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Ruffled
Ruffled
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007

RawShooter essentials 2006
- exp +.40
- shadow contrast +50
- highlight contrast -20
- saturation +20
- convert to TIFF

Paint Shop Pro X
- crop
- brightness & contrast : B/C (5,7)
- resize
- USM (.50,100,10) +luminance
- smart photo fix (0,12,0,12,56,11,0)
- digital noise reduction (25,25,25,20,0)
- USM (.35,100,10) +luminance
- sharpen brush on face
- border
- save as JPG

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.4843
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.2936
Avg (non-participants): 6.6276
Views since voting: 1432
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 254
Comments: 23
Favorites: 2 (view)


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01/31/2007 05:13:27 PM
Thanks for posting this again in the thread -- it reminds me of how awesome it is!! And how underrated it is also! This photo is flawless. In every way!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2007 09:46:54 PM
Lovely portrait of this cardinal. I like the background colors that mirror the highlight colors in the bird. This would make a beautiful painting.
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01/28/2007 06:17:05 PM
I love the snow against the cardinals feathers.
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01/28/2007 01:42:00 PM
Love the way the snow is falling. The shallow DOF really draws attention to the bird and the focus is right on. Nice work!
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01/25/2007 11:55:13 AM
Beautiful colors
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01/25/2007 01:08:14 AM
nice try. he's just a little soft or OOF.
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01/24/2007 01:41:34 PM
I love the falling snow in the background.
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01/24/2007 08:58:33 AM
Great shot!
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01/23/2007 09:17:58 PM
Excellent capture. I really like the muted colors in the background. Nice clarity. You did a very good job!! 10
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01/23/2007 06:04:12 PM
A great background can really set off the subject and that is what you have here. Very nice shot.
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01/23/2007 05:57:44 PM
great colors and bokeh - 8
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01/23/2007 12:54:39 PM
This is beautiful! Perfect detail on those feathers, and the colors are so pretty! Excellent job.
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01/23/2007 09:27:22 AM
I just lovel this. The fact that you can see the snow falling really adds to the wintry mood. Great detail on the little guy. Cardinals are so beautiful. 7
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01/23/2007 08:12:32 AM
Nice atmospheric picture. Next years Christmas card?
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01/23/2007 07:08:16 AM
nice snow drops. it helps give a sense of the cold
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01/23/2007 05:03:54 AM
I love your photo. This is so sweet, soft and the colors are nice. 9
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01/22/2007 10:28:14 PM
Beautiful composition and colors. 9
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01/22/2007 08:17:13 PM
Great capture and the slow mo snow just adds to this great shot. very nice.
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01/22/2007 03:01:12 PM
This is realy nice. 10
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01/22/2007 10:34:03 AM
Great composition and clarity! Love the falling snow in the background!
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01/22/2007 09:31:15 AM
Nice effect with the snow falling.
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01/22/2007 07:21:38 AM
Perfect coloration.
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01/22/2007 06:50:53 AM
I love the colors of the female cardinals. That with the snow and soft bokeh in the background make this a top notch shot. bumping up to 8 for now.
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