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Challenge: Negative Space (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Back Yard
Date: Sep 14, 2002
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2002

Used maximum zoom to blur the background.

Place: 64 out of 218
Avg (all users): 5.8392
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 6.1931
Avg (non-participants): 5.5301
Views since voting: 840
Votes: 311
Comments: 28
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09/23/2002 07:54:00 PM
I agree!
09/23/2002 08:54:00 AM
Imagine the background with tree branches, leaves etc. The bird would not stand out as it does now. I used maximum DOF to totally blur the background, leaving only the background colors which contrast with the dominant red color in the bird. I feel that I used the negative space to the maximum extent and that it created the "wow" of the overall image.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2002 10:21:00 PM
Wonderful clarity and color and contrast. 9
09/21/2002 04:02:00 PM
09/21/2002 12:05:00 PM
Such a simple composition and I think the branch combining with the bird really makes a great shape and anchors the bird within the frame. I like the DOF which throws the background out of focus and leaves just an impression of the greenery behind without including potentially distracting detail. Technically this shot is absolutely wonderful - content wise it doesn't truly excite me, but I am admiring it as I look at it again.
7, Kavey
09/21/2002 07:47:00 AM
Wonderful picture ! Be ready for critics about negative space :-)
09/20/2002 07:11:00 PM
Great photo of a house finch! Good details. What's the negative space? Usually I don't ask, but this one has me most perplexed. Grade for nice photo. 8 Swash
09/20/2002 02:49:00 PM
Excellent nature photo. One stop down would have given you the DOF for a sharp tail, too. Neg space here isolates the main subject. Good work. 8
09/20/2002 01:50:00 PM
great focus. teh green background really brings teh colors of the bird out well. karmat
09/20/2002 01:37:00 PM
this is a very nice shot! I would expect to see a photo like this one in the Audubon (sp?) Society field guide to birds :) Excellent work.... - jmsetzler
09/20/2002 08:56:00 AM
beautiful shot. I don't see the negative space, though
09/20/2002 06:11:00 AM
Very nice. Excellent use of negative space. 8
09/19/2002 08:03:00 PM
House finch or purple finch?
09/19/2002 06:24:00 PM
I really like this picture, but it does not say "Negative Space" to me, though. 5 -lennier
09/19/2002 03:44:00 AM
Awww! What a beautiful finch! I haven't see this one before. Where is this one found? Absolutely beautiful portait. A definately keeper. BUT the "negative space" doesn't give me a WOW.
09/18/2002 08:21:00 PM
amazing use of DOF as negative space
09/17/2002 11:30:00 PM
Sorry but I don't think this meets the intent of the challenge
09/17/2002 05:48:00 PM
great bird portrait with no distractions in background superb
09/17/2002 05:38:00 AM
Awesome wildlife shot with added challenge compliance. This is wonderful - and highly skilled - use of DOF... Great work... (10)
09/16/2002 09:19:00 PM
Very nice shot though I don't think it utilizes the concept of negative space as it is too tightly cropped to get the impact that it might otherwise have.
09/16/2002 07:48:00 PM
Your neg space behind the bird is very nice. It stands out from the bird, and the bird stands out from it. I like how the bird and the branch kind of match in colors. The clarity and focus are excelent! The detail in the bird is simply superb. The angle and framing are also very nice. Great job and good luck in the challenge. 8 ~hbunch7187~
09/16/2002 04:09:00 PM
Killer good lens! Nice capture, nice composition, colors. Good luck. Justine. Score 7
09/16/2002 01:59:00 PM
this is a beautiful shot - the color is just wonderful between the perch and breast - and the green is a perfect backdrop. i like this shot alot! 9 sgtpepper6344
09/16/2002 11:47:00 AM
need to give this image a title--good work and nice detail--9bobgaither give it a title and 10--excellent image
09/16/2002 07:12:00 AM
Composition: 6Lighting: 5,
Appeal: 6, Total Rating7 Sulamk
09/16/2002 04:17:00 AM
fabulous bird portrait........ fabulous colour....... fabulous framng.... fabulous photo technical ....... fabulous field ability........ and last, fabulous use of depth of field, which I assume is your intended negative space....... but that sadly does not meet all my criteria for negative space. an overall ten for the image.......... but five for the challenge.
09/16/2002 01:21:00 AM
Great colors on the bird. I like the blur in the background. Good detail. 6
09/16/2002 12:31:00 AM
Fabulous picture, but I see no negative space -- certainly no negative space that is a "wow!" Again, I love the capture but it doesn't met the challenge as I understood it.

I give you my highest possible non-compliant score. 4 Jak

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