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Challenge: Song Titles, 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Animals in Captivity
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM
Location: San Antonio Zoo
Date: Jan 8, 2007
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2007

Well. . . .this is certainly not my most technically sound photo. . .but. . .I was thinking about a totally different idea and song title when I passed this little 2-1/2 month old baby and its mom interacting with each other so sweetly. It was magical! And I was way late getting back to work because I watched them so long. I hate it that the only time I could go was in the blazing Texas midday sun because the quality is not what I wish it was, but hopefully the magic of the moment will compensate at least a little bit for it not being technically perfect
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I am so happy! This is the biggest surprise ever!!!! I was really afraid this might get killed! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

This is one of my outtakes for this challenge. I struggled with which one to use because I thought it was technically better, but it didn't show the emotion of this one. I think I made the right decision :)
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02/18/2013 08:49:03 AM
Beautiful image and processing.
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07/26/2009 12:17:03 AM
amazing photo and editing.
can you share some tips about the edit? :)
11/08/2007 11:06:45 PM
Aww my heart is pittering pattering this is just so touching :)
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11/08/2007 10:38:22 AM
I still cant get over how awesome this is. Its like its been painted
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05/22/2007 09:06:23 PM
you should make a print of this one....I love it!
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04/08/2007 02:27:13 PM
aww
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04/02/2007 09:04:57 PM
This is an outstanding photo!
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03/14/2007 07:40:37 PM
Sandy, this is outstanding- i did not see the challenge but I am drawn to the image and technically I am ignorant, but your ability to capture such emotion and sensitivity is awesome...
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03/14/2007 06:42:09 PM
Flawless image, the clarity, emotion, even the background is just perfect
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01/26/2007 01:01:18 PM
These are the coolest monkeys I've ever seen!

Great shot and congrats on the RED!
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01/23/2007 06:50:53 PM
nice shot!!!
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01/23/2007 06:35:25 PM
Just added this one to my fav's as well Sandy.....
I truely love both of these images so very much.....
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01/23/2007 06:20:40 PM
Beautiful picture Sandy. OMG look how much they resamble humans. You can see from the mothers expression how much she loves her youngster :o) One of the best animal pictures I have ever seen. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon :o)
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01/23/2007 02:34:43 PM
So human like. Mom looks so patient.
Congratulations Sandy!
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01/23/2007 09:25:10 AM
lovely!
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01/23/2007 12:29:08 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, this is a simply stunning shot!
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01/22/2007 07:18:12 PM
Congrats Sandy on your Red ribbon! I knew when I saw it in the challenge it would do well! beautiful photo.

Message edited by author 2007-01-22 19:19:06.
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01/21/2007 07:35:25 PM
Originally posted by bergiekat:

Congrats Sandy!! This is an amazingly beautiful photograph. I'm glad you chose this. The emotion and tender pose is stunning. I know what ya mean by the TX sun (especially this time of year) and I think the lighting actually worked very well. Another well deserved ribbon!


I really agree with you.
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01/21/2007 07:34:49 PM
This a beautifull photo. I love the detail in the hair and the pretty backround! Great job!
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01/21/2007 10:43:17 AM
Congrats Sandy!! This is an amazingly beautiful photograph. I'm glad you chose this. The emotion and tender pose is stunning. I know what ya mean by the TX sun (especially this time of year) and I think the lighting actually worked very well. Another well deserved ribbon!
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01/20/2007 09:31:15 PM
Sandy, that's just an awesome photo. The processing is superb. I love it! Congratulations
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01/20/2007 05:13:30 PM
I've been looking at this photo on the front page since the 'winners' were announced but just clicked on it today. For the life of me, I don't understand why it did not win the blue - it is a totally superior photo and draws much more emotion. Congrats on the red but it's blue to me.

