Davev's Mini Challenge: BIF's

davevdavev Getting older by the dayPosts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
edited May 11, 2008 in The Dgrin Challenges
( I borrowed and modified the rules from a Dpreview mini challenge )


Mini Challenge #1 - BIF's (Birds In Flight)

This challenge will close on Saturday, May 10th at midnight.
Any post that has a date of May 11th is ineligible.
At some time on the 11th, I'll post the winner in a new thread titled: <<< MINI CHALLENGE #1 Winner >>>

This mini challenge is about the capture of birds in flight.
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*RULES*

1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!

2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and passes on the baton to the new champion.

3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.

4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some criticism, put an asterisk (*) next to the title of the image.

Guidelines:

1. When posting your picture in this thread, change the Subject of your post to display your picture title.

2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).

3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)

* The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.

* Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.

* Please remove any photos from previous posts.


*** PREVIOUS Challenges ****

None yet.:D
dave.

Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
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  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 4, 2008
    Examples
    A few examples of BIF's that I have taken.

    68388575_k2XSJ-L.jpg

    255338766_KXLWi-L.jpg

    61831063_nHKaA-L.jpg

    Have fun.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • NetgardenNetgarden Beachbum Linda Posts: 829Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    davev wrote:
    A few examples of BIF's that I have taken.



    Have fun.
    excellent idea! one question, do we make separate posts here in this forum titled Mini challenge #1?? THNX!
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Netgarden wrote:
    excellent idea! one question, do we make separate posts here in this forum titled Mini challenge #1?? THNX!

    Nope.

    Put all of your entries into this thread. I've edited #1 in guidelines to hopefully say that better.

    If your start out entering one shot, and then decide to enter another, just edit your post and add to that post.

    People can comment on your shot right in the main thread, kind of like we're doing here.:D

    Thanks for helping out.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Posts: 1,383Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Another quick question regarding:
    3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.

    I take it this means that, as opposed to LPS, the images may or may nod be "fresh"?
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  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    My BIFs*
    Ok, I'll be the first to jump in here mainly because I have a side question. But first...

    Because we startled each other I like to call this one "Shoot From The Hip".

    290391507_RRJGz-M.jpg

    These were taken at another time in another place. Since he was looking for a handout,
    he didn't mind posing.

    291035836_XFLec-M.jpg

    291035854_342VR-M.jpg

    Now for the question... I'm relatively new here and have seen the term "LPS" used on many occasions. I'm sure that it will be a Doh! moment when you tell me but, just what the @#$% does LPS stand for. Thanks!

    — Kevin
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

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  • TPBinKCTPBinKC Major grins Posts: 194Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    KevXman wrote:
    Now for the question... I'm relatively new here and have seen the term "LPS" used on many occasions. I'm sure that it will be a Doh! moment when you tell me but, just what the @#$% does LPS stand for. Thanks!
    — Kevin

    Last Photographer Standing - It was a great contest that ran through most of last year and into this year. There was open (anyone could enter) rounds that would qualify you for a semi and the semi's would qualify you for the final round. The qualifying rounds had some interesting themes.

    I came upon it when it was half way through, but it helped me grow and I loved it. There were a ton of awesome photos created. Go to http://dgrin.smugmug.com/Dgrin%20Galleries/297262 and you can see the photos.
  • KevXmanKevXman Always grinning! Posts: 945Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Thanks.

    — Kevin
    Enjoy today, tomorrow is not guaranteed.

    My Site, My Book
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Another quick question regarding:
    3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.

    I take it this means that, as opposed to LPS, the images may or may nod be "fresh"?

    You take it correctly.

    Any camera, at any time.
    Enter a scanned shot, a shot from a Sony FD-88 (yes I had one), or a shot you took today.
    They're all good.

    Enter some shots, comment on others, get this board rolling again.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • evorywareevoryware Major grins Posts: 1,330Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    davev wrote:
    A few examples of BIF's that I have taken.

    68388575_k2XSJ-L.jpg

    255338766_KXLWi-L.jpg

    61831063_nHKaA-L.jpg

    Have fun.

