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Challenge: Free Study XI (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: National Zoo
Date: Apr 30, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2006

A wolf I caught. He was afraid but was too thirsty not to drink. Caught some great ape pictures but figured I submitted too many of those...

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Thanks for all the comments and the favorites!

No neat image here - jist a bit of gaussian blur to add a little softness.

original here:


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Statistics
Place: 5 out of 211
Avg (all users): 6.9005
Avg (commenters): 8.3636
Avg (participants): 6.6827
Avg (non-participants): 7.1609
Views since voting: 7256
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 191
Comments: 42
Favorites: 24 (view)


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08/26/2011 07:42:02 PM
Beautiful, like the processing except slightly soft for me, prefer original sharpness.
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11/17/2007 11:24:59 PM
Another beauty!
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05/28/2007 10:50:20 AM
hahahha cute image. Looks like you had a blast at this Zoo
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06/10/2006 12:48:12 PM
Lovely image. I prefer the crop and colours of this version to the original, however I do prefer the sharpness of the original.
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05/14/2006 01:37:05 AM
Simply great and exhilirating image of a beauty. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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05/13/2006 01:49:36 AM
This is great, so rich and strong! I disagree with comments about "sharper"; I think using the slight gaussian blur has helped this image transcend, helped involve us emotionally. Good job!
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05/11/2006 05:12:59 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club -

Let me begin by saying that Free Studies have been great for you.

This is a phenomenal shot. I would have liked to have seen this shot without the blur. I think slightly sharper may have been nice. I dont know - I would have to see them side by side.

Other than that - fantastic variety and blends of colors. Composition works great with him off to the left. Great capture of the tongue and the stare in his eyes. Lighting and shadows work great as well. This picture emits a feeling of spirit (if that makes any sense). Cant give any real suggestions as to how to make it better. What else can I say - fantastic job - great score - shame it didnt ribbon.

I am looking forward to seeing what else you come up with inthe future.

Tim
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05/09/2006 08:58:10 PM
great work..a beautiful moment..congrats on the top 5!
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05/08/2006 04:52:45 PM
This is stunning! Perfect lighting to bring out the rich colors in his coat! Congratulations! This definitely deserves its high score and placing!
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05/08/2006 03:21:42 PM
Nice job.
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05/08/2006 01:25:56 PM
Beautiful! I just want to pet him. Maybe not. I love the colors in this. Congrats on top 5!
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05/08/2006 12:03:09 PM
Congratulations on your top five finish.
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05/08/2006 10:52:37 AM
Great capture, love it.
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05/08/2006 08:04:09 AM
Ahhh ... a photograph about a wolf. What I like best is that you know which side of the lens the subject is on.
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05/08/2006 01:49:17 AM
Man that is one beautiful picture. Love this shot and adding it to my favourites. Congrats on a top 10 finish.
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05/08/2006 01:39:49 AM
He has a kindness in his desperate need for water. Sweet face! Congrats.
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05/08/2006 01:11:44 AM
Great image Courtenay ;) Congrats on a high finish ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 11:08:24 PM
Challenge Favorite for sure!! Hope you ribbon! 10.
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05/07/2006 07:47:11 AM
excellent...neat image???
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05/06/2006 11:06:35 AM
awesome...it looks like a painting...it's beautiful
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05/05/2006 03:53:22 AM
Composition and softness of the colors work well here.
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05/05/2006 02:39:41 AM
Lovely creature and captuer - 10
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05/05/2006 12:42:05 AM
Wow! I originally scored this a 7... don;t know what I was thinking. I'm very pleased that I've come back to this shot as it deserves a serious bump up. I attention went striaght to the eyes as it should. You've done a beautiful job with this capture. I like the post processing here as well. A dark * dangerous feel to it but with a touch of softness. It's perfect. 10. Good luck in the challenge!
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05/04/2006 09:49:58 PM
Great clarity!!!
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05/04/2006 12:22:41 PM
Very good photograph, I really like the composition. They tones and detail are equally as good, especially the eyes. Very well done!
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05/04/2006 11:05:33 AM
Very nice shot...is that a wolf, coyote or shepherd?
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05/03/2006 10:05:43 PM
Good soft feel to this...8
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05/03/2006 12:26:57 PM
this really wowed me when it came up, your colors are so perfect and i actually love the softness of it, its sharp with enough soft to do it justice.
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05/03/2006 12:48:34 AM
interesting.
Would personally prefer higher contrast.
I like how the hair and posture of the animal lead your eyes towards the nose.
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05/02/2006 03:30:09 PM
Lovely colours.
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05/01/2006 09:12:48 PM
Composition and subject are very nice, I'm just thinking there is too much processing going on.
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05/01/2006 08:35:54 PM
Love the colors and the eyes!
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05/01/2006 06:03:43 PM
Nice capture... feels a bit soft focus in a '70s way which doesn't quite work for an animal for me but could just be my crappy eyesight. Nice eye detail.
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05/01/2006 05:52:21 PM
xcellent shot, color contrast, composition-10-
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05/01/2006 12:52:05 PM
Amazing shot... I want this print!!!
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05/01/2006 06:50:53 AM
Cool capture, everything fits here. Composition, lighting, colors. Good luck.
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05/01/2006 05:34:20 AM
great
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05/01/2006 05:21:49 AM
Nice shot,strong photo... Nice.
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05/01/2006 02:44:39 AM
This is really lovely. I love the way his pink tongue calls attention to itself because of the color. Excellent portrait.
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05/01/2006 01:42:42 AM
You rise to the challenge on this to capture an interesting animal picture, well done.
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05/01/2006 12:34:44 AM
Such a nice change. This is one of the only artful shots I've seen in this entire challenge. AWWWWW
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05/01/2006 12:23:41 AM
Beautiful dog. I like the color tones in this imae. The tongue being out is a cool moment to capture, but it also looks a little awkward.
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