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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-740UZ
Location: Greenville Zoo, Greenville, SC
Date: Mar 2, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/399 sec
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2006

One of the resident \'gators at the Greenville Zoo. He looked happy.

Post Processing: crop 1450x1450; in layers, copy bg in overlay mode 75% opacity; flatten image; in layers, copy bg in normal mode 100% opacity, apply gaussian blur, erase around alligator, touch up edges of gator; copy bg in soft light mode 50% opacity; flatten image; in layers, copy bg in normal mode 100% opacity, adjust hue and saturation; in layers copy bg normal mode 75% opacity adjust levels; flatten image; scale image; apply USM; save.

Place: 221 out of 369
Avg (all users): 5.3054
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.2756
Avg (non-participants): 5.3553
Views since voting: 774
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 203
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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03/13/2006 11:36:18 PM
Really nice detail you captured and the color is great.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2006 09:05:59 PM
i think this would look really good cropped down to give more focus to the head...i realize that would kind of ruin the square thing
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03/09/2006 10:41:00 AM
Nice shot of the Gator! Like the position on the rock. I shoot a lot in the Florida Everglades and see and take lots of photos of them.
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03/08/2006 04:17:03 PM
He is showing those pearly whites! Great capture.
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03/07/2006 08:06:43 PM
nice pic
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03/07/2006 07:44:34 PM
nice capture...yikes
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03/06/2006 10:46:51 PM
I love how he almost blends in with the rock.
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03/06/2006 09:57:00 AM
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