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Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Location: nairobi national park
Date: Oct 2, 2004
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2004

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 160
Avg (all users): 7.3214
Avg (commenters): 8.6923
Avg (participants): 7.3030
Avg (non-participants): 7.3402
Views since voting: 7175
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 196
Comments: 51
Favorites: 11 (view)


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12/30/2008 12:16:19 AM
Ok, I'm always behind. Just saw this and I'm in awe. Absolutely stunning!!!
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07/16/2006 03:22:46 AM
The haze and dof really captures the heart of Nairobi National Park...a beautiful capture and a great worthy ribbon winner, love the composition
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04/26/2005 04:31:47 PM
i noticed after posting it to the web that it apears just a tad too sharp and i think that may have been to the way i saved it .. but if I had done it properly it would have apeared about 1 - 2 stops darker
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04/26/2005 04:30:08 PM
wonderful capture composition everything except that the thing with digital cameras it they seem to make everything too bland and not enough contrast between light and dark and thats just not how we see the animal

here is my edited version of your picture All copyright rights are still yours. I just wanted to show you the wonders of two tools in photoshop
LEVELS and COLOR BALANCE

editother.jpg

ALL I DID WAS moved the levels from left to right alittle and from the right to left then adjusted the midtones to be a tad bit brighter .. i dont know what you were going for as far as mood but if you use the middle bar in levels that will allow you greater creative control

then i got rid of some color casting from the foggy dim light and tinted it more to the warm tones cyan to red blue to yellow and green to magenta slightly
then i saved for web and wrote this email total elapsed time 5 mins
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10/12/2004 04:51:36 PM
I'm glad this ribboned! I just love it! Congrats!!
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10/12/2004 03:41:39 PM
Congratulations, in South Africa we call this deer an Impala. Great shot. Glad to see you shot it with a Canon and not a gun.
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10/12/2004 10:22:41 AM
What a perfect shot. Truely amazing.
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10/12/2004 06:15:23 AM
being from africa, now in korea, just imagine what emotions this terrific picture awakens. great work.
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10/11/2004 08:49:51 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
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10/11/2004 02:57:09 PM
stunning
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10/11/2004 12:07:53 PM
Absolutly beautiful! Congratulations on your Ribbon!
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10/11/2004 10:03:52 AM
LOL...it almost looks like this guy is trying to say something to us. LOL..congrats!
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10/11/2004 09:43:04 AM
Excellent capture! Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/11/2004 08:09:37 AM
congratulations
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10/11/2004 02:47:05 AM
Congratulations....this is my top pick for this challenge!
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10/11/2004 01:39:02 AM
Congrats! Well done! That African Safari sure paid off! ;)
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10/11/2004 12:52:23 AM
Congratulations on a well-deserved win for this elegant portrait. Ann
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10/11/2004 12:11:52 AM
I'm so glad this one got a ribbon. It is certainly deserved. Grats :)
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10/11/2004 12:07:12 AM
Congratulations on your well-deserved ribbon!!
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10/11/2004 12:05:52 AM
Congratz on your ribbon!
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10/11/2004 12:04:29 AM
congratulations on yellow with this lovely capture that will delight any critical eye.
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10/11/2004 12:03:11 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! :o)
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10/11/2004 12:01:52 AM
Very cool. I gave this one a 10. Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2004 10:00:08 PM
This is my favorite in the challenge. I love the foggy background and the clearness of the deer. I love his expression too. Looks like hes about to speak :) 10
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10/09/2004 09:38:19 PM
awesome, great background
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10/08/2004 10:42:05 PM
great capture....very robert bateman
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10/08/2004 03:29:16 PM
the lighting is a little flat, so a bit of push in the contrast post-processing could compensate. very well executed; nice crop, nice choice of shallow depth. good attention to detail.
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10/07/2004 12:12:33 PM
Gorgeous, stunning capture of an impala in what appears to be a pristine environment!

