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White Bird
2nd PlaceWhite Bird
riversong


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Carlton, WA
Date: May 24, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2008

converted from RAW
cropped the bottom fence out, dodge and burn on the chest, head and feathers small amount of Neaten, sized, USM, add border



Statistics
Place: 2 out of 481
Avg (all users): 7.0355
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 7.0246
Avg (non-participants): 7.0638
Views since voting: 7157
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 169
Comments: 67
Favorites: 24 (view)


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08/10/2008 04:56:24 PM
Beautiful! this is fantastic shot. White peacock is special. I still haven't seen that yet.
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06/15/2008 10:59:39 PM
I appreciate everyone's nice comments. Thank you. :)
06/14/2008 06:22:08 AM
Congrats on your Red! Great pix!
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06/12/2008 03:17:41 PM
Really a fascinating bird AND picture. Big Congratulations!
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06/11/2008 02:57:17 PM
Amazing Creation of a Pleasant Pheasant! :} Great Work! :)
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06/11/2008 05:52:26 AM
What a beautiful bird. I'm mesmerized by the beauty of God's creation. Truly beautiful shot and great post processing gives the feeling of a spot light
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06/10/2008 07:05:53 PM
P I C T U R E P E R F E C T.....

I am so very pleased for you receiving a ribbon for this awesome image. Perfect lighting, detail, composition, and a wonderful achievement as it is also a personal best score for you Darlene.

I have just returned home from our trip to Melbourne, and so pleased to see that this fine image had ribboned in a "Free Study".

I am so proud of you dear friend.
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06/09/2008 10:43:20 PM
This is one of those shots that when you initially see it you are stunned by the subtlety of the lighting and impact. Then after viewing it a few times, you find yourself fascinated by the intricacies of the scene. I grew up with peacocks (albeit they were not albinos) and there are few representations that are superior to this rendering. Well done and congratulations on your ribbon.
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06/09/2008 09:14:35 PM
Spectacular! congrats on the red
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06/09/2008 04:31:19 PM
Congradulations! I really think this is an amazing photo. Great story too.
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06/09/2008 11:28:27 AM
Darlene, WOW! Your first ribbon in a FREE STUDY! This is extraordinary! A perfect choice for top honors. CONGRATULATIONS!

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06/09/2008 05:07:48 AM
beautiful.well done/congratulations
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06/08/2008 10:59:35 PM
Woohoo! Congrats on your first ribbon and new high score on this beautiful image. :)
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06/08/2008 09:31:36 PM
What a lovely story to go along with this wonderful photo! Congrats on the red! Well deserved! :)
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06/08/2008 06:05:49 PM
Thank you all so much for the nicest comments. I am still stunned. It's so cool I got the ribbon when my mom was visting me from out of town! Can you believe this? FS? oh my!
06/08/2008 05:22:12 PM
darlene .. this is an amazing and very very beautiful photograph ..
congratulations on your ribbon ... a brilliant score in a free study .. :)
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06/08/2008 12:48:08 PM
Stunning! Well deserved ribbon. Congrats.
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06/08/2008 12:05:01 PM
Sweet!! Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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06/08/2008 11:38:52 AM
Very well deserved first ribbon and in a free study, wow!!!
Congratulations.
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06/08/2008 11:35:05 AM
WHOO HOO, Darlene- many congrats on this amazing image ! You deserve it !!!
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06/08/2008 11:27:12 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, and in a free study too!!!
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06/08/2008 11:25:17 AM
Congratulations!!! This is just great. I'm so happy to see you up here in a free study!
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06/08/2008 10:02:03 AM
Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Congratulations Darlene!!! What an awesome image!!!!
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06/08/2008 09:40:16 AM
Hey Darlene, is this gorgeous, or what? Huge congrats on your red ribbon.
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06/08/2008 09:34:22 AM
Darlene, congratulations on the ribbon!! It is a beautiful image and a very well deserved ribbon!!
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06/08/2008 09:24:14 AM
Congrats! That ribbon looks lovely on your profile. :)

