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Coots in the Abstract
Coots in the Abstract
boyd2000


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Canon
Location: Lake Hodges, San Diego
Date: Oct 19, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Abstract, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2008

Just cropped, auto-levels, auto-colors, resize, USM, save for web.
I had a few bird possibilities for this and these aren't the most interesting of the birds I shot, but I thought the water was very interesting. I further cropped to put the birds on the thirds intersections but didn't like it as much.
Lake Hodges sometimes dries out and grows trees, then on rainy years fills up and the trees eventually die, leaving lots of dead branches.
Outtakes: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/75000-79999/76430/120/732176.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/75000-79999/76430/120/732176.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/75000-79999/76430/120/732177.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/75000-79999/76430/120/732177.jpg', '/') + 1) . '' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/75000-79999/76430/120/732180.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/75000-79999/76430/120/732180.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Statistics
Place: 152 out of 159
Avg (all users): 4.5381
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.4085
Avg (non-participants): 4.6111
Views since voting: 568
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 197
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/26/2008 02:18:24 PM
It is a nice abstract. Just a little tighter crop to focus more on the 'Wildlife' might make this better for the challenge.
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10/26/2008 12:38:11 PM
Great patterns in the water !
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10/23/2008 12:37:23 AM
I couldn't get a grasp on the content. It just didn't say anything.
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10/21/2008 02:36:29 PM
cute coots but too many elements, pic looks cluttered.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/20/2008 08:08:04 AM
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10/20/2008 02:19:22 AM
Interesting patterns, however, not much of a focus on anything to stand out.
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