    You win!
    Canon 40D : Canon 400D : Canon Elan 7NE : Canon 580EX : 2 x Canon 430EX : Canon 24-70 f2.8L : Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L USM : Canon 28-135mm f/3.5 IS : 18-55mm f/3.5 : 4GB Sandisk Extreme III : 2GB Sandisk Extreme III : 2 x 1GB Sandisk Ultra II : Sekonik L358

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  • kungalooshkungaloosh Big grins Posts: 53Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    *Gulls in London
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    Location: St James park, London, December 2007

    We are very much beginners in all this, so would love some feedback. We took this pic on vacation in London around christmas. It was overcast pretty much the whole time we were there, and we'd had our DSLR for about 2 months by then.

    The full size picture (in our gallery) is here (along with all the Exif, etc). I did some post-processing on it, mostly levels and an unsharp mask, though the details escape me at this time. Suggestions on any other post-processing is also welcome (either in this thread, in our gallery, personal messages, just whatever.)
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,469Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Taking Flight
    Nowhere near as good as the examples but here are mine

    1. Oly E-500 50-200 F2.8 taken on moving boat- and I was driving !! (that should be bonus points deal.gif )
    251336452_5Lkg2-L.jpg

    2. Oly E-500 50-200 F2.8 handheld
    239574685_KWM5J-L.jpg
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  • StrickStrick Big grins Posts: 79Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Hawk on the prowl
    30D 100-400 L @ 400
    290393352_QvUkc-L-1.jpg

    White Pelican getting his glide on

    30D Sigma 120-300 w/2x converter @600
    290393900_ayCLy-L-1.jpg

    Thought I would add this one also........A gull going for a little take-out

    290393672_ZvziD-L-1.jpg
    www.zoominphoto.com
    Various pieces of Canon gear.
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Now we're starting to pick up some speed.
    Keep em coming folks.
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • WomanWithACameraWomanWithACamera Anna Marie Posts: 102Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Fly By
    Olympus E330, focal length 163mm, iso 100, Aperture f/6.3

    290258438_rdvHz-M.jpg4423988_itSw5#290258438_rdvHz
    :D A Smile A Day...Keeps The Uglies Away. :D

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  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Posts: 1,383Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    kungaloosh wrote:
    280387720_9u8UU-M.jpg
    that's actually a very good photo. 2 thinks I'd personally do:
    1. straighten the horizon
    http://www.great-landscape-photography.com/straighten-the-horizon.html

    2. it seems a little dark, so i'd play around with levels some more (but this one is a matter of taste)
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  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Posts: 1,383Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Feedback inside
    anwmn1 wrote:
    Nowhere near as good as the examples but here are mine

    1. Oly E-500 50-200 F2.8 taken on moving boat- and I was driving !! (that should be bonus points deal.gif )
    251336452_5Lkg2-L.jpg

    Nice lens + camera =c) me want

    nice catch I really like it

    2. Oly E-500 50-200 F2.8 handheld
    239574685_KWM5J-L.jpg
    Only thing here - I'd try remove some of the noise from the sky
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  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Posts: 1,383Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Feedback inside
    Strick wrote:
    30D 100-400 L @ 400
    290393352_QvUkc-L-1.jpg

    nice

    White Pelican getting his glide on

    30D Sigma 120-300 w/2x converter @600
    290393900_ayCLy-L-1.jpg
    Nice, but a little dark, nothing a little PS can't fix
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  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Posts: 1,383Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Olympus E330, focal length 163mm, iso 100, Aperture f/6.3

    290258438_rdvHz-M.jpg4423988_itSw5#290258438_rdvHz

    Those are some intense eyes. Good color. Faster shutter speed would have been good, but you can't always control that =c) In this case though I think i would have tried to up the iso, a little noise beats a little blur mwink.gif
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  • pyroPrints.compyroPrints.com photohunter Posts: 1,383Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2008
    Fighting for a seat *
    Just re-read the rules, and saw the thing about putting stars on titles for feedback, I may have overdone it =c/ well hopefully it'll be alright =c)

    Here are mine. The 3 best ones were all from one day out in Cancun, Mexico.

    sm_P9034692.jpg

    sm_P9034706.jpg

    sm_P9034710.jpg
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2008
    My Tern
    bif bif osprey fishing with some luck
    209905259_Vwvot-X3.jpg

    THIS IS MY SPOT

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    WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR DINNER GOOD LOOKING?

