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Challenge: Birds II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park
Date: Jan 27, 2008
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2008

Photographed at Homosassa Springs Wildife Park in Florida. This is a wild bird that hangs out looking for handouts when the keepers feed all the rescue birds. The lost foot does not appear to hamper him in any way.

Place: 197 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.1077
Avg (commenters): 4.4167
Avg (participants): 5.0102
Avg (non-participants): 5.2062
Views since voting: 621
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 195
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2008 09:40:34 PM
Nice composition, lighting is harsh, 5.
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02/02/2008 01:02:06 PM
Took me a second to notice the missing foot. Would be interesting to see this guy in action. Lighting seems a bit harsh on the bird and dark in the background.
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02/01/2008 04:50:00 PM
Ah, I guess he's well looked after now, one would hope so anyway. You probably know the sunlight is too harsh in this photo, not sure if you could tone it down by adjusting the curves.
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02/01/2008 02:47:09 PM
Poor old bird, the lighting seems a little harsh and perhaps a little over sharpened?
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01/31/2008 08:28:23 PM
I think the background is a distraction here. I would recommend using a larger aperture to make the background more out of focus.
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01/31/2008 06:35:15 PM
The exposure is a bit too hot and he needs a little room in front of him to move into. But...he survives and that's cool!
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01/31/2008 12:24:25 PM
Aww, thats sad!! Looks like he gets around just fine though!! Nice shot!
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01/31/2008 06:23:36 AM
He'd probably still have that other leg if he didn't keep standing on barbeque grills... Light is a bit harsh/strong but a very good specimen to photograph.
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01/30/2008 01:41:55 PM
And he'll probably kick you with his good leg!

Some blown highlights and a slightly too busy background. Also, the bird is caught in mottled shadows. Using a wider aperture may have given you less DOF and blurred the background more.
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01/29/2008 03:55:58 PM
Exposure not right...
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01/28/2008 10:38:36 AM
He seems to be a little blown out on the wings, head and leg. But what a capture, very good title for this shot. Good luck
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01/28/2008 08:20:29 AM
Oh, my, poor heron. Looks like he got lucky and ended up at a refuge. I think I might increase the saturation a little on him and lower it on everything else to cut down on some of the distractions in the background, particularly the fence.
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01/28/2008 01:17:56 AM
I don't care for the editing done to this image.
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01/28/2008 12:40:08 AM
Overexposed but what a shame about the foot!
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