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"Mr Percival"
"Mr Percival"
Calvin


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast (Brisbane, Australia)
Date: Oct 17, 2007
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8000
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2009

Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
This is a close up of one of the 'locals' taken while on holiday on the Sunshine coast. Natural light (early morning - very slightly overcast). Had to lie in the sand to get a low angle that gave me some blue sky in the background (would have liked more blue).
I long time follower of DPChallenge, but my first submission, of hopefully many!

Statistics
Place: 351 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8699
Avg (commenters): 6.6458
Avg (participants): 5.9161
Avg (non-participants): 5.6133
Views since voting: 576
Views during voting: 659
Votes: 492
Comments: 52
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 04:44:39 PM
Good design and color in this.
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03/17/2009 03:13:30 PM
I like the DOF and colors in this and the composition (how long and tall it seems) is really neat.
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03/17/2009 06:42:42 AM
Lovely pelican. Nice and colorful and very good detail.
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03/16/2009 09:03:06 PM
Oh, cool. This just jumps off the screen. Another for my faves list.
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03/16/2009 03:14:26 PM
an amazing looking creature .. love the way he stands out so well from the blurry background .. (thank goodness for spellcheck .. tried blurrey, blurey and blury .. finally got it right .. !!..:)
his eye is amazing .. great shot .. :)
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03/16/2009 03:11:45 PM
Outstanding portrait of a pelican
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03/16/2009 11:08:36 AM
wow this is interesting ... I give six
brano
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03/16/2009 04:03:30 AM
nice shot
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03/16/2009 01:08:26 AM
Good colors.
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03/15/2009 11:26:21 PM
nice focus and fine colors
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03/15/2009 09:48:19 PM
Nice capture in spite of the harsh light.
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03/15/2009 07:04:12 PM
Great DOF and composition
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03/15/2009 06:30:08 PM
great details and colors
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03/15/2009 05:32:29 PM
Very neat colors. I'll bet this would look really cool against an all white background.
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03/15/2009 04:44:27 PM
Amazing capture, the sharpnes and colors are amazing.
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03/15/2009 02:18:19 PM
would have preferred to see the full beak
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03/15/2009 12:20:50 PM
Amazing color & detail. Great focus/dof too. I'm such a sucker for a good bird shot - and this one is great!
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03/15/2009 12:10:14 PM
good use of dof
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03/15/2009 07:42:17 AM
Wonderful bird. Looks like a new version of "Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue"
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03/15/2009 01:25:53 AM
brilliant details , 7
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03/15/2009 12:30:46 AM
what a fabulous close up!
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03/14/2009 11:06:16 PM
good dof, really interesting fellow
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03/14/2009 10:55:48 PM
I am fascinated with pelican photos, probably because I've only seen pelicans twice in my life. I like the close crop and the colours.
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03/14/2009 10:19:12 PM
Wonderful color and detail.
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03/14/2009 06:05:33 PM
"Mr Percival" I remember him from a movie. Lovely shot of a beautiful bird
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03/14/2009 12:43:29 PM
Fantastic colors and detail!
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03/14/2009 11:39:10 AM
Less crop.
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03/14/2009 08:08:06 AM
Simplicity wins!
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03/13/2009 10:41:58 PM
terrific detail and so crisp
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03/13/2009 07:00:37 PM
Incredible focus and sharpness. The colours are great too.
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03/13/2009 06:04:42 PM
Good composition and colors.
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03/13/2009 10:54:36 AM
nice sharp details and colors, i like the pose. maybe a bit more crop at the top would work here
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03/13/2009 08:52:17 AM
Beautiful colors and detail.
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03/12/2009 11:49:37 PM
"Nice to meet you, Mr. P"
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03/12/2009 11:27:35 PM
Made me smile. Great image ... big, bright, detailed, humorous. Thanks!
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03/12/2009 11:01:15 PM
Love the colors and detail, not fond of the crop/comp.
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03/12/2009 09:47:54 PM
Very crisp and I like the color contrast.
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03/12/2009 06:46:05 PM
Isn't nature just amazing???? I can't get over the colors on this guy. Incredible detail on the beak and eye. Love the blurred background, it really makes this pop. I just wish the crop wasn't so tight. I'd have loved to see more of him.
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03/12/2009 03:17:22 PM
Great colors and clarity. Good crop.
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03/12/2009 01:59:03 PM
The crop feels just a little awkward. I'd love to see a bit more of his beak.
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03/12/2009 10:16:10 AM
Great close up, these guys eyes are so cool
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03/12/2009 02:00:22 AM
Wow! Great closeup.
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03/12/2009 01:40:33 AM
excellent close up, I love the details.
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03/11/2009 11:29:18 PM
too bad these guys have such long beaks you couldnt get the whole thing in. i love the detail and the colors
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03/11/2009 09:04:51 PM
Coy and charming. And in great focus with BG/DOF wonderful, too.

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 04:14:17 PM
I'm loving it...+1 for title..
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03/11/2009 03:42:58 PM
Neat bird. He almost doesn't look real.
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03/11/2009 02:57:23 PM
these are interesting birds...what are they? great focus would like to see the end of his beak...but then it would be a very LONG photo!!
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03/11/2009 01:04:42 PM
Nice pelican portrait. I prefer to see the entire beak - but this still works.
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03/11/2009 12:49:11 PM
nice shot, i like the light, and composition
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03/11/2009 10:16:03 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
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03/11/2009 07:50:25 AM
Wonderful photo, great crop and composition. Love the colours too. Best of luck.
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