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Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Aqua Terra, Broome County, New York
Date: Oct 3, 2004
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2004

Closest my camera and I came to wildlife this week.
Yeah, there's a zoo up the hill...but I worked 6 days this week and one I took off sick (yes, really, and I'm still in denial). Civil war re-enactments don't actually count either. Frustrating, because, in any usual weekend outing, I take tons of animal photos, especially birds.

I don't expect a great score. I applaud those who recognize the yin yang here. And I thank those who just like it for what it is...

Technical: used aperature priority at 6.7 should of considered putting on the polarizing filter but was worried about sinking deeper in mud. Post process includes levels, clone out annoying "dust" spots on water, crop and sharpen, new idea in border using two selections and varying opacity.

Statistics
Place: 156 out of 160
Avg (all users): 4.1495
Avg (commenters): 4.9444
Avg (participants): 3.6947
Avg (non-participants): 4.5859
Views since voting: 786
Views during voting: 315
Votes: 194
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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10/10/2004 05:45:06 PM
Wildlife?
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10/09/2004 01:32:30 AM
Really a nice photo--I like the diagonal composition. The leaves in the mud are a worthy photo by themsekves. Is that a starfish or something in the water--it's too dark for me to tell. It would have been good to use a reflector here to get rid of the shadow over the water.
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10/08/2004 06:34:52 PM
Compositionally very nice, with wonderful texture and contrasts to feast the eyes on!
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10/08/2004 06:27:04 PM
Looks a bit like a dog paw-print! Cheeky entry that would fare well in another challenge. Perhaps too much shadow on the left.
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10/08/2004 03:01:06 PM
At first glance I was going to say you didn't meet the challenge, but I always look long and hard before I do that. It took a while, but I get it :) very subtle and technically doesn't meet the challenge, but I think it's a valid and very creative interpetation :)

On a side note, it's a wonderfully composed shot... The shadow in the upper left is a little distracting, but some things can't be controlled...
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10/07/2004 08:19:36 PM
I'm counting this as being inbounds for the footprint. It is a clever take on the challenge.
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10/07/2004 02:56:05 PM
Almost missed the track underwater. Maybe a different crop or repostioning would make it more prominent.
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10/06/2004 11:25:53 PM
out of the box thinking but weren't we supposed to photo the animal that made the print?
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10/06/2004 11:23:17 PM
too bad you couldn't have been there earlier, when the track was being made, or later, when it came back...

as for the image, it looks like it was taken a little late in the day to get good lighting. although your tie to the challenge is the footprint, it doesn't jump right out at you. i would have thought this was an image of leaves. to score well, you really need to meet the challenge dead on.
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10/05/2004 09:54:14 PM
good take on the contest.
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10/05/2004 09:43:26 PM
Some may say this isn't a wildlife shot... where's the animal... I however think this tells it all. I like the contrast of elements on the two sides of the frame. The paw print right on the edge of the water line works well. Excellent shot. -danny
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10/05/2004 08:14:58 PM
Nice idea - but the connection to wildlife (as defined), if any, is extremely remote. The left 1/5 of the image contains nothing of tonal value.
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10/05/2004 07:21:41 PM
Unique and bold... good concept. A+ for originality
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10/05/2004 06:55:12 AM
What is this? I like the leafs
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10/05/2004 12:07:27 AM
I really like the composition...but the wildife???
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10/04/2004 04:04:42 PM
:) Wildlife without... life. There is something about it.
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10/04/2004 02:55:25 PM
Subject must be well camoflaged. Don't see any wildlife. Nice photo though.
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10/04/2004 08:41:43 AM
I think I see an animal track to the left. Interesting take on the challenge.
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10/04/2004 12:07:38 AM
LOve the sentiment and mood behind this one. I love the shadows and tones. Relaly well done.
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