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  • qsjewlqsjewl Major grins Posts: 101Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2008
    feeding time
    This is by no means anywhere close to the quality of the pictures that have already been displayed here. I just wanted to join in on the fun. (don't really expect to win). :D Anyway, we were at the beach in Florida when we decided to feed the birds our leftover lunch. My sister took this with my P&S. That's me, 2 of my kids and a friend.

    290701434_jMkb7-M.jpg
  • Tessa HDTessa HD Major grins Posts: 852Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2008
    Presque Isle Seagull
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    Love to dream, and dream in color.

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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2008
    This is way out of my comfort zone... I took these shots a while ago at the Sepulveda Basin, but never posted them.
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    Great Blue Heron

    124446989_Vytaa-L.jpg
    Turkey Vulture

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    Green Heron
    Chris
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2008
    Doing great guys. Lots of nice shots in here.
    Looking forward to seeing more.:D
    dave.

    Basking in the shadows of yesterday's triumphs'.
  • GreensquaredGreensquared Lost my lens cap Cartersville, GAPosts: 2,115Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2008
    I'm really enjoying viewing these too! Not my forte, so I'm totally in awe. iloveyou.gif
    Emily
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  • Ann McRaeAnn McRae SmugMug BizDev|Educator Posts: 4,584Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2008
  • NeilLNeilL B+R=M,B+G=C,R+G=Y Posts: 4,201Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 7, 2008
    Well done, Dave, very successful launch. Simple clear rules presented in a friendly and inviting manner. Lots of opportunity for participation of everyone, whether to enter or to comment. I hope viewers give lots of feedback to entrants, this is what makes it worthwhile for them. I'd like the chance to vote on a winner in a poll, no prize except maybe BP's idea of a digital medal, about the outcome of which no correspondence will be entered into ;)

    My favs so far -

    davey

    68388575_k2XSJ-L.jpg

    I am stunned every time I look at this. Extraordinary and magnificent. An iconic pic. An exceedingly fine capture in every way. I would much like to see the EXIF. I notice the bird is tagged. what's the story about that?

    Strick

    290393352_QvUkc-L-1.jpg

    Captures the beauty and personality of the bird. I wonder if tweaking the camera settings might have got a sharper image (? higher ISO, smaller aperture, faster shutter ?). A catchlight from a flash might have given more life to the eye. Also some judicious post processing graded coloring of the background would have cured some of the starkness and made the image as a whole more pleasing to the eye.

    pyro

    sm_P9034692.jpg

    Very cute. A touch of humor. The "characters" have personality. What about cloning out the bird bottom L? The image could have been a tad sharper, and I'd like to see more recovery from the piles.

    jwear

    166651759_na3Lx-L.jpg

    This is a superb capture. Dynamic. Poetic. It's photographic ballet! (If you added separators between your photos in your post by hitting enter above and below in the posting/composing/editing window a few times it would frame your images better, I think.)

    Thanks to you and all the entrants for some beautiful photography.

    Neil
    "Snow. Ice. Slow!" "Half-winter. Half-moon. Half-asleep!"

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 19,059Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator
    edited May 7, 2008
    Eagle*
    20D, 70-200 f/4L w/ Canon 1.4x TC; f/6.3, 280mm, 1/2500 ISO 400

    117554762_38SDL-L.jpg

    Cheers,
  • fayefaye Big grins Posts: 33Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 7, 2008
    Not the best bird photo, but I liked the sunset colors and the ripples made by the takeoff.

    64731467.jpg
    Faye
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  • DaddyODaddyO Grins In Progress Posts: 4,466Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 7, 2008
    Sunset Gulls
    300D. Sigma 70-200 @ 200. ISO 200. AV 3.5.

    GullSunset_2_8024.jpg
    Michael
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