67 comments given:
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On looking at the high resolution the bird looks very pixlelated and blotchy, as if the brightness was overly increased or over sharpened. Nice pose and composition though.

(5 years and 2213 days ago)

what is?
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A little soft on focus but nice pose.

(5 years and 2213 days ago)

Who?
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Nice details and sharpness, and better yet, this critter is sporting some custom plastic jewelery.

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Tuxedo Time
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Checking the hi Res version, looks like the focus is a little soft for this subject. Otherwise a nice capture.

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Pavão
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Great exposure and wonderful colours and details. My only suggestion would be to crop a bit tighter, removing the dead-space from behind it's tail feathers, which will have your subject leading into the scene as opposed to being completely centered. Nice work!

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Rainbow Lorikeet
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Great angle, good composition and lighting, colour and details are bang on here. Great work!

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Little rooster
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Nice capture with a curiously entertaining angle and subject. Some feathers on the top of the head are a little hot from the direct sunlight. but a fine capture just the same.

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Sagitarius
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A fine looking specimen, however the shadow lines from the cage or wire don't do your subject any justice. The white chest feathers are also a bit washed out (over exposed). Good placement in frame though.

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

BooOOooOOoo
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I'm sorry author, but this image is just way too blasted or overexposed in the whites where the direct sunlight touched t. By that I mean that all relevant details in that white hot area have been washed away by the sun. If it were underexposed, there would be a chance of recovering details through raw adjustments, but there's no replacing details when they are this far gone. It's too bad your subject hadn't taken a couple more steps into the shade, or that you hadn't exposed for the brightest areas, maybe by closing down the aperture or increasing the shutter speed. Nice pose though.

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Gotta love that beak!
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And posing it may have been. I've rarely seen these creatures sitting still. This is a great capture, and to maximize the impact of it's beauty and presence, I'd suggest cropping it to have your subject fill 75% of the frame. It's nearly centered vertically and horizontally, and this wonderfully coloured bird is surrounded presently by so much uninteresting dead space. If the details are there in your original image, I think a tighter crop will increase the vote potential for this fellow. Fill the frame and your viewers will get closer to your humming bird and it's details.

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Here
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Nice capture, though the scene seems to be in need of more contrast.

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Ditto
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Nicely poised. I thought the ball of it's head and left wind as we are looking at it seemed a bit hot (over-exposed), but that's difficult to control in bright sunlight while still maintaining the contrast of the shaded areas.
Nice work.

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Le Fou de Bassan
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Duckweed, the green stuff this pelican is swimming in makes for a wonderful emerald colour backdrop for this fine subject. (if you have an aquarium with gold fish, duckweed is also a wonderful fresh fond source they will gobble down and grow bigger from).
I really like the diagonal line your subject leads in from as it parts the weed moving closer. It seems to add to the feeling of motion.
Good Job!

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Leaving a Trail
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Great find on the source images, and wonderful treatment to bring it up to this.

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

Yellow
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... details in regards to the reflections of both the tale and claw in the curved sides of the steel. Very well done on that, and also on the reflection of some of the ground in the bottom of the cup. Nice touch also with the PXLEYES logo .

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

guess who
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Ice Age Squirrel? Nicely done and one of my favorite animated characters.
Just a couple pointers I noticed while looking at the high Resolution image.
Your Acorn and inner part of the arm appear on the same plane, and are in sharp focus, though the outer edges of that arm and claw, as well as the ground that runs beneath them appear to be blurred.
Most everything appeears to be Three-D-Ish, apart from the brown sticks (or cracks?) that just out from below the steel travel mug. This sticks are also the only itms near the ground that don't have a shadow. I like you attention to details...

(5 years and 2214 days ago)

guess who
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are much more evident, which, if you were using a polarizing UV filter (if even as a lens protector), depending on it's orientation, would make the screen horizontal or vertical strands show more, even if focused through. As for the sparkle, which I have seen grow during longer exposures from lights at night, a screen would explain why the sparkle appears to be broken into three sections at each point. The ghosting on it's back could be explained as refraction from shooting through a pain or two of glass at an angle. Still a good capture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

Sparkle
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I think I know that the pattern I mentioned above is being caused by, and possibly why, though focused on the eyes and shoulder, there appears to be two instances of ghosting or residual edging along the the back (wing area), where the sun is shining brightest on.
When shooting this, do you recall it being on an angle through a screen door with one or two pains of glass?
I brought the high resolution image into photoshop and applied the equalize image adjustment, which tends to show greater difference between subtle contrasty portions of an image and the horizontal lines (maybe of a screen) ar

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

Sparkle
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I like the capture, though while examining the High resolution version, it appeared that there was some sort of cross hatch pattern going on subtly throughout not only the "Sparkle" in it's eyes and water dop on the beak. Were you using a specialty filter in front of the lens, or am I just seeing things?
Nice capture just the same.'

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

Sparkle
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Nice capture. Though the colors look a little drab or muted. If you are using Photoshop,try using from the Menu IMAGE > ADJUSTMENTS > LEVELS and change the overall OUTPUT LEVELS in so that Black changes from a 0 value to 21, and the White from 255 to 185 to make this fellow really pop.
f you don't have Photoshop or Lightroom, I believe you can download a 30 day trial from theadobe web site if you like.

