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Challenge: At the Zoo (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
Location: The Dublin Zoo, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 16, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8sec
Galleries: Emotive, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2005

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 198
Avg (all users): 6.5339
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.4167
Avg (non-participants): 6.6552
Views since voting: 3453
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 236
Comments: 46
Favorites: 41 (view)


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06/17/2006 07:49:37 AM
thought provoking image - nice work.

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06/16/2006 04:08:59 PM
Really captivating, great shot! love the grain, works EXTREAMLY well here, love it!
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04/01/2006 12:48:05 AM
I've come back to this shot and like it even more. One of those classics, I think.
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07/26/2005 11:17:35 PM
Doesn't matter how many times I look at this picture, it still sends a little jab to my heart. One of my favorites from this challenge. Your gallery choices were right on target as well. :-)

Jen
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07/25/2005 10:01:42 PM
Great photo, almost there regarding the challenge I can see, sorry on your behalf! ;) The toning is perfect.
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07/25/2005 09:57:25 PM
Man..and I avoided looking at this challenge...this is awesome, profound and poetic. A fav!
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07/25/2005 09:25:40 PM
awesome picture man
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07/25/2005 08:18:20 PM
beautiful. sad.
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07/25/2005 09:26:28 AM
In my opinion this was one of the best pictures; because of this elephant's stark and brutal surroundings, the message is unmistakeable. It would do well as the World Wildlife Fund poster...
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07/25/2005 01:42:55 AM
This shot stands alone as more than just a pretty picture.
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07/25/2005 01:10:15 AM
original, awesome framing, the toning adds a quiet sense of nostalgia that for me fits with my perception of your message. you were right about me liking this :)
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07/25/2005 12:39:34 AM
As careful as I am, I missed this image. That is I placed it on my placeholder of 6 and never returned to it for final evaluation. I am ashame because it is an image with a good message. I ask for forgiveness.

Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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07/25/2005 12:24:26 AM
Good to see social commentary being rewarded amidst all the very pretty, anthropomorphic shots. Congrats on top 20!
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07/25/2005 12:14:12 AM
A definate 10 from me when I voted, buddy. I added it to favourites as soon as I saw it, wonderful wonderful wonderful
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07/25/2005 12:07:35 AM
This was my favorite for this challenge. This photo makes a strong impression. Well composed, great range of tone. Unique.
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07/25/2005 12:05:55 AM
I was wondering who this was, and now in hindsight, I can see your style in this. My highest scoring image in the challenge personally. Great work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2005 06:17:39 PM
the inner "frame" around the elephant and the colors really make this stand out. it's an interesting photo. 10.
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07/24/2005 05:31:11 PM
This is very striking image that portrays Zoo life perfectly. You have used the framing to help draw the viewer into the stark concrete arena that houses this sad but majestic animal.I may have cropped a little tighter but that is just personal taste.

If people are looking for emotion when they voting this should be a clear winner. But this is DPC and probably a happy feel image will win, in my book this is the best and my favorite.
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07/24/2005 03:33:42 PM
excellent composition and mood. nice use of toning. i have ahd another look and bumped this up a point. easliy the best shot in the group. well done!
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07/24/2005 02:03:10 AM
Oh wow! I'm not so sure I like the angle, it's a little misleading. But overall this picture is so artistic and beautiful. I love how the contrast is high and the picture is really sharp looking. Good job on this one and I hope you do well.
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07/23/2005 04:17:32 PM
I love this photo so much but it seems so overdone and fake. How did you do the framing and such in a real zoo?
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07/22/2005 05:26:11 PM
Wow! What a stunning image. Beautifully toned, superbly framed, wonderful range of tones and textures. Despite that anthropomorphic smile this is a sad image for me as it emphasises the drab confined life of a zoo elephant compared to a wild one...
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07/22/2005 09:31:54 AM
Very nice. One of the more interesting takes on the challenge. Hope to see you in the top three.
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07/22/2005 08:18:21 AM
Touching and sad photograph..very good capture with a message..I like the duotone or sepia use here, it works well.
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07/21/2005 08:40:15 PM
You have captured the essence of humans in power.. wonderful photograph.. wonderful title. It saddens me to see images such as this .. a beautiful proud social creature behind bars in what is obviously a drab life.
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07/21/2005 12:51:43 PM
Interesting use of framing. The elephant looks very flat to me, not sure if a color version would help or not. Else Good technically - 5
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07/21/2005 08:32:38 AM
10 for originality.
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07/20/2005 10:51:54 PM
bravo! bra-vo! almost remids me of that elephant man movie.. rugged and old fashion, sepia. dude you get a awesome score from me.
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07/20/2005 12:59:28 PM
I love the optical illusion created by the metal frame - an elephant in a box. It's quite wonderful.
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07/19/2005 11:25:17 PM
BY FAR, my favorite photo in this challenge. Excellent composition, excellent tone. Makes me think too. Very nice job. 10.
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07/19/2005 10:55:12 PM
Wow! There is such a feel to this picture! Love the color change to this.
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07/19/2005 05:17:19 PM
Great use of colour tone and natural frame, very nice. I'll bet the lighting was tough too, not that you'd know from the photo, though. Geat job. If I stare long enough I can see him scratching his bum on the wall.
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07/19/2005 04:57:36 PM
I like this editorial comment. Good job.
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07/19/2005 11:57:47 AM
I really like the contrast the B&W provides in this image.
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07/19/2005 10:28:10 AM
This is a really nice shot! Good job!
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07/19/2005 12:10:43 AM
oh, this is so sad. excellent color/lighting. one of my highest rated this challenge. good luck.
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07/18/2005 09:04:40 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Color/Contrast: 2/2
Composition: 1/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
My Subjective Affinity: 1/2

This photo was exposed perfect, and the elephant, even at a distance, appears so clear. However, the two things that detract from the overall image are the branch (?) hanging down over the rear of the elephant and the extra room on top and bottom of the image, above and below the rails.
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07/18/2005 09:03:23 PM
VERY emotional shot. It reminds me of some demented scientist's laboratory from the 1930s. Really nice work - I know that for me, whenever people tell me that a photo of mine evoked a strong feeling from them, I feel that I was successful. Good job.
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07/18/2005 08:36:40 PM
This is so sad! The condition of the cage and the dispair of the animal is truly horrific. You get a 10 for reminding us that not all zoos are wonderful and bright!
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07/18/2005 08:08:57 PM
Really tugs at the heart strings... only criticism is that it feels a little awkward with the diagonal positioning of the bottom log of the enclosure. Feels like the elephant is going to slide out the side of the photo.
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07/18/2005 07:45:34 PM
very emotive picture
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07/18/2005 12:46:46 PM
or neglected.... 9.
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07/18/2005 12:14:35 PM
great in sepia good work
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07/18/2005 11:00:25 AM
what a sad photo. yeah, this is the zoo alright.
no one could ever mistake that... 10
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07/18/2005 07:50:29 AM
Since I am lacking in technical skills, I cannot give helpful comments. I am strictly a photo buff who is trying to improve, but as to telling you what is wrong or right, I am in no position to say. I am simply voting based on whether I like the picture or not. Sorry, maybe someday I will be able to give helpful advice
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07/18/2005 01:51:17 AM
Beautifully framed. 10
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