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John James Audubon painted birds in vivid color to emphasize their behavior, physical characteristics, and field marks. Often typical habitat was included. Audubon’s renderings were not ‘realistic’ nature photographs. For this challenge you should emulate Audubon and submit photos of one or several birds in a group that emphasize and even exaggerate their color and markings. See additional rules and examples below. Judges should have Audubon's folios in mind while evaluating the entries.
Monday, 19th April, 2010 (GMT)
Monday, 26th April, 2010 – Sunday, 2nd May, 2010 (GMT)
Monday, 3rd May, 2010 – Sunday, 9th May, 2010 (GMT)
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The Pileated Woodpecker is Canada's largest and most beautiful (IMO). This one has just extracted a small insect from under the bark of an old tree stump.
|Submitted:||Monday, 26th April, 2010 18:27 (GMT)|
|Taken:||Tuesday, 5th May, 2009|
|Focal length:||300 mm|
|Shutter speed:||1/500 sec|
|Notes:||Taken on a heavily overcast day, this photo showed a white background as the file was brightened. Some sharpening and saturation added to help with the Audubon "look".|
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