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Chickenburger is going to heaven
Chickenburger is going to heaven
fridjo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pigeons (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-D30
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Ljubljana, city centre
Date: Jul 21, 2009
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Animals, Street
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2009

Pigeons like the popular fast food restaurant - people are eating outside with a gang of pigeons behind their back, definitely not a mouth-watering scene. I wanted to photograph a pigeon sitting on the sign, but damn rats were flying everywhere except where I wanted them to. This one I really liked regarding the light, colors and composition, but the top of the wings was cropped. AAARGH! submitted anyway, cause I really like it. My wife remarked that the pigeon looks like an angel (and she really hates pigeons), so voila, the title was born.
Editing: crop, some playing with Viveza, selective sharpening of both pigeons, resize, border.

Statistics
Place: 54 out of 61
Avg (all users): 4.5933
Avg (commenters): 5.1111
Avg (participants): 4.3714
Avg (non-participants): 4.6379
Views since voting: 887
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 209
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0


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07/29/2009 06:28:22 PM
I feel the tight crop on heaven bound Chickenburger adds to the "not of this earth" feel. If anything, I would crop tighter (off with the head and only include the top arches of the logo), to draw attention to the head of the pigeon behind the lamp.
Well seen, and worthy of the PH Blue.

Message edited by author 2009-07-29 18:35:13.
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07/29/2009 12:30:52 PM
I love this! Totally brilliant. The pigeon peeking out from behind the lamp is an extra bonus. Congrats on the posthumous acknowledgment!
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07/29/2009 03:37:57 AM
I'm getting better at picking the "posthumouses"... I called this one totally! :)
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07/29/2009 03:10:30 AM
Congratulations on your Posthumous Blue!! This is a very deserving photo for that award, and I'm glad you appreciate it, too!
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07/29/2009 02:40:53 AM
Thank you ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous, I'm really honored! And so happy! It feels good to evoke something special with a photo and be recognized, and this one had this feeling definitely, but I never dreamt of getting a Posthumous ribbon, and the Blue on top of it! Thank you all for your great comments!

Originally posted by posthumous:

Really striking composition, and a title that shows the photographer understands it.

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07/29/2009 12:35:38 AM
I see from your notes that my own critique was anticipated. I play that game of trying to predict the critiques. At least it makes a low scoring entry into a game of sorts. Congrats on the Posthumous ribbon!
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07/28/2009 08:42:28 PM
Really striking composition, and a title that shows the photographer understands it.

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07/28/2009 12:59:33 PM
All the things my eye is drawn to are cut off at the edges of the frame.
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07/27/2009 10:16:06 PM
I think this is an "almost". I think you needed to capture the entire bird.
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07/23/2009 10:02:21 PM
I think it would be better if the flying pigeon was a little lower in the shot making it more the focus. Also the reflection on the sign is pretty distracting.
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07/23/2009 10:53:07 AM
I'm not sure i like seeing the pigeon, which is the main subject, out of the frame.
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07/22/2009 11:43:14 AM
Wow...Creative composition...7
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07/22/2009 10:34:12 AM
It's too bad the pigeon ended up at the very top of the frame... I think if there was a little space above it, this photo would have more impact. But it's not like you can ask the pigeon to hover while you snap your photo. ;) I really like the concept here though, and the composition is otherwise excellent. The curious combination of the three various subjects is somehow whimsical and amusing.
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07/22/2009 09:33:37 AM
Not sure how the title fits...
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07/22/2009 06:25:51 AM
LOL! Definitely one of the better titles. I quite like the addition of the bulbs on the right, and the pigeon hiding there.
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07/22/2009 12:10:06 AM
:) I have to admit, I really like the chaos of this image...harsh light on the sign has been well earned by McD, and we all know that Pigeons are survivors, so if they must, McD it is...
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