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Blind Beauty
Blind Beauty
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Blue III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II for Nikon
Location: Texas
Date: Nov 8, 2008
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Water, Birds
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2008

I didn't notice this was a "one-eyed" goose until I saw the photo later on the computer. I wish I had captured the entire reflection.

Post-processing:

Cropped
Adjustment layer - Color Balance (bumped up cyan & blue)
Adjustment layer - Levels, auto
Resized and sharpened

Statistics
Place: 130 out of 186
Avg (all users): 4.9234
Avg (commenters): 5.2500
Avg (participants): 4.8103
Avg (non-participants): 4.9634
Views since voting: 686
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 222
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/14/2008 04:55:14 PM
Awww - poor swan! I feel this photo would be more effective if you could see the animal's entire reflection in the water.
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11/14/2008 03:44:09 PM
What a pity you cut off the head in the reflection....
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11/14/2008 09:29:41 AM
blue not primary... nice duck shot.
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11/13/2008 01:23:19 PM
I see blue, but not overwhelmingly. My focus is white.
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11/12/2008 10:52:49 AM
I like the black on blue in the water. I likethat we can see his feet. The composition is a little dull.
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