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Leaf me alone
2nd PlaceLeaf me alone
BrennanOB


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Camouflage (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Back Yard, Walnut Creek, CA
Date: Nov 15, 2005
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60th
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2005

Snakes can't say no when you want them to model. Rudy the snakee was tossed in a bucket of fall leaves and picked up over and over to keep him on top of the leaves. He is my kind of model, he never bites.
shot in RAW, converted in CL1 with little change, then sent to PSCS where it was slightly desaturated as it was just too vibrant to be belived. sharpened, shrunk for web, and usm again.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 169
Avg (all users): 7.0575
Avg (commenters): 7.8387
Avg (participants): 6.6579
Avg (non-participants): 7.1857
Views since voting: 9339
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 313
Comments: 48
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/02/2005 05:42:42 PM
Good shot and good title! Congratulations!
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11/29/2005 08:44:32 AM
AMAZING COLOR
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11/26/2005 06:14:09 PM
nice picture, I like how the picture looks so natural but i know how it was done by reading your comments.
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11/26/2005 08:34:37 AM
Rudy's a cool snake! Glad you persisted...great shot. Congratulations!
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11/24/2005 05:54:23 PM
My favorite of the top 3. The colors are great and the tones are subtle. Congratulations on your latest ribbon.
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11/23/2005 07:16:24 PM
love the colours in this and your title ! Well Done !
-Lisa
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11/23/2005 12:09:46 PM
Very nice example of camouflage. I'd love to see the fully saturated version you say was "too vibrant"; my quibble with this one was it seemed a little flat... Congrats on ribbon!
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11/23/2005 11:28:40 AM
Congrats...Awesome shot..!!
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11/23/2005 09:48:24 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon with this colorful capture so well suited for this challenge!
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11/23/2005 02:54:49 AM
Congrats on your ribbon!
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11/23/2005 01:18:52 AM
congrats on your ribbon I liked this very much and I gave it a 10
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11/23/2005 01:05:17 AM
A "charmer" indeed. Congratulations on your YELLOW!
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11/23/2005 12:37:36 AM
Very, very nice, Brennan.
Good work.
Good score.
Pretty snake.
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11/23/2005 12:23:15 AM
I was hopping this would score a blue ribbon, but any ribbon is great! I like everythign about this picture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/22/2005 03:57:55 PM
Awesome picture.
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11/22/2005 03:31:06 PM
very pretty.
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11/22/2005 12:46:18 PM
beautiful colors... nice shot!
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11/21/2005 02:46:59 AM
Ooo- love the colors. Very nice camouflage.
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11/19/2005 10:53:05 PM
Niccccccce shot. The colors are really good.
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11/19/2005 06:33:53 PM
Nice find! Great rich colors! Fits challenge perfectly!
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11/19/2005 06:19:08 PM
I love the colors and the comp. With a bit more contrast this is a ten.
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11/19/2005 05:14:26 PM
this is one of myfavorites in the whole challenge, I don't imagine I would have seen him sitting in those lieave. :) The vibrant colors in this are the strong point I think, having a bit more yellow would have been great. I think possibly a different crop could have done wonders also. but I still really like this.
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11/19/2005 08:02:34 AM
That's a great photo. The colors are wonderful.
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11/18/2005 10:16:47 PM
Nice capture, really fits the challenge, good luck
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11/18/2005 07:40:50 PM
Beauitiful colours and natural camaflauge
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11/18/2005 04:17:59 PM
Wonderful camosnake. perfect selection of leaves for the snake.
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11/18/2005 03:03:50 PM
Excellent.
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11/18/2005 10:38:45 AM
Real fascinating colors and no doubt good camoflage.
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11/18/2005 10:17:18 AM
good capture
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11/18/2005 01:22:16 AM
Very nice shot! I love the colours!! It looks very nice!
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11/17/2005 09:13:19 PM
8 - Good meet of Challenge. Very nice colors. Criticism; different composition if possible, either sharper angle (face more at the fore), or the inclusion of the entire body, depending what you had to work with, may have made this even better in my opinion. Difficult with such a small snake though.
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11/17/2005 05:07:24 AM
What a nice picture! The colors are beautiful, the snake really blends in to these leaves. Perfect for the challenge and well taken, too.
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11/17/2005 12:35:41 AM
Don't like snakes, but I like this photo. Good luck!
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11/16/2005 11:15:04 PM
nice how did you see this. Glad im not picking up the leaves
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11/16/2005 08:06:14 PM
This is a great shot...natural or composed?
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11/16/2005 06:33:50 PM
Now is this beauty your snake or one you found in the wild. I love corns, they are so beautiful.
Autumn really is thier season.
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11/16/2005 05:33:05 PM
I think if it wasn't centered it would have been more impacting...
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11/16/2005 03:25:14 PM
Good colors and wonderful capture - 8
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11/16/2005 02:42:05 PM
I hate snakes... great picture however! Was this just in your yard? lol...

Message edited by author 2005-11-24 13:58:50.
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11/16/2005 12:01:57 PM
VERY NICE..!!
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11/16/2005 10:20:10 AM
Very cool.
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11/16/2005 06:48:22 AM
i'd like this more without the silly title :p
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11/16/2005 06:25:21 AM
Good tiltle, good photo
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11/16/2005 06:24:33 AM
great shot!
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11/16/2005 05:38:59 AM
NIce colour contrast of red and Yellow!
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11/16/2005 01:57:45 AM
Nice job, certainly blends into fall foliage, wonder what he does in the summer.
I think the areas where the table shows through aren't really the strongest.
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11/16/2005 01:53:14 AM
Best I have seen yet! 10
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11/16/2005 01:10:52 AM
Love the colors! Nice shot...
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