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10/27/2008 03:30:11 PM · #1
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Originally posted by scarbrd:

While I appreciate the thoughts behind the folks that are frustrated because they chose not to go to the zoo. In their comments the claim seems to be the zoo was a cop out because it is so much harder to shoot in the wild.

While that may be true is some cases, in others it is not.

Grizzly
More grizzly
They even built a platform

Other than possibly the drive to get there, sometimes it's a lot easier in the "wild"

I am sure one of the "grizzly bear catching a salmon in mid air" shots would have scored through the roof in the this challenge, even though a good zoo shot is more difficult.

Votes: 191
Views: 435
Avg Vote: 6.2251
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2


That makes me incredibly sad. Those grizzlies are going to get "Human Adjusted" and eventually get shot or killed because of it. The photographers are also setting themselves up for a good mauling.


I'd score a good mauling shot quite high you know ;)
10/26/2008 11:16:22 PM · #2
Reached 200 votes: 6.3100 and 17 great comments!!! Less than an hour to go…
10/26/2008 10:50:07 PM · #3
Originally posted by LadyTara:

I wonder if the next member challenge with have a Halloween theme!

In 2003 and 2007 there were speed challenges:

Halloween
Halloween II
10/26/2008 10:33:32 PM · #4
Originally posted by snaffles:

Lucky you! And yes, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LadyTara you left me a great comment too. :-)


:) I've been trying to comment more lately, as I've been slipping with it. I've been more inspired to with this challenge, there are some truly gorgeous shots. I've never given out so many 10s in one challenge before!

I wonder if the next member challenge with have a Halloween theme!

Message edited by author 2008-10-26 22:35:12.
10/26/2008 10:24:35 PM · #5
Originally posted by scarbrd:

While I appreciate the thoughts behind the folks that are frustrated because they chose not to go to the zoo. In their comments the claim seems to be the zoo was a cop out because it is so much harder to shoot in the wild.

While that may be true is some cases, in others it is not.

Grizzly
More grizzly
They even built a platform

Other than possibly the drive to get there, sometimes it's a lot easier in the "wild"

I am sure one of the "grizzly bear catching a salmon in mid air" shots would have scored through the roof in the this challenge, even though a good zoo shot is more difficult.

Votes: 191
Views: 435
Avg Vote: 6.2251
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2


It might be good to point out that cliche shots are still cliche shots regardless of where you take them. Unless that "grizzly bear catching a salmon in mid air" shot was taken with a unique perpective/presentation it wouldn't have gotten more than an average vote from me. However, you're probably right about what most voters would have given it.
10/26/2008 10:04:38 PM · #6
Originally posted by BeeCee:

Okay, how come mine's still slipping when everyone else's is going up? :(
Lost another .06 in the past 3 hours. At least it doesn't have time to sink much farther.


I'm slipping with ya!
10/26/2008 09:25:57 PM · #7
Okay, how come mine's still slipping when everyone else's is going up? :(
Lost another .06 in the past 3 hours. At least it doesn't have time to sink much farther.
10/26/2008 09:22:25 PM · #8
Lucky you! And yes, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' LadyTara you left me a great comment too. :-)
10/26/2008 09:18:28 PM · #9
The clocks went back last night here in Scotland so rollover will be at 4am for me instead of 5 :) It'll be nice to have an hour less to wait.
10/26/2008 08:18:34 PM · #10
You left me a wonderful comment, Jamie, thank you! Many others did too, incuding ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JDubsgirl, ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ShutterPug, and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jedusi, to name a few!

I would love to stay up til rollover but have to pop out of bed at 5 am and be in downtown Ottawa for 7:30...so I probably won't have a chance to do anything more than take a quick peek at my new PB, and save gloating for later! :-)

Message edited by author 2008-10-26 20:23:59.
10/26/2008 08:08:29 PM · #11
I have no more comments on the zoo vs wild shooting. My mouth is zipped. :)

But, this is ONE challenge that I, personally, will be more than glad to see end at midnight. This is one thread that I won't be sorry to watch be slowly buried either. ;)

My final score update because I've moved onto the next challenge. :()

Votes: 192
Views: 354
Avg Vote: 4.7760
Comments: 5

Best of luck to all of you guys! Your scores look great!
10/26/2008 06:59:00 PM · #12
::Beams at commentor #20::...thank you!
10/26/2008 06:03:51 PM · #13
Originally posted by Jedusi:

Originally posted by snaffles:

Votes: 198
Views: 387
Avg Vote: 6.4747
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1

Going to send my critter round to all the trolls and have it bite them - then they have to go for a long very painful series of rabies shots!


Don't do that - you and your critter should be getting ready to have a party for your (soon to be) new PB !!

:- )


Votes: 200
Views: 389
Avg Vote: 6.4900
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1

that's better!

You're right, got to keep the good karma flowing...:-)

Message edited by author 2008-10-26 18:05:21.
10/26/2008 06:00:33 PM · #14
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Message edited by author 2008-10-26 18:04:55.
10/26/2008 04:38:23 PM · #15
Originally posted by scarbrd:

While I appreciate the thoughts behind the folks that are frustrated because they chose not to go to the zoo. In their comments the claim seems to be the zoo was a cop out because it is so much harder to shoot in the wild.

While that may be true is some cases, in others it is not.

