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In the air
In the air

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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Location: W-Iceland
Date: Jul 5, 2008
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Adjusted exposure, clarity and sharpness. Exported as jpg, sharpened and cropped.

Place: 242 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0559
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 6.0354
Avg (non-participants): 6.1688
Views since voting: 810
Views during voting: 736
Votes: 501
Comments: 69
Favorites: 5 (view)

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03/20/2009 10:39:08 PM
One of my few 10's, love this shot!
03/18/2009 10:14:43 PM
Pure and beautiful.

I love it!
03/18/2009 07:58:55 PM
I didn't vote in this challenge, but I would have given it an 11. Represents so many things I enjoy- fishing, water, the outdoors and photography. And it represents this so well.
03/18/2009 02:07:47 AM
I'd given this a 9. Loved this shot, especially how we can see the sheen on water on the fish and the reflective qualities.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 08:52:54 PM
Jump up. That was ice.
03/17/2009 06:56:21 PM
Good capture, I can't really figure out the angle of the shot/fish/water? but that's cool, the composition is good and it nicely balanced.
03/17/2009 05:19:58 PM
Great capture. Real sense of action and power
03/17/2009 02:54:21 PM
Very cool. Almost an abstract.

Not voting yet.
03/17/2009 12:53:41 PM
I like the composition here a lot, great capture, perfect timing.
03/17/2009 09:46:11 AM
Great timing and nice shot.
03/16/2009 11:10:50 PM
This is terrific! So unusual yet identifiable perspective. The almost monotone coloration is immensely appealing.
03/16/2009 07:08:50 PM
Cool prespective. I like the action shot.
03/15/2009 11:51:15 PM
Fantastic. I'm a sucker for cool fish shots in general, but this is extraordinary. I would have probably processed it a bit differently, but no matter, it's still wonderful. Hey, I just stumbled across this bad boy on 1x! Looks awesome in large. :)
03/15/2009 11:10:53 PM
Great capture, well focused and tack sharp.
03/15/2009 09:37:04 PM
i really like the pov
03/15/2009 06:59:15 PM
Nice capture. Great texture on the fish's back.
03/15/2009 05:26:04 PM
great catch.
03/15/2009 11:59:24 AM
Almost looks as if it is frozen in ice, good timing.
03/15/2009 11:02:45 AM
wooow 8

03/15/2009 10:46:48 AM
Stunning capture, shame we can't see his face :) Good luck for the challenge.
03/15/2009 10:45:07 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave commentary. Holy moly what a great action shot of this fish leaping up into the waters!!!! I get the idea that this is some form of salmon or other type of fish that swims upstream against the current. That is why I say it is leaping up into the waters above. Great capture of the water splashes and the detail in the fin, tail and scales is wonderful. Love the action going on in this shot. One doesn't always have control of the elements but it would certainly catapult this great shot into the exceptionally good category if you lucked out and caught the head and eye showing. It is still a wonderful shot though, great job!
03/15/2009 05:59:05 AM
Nice and bright jumping salmon with a very nice wet view.
03/15/2009 05:36:27 AM
Excellent capture of a tough subject. I've tried this once before and I'm keen to do it again. Looks like you had good light, so you were able to attain a deep DOF which is useful when you don't know where they'll jump. Would have been nice to see the eyes though.
03/15/2009 12:14:19 AM
Great shot
03/14/2009 11:47:09 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1116 images, I gave 97 of them an 8. Your image was one of those 97, placing you well within the top 10% for this challenge.

This is a great action shot, and of a subject I figure is hard to predict. I'd have scored it higher if the fish was facing towards the camera, but I guess even if you asked him nicely, he was probably in too much of a hurry :-)

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
03/14/2009 08:31:45 PM
Wonderful timing on this image.
03/14/2009 07:31:28 PM
A fish, not there's something different.... good job 6
03/14/2009 07:14:24 PM
Wow! Leapin' Salmon Bat Man! Nice capture with great detail in the fish and water.
03/14/2009 06:53:06 PM
amazing shot 1 in a million - 9
03/14/2009 05:32:07 PM
Great capture. Good job on the focus for such a quick shot.
03/14/2009 04:54:49 PM
Caught the moment well. Great clarity.
03/14/2009 04:32:02 PM
There is something so incredibly compelling about this shot. Maybe the desaturated colors, the incredible detail on the water and fish, or the perspective. Fab, a fave.
03/14/2009 03:55:58 PM
Nice shot. good tones clarity.
03/14/2009 01:03:42 PM
really neat shot, almost abstract in feel
03/14/2009 11:12:39 AM
so sharp great get
03/14/2009 10:18:55 AM
maybe next time position the fish the other way so we can see its head, or wait for a grizzly bears paw to swipe at it. (totally kidding!) this is a really great capture, good timing and wonderful clarity. 10
03/14/2009 09:36:45 AM
Excellent action shot of this salmon leaping. 8
03/14/2009 09:29:42 AM
wow, god capture, right place at the right time
03/14/2009 04:14:34 AM
Wow! It's so sharp! And great composition!
03/14/2009 12:07:41 AM
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. 10
03/13/2009 11:32:57 PM
Great, shame we can't see the head
03/13/2009 07:42:36 PM
I love this. The composition, the interst, the clarity - and that WATER! 10
03/13/2009 06:26:40 PM
Great action catch
03/13/2009 02:34:19 PM
wow this is very cool! 9
03/13/2009 02:09:57 PM
Good action shot and good crop.
03/13/2009 01:31:28 PM
Wonderful lines in this, an excellent capture!
03/13/2009 12:02:48 PM
Nice capture with a good choice of orientation and composition. Feels a bit over sharpened though.
03/13/2009 09:34:57 AM
Fantastic capture, great detail
03/12/2009 10:45:36 PM
Sweet capture!
03/12/2009 09:07:59 PM
Cool shot.
03/12/2009 08:35:43 PM
Nice catch (no pun intenteded). How long did you have to wait to get this shot I wonder?
03/12/2009 07:44:34 PM
cool shot , I would have loved to see the eyes. Don't misunderstand , must have been a tough to get this shot. 7
03/12/2009 07:23:31 PM
Its like an abstract. Very nice. Would look great on a fishermens wall. Good detail and perspective.
03/12/2009 06:53:11 PM
03/12/2009 06:20:09 PM
Whodathunkit? A flying fish. Interesting POV and good composition.
03/12/2009 02:10:41 AM
WOW! Capture & release! ;-)
03/11/2009 09:44:28 PM
Now thats a neat shot...
03/11/2009 08:27:29 PM
lacks interest
03/11/2009 08:05:22 PM
Cool shot :) Not sure how you timed it, but I image it took many outtakes to get this one.
03/11/2009 03:49:27 PM
Although the photo is a little oversharpened, I like the composition and movement
03/11/2009 03:39:42 PM
great shot, great composition
03/11/2009 01:11:48 PM
Cool capture!
03/11/2009 11:14:56 AM
Amazing. How long did you have to wait for a fish to pop just there?
03/11/2009 09:13:22 AM
way oversharpened
03/11/2009 09:08:39 AM
Very abstract. I like it.
03/11/2009 07:52:41 AM
Aka 'the ass of a bass'. Too bad we can't see it from the front.
03/11/2009 05:46:50 AM
03/11/2009 02:51:51 AM
Wonderful capture.

Some more contrast and sharpness may have been the ticket.
03/11/2009 01:03:15 AM
I am not sure what angle I should be looking at. Did you shoot the fish from above, or from the side?

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