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handsome mallard
handsome mallard
OldCoyote


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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ1
Location: riparian area, Gilbert, AZ
Date: Jan 22, 2008
Aperture: f 4.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60th sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2008

uncropped - framed as shot (lucky me)
flash-filled
color balance
contrast
slightly brightened
slightly saturated
clone / clean specs & small flotsam
reduce noise
meditate for divine inspiration

Statistics
Place: 227 out of 251
Avg (all users): 4.6684
Avg (commenters): 4.1818
Avg (participants): 4.4950
Avg (non-participants): 4.8526
Views since voting: 640
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 196
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 11:53:46 PM
The bird looks a bit out of focus. Nice colors.
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02/02/2008 03:29:09 PM
Pretty bird. Wish the head had sharper focus and better lighting for more detail. The yellowish bits at the right edge of the photo are distracting.
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02/01/2008 07:03:49 PM
I really like the blue water behind the duck. The detail in the wings is very good.
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02/01/2008 04:13:45 PM
Maybe a closer shot of him would be stronger?
01/31/2008 09:55:37 PM
Your file size is only 51k when you could have used up to 200k. This indicates a lot of JPEG compression, which is surely taking a lot of detail out of your photo. Check the JPEG compression settings in your image editor and always try to save as close to the limit for a challenge as you can get it without going over.
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01/30/2008 11:30:12 PM
Nice reflection
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01/30/2008 02:44:12 PM
focus is very soft or too much camera blur.
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01/30/2008 02:38:13 PM
I like the nice soft focus. There is a really nice glow on the feathers.
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01/29/2008 03:28:52 AM
He really does look like he's showing off for you! I like the floating feathers. As for technicals, he lacks a bit of sharpness.
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01/28/2008 01:41:43 PM
very pretty did you have to crop it this way or were you just trying to get to reflected image in the frame? would rather see more of the blue/green watery colored background and a differnt crop mabe..still 6
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01/28/2008 12:56:30 PM
Lovely colours on this mallard. Certain parts do look a tad out of focus though. it could be my eyes
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01/28/2008 01:17:40 AM
Focus...focus...focus.
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