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The Perfect Perch
The Perfect Perch
scooter88


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Challenge: Constructed By Nature (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Selous Game Reserve
Date: Feb 16, 2010
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/800
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2010

Carmine Bee Eaters sitting on a dead tree branch in the Selous Game reserve.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 119
Avg (all users): 6.7621
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7547
Avg (non-participants): 6.7644
Views since voting: 2280
Views during voting: 364
Votes: 227
Comments: 22
Favorites: 3 (view)


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03/02/2010 09:23:25 PM
Nice work!
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02/26/2010 07:06:36 PM
Love it.
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02/25/2010 06:27:24 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This image made me smile and I can see how it made the top 10. Compositionally nothing to pick at, really. Lovely colours, the bee-eater on the right is showing dominance over the other, and the slant of the dead treelimb shows off their colours beautifully in addition to the dominance of the bird on the right. Had I voted on this image, easily a 7 if not an 8.

There are no editing details listed so I assume it's straight from the camera. The bird on the right looks to have much brighter plumage, but it could be the way the light is catching the bird on the left and making him appear slightly washed out. A tiny bump in saturation may level the playing field a little.

Overall, a sweet shot, and a great finish, well done! Keep up the great work.

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

Susan
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02/24/2010 08:55:10 AM
WD Scott, well deserved.
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02/24/2010 12:53:25 AM
This has such gorgeous colours, beautiful shot. Congratulations on your top 10
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02/24/2010 12:33:18 AM
What beautiful and colorful little birds - love them! Congrats on your top 10 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2010 09:26:14 PM
What lovely birds! Great detail on them.
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02/22/2010 04:53:20 PM
Pretty birds. I hope your details list what they are. Great color.
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02/22/2010 03:56:18 PM
Great capture...9!
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02/21/2010 08:25:11 PM
Very nicely composed shots and super color.
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02/21/2010 01:33:46 AM
Sharp photo!Everything in focus!
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02/20/2010 02:21:30 PM
crisp focus great colors nice capture 8
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02/19/2010 12:48:54 PM
very good
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02/19/2010 12:47:06 PM
nice color
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02/19/2010 12:45:28 PM
Great shot! They look like they are having a conversation :D
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02/18/2010 11:32:42 PM
Love it, a 9
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02/18/2010 07:09:41 PM
beautiful- top 3
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02/17/2010 08:33:07 PM
good contrast
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02/17/2010 08:55:52 AM
That focus is just spot on. love the catchlights in their eyes. :)
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02/17/2010 06:16:06 AM
9 - Exquisite clarity and light and they really pop against the gray background. Some sensor dust/something upper left. The crop/framing is really good. I wonder about a little more off each side, but that is likely 'another image' - and your call anyway.
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02/17/2010 06:01:11 AM
Great shot! 8
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02/17/2010 12:12:06 AM
Stunning bee-eaters and 1 vs 1 pose. Tanzania?
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