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Live and Let Die
Live and Let Die
Mr_Pants


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Challenge: Wings (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Date: Aug 19, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2007

Shot at the local zoo. This is a King Vulture and the title is as near as I can get to a pun of sorts, seeing that the title song to the film was performed by Wings, of course. I thought of the title and then went trying to get a picture to fit.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.8200
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 6.3418
Avg (non-participants): 7.1322
Views since voting: 1540
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 200
Comments: 52
Favorites: 9 (view)


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08/18/2008 09:07:07 PM
In retrospect, I would have given this a 10. You introduced me to these magfnicently beautiful birds with this terrific shot. I love the colors, POV, focus/DOF, and composition. This is one of those images that just haunts me (and has continued to do so since the challenge). I remember it vividly at all times. I'm not sure what else can be said to express my impression of this shot. I love it.
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03/25/2008 07:14:56 PM
Die already dammit! I'm hungry! Maybe not quite as ominous as Doomwatch, but pretty close...
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08/29/2007 07:30:09 PM
I think in a Free Study this would win hands down. Its one of the top bird shots I have seen here. but I also had a hard time scoring it over a 7 with out any emphasis on the wings. Great Title I missed that because some wicked headshot kept staring at me. :)
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08/29/2007 07:17:23 PM
Shot has great eye contact and color. Great job with the fine capture.
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08/27/2007 09:04:57 PM
Dang, Mr. Pants! This is absolutely FABULOUS!!! Woo Hooo! I feel so stoked to be on the same team with such amazing talent! You NAILED this. It takes my breath away!

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08/27/2007 01:20:27 AM
Bloody hell mate... what a great picture, I didn't get this far in voting but it would be an instant 8-9 incredibly sharp

Congrats on 12th dude, our team look in good form.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/26/2007 10:24:45 PM
WOW! Amazing capture! Those colors are gorgeous!
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08/26/2007 09:42:04 PM
Love that colorful head and the expression.
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08/26/2007 08:58:38 PM
This is amazing and the stare is so intense!
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08/26/2007 08:58:04 PM
Now thats is definately ugly, but ever so good as well.....
I just love that look.....
Awespome detail and textures, for his fine image.....
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08/26/2007 08:12:46 PM
I love the sharpness here... And the composition is spot on.
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08/26/2007 06:56:17 PM
Love the color and focus of the bird head.
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08/26/2007 06:03:15 PM
Very vivid and crisp...great impact
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08/26/2007 04:08:38 PM
Awesome detail and clarity, I'm interested in knowing what type of bird this is,(vulture?) the colors are extremely great, awesome capture, great work, 10.
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08/26/2007 01:23:15 PM
Beautiful image, love the focus on the head and the vivid colours.
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08/26/2007 12:08:00 PM
splendid closeup - what a creepy bird!
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08/26/2007 09:55:19 AM
I know its not a very pretty bird but WOW. This is one of my favs now.
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08/24/2007 06:48:50 PM
Look neat. and this is a "winged" creature, however where are the wings? 8
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08/24/2007 02:50:56 PM
OMG! I almost feel like I am being accused of something aweful! This image conveys loads of emotion through the eye contact with the photographer/viewer. Brilliant colours and clarity. Well captured.
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08/24/2007 07:02:52 AM
10 for that amazing expression.
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08/24/2007 02:32:26 AM
This is an awesome shot, amazing color & very sharp
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08/23/2007 10:03:36 PM
Wonderful image. Love the color and the intense stare.
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08/23/2007 05:13:26 PM
Whoa! Awesome closeup! Great colors on his head, he looks viscious (sp?)!
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08/23/2007 01:56:31 PM
Beautiful - and a little scary too...
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08/23/2007 12:43:45 PM
I love this picture, but it doesn't really show the bird's wings so I can't give you a 10.
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08/22/2007 11:11:03 PM
im giving it a 10,because the image warrants one,the wings being an afterthought here seems imho...superb image
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08/22/2007 10:10:10 PM
I like this. Great color
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08/22/2007 09:22:20 AM
That is a beautiful photo. Love the colour and the sharp focus in the face and shallow DOF. So nicely done.
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08/22/2007 08:31:30 AM
Wow... this if fabulous with its short focal length and nicly saturated colours. It looks like a difficult picture to take, to freeze that perfect moment. A perfect 10!
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08/21/2007 09:42:31 PM
Great shot. Stunning detail and color, great pose and composition. Wings, not so much.
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08/21/2007 09:38:47 PM
I wish it would show more wing, but those eyes scared me into a 10...
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08/21/2007 06:49:23 PM
Amazing eyes. Look like he eat you a live. Nice shot.
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08/21/2007 12:38:27 PM
That is a fabulous shot... if i could i'd vote a 10!!
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08/21/2007 07:39:29 AM
I find myself in a quandry over this one - the challenge is wings, physical or figurative, and yet the wings seem to be completely incedental to the photograph. The level of detail and colour reproduction in the birds head are incredible, with an almost seering clarity of focus. However as a photograph (and quite seperate from the challenge, too) it doesn't quite work for me - something to do with the fact that focus is deep enough to allow the tip of the beek through to the neck to be sharp, but then drops off incredibly rapidly. I am curious to see what lens you are using.
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08/20/2007 11:17:48 PM
Can't see much of the wings, but what a shot of that "face to die for!" Talk about a photo that "jumps out at you!"
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08/20/2007 07:40:29 PM
I love these birds, one of my best shots ever was a side head shot but I like this even better, great detail and color.
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08/20/2007 04:49:36 PM
Great job, your a contender with this submission. Wow psart 9
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08/20/2007 03:01:05 PM
Interesting head shot...where's the wings?
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08/20/2007 02:27:26 PM
Wow...that's some face! Awesome color/clarity! Only wish the focus/subject of the shot would have been more about the "Wings"
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08/20/2007 11:24:13 AM
I'm sure you'll get some comments about how the wings aren't really visible, but this is just an amazing shot. Fantastic clarity, composition, and color. 9
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08/20/2007 09:33:39 AM
Wow! Fantastic colors and great sharpness!
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08/20/2007 09:29:46 AM
this is a very nice shot. very sharp and great colors.
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08/20/2007 07:50:42 AM
I see a beautiful face of a vulture, but no wings too bad...
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08/20/2007 07:11:17 AM
Nice portrait but not much wings here. 5
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08/20/2007 03:09:29 AM
Intensity and the power of the wing just left of center. Great eyes and face.
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08/20/2007 02:03:31 AM
Such beautiful colors and texture.
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08/20/2007 01:36:58 AM
Great photo. Very Powerfull, and the colors are great.
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08/20/2007 12:36:40 AM
What a fantastic shot... I really like it that you can't see the wings... doesn't detract one bit, as far as I am concerned anyway... how did you ever get the head so crisp and the rest of the beast so wonderfully OOF? Awesome
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08/20/2007 12:36:15 AM
really cool, but for the challenge would prefer more focus on the wings or at least to open the crop and see more of them.
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08/20/2007 12:25:45 AM
YIKES. Not much about the wings going on here, but the focus on that face is incredible. The colors are intense and the detail is tack sharp~~
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08/20/2007 12:18:36 AM
im usually not huge on bird pics but that look is killer! however, i wish the wings were emphasized more, they are mostly cropped out of this shot :( im sure he's got a killer wing span 6
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08/20/2007 12:16:01 AM
Oh my goodness they are ugly in a spectacular kind of way...love the depth of field and lighting...sharp where it matters...hope the voters are kind to you 9
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