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Turtle's head
Turtle's head

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Texture (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 2500
Location: Surabaya Zoo
Date: Jul 20, 2002
Aperture: 4.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/59.9
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2002


Place: 169 out of 218
Avg (all users): 4.6350
Avg (commenters): 5.1667
Avg (participants): 4.6563
Avg (non-participants): 4.6019
Views since voting: 738
Votes: 263
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/28/2002 05:17:00 PM
this is interesting texture.. this photo accomplishes the task of the challenge nicely but the overall impact of the image doesn't grab my attention. = 6 - jmsetzler
07/27/2002 01:36:00 PM
This shot would have benifitted from another angle, so you could see more of the face.
07/25/2002 07:37:00 PM
Did you try this at different camera levels, or was that possible. I think if you've could have gone eye to eye with this guy, that would have been cool. Of course, i understand that may not have been possible. Good idea. karmat
07/25/2002 04:48:00 PM
Nice turtle, good turtle! Overall, I think this is too dark. I am amazed the focus turned out as good as it did (most digi's have problems focusing in the dark). The light flares aren't so bad as to ruin the shot, in fact, I like the reflection in it's eye. I started this shot out with a 6, after reviewing it and composing this note, I am going to bump you up one. 7 Swash
07/25/2002 08:15:00 AM
so close I can feel it!
07/24/2002 09:15:00 AM

Technical Aspects5
Meets Challenge7
Total Score7

For those that are just learning, like me.

Composition: Scoring in this area is based on basic composition of a picture and includes the rule of thirds, balance, cropping, and curved and diagonal lines. Subject matter that does not lend itself to the picture or otherwise unwanted is also considered here.

Originality: Scoring in this area is based on pictures or concepts that I have seen, as well as how much effort you have invested in the picture. Usually a little something that sets it aside from a snapshot. Does it make me want to come back for another look? You know things like that.

Technical Aspects: Focus, exposure, lighting, and other special effects (done by the camera), and post processing are all considered in this category.

Meets Challenge: This is based on my interpretation of if you, have/have not, met the challenge. This is fairly simple but quite important for this site.

There are many sites that can give you assistance in achieving better skills in photography, but I think the best way to learn is to take pictures and show them to other people. Believe me when it is a good one you will know it.

Good luck!

07/23/2002 11:01:00 AM
The angle on this shot could of been better also the focus is slightly off.
07/23/2002 03:07:00 AM
an interesting texture. the two things you might consider improving are the composition and the lighting. try getting closer to the turtle's eye and filling about a quarter of the frame with it. also, avoid using direct flash, if you can, because it tends to wash out the colors and the detail.
07/23/2002 12:48:00 AM
nice macro
07/22/2002 11:22:00 PM
What are the silvery specks on the image? From levels?
07/22/2002 06:32:00 PM
Lighting could be better, but I like the texture.
07/22/2002 03:40:00 PM
Beautiful aren't they....wow nice shot. Saw these in Flordia laying eggs when I was a kid. How special. Kee

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