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Wild Boys
Wild Boys

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Challenge: Hidden Gem IV (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Khwai River, Moremi, Okavango Delta, Botswana
Date: Feb 14, 2014
Galleries: Animals, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 10, 2014


[Jun. 17th, 2014 05:48:58 PM]

I used quite a heavy hand with the Nikon Shadow Protection option due the intense Botswana mid morning light creating deep shadows on the African Wild Dogs faces. The natural contrast is as much as I'd like without it being more unrealistic.

Rare and endangered they are a treat to see and only my 3rd ever wild sighting in 30+ years of trekking into the African bush. Watching the group play and interact in the water was an experience I will never forget.

Thank you for the wonderful and astute comments and votes.

Place: 107 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.0336
Avg (commenters): 6.8571
Avg (participants): 5.9688
Avg (non-participants): 6.3043
Views since voting: 315
Views during voting: 205
Votes: 119
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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06/23/2014 05:34:04 AM
Originally posted by balancedfox:

Honestly I am disappointed with how the voters treated this shot. A true wildlife shot, and a rare animal, and an action/story element.

You and me both! Maybe the 5 and lower voters thought it was two German Shepherds...
06/22/2014 12:07:21 PM
Honestly I am disappointed with how the voters treated this shot. A true wildlife shot, and a rare animal, and an action/story element.
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06/18/2014 02:15:15 PM
Truly a rare sight and you were fortunate to capture this. Not a big fan of the processing but I see people like it!
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06/18/2014 08:21:46 AM
gave this a ten
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/17/2014 11:13:32 PM
the overexposed color makes the shot beautiful on an abstract level, which contrasts with the faux violence on display.
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06/17/2014 12:18:04 PM
very human-like 10
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06/15/2014 03:59:50 AM
Wow, those teeth. Good catch!
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06/14/2014 07:21:18 PM
The scene captured here is excellent. However I would've preferred a contrast bump just to make the moment more dramatic and pop a bit more.
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06/12/2014 02:03:29 PM
Wow, intense. I bit too heavy with some of the editing for my taste.
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06/12/2014 01:41:29 PM
great shot, I would have darken the background
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06/11/2014 07:27:58 AM
This is really good.
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