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Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Dallas Zoo
Date: Oct 3, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2004

Taken at the Dallas Zoo.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 160
Avg (all users): 7.5179
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 7.1667
Avg (non-participants): 7.8586
Views since voting: 11439
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 195
Comments: 80
Favorites: 53 (view)


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10/29/2008 10:51:24 AM
SO adorable. I love the back lighting!
02/20/2006 01:31:41 PM
Originally posted by Latingringo:

that's dead isn't it?


Nope, very much alive :-)
01/02/2006 08:30:23 PM
Congratulations on your 4000th comment!

I've always loved the backlighting on this shot, and how you were able to get such great details in the shadow. Something I've always strived for and never really been able to accomplish.

Anyway, now you have 4000 comments and you can go gloat :)
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12/16/2005 01:22:27 PM
that's dead isn't it?
06/21/2005 06:17:36 PM
awesome shot, looks like you have a real talent :)
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06/12/2005 12:36:01 AM
I love how the lighting created a halo. Meerkats are such adorable little animals to watch. Superb shot.
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05/31/2005 02:48:56 PM
Originally posted by WildSwan:

Great shot! What lens did you used?


This was handheld with the 70-200 VR with the 2x teleconverter on it.
05/17/2005 03:46:29 AM
Great shot! What lens did you used?
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10/15/2004 06:55:25 AM
This would be PERFECT for a National Geographic challenge! Nice.
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10/14/2004 08:46:46 AM
Excellant photograph. Well deserved.
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10/13/2004 03:31:36 PM
I love this.
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10/12/2004 02:16:05 PM
sweet cute character, great expression, and bonus of an interesting lighting effect...very nice.
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10/12/2004 07:05:22 AM
I can't add anything more to the other comments on lighting and composition. Just wanted to say that this is a wonderful shot - glowing.
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10/11/2004 08:57:12 PM
Congratulations on winning. The lighting on this is excellent.
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10/11/2004 03:55:20 PM
Thanks Richard,

I used my 70-200 f/2.8 VR with a 2x teleconverter. Mother nature provided the backlight, I used my sb800 speedlight at probably -0.3 for fill flash. I actually wasn't thrilled with this shot when I took it, but with my 2 hour visit to the zoo that morning, it was the best I had. I do tend to warm my shots either in camera with my white balance setting, or in Nikon Capture Editor or PS CS. I got use to the warmth of my fuji 602, and have continued the feel with my Nikons.

-danny

Originally posted by goodtempo:

Great shot Danny! A lot of your photos have that warm look to them with exceptional lighting. What lens and did you use a fill flash? R


Message edited by author 2004-10-11 15:55:55.
10/11/2004 03:47:45 PM
Great shot Danny! A lot of your photos have that warm look to them with exceptional lighting. What lens and did you use a fill flash? R
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10/11/2004 02:59:34 PM
Outstanding shot, everything works well together here, the color in the blurred backround, the backlight and the use of fill-in flash (?). Maybe a centered version would have been even better as its body faces a bit out of the frame to the right and its face out of the frame to the left. Congrats on the ribbon, great collection you have.
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10/11/2004 01:21:57 PM
Great shot. Congrats
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10/11/2004 12:55:04 PM
Wonderful! Congratulations! :-D
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10/11/2004 12:30:08 PM
This photo is amazing :)
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10/11/2004 11:56:09 AM
Congratulations on your Blue, this is just an amazingly beautiful well done shot! Wow!
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10/11/2004 11:35:03 AM
this is stunning ... great job
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10/11/2004 10:44:59 AM
Wow! What a great capture. Beautiful backlighting and I love the tones. Congratulations!
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10/11/2004 10:00:51 AM
Amazing little creature. I love the lighting and th dirt on his little paws.

Congrats!
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10/11/2004 09:40:15 AM
Congrats Danny - this is awesome!
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10/11/2004 04:23:27 AM
I didnt have the time to vote in this challenge
But I love this little guy
Lovely tones and backlight is beautiful Lovely work
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon
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10/11/2004 02:05:26 AM
:)Uh... this time managed to predict top shots...congrats.
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10/11/2004 01:04:15 AM
Very cool shot, Congrats Danny!
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10/11/2004 12:51:13 AM
I love your shot, and I love that it was taken at the ZOO. Good Job.
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10/11/2004 12:49:28 AM
Wonderful image. Congratulations on a well-deserved win. Ann
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10/11/2004 12:44:30 AM
WoW! The lighting you caught on this was amazing!!
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10/11/2004 12:41:07 AM
Congratulations on yet another well-deserved blue (your second since you almost gave up on us). ;-)
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10/11/2004 12:13:25 AM
With that backlighting, I had to give it a 10. Congrats on the blue!
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10/11/2004 12:08:53 AM
Grats on the ribbon. One of my favorites.
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10/11/2004 12:07:29 AM
Woo Hoo!! Congrats Danny. I knew this was a top place finish!

Well Done!

