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Challenge: At the Zoo (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: L.A. Zoo
Date: Jul 15, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2005

Wait, wait, wait, then more waiting. Ahh... at last he gets up and moves. Here he is checking out someone with peaked interest.

Open, raw adjustments, crop, dodge & burn, minor clowing of distracting straw, re-crop, size, USM, border, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 198
Avg (all users): 6.2692
Avg (commenters): 7.5185
Avg (participants): 6.0256
Avg (non-participants): 6.5128
Views since voting: 1637
Views during voting: 473
Votes: 234
Comments: 29
Favorites: 7 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2005 11:55:11 PM
Wow! How did you get studio lighting in a zoo? 10
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07/24/2005 11:51:11 PM
He appears stuffed, right? The shot is really well done and the spotlight effect is quite effective.
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07/24/2005 11:20:14 PM
Best of the big cat shots IMHO!
TC
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07/24/2005 11:03:22 PM
I don't know what you did to make this look so much like an oil painting, but I like it a lot...the way the light falls (did you use the spotlight filter?)and the slight blurring of face is lovely in effect.
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07/24/2005 11:01:43 PM
Incredible capture. Beautiful lighting and clarity. 10
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07/24/2005 10:12:29 PM
Beautifully taken. Looks like a painting. Wonderful expression.
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07/24/2005 07:22:23 PM
This is an incredible image!! The light is absolutely beautiful. You must have gotten in the cage with him... now that's dedication!
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07/24/2005 06:39:18 PM
great portrait and lighting
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07/24/2005 05:54:03 PM
Terrific shot. Great lighting and color. The eyes are crystal clear.
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07/24/2005 01:17:12 AM
Looks like a painting.
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07/23/2005 02:25:09 PM
the painting look is cool. howd you do it? im not too fond of the feet though..
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07/23/2005 11:32:15 AM
beautiful - could easily hang this. love the soft tones
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07/22/2005 02:43:36 PM
really nice, looks illustrated, I'll bet you're getting hammered on that. Really nice work, the best thing I've seen come out of a zoo in a long time.
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07/20/2005 05:47:49 PM
feels like the eyes have been boosted whilst the rest has been 'taken back'. Not sure I like the contrast, however I do like the lighting effect
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07/19/2005 09:35:01 PM
This is my number 1 pick for this challenge - it is beautiful!
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07/19/2005 06:27:27 PM
That's a great pose of a great beast. Wonderful composition too. Probably without all the Photoshopping I'd give this a 10. Unfortunately, you're at the mercy of the phillistine masses, of which I am one. The way this poor lionized lion looks, I'd expect to see it on a fuzzy blanket at a flea market. I'm going to find out where you live after the challenge ends, and come & take your silly lionizing filter away from you. Though you don't deserve it after slaughtering this photo, i'm going to give you a 7 anyway, just because I like you. Don't let me catch you lionizing any more lions or I'll report you to the SPCA. That also goes for womanizing any women!
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07/19/2005 04:23:20 PM
Is this a photograph of a painting? I can't put my finger on what makes this look unreal.
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07/19/2005 01:28:12 PM
Is this a photo of a painting? Something about it doesn't look "real". The eyes and cheek/whiskers have so much more detail than the rest of the image (and there's a black spot underneath the lowest whisker that looks unnatural). I like the lighting. If this is a real lion, then I think you should give a tutorial on how you got it to look like a painting! I'm not crazy about the eyes. An interesting shot, nonetheless.
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07/19/2005 12:05:36 PM
Wow!!! When I ran accross the shot my immediate thought was CLASSIC. What a great grab. It looksas though he justhad his mane done. You handled the obvious lighting challenge skillfully. This is a winner! imo
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07/19/2005 10:36:31 AM
I don't know what's going on, but it more look like a painting than a photo to me. From your title, it looks like it was the effect your were after. Definately look edited too much to me. Still, nice capture of the lion's eyes
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07/18/2005 10:18:37 PM
A ton of work, but wow what an effect! I hope you show the original nad go through the steps.
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07/18/2005 09:04:43 PM
at the zoo, not the museum
nice shot.....10
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07/18/2005 12:42:08 PM
This looks like a painting, almost unreal. If it is a photo - you caught a wonderful shot.
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07/18/2005 12:14:34 PM
This is so regal looking! The lighting is spectacular being right there just in his face area and around his paws. He definitely looks like King of the Jungle!!!!! I would not be at all surprised to see this one in the winner's circle :) 10
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07/18/2005 08:28:19 AM
Wow! Looks like a painting! Great eyes!
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07/18/2005 07:49:58 AM
Lovely photo and I appreciate your efforts at post editing, however I feel its a little over done, especially the eyes & whiskers. The lighting effects are good though.
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07/18/2005 06:49:55 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
07/18/2005 12:26:35 AM
Simply outsanding. 8
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07/18/2005 12:24:57 AM
The dodging/burning is overdone and the eyes are very unnatural. I would have liked to have seen a less processed image, and I think it would have done fine.
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