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Lucky it didn't fly away!!
Lucky it didn't fly away!!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lucky (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 70-300mm F/4.0-5.6
Location: Cinchona, Heredia, Costa Rica
Date: Jan 2, 2009
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2009

Silver Throated Tanager
Levels, neat image, USM, crop, resize.

This was taken just 6 days before an earthquake destroyed the viewpoint where the bird feeders were located. Here's a before and after shot of the place:

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Place: 17 out of 87
Avg (all users): 5.4545
Avg (commenters): 5.6250
Avg (participants): 5.3684
Avg (non-participants): 5.4737
Views since voting: 924
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 209
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2009 08:54:52 PM
Nice picture, but without the title I would have no idea how this is lucky.
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01/12/2009 07:29:03 PM
Lovely close up with perfect focus in the right place. Nice detail in the feathers. One of my top 5, but I suspect other would prefer it to be rotated in some way to be more pleasing to the eye.
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01/12/2009 03:37:55 PM
Nice and sharp, great colors and you lucked out with an interesting pose from the birdie.8
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01/10/2009 04:27:01 AM
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01/08/2009 01:47:10 PM
Gorgeous capture. Doesn't say lucky to me.
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01/07/2009 10:34:22 PM
The photo is much better than the shoehorn.
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01/07/2009 04:20:24 PM
What didn't fly away? I am not convinced,

the image is good by itself, but DNMC.

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01/07/2009 04:29:54 AM
It may have been lucky but doesn't show luck
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01/07/2009 12:59:14 AM
that's an awesome bird!!! it's like a bumble bee!! haha, i love it!
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