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Right Place, Right Time!
Right Place, Right Time!

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Challenge: Serendipity (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Bournemouth beach
Date: Apr 17, 2004
Aperture: /6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Nature, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2004

Black headed gull dives for a piece of food, whether thrown by someone or dropped by another bird I know not - just a bit of serendipity - and I didn't know it was there when I pressed the shutter button. Crop, resize, NeatImage to reduce noise, USM. That's it!
EF 75-300mm at 300mm, AI Focus.

Place: 11 out of 215
Avg (all users): 6.2473
Avg (commenters): 6.9167
Avg (participants): 6.0385
Avg (non-participants): 6.3687
Views since voting: 1239
Votes: 283
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2004 03:08:50 AM
Serendipity is a difficult concept to visualize. For me it means being at the right place, at the right time, and being lucky enough to capture something unique. Some of these entries are set up shots trying to illustrate that concept, and some record a serendipitous moment experienced by the photographer themselves. This is a particularly good example of the latter. It succeeds compositionally and this bird lends an appealing awkwardness.
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04/26/2004 05:59:59 AM
over neatimaged. but very nice
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04/26/2004 01:23:44 AM
Good enough for a top three finish, in my opinion.
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04/25/2004 07:40:48 PM
Excellent capture, wonderful composition. Fits the challenge beautifully.
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04/24/2004 01:40:23 AM
Very nice image - colors work extremely well. If I could tell what the top white thingie was (and why) this would most likely been a 10. As is... I gave it an 8.
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04/22/2004 01:28:14 PM
A little hot in spots, but a nice capture.
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04/22/2004 11:19:38 AM
04/22/2004 05:59:55 AM
is that pop corn?
04/21/2004 10:21:20 PM
Is that a UFO above him?
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04/21/2004 09:43:23 PM
great photo but the serendipitous discovery is ...?
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04/21/2004 09:37:51 PM
The bird was in the right place at the right time and so were you! That's serendipity! 9
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04/21/2004 09:32:26 PM
Darn UFOs always mucking with the birds.
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04/21/2004 12:29:44 AM
Nice capture, although too much nothingness around the subject. Crop tighter.
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