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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Date: Mar 10, 2009
Aperture: f14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Nature, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009


Place: 116 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.3555
Avg (commenters): 7.4605
Avg (participants): 6.3718
Avg (non-participants): 6.2658
Views since voting: 897
Views during voting: 735
Votes: 512
Comments: 85
Favorites: 7 (view)

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12/30/2009 08:35:15 PM
Really stunning... The simple beauty is something to behold. Can see this as a large print.
03/19/2009 09:00:06 PM
beautiful tones, beautiful pose.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:48:52 PM
Simple, yet beautiful. This is the best minimalistic image in the challenge. Superbly composed. Love it!
03/17/2009 10:27:30 PM
What a very simple yet elegant composition. Very very nice.
03/17/2009 09:46:03 PM
I like the BW treatment here but the bird is almost blending in the BG. I wonder how it looks in color.
03/17/2009 09:26:52 PM
Sweet capture and comp. Nice tones too.
03/17/2009 08:33:32 PM
Nice exposure. Nice Composition..
03/17/2009 03:58:13 PM
Very simplistic and nicely framed. Good sense of darks and lights. 8
03/17/2009 03:27:09 PM
WOW. Impressive and the tight crop really helps the feeling.
03/17/2009 11:46:20 AM
my favourite bird shot in the challenge..wonderful composition!
03/17/2009 10:34:24 AM
Nice photo!
03/17/2009 09:52:33 AM
I love the negative space in this, it's so minimal but that makes it pop that much more.
03/17/2009 06:59:26 AM
Artwork. This should be a huge print.
03/17/2009 04:13:04 AM
Love this one, would look great on a wall. Very nice lighting and composition
03/17/2009 01:51:47 AM
Very nice shot, I quite like it. Your processing and composition work really well here, IMO. A very compelling image for me.
03/16/2009 07:27:35 PM
great b/w study simple but good
03/16/2009 07:19:08 PM
Beautiful tones and excellent composition.
03/16/2009 04:30:20 PM
Very zen...great tones
03/16/2009 03:55:19 PM
Very nice, would have cropped to the bird was off centre to the right and maybe reduced the noise a little
03/16/2009 11:02:53 AM
Love the tonal range and almost Zen quality of this image. Great stuff!
03/16/2009 10:45:54 AM
Great capture, excellent composition and the toning works perfectly
03/16/2009 04:03:16 AM
cool capture
03/16/2009 01:02:43 AM
Cool shot, and nice choice in black and white.
03/15/2009 11:50:17 PM
Lovely bird who had the good artistic sense to perch in front of you on this photogenically long stick. And, you made the most of it. Among best in class.
03/15/2009 10:14:35 PM
Excellent capture!
03/15/2009 10:09:18 PM
beautifully simple
03/15/2009 09:38:48 PM
Great Mood Shot
03/15/2009 04:54:30 PM
Great capture! I love the imagery, but wish that there had been either a little more contrast or not been quite as centered.
03/15/2009 04:48:02 PM
Nice capture. I especially like the shades in the background.
03/15/2009 04:16:51 PM
Wonderful shot.
03/15/2009 10:15:40 AM
An artsy photo, I like the B&W. The bird looks so strange and surreal on that bare branch.
03/15/2009 10:07:41 AM
All I cant say is simplistically beautiful
03/15/2009 09:42:51 AM
That is awesome. The composition is out of this world. The contrast in the background, the post processing. Can't say enough about this.
03/15/2009 05:05:11 AM

