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Challenge: Shapes II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5600Z
Location: zoo
Date: Jan 2, 2006
Aperture: 3.48
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Jan 2, 2006

-brightness & contrast adjust

Place: 93 out of 366
Avg (all users): 5.6716
Avg (commenters): 5.3750
Avg (participants): 5.5263
Avg (non-participants): 5.8116
Views since voting: 1123
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 271
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0

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10/05/2006 06:40:42 AM
I'll stay clear from the challenge topic..

This is a perfect shot for me. I love the capture..
Good details and composition.. :)
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06/08/2006 03:58:14 AM
This doesn't really address how you met the challenge or not - I'm just going on the basis of the picture by itself.

I think I would have prefered to see more than one zebra head - since there are obviously several bodies there, it looks like the single head is kind of sticking up out of place... but I do know that's how zebra shots kind of work. I like the top part, as it gives an environment for the zebras that is natural - it's neat to see no bars or fences in this shot. I agree that the levels or contrast could have been adjusted.
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01/11/2006 06:27:28 AM
I gave this a 5. Definitely was more of a pattern shot than a shape shot in my opinion. The fact that the Shape Challenge followed the Pattern Challenge - didn't help a lot of people. Maybe, dependent on what you had to work with quality wise, a tighter crop/zoom in on a more distinct shape within the pattern somewhere may have helped this, not sure. As for your b&w v the color, my opinion is (especially after viewing the color), that, given the background in this shot and the amount of it, the color version works better (although the green a bit more vivid to boost the contrast would have helped in that in my opinion). Again though, a variation &/or tighter crop of this, would make the b&w more effective, in my opinion. edit to add:likely a 5 as well if you'd submitted the color version instead

Message edited by author 2006-01-11 06:29:16.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2006 09:26:54 PM
This is a great pattern picture, but unfortunately, to my eye, there is so much pattern that you can't see the shape of the zebras.
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01/10/2006 01:08:56 PM
This has a lot of potential, but is a bit dark. Adjusting the levels and contrast could help a lot.
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01/09/2006 05:35:00 PM
good photo
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01/08/2006 07:02:05 PM
To my eyes this says pattern more than shapes, but that's just me. They are truly beautiful creatures.
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01/08/2006 03:49:02 PM
I think this is more a pattern shot, rather than an example of shape.
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01/07/2006 12:35:46 PM
Cute. Compostion leaves the photo to seem as though its cut in half.
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01/07/2006 04:12:00 AM
Nnice! I would like to see a tighter crop, although this really isn't bad either. 8.
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01/07/2006 01:17:38 AM
More suited to a stripes challenge, than a shape challenge, but it is a good strong image all the same.....
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01/06/2006 01:46:34 PM
Nice capture, not-so-central-composition/crop and blurred background would be better. I like the pose.
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01/06/2006 07:23:09 AM
DNMC I'm afraid stripes are not shapes, but patterns.
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01/05/2006 08:38:10 PM
very well done 8
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01/05/2006 02:33:03 PM
Love the picture. Zebras are such great subjects, but I think this would have fit the Pattern challenge better than the Shapes challenge.
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01/05/2006 01:06:00 PM
Very nice pattern! Could be very interesting to see it with a much more shallow DoF.
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01/04/2006 04:49:21 PM
I think this would work better if more were cropped off the top. There seems to be too much empty space. I do like how the one zebra seems to be looking at you while all the others munch away.
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01/04/2006 08:32:42 AM
Needed one unit for display.
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01/04/2006 01:04:21 AM
This seems like more of a pattern than a shape.
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