Take care,
Brad
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01/20/2007 05:16:00 AM
Outstanding!! Congrats on your very well deserved ribbon Sandy!
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01/19/2007 05:41:40 PM
This brings tears to my eyes. Very well done and I do like this one much better than the outtake.
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01/18/2007 11:09:50 PM
this is a very beautiful image. congratulation on the ribbon.
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01/18/2007 10:32:43 PM
Very touching photograph Sandy. Congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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01/18/2007 08:42:25 PM
Congratulations Sandy! This was a no-doubt-at-all ten. I love the soft processing as well as the tender moment! A well deserved win!
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01/18/2007 07:48:36 PM
Incredible!
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01/18/2007 07:32:31 PM
Sandy, I keep going back to this picture - I absolutely LOVE it!!!! I'm definately adding it to my favorites!
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01/18/2007 06:40:58 PM
No offense to the blue winner, this takes the prize for beauty and "wow".
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01/18/2007 04:02:37 PM
You are amazing! and I'm so glad it was you.
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01/18/2007 10:02:44 AM
Congrats Sandy, I love seeing your stuff on the front page :) (and I have GOT to spend more time at the zoo!!!)
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01/18/2007 09:49:40 AM
Oh Sandy, you have out done yourself on this photo. This is so adorable. Congratulations on the red.
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01/18/2007 07:46:23 AM
Awesome photo!
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01/18/2007 01:51:21 AM
great shot. emotion and feeling always should always always beat technicality. who cares how nice and clean something looks if it doesn't say anything?
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01/18/2007 01:07:12 AM
Great shot Sandy, congrats on the ribbon
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01/18/2007 12:16:05 AM
Wow, Great image...Congrats well done!
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01/17/2007 10:10:58 PM
Congrats Sandy ... what a great capture!
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01/17/2007 08:49:56 PM
Amazing capture. So tender and sweet. The soft tones and dof are perfect. Congratulations on this beautiful photo and your ribbon.
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01/17/2007 08:33:28 PM
this is one of my favorite photos of all time. wow. what an incredible capture. huge congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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01/17/2007 08:21:56 PM
I am so in love with how this picture makes me feel.

I couldnt help but link it to some friends to check out during the challenge...The edit creates such tenderness.. its soft yet beautifully focused.. Luvs it.
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01/17/2007 07:22:30 PM
Congrats on a great shot and a well-earned ribbon! Now I feel guilty that I only gave it a 9 :)
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01/17/2007 06:45:47 PM
Awesome work here Sandy. The emotion just screams out from this photo. Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/17/2007 06:42:09 PM
Sandy ... way to go, perfect in everyway, Hope ya went out for a great dinner as a reward! You are my San Antonio photo idol ;)
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01/17/2007 06:11:01 PM
Sandy! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you for this wonderful entry - really, really spectacular. You are such a star at capturing this type of tender moment with animals. I would've never been able to choose which of the two shots to enter, but I'm sure the other one had just as good a chance to win a ribbon as this one. I like them both equally as much, for different reasons. This one breaks my heart it's so sweet. Yay for you - again!!
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01/17/2007 05:34:44 PM
Awesome job Sandy! CONGRATULATIONS on your ribbon!
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01/17/2007 05:34:42 PM
Absolutely breath taking!!! Congrats on your ribbon, it is much deserved!
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01/17/2007 05:19:51 PM
I had a feeling this was yours. Good job!
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01/17/2007 04:11:42 PM
You absolutely chose the right one. The outtake is a very nice shot of monkeys. The entry is a dead-on-subject, very emotive, very nice picture of a special moment between two monkeys.
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01/17/2007 02:13:35 PM
Perfect, Congratulations on you the red :)
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01/17/2007 12:12:52 PM
Yes, you made the right decision on this one for the challenge. Your outtake is also awsome... Congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/17/2007 12:06:36 PM
Beautifu and so emotional! I've always loved how those little monkeys look like really old men :D I thought I commented on this one though... But congrats on the ribbon and thank you so much for your comment! It was my first submission, so I didn't really know what to expect. Am happy though!
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01/17/2007 12:02:20 PM
soooo beautiful!
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01/17/2007 11:15:45 AM
Sandy, this is absolutely precious!!!!!! Beautiful photo, too!!! I love the DOF. The photo is so soft, it looks like a painting. Awesome! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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01/17/2007 11:07:57 AM
sandy! the tones are amazing, congratulations.
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01/17/2007 11:06:56 AM
Congrats - this is such an amazing image!!
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01/17/2007 10:27:19 AM
WooHooooooooooo! Dang your GOOD!! I am throwing up the confetti!! The emotional empact of this image is phenomenal. Congratulaations Sister!!!
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01/17/2007 10:21:46 AM
Wow!! Congrats on a hard earned ribbon!!! Your husband must be very proud!
As a reward he should take you to the Rocky Mountains and buy you lots of lenses and stuff.

