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sbeme
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Gonna entire the BHphoto contest and I need to choose a bird image
you may have seen these all, but which one would you choose as a contest entry?
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Feb 12, 2014 at 01:21 AM
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6 and 7












Feb 12, 2014 at 01:22 AM
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Personally, they are all excellent.

My preference is #3, but for contest purposes I think #1 followed by #7, #1 because it might have wider appeal but I find #7 more interesting.

Me, confused?

Bob



Feb 12, 2014 at 01:41 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · help me choose


I'd pick #3 and #7.
#7 might appeal more to the mass though. You might want to add a little bit more clarity and sharpness to the feathers so they look more defined.



Feb 12, 2014 at 01:49 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · help me choose


I'm no bird expert, but anyway....

I would vote tighter crop from the left on #6, or #7 for the awesome feathers and colors.



Feb 12, 2014 at 02:04 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · help me choose


Scott,

I'd like to see 6 cropped tighter and converted to B+W.

Good luck!

Jeff



Feb 12, 2014 at 02:57 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · help me choose


Each has advantages and disadvantages, but #7 is the strongest to my eyes.


Feb 12, 2014 at 03:37 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · help me choose


I like 2 and 6. But what do I know...I like to shoot people. FWIW


Feb 12, 2014 at 04:40 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · help me choose


#4 ... It may not be perceived as the most "photogenic", but I think it is the most unique to help separate from the masses of images they'll receive ... with more emphasis on the capture than the processing.

I remember first time I saw most of these ... the chicks were almost "disturbing", but certainly memorable.



Feb 12, 2014 at 05:27 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · help me choose


2 for the simple elegance and beauty


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · help me choose


#4 for me as well. I will remember that image weeks from now.
Good luck with the contest!
Greg



Feb 13, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · help me choose


#1 for me


Feb 18, 2014 at 04:15 AM
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#2 for me due to it's simplicity, graceful lines, soft color palette, and elegance

or #7 ... it 's strikingly confident in its self...this bird simply demands that it be noticed!

Best of luck in whatever you choose.



Feb 18, 2014 at 03:45 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · help me choose


7 is a badass. I vote for 7.


Feb 22, 2014 at 01:04 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · help me choose


I like 6 a lot. However I would crop out the tree/wood chunk on the left side of the image and slightly sharpen the image. I find my eye going to the tree/wood chunk distracting me from the bird.

I also like 7. The eye draws you to the image. My only concern is that 7 to me looks more like a painting or drawing than a photograph. I would suggest looking at past winners to see if this would be a viable concern.

Good luck.



Feb 22, 2014 at 05:10 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · help me choose


Thanks for all the feedback, folks.
It helped me to refine my ideas on how to select.
While the last image has the largest number of comments, I decided to exclude it for the simple reason that I took it with a pro's lens, on his tripod set up. Even thought I used my camera, focused, etc, it doesnt feel truly mine.
I then thought about the first and 4th as being a bit more different than most entries might be, and therefore potentially able to garner some attention and votes. A toss up, but I am more proud of the first, so in it went!
BTW, I entered in 6 other categories. If I am lucky I will let you know.
(dont hold your breath). Should be a very competitive contest with free entries, good prizes, etc.

Scott



Feb 24, 2014 at 01:50 AM
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sbeme wrote:
Thanks for all the feedback, folks.
It helped me to refine my ideas on how to select.
While the last image has the largest number of comments, I decided to exclude it for the simple reason that I took it with a pro's lens, on his tripod set up. Even thought I used my camera, focused, etc, it doesnt feel truly mine.
I then thought about the first and 4th as being a bit more different than most entries might be, and therefore potentially able to garner some attention and votes. A toss up, but I am more proud of the first, so
...Show more

I think you made a good entry choice. Numbers 1 and 4 are interesting and stand out. Good Luck in the contest!



Feb 27, 2014 at 02:31 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · help me choose


7 is my favorite, great colors and depth


Feb 27, 2014 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · help me choose


#7 catches my eye the most. As others have said, it may not have the same depth as some of the others, but I'd still run with it for a contest.


Mar 11, 2014 at 04:41 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · help me choose


For me, it would be 3 and 6. I have thing for b/w and birds just about to take flight. So it's definitely those for me. I do agree with the comment(s) about a tighter crop on number 6 though! Good luck!


Mar 12, 2014 at 04:01 PM
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