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Fly me to the Moon

Fly me to the Moon
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5, Hoya 58mm Circ-polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-03 23:56
Viewed: 3379
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken in a place known as "painted canyon" which is east of Palm Desert, California. We were almost out of the canyon when the moon started rising into view. As luck would have it, there was a small flock of ravens that were circling around the area.
I had my telephoto lens on, so at full zoom, I positioned myself where the moon was rising as you can see here, and waited for a raven or two to fly into the right place. Fortunately after a few minutes, such an opportunity did present itself. This one was the best of the several that I got.

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Hi Tim, what a beautiful and romantic title, great effort and composition!

I like the composition, a note, I get some of that digital noise in my posts any idea what causes it? Well done.


Excellent shot. Great composition and use of the CPL

Great shot Tim.
I like the composition very much and the fact that includes a landscape and flying ravens, makes it even better.
Very nice colors and excellent details, good composition and good POB and BG.

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  • Gudule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 248 W: 11 N: 288] (1204)
  • [2006-05-17 11:33]

I like that cliché very much. I like the light on the canyon that make a nice contrast and put the focus on the two birds and the moon.
A very nice photo, Tim. I made a tour of your site. Congratulations for all.

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