a really nice shot. 9 Rob the Swash
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09/29/2003 03:33:11 PM
Just the chop on the left wing....that is the only think I'm not crazy for. I love the action you captured. Your focus is very nice.
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09/29/2003 02:36:38 PM
Nice Laughing Gull. I especially like the cloudy rainy sky as a complement to the gull.
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09/29/2003 12:16:33 PM
This is a great capture, too bad did n't get wing in, not that it matters, is still really sharp, close and has great lighting and tones. After spending many hours this week trying for a good shot of a flying bird I know how hard it is!!
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09/29/2003 11:01:46 AM
the best gull shot yet!
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09/29/2003 07:19:50 AM
too bad it's left wingtip is out of the picture, still a nice image.
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