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"There is safety here"
2nd Place"There is safety here"
MilesW


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fauna II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Colchester Zoo, UK
Date: Oct 7, 2007
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 6, 2007

Post challenge:

Wow - a massive personal best and my first ribbon as well. Many thanks to all who voted and commented. I'll leave the update button alone now...

A word or two about the frame which has provoked quite a bit of comment. My problem was that the background was very light and quite distracting - I felt that it drew my eyes up and away from the main subjects, especially with the dark fur on the arms making the crop a bit bottom-heavy. The only way I could find under basic editing to prevent this was to add the wide border - a narrow border seemed unbalanced with the arms.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 230
Avg (all users): 7.7004
Avg (commenters): 8.2927
Avg (participants): 7.4143
Avg (non-participants): 7.8280
Views since voting: 12655
Views during voting: 383
Votes: 227
Comments: 73
Favorites: 14 (view)


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10/23/2007 08:40:27 AM
beautiful ... i doubt the black frame :-) but still great moment captured, congratulations !
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10/21/2007 08:04:08 AM
Like the colors and tones in the shot, congrats on the ribbon.
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10/21/2007 07:02:38 AM
I think the frame's fine - all in all an extremely beautiful image. Excellent work and congrats on the ribbon.
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10/19/2007 06:58:08 PM
Congrats! lovely image with emotion and great detail.
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10/19/2007 11:06:35 AM
Congratulations on your Red Ribbon. Well deserved! One of my personal favorites in this challenge.
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10/19/2007 12:31:54 AM
You captured the endearing tenderness so perfectly. Well done! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/18/2007 06:10:58 AM
A memorable moment! Nice capture! Congrats on a ribbon.
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10/18/2007 04:40:38 AM
Thanks again to everybody for the congratulations and comments.
10/18/2007 02:22:02 AM
Just beautiful Congrats
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10/17/2007 07:03:25 PM
Love this! Really tells a story.
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10/17/2007 06:45:33 PM
Congrats on an excellent image and your first ribbon! May it be the first of many. :) Well done.
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10/17/2007 06:01:35 PM
Congrats on this perfectly lovely and emotive image - well done !
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10/17/2007 05:30:41 PM
wow, congratulations miles.
now you're both just showing me up.
kudos.
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10/17/2007 04:49:45 PM
Well done Miles. Congratulations on a great photo and your first ribbon!
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10/17/2007 01:00:26 PM
Congratulations on the red and huge PB, it might be a challenge for me to beat that . . . ; - )

Quality shot.

Message edited by author 2007-10-17 13:00:50.
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10/17/2007 12:45:41 PM
Congrats on the red!
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10/17/2007 11:39:11 AM
congratulations! thoroughly deserved and a beautiful shot :D
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10/17/2007 10:42:53 AM
Ohhhhhhhhwuh!!! PERFECTION!!!!! Who'd have EVER thunk that a score of 7.7 would be red instead of blue. But what an honor to get such a score and finish in this amazing challenge.

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10/17/2007 10:21:17 AM
Congrats on this deserved red ribbon! This is a beautiful shot!
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10/17/2007 09:04:26 AM
This is such a cool image, I did not even notice the frame LOL. Big congrats on your first ribbon.
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10/17/2007 08:53:59 AM
Congrats on the beautiful shot. Love the expression and feel of the picture. I understand now about the border. But it doesn't take away how incredible this shot is. Congrats on the Ribb.
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10/17/2007 08:47:42 AM
Congrats!
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10/17/2007 04:17:32 AM
well done/congrats
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10/17/2007 03:00:39 AM
Congrats on your well deserved red and new PB with a great score for a great image!
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10/17/2007 02:32:57 AM
I didn't see this one before, but it's excellent! I love the sharpness and apparant emotion of the monkeys. Very deserving of a ribbon.
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10/17/2007 01:53:41 AM
Miles- I thought this might be yours !

Gorgeous expressions, and lovely capture.

Congrats on your new PB and your nice red ribbon :- )
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10/17/2007 01:49:02 AM
I didn't vote in the Fauna challenge but this was definitely one of my favorites. Congrats on a 2nd place finish.
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10/17/2007 01:07:54 AM
How come I missed this one? Congratulations on your red ribbon!
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10/17/2007 12:59:44 AM
I was pretty damn sure you were the blue... but, sometimes an ant beats a monkey... even happens here LOL

