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Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird
timfythetoo


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Challenge: Fauna II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Date: Oct 8, 2007
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2007

OK - Its friday morning and [user]Simms[/user] is going nuts. Whoever starts these double score threads is crazy but this week has been fun. As of right now I am sitting on a 6.95 and Mark is at 6.98. Neither of us has divulged which challenge we are in but I am pretty sure he is in Fauna as well (vote recieved count is higher in fauna than flora). Lets see how long it takes him to figure it out. I am guessing he will before the challenge is over, but who knows. I hope not.

This was taken at the Columbus Zoo song bird atrium. For som ereason there just werent alot of birds roaming around this time. This little guy posed for me for a couple of shots but not many. Glad he did pose onthis branch. Allowed for a good crop in ROT, good composition and decent bokeh. While not a stunning, wow, artistic type of shot, it is clean, simple and probably hard to find anything really strong to knock. I had hoped for a mid 6 but I can handle where it is right now.

Editing - RAW conversion, levels, selective color, NI, USM, crop, resize and border. Overall just not a whole lot done to it. Maybe top 10? I am gonna need a couple more ribbons to catch up to eyewave.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 230
Avg (all users): 7.0563
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8923
Avg (non-participants): 7.1284
Views since voting: 5739
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 213
Comments: 34
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/22/2007 08:22:20 PM
LOL, love the comment. You think you are so funny, You've made an enemy now Tim.. oh yes.. I'm after you..

great shot, fantastic finish, should of scored slightly lower in my opinion, but I am a tad biased and very sore loser.

Seriously though, lovely shot mate and good finish.
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10/17/2007 11:48:56 AM
excellent work. a challenge fav.
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10/17/2007 10:56:29 AM
Well, I'm sure happy you ended up with that banana firmly in place for all time -- because this one certainly deserves every point it got and then some :) Congratulations on an honorable mention!

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10/17/2007 07:42:11 AM
Hey, you got 5th place, too. ;-Þ

Nice bird shot.



Message edited by author 2007-10-17 07:59:44.
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10/17/2007 06:04:02 AM
This is excellent. I just love these pretty little birds. We have them flying around our house all the time, but they tend to be a little shy.
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10/17/2007 03:04:42 AM
I think 5th is actually in the top ten, but I could be wrong.
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10/17/2007 03:04:05 AM
Congrats, dude, that was close. Maybe you can trade two HMs for one ribbon at the SC? Mwuhahahaaaa!
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10/17/2007 01:55:30 AM
Tim, this was actually one of my favourite shots in the challenge. Beautiful in its clean simplicity.

Good finish.
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10/17/2007 12:13:22 AM
You should write a book entitled, "The Art in Finishing 4th or 5th". :P
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10/17/2007 12:12:08 AM
man! so close to another 4th! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2007 11:15:38 PM
Bravo, excellent capture. Focus is great. Birdie is beautiful, would love to hang this on my wall.
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10/16/2007 01:25:52 PM
Great clarity!
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10/15/2007 03:37:43 PM
Simply beautiful--great composition, color, sharp foreground, & non-distracting background!
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10/14/2007 06:46:25 PM
Very nice. Looks like a postcard.
10
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10/14/2007 05:49:56 PM
Lovely colours and depth of field.
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10/14/2007 02:50:50 AM
lovely - 10
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10/14/2007 01:12:12 AM
nice composition, good focus
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10/13/2007 10:07:59 PM
EXCEPTIONAL... 10++++++ You don't know how much i love this.. Have tried all summer to catch one of these even had bluebird residents and never, never, could get close enuf for a decent shot..
Personally am giving u a RIBBON for 1st place..
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10/13/2007 08:29:09 AM
Wow! Stunning colors! The diagonal branch makes excellent composition.
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10/13/2007 02:05:10 AM
i love the sharpness in the image. Nice job. 8
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10/12/2007 11:13:03 PM
Can't get much better. Very good shot.
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10/11/2007 11:40:50 PM
not sure about the wide white frame but the image is just lovely. colours are superb, focus is dead on and sharp. I'd sure give it a ribbon..gl 10++
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10/11/2007 06:52:03 PM
Simplestic, beautifuly composed, and great colors
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10/11/2007 06:46:26 PM
Lovely. 10
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10/11/2007 05:29:35 PM
Perfect colors and clarity. Well done!
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10/11/2007 11:09:46 AM
nice
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10/11/2007 10:23:01 AM
Beautiful bird. Nice composition and clarity of subject.
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10/11/2007 03:52:55 AM
Good shoot...................
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10/11/2007 01:32:11 AM
terrific image 9
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10/11/2007 12:22:54 AM
Poster Quality!
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10/10/2007 10:11:49 AM
Really nice shot, one of the best i've seen in this challenge, amazing lighting, nailed the composition, nailed the focus, nice bokeh, 10 from me
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10/10/2007 02:42:07 AM
Beautiful detail and colors on the Bluebird. Lovely bokeh. IMHO perfect lighting.
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10/10/2007 02:35:35 AM
Beautiful shot, excellent composition and beautiful colors. 10
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10/10/2007 01:05:25 AM
gorgeous !
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