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The Undeniable Feeling of Being Watched...
The Undeniable Feeling of Being Watched...

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Challenge: Framing II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED
Location: Heath MA
Date: Jun 11, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2006

Crop, sharpen, curves, saturation, channelmixer, brightness contrast.

Met this young bull moose in the woods Sunday.

He watched me for a long time. I have plenty of pictures of him where he is in focus... but I took this one of him peeking at me from behind the tree, staring at me, out of focus (he saw me long before I saw him), this captures the whole feel of coming across an animal this size out in the wilderness...

I have had my scores off for ages now. Having way more fun doing this for me and not pimping for the update button. :)

****post challenge****

So, not the brown, but close. Amazing how stepping out of the box will throw you to the back of the pack. LOL In anycase, I still really like what the photo conveys - even if the voting herd did not. For anyone who is interested - here is an "in focus" shot of the same moose - ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/25728/120/347170.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25000-29999/25728/120/347170.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Place: 253 out of 261
Avg (all users): 3.5373
Avg (commenters): 3.3889
Avg (participants): 3.5769
Avg (non-participants): 3.5211
Views since voting: 746
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 268
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2006 09:56:39 PM
Would of worked better if your focus had of been on the animal!
06/20/2006 08:09:33 PM
wach your focus
06/20/2006 03:21:13 PM
Such a wonderful opportunity! It's too bad you weren't able to get the moose in focus. Would have been perfect for this challenge. :(
06/19/2006 11:40:39 PM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/19/2006 11:28:09 PM
A shame the camera focussed on the tree and not the animal
06/19/2006 06:09:44 PM
Almost a great shot! Too bad it isn't in focus.
06/18/2006 02:12:39 AM
Way out of focus.
06/17/2006 12:04:09 AM
Sadly the focus is one the tree not the animal and the branch is across one of its eyes. This would have been a good picture otherwise.
06/16/2006 06:46:30 PM
nice dof.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/16/2006 11:42:00 AM
Your subject is in the background, but your frame is the only thing in focus. it should be reversed.
06/15/2006 06:23:38 PM
The foreground is in focus but the subject is not
06/15/2006 09:33:28 AM
06/15/2006 06:42:45 AM
The shallow DOF loses the detail in the animal and detracts from this picture.
06/14/2006 06:22:06 PM
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/14/2006 04:04:46 PM
I would rather the focus be on the moose (?) than on the leaves in the foreground.
06/14/2006 02:58:43 PM
really wish the sunject was in focus.
06/14/2006 01:37:35 PM
would be a great shot if it were in focus
06/14/2006 12:02:04 PM
06/14/2006 08:21:33 AM
Subject should have been in focus. My opinion.
06/14/2006 02:16:59 AM
not sure where the framing is, but your heart must have been beating;)
06/14/2006 01:40:01 AM
I'd like it better if the focus were on the moose, rather than the frame.

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