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Controlled Chaos
Controlled Chaos
jeger


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2010-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Collingwood, Ontario
Date: Feb 14, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 20, 2010

My forgotten "Created by Nature" entry.

November 2010: This photo won first place in the Nature category for the Wow World Wide Photo Contest

December 2010:
Finalist in the National Geographic Photography Contest 2010

January 2011: Vistek Capture Canada 2010 Photo Contest - 2nd Place - Fine Art Category

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 379
Avg (all users): 6.8357
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.8532
Avg (non-participants): 6.7742
Views since voting: 2098
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 140
Comments: 28
Favorites: 9 (view)


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12/17/2010 09:58:57 AM
Never too late to comment great work such as this. I just saw it on National Geographic, congratulations! What's amazing to me about this picture is the feeling of sound. I can almost hear the noise from this massive takeoff.
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03/08/2010 06:39:53 PM
I guess there is one treacherous duck scared others purposely because your food is limited. Now I know why don't bring too much food if I want to capture a great shot like this. Congratulations!!
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03/08/2010 06:34:49 PM
Wowzers... a top ten in a Free Study. AWESOME result buddy.
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03/08/2010 04:28:43 PM
Wonderful shot and I can just image the noise! Congrats on you top 10.
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03/08/2010 03:40:32 PM
Very cool Jon, congrats on top 10!
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03/08/2010 01:31:31 PM
"Controlled Chaos"??! Please tell me you at least considered "Duck Soup". 'grats on the FS HM, well done.
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03/08/2010 01:26:39 PM
This didn't come up in the partial voting I did. It's just wonderful. So well seen. I love the "splashes" of green and blue with white bands adjacent to them. Also the fans of feathers in the extended wings. Congratulations on a top 10 finish.
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03/08/2010 06:12:25 AM
congrats Jonathan !!!!! This capture is a gem of a shot !
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03/08/2010 01:12:00 AM
great work, congrats to your top 10.
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03/08/2010 12:30:12 AM
NICE work man!!!! knew this would do well!!!
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03/08/2010 12:21:01 AM
Great capture Jeger. Congrats on the top ten.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2010 09:29:10 PM
Very dynamic shot. 9
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03/07/2010 05:51:24 PM
What a fun image! It is a wonder they don't knock each other out of the air.
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03/07/2010 09:21:22 AM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: What an astonishing sight! Certainly not something you see every day - at least I don't! I like how there appears to be layer after layer of ducks and our proximity as suggested by the POV places us right amongst them. I'd really like to know where you were and with what lens when you shot this.

Critical stuff: Nothing really

Overall: Very effective image - you have created a sense of immersion in the scene for the viewer.
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03/06/2010 03:47:28 PM
One of the more interesting duck shots I've seen in a challenge. In spite of all the busyness of the scene, my eye is drawn to the duck at the lower right third. Nice going.
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03/06/2010 08:31:37 AM
Excellent, wonderful capture :)
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03/05/2010 09:57:33 PM
Gorgeous. 8
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03/05/2010 07:55:48 PM
Jeger... this is an instant classic. Absolutely love this shot. Too bad I cant vote on it, because I think its a 10.
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03/04/2010 11:35:22 PM
Thats great, I love it.
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03/04/2010 07:38:33 PM
beautiful colors and sharpness. This is really nice.
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03/04/2010 05:16:05 AM
ahh its a duck attack. I have no idea how you found so many ducks but good work. I just wish all the closer ducks were in focus though.
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03/03/2010 12:52:11 PM
This is a great shot. This should be a print on a wall.
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03/03/2010 11:53:45 AM
wow....so many, many birds...(ducks) will be curious as to where this is
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03/02/2010 01:33:53 PM
WOW - LOVE this! What an amazing capture. There are mallards EVERYWHERE! Were you on a bridge? Terrific image.
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03/02/2010 12:19:49 AM
Great title.
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03/01/2010 09:40:47 AM
Wow - how fun!
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03/01/2010 05:08:52 AM
I don't know how you did it, and it's all 90 % male ducks... but it looks fabulous. 9!
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03/01/2010 12:19:16 AM
Perfect 10
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