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Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Location: Al Areen, Bahrain
Date: Jan 21, 2006
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

I had a real dilemma with this challenge. There is limited wildlife left in Bahrain so a trip to the Al Areen Wildlife Park was on to find suitable subjects. I ended up with 4 viable options, several camel shots including this one, plus shots of a pair of pelicans, a young emu and a close up shot of the claws of an eagle.

In the end I decided to stay true to the desert region and use the camel. I only hope I made the right choice.

Very little post processing, minor adjustments in levels and curves, a small amount of cloning in the background.

Place: 143 out of 261
Avg (all users): 5.4562
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.0183
Avg (non-participants): 5.6712
Views since voting: 873
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 331
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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03/23/2006 05:53:11 AM
Hi Temba,
Was just crusing through DPC, and found you online. Good luck with DPC and over at fujimugs.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 02:26:31 PM
Looks like he was almost trying to smile
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01/31/2006 11:09:48 AM
great expression!
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01/31/2006 08:09:22 AM
This is just too cute! I love it!!
01/29/2006 10:26:35 PM
I think you might have used a larger or smaller aperture. The way it is, it looks too deeply in focus to have a certain "effect," and not deep enough in focus to really be "sharp." It's good, but it could have been better.
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01/29/2006 06:24:20 PM
Nice DOF but a little soft.
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01/28/2006 02:44:19 AM
Ha, great title. Nice shot.
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01/25/2006 09:57:14 PM
Cute title, nice shot
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01/25/2006 11:52:25 AM
Are they wild ? o_0
01/25/2006 11:41:45 AM
Given the spirit of the challenge was to capture a shot of wildlife in its natural environment, I find it most difficult to believe that this was done with your entry. Needless to say my vote on this was very low given those circumstances. When a photo does not do its best in composition to depict actual challenge guidelines, my stadegy for voting immediately stops and it becomes a DNMC to me.

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