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Challenge: Flight (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Springfield IL
Date: Sep 27, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2003


Place: 109 out of 118
Avg (all users): 4.0921
Avg (commenters): 4.3125
Avg (participants): 3.9494
Avg (non-participants): 4.2466
Views since voting: 1019
Votes: 152
Comments: 20
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08/28/2007 08:53:26 PM
Wonderful shot!
10/06/2003 02:38:41 AM
Looks like no-one understood this then Rick. Surprised that so many people thought the exposure was out - it obviously isn't - and also surprised that more people didn't appreciate that the effect might have been deliberate. Hope it doesn't put you off trying this sort of thing again :-)

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2003 11:07:54 PM
An impressive number of birds, but very out-of-focus and grainy...I don't know if you were trying for that effect, but I find it very distracting, making this really more a picture of bird shapes than birds.
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10/05/2003 03:28:32 PM
wooow too photoshopped
10/05/2003 12:28:52 AM
To washed out. Did you over sharpen or etc?
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10/04/2003 12:21:22 AM
interesting , too much digital noise
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10/03/2003 03:12:49 PM
Keep your mouth closed! This is a tough shot, and good try. It is overexposed, a faster shutter speed may have corrected alot of the problems with this shot. would have stopped the motion more (blurry) and darkened up the sky, and fixed the overexposure some. Keep at it. Only learn from trying and trying again.
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10/02/2003 12:04:51 PM
I like the idea... That's a LOT of birds! It is a little too overexposed for me though and a little too noisy/grainy where the clouds have parted and revealed the sky.
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10/01/2003 12:59:27 AM
This might have been better darkened and sharpened some. Certainly interesting with all those birds.
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09/30/2003 05:41:12 AM
Woah, scarey! Looks like a scene from some horror film.... interesting concept.
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09/29/2003 11:07:10 PM
seems extremely grainy.
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09/29/2003 06:39:13 PM
Interesting, but far too manipulated for my "photo" tastes (sorry, my bad). Did you add grain? (see sky) 5 Rob the Swash
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09/29/2003 06:21:12 PM
memorable shot, but I'm undecided as to whether or not the processing really adds anything worth adding. I think perhaps it does: a little sense of mystery, perhaps. Feel there's a lack of depth to the image however - they all seem to pretty much the same distance away (obviously they aren't, but the range isn't so great). I think also it might have been a pretty dull image without the level of processing, and whilst it helps that it can't really completely mask it. Still gets a 8, for mood if nothing else.
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09/29/2003 12:55:40 PM
Neat composition. I don't really like the coloring, but I do find this interesting and like it the more I look at it. You captured the challenge.
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09/29/2003 10:58:31 AM
First impression for this photo is that it is too grainy and over sharpened however at second glance I like it. It reminds me of the movie "The Birds". Maybe the title Homage to Hitchcock would fit this photo better?
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09/29/2003 08:47:31 AM
Whoa! I hope that you did not get hit by any falling matter. This image is way overexposed. In a situation like this, you should meter the sky first and then set you camera for those high light exposures. I do not know what camera you have or the cercumstances of this shot so I can only be broad in my suggestion.
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09/29/2003 08:16:36 AM
An interesting effect, but the composition of the pigeons looks random and chaotic. I like the use of contrast and grain. 6
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09/29/2003 07:30:36 AM
This is so interesting. It looks almost like a painting. I love how the flock of birds is spackled across the sky in such a random flurry and what I suppose is actually an overexposure causing the clouds to seem so stark (I'm not a photographer so I don't know techniques, all I really know is the affect and I like it here). I wish your title was as creative as the shot. ;-)
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09/29/2003 01:53:48 AM
sharpened up a bit much for my taste, but I like the way you captured all the birds in action
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09/29/2003 12:25:19 AM
Reminds me of the show, I think it is called The birds. hmmm...not sure1 I like the effect. Good luck!
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