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Beautiful Blue Bird

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
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!


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10/7/2008 12:14:26 AM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Superb details and lighting here, Ulysses.


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10/7/2008 12:22:07 AM

 
maria I. Warren
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woooow awesome light and details


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10/7/2008 12:23:05 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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nice composition and detail


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10/7/2008 12:40:50 AM

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


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10/7/2008 1:21:52 AM

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


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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.


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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!


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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!


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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 :}


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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


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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.


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10/7/2008 6:32:51 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Great capture!


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10/7/2008 6:50:24 AM

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


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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...


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10/7/2008 8:22:48 AM

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


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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


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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.


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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...


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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.


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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!


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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 :)


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10/8/2008 1:35:10 AM

 
Candice  L. Carter
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What a fun and intriguing shot!


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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..


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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.


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10/15/2008 9:13:00 AM

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


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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.


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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! :-)


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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


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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! :~)


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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!!!


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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!


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11/25/2008 7:21:01 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congrats on the Finalist!!

Sherrybear :}


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11/25/2008 7:28:41 PM

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


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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


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11/25/2008 7:45:12 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist.


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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


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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!


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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.


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11/26/2008 5:20:41 AM

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


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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


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11/26/2008 7:26:05 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Congratulations on the finalist Ulysses.


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11/26/2008 8:06:39 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular finalist, Ulysses!
~Congratz


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11/26/2008 8:58:00 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!


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11/26/2008 9:27:01 AM

 
Susan Heath
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What a wonderful piece of art! Congratulations!


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11/26/2008 10:49:57 AM

 
Christine R. Lobsinger
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Congrats UV...
Christine
Smiling


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11/26/2008 12:40:41 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Congrats.

UB.


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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.


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11/27/2008 1:42:06 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist!


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11/27/2008 6:02:00 PM

 
Marisol Pastor
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Congrats again!


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11/28/2008 11:39:37 AM

 
Candice  L. Carter
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CONGRATS YET AGAIN!


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12/1/2008 3:32:50 PM

 
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