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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Colchester Zoo
Date: Nov 13, 2005
Aperture: f4
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 15 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.8172
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.7308
Avg (non-participants): 7.0366
Views since voting: 1856
Views during voting: 458
Votes: 290
Comments: 41
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/06/2006 11:08:22 PM
Incredible capture! but speak for yourself hahaha :)
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04/30/2006 02:33:58 PM
So intense a look. Yup its Grandpa! Great PP.
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12/08/2005 06:21:27 PM
Thanks for your PM and I'm still "in luv". ; ) This was my pick for top 3. I mean how can anyone miss this incredible and insightful capture of this soul so human, it just escapes me!
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12/08/2005 12:33:39 PM
Looks pretty much like Bush to me. :) Really, really nice shot!
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12/08/2005 11:37:05 AM
What a character study! Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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12/08/2005 11:18:32 AM
Stunned this didn't ribbon... Absolutely incredible shot and processing. Congrats on the strong finish in a VERY tough challenge.
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12/08/2005 10:37:53 AM
Congrats on your nice finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 11:49:29 PM
back for comments.. great image and processing
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12/07/2005 06:39:21 PM
Very nicely exposed. The only thing I don't care for is the way the vignetting seems to hug him. 7
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12/07/2005 03:32:26 PM
Where'd you get a picture of my cousin sid?
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12/07/2005 12:00:46 PM
Perfect lighting and expression. Face seems a tad oversharpened but overall an excellent portrait.
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12/07/2005 09:26:52 AM
Nice capture of the eyes and face. Good luck
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12/06/2005 05:30:28 PM
Great DOF, fantastic color and focus, top 10 for sure.
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12/06/2005 04:56:26 PM
Great detail of this very thoughtful face. What fantastic eyes.
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12/06/2005 02:07:37 PM
Very good deatil and contrast in the face. Great photo!
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12/06/2005 01:44:55 PM
Wow, Id like to see the rest of your family. LOL, -10
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12/05/2005 11:25:55 PM
Very cool. Nice catchlight in the eyes, good clarity in the face. I love the bit of straw(?) he has in his mouth. The yellowy outline is a bit distracting, I think it would stand to be darker.
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12/05/2005 06:07:43 PM
Nice capture. Composition is nice and the detail, DOF, and focus is great..... 8
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12/05/2005 04:52:33 PM
I like the pose and the overall image I think a closer crop on the face would give more impact
Good lighting and detail well done
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12/05/2005 12:17:02 PM
Spectacular detail on the face, and I like how the fur then just fades in detail and the background almost creates a halo. Very very well done.
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12/05/2005 11:23:29 AM
What a sweet face. Nice composition and focus. Good Luck
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12/04/2005 09:39:16 PM
Amazing clarity on his face and love the expression. The light to dark in the background is a little distracting. Good luck!
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12/04/2005 03:05:37 PM
Great "portrait" indeed! Bumping it up on another look to 10. It's a great study on bringing out its human face.
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12/03/2005 01:12:43 PM
Looks like a poster! Nice job.
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12/02/2005 10:26:52 PM
Beautiful, his expression is wonderful and the piece of grass in his mouth is priceless. One of my two 10s.
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12/02/2005 10:24:48 PM
Cousin Joey. Wonderful portrait.

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 08:08:08.
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12/02/2005 08:58:25 PM
Kudos to you. This is a tightly framed composition that focuses our attention solely on the subject face. The face of this chimpanzee has so much character - the textures and tones of the facial features gives us a 'map' to explore. Then we see the eyes, the eyes that hold that spark of intellience as this chimp seems to be staring back at us.
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12/02/2005 06:18:10 PM
What a gorgeous, knowing look on its face! Great Capture! 8
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12/02/2005 03:05:55 PM
9 - Excellent. Good color, texture, focus, crop, background and character. Criticism; not much, want to say the nose a bit sharper, but likely difficult to get those eyes so good as you have, not sure. Like the leaf/grass(?) in the mouth (if that also were sharper, be even better) and the bits of grass(?) 'here and there' on the fur, which maybe, a fraction more detail/texture in may have made this even better (the focus shift issues aside) but not sure on that as I like this like it is. Doesn't look over-processed, which is good. Maybe, wider (640), but not sure, like the vertical framing - also would depend what you had to work with. Great shot as is. Title (minor), 'works', but those eyes lend themselves to a more befitting title, 'maybe'. edit:wording

Message edited by author 2005-12-08 15:40:09.
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12/02/2005 11:36:13 AM
OMG, I hope not.
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12/02/2005 09:15:02 AM
I like the depth of field. Great clarity and detail in his wonderful face. Nice job.
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12/01/2005 09:38:33 PM
oustanding!-10!
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12/01/2005 08:52:04 PM
This is such a great shot! The eyes really tell a story. Outstanding focus and sharpness in the eyes (not over done!), great DOF, wonderful rich colors and textures....nice! <9>
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12/01/2005 07:32:29 PM
Awesome photo, 10!
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12/01/2005 05:18:12 PM
Excellent picture, as I look at it though, the halo effect is a minus, not a plus. Have to knock one point for that. Still a 7.
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12/01/2005 03:35:11 PM
I'm a sucker for a monkey shot, this is great detail, beautiful work. 10
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12/01/2005 01:30:32 PM
Great focus.
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12/01/2005 11:54:31 AM
Focus is perfect, maybe its the halo and black im not sure about
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12/01/2005 11:14:03 AM
WOWOW... That is just haunting. He is looking right through me. Absolutely amazing capture. Perfect focus, DOF, color, crop - you name it. Congratulations on a stupendous shot. 11! (And my newest Favorite!)
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12/01/2005 05:55:38 AM
Oh cute
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12/01/2005 01:30:27 AM
Excellent DOF
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