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Challenge: Low Key IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Jurong Bird Park Singapore
Date: Oct 3, 2009
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2009

I am asking for trouble here entering this nature shot into Low Key.
Anyway the histogram is mostly on the left so at least some semblance of low key technique is being used.


Place: 5 out of 225
Avg (all users): 6.3446
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.1739
Avg (non-participants): 6.4537
Views since voting: 2413
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 177
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)

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04/30/2010 10:19:22 PM
Your post processing in this shot is amazing. The details in the Great Blue Heron's feathers is spot on. Great technically and you have given the bird a much different look than many of the Heron shots I have seen.
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10/19/2009 10:25:47 PM
I never looked through the low key stuff, so I just noticed this!! First of all, wonderful shot!! second of all, I so jealous of your bird park!!
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10/14/2009 01:20:09 PM
Good finish buddy!
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10/14/2009 12:24:12 PM
Excellent finish Andrew!! I really love this shot.
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10/14/2009 08:34:41 AM
Really well done - love the intensity this image gives off - i actually gave it a 7 because it just seemed a bit oversharpened in the feathers on first inspection. This seems to happen to me as well with bird shots when I try to fit them into 640 and 150kb. I would love to see this one in all its glory at full res - I am sure it is even more stunning.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2009 02:06:15 PM
Wow! I'm wondering how you shot this. Great detail. How on earth did you manage this background? 9
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10/11/2009 07:02:26 PM
Great work.
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10/09/2009 03:56:12 PM
Superb, and as traditional wildlife shots aren't received well here (unless they are stupendous), not as well as the plethora of studio, architecture, landscape, I hope you get a great result for your effort.
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10/09/2009 01:24:03 PM
Very nice image. It seems that the heron (?) is mainly in midtones with few highlights... low key should have little or no midtones, so although this may not be "true" low key, it garners bonus points for being such a strong photo.
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10/07/2009 11:37:27 AM
The detail in the feathers is incredible. Tell me this is stuffed.
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10/07/2009 03:04:40 AM
Sure to be in the top 10
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