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Pigeon Peace .
Pigeon Peace .

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Challenge: Pigeons (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
Location: The Monkey Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Date: Jul 21, 2009
Aperture: F/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500 sec
Galleries: Traditional Art, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2009

Pigeon represent peace, and peace is what we all want. On the back ground is the symbol of world peace, the eyes of shwyambhunath (the monkey temple).

A pigeon at the monkey temple, Kathmandu.

Gaurav Dhwaj Khadka

Place: 60 out of 61
Avg (all users): 3.8517
Avg (commenters): 5.1111
Avg (participants): 3.8056
Avg (non-participants): 3.8613
Views since voting: 1102
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 209
Comments: 12
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08/05/2009 12:52:48 AM
CC Club

I am seeing a trend in your shots. They are mostly out of focus. I am beginning to believe that this is how you mean to shoot them.

The eyes are in great focus, the pigeon has a head problem and some wing problems. Your horizon is tilted, I am not even sure how you managed this shot, everything bar the pigeon is in focus.
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07/30/2009 01:23:15 AM
better luck next time with scoring, i personally think that this is really cool. the eyes on the temple are beautifully colored and sharp. and hey! congrats on the posthumous yellow; price it. it took me ages to get one
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07/29/2009 12:31:52 PM
Fan-tastic! Brilliant image - congrats on PH yellow!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2009 08:49:15 PM
Beautiful and bold. The pigeon that ate Milwaukee.

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07/28/2009 07:18:45 PM
You almost got him :-) Too bad your camera mis-focused on the tower behind the bird.
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07/28/2009 10:55:39 AM
Lacks a clear subject, IMO. A lot going on, without central theme.
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07/25/2009 09:07:23 PM
I wish the pigeon had a head. Also I don't like the focus on the building in the background but you can't really see much of the building. Also the underexpose(sorry) overexposed bottom part of the frame is pretty distracting.
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07/24/2009 11:21:23 AM
Where did his head go?
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07/23/2009 10:58:01 AM
I think a better framing of this would have helped. My attention wanders to the eyes in the background before the pigeon.
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07/22/2009 01:16:06 PM
Ha! I love it -- the eyes looking out between wings and tail, almost as if compensating for the missing eyes of the pigeon. Too bad the roof surface is so white, but that can't be helped. Love the bird's pink feet.
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07/22/2009 10:19:33 AM
With the focus on the building behind the bird, I can't help but feel that the bird is just in the way... maybe the focus should be on the bird...? But perhaps it was moving too fast for you to focus or something. Just a thought.
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07/22/2009 04:03:31 AM
Heh! I like the eyes staring through the pigeon. He looks a wee bit terrified (the pigeon, that is) and desperately trying to flee the scene before the staring eyes get him.
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