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There's A Bluebird In My Heart
There's A Bluebird In My Heart
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Jan 26, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

Hermann Park in Houston.

Female sparrow, original colors were muted, so I turned her into a blue bird with pink tips on her wings.

Open in RAW
crop
size
Hue/Sat (colorize) on wings and body
selected light area on wing tips and Hue/Sat to ping
USM
cloned out moss in front
cloned out some moss shadows
desat bottom left
Neat Image
border
save for web

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 251
Avg (all users): 6.6502
Avg (commenters): 7.9524
Avg (participants): 6.4400
Avg (non-participants): 6.8544
Views since voting: 1578
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 203
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/04/2008 05:45:02 AM
30th place does *not* do this shot justice. Should have been top 10 in my opinion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 09:57:36 AM
very nice - I like the clarity
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02/02/2008 01:07:06 PM
Beautiful bird photo, I love the textures on his breast and the colors on his wing. The twisting branches that create a natural frame around him really make the photo magical. Although the background is good and blurry, for some reaosn I find it a bit distracting. Anyhow, one of my challenge favorites.
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02/02/2008 11:53:21 AM
Nice classic shot, and beautiful sharpness. 8
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02/01/2008 03:50:28 PM
Sharp, colorful, good DOF.
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02/01/2008 03:22:43 PM
The lighting is subtle and peaceful, nice shot
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02/01/2008 10:09:45 AM
Nice clarity on the bird. Wonder about a variation in composition, mainly to eliminate the other elements, which while nice, compete a little too much with the bird.
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01/31/2008 07:15:20 PM
Great detail and focus. I like this shot. 8
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01/31/2008 12:42:33 PM
Pretty bird, especially like the little pink strerak, our bluebirds don't have that. Well composed, nice color, saturation and contrast. Nice job.
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01/31/2008 07:24:21 AM
This is a very nice capture - I like the moss stuff both hanging around the bird and as shadows on it. There's a very good sense of depth to the shot. The color is just right, and the centered composition works very well here because of the balance provided by the tree trunk.
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01/30/2008 09:48:14 PM
i like the spanish moss! nice clarity on the birdie!
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01/30/2008 09:42:55 PM
GReat colors and angle. DOF is perfect too. Is this bird alive? It looks like too good of a shot to have alive bird. GREAT JOB!! I really hope people appreciate the technical perfection of this photo.
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01/30/2008 10:14:51 AM
Perfect beauty in a tranquil moment. Nice not over precessed detail. 8.
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01/29/2008 10:56:46 PM
And there's pink on the bird! Love the Spanish moss framing the bird. Nice detail and light.
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01/28/2008 09:34:13 PM
You've done a nice job of using the camera.
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01/28/2008 09:14:29 PM
Good take needs impact.
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01/28/2008 07:24:50 PM
What wonderful feather that bird has! I wonder what type of bird has blue and pink feathers like that?
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01/28/2008 05:24:24 PM
This is really nicely composed shot, interestingly framed with the tree and it looks like beautifully balanced flash to lift the brest and add catchlight. Great colour palette too.
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01/28/2008 03:10:41 PM
Lovely composition, love how it is framed by the branches & moss. I don't know what this bird is, a Mockingbird? Whatever it is we don't have them around here.
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01/28/2008 02:09:47 PM
crisp clean good colours, nicely shot, shame about that wiggle on his wings looks like you have tried to eliminate it . 8
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01/28/2008 07:41:59 AM
magical image,i just browsed the thumbs and this sticks out as a winner!
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01/28/2008 06:41:15 AM
I wish u luck 10
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01/28/2008 12:41:10 AM
beautifully photographed pity about the shadows on the breast
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