This is a beautiful image. Well done.
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06/08/2008 08:24:09 AM
Congratulations on your Second place ribbon. What a beautiful image.
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06/08/2008 08:19:35 AM
I'm so happy for you, such a great pic and a nice shiney new Free Study ribbon for you!
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06/08/2008 07:54:32 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon with this stunning image!!
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06/08/2008 07:18:10 AM
Congratulations, difficult subject well done.
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06/08/2008 05:09:56 AM
You hit that magic 7 after all! Congratulations on your ribbon.
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06/08/2008 04:59:48 AM
Congrats on the second place, great shot!
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06/08/2008 04:38:56 AM
Congrats Darlene! Great shot.
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06/08/2008 03:51:21 AM
Amazing shot, solid red.
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06/08/2008 03:43:15 AM
Excellent Darlene, this is a great achievement - Enzo
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06/08/2008 03:09:21 AM
Wonderful Image Darlene, congratulations on the well deserved ribbon !!!!
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06/08/2008 02:06:46 AM
Congratulation on your ribbon! This is a beautiful shot!
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06/08/2008 02:00:04 AM
stunning image, congrats.
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06/08/2008 01:45:58 AM
WTG Darlene!!! What a beautiful shot! Hugs and congrats on your well deserved red ribbon!
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06/08/2008 01:41:51 AM
OMG Darlene!!! This is stunning and I'm so happy for you. Yay!!!!!!

HUGE Congrats on your beautiful red ribbon. This image is just magnificent. Way to go - and for Free Study, no less.
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06/08/2008 01:27:25 AM
Oh My God!!!! My mom is out of town and she is so stunned!!! She will talk to you when she gets back. Thanks for all the comments.
06/08/2008 01:26:04 AM
very, very nice. congrats.
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06/08/2008 01:12:41 AM
How wonderful. This is truly exquisite. And what a huge accomplishment to get a ribbon in a free study. Big congratulations!!
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06/08/2008 12:49:15 AM
Congrats on ribbon number 1...this is such a stunning shot!!
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06/08/2008 12:19:38 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Beautiful work.
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06/08/2008 12:09:57 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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06/08/2008 12:06:59 AM
WOW Darlene just WOW! Getting your first ribbon is great but doing it on a Free Study!?!? Unbelievable. Great Job! Way to represent the Evergreen State! :)
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06/08/2008 12:06:40 AM
Ethereal, congrats on the ribbon!
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06/08/2008 12:04:45 AM
OLA! 'bout time and long overdue, Darlene! Big congrats on your beautiful first ribbon!
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06/08/2008 12:04:01 AM
DARLENE!!!!! WOO HOO!! This is fantastic! Congratulations on a beautiful shot, a wonderful finish, and a bright shiny red ribbon on your profile page! (I just checked and it looks really nice there.) I am truly delighted for you!
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06/08/2008 12:01:58 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2008 11:42:36 PM
The lighting is stunning.
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06/07/2008 11:35:32 PM
The lighting on the bird is really cool. I wish there was a little more in front too to make the body stand out as well. I love the contrast of the white feathers against the dark background.
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06/07/2008 09:13:36 PM
Back to bump this one up... I think this one is a blue.
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06/07/2008 08:46:34 AM
ooooh very nice! A really attractive image amlost angelic!
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06/07/2008 07:53:26 AM
Exquisite
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06/06/2008 10:10:49 AM
when I first saw this I thought it was a bride with a amazing detailed background (beak is a folded arm with the neck being a bridal gown) But now is see it some sort of albino peacock?!? Wonderful image with the striking white feathers coming out like fireworks, wish there was a little more light on the birds head and neck though. - 8
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06/03/2008 11:37:38 PM
Very cool, electrifying
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06/03/2008 10:48:58 PM
Stunning, and so beautiful..... Almost glowing in the dark, and hope it does well for you.....
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06/03/2008 02:28:21 PM
Caught the light just right, I'd say. Very cool.
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06/03/2008 12:31:17 PM
that's an image that just pops at you, beautiful
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06/02/2008 04:20:11 AM
A lovely white peacock the exposure appears to be off but a good attempt 7
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06/01/2008 08:04:31 PM
That's really beautiful :)
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06/01/2008 10:33:34 AM
Very unusual take on the peacock. Great idea, and very well executed. 9
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06/01/2008 07:04:38 AM
very nice
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06/01/2008 05:21:26 AM
wow, nice light and a great image as well 8
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06/01/2008 03:36:43 AM
Lovely.
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