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Murder on the roof top
Murder on the roof top

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2011-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Melbourne Airport
Date: Dec 16, 2011
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Black and White, Birds
Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2011

Iím sure most people will get the title in regards to the collective noun for Crows is a Murder. I also liked the title as it adds another dimension and possible explanation for the headless crow in flight.

I kept the composition from the original shot as I liked the eye to be drawn to the centre with the prime subject of the headless bird in flight. I feel there is enough happening below and to the right to give it a Ďthirdsí compositional feel. I also feel the excessive negative space of sky nicely compensates for the black of the building.

Iím under no illusion that this will be a generally appealing image but it is the shot that I liked the most for the month and so itís the one I have entered. I expect this to finish in the low 5ís. I also like this shot ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/40000-44999/40391/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_988807.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/40000-44999/40391/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_988807.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' and it might have achieved high 5ís or even finished in the 6ís but it was not my personal favourite for December.

Place: 116 out of 246
Avg (all users): 5.7571
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01/08/2012 02:37:35 AM
I thought this was yours, I know how you feel about entering the images you love even though you have other shots that would do better. Good on you.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2012 10:56:24 PM
good silhouettes
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01/06/2012 08:31:17 PM
Ominous. What are they plotting?
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01/05/2012 06:12:00 PM
Violence strikes Birdland. I feel complicit.
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01/05/2012 12:13:04 PM
I hope other people get the 'murder' ref too. Great use of silhouettes. 8
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01/03/2012 04:28:07 PM
ok not sure who or what is being murdered but it certainly has a sense of drama about it, good luck
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01/02/2012 07:30:18 PM
This is a great shot and the b&w fits it well.
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01/01/2012 10:34:33 PM
What a family and what a story!
I love this snooping that you did (Phil)
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01/01/2012 06:49:24 PM
fantastic title to match the feeling of the image
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01/01/2012 06:04:48 PM
Neat. Definitely looks like it's out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
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01/01/2012 01:30:54 PM
Great silhouette scene and story!
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01/01/2012 12:52:44 PM
Love it. The detail on the center crow is fabulous
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01/01/2012 07:27:20 AM
This belongs in a gallery so people can stare at it. Wonderful. 10
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