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Challenge: Brown (Basic Editing)
Collection: Favorites - Ribbons
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport, CT
Date: Dec 17, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2006

My enthusiasm has been low all month, so I didn't shoot anything for the challenges this week. I did have this semi-decent shot of an otter though, so I'll submit it in case my WPL team needs a 4th score. I don't expect it to reach my average, but who knows.

Processing: Convert from RAW, Channel Mixer (for saturation), USM, Photo Filter Orange> Fade, Photo Filter Sepia> Fade (to knock down the blue cast), HSL, Levels, Curves (for contrast).

WOW! What a surprise! I went from "This probably won't reach my average," to a 6.6 throughout the week to a 5th place finish. Then, two shots in front of me get DQ'd... resulting in an otter-matic ribbon. W00T!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 306
Avg (all users): 6.7887
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.8230
Views since voting: 6919
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 213
Comments: 37
Favorites: 12 (view)


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01/03/2007 11:31:09 PM
Congrats shannon, really liked this one
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01/03/2007 07:21:45 PM
Shannon, congratulations on your ribbon with all these lovely tones of brown. Good catch!
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01/03/2007 12:42:06 AM
I can't stop going back to this so I'm just going to put it in my favorites.
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01/02/2007 11:59:42 PM
This is too cute not to add to favorites...
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01/02/2007 03:07:07 PM
What the heck happened, I didn´t know otters could do the magical bunny hop and jump up two places :P

Congrats mate, that means you are currently in 1st place for ribbons this year but don´t get to comfortable, as fences and centered composition are the last two challenges posted in 2006 that are still open I plan to get a ribbon in one of them and dethrone you!!!

Congrat´s you, you, you big Shannon you!
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01/02/2007 11:01:33 AM
I share your recent enthusiasm lapse - no shots for a month or two for me. This is great mate!
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01/02/2007 03:45:34 AM
Great, sharp shot. Huge congrats on your ribbon, Shannon.
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01/01/2007 06:35:12 PM
I sure hope you don't win the brown (ribbon) any time soon because then that means about 100-200 DQ images will have to be made. :P Congrats on your otter pic!

Message edited by author 2007-01-01 18:36:00.
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01/01/2007 06:31:29 PM
Awesome,
Big congrats on the ribbon.
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01/01/2007 06:14:47 PM
wow this is an incredible shot, I love it, I missed voting on this challenge, I am glad you ribboned or I would of missed it, lovely tones and textures
congrats
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01/01/2007 04:23:17 PM
congratulations on your well deserved ribbon, I was one of your 10s and you really deserved it.
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01/01/2007 12:08:18 PM
congrats on my old ribbon Shannon
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01/01/2007 11:54:32 AM
Hey Shannon! This is the ONLY "Brown" Ribbon You'll ever see lol! Happy New Year and Congratulations on your 1st Ribbon of the year, wishing you many more
charmayne
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01/01/2007 11:37:49 AM
well you got a new year treat. congrats - a fine image.
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01/01/2007 10:09:07 AM
This should have ribboned. It is an excellent capture.

Edit: What happened?! No sooner than I write my comment, than it gets promoted to a ribbon. What a power - I should try commenting ona few of my own submissions! Anyway, well done on the entry.

Message edited by author 2007-01-01 11:56:23.
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12/31/2006 05:53:48 AM
Excellent shot!!

Hi shannon, congrats on ribbon. Healing 2-3 small stones on the beach of "Browny Morning" take away my ribbon but I am happy that my one of favorite photogrpher gifted honour to ribbon again.

Message edited by author 2007-01-01 21:54:20.
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12/27/2006 03:43:46 AM
nice shot shannon, really sharp and of course a good title, congrats on your 5th place finish.
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12/27/2006 01:34:19 AM
Go, Shannon, go! This is lovely and deserved a nice finish.
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12/27/2006 12:48:00 AM
This should pick you up, Shannon, I think your team will be happy too!
Nice top 5 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/26/2006 11:07:40 PM
Great pose. 8
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12/25/2006 02:39:18 PM
Very cool! Literally...really, great shot.
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12/25/2006 01:40:58 PM
Happy Holidays! 10
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12/24/2006 12:22:23 PM
Excellent Capture
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12/23/2006 05:13:25 PM
Cute little otter, like the shallow DOF. Curious to know if this is was taken in the wild.
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12/23/2006 03:17:47 AM
How'd you get that shot, amazing!
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12/22/2006 03:44:59 PM
great focus, love the detail, well done
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12/22/2006 04:01:51 AM
I have such a soft spot for otters, maybe it's because it was my last name when I was married hahaha!
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12/21/2006 05:39:04 AM
Wow! Very sharp! This is probably my favorite in this challenge so far... What kind of animal is that?
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12/21/2006 04:54:47 AM
I Like!! Very nice DOF!
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12/20/2006 05:50:03 PM
I love the texture on his "suite...very nice.
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12/20/2006 05:17:45 PM
lol.... :) gooooood stuff
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12/20/2006 01:12:13 PM
Awesome shot! -- 8 --
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12/20/2006 09:09:01 AM
Very very nice!!!
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12/20/2006 07:15:31 AM
What interesting expression on his face, I like this very much!
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12/20/2006 02:20:56 AM
great title
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12/20/2006 02:14:15 AM
Wonderful pic, the title is also very appropriate !
Nice colours, lighting excellent !
I like this photo, great result, congratulations.
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12/20/2006 12:33:52 AM
so cute!!!! good DOF
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