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Challenge: Home Sweet Home (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Back garden
Date: May 27, 2003
Aperture: f5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Family, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2003

This is the place she (Blossom) calls home.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 175
Avg (all users): 5.9082
Avg (commenters): 6.3667
Avg (participants): 5.5870
Avg (non-participants): 6.1652
Views since voting: 1018
Votes: 207
Comments: 32
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/09/2003 09:13:27 AM
Hi Marbo! This is a Critique Club critique (and my first, so let me know if it is detailed enough...)

This image completely captures the idea of the assignment in a very clear and literal fashion. I like the word play in the title. It is a whimsical shot and although fairly ordinary in its content, I think it the context of the challenge it works well.

From a technical standpoint, your tonal range is very good. Exposure is good, even on the highlighted areas of the head and top of the shell. DOF is a bit shallow as can be seen where the leg in the background blurs too much. Textural details are brought out very well with the skin surfaces of the legs and head and the folds of the neck being the most obvious. Seeing the tongue gives extra interest.

I assume this is a pet or a friendly local turtle from the fact that you've given her(?) a name. As such, I would think that you might have been able to position her better in the shot, avoiding some of the foreground grass that is occluding her tongue and face.

Overall, a fun ordinary shot of a common animal, but one that was executed nicely.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2003 11:49:31 PM
look at his tongue! That's fabulous! What a great shot. I can't get over the expression on his face. 10.
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06/03/2003 11:17:17 PM
LOL - that's funny. He's got his tongue out for the pic.
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06/03/2003 10:12:26 PM
Great focus, lighting, clarity. And extremely funny. Great work!
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06/03/2003 09:30:26 PM
That's funny... :>) Nice shot...
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06/03/2003 05:50:16 PM
Great title.
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06/03/2003 02:24:11 PM
Love this shot/idea, but framing is a bit off for me (can't put my finger on it exactly), so couldn't give the 10
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06/03/2003 01:55:03 PM
The skin of the turtle adds nice texture to the photo.
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06/03/2003 01:36:39 PM
Nice image. I really like the idea and the value and contrast that the color provides. Good job.
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06/03/2003 11:48:10 AM
is he sticking his tongue out? :) Cool shot, though not quite the place you call home, it is that turtle's. I think I would have liked to see a little more of his shell in this shot.
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06/03/2003 05:40:24 AM
Damn cute - and a nice shot too!
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06/02/2003 11:38:37 PM
As the title indicates (and the challenge topic), the main subject should be the shell not the turtle. Ignoring this, the image is composed and exposed well.
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06/02/2003 07:44:47 PM
lol. love the tongue.
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06/02/2003 01:35:27 PM
This is a very nice photo. I love these little guys, but IMO it doesn't meet the challenge =1
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06/02/2003 01:49:06 AM
Nice title and shot. 7.5 if I could good work!
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06/02/2003 01:39:40 AM
A Ten....Great title!
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06/01/2003 08:29:03 PM
Nice composition, well focused. Good job.
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06/01/2003 01:10:32 AM
tortoises are my favourite species! i love this shot damn it.
good focus and use of DOF on this photo. i checked again and decided it's worth an 8
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05/30/2003 05:40:17 PM
nice detailed photo but i dont think this meets the challenge....
Photograph the place you call home"
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05/30/2003 04:56:58 PM
Excellent photo. Great title. I love how you were able to capture the tongue. Great concept, very creative. The color balance is nice & the lighting isn't over-powering. All around great pic. One of my faves for sure. Good luck.
-- Will you be making a print available on this?
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05/29/2003 02:03:47 PM
Nice Picture
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05/29/2003 01:33:07 PM
Well done. I like the extra 'personality' of the tongue sticking out. Focus is right on.
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05/29/2003 01:11:17 PM
Great shot & idea.
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05/28/2003 02:15:55 PM
Heheh...
Maybe some more emphasis on the shell, for this challenge.
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05/28/2003 02:08:57 PM
Good idea indeed, well done - 9.
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05/28/2003 01:30:56 PM
I love the tongue sticking out. Good picture.
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05/28/2003 01:04:30 PM
Cute title/interpretation of the challenge. Nicely done!
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05/28/2003 12:01:12 PM
nice take on the challenge. I love that tongue! Great detail and color.
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05/28/2003 09:42:55 AM
I'm going to have to grade this down a bit for not being about YOUR home, IMHO. This is of course just my own (perhaps over-narrow) interpretation of the challenge, but I have to draw lines somewhere to make judging easier, and I feel people who tried to shoot their own home deserve a better chance at high scores.
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05/28/2003 02:42:01 AM
Where's the bathroom? Right at the back? :)
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05/28/2003 01:45:41 AM
In all my life, I have never seen a turtle tounge......Thank you! He is so cute too.
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05/28/2003 12:56:36 AM
Is he sticking his tongue out at me?? Great title.
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