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Stare Down       ©2010 wrosenthal
Panasonic DMC-FZ35       3rd place, 130 points
1/400s, f4.4, ISO 80, 505mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped and exposure adjustment.       Extra Info: None
 
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Franz07
Nov 3, 2010
    Great shot Bill. Congratulations!

mark6229
Nov 2, 2010
    Nice shot and well done on the 3rd place.

Jade O.
Nov 1, 2010
    Congrats on a fine fowl shot and a deserving top five finish! As for broph, might I suggest "Hmmm, fish or fries, fish or fries? Hey, I wonder what's in the parking lot? "

Lo
Nov 1, 2010
    Congratulations on your TF finish - well deserved!

Mepo
Nov 1, 2010
    That is a rare bird. I believe it is a Panacus optimis. They are known to seek out people with Panasonic cameras and hold them mesmerized until they get a chance to peck their lenses out. You were lucky to have escaped. Great shot Bill - loved it - congrats.

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wrosenthal
Nov 1, 2010
    Thanks Mepo and Ewan.

Mepo
Nov 1, 2010
    Very sharp - very effective. I also like the slightly off-centre composition.

EwanBellamy
Nov 1, 2010
    Very nice, sharp picture.
It might be better if the gull had his head to more one side so you could see one of his eyes more directly, but it's hard to tell without a comparison.

broph
Nov 1, 2010
    Beautiful head on shot. I only we could read their minds.

wrosenthal
Nov 1, 2010
    Thanks. Glad I could help.

Ronoz
Nov 1, 2010
    Have to get at least one bird shot in my TT & this is it, goodpic & title !

wrosenthal
Oct 31, 2010
    Thanks Lo.

Lo
Oct 31, 2010
    Beautiful close up - the detail in the feathers is wonderful. The soft background really focuses attentionon the subject.

wrosenthal
Oct 31, 2010
    Wow! Thanks very much. Did you feel the fear? ;-)

Old Finn
Oct 31, 2010
    Sharpness, lights, colors perfect. The sharp eyes play an important role in the picture. My 1:st choice.

aac
Oct 30, 2010
    Great detail.

wrosenthal
Oct 29, 2010
    Rafi, yes it's a gull, although I don't know what kind.
Jade, thanks for the careful and thorough analysis, as usual.

Jade O.
Oct 29, 2010
    As a photograph, this is really very good. Great background depth and colouring yet without any distracting detail. You avoided a flat background - perfect. Nice crispness on the feathers. Most fail here--you didn't- excellent. Slight depth of field issue on the beak which is in soft focus - yet it helps bring attention to the eyes - a plus and a minus - neutral. Good framing - not too centred not too much negative space - excellent. So is this more a head shot or an eye shot? Top five, I think, just not sure about the strength of eyes as the subject though the attention still goes there primarily. [Edit: those to though]
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rafinmelb
Oct 29, 2010
    Looks like I'm lunch. Lovely close up of a gull(?)
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