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Birds of a Feather Flock Together (like DPC members)
Birds of a Feather Flock Together (like DPC members)

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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: NJ
Date: Nov 15, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2003


Place: 8 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.8905
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.4028
Avg (non-participants): 7.4308
Views since voting: 2621
Votes: 137
Comments: 18
Favorites: 8 (view)

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05/30/2004 09:26:40 PM
Me too!
03/03/2004 06:59:34 PM
Wow! How'd I miss this one? I'm glad someone else just added this to their favorites or I may have never seen it!

Amazing shot!!
11/28/2003 10:49:47 AM
From the Critique Club

First of all let me say that I really like this image a lot! OK, I got that out of the way.

Your choice of B/W for this shot is perfect! I am a HUGE fan of color, but in this instance I believe that color would be an enormous distraction and totally take away from the impact.

Focus and DOF here are awesome! I love the way the feathers are ruffled on the left bird. It's a nice contrast between the smoothness of the feathers on the right bird!

The crop in this shot is excellent and I think that a lot of the pop of the shot is from the crop! You have eliminated (most of) the distractions this way (and with the lack of color.)

Things I don't like: There is some distracting elements in the white background behind the right bird. Now that challenge is over that is an easy fix in photoshop. Also (I'm sorry but...) I really don't like what you added to the end of your title. I (and this is just me, don't take it personal please) felt like it was sucking up and I don't like sucking up... I almost never take a title into consideration when voting and before this never voted down for title, but in this instance I did take a point off for it...
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11/25/2003 03:07:59 AM
Great shot! I love it, one of my favourites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2003 07:30:26 PM
Very nice. I find myself liking this shot very much, I find it very appealing. Well done, and it fits the challenge very well! Not sure If I like the crop so close though, but well I don't know what the initial shot looked like!
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11/21/2003 02:27:31 AM
This is so nice. almost looks like a breeze there with the ruffled feathers and feel of motion in the background. They could be dancing. :)
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11/19/2003 04:36:39 PM
Beautiful lighting. I love the not there background.
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11/19/2003 09:35:21 AM
Nice composition and detail. I also like the two-tone effect.
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11/18/2003 02:20:56 PM
10 for sure! This an amazing photo. The ruffling of the feathers shows so much texture which adds alot of interest to the shot. The stance of the birds is great, and I like what you have done with the coloring. The way you cropped it makes it that much more dramatic...excellent job on this one....definitely one of my favorites yet!
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11/17/2003 11:43:45 PM
This is nice, I love how the two birds seem to be interacting with each other, I also like the black and white, with the nice clean white background. Very Nice, good luck...I give it a 10.
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11/17/2003 08:41:55 PM
Nice birds! I like the crouching position balanced by the striding confidence of the other bird. Just enough suggestion of a ground for them to stand on, and nothing but white behind really focuses our attention of the birds, their expressions and personality. Nice range of grays, nice detail. Later, edit out those whispy lines on the right. 10
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11/17/2003 05:41:00 PM
Feather up for emphasis, clean shot, crisp focus and simply dramatic. it's a winner (or should be).
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11/17/2003 11:20:34 AM
I love the detail on this. The starkness translates (to me) a feeling of a very chilly day. The few streaks in the background, probably junk in the water you couldnt blow out, hrm, they threaten to distract but not sure if they do or not. It seems like you're down on their level too, which is great. Love the tone and sharpness too. Very well done.
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11/17/2003 10:51:36 AM
Lovely shot!!
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11/17/2003 09:58:35 AM
Great shot. Dof and shades reall nice.
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11/17/2003 04:08:54 AM
the bests I have see so far 10/10
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11/17/2003 02:24:37 AM
I love the use of b&w (or tones at least) and meets the challenge nicely.
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11/17/2003 01:57:31 AM
Beautiful shot..fantastic tones. I really like this, good luck in the challenge.
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