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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Collection: Challenge Photos
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee, WI
Date: Aug 27, 2004
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/10s
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2005

Shot with the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 L IS lens @ 160mm, hand-held through a glass enclosure. Editing details:
- USM
- Cropped
- Shadow/highlight tool
- Curves (selective)
- Dodge/burn
- Cloned a few very small areas
- Resized
- Soft focus effect (wth mask)
- Final tweak to curves
- Save for Web

Statistics
Place: 61 out of 530
Avg (all users): 6.4857
Avg (commenters): 7.6522
Avg (participants): 6.4717
Avg (non-participants): 6.5294
Views since voting: 1432
Views during voting: 542
Votes: 350
Comments: 29
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/02/2005 01:27:17 PM
This is too adorable not to fave!
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02/01/2005 12:16:22 AM
This should have placed higher. There are quite a few shots that this easily passes. Sometimes I don't understand the outcome of these challenges. :-/
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 09:30:38 PM
This is beautiful. The sharpness and DOF are perfect. I love the way the light is coming in from above and from the left, illuminating the baby's face (great catchlights!) I have one tiny nitpick with the crop. For some reason, my eye is drawn to the nipple along the right hand side. Maybe I'm just wierd :) A 10!
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01/30/2005 05:42:13 PM
great eyes
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01/30/2005 05:54:11 AM
If it was a little sharper on the baby's face.... anyways 8 and good luck
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01/28/2005 02:14:00 AM
Lovely emotion and sensitive capture, great lighting.
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01/26/2005 06:52:07 PM
So sweet!
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01/26/2005 12:27:08 PM
Well seen and composed.
Those eyes!! Had this been just a little clearer, it would have been in the top ten in my opinion. ((8))
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01/25/2005 10:17:52 PM
Needs a deeper depth of field.
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01/23/2005 06:06:17 AM
what an incredible capture. that look says it all. i really hope this gets the attention it deserves, and that it doesn't get lost in the shuffle of this huge challenge. just look at those catchlights. wow... great work. as i have nothing further to offer, i'm just going to sit back and enjoy it for a moment, if you don't mind. good luck in the challenge!
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01/22/2005 10:40:45 PM
Absolutely adorable!
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01/22/2005 06:00:06 AM
Beautiful tender ape portrait. Not my favourite of the challenge, but I guarentee it will fill that role for many. You can't help but fall for those eyes. It doesn't get any cuter.
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01/19/2005 10:41:36 PM
I've never seen so much emotion on a a shot that doesn;'t include people...
TC
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01/19/2005 03:02:31 PM
As it is, this is a good photo, if it was a little sharper, it would be great. Not that keen on the title, but that's personal taste.
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01/19/2005 01:11:13 PM
How amazing of a capture is THAT! It's a beautiful photo, and I hope it does really well!!!
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01/18/2005 11:15:13 PM
Just magical! Only nits to pick are the slight lack of sharpness around the eyes and that nipple that's barely in the frame on the right (I'd have cloned it out). Otherwise a fantastic photo - 8
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01/18/2005 09:47:48 PM
Is there a place more secure than in mother's arms?
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01/18/2005 09:19:38 AM
wonderful shot - real shame it's so blurry, but sure that couldn't be helped for whatever reason. My pic for 1st if sharp - as is still very good though :D 8 as it is.
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01/18/2005 06:05:23 AM
Wonderful capture. Beautiful and creative photography here. Nice one.
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01/17/2005 11:12:35 PM
A sweet shot, your lighting, details, focus perfect.
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01/17/2005 05:17:48 PM
Excellent.
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01/17/2005 01:32:53 PM
wow this is great. what a nice place to be to capture such a wonderful shot
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01/17/2005 12:37:42 AM
Adorable. Nice focus and catchlights in the eyes. Maybe clone out the mother's nipple since it's only partially in the shot.
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01/16/2005 06:16:52 PM
Aren't you on my FAVORITES list? Typical excellence. ...9...
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01/16/2005 04:19:54 PM
Love the lighting and composition. Would have liked to seen a larger apeture to help bring the entire image into focus, as I think the mother's hands help with impact of the image. A good capture of our cousins.
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01/16/2005 02:37:48 PM
Fantastic emotional shot. Great lighting. Fine composition. Very good focus and DOF. Hope this does well in the voting.
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01/16/2005 01:55:44 PM
Tender! Nice capture of emotion and moment! Seems like it could be just a little sharper on the baby's eyes, the blur is just a little unsettling.
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01/16/2005 01:24:22 AM
Focus seems a little soft to me. Are you using a filter?

Very special moment you have captured.
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01/16/2005 12:25:38 AM
I wish the dof was deeper so that the hands of the mother were in focus
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