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She's a Diva
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Challenge: Pet Portrait III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Feb 22, 2008
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2008

Post Challenge:

Thank you all who voted this to a new PB for me. It was a roller coaster ride all week watching the score.

Her name is majestic, she is a blue and gold macaw, basically studio shot. Her foot is what is pushing her feathers up on her head, thats why the body looks a bit funny. Feels great to be in the Top 10.

Thanks Again!
Rich

Here are some progression shots over the 1.5 years I have been here to mark my improvement(from oldest to newest):
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PS: Thanks to all my friends who had to listen to me all week rant about my voting fluctuation :)

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 261
Avg (all users): 6.9528
Avg (commenters): 8.0769
Avg (participants): 6.8182
Avg (non-participants): 7.0980
Views since voting: 2780
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 212
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/16/2012 07:42:10 AM
My mother-in-law would absolutely LOVE this. She has a blue and gold macaw named Evin and treats it like a child. Evin has his own bedroom, a television, toys, you name it, Evin probably has it. lol.

Great shot!
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03/24/2009 04:26:52 PM
Lovely detail and colors! Great angle too, really shows the personality
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07/16/2008 07:51:37 PM
Cool shot! excellent lighting and composition.
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03/24/2008 01:35:03 PM
Rich, Rich, Rich!!!!! Great stuff on this image. You have some great models to choose from and this shot is just fantastic. Congrats on your top 10 finish and new (and hard to beat) personal best.
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03/16/2008 12:03:45 PM
The detail and color captured is amazing. Cute pose, too. Congratulations on your high finish and personal best!
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03/06/2008 05:45:17 PM
In my opinion, this should have been number 1. Very clean cut, nice editing, great color. (Number one got it because it was a cute shot), photographically, yours is better.
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03/03/2008 07:46:23 AM
Congrats Rich! You must be walking on air!
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03/03/2008 01:04:40 AM
Originally posted by scarbrd:

Congrats on the PB and top 10. Beautiful shot!


here, here!
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03/03/2008 12:41:17 AM
Congrats on the PB and top 10. Beautiful shot!
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03/03/2008 12:17:30 AM
Great composition and color. Congrats on your new personal best and top 10!

And Jessy needn't feel too bad. Even changing her 1 to a 10 would only have bumped the score to 6.9953, which wouldn't have changed the rankings.

Message edited by author 2008-03-03 00:19:16.
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03/03/2008 12:11:45 AM
oh my god i feel awful.
I just voted tonight, and I am pretty sure when i was looking through the photos i would occasionally click backwards and accidently changed my vote to one.
There was no intention at all.. i feel absolutely awful.
I just had to tell you because this should never deserve a one, and i hope you forgive me.
this is a great shot, and congrats on the top 10 finish.
im so sorry once again.
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03/03/2008 12:10:03 AM
Richard, darn! I was so pulling for you! But congratulations on a top 10 finish, and your personal best score. This is a beautiful photo!

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03/03/2008 12:03:35 AM
Congrats on your PB and 8th place. She deserved a ribbon, imo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2008 10:31:04 AM
Great colors and detail. Great capture.
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02/28/2008 08:06:37 AM
Wonderful, that pose is fantastic! This has GOT to be a ribbon winner. Perfect lighting, great colors, texture and focus are spot-on. Awesome.
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02/27/2008 05:14:50 PM
Fabulous contrast of colors set against the black. Nicely done.
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02/26/2008 04:33:16 PM
Really nice lighting. Cool pet refreshing change from raining cats and dogs! Would've been a 10 if I could vote.
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02/26/2008 03:37:46 PM
YEAH....great pic 10
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02/26/2008 03:10:56 PM
indeed she is-8
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02/26/2008 10:56:05 AM
I like the POV, although it does accentuate her head making it seem larger than it is I'd imagine. Nicely controlled lighting and great detail.

Good luck in the challenge.
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02/26/2008 10:21:14 AM
what a pretty girl *raaawwk* nice textues too *rawwkk* 8
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02/26/2008 08:38:02 AM
Yeah, I know THAT!!!! I had a cockatoo. He was the center of the universe. Fantastic image! 8
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02/25/2008 06:26:10 PM
Great expression, wonderful colours and detail
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02/25/2008 02:50:17 PM
Beautiful! Love the pose!
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02/25/2008 01:43:12 PM
I like the bright colors and details
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02/25/2008 10:35:52 AM
Neat perspective. Love the textures and of course colors. Good luck you diva.
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02/25/2008 08:36:57 AM
Love the perspective and pose. Nice detail on the feathers and face; I love those few blue feathers sticking up behind her head. I might've cropped a little tighter on the bottom or not burnt as much; her body seems to end rather abruptly and unevenly.
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02/25/2008 06:51:25 AM
7 - Nice detail, like the pose.
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02/25/2008 01:02:31 AM
Wonderful shot, loverly colors, I'm thrown off by the chest...is this due to a crop, POV? I digress...7
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02/25/2008 12:22:41 AM
excellent vantage point, great colour, good title...well done
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