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An All American Bird
An All American Bird
talj


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Banham Zoo, Norfolk
Date: Jun 14, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2008

In the middle of this month I was in need of a break from 'normal' life so headed to Andi's for the weekend and a trip to the zoo! :o) We had a great day and exceptionally good weather (till about 10 minutes before we left!) and I managed to take a few snaps I was reasonably happy with :o) This was the one that I decided to enter in the end. Lighting is from the sun which was in just the right place and my thanks go to the birdie for being a great poser :o)

You can see more shots from the day HERE!

Editing...not a lot at all! A neat little trick Andi taught me (that I now can't remember!), hue/saturation, contrast, a little dodging and burning (mainly on the eye area), resize, sharpen and saved! :o)

Absolutely no idea what this will score, not very good at predictions, however, it needs to beat Andi's score this month as we have another side bet going on this challenge!

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Statistics
Place: 29 out of 473
Avg (all users): 6.6599
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.4808
Avg (non-participants): 7.0930
Views since voting: 1235
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 147
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0


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07/08/2008 10:59:15 PM
Congratulations on a great score!!! 6.6 in a free study sure feels good, don't it :) Much deserved for a spectacular close up!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/05/2008 07:02:58 PM
wow, this is like the 4 eagle shot i've seen, its beautiful. the colors stand out so well against the black, and his eye just stares out over the american plains veyr well done
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07/05/2008 01:10:29 AM
Wonderful sharpness. Great lighting.
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07/03/2008 12:42:14 AM
Nice side profile shot, a little too warm IMO , 7
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07/02/2008 10:30:44 AM
beautiful capture with excellent processing. 8
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07/01/2008 08:57:15 PM
so proud and strong
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07/01/2008 07:38:19 PM
great texture and detail
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07/01/2008 06:14:41 PM
very beautiful!
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07/01/2008 01:33:41 PM
Great shot.
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07/01/2008 10:20:02 AM
wow...super clear
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07/01/2008 07:13:59 AM
Beautiful detail and use of the dark background.
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