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Challenge: Pigeons (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Pigeons
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Jul 21, 2009
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2009

I didn't want a mere strutting pigeon pic ... though I wasn't actually planning on a risqué shot ;-) This was at the zoo, and there were a bunch of people around me completely oblivious to the pigeon procreation taking place in the tree.

Not a wonderfully crisp shot and certainly not pretty, but I'm hoping it amuses a few people. Their expressions and the fact that they looked right at the camera ought to inspire a giggle or two! Hated it in color; hence the BW.

PP - converted from RAW, monochrome, levels, cropped, dodged/burnt birds and branch some, increased contrast, cloned hen's eye where it looked weirdly dark, resized, sharpened, added border.

Place: 20 out of 61
Avg (all users): 5.7333
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.7816
Views since voting: 683
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 210
Comments: 9
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07/29/2009 04:13:18 AM
"In Flagranté" = "caught in the act" Hehe. Yup photography is not all about poise and grace ;P Wd on a top 20!

Message edited by author 2009-07-29 04:13:40.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2009 08:46:59 PM
Oddly personal.
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07/28/2009 08:30:39 PM
Good in B&W. It could have more tones. I can only imagine what the title means. :)
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07/28/2009 07:12:29 PM
I like this image. The position of the birds, and the background play of light around them. Makes the photo feel etheric. The only one thing I would change is to reduce the noise a bit (it's a bit too grainy). The border nicely complements the photo.
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07/28/2009 10:57:32 AM
Sure looks like "flagrante'" to me! Haha. Pretty nice catch. Wish the foreground bird was sharper. Background is a bit distracting...maybe vignette some of that out.
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07/25/2009 08:41:35 PM
Love the background. Also the detail in the birds. Good shot.
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07/24/2009 02:24:04 AM
Nicely composed, about the most original of all the entries so far. Caught in the act indeed, she's sitting down!
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07/23/2009 02:39:00 PM
Woah, nice capture, are they.... doing it?
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07/22/2009 04:22:16 AM
LOL! Somebody had to do it. Very fun perspective of, uh, the "act", and great bokeh!
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