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Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Mentor Lagoons, Mentor, Ohio
Date: Jan 23, 2006
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

Walking in a local park and suddenly had the feeling I was being watched. Looked to my left and there he was, staring at me! I was only able to get off two shots before he bolted.

Place: 135 out of 261
Avg (all users): 5.4851
Avg (commenters): 6.3571
Avg (participants): 5.2212
Avg (non-participants): 5.6034
Views since voting: 684
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 336
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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02/24/2006 04:21:31 PM
Congratulations! great catch.
02/06/2006 10:22:29 PM
*Critique Club*

" THAT'S RIGHT, THE BUCK STOPS HERE!" is a good Wildlife shot. I am really glad to see a real Wildlife shot as opposed to the tons of zoo shots. I love how natural shot is. Its like watching a nature show and you can hear the quite voice in the background saying "through the trees we spot a buck in its natural habit". The only things I would try is to tighten the crop on the left just a little so that you don't have such a bright white spot on the bottom left corner. Also the ear seems a little bright. I don't know if it over blown or the contrast to bring out the tree is just a little much. The trees are so amazing to show the natural environment. I really am suprised I did not see this shot place higher, it really is a differnt from the rest and stands out.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 05:39:53 PM
Well stalked and well taken!
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01/31/2006 10:58:53 AM
Great focus on the eyes peaking through the brush
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01/31/2006 08:45:56 AM
good a little blurred
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01/30/2006 01:22:30 PM
lovely amzing shame bout the trees but very good
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01/29/2006 11:18:23 PM
Nice going. Way to keep the foreground out of focus. I think this would probably score a little higher if there a more clear shot at the buck. But given the situation, any movement would have probably frightened him off.
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01/28/2006 08:58:45 AM
Nice natural framing with the focus.
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01/28/2006 08:15:41 AM
This image looks like an illusion type image, or even an impressionism style. I actually like it..... as it suit the shy deer very well.....
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01/27/2006 08:37:44 AM
Very nice catch! A little hot on the whites (ear and neck), but otherwise an interesting image. May look like your meter wanted to focus on the branches just in front of the deer (hate it when it does that!) and kept the deers head from being sharply focused. Giving you bonus points for just getting the shot in the first place! Well done.

Good luck in the challenge.
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01/25/2006 09:44:29 PM
I like the surreal effect of the brush in the foreground.
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01/25/2006 03:39:42 PM
Great shot!!
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01/25/2006 01:21:50 PM
this is a real nice photo!
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01/25/2006 01:16:58 PM
nice shot - he's well-camoflauged - beautiful
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01/25/2006 12:49:11 PM
Nicely done...would've preferred it without the distracting branches in the foreground but they work well with him looking surprised so it doesn't detract too much. Nice placement in the shot...I like it.
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01/25/2006 09:37:35 AM
awesome title! good reflexes on taking this picture I bet. I like how its through the trees. You get an interesting perspective like you are right there in the woods.
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01/25/2006 03:06:00 AM
The main subject is too hidden.

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