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Beautiful Blue Bird
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Proud of What I Am
Proud of What I Am
VR 70-200mm@200mm F/2.8 1/160s ISO 250
AF-S Manual Exposure Mode 0EV
Matrix Metering
WB: Cloudy
Handheld
Cropped
Adjusted Level and Curves a bit
Added higlights around bird
Uploaded and entered into Animal Category

© Ulysses A. Villamin
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Tiia Vissak
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    a cool portrait!

10/7/2008 12:14:26 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Superb details and lighting here, Ulysses.

10/7/2008 12:22:07 AM

 
maria I. Warren
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woooow awesome light and details

10/7/2008 12:23:05 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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nice composition and detail

10/7/2008 12:40:50 AM

 
Anne M. Young
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very cool! I think I have seen him in Singapore?

10/7/2008 1:21:52 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Unbelievable "weird" bird portrait, Ulysses. Fascinating.

10/7/2008 2:17:48 AM

 
Adam CD Caron
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What a cool looking bird. the detail is great. nice job bro.

10/7/2008 4:36:51 AM

 
Christie R. Bielss
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Very cool - yet weird, all at the same time! You did another great job on this! Love the lighting! Another one for the book!

10/7/2008 4:53:49 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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These birds remind of the dinosaurs for some reason... wonderful work on this UV, your bird images have been dynomite, lots of sharp detail, lots of well lit subjects... bravo!

10/7/2008 5:14:17 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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Oh UV, such detail, great color and light... wow I see another winner!
Sherrybear :}

10/7/2008 5:38:02 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Love the clarity and colours you captured here with this Shoebilled Stork, Ulysses.

Dominick

10/7/2008 5:53:16 AM

 
Lisa R. Buffington
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Awesome profile of this strange bird. The details, lighting and composition are all outstanding.

10/7/2008 6:32:51 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Great capture!

10/7/2008 6:50:24 AM

 
Arman E. Barbuco
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very very nice kabayan. nice portrait.

10/7/2008 7:07:22 AM

 
Sharon Cahn
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UV, that's an African Shoebill Stork. We have those around our lunch pond at Wild Animal Park. You did a great job in Photoshop lighting. Makes it look like a studio shot...

10/7/2008 8:22:48 AM

 
Max Aureli
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Fantastic clarity vivid and sharp exposure and colors, Ulysses!!

10/7/2008 8:43:50 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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He looks like he is posing for his Senior Picture Ulysses! Love the DRAMATIC black BG!

It's a beautiful capture. One for the book! -Sis

10/7/2008 8:52:57 AM

 
Marisol Pastor
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What an interesting b ird Ulysses. Love the color (blue on black) and detail.

10/7/2008 11:14:27 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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UV, your bird says it all... "Proud of what I am." Excellent Caption! Very clear details on all your animals...wtg.
Christine
Smiling...

10/7/2008 1:40:00 PM

 
Margaret Frazier
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How much did you charge him for the portrait sitting??? What a beauiful capture. Well done.

10/7/2008 3:14:21 PM

 
Karen Kessler
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He does look proud, but WHAT is he?! Great capture of this Shoebilled Stork? (That's what Dominick called it - I never would've guessed it on my own!) Like others said, another winner and another one for the book!

10/7/2008 3:26:07 PM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks everyone! I did this at the time when I am a bit upset on something. Glad you liked it :)

10/8/2008 1:35:10 AM

 
Candice  L. Carter
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What a fun and intriguing shot!

10/8/2008 9:14:08 AM

 
Arman E. Barbuco
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Great one Kabayan, You surely are good on making great photos. WTG. Winner..

10/12/2008 10:27:27 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Excellent opening shot for the club Ulysses. Nice detail, good composition, well thought out treatment. A very cool image.

I've photographed this bird many times at the San Diego wild animal park, but never as good as this. Well done.

10/15/2008 9:13:00 AM

 
Ulysses A. Villamin
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Thanks for the wonderful compliments, Candice, Arman, and Dale!

10/15/2008 9:59:12 AM

 
Irene Colling
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This bird seems to be posing for a profile photo. He certainly was accomidating for you.
Nice work, great shot.

10/15/2008 10:38:02 AM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
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not the prettiest guy but he certainly seems to have a dignity about him. great shot! :-)

10/15/2008 1:22:40 PM

 
Esther R. Tinz
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Love the glint in his eye. I think he enjoyed posing for you. ~ Esther

10/15/2008 5:38:07 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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A stunning capture and the pose matches the title perfectly! Love the darkened background! Wonderful work UV! :~)

10/16/2008 6:07:02 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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And again I say BRAVO! I knew I'd see an EP pop up here... hope this one's in your book!!!

10/23/2008 9:30:00 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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UV.. I so happy this guy and you won an EP... WTG my Friend... just Great!!!
Christine
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10/23/2008 11:22:38 AM

 
Jodi M. Walsh
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Congratulations on your finalist UV!

11/25/2008 7:21:01 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congrats on the Finalist!!

Sherrybear :}

11/25/2008 7:28:41 PM

 
Max Aureli
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Congratulations on the Finalist, Ulysses!!!!

11/25/2008 7:43:23 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Little Bro! You have DONE IT AGAIN! Well, I guess Sherrybear and I can take all the credit. Right Sherry? (Since we are his big sisters' and all!) HUGE CONGRATS, Ulysses!!! -Laura

11/25/2008 7:45:12 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist.

11/25/2008 8:28:22 PM

 
Adam CD Caron
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Way to go big bro one more for the books. so proud of ya man this is great

11/25/2008 11:32:19 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Congratulations on your striking (to say the least) finalist, Ulysses! Good luck next level!

11/26/2008 3:03:17 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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GREAT JOB IM SO PROUD OF YOU!! I saw you got at least 2 this time. you are doing so wonderfully at BP, this one is fantastic.

11/26/2008 5:20:41 AM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats on your finalist!!!!!! :~)

11/26/2008 6:39:48 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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How FANTASTIC!!!! CONGRATS Big Bro!!!! I'm so excited for you!!! WHOO HOO! *skipping* *jumping* LOL

11/26/2008 7:26:05 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Congratulations on the finalist Ulysses.

11/26/2008 8:06:39 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular finalist, Ulysses!
~Congratz

11/26/2008 8:58:00 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

11/26/2008 9:27:01 AM

 
Susan Heath
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What a wonderful piece of art! Congratulations!

11/26/2008 10:49:57 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Congrats UV...
Christine
Smiling

11/26/2008 12:40:41 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Congrats.

UB.

11/27/2008 1:23:53 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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I dont know what kind of bird this is, but you have done a wonderful job of portraying him. Congrats.

11/27/2008 1:42:06 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

11/27/2008 6:02:00 PM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Congrats again!

11/28/2008 11:39:37 AM

 
Candice  L. Carter
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CONGRATS YET AGAIN!

12/1/2008 3:32:50 PM

 
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