03/15/2009 03:21:42 AM
Lovely shot !!! , details are nice , composition is bold and tones are wonderful, 8
03/15/2009 12:52:48 AM
Wonderful and peaceful portrait in B&W
03/14/2009 11:32:40 PM
OK. I want to know how you got 'im to pose up there! Nice detail and nice background.
03/14/2009 05:59:19 PM
Great lighting!
03/14/2009 05:34:39 PM
Clean, sharp, very evocative. Bumping
03/14/2009 02:11:17 PM
One of those occasions where a centered composition works perfectly. The simplicity of this is amazing.
03/14/2009 11:27:52 AM
Beautiful composition and capture.
03/14/2009 08:33:37 AM
Very eye pleasing and harmonious composition. 8
03/14/2009 05:20:07 AM
great capture, just wish it was in color
03/14/2009 03:14:57 AM
Beautyful picture
03/13/2009 10:25:07 PM
Hard birds to get close to. Great BW tones.
03/13/2009 08:40:32 PM
cool bird portrait, like the grey background
03/13/2009 08:16:50 PM
Simple, elegant effective.
03/13/2009 08:05:13 PM
really curious what the background is here, wish it wasn't so noisy (or textured?)
stunning image nonetheless
03/13/2009 06:46:26 PM
Black and white works very good here, well done :)
03/13/2009 06:23:39 PM
so simple ... but so perfect ... b/w is a great choice here ... 8
03/13/2009 04:38:27 PM
Great capture, I like the composition and muted tones a lot.
03/13/2009 12:37:52 PM
I like how the slender tree echoes the slim bird.
03/13/2009 12:08:09 PM
beautiful toning. And the echoes of lines really are wonderful. great work. 9
03/13/2009 10:16:55 AM
good light spot on the bird, maybe a bit soft, but that's just personal taste. the bw works very well for this subject - minimalistic, no background clutter.
03/13/2009 09:48:48 AM
Great capture!
03/13/2009 05:36:23 AM
love it
03/13/2009 04:11:58 AM
Looks gr8!
03/13/2009 02:59:37 AM
This is a great bird shot because of the wonderful morphing of the tree and the bird. The one becomes the other, with barely a visible junction. Consider the legs of the bird, versus the slim branches lower down; such a lovely echo. It's a wildlife shot for grownups because it's about so much more than the bird. 9.
03/12/2009 11:40:57 PM
So simple and so effective. I love the gradient/vignetting.
03/12/2009 08:24:54 PM
Works well in B/W
03/12/2009 07:29:22 PM
Good tones and detail. Great subject.
03/12/2009 06:13:36 PM
Nice B&W and bird shot in one...
03/12/2009 06:08:31 PM
Nice composition and lighting.
03/12/2009 05:21:26 PM
This works surprisingly well in B&W. Very clean composition and nice detail.
03/12/2009 04:41:58 PM
Good pic but would've liked a closer view of the bird.
03/12/2009 04:27:49 PM
Wonderful shot, I just love it.
03/12/2009 03:58:15 PM
great tones
03/12/2009 01:27:56 PM
Nice capture!
03/12/2009 06:41:01 AM
Very nice tones in this great picture, very well done!
03/12/2009 04:18:12 AM
nicely done good detail
03/12/2009 01:38:36 AM
Beautiful. Looks almost like a relief sculpture.
03/11/2009 11:32:13 PM
perfect simplicity in b&w
03/11/2009 11:05:56 PM
Nice capture
03/11/2009 09:54:16 PM
although i usually dont like center cropped photos, this is excellent. lovely shades of gray, very nice post processing-7
03/11/2009 09:11:36 PM
excellent capture, really like your focus and the tone of your shot
03/11/2009 09:01:46 PM
Some sensor dust (directly off tail), I like the composition although some will want it cropped of the right a bit, might be better without such a boringly gray background.

Not voting yet.
03/11/2009 07:54:29 PM
Great choice for black and white conversion. I love the tones in the image. Great sharpness and effective composition.
03/11/2009 07:40:16 PM
great capture
03/11/2009 06:43:31 PM
This image is really gray for me. I sort of which the contrast was a little stronger to really make this image stand out. The composition works.
03/11/2009 05:42:04 PM
great shot
03/11/2009 02:28:14 PM
This is great in B/W - very stark and striking!
03/11/2009 01:06:51 PM
Very serene
03/11/2009 08:43:30 AM
I like the gradient on the minimalistic background, great looking bird
03/11/2009 07:54:40 AM
Wonderful light, composition and crop, post processing and subject. Excellent work, looks excellent as a B&W. Best of luck. 9
03/11/2009 01:58:52 AM
Insanely cool work here.

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