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Challenge: Urban Nature (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Homer, Alaska
Date: Mar 12, 2011
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Urban, Birds
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2011

Edit: post challenge

Wow my first ribbon :) :) :)

I was working in Anchorage and had the chance for a side trip the Homer Alaska. Normally you would find them in trees etc, but there are none on the Homer peninsula, but lots of fish and tall light poles. I was taking pictures of the one on the left as I saw the other approaching and just continued on shooting. This image was one out of the set.
Edit is simple, crop, saturation, USM and contrast adjustment.
Thank you for the comments.

Image set including unedited image
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.8428
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.8136
Avg (non-participants): 6.8600
Views since voting: 3698
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 159
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
04/13/2011 06:17:14 PM
What incredible luck! Great detail and color! Congrats.
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03/26/2011 12:35:24 PM
Congratulations,nice one.
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03/25/2011 11:39:33 AM
Congrats with your (well deserved) first ribbon!
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03/22/2011 11:05:57 PM
As I like to say, "the only thing that beats a good picture of a bird is a good picture of two birds." - RG
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03/21/2011 10:35:10 PM
Very nice work. Congratulations
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03/21/2011 09:06:55 AM
Congratulations! A 10 from me. The whole series of shots is excellent!!
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03/21/2011 06:49:05 AM
Awesome!!! Congrats on your first ribbon! I love the shot with the two of them just sitting there, as well :D
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03/21/2011 06:32:13 AM
Great shot! Glad you were able to get all of that eagle's wings in :-) Congrats on your first ribbon, there's no high like it!
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03/21/2011 06:20:30 AM
Awesome capture! Congrats on the ribbon.
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03/21/2011 03:49:00 AM
Congrats on your well deserved first ribbon, excellent capture.
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03/21/2011 01:45:29 AM
Congrats on winning your first ribbon!
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03/21/2011 12:50:00 AM
Oh good golly! WELL DONE! Almost like cheating... huh?!

NOPE!

Perfect.
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03/21/2011 12:49:12 AM
Congrats on the first ribbon! I've always wanted to go to Homer, actually :-)
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03/21/2011 12:21:25 AM
Seems like such an undignified perch!! Congrats on your first ribbon. Awesome capture.
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03/21/2011 12:12:04 AM
congrats on the ribbon!
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03/21/2011 12:10:49 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon wonderful capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2011 10:06:19 PM
Super capture!
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03/19/2011 09:32:09 PM
Lovely detail on the birds
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03/17/2011 11:02:19 AM
Yikes! Those talons =:-O I do see Bald Eagles in relatively urban areas but usually in trees or way up in the sky. Congrats on finding some manmade context for these beauties!
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03/17/2011 08:52:26 AM
Nicely captured. My only issue is the horizontal crop is a little tight and cramps your subject.
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03/16/2011 08:37:06 PM
Definitely the best critter shot in the challenge, you cant beat eagles and getting two of them in range is a stroke of fortune, capturing them at just the right moment speaks of skill. My only knock is the saturation of the sky. I know this is the color of the sky when captured with long glass on a clear day, but it is just so jarring that I feel it hurts the image, the purity of the color wrestles the eye away from these magnificent birds. Had you muted the blue down a bit, or gone whole hog and converted to B&W (as I did with my much more prosaic bird shot with the over blue sky) it would have been the pick for the top spot. As is top five.
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03/16/2011 02:43:30 PM
Wow! really great Capture!
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03/15/2011 07:56:24 PM
What a great find and absolutely perfect timing. Those talons are incredible.
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03/15/2011 12:45:07 PM
Wow! That doesn't even look real. Great shot
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03/14/2011 08:28:42 PM
Umm... WoW... Killer capture and perfectly appropriate for this challenge... BOOYAH... A 10
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03/14/2011 03:39:37 PM
Beautiful!
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03/14/2011 02:46:38 PM
very impressive capture! Good work.
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03/14/2011 10:37:15 AM
Your timing was fabulous.
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03/14/2011 10:09:25 AM
It's a tight crop but an amazing image
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03/14/2011 12:40:55 AM
Oh. Wow. Golly. Perfect for the challenge. (not voting)
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