Sharpness, chosen depth of field, contrast, brightness - all are perfectly synced. There are no distractions. Whatever grass, shrubs and branches are there, are there, convincingly and credibly. Colours and tones are marvelously subdued, suggestive of dawn. The framing/composition by thirds, too, is simple and ample, well suited for the subject.

The impala's poised posture, the clear eye-contact, the sweep of the ringed antlers sculpt an instant, preciously charged with a tangible heartbeat -wild! And there are neither fences nor oil wells cluttering our attention!

This, IMHO, is an inspiring photograph, which goes beyond mere show and tell. It speaks to me simply and naturally of the thrill and the fragility of life. > 10
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10/07/2004 06:15:48 AM
very nice photo. Great capture. A 9.
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10/06/2004 11:50:28 PM
beautiful image, love the colors, and the mood. great focus, great timing. hope this shot does well.
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10/06/2004 11:05:35 PM
Nice balance, like the green of the background
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10/06/2004 09:11:23 PM
Great capture. Looks like a little more contrast might make this stand out, it may be natural this way, but it does seem a little "gray". Still, this is one of my top picks for this challenge.
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10/06/2004 12:23:32 PM
This is my top pick. Love those tones and how the control of DOF. 10 & Best of luck
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10/06/2004 02:51:02 AM
I really like this shot. definitely a print quality photo
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10/05/2004 10:09:52 PM
really beautiful image well composed pleasing to look at!
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10/05/2004 09:38:52 PM
Although this may be lacking some contrast, the overall composition and sharpness of this image are real good. Possibly stronger as a portrait instead of landscape crop. Good work. -danny
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10/05/2004 07:49:34 PM
Nice catch. Smooth colors. Great atmosphere. Very beautiful beast.
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10/05/2004 06:56:21 PM
Very nice image.. Worth of Nat'l Geographic, but not steriotyped. I love the open mouth and the off center framing. Good work and good luck!
10/04/2004 09:57:52 PM
Some might complain about the subdued color of this. Personally I really like it. It makes this have a painterly feeling. Beautiful animal too.
10/04/2004 08:57:22 PM
A superb photograph! Love the tone, dof, cropping.
10/04/2004 05:19:15 PM
Wow. This is in my top5 so far, I love the composition, and you caught it while looking at you makes it even more interesting. Great background, personally I would have bumbed up the contrast a bit. 10 Good luck getting that bluey ;-)
10/04/2004 02:43:36 PM
First i thought nothing special but it is special. It looks so real...fantastic focus specially on that gray misty background. And colors are lovely too.
10/04/2004 02:01:14 PM
Wow! That's a great capture.
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10/04/2004 11:14:05 AM
I like this image very much...something about the twilight looking lighting and the razor sharp focus. I also really like the composition. In my eye a very classicly good wildlife photo...like something I would expect to see in a National Geographic magazine. =) Congrats!
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10/04/2004 10:37:07 AM
Great subject, and interesting background. The DOF and focus seem to be right on imo. Well done indeed.
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10/04/2004 08:08:31 AM
Very nice photo. I like the misty background, the muted colors and composition. I bet this one does well in the challenge. Good luck!!!
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10/04/2004 07:38:46 AM
This is a really great capture. I think this shot would look much better with more contrast, so I hope you tweak curves or contrast after the challenge. But the original photo is really nice - good job.
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10/04/2004 05:36:46 AM
awesome, 10
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10/04/2004 01:04:44 AM
This is the best picture I have seen so far. Great shot. It seems perfect to me. 10
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10/04/2004 12:56:22 AM
Very well taken. Great composition. The color just doesn't pop, which works well for this photo, but I predict it will fall a little in ranking since many of the other shots have bold color. 9 from me.
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10/04/2004 12:15:51 AM
Very stunning capture. I love that it captures drama and expression. Pitch perfect. Excellent detail.
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