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2nd Place- DRAGON's BREATH -
andrewt


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fire IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Night Safari , Singapore
Date: Sep 30, 2009
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Performance, Action
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2009

Fire breathing is the act of creating a large flame by spraying, with one's mouth, a flammable liquid upon an open flame. The flame is usually held an arm's length away and the spray should be both powerful and misty. This art is said to have originated in India

The stunt this fire-breather is performing is known as the "Napalm Dragon's Breath".

Shot this at the Singapore Night Safari. This guy is great but crazy !!!! The way he controls his breath and spray of flammable liquid is downright unbelievable.

ISO1250 shot, pumped up the ISO to get a nice 1/320s shutter speed as this was shot hand-held.
Hope you all like it. I do and I hope this shot really does well. Break a 7 hopefully. It has been a dry spell these past couple of months.

Andrew....01Oct2009

[Oct. 5th, 2009 06:30:36 AM]

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Started off with a 4.5 from the 1st two votes. At 25 votes now with a score of 7.20 and with a nice 3:1 view ratio. Hope this holds !!

Andrew...05Oct2009
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Thanks all the votes everyone. It's been a great week following this score.

andrew...12Oct2009

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 96
Avg (all users): 7.3969
Avg (commenters): 8.0833
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.6265
Views since voting: 6854
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 131
Comments: 52
Favorites: 13 (view)


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10/14/2009 08:09:14 PM
Well done!!!! this got a 9 from me and well deserved too!
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10/14/2009 09:24:18 AM
What a fantastic shot. Huge congrats on the Red, and if I find out who gave this a 1, I'm going to take them out back and do things to them they haven't dreamed possible.
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10/13/2009 10:20:47 PM
Now that we have our expecations up high, for Fire V we expect a self-portrait version of this. :-) Congrats again!
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10/13/2009 08:16:15 PM
I'm late in my congrats -- congrats!! spectacular shot, I had given it a 10! It must have been hard to control the shot and not get overexposed. Well done!!
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10/13/2009 04:40:41 PM
Nice job pal! Fire is spectacular.
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10/13/2009 04:33:55 PM
Beautiful fire -- congrats on the ribbon.
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10/13/2009 09:31:24 AM
Awesome! Congrats!
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10/13/2009 07:22:43 AM
this is an unbelievable shot .. the patterns formed by the flames at the top of the image are incredible .. looks almost impossible .. if you look long enough strange and wonderful creatures start to form ..!! .. congratulations on such an amazing shot, your ribbon and excellent score . :)
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10/13/2009 05:14:17 AM
Unfreakinbelievable shot, congrats!
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10/13/2009 02:48:45 AM
See? I told ya! Congratulations a superb photo!
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10/12/2009 11:36:14 PM
Great Shot! Why would anyone give a 1 for such a fantastic capture?
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10/12/2009 10:58:24 PM
Superb image! Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/12/2009 06:49:04 PM
Congrats Andrew! Very good shot!
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10/12/2009 11:57:44 AM
Congrats, Andrew! Spectacular!
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10/12/2009 11:49:59 AM
This is a breath taking shot. You captured the texture of the fire. I like the upper part of it. Very good.
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10/12/2009 11:46:36 AM
Wow! The details in the flames are incredible. Congrats on a great finish!
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10/12/2009 09:48:35 AM
This is one 'hot' shot. Well deserved ribbon!
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10/12/2009 09:17:12 AM
Oh WOW, Andrew!! Wow! I got a photo like this once (only not nearly as good) and remember thinking "Where's a fire challenge when you need one", but this one sets the bar now about how good they have to be :) CONGRATULATIONS.
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10/12/2009 08:28:42 AM
Wow! Impressive is an understatement! Congrats on your Ribbon!
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10/12/2009 08:10:41 AM
looks huge. is huge. worthy of RM stock, a mag cover and a ribbon.
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10/12/2009 06:55:38 AM
Awesome photo and score buddy! Well done.
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10/12/2009 06:37:57 AM
Very impressive. Congrats on the red.
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10/12/2009 03:40:22 AM
Congratulations, Andrew! An easy 9 from me and was my top pick!
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10/12/2009 01:36:34 AM
Superb detail and perfect exposure - fascinating to look at! Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/12/2009 01:07:36 AM
Great shot Andrew.........
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10/12/2009 01:04:28 AM
Incredible action shot with a near perfect exposure in a most challenging light situation. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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10/12/2009 12:51:24 AM
Great stop action shot, Andrew! Big congrats on your red!
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10/12/2009 12:48:18 AM
Wow! This is excellent. You did a great job here, Andrew. Huge congrats on your ribbon.
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10/12/2009 12:31:24 AM
BTW, the detail in the top of the flame is amazing!
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10/12/2009 12:30:34 AM
2009 is your year Andrew...well done!
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10/12/2009 12:17:50 AM
This is awesome. I love all the detail in the flame, and the framing is great. I especially like how you get a good sense of scale.
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10/12/2009 12:07:35 AM
Congrats on the 7, and the ribbon. Amazing shot.
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10/12/2009 12:05:35 AM
Excellent! Beautiful capture of fire. Congrats on your ribbon!!!
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10/12/2009 12:02:56 AM
Great job!
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10/12/2009 12:01:32 AM
Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/11/2009 09:27:42 PM
I can't vote in this but if I could, you'd get a 10 from me! superb catch!!
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10/11/2009 02:55:37 PM
wow wow and wow again. Thats all i said when i saw this image. Need i say more? this should blue or i quit forever!@#!@$!
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10/10/2009 07:30:20 PM
Amazing - the ball of flame at the top looks like it just might come alive ... like a creature born from the sun.
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10/10/2009 04:18:10 PM
Wow! This image is increadible in every way.. I love the detail you captured in the flame.. especially in the top right corner.. and the drips of sweat or blood comming down his chest.. Definatly top 3.. (10 for me)
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10/09/2009 10:31:05 AM
better than the other shot, beautiful.
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10/08/2009 07:26:43 PM
very nice
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10/08/2009 02:05:06 PM
This is quite amazing.
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10/07/2009 06:01:40 PM
How come there are two pic of this dude that are almost the same!!! But I like this one the best!!
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10/07/2009 11:15:47 AM
Excellent capture!
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10/06/2009 02:52:47 PM
wow

two photos of the same guy... but this one really caught the moment much better
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10/06/2009 01:44:06 AM
Very good
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10/05/2009 11:07:17 PM
Nice blasting you have going on here, very fast shutter speed to get that much detail. Well done 9
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10/05/2009 05:40:37 PM
I love the part around the upper right of the image. Very cool!
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10/05/2009 04:59:07 PM
wow!
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10/05/2009 02:34:15 PM
Thank you! i've been looking through these candles and matches just waiting for this... depth.... range.. dramatic lighting,..shape..interest...a story... something that makes my eye move accross the image... you will place for sure.. congrats in advance (hope i didn't jinx you!)
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10/05/2009 01:24:55 PM
Excellent image. I like this one a lot..
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10/05/2009 12:46:11 AM
This is just awesome. Good luck!
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