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Pelican Coast
Pelican Coast

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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: NSW Australia
Date: Jan 27, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008


Place: 182 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.2244
Avg (commenters): 5.4167
Avg (participants): 5.1765
Avg (non-participants): 5.2718
Views since voting: 554
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 205
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 04:05:35 PM
Nice sky and birds. The problem for me here is that the focus is on the boat, both in the sharpness and in the lighting, rather than on the birds. The boat adds a nice element, but for me it might have been stronger with a tighter shot on just one of the birds with the boat moving by in the background.
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02/02/2008 12:07:22 PM
I seldom like landscape shots where the horizon divides the pic in half. The rule of thirds for the horizon would have strangthened this shot considerably. Specifically, I would crop to remove sky, therefore making the foreground, where the birds are, more important. This would put more emphasis on the birds. Technicals all seem ok.
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02/01/2008 04:33:20 PM
The pelicans look so large, very cool.
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02/01/2008 02:57:33 PM
Your call of course, but given the lighting in this image and the fact that the bird on the right has some slight blur (seemingly), perhaps cropping out all the right side to allow the left one to dominate... or it may just be that the boat competes too much in this image - the birds seem in the darker area of the image, if that makes sense.
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02/01/2008 12:04:39 PM
Great pelians, such cool birds..the lighting is nice however it could be a little sharper IMO..
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01/31/2008 07:19:49 PM
I wish you had moved around a bit to get the boat out of the shot, it takes a bit away from the shot. I like the timing with the colors in the sky.
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01/29/2008 03:59:56 PM
Eyes are drawn to the sunset and not the birds.
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01/29/2008 03:48:42 PM
I do like the juxtapostion of the birds watching the people. A little bit of increase in levels in the midtones or a bit of dodging might bring your subjects out a bit more.
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01/28/2008 05:13:46 PM
Great sky and nice detail on the birds. I don't think I like the inclusion of the boat so much.
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01/28/2008 12:59:03 PM
nice image, maybe if it was a little closer and cropped more it would be more dramitic?
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01/28/2008 11:56:52 AM
tighter crop losing the boat would have made a 9 but suffers from the boat. still a good photo
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01/28/2008 10:24:13 AM
I like the composition, although the boat detracts from the birds. The pelicns seem a bit underexposed.
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