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

Mrs C
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Wonderfully close capture for this sometimes shy of humans bird. I wonder if a slight increase in saturation wouldn't help confiscate to the dulling effects of an overcast day. Good capture here, and I especially light the off center placement of your subject.

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

Standing Guard
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These are curious creatures, and I'll have to agree with the previous comment. After examining the High Resolution image, not part of this image is in sharp focus.
It's difficult I'll admit, shooting through chain link. the auto focus struggled between the fence and the bird, the fence and the bird... a good tip in these cases is to switch the Auto Focus off, and hope that the subject still finds you as interesting as you do it while you focus past the wire. Another tip would be to back up a couple steps and close down your aperture, gaining a deeper field of focus, getting both in focus.

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

Trapped anger
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Nice capture, though it would have been a bonus to get the wing tip of the third bird in the frame.
Good capture and even lighting (overcast day?) make this a pleasant scene to behold.

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

Travel Time
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Excellent depth of field here. The clarity, cropping and pose of your subject are of the highest quality. I'm not usually a fan of centering the subject, but in some cases, throwing that rule out the window works. This is one of those cases. Your low angle gives this proud bird the stature it's trying to portray with it's stance.
Great capture.

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

Silkie
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I like the framing here, nice use of thirds too. Were you shooting with a long lens? The is a bit of motion blur on the birds which is more evident in the high resolution image. Increasing the shutter speed and either opening up the aperture or increasing the ISO the same number of stops would reduce the blur in this low light without changing the lovely luminance of the sky. You probably already know, but for others who might not, a good rule of thumb when shooting with a zoom is to shoot one shutter speed over our zoom to eliminate camera shake. IE, if shooting at 200mm, shutter = 1/250

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

Birds at sunset
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... ran out of space... LOL.
Try: IMAGE > ADJUSTMENT > LEVELS, then from the user interface box, first use the WHITE POINT SAMPLE (eyedropper) and click it in the middle of the brightest white spot on one of the elder geese. Next select the BLACK POINT SAMPLE (eyedropper), and single click in the darkest part of the black neck. You'll notice a dramatic difference to the entire image in that it will look more like a Black and White photo than a under contrasted greyish one. Apart from that, I like the scene, nice capture.

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

momma!
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Nice family outing for these geese and goslings.
The high resolution image seems a bit soft and pixelated. Could this be a result of cropping a much smaller portion of a larger original image? Perhaps your subject filled less than 50 of the frame?
I'd adjust the white balance, as there are no true whites in the scene. It looks like the the contrast was decreased which might explain the gray-scale cast to the image or maybe an auto adjustment which couldn't account for the true white on the heads of the older geese. If you are using Photoshop, try from the Menu: IMAGE > IMAGE ADJUSTMEN

(5 years and 2219 days ago)

momma!
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Nice sharp clear image. I think if there is more to this image I would suggest cropping tighter to the tail feathers, removing the dead space behind this fine creature and having it leaning into the scene as opposed to out of it. If you were going to do any additional color corrections (the image seems a bit warm), you could remove some of the yellow cast from the whites by adding blue.
Fine capture just the same. Nice work.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Accipiter badius-shikra
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Great depth. Nice work.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Smile :)
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Very Cool entry.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Enter the matrix !
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Vector and photo. Good blending.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Shine
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Good blending. Nice work.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Pull
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Neat idea.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

LUMINATION
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This is really good.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Signwriter
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Love the background. Good blending.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Music to Illuminate
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Fits well with image. Nice job.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Candlelight
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Interesting stuff. Nice work.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

man
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Lot of work here, good job!

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

The Ice Cream is Bleeding
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Great Idea!

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

graffiti
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I like the fix. Good one.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

nameless
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To be sfe I'd add your link to the description in case not everyone reads the comments. Nice work!

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

NIce girl aaa ????
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Just in Alaska? LOL. Great blending!

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Don
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I think this would be a great law. LOL. Nice work here.

(5 years and 2220 days ago)

Drop the violin & hands up!
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Nicely done. The Life Saver looks like it's deflating a bit, but I really like how you've wrapped the water around the legs, Great job!

(5 years and 2221 days ago)

The Swimmer
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Different and interesting. Nicely done.

(5 years and 2221 days ago)

mooo_drip
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I'll hold off voting since you're looking at submitting another after work. Here's something you might experiment with to hide the ghosting created from removing the wire. Try using a one pixel 100% Hardness setting on the smudge tool brush and set to 95% strength or a little lower or higher to flavor Click on strands of hair above the wire ghosts and try to follow the flow of hair to a point below the wire ghosting. This should net you some realistic looking cover-up.
I like the backgound choice, it really brightens up the scene.

(5 years and 2221 days ago)

nameless
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I don't know about possessed, but I really like what you've done here. Seamless blending with atmosphere! Great job.

(5 years and 2221 days ago)

wait for my revenge
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C entered subjects work well for some images, though with the dead space on the right and (trash can?), lid on the left, a slightly tighter cropping showing saw blade, hay, and lanterns would have worked better for my liking. Nice photo just the same, and since you've decided not to edit further, I'll vote now.

(5 years and 2222 days ago)

Old lanterns in the barn
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Nice work.

(5 years and 2222 days ago)

devil kid
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Horns and a Tail! Very cool! Awesome editing!

(5 years and 2222 days ago)

Baby Lucy Phur