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No Laughing Matter....
No Laughing Matter....
BarbB


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Challenge: Portrait Of A Wild Bird (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Qld Australia
Date: Dec 27, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 27, 2009

To the doubters, who questioned if this was a 'Zoo' shot, be assured that it is not.... the closest zoo is 300km away. It was shot at the local golf course, in the early morning, whilst dodging the odd golf ball...

Statistics
Place: 38 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.2814
Avg (commenters): 7.6471
Avg (participants): 6.1972
Avg (non-participants): 6.3281
Views since voting: 707
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 199
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/04/2010 12:32:02 PM
Great shot - love the details and strong bright colors. These birds are just too cool.

But I feel that a golf course is not a wild environment (except when Tiger Woods is around chasing young women) so therefore it gets a DNMC!
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01/04/2010 09:37:33 AM
So pretty, sharp, well composed. I love love love the colors. And those little birds are darling. This was one of my favs in the challenge.
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01/04/2010 08:42:55 AM
Happy to read that this was an outdoor shot -- I tried not to let my suspicion influence my vote. I hadn't previously identified the bird, now your title makes sense to me. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2010 11:24:16 PM
distinctly Aussie!
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01/03/2010 10:33:58 PM
excellent capture, super details and great color...
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01/03/2010 06:11:54 PM
Great birds. I would have favored tighter cropping, especially of the bottom. (no vote, just making a few comments)
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01/01/2010 07:30:00 PM
brilliant 10
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12/31/2009 07:36:55 PM
Well seen and taken!!
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12/31/2009 02:31:22 PM
Nice portrait of the two birds, but I think the colors are a bit oversaturated. A tighter crop might have helped to really bring out the textures in those feathers too.
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12/31/2009 08:36:15 AM
Nicely shot and processed to bring them out of the background. The blue sky under their branch is pretty bright and distracting.
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12/30/2009 06:33:32 PM
So is that a gum tree? :) This is so cheerful. I really like it.
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12/30/2009 04:51:12 PM
Are those Kookabura birds? Nice colors and composition and interesting birds. Upward-looking perspective is not ideal.
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12/30/2009 02:08:54 PM
Nice colors and lighting, great shot! 9
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12/30/2009 10:41:53 AM
For some reason (background blue?) this looks very "zoo like."
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12/29/2009 08:42:13 PM
Cool colors and nice composition add to this excellent image. Well done.
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12/29/2009 04:42:37 PM
Nice light, detail, composition. Of course, now I will have the Kookaburra song (at least the only one I've ever heard) stuck in my head for the next several hours!
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12/29/2009 10:22:42 AM
A great composition - and the shot is even cleverly enhanced by a well chosen title!
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12/28/2009 10:30:16 PM
Nice shot, what are they?
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12/28/2009 04:49:26 PM
Must be an Aussie! These birds are spectacular and your shot also.
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12/28/2009 01:01:12 PM
giving you the benefit of the doubt, but it looks like an indoor setting. I could be wrong so I am not scoring it as such. 7
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12/28/2009 12:26:53 AM
looks like a painting. great composition.
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