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Mountain Lion
2nd PlaceMountain Lion
moodville


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D100
Location: Kansas
Date: Sep 30, 2004
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2004

This will likely score low from the non-zoo crowd. I had a hard time deciding between this and an obvious non-zoo shot. In the end I decided to go with the image I felt was the better instead of submitting something I thought the voters may like more. I'm hoping the score will be good, but if not then I'm going to assume it's not completely the quality of the shot, but the subject choice.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 160
Avg (all users): 7.4752
Avg (commenters): 8.6061
Avg (participants): 7.1275
Avg (non-participants): 7.8300
Views since voting: 8016
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 202
Comments: 69
Favorites: 32 (view)


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07/23/2007 01:31:35 AM
Just found this. Sublime. (Never used this word before for a photo, but I think that's what I mean).
06/05/2005 06:49:09 PM
Just love the way he's looking directly at the camera. What great tones, with some darkness to the shot, but still bringing out the details. He looks like he's sitting for a portrait painting! I've added this one to my favorites!
10/15/2004 08:34:13 PM
I love this! One of my absolute favourite wild animals. You did a fine portrait. Congrats!
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10/12/2004 02:27:37 PM
Originally posted by theSaj:

beautiful creature...alas...wish the lighting had been a notch brighter...but not much...

:)


The lighting is magic, inviolate, examplary. Have mercy, theSaj!
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10/12/2004 02:15:16 PM
beautiful creature...alas...wish the lighting had been a notch brighter...but not much...

:)

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10/12/2004 01:30:44 PM
What beautiful shot, the tonal quality is tops
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10/12/2004 08:00:26 AM
Wow, what an amazing shot... looks like it's smirking right at you!
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10/11/2004 08:52:56 PM
This was my favorite. I love everything about this. The eyes are beautiful.
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10/11/2004 02:55:25 PM
this is a stunning shot.....well done
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10/11/2004 12:03:59 PM
What a great look on this Cat! Beautiful image!! Congrats on your Ribbon, well deserved.
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10/11/2004 11:32:52 AM
look at the eyes! look at the eyes! how much did you pay the lion to pose like that for you? 50 pounds of meat? :P congrats..
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10/11/2004 10:03:06 AM
Beautiful shot! I love the softness to it. Congrats!
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10/11/2004 09:41:34 AM
Beautiful image... congrats on your ribbon!
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10/11/2004 08:14:36 AM
i think you should have placed first but i am happy for you that you tool second. as i said before this is the best mt lion photo i have ever seen. please let me know if i can have your permission to paint this. i want so badly to paint this & hang it on my wall. thank you
elena

www.elenassketches.freeservers.com
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10/11/2004 06:39:33 AM
Wonderful shot, should have figured you'd score highly in this one!
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10/11/2004 02:08:02 AM
Another well done work :) congrats.
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10/11/2004 01:05:06 AM
I knew this was a winner ;) Congrats!
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10/11/2004 12:52:37 AM
I gave it a well deserved 10, and congrats on overcoming the ZOO barrier.
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10/11/2004 12:50:44 AM
As I said in my comment I love the color and the warmth in this picture. Congratulations. You deserve the win. Ann
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10/11/2004 12:42:47 AM
Congrats Moodville! I can't make out the zipper, but I know there has to be a chimp in there somewhere. ;-)
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10/11/2004 12:31:43 AM
What a GREAT shot!!!!!
Congratulations!!
This was my favorite of the challenge. What a beautiful creature!
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10/11/2004 12:10:47 AM
Grats on a well deserved ribbon :)
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10/11/2004 12:08:59 AM
Congrats on the Ribbon.
Knew this was to be a top finisher.

Well Done !!
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10/11/2004 12:05:26 AM
Congratulations!! Well deserved ribbon!! I still find myself "checking in" on this photo. It's time to go ahead and mark it as on of my favorites. Should have done so earlier!!
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10/11/2004 12:04:11 AM
It was an excellente choice. I am happy to read that you picked what you 'felt' was right for you! Congratulations!
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10/11/2004 12:03:44 AM
Niki; this is just awesome. What tones and what colors. Mmmm, you are good !
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10/11/2004 12:02:37 AM
Congrats, moody!!!!!!!! Way to go! :o)
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10/11/2004 12:01:54 AM
great shot, mood...congrats!
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10/11/2004 12:01:26 AM
Fantastic shot. Love the colors. Congrats Niki.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2004 11:25:09 PM
In this challenge I did not favor the shots in which the animals were obiviously in captivity. However, although this seems to be a cat in capitivity there is something about it that is worthing scoring it higher....the colors. nice
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10/10/2004 10:55:58 PM
I love everything about this shot. Excellent! My choice for blue.
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10/10/2004 09:47:52 PM
Love the facial expression you captured here.
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10/10/2004 06:20:14 PM
Great sharpness. I like the way the lion blends back into the rock. 8
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10/10/2004 05:36:21 PM
Very nice! Excellent lighting for the expression.
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10/09/2004 11:33:04 PM
Love the lighting and the atmosphere you've created here.
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10/09/2004 07:56:38 PM
V-e-r-y nice shot. Actually one of my favorites in the challenge. The lighting is excellent, lending an entirely different feel to this shot than all of the other "cat" photos. The look on this cat's face is stunning, it's hard to stop looking at his(her?) eyes. I'm guessing this isn't a truly "natural" habitat shot, nevertheless, a phenomenal shot. I'd be very proud of this were it me!
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10/09/2004 05:19:16 AM
Ooohhh she's just begging you to try something. Lovely image.
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10/09/2004 01:24:18 AM
Very regal. I like how he blends in with the background and the fact that hes looking right into my eyes.
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10/08/2004 11:47:22 AM
Really nice color...great expression...great composition...not sure if you could do anything about the darker area on the right which is taking my attention away from the subject...maybe darken the left side? Either way...great picture!
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10/07/2004 11:35:12 PM
Beautiful colors... Great expression!! It's hypnotic. I love the overall tawnyness of the picture. These cats are pretty thick around this area although we rarely see them. A couple of years ago, one ventured into the Holy Cross Abbey during morning prayers. A woman was kneeling at prayer, when the mountain lion just walked up the aisle and lay down in front of the alter. I imagine that the woman's prayers changed just about then!! She got out o.k., and the DOW tranquilized the lion and moved him to a less populated area.

