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Challenge: Fences II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Banham Zoo
Date: Mar 15, 2008
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/260
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 17, 2008

Will be interested to see how this scores and reckon it will fly or bomb due to the fact the fence is implied rather than in your face.

Was back at Banham Zoo - they were celebrating their 40th Birthday and bumped into a Zoo Director, the Sri Lankan Leopard was nowhere to be seen and he was crouched behind a bush making weird noises. Then she appeared stalking toward his calls. He has known her since she was a baby and called her a softy (yeah - right). I need to spend a day with him as I'm sure he could get me some fine shots :)

Statistics
Place: 229 out of 251
Avg (all users): 4.5841
Avg (commenters): 3.8182
Avg (participants): 4.2697
Avg (non-participants): 4.7883
Views since voting: 1135
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 226
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/19/2012 03:43:54 PM
that's a beautiful big cat.
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07/19/2012 01:56:19 PM
Oh, I remember this one. You got a lot of good images from that zoo. Don't suppose there's a zoo in Tobermory! :)

Message edited by author 2012-07-19 13:56:56.
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07/19/2012 11:40:00 AM
She's an amazing creature. I'm fully FASCINATED!!
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07/19/2012 09:22:41 AM
Did you? Go back & spend a day with your zoo director? Inquiring minds want to know! This is excellent, & PP to perfection.
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07/18/2012 07:34:44 PM
That's what you get for being subtle.
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07/18/2012 07:21:38 PM
Oh, what a shame that this 'bombed' rather than 'flew'. It is a beautiful image and I don't understand that voters didn't get the relevance. (Before I joined, so I'm off the hook.).
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05/16/2008 03:41:28 AM
Yikes! Scratching my head over the average score...
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03/28/2008 08:37:52 PM
Wicked shot Andi! Defintly didn't deserve the score it got though a lot of people have never shot through a fence before so they don't recongnize the pattern. This works great in b&w and I love the two meaning title, works perfect. I didn't vote in this challenge but I would have probably gave it a 7, higher had it been a freestudy shot. What a beautiful cat in motion, well done!
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03/26/2008 12:06:16 PM
Fence is maybe 2 shades too subtle, though not without interest. Leopard is wonderful.
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03/26/2008 08:53:49 AM
Beautiful capture. Sad thing is, I thought I had an original idea with my fence, but found there were others right there with me. Push the envelope and sometimes it rips.
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03/26/2008 07:59:26 AM
i feel like a jerk. I went back and saw the fence this time around after giving you a low score. You were probably like wtf is wrong with this guy.

Anyways - I like the photo - and the loose interpretation on the theme, but I think the fence is too abstract still. If it werent for a fence competition, I'd have rated it probably as an 8.

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03/26/2008 12:11:16 AM
Oh my, this is definitely not a sub-5 shot. I gave it a 6 (which probably doesn't sound all that impressive lol) only because I wanted the fence appearance to be a little stronger. The spots on the leopard dominate the whole photo. However, those spots and the leopard are beautifully processed and this is a gorgeous black and white piece.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2008 09:11:37 PM
The fence is such a minor element here, but it's otherwise a "WOW" shot for me. Such great detail on this guy. I'd love to see a larger version, if you have one posted elsewhere.
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03/25/2008 08:20:43 PM
Awesome shot!
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03/25/2008 04:50:22 PM
Cool, hope he wasn't stalking you :). Would have really been nice if you could have gott'in some catch light in the eyes.
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03/23/2008 11:27:25 AM
is there an out of focus chain link between me the the loepard??? I can't tell.
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03/22/2008 10:04:27 PM
...on the animal. This is a fence challenge, I want to see fences!
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03/22/2008 03:39:22 PM
Cute idea
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03/21/2008 09:43:36 PM
nice cat but where is the fence
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03/21/2008 02:11:55 PM
Great shot, I assume there is a fence between you and the beast ;-)
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03/19/2008 05:28:29 PM
I suppose the faint lines on the page are part of a fence.. I think the photo should be more about the fence.
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03/19/2008 01:35:14 PM
wheres the fence??
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03/19/2008 09:19:48 AM
where exactly is the fence in this one?
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03/19/2008 06:39:30 AM
Stretching the Fence idea??

Nice pic otherwise.
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03/19/2008 12:34:43 AM
I can't even see a fence here.
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