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Challenge: Odd II (Basic Editing)
Collection: People
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Apr 20, 2008
Aperture: f/2.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2008

I do actually wander around the house with this parrot on my head pretty frequently, which some people find ... odd. So I thought I'd try and capture that. Not as odd as it could have been if I could have gotten her to pose longer so I could put some fake bird output (yogurt) on my shirt, but she became impatient with the shoot and flew off. Darn tempermental models!

Light from the window and a couple of table lamps, camera on tripod and manual focus plus timer. Light came out flatter than I like and I should have worn face makeup to avoid the shine, but as I said, my model quit on me so I'm using the best shot I got.

PP - converted from RAW, rotated, cropped, levels, monochrome, increased contrast, added border, resized, sharpened with noise reduction.

Place: 84 out of 169
Avg (all users): 5.3922
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.4783
Avg (non-participants): 5.3551
Views since voting: 609
Views during voting: 213
Votes: 153
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/29/2008 12:50:39 PM
unusual composition, suits b&w
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04/27/2008 09:50:59 PM
Haha. Nice.
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04/26/2008 01:10:15 PM
The lighting on the (human) subject's face is too flat for this to work well in black and white (though the parrot comes out very well). But a fun shot!
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04/24/2008 07:51:41 PM
odd, very odd indeed ;-)
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04/23/2008 12:14:05 AM
yup, this is definatly odd
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