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I've got my Eye on You!
I've got my Eye on You!
Kelli


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S9000
Location: Philadelphia Zoo
Date: Aug 7, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.008s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2006

Taken at the Philadelphia Zoo. This guy came right over when I called him. He actually gave me several lovely photos.

Resized, sharpened, small amount of cloning, auto levels and auto contrast. USM.

Statistics
Place: 183 out of 684
Avg (all users): 5.9677
Avg (commenters): 7.3158
Avg (participants): 5.9381
Avg (non-participants): 6.0741
Views since voting: 1226
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 248
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/29/2012 10:43:22 PM
incredible focus, a really nice shot.
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06/10/2008 09:53:50 PM
Nice hippo shot! One of the better ones I've seen...probably because it's at a different angle. You might try cropping the top of this out just above (his) left ear because your eye tends to go to the brightest part of the photo.
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12/23/2007 11:32:59 AM
This is an awesome study of a hippo's mug. I never thought about them having hair on their nose. They are dangerous in the wild. I read somewhere that they kill more people than cocks and lions combined in Africa. This one seems quite docile in this shot.
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12/04/2007 10:06:27 AM
Stunning! Love the composition, the colours! Nice and sharp, can't believe this ended on only 5.9!
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07/22/2007 01:26:53 PM
Wonderful image! Colors, focus, POV...very well done!
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04/26/2007 12:06:57 AM
OMG OMG ... this is the most awesome close-up imaginable ... i just love it .... i feel like i could reach and pat him/her .. altho having said that i believe that these critters are pretty dangerous ... it is a hippo isnt it ?? ... it would go well with the close-up of the cow on my profile page called 'in your face' ... they are both pretty ugly and both need a shave .... also a tissue wouldnt go astray either .. mine needs the tissue to clean up the snot around her nose .. yours ... hmmmm .... a tissue just wouldnt do it would it ?? ... ..:)
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12/22/2006 02:02:17 PM
Love the angle and the textures! :)
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09/17/2006 12:56:29 PM
I didnt get to vote on this challenge (I so wish I could have). I would have scored this a 6-7. Very cool shot - I wish I had hippos at our zoo. Great focus and detail on him overall and cool colors. I think my only issue is the cropping out of the eye onthe left. I think I would have liked to have seen all of it in the shot which may have given you more of his cool snout as well. Overall - good stats (a 6 would have been better and more appropriate IMO) and only having 5 votes 3 and under is great. Nice work here.
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09/09/2006 03:22:52 PM
wow i;m impressed with the detail on this one, very nice picture. Congrats on the PB, so close to a 6+!
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09/08/2006 09:39:30 AM
Wow! Quite vivid!!! I noticed you've gotten pretty good DOF with this for aperture of F4.5 - sweet.

Can't believe this was sub 6. :( Makes me feel a tad bit better about my own entry. He-he.

Anyway...very nice shot, well done!
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09/08/2006 12:12:37 AM
Yeehaw!!! New PB - way to go!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 08:52:07 PM
WOW, great detail! Next time ask him/her to move so you get a little better catch lights KIDDING!!! Looks like something from National Geo!
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09/06/2006 10:40:40 AM
Great detail with the wetness and all the wrinkles and crevices of the skin. Nice close crop. Bumping up!
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09/06/2006 08:36:18 AM
Don't think I've ever been so close -
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09/05/2006 05:30:39 AM
Terrific detail, though I wish there was just a little more space between the frame and the eye on the left.
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09/04/2006 11:21:48 PM
Technical: nice lighting, coloring and composition...great title too!
Creativity: dude, how did you get that close...super lense or just gutsy???
Score: 10
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09/04/2006 10:45:04 PM
Wow, even a catchlight! Nice work.
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09/04/2006 03:02:42 AM
Amazing!
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09/03/2006 09:19:09 PM
great color and texture and POV. I love hippos! 9
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09/03/2006 07:03:38 PM
Very cool crop, love the picture.
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09/03/2006 11:21:15 AM
Good detail and lighting, nice work!
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09/02/2006 10:12:29 PM
Great clarity and richness. A rather intriguing view of this creature!
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09/02/2006 11:35:50 AM
good detail and texture here. like it.
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09/02/2006 10:36:39 AM
Great colours, i like the detail on the hairy nose
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09/02/2006 08:46:48 AM
Cool shot. Crop on the left side a little awkward going through the eye.
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09/01/2006 08:49:36 PM
Ack! I think your snout's on me too! Nice hippo. Possibly just a tad sharp? Love his coloring.
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09/01/2006 03:15:28 PM
Eeeeeeee. . . .that certainly is an "in-your-face" photo