Bill
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01/17/2007 10:13:00 AM
Congratulations! Wonderful expression. You really like the color red and the number 4, don't you? :)
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01/17/2007 10:06:32 AM
Sandy, Congratulations!!! This definitely deserved to ribbon. What a wonderfully touching moment you captured! It's somewhat unnerving how human they appear, isn't it? Well done!
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01/17/2007 09:58:40 AM
Just so beautiful. Conveys the dimension of caring, affection, tendeness that some, anthropocentically, fail to notice or others dismiss as anthropomorphism. Great picture-10!
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01/17/2007 09:33:26 AM
We create art to communicate with each other and this is your reminder to us. Thanks and congratulations.
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01/17/2007 09:07:18 AM
Congrats!!!
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01/17/2007 08:28:48 AM
Screw the technicals. It's great to see a photo with some meaning on the front page. What a great moment. Congrats on your Ribbon.
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01/17/2007 08:27:30 AM
Great job Sandy on a very sweet photo. Congratulations!
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01/17/2007 08:26:13 AM
Wow what a shot, beautiful, beautiful work.
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01/17/2007 08:26:09 AM
Congratulations Sandy, this is a beautiful shot.
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01/17/2007 08:07:37 AM
Congrats, Sandy. You did capture a wonderful moment and perfect for the title.
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01/17/2007 07:42:40 AM
Wonderful, Sandy!! Glad to see this one at the top. It's such a beautiful moment, perfectly captured!
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01/17/2007 06:58:31 AM
Spectacular Sandy! And so is the picture! Congratulations.
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01/17/2007 06:51:29 AM
One of the memorable shots of this challenge. You got a 9 from me. The composition is perfectly lovely. It's hard when one gets all the aspects right and the technical detail eludes, isn't it. Been there many a time.... Well done.
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01/17/2007 06:49:58 AM
Oh Sandy!! I'm so excited for you!!! This capture of tenderness is so touching! A huge congratulations on a wonderful image and another Ribbon!!!!!
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01/17/2007 06:43:12 AM
fantastic! I love monkeys.
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01/17/2007 06:30:57 AM
Way to go Sandy, super image! Keep it up!
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01/17/2007 06:13:41 AM
This is so ... touching. A wonderful moment.
Congratulations on the ribbon.

(And pass on some nuts for them via their carers.)
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01/17/2007 06:10:13 AM
WOW! What a wonderful shot and processing. Adding to my fav's
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01/17/2007 05:38:38 AM
So wonderfully sweet and I'm so happy it did so well. Just magical. Congratulations!! Adding to favorites.
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01/17/2007 04:28:48 AM
Congrats Sandy. It was only a matter of time lately before you got another ribbon.
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01/17/2007 03:37:25 AM
This was my favorite in the challenge and I thought it would get the blue. Wonderful image, congrats on the red Sandy!
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01/17/2007 03:00:06 AM
Not.. technically.. what? I think this is totally technically great.
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01/17/2007 02:46:56 AM
Well Done Sandy!! Such a sweet photo...My daughter just fell in love with the little bubba..
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01/17/2007 02:32:17 AM
It was one of the 4 10's I gave in this challenge. I like the softness of this picture.
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01/17/2007 02:16:19 AM
congratulations!

can you tell a little about the editing? I'm really curious how you did that.
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01/17/2007 02:13:58 AM
Sandy! Congratulations! This is such a stunning shot, truly beautiful - you certainly captured a magical moment.
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01/17/2007 01:52:12 AM
Congrats Sandy! this is such a beautifull picture! I am really happy you won! :D
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01/17/2007 01:19:39 AM
WoW. Sandy, this is awesome. Congrats!
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01/17/2007 01:12:44 AM
Congrats SAndy on your 3rd 2nd! Lovely entry...
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01/17/2007 01:07:07 AM
Awesome Sandy, a ribbon, well done! I am in Fiji at the moment on a very slow internet connection, so I'll comment better when I get home...but very proud of your effort here, well done
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01/17/2007 01:03:33 AM
Another one that was so close to that Blue Ribbon. This is such a awesome photo, and one to be so proud of. Congratulations!!
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01/17/2007 12:54:34 AM
Sandy got a ribbon, Sandy got a ribbon, neener neener neener!!! Congrats my friend. Wonderful capture and very well deserved :-)
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01/17/2007 12:45:02 AM
Fix-schmix - you probably improved upon nature ;-) Great tonality and depth. Congrats!
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01/17/2007 12:40:01 AM
They are just too cute for words :) congrats
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01/17/2007 12:39:18 AM
What? Just a Red? I'm so disappointed in you Sandy.

:)
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01/17/2007 12:33:40 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Very well deserved! :)
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01/17/2007 12:22:29 AM
WTG Sandy! Beautiful sentiment & image. Congratulations.
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01/17/2007 12:19:01 AM
Nice work. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/17/2007 12:16:58 AM
I knew this would do well. Congrats, Miss Sandy!!! WOO HOO
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01/17/2007 12:13:54 AM
Way to go Sandy! Congrats!
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01/17/2007 12:10:43 AM
Go Sandy Go, Another masterpiece, congratulations.
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01/17/2007 12:10:42 AM
Congratulations, Sandy.
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01/17/2007 12:09:45 AM
You crack me up, woman. "I hope I don't get killed with this" translates into a red ribbon! Sheesh! :-) Gorgeous shot, very SandyP.
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01/17/2007 12:08:52 AM
So sweet, beautifully shot...love the lighting! Big congrats on your ribbon, Sandy!
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01/17/2007 12:08:26 AM
Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!! What a fantastic image. Well-deserved ribbon, Sandy. :)
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01/17/2007 12:08:05 AM
Yes...yes...yes...

