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Challenge: Free Study 2007-01 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 50-200 ED
Location: Tower Beach, Vancouver BC
Date: Jan 26, 2007
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2007

I chased this heron up and down the beach for a good 2 hours. Out of 100 or so shots, this one is probably the best (hard to choose, so many were the same!)

Levels, Hue/sat, sharpen, resize, sharpen, border.

low 6s is my prediction

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Damn, almost had my 3rd 6.5 of the month!

Statistics
Place: 59 out of 559
Avg (all users): 6.4118
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.3871
Avg (non-participants): 6.5172
Views since voting: 1962
Views during voting: 207
Votes: 153
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/29/2007 09:18:24 AM
they herons in florida are very shy as well, occasionally they dont seem to mind you getting close if there is the possibility of food (like when fishing and having live bait) still, seems just as you get set-up they spook ...lol i think this is the bird the the nooks followed to the sunshine state.
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02/08/2007 12:44:44 PM
This is yours??? You came out of the mountains! How blessed for us :) This is WONDERFUL! I'm so happy it finished strong!

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02/08/2007 07:59:55 AM
Yes, almost to 6.5! Perseverance at the water's edge pays off - I've find the herons and egrets in the rice fields are very camera-shy (the ones in Tokyo aren't so). Great detail in the feathers.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2007 05:33:31 AM
Great shot.
Lovely sharp focus on the birds head. Nicely lit by the rising or setting sun.
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02/06/2007 11:02:58 PM
Wow, I can literally smell the fish on his breath! Look at that focus! 10
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02/06/2007 07:57:08 PM
nice crisp image - love the lighting and the highlights on the face
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02/05/2007 07:04:56 AM
This is a wonderful image. The only constructive comment i would make would have been to perhapsframe the heron more to the right as to give him more space to look into.
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02/04/2007 09:45:28 PM
Wonderful photo, nice and clear, great composition, makes me wonder what he is looking at.
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02/02/2007 11:00:30 PM
Nice shot. Good clean background. Great detail. I'm just wondering how this would look if it weren't centered. 7
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02/02/2007 07:17:25 PM
you have done very well with this capture. Good clarity and sharpness
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02/02/2007 06:08:07 PM
great detail in the feathers.
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02/02/2007 05:19:32 PM
Beautiful lighting.
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02/02/2007 03:46:55 AM
Wonderful photography, Congratulations.
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02/01/2007 01:17:39 PM
That is beautiful. The lighting makes that golden bird shine exquisitely. And such impressive detail in the feathers. Great job. I love those birds. They are so photogenic.
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02/01/2007 08:28:46 AM
This one is good. Like the contrast and colors.
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