Grizzly
More grizzly
They even built a platform

Other than possibly the drive to get there, sometimes it's a lot easier in the "wild"

I am sure one of the "grizzly bear catching a salmon in mid air" shots would have scored through the roof in the this challenge, even though a good zoo shot is more difficult.

Votes: 191
Views: 435
Avg Vote: 6.2251
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2


That makes me incredibly sad. Those grizzlies are going to get "Human Adjusted" and eventually get shot or killed because of it. The photographers are also setting themselves up for a good mauling.
10/26/2008 04:34:38 PM · #16
While I appreciate the thoughts behind the folks that are frustrated because they chose not to go to the zoo. In their comments the claim seems to be the zoo was a cop out because it is so much harder to shoot in the wild.

While that may be true is some cases, in others it is not.

Grizzly
More grizzly
They even built a platform

Other than possibly the drive to get there, sometimes it's a lot easier in the "wild"

I am sure one of the "grizzly bear catching a salmon in mid air" shots would have scored through the roof in the this challenge, even though a good zoo shot is more difficult.

Votes: 191
Views: 435
Avg Vote: 6.2251
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2

10/26/2008 04:29:33 PM · #17
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

One could hope that after 200 votes their scores would show some stability. What probably makes people a bit uneasy is the drops are so large. Even mine, which was small compared to others (about 0.08) is more than a single vote of 1 can muster. (The math says a 1 vote drops my score around 0.03 right now.) So what gives? Is it coordinated? Is it just a lot of lower votes with no coordination? But statistically why would this be expected to happen and why always at the end?

It's just odd. It didn't always happen. I remember when I would expect my vote to bump at the end. Hopefully the scrubber gets whatever is being cast unfairly and the best pics win.


This is what I notice, too. I think it's been in about the last year that this weekend dip has started. Before that scores didn't usually change more than about .05 past the 150-vote mark, and usually came up a bit with scubbing. This time I dropped .14 since Friday, and it's been a while since the scrubber hasn't taken me down. And yes, I did use to track my scores during the challenge, so I know it's not just faulty memory.
10/26/2008 04:17:03 PM · #18
Originally posted by PhotoInterest:

Originally posted by JaimeVinas:

Lots of zoo photos on this one. I forsee some scores getting dinged due to that.


I see the same thing. I COULD have gone to the zoo and gotten some majestic shots but, the challenge stated, "in their natural habitats".

Not sure though that it will be penalized. It seems that if it's a technically wonderful shot, the actual criteria may not be as scrutinized as long as it's "wildlife". That puts those of us who stuck to challenge criteria at a definite disadvantage...unless, of course, we live in Africa or, some exotic area where these types of wildlife creatures run freely! ;)


The challenge descriptions are rarely ever followed by the voters. Some people exploit that and some choose not to. Some take the challenges more seriously while others not so much. Much like in life it's all about how much you're willing to sacrifice to get ahead and how much value you place on the journey itself. There are expressways to everything in life but not everyone chooses to get on or stay on for long.

Message edited by author 2008-10-26 16:18:11.
10/26/2008 03:50:03 PM · #19
Originally posted by snaffles:

Votes: 198
Views: 387
Avg Vote: 6.4747
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1

Going to send my critter round to all the trolls and have it bite them - then they have to go for a long very painful series of rabies shots!


Don't do that - you and your critter should be getting ready to have a party for your (soon to be) new PB !!

:- )
10/26/2008 03:42:21 PM · #20
My wild animal has been hunted and maimed and that's with hardly any votes coming in. A lot of bumping down I'm guessing.
10/26/2008 03:39:21 PM · #21
Votes: 198
Views: 387
Avg Vote: 6.4747
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1

Going to send my critter round to all the trolls and have it bite them - then they have to go for a long very painful series of rabies shots!

Message edited by author 2008-10-26 15:40:37.
10/26/2008 01:40:24 PM · #22
With 4 faves I would think you would be pleased with it! Have I commented on yours Deb? I'll have to get up early tomorrow to look at the results before heading up to Glasgow for three days.

Message edited by author 2008-10-26 13:41:09.
10/26/2008 01:36:58 PM · #23
Originally posted by Melethia:

Votes: 187
Views: 339
Avg Vote: 5.5668
Comments: 18
Favorites: 4

:-)


Wow, 4 favorites. I can't wait to see which one is yours.
10/26/2008 01:35:38 PM · #24
Votes: 187
Views: 339
Avg Vote: 5.5668
Comments: 18
Favorites: 4

:-) One more fav than Alain, and probably at least a point and a half below his score. Oddly, I'm still very pleased with this.

Message edited by author 2008-10-26 13:37:02.
10/26/2008 12:51:36 PM · #25
Originally posted by jhomrighaus:

I don't know why you guys are whining but I have seen an identical trend in almost every challenge I have entered, Saturday into sunday(or whatever days) the scores drop off a bit, they always seem higher earlier in the week, this is nothing new.


That's not exactly a comforting thought.

If that's going to be some kind of new trend for every challenge, I think I'd -- not so slowly -- stop entering challenges. I simply couldn't take that kind of minor disappointment challenge in and challenge out.

Still, out of the 10 challenges I've now completed (10th will end tonight), this is the first one that I've seen a drop in the last two days like this. Every other one I've crept up a bit. Every one.
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