Beautiful capture. Good luck in the challenge.
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10/07/2004 05:14:07 PM
wow this is beautiful! Great colors! 10
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10/07/2004 12:48:32 PM
An fine image in exquisite earth colours, texture and tones. The juxtaposition of the utterly relaxed posture of this wholesome cat with its confident gaze communicates, to me, an intimate moment. The soft illumination falling in from the left is either very fortunate or apt for the range of fine textures 'painted' by it. Delectable also is the filigrée of the whiskers, even the brow above the eye.

The photo is extremely tightly cropped, without which, I suppose, we would be left with a fraction of the detail that makes this image. The cat's left paw, however, is 'nicked' by it. Perhaps, a minimally thinner border would have left it intact while still providing sufficient 'lift' off the page it is presented on?

Red is the ribbon colour I chose for this remarkably satisfying capture.
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10/06/2004 09:26:14 PM
What a striking look. Nice job!
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10/06/2004 01:34:29 PM
Lighting, tones, expression...A top 10?
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10/06/2004 01:11:59 PM
Sharp, beautifully lit, and your subject is one of my faves!
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10/06/2004 10:26:28 AM
The crop isn't working for me on this one. The fur on the bottom right doesn't add anything to the shot and the paw is cut off. I think I would like this as a square with only the head, portrait with the full paw, or horizontal with the entire body. Other than that it is one of my favorites in the challenge. 9
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10/06/2004 07:51:11 AM
Thats georious... it has very intriguing looks... Colors and light work well.
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10/06/2004 02:18:25 AM
the best lion in the challenge
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10/05/2004 09:32:27 PM
Excellent sharp capture. I like the full tonal range within this shot. Nothing is over or underexposed. The fur is detailed and sharp. The catchlight in the eyes and the expression of this cat would strike fear into anyone who might approach. In my top 5 of shots! -danny
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10/05/2004 06:55:54 PM
This is one of the most beautiful shots of the challenge. Excellent focus and clarity. The eyes are exquisite and the colors are beautiful. Wonderful shot!
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10/05/2004 04:11:47 PM
Compelling photo... great side lighting, wonderful warm tones and texture. The eyes and face are fabulous. Framing a slight minus, but still magnificent.
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10/05/2004 07:48:03 AM
I really like this shot. Normally I prefer a fair amount of contrast between the subject and the background, but it's so cool how the cat blends into the golden brown color of the wall. In addition, the composition and detail in the fur are outstanding. Really great job.
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10/05/2004 06:52:44 AM
Wonderful colour and light. Well done. 8 - floyd
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10/04/2004 11:03:46 PM
My most favorite photograph in this challenge! It looks like a painting. Such great texture displayed. Love the muted brown colors. Terrific gold lighting. Fantastic focus, dof. Excellent cropping. The brooding subject is perfect. I even like the frame. If I could vote I would give you a 10. Hope you make this print available for sale.
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10/04/2004 10:26:53 PM
Beautiful photo. You really did great job capturing the texture of the fur and the intensity of the eyes.
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10/04/2004 10:01:42 PM
Love his gaze right at me. Love his soft texture. Love the muted colors. Love the lighting. (Do you get the feeling I like this? You betcha!)
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10/04/2004 09:59:45 PM
this is great. i am an artist. may i have your permission to paint this someday? www.elenassketches.freeservers.com i think this is the greatest mt lion photo i have ever seen. i hope you win
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10/04/2004 05:21:17 PM
Awesome :-D Lovely detail and great composition. I really like your color tones, hope you ribbon with this it's in my top5 range. Good luck getting that bluey!
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10/04/2004 05:16:48 PM
If you're the same person that took the picture of the golden monkeys in the Master's Challenge, then I'm giving you the same score I gave the monkey shot - 10! (Even if you're not the same person, you still get a 10!)
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10/04/2004 02:19:50 PM
wow.. great quality!
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10/04/2004 01:16:06 PM
Lovely color, what wonderful eyes.
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10/04/2004 09:42:21 AM
What a pretty cat that is. :)
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10/04/2004 09:19:04 AM
Beautiful subject. I am a fan of nice, big cat photos. Well done.
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10/04/2004 04:40:20 AM
That's better. I was just going to gouge my eyes out looking at some of the others. I know they mean well but some of them are weapons of mass destruction fairdinkum. (10)
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10/04/2004 12:59:05 AM
beautifully soft... i love the lack of contrast in this photo.. the mountain lion blends nicely and the detail in this shot is exquisite... great work :)
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10/04/2004 12:50:52 AM
Top 3. Amazing Shot.
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10/04/2004 12:27:08 AM
I'm really lovin the look, excellent! (10)
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10/04/2004 12:17:24 AM
oooh..just passing through these quick before going to bed. This one got my attention....very nice!!!! Love the look in the eyes and the overall colors!
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10/04/2004 12:09:15 AM
Amazing use of lighting. Just beautiful capture and well shot.
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