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Female Purple Finch
3rd PlaceFemale Purple Finch
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Mid-Day Sun (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Sigma 500mm f/4.5 EX APO HSM for Canon
Location: Bumpass, VA
Date: Oct 22, 2010
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2010

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 94
Avg (all users): 6.8453
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.4000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9716
Views since voting: 3451
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 181
Comments: 23
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/12/2011 09:59:40 AM
Wow ...excellent shot Rick. And congratz on the Yellow ribbon. I missed this and some of your other work as I was under the impression that you weren't around here anymore.
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11/09/2010 03:26:56 PM
wow... just revisiting the shot and saw the comments.

Absolutely ridiculous! Look at the shadows! Sorry someone gave you a hard time. It meets the challenge perfectly. It's a compliment to your photographing/editing skills that the person thought it wasn't midday sun. :)
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11/09/2010 10:36:38 AM
perfection!
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11/07/2010 01:38:04 AM
AWESOME,EXCELLENT,GOOD LIGHTING.
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11/06/2010 11:12:07 PM
Totally valid as a midday shot, and as such, very impressive.
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11/06/2010 05:59:05 AM
Originally posted by bohemka:

... it's not a harsh-sun shot. I'll be the ass in the room. This has nothing to do with harsh, midday sun. Great shot, yes. Stole a ribbon from someone who shot for the challenge, yes.

I'd like to disagree. Looking at the shadows the sun is pretty much from above. Looking at the exif-info it says: 2010:10:22 12:48:27. So it's certainly around mid day (provided the clock in the camera is more or less correct).

Great shot that well deserves its placement.
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11/06/2010 05:54:19 AM
Scott-

I am sorry that you are so bitter. This photo was shot in mid day and under bright sun. It was also verified by DPChallenge as a legal edit. I followed the same ruled as everyone else. You can see a small hot spot on the neck and you can easily see the shadow on the end of the stick.

Perhaps you require some anger management counseling?

--Rick
11/05/2010 10:04:40 PM
You are a very accomplished photographer and you've put out some truly amazing stuff... but... as wonderful as this is, and it is, it's not a harsh-sun shot. I'll be the ass in the room. This has nothing to do with harsh, midday sun. Great shot, yes. Stole a ribbon from someone who shot for the challenge, yes.
11/05/2010 01:34:13 PM
Congrats,superb image.
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11/03/2010 03:03:56 PM
Thanks everyone for your very kind comments. --Rick
11/03/2010 01:18:51 PM
WOW-this is so good!
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11/03/2010 10:36:55 AM
Good to see you back!! Did you enter the virginia wildlife magazine competition? I sent mine out yesterday. :)

Awesome shot!!
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11/03/2010 09:45:17 AM
Nice shot, Congrats!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2010 09:03:22 PM
I love bird images. Nicely done.
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11/02/2010 01:38:53 PM
Beautiful, 10.
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11/01/2010 06:58:52 PM
5.5
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11/01/2010 03:26:45 PM
nice job 9!
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10/30/2010 11:39:38 PM
LOL! Looks totally posed. And something of a diva at that. Terrific dof and lighting.
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10/29/2010 09:41:24 PM
Ha, I really like the "pose." Great use of depth of field and very good details here.
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10/28/2010 07:52:17 PM
Excellent closeup.
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10/28/2010 11:39:34 AM
beautiful image. i like the brown background. It complements the bird. Perfect focus. With respect to the challenge, I think this was an easy and safe option to meet it. Birds don't frown, nor squint under the sun. They don't get panda eyes. This is a very beautiful photo, with lots of technical merit. But it doesn't show how you were able to overcome the challenge of taking a photo of a subject under harsh daylight because birds really look good under any type of daylight.

Outside the context of the challenge, i really like this photo.
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10/27/2010 12:57:52 PM
Tack sharp, no blow outs, Cute cute expression on the bird! VERY GOOD 8
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10/27/2010 06:05:40 AM
Great quality image.
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