Message edited by author 2004-10-11 00:07:47.
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10/11/2004 12:03:07 AM
LMAO! You won the blue with a "zoo shot"! You rock!!
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10/11/2004 12:02:52 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations on your blue ribbon!
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10/11/2004 12:02:25 AM
Danny it is you again. All i can say is wow ! great work and congratulations on another blue to your lovely collection.
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10/11/2004 12:01:46 AM
Congratulations Danny!!!!!!!!! It's perfect! :o)
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10/11/2004 12:01:13 AM
awesome shot! congrats, danny...you rock!
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10/11/2004 12:00:51 AM
Dude. This totally rocks. I gave it a 10. Congrats Dan.
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10/11/2004 12:00:39 AM
i knew it great shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2004 11:08:21 PM
The lighting and detail are very nice
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10/10/2004 05:28:53 PM
Meerkats are my absolute favorite and this shot is exceptional with its excellent backlighting. Well done, Bravo (or Brava as the case may be)!!

Message edited by author 2004-10-11 00:06:58.
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10/10/2004 01:22:10 PM
what kind of prank is he contemplating?
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10/10/2004 01:08:15 PM
Love the backlighting effect on this shot!
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10/10/2004 12:36:18 PM
Fill in flash at its best. impressive.
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10/09/2004 11:53:50 PM
Magnificent light effect here.
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10/09/2004 10:45:54 PM
Great backlighting, catchlight in the eyes and detail all around. You've even caught the dirt on the paws and nose. My only suggestion would be to try and tone down the highlights on the right as some of them seem to be a bit blown. 9
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10/09/2004 07:23:52 PM
WON-DER-FUL!! The backlighting makes all the difference in this shot really giving it that "something unexpected" that makes it stand out. There is still enough lighting on the body to be able to make out the details, and the catch-lights in the eyes really help define the face. A terrific shot, and one of my few 10's.
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10/09/2004 02:06:23 PM
This is so wonderful. you captured just enough light in the front to get wonderful detail, like that cute face and the dirt on his paws and the glow from behind is just awesome. Wonderful shot.
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10/09/2004 01:26:28 AM
Precious, precious.. one of my favorite animals. The backlighting is wonderful
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10/08/2004 07:28:14 PM
This is really cool- the light illuminating the animal is just like a halo, it's beautiful. The texture's amazing and the expression's hilarious, great job! 10
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10/06/2004 11:30:45 PM
perfect backlighting!
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10/06/2004 09:25:58 PM
Very sympatic friend you got here. Would have done well too in backlighting!!!
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10/06/2004 01:35:32 PM
great backlighting !
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10/06/2004 10:36:15 AM
I think this will be getting the blue ribbon soon. The light and exposure are simply perfect. Love this shot. 10
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10/05/2004 10:23:57 PM
This is a great portrait. I'd rate it higher, but I can't tell anything about the environment. That said, the backlighting is awesome.
10/05/2004 05:32:28 PM
The backlighting is superb! Your focus is so clear and your use of light is excellent.
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10/05/2004 07:24:26 AM
Great shot with excellent backlighting. It's amazing you were able to get so much light on the subject with that much light behind it as well. The dirt on the paws and nose is a nice touch as well since it shows what the animal was doing. Really nice job.
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10/05/2004 12:41:29 AM
Great shot. Would have done well in the backlighting challenge I bet.
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10/04/2004 11:40:22 PM
Very, very, good photograph. Like the lighting and color. Great dof. Cute animal.
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10/04/2004 10:10:47 PM
The backlighting really makes this special. Also love that you can see all the details sharp and clear in the shaded area of the creature. Wonderful. A 10.
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10/04/2004 05:45:08 PM
This is great. The light is cool and the frame really works well.
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10/04/2004 04:12:28 PM
:) You should rank high...colors and light on fur... you shine! Good luck.
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10/04/2004 04:02:37 PM
Extremely well done - my only 10 for the challenge. Good luck.
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10/04/2004 03:31:10 PM
Absolutely stunning backlight - and yet still a glint in the eye. Did you use flash or was there some ambient light or did you need to dodge a little on the eyes to bring that out? Whichever it is the result is superb. Very intimate portrait of one of my favourite critters.
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10/04/2004 01:21:04 PM
Nice backlighting
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10/04/2004 11:28:08 AM
NIce portrait! I would photoshop out what looks like flash in the eyes.
10/04/2004 11:26:56 AM
One of the better in the challenge in my opinion. Wonderful composition. The look on the face is wonderful. I also absolutely adore the backlighting illumination the fur on this guy.
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10/04/2004 11:20:07 AM
Great subject. The lighting couldn't have been better.

Great Job. -9-
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10/04/2004 04:33:28 AM
I love the backlighting and the great detail....good job! -8-
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10/04/2004 02:35:13 AM
love the backlighting
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10/04/2004 01:07:09 AM
this cute little guy looks evil, nice capture
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10/04/2004 12:58:33 AM
Great use of backlighting without losing detail. Background colors compliment this little guy well. You captured a great expression too. Good job!
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10/04/2004 12:56:32 AM
It looks cute and evil at the same time....great backlighting shot.
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10/04/2004 12:48:33 AM
Amazing light! (10)
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10/04/2004 12:10:24 AM
I love the backliting and that there is still eye hightlight. Good expressing too - 8
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10/04/2004 12:09:10 AM
I love the backlighting here... beautiful shot :)
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10/04/2004 12:08:01 AM
Absolutely breathtaking use of backlighting and really well used on such an interesting little critter.
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