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Blue bird landing

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Tree swallow landing
Tree swallow landing
9 separate images shot with Nikon D100 and joined together in PS7
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Carl D. Miller     Truely awesome! This has to win something.


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5/3/2003 9:53:58 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Great work, Anupam!


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Anupam Pal  

Thanks for your encouraging comment. I really appreciate it.


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Nancy  L. Ferrell  

This is wonderful..great job..


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Rick Riddle
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Just Perfect.


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Kathleen Clemons
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Outstanding!!!


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Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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INCREDIBLE !!!!!!


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Viveca Venegas
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Fantastic Anupam, Bravísimo!!. Viveca


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Ronald Balthazor
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This is just excellent!


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Jill Battaglia
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Love it!! Great job! :-)


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Judith G. Secco
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Fantastic! Each bird shot is incredible. What a wonderful job!
Judy


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Murry Grigsby
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I agree with all the above!! This is really STAND-OUT work. Is it nine frames of the same bird? Wonderful!!


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Gary W. Lake
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I love it! Outstanding!


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Anupam Pal  

Thank you very much everyone. This was a fun picture which took 2 hours to shoot and another 5 hours to put together. There were a 4 birds playing together. I am not an expert in bird identification. So its hard to tell any differences between them. But most of the shots were probably of the same bird, because among 4 there was one bird which seemed to be the bravest and would come closest to the camera.


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Debbie S.
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Incredible image! How were you able to blend the images together?


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Michael F. Millay  

WHAT The ????

YOU - Dude -are WAY Ahead of the Pack !!
You must have Way More Free Time Than the
Rest of the "Pack" too ... But -
WAY TOO COOL !!
... Sharpshooter


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Lawrence A. Whitaker  

I have to say... that all the time you put into this project has paid off.
I did not notice the difference in the birds until I read your comment. Keep it up you can really make a lot of cool images with this idea.


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paulina michaud  

This is awesome!!
Paulina Michaud-Socwell


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Damian P. Gadal
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WOW - Great job!!!


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Rod D. Gray
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Just discovered this image when browsing this months entries. Truely outstanding. Each bird is so sharp. Must be a winner


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Murry Grigsby
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Congrats, Anupam!


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8/14/2003 7:00:24 PM

 
Gary W. Lake
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Congrats Anupam! I'd wish you luck in the finals but I don't think you'll need it with this wonderful piece of work! 8^)


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8/14/2003 7:54:27 PM

 
Carl D. Miller  

Bout' time this showed up in the finals! Congrats!


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8/14/2003 7:59:09 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congrats to you! Well derserved.


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8/14/2003 11:17:10 PM

 
mariette geest  

absolutely great! are these all the same bird? congrats! great shot. thanks for sharing.


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8/15/2003 12:37:54 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats, Anupam!!!


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8/15/2003 4:47:39 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Very cool, inspiring and really well put together and thought out! Congrats and good luck!


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8/15/2003 4:58:20 AM

 
Wolfgang Dolak  

Fabulous, Anupam!! All the work has surely paid off!
birdie


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8/15/2003 10:24:41 AM

 
Mark Oxley
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A Masterpiece Anupam. I'm so glad this won 1st place!! It may be 4 different birds, but the way you have put it together is very convincing!!


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8/15/2003 11:37:49 PM

 
Kerry Drager
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Hi Anupam: Excellent shot! A well-deserved congrats on your First Place!! Kerry


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8/16/2003 12:31:21 AM

 
Gary Minish
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An absolutely incredible piece of work, Anupam! Excellent photos and a great job of combining them. Congratulation on a very well deserved First Place!!


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8/16/2003 2:02:33 AM

 
Carl D. Miller  

This was one I had no doubt about the first time I saw it.....Way to go, Anupam!


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8/16/2003 5:07:11 AM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Congrats -most deserved1


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8/16/2003 5:22:10 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats to you, Anupam!!!


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8/16/2003 6:04:51 AM

 
Connie I. Chandler  

Congratulations! Fabulous photograph and well deserved WIN!!


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8/16/2003 6:19:11 AM

 
Connie L. Carpenter
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Congratulation on this truly outstanding image!


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8/16/2003 7:50:42 AM

 
Susana Matos
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Absolutely deserved!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations,
cheers from Portugal, Su


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8/16/2003 8:31:19 AM

 
Tony Gough
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Congrats Anupam on your win, you must have fantastic patience to not only take this but spend time on PS putting it all together. All worth it for a great image. Keep up the good work.


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8/16/2003 9:01:37 AM

 
Jean Papo
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Congratulations, Anupam, on your great work!!!!


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8/16/2003 10:20:56 AM

 
Wolfgang Dolak  

Hip hip hurray from Austria!!
birdie


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8/16/2003 10:22:49 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats for a great WIN and image, Anumpam!!


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8/16/2003 12:54:35 PM

 
Murtaza H. Saeed
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"The 9 simple steps to first place"-By Anupam Pal.


Congratulations!:) Your efforts have really paid off, in what looks like the steps needed to get there. Well done, you had this one a long time ago.


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8/16/2003 1:11:35 PM

 
Anupam Pal  

Thank you all and betterphoto. I am so thrilled and honored to get this prize. This was a fun image to make and I am glad that all of you liked it including the betterphoto judges.


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8/16/2003 2:18:33 PM

 
Sal 
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Outstanding, Anupam. Congratulations!


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8/16/2003 4:05:03 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Congratulations on your win, Anupam!


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8/16/2003 7:13:42 PM

 
Lem Metro  

Without a doubt, July's best photograph, in my opinion. Perhaps some extra work in PS7, would have earned it the top spot. Background lines, that may only be evident at 72DPI, or a result of combining several frames, could have been cloned out or otherwise overcome. I think that minor flaw, may have been the difference. This is a brilliantly designed & executed photograph, Anupam. Congratulations!


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8/17/2003 12:44:39 PM

 
Anupam Pal  

Lem, thanks for your comments. I very much appreciate it. I agree the edges of the seams could have been cloned and mixed better. This is one of the earlier versions of this image, and I was pretty happy that I could put it together. I didn't check the background carefully at that time. I have fixed it later. But by that time I had already submitted it here.

Comments like yours are very helpful, because it helps the photographer to improve. Thanks.


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8/18/2003 7:32:58 AM

 
Monika Sapek
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Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Anupam!
Monika


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8/18/2003 11:30:08 AM

 
Rahul Sharma  

Great Work Anupam Ji. I didnt see this picture earlier but I m really pleased on your win. This is really a great work. What else a learner like me can say. But I must say you are really a great photographer.
Rahul


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8/19/2003 5:16:23 PM

 
Darren Alexander
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Amazing! Fantastic work!

Congratulations!


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8/22/2003 11:07:22 AM

 
Tom J. Mallon  

Great shot. It really caught my eye.

I'm sure you love your Nikon toy. From the sharpness and depth of field, I assume you are using Nikon lens as well? What were your settings for the shots?

Tom


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9/5/2003 2:20:44 PM

 
Anupam Pal  

Yep, I love my D100, especially when using with a long lens because of the 1.5x crop factor. I used Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 AFD lens for this one. Exposure was f4 at 1/2000s at ISO 400. Thanks for your comment.


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9/5/2003 5:43:52 PM

 
Pradyumna S. Manot  

wow! this is an awesome photo!!!


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11/4/2005 9:51:02 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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WOW!!!
This is beautiful.... simply amazing captures!
Well, well done!


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5/28/2007 9:54:01 PM

 
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