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  #209 Silhouette
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SandHill Cranes - Staten Island CA       ©2018 AvanBroek
Nikon D60       1st place, 135 points
1/25s, f16, ISO 1600, 300mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: The entire photo was "sharpened" and leveled
using Nikon software.
      Extra Info: Photo taken at dawn under dense smoke from
Camp forest fire 11/11/2018.
 
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Lo
48 days ago
    Wow - first challenge, and 1st place! Welcome to Panachallenge!

claire hintze
48 days ago
    Well done! Congratulations !!

Mepo
48 days ago
    Conrgats on your 1st place. Getting up at dawn was worthwhile :-)

jomari
48 days ago
    Congratulations on your win. Beautiful shot,

mrsawyer
48 days ago
    Wow! First place on your first Panachallenge! Congrats!

ysal
48 days ago
    Congratulations, great shot!

RobertLavker
48 days ago
    Congrats on 1st place. Well done.

NEAT
48 days ago
    Congratulations, you still got my vote

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Lo
49 days ago
    The silhouettes and reflections make an interesting grouping against the soft colours of the dawn.

SteveBee
49 days ago
    I don't understand the brightness difference of the water in the foreground vs the middle ground. That's the main detractor from a higher ranking.

Old Finn
50 days ago
    Nice picture, in my favorites.

RobertLavker
50 days ago
    I think that the color gradient in the lower third of this pictures is most effective. Nice composition - well done.

davemisunas
50 days ago
    I like this one... the light subtle colors as a back ground for the silhouetted birds works well. I would have like to see the birds a bit sharper and possibly crop out the upper dark section, but still very nice.

AvanBroek
50 days ago
    The play of the light at dawn in this location is nice. I have a similar shot at Staten Island in 2013 when there is no smoke or clouds but the dawn valley mist was on the ground and reflected in the flooded field. I can send a copy to anyone who sends me their email address. If there is a way to share a photo via panchellenge, please let me know. My email is alex@vanbroeklaw.com.

aoc46
51 days ago
    A striking shot of interesting birds in unusual conditions. Even considering the smoke, the abrupt transition from bright foreground to very dark background seems unnatural. Was it added/enhanced in PP? If so, a more gradual transition might be better. Also. if shot from slightly to your left, the central bird would separate clearly from the others and provide a better visual focus. Nice work, nonetheless.

jomari
52 days ago
    Lovely subject and beautiful, muted colours.

AvanBroek
52 days ago
    Thanks for all the feedback. I like this shot for two reasons: even with the bad fire our migration every fall to see the birds worked again; and the movement of the bird flapping its wings changed the surface to make a pool of light. I did not see that but the camera did.

ysal
52 days ago
    Layers of colors and the reflection of the birds. Really wonderful image.

NEAT
52 days ago
    It's lovely but a touch on the soft side, could of sharpened this a little.

cookiejar
52 days ago
    The slight haziness of the image enhances it. The greys of the land and the golden reflections complement each other well.

claire hintze
52 days ago
    Great details in the water, and double silhouettes of the cranes are beautiful. The color is lovely, even if it was partly from the smoke of the Camp Fire. Great shot!
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