Very cool place, and congrats :)
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10/17/2007 12:08:17 AM
Wonderfully touching capture of the moment. Congratulations on the red ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2007 06:13:06 PM
You are the winner :)
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10/16/2007 01:28:07 PM
Cute. Very nice composition. I like this photo.
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10/16/2007 10:40:06 AM
Great shot with such a warm feeling! Well done!
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10/16/2007 09:35:53 AM
Love this great job :-)
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10/16/2007 12:53:38 AM
oh how sweet.
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10/15/2007 12:52:12 PM
Nice mommie
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10/14/2007 09:07:22 PM
I'd have rather seen the area covered by the overbearing border. Otherwise, nice capture.
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10/14/2007 05:00:45 PM
A great shot, shame about the border though it spoils it for me. However if I ignore that... !
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10/14/2007 01:16:00 AM
what a sweet image, the babies always look so afraid and timid, the mother has such a great expression, nice capture. Excellent exposure, the textures in the fur is wonderful
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10/13/2007 11:28:53 PM
The black border is a nice touch which seems to add to the drama of this touching image.
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10/13/2007 11:25:48 PM
Precious image but the frame does nothing good for it. 8
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10/13/2007 08:55:06 PM
Outstanding in every way--composition, emotional subject, light, color, and background! A 10!
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10/13/2007 08:43:01 PM
Wow. What a tremendous eye and the ability to capture it so perfectly.
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10/13/2007 08:08:44 PM
A very tender, and touching moment. thanks for sharing.
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10/13/2007 01:07:26 PM
Such a tender moment. Nice capture.
I hate the bold wide border.
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10/13/2007 12:21:43 PM
Beautiful emotive image. Composition, lighting and focus are great and I think the border sets off your subject very nicely. Well done.
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10/13/2007 08:33:33 AM
Oh, so sweet! The title is perfect, the kid really does look scared (or at least concerned) and the mum looks so unterstanding and calm. Great shot!
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10/13/2007 01:34:42 AM
So very, VERY special. I think it's beautiful and the processing is spot on .

I think the frame is a bit 'too much' but otherwise - SUBLIME moment well captured and presented.
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10/13/2007 12:44:45 AM
aaaaw. beautiful. just great. I can't any faults. 10.
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10/12/2007 10:16:00 PM
A very sweet and caring image, wonderful emotions, Lots of warm fuzzies and stuff. :)
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10/12/2007 03:08:02 PM
I'm not a big fan of thick frames but in this case I don't really think it hurts this wonderful photograph.
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10/12/2007 04:54:19 AM
ugh oh...i hate the frame. Personally i feel it spoils an otherwise splendid capture
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10/12/2007 03:00:03 AM
oh, this is wonderful! Lovely scenery and fantastic textures! Only the big black frame is a tad overdone, IMO
good luck!
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10/12/2007 01:34:48 AM
stunning
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10/12/2007 12:09:59 AM
An excellent photo. Nice details showing in the fur. good emotion coming through.
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10/11/2007 11:32:59 PM
I love this shot...not crazy about the WIDE frame...hope you ribbon..gl 10+++
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10/11/2007 08:36:15 PM
This photo takes my breath away ... it's not just that it is technically so well done, you captured the emotion of great parents - love/protection of their offspring - 10 +++
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10/11/2007 05:34:20 PM
Love the brown tones! They almost have a human quality.
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10/11/2007 01:21:43 PM
Very strong emotional content. Who said animals don't have human-like feelings?
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10/11/2007 10:44:15 AM
Had to come look again, very nice capture. Not sure I like the size of the border though, might of tried a bit smaller. Regardless of that though, I really like this so I'm bumping up my vote.
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10/11/2007 06:39:14 AM
Beautiful picture, nice frame and perfect clarity...9
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10/11/2007 05:00:37 AM
a touching image. looks very natural, perfect focus and DOF. not too fond of the tight crop and large border.
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10/11/2007 03:06:19 AM
Lovely details and sharpness
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10/11/2007 12:29:07 AM
Nicely framed. Poster quality shot, well done!
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10/10/2007 03:02:05 PM
good idea with the black border. . .
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10/10/2007 10:43:09 AM
7- Nice shot, the border stands out a bit too much though
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10/10/2007 10:42:57 AM
Loverly photo, well composed. Very touching 8
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10/10/2007 10:27:29 AM
This looks so much like a SandyP shot... Beautiful editing and lots of emotion. I think we'll see this on the front page.
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10/10/2007 10:11:01 AM
Amazing,love it.-9
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10/10/2007 09:47:53 AM
Wonderful capture... The picture just screams the sense of safety and security for the baby monkey... Background looks a bit noisy... But everything else is fine...
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10/10/2007 09:43:59 AM
Very nice, tender shot! One of my favorites this time.
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10/10/2007 09:16:46 AM
This photo caught my eye as I was going through the entries. To me it seems like such an emotional photo, as the mother looks like she is trying to calm her child. Great photo!
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10/10/2007 01:57:39 AM
The image is very nice - a warm feeling exudes from the mood here. The frame however ruins it for me.
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