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Challenge: Textures III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Tyler TX
Date: Jul 17, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 19, 2005

African elephant bull at the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler TX.

Place: 18 out of 614
Avg (all users): 6.3333
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.1878
Avg (non-participants): 6.6117
Views since voting: 1284
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 300
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)

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07/27/2005 01:33:46 AM
Congrats on the top 20 :) Certainly a nice image
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07/27/2005 12:06:18 AM
Great finish. I'm so pleased this did so well. Good job and congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/26/2005 08:41:29 PM
Wonderful shot of this elephant...one of best animal texture images...I like the fill the frame composition, too.
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07/26/2005 05:15:24 PM
Massive and totally gritty. A cool capture.
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07/26/2005 02:41:12 PM
I rated this photo the highest of all the elphant ones. The caked on mud. The earthy tones. Very nice. I gave it an 8.
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07/26/2005 07:02:40 AM
An interesting composition, with palpable texture. I suppose there will be comments both pro and con the centred eye.. put me down for pro in this case. 7
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07/25/2005 12:31:53 PM
looks slightly over sharpened. texture can be shown without extreme sharpening
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07/25/2005 01:18:06 AM
Looks like red clay..hmmm. Nice shot, good dof, nice composition, outstanding detail capture both light and dark
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07/23/2005 11:00:35 AM
Oh boy, are you going to get had in terms of originality on this one.

Check this out.

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07/23/2005 10:30:21 AM
I like the tight crop - yet you leave enough so we know what it is - i think
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07/23/2005 12:00:23 AM
very nice textures here...color, exposure focus and composition all strong.
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07/22/2005 12:58:09 PM
Nice composition. I nearly entered a similar shot in this challenge, a bit less thight (can be seen in my portfolio if you care). Good lighting with shadows and highlight details. However, I would venture a guess that it is a bit over sharpened.
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07/21/2005 08:21:40 PM
Excellent shot! I really like the way the texture popped out on his forehead and trunk-all the pebbling effect between the creases. Good job! "10"
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07/20/2005 10:31:41 AM
Wow. You won't get any complaints that this doesn't meet the challenge! I love the shot, and the composition is good. I do feel that compared to the rough, gritty look of the right side of the photo, the left side seems much smoother and makes the photo look a little unbalanced. But that's probably just me being too picky, so don't worry about losing points over that. ;o) Great shot!
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07/20/2005 10:17:57 AM
Awesome!!!! I had a shot almost exactly like this that I took while shooting the zoo challenge -- 2 days too early for the Textures challenge. I went back to try to re-shoot it and get it in this challenge, but the elephant wouldn't pose for me again. I think I'm glad now he didn't because this picture is probably much better :) Good job.
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07/20/2005 10:17:36 AM
Beautiful job. I love everything about this.
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07/20/2005 09:42:44 AM
Great elephant shot. The light and dark - terrific texture and detail. The sparkle in his eye makes the shot.
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07/20/2005 12:22:18 AM
there's a ton of texture here for sure. seems a little over sharp.
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07/20/2005 12:18:16 AM
Gave you a 7 but had to come back to change it to a 9. Here's my reasoning. This was too easy for this challenge, falling right after the zoo challenge. I thought of it myself (though I had an elephant butt - my protest, nevermind about that). But as I clicked on the 7 I said wait a minute. That's is a great image outside the challenge. Excellent lighting, focus, POV and composition. Give it what it deserves! So I changed your score to a 9. Sorry about the long winded explanation. Good luck in the challenge!
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