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Go Wild at the Dallas Zoo! Visit "The Wilds of Africa" Today!
Go Wild at the Dallas Zoo! Visit "The Wilds of Africa" Today!
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Billboard (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Dallas Zoo, Dallas TX
Date: Feb 27, 2005
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2005

This Mandrill was captured in mid-yawn and he looked pretty fierce! Shot thru glass at the Dallas Zoo using my Canon 75-300 IS USM.

Post processing was simply cropping to 640x320, boosting the sats a few points, and applying USM.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 148
Avg (all users): 6.5782
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.4783
Avg (non-participants): 6.6555
Views since voting: 1361
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 211
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/04/2005 11:55:42 PM
Geat detail, not over processed.real looking colors....bt 10
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03/04/2005 10:40:16 PM
Wild and wonderful, nice shot
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03/04/2005 08:09:07 PM
Great color and action! This would, and did, catch my eye at any speed.
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03/04/2005 03:31:20 PM
Apart from that prison-like, dull background, this is really impactful and would sell the zoo to me. Well composed and the space to the right would allow for text/logo very nicely.
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03/04/2005 02:54:50 PM
Terrific photograph! Great composition and well executed. Title's no good for a billboard; too long. "Go Wild. Dallas Zoo." would do the trick nicely. But that's beside the point here; this is a very good billboard image. 9
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03/03/2005 03:04:13 PM
Good colors and surprising enough to be very effective on a billboard.
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03/03/2005 06:02:51 AM
ok, i am voting this challenge in 2 passes. in this pass, you will get a partial comment and a score. then i will come back to comment again. if you have any problem whatsoever with this comment, pm me and let me know. otherwise, take it with a grain of salt...i'm not trying to be a know-it-all, i'm just explaining where i'm coming from in voting this challenge. and, if this comment is NOT helpful (of if you think i'm full of $#!+), don't mark it helpful.

billboards are a science unto themselves. a lot of research has gone into determining just how much information a person can digest and retain in specific time spans. they use this information to develop formulas for determining the number of words and letters to use on billboards, as well as their sizes. they also determine the size and number of visual elements to include.

the graphics/photograph on a billboard are designed to get the point across in a moment. on the road, a driver will have less time with a billboard than a voter will give your image. this is a key element in the challenge: composing a shot that will get its point across quickly and succintly. along those lines, a strong composition will probably have few details and make strong use of negative space.
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great idea, and very nice capture! to work as a billboard, it needs to be a lot less centered, to leave ample space for your verbiage. love the colors. hope this does well for you. good luck!
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03/02/2005 11:39:57 PM
Very nicely done. Not sure there is enough negative space for your message though...
TC
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03/02/2005 05:00:48 PM
My evaluation method of this challenge is as follows:
1. Did you catch my eye while I was driving by? Yes !
2. If I didn't catch the text while I was driving, did you intrigue me enough to look for this billboard again? Yes.
3. Did you sell your stuff to me? Yes.
4. Extra thoughts: Great photo, sells well. As an advertising it needs a little more edit on the background. (8)
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03/01/2005 12:51:13 PM
My favorite in the challenge. The Dallas Zoo should pay you for this one and use it! 10
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03/01/2005 06:37:28 AM
Good capture atract attention and well detailed.
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03/01/2005 04:42:23 AM
Great image... The focus and use of shallow DOF are good.
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02/28/2005 07:09:21 PM
Wild shot. Living in Omaha, home of The Henry Doorly Zoo, I see many zoo billboards.. Good luck on this screeching image...
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02/28/2005 04:15:25 PM
don't care about the titel, the image rocks ! 9
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02/28/2005 03:42:33 PM
I like the sharpness and color of teeth in this image. I know it was reccommended 2:1 ratio but I would have preffered you not go with 2:1 and move the mouth out of the middle a little. (cool rhyme!) A little more DOF would have been nice here too, but its not really a big deal considering that would have brought the rock in the background into sharper focus.
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02/28/2005 01:01:26 PM
Excellent job..love the baboon shot..would make an awesome billboard..
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02/28/2005 07:17:43 AM
why didn't you brush his teeth before shooting? they're OBVIOUSLY yellow. 3










Heheheh, just kidding. Good stuff!
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02/28/2005 06:27:56 AM
Nice baboon Laurie! This one gave my hubby the chills! LOL
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02/28/2005 01:24:33 AM
great image leaving space on right good idea i rate this a 8
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