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Low Flying Goose
Low Flying Goose
MaryO


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Ducks and Geese
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron AF 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di II for Nikon
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date: Jan 17, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 18, 2007

Not exactly a rare species, but a wild one nonetheless. I spent so much time with these guys I could tell by their vocalizing and body language when one was about to take off, which gave me many chances to get in-flight pictures. I particularly liked the wing detail and position in this one.

PP - converted from RAW, rotated slightly, cropped, dodged the eye and cheek marking, decreased saturation on cheek marking, brought up the midtones a bit, burnt white on tail slightly, resized, sharpened, added border

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Post-challenge: thanks for the new personal best :-)))

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.6040
Avg (commenters): 7.3810
Avg (participants): 6.4563
Avg (non-participants): 6.7075
Views since voting: 2036
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 250
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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05/21/2007 12:55:47 AM
excellent shot.
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02/21/2007 11:11:46 PM
Great capture and image!
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01/29/2007 10:52:19 PM
Great picture! Congratulations on a great score and finish!
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01/29/2007 10:06:07 AM
Mary this is gorgeous! I loved it the minute I saw it in the challenge. It reminds me of one of those elegant framed prints hanging in a man's office. What a tribute to your photographic skill (and patience) to be able to tell when one was taking off! This is one of the great ones in this aMAZING challenge!

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01/29/2007 02:15:08 AM
Congrats on a really good shot
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01/29/2007 12:16:48 AM
Congratulations on your personal best! Absolutely a lovely photo and I voted it a 9 during the challenge!!! Well done!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2007 09:58:42 PM
Great catch. Nice fall palette.
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01/27/2007 09:42:29 PM
Nice capture, and perfect use of frame.
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01/27/2007 06:12:11 PM
Now there's some mighty nice timing. Nice, sharp capture. The border distracts for me, but I am not one to judge on borders :P Good luck with this one.
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01/27/2007 05:59:15 PM
Very nice capture; I love the background and you really captured the feeling of flight here. I could do without the border; imho it detracts from your image.
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01/27/2007 04:57:15 PM
Returning for comments and bump.
Wonderful stop action with excellent details.
Could be brightened/lightened slightly. It may just be due to different monitors.
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01/25/2007 08:19:12 PM
lovely position, feather detail, and muted background.
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01/25/2007 09:43:01 AM
nice plummage. Good flight shot
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01/25/2007 03:53:34 AM
Nice detail on his wings. Good capture.
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01/24/2007 08:18:49 AM
Great image!
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01/24/2007 05:57:09 AM
Good detail on the bird. I think you might have been better off going with an outside border or none at all so the subject had more breathing space. Just a thought.
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01/23/2007 06:52:09 PM
The interesting angle helps this image stand out. I like the background as the colors complment the goose. Nice cropping.
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01/23/2007 01:04:07 PM
Beautiful!!!!! Amazing focus on that moving animal!
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01/23/2007 10:28:11 AM
nice catch
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01/23/2007 09:17:23 AM
Really nice. I like the neutral tones - very natural. The stop action is flawless. Maybe it doesn't have the overall WOW factor, but it is certainly a well executed shot. I can see this in a sporting life magazine. I like the frame too.
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01/22/2007 08:12:14 PM
Beautiful in flight capture as these are the hardest bird shots. Thanks for the effort.

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01/22/2007 02:17:15 PM
Lovely capture!
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01/22/2007 02:05:25 PM
Great job catching this goose in flight without loosing any detail in the wings. Love the fall/wintery background for it as well.
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01/22/2007 12:24:34 PM
Love this shot! Bravo!
I would, however, eliminate the border, which distracts from this awesome capture.
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01/22/2007 11:31:28 AM
Magnificent feather detail and freeze of the wingtips. Very nice background. 8
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01/22/2007 09:19:13 AM
Nice shot but the border is completely unnecessary and distracting as a result.
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01/22/2007 03:43:39 AM
nice timing! 9
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01/22/2007 02:34:51 AM
very nice composition, love the curve of the wing tips
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