A "RED" ribbon for my special DPC friend Sandy, and so well deserved, as this is a top images from you Sandy.....

Message edited by author 2007-01-17 00:38:20.
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01/17/2007 12:07:42 AM
Congrats on ribbon
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/16/2007 08:50:06 PM
beutiful, great depth of field
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01/15/2007 07:30:45 PM
I really like this shot and the actions and expressions are great. I am not sure what editing has been done, but the shot has a sketch/painted like effect and I am not sure if that is a good thing or not. Personally I like it =9
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01/15/2007 01:04:25 PM
great photo
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01/15/2007 02:51:40 AM
Whoa... nice textures on these monkeys. I can't believe I just said that.
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01/14/2007 09:08:02 PM
Stunning 10
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01/14/2007 01:49:48 PM
This is fabulous. My pick for a ribbon. 10
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01/13/2007 09:52:14 PM
Excellent capture and treatment.
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01/13/2007 07:24:40 PM
Cute!
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01/13/2007 06:21:37 PM
unbeleivably excellent catch!!! WOW.. Despite the fact that I submitted a photo, If I was to choose between my photo getting the ribbon or this.. I'll choose this.. 10 with no daubt..
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01/13/2007 10:46:00 AM
Beautiful. Such a strong image and just perfect. Love the emotion and even the texture. Back to bump you up - a rare 10 from me.
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01/13/2007 09:52:13 AM
GREAT capture ... 9
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01/13/2007 07:21:04 AM
Just beautiful
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01/13/2007 05:08:48 AM
Great image spoiled by some odd post processing?
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01/13/2007 03:01:43 AM
Seems a bit overprocessed.
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01/12/2007 07:01:29 PM
Cool picture, 8 :)
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01/12/2007 04:30:31 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! You have captured such a beautifully intimate and gentle moment.
It does look rather like a painting, 'though - I am unsure if that is because it is a photo of a painting (I would be inordinately disappointed), because you used an 'art' type filter in PS, or (as I am hoping) because of some trick of the light - I very much look forward to reading your decription after voting ends.
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01/12/2007 11:26:38 AM
Good concept with the title, and well taken picture.
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01/12/2007 08:42:52 AM
This photo has "Ribbon" written all over it. Excellent capture for the song title. My Favorite in the challenge. 10
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01/12/2007 06:55:45 AM
*Great* lighting, fantastic expressions, creamy background and some post-processing that enhances the dreamy quality of the image. Almost impossible combination when working with animals. Straight 10!
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01/12/2007 04:47:31 AM
There seems to be a signiture in this very emotive image to fit the song,sandyP this looks very you, hope I am right...
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01/12/2007 12:19:47 AM
aw :)7
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01/11/2007 03:38:54 PM
I can't get tired of looking at this image.
The lighting is perfect and their expressions and gestures, priceless...
Congratulations on this outstanding work of yours!!!
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01/11/2007 03:22:27 PM
Very touching. No pun intended. 10
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01/11/2007 01:53:41 PM
this is very processed, but so what? I kinda like the painting. 7
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01/11/2007 11:36:46 AM
Haha. Good shot!
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01/11/2007 10:39:25 AM
Very beautiful creatures. So exotic. I like the muted tones too.
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01/11/2007 08:10:51 AM
Awesome capture, priceless expression!
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01/11/2007 06:46:20 AM
10 a great photograph. in my favorites
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01/11/2007 06:25:01 AM
Very sweet image! The expressions on both of the monkeys faces is awsome. I can just feel the love between them the way the baby is looking at his mom with that sweet little hand on her mouth and the way the mom's head is bent down towards her baby with her eyes closed.I LOVE it!!! Subject mater, composition, lighting, wow factor are all perfect. Great capture!
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01/11/2007 12:25:07 AM
okay... very nice. Also, if you already haven't you should prepare a print.
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01/10/2007 08:41:34 PM
Amazing shot! Such tenderness shown. 10
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01/10/2007 06:54:30 PM
cute, i like it :)
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01/10/2007 06:44:12 PM
This is fabulous. I hope this gets a ribbon. This has such a soft touch to it
10
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01/10/2007 04:52:53 PM
almost looks like a painting. very nice!
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01/10/2007 03:15:29 PM
Awwwwww
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01/10/2007 01:53:21 PM
Very touching...:)
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01/10/2007 01:51:25 PM
Awesome portrait! Reminds me of my 1 year old son who like to put his finger up my nose. :)
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01/10/2007 11:31:28 AM
what a nice capture ! 10 !
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01/10/2007 08:52:28 AM
thats cute
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01/10/2007 01:01:02 AM
The quintessential sweet moment. The tenderness is stunning. I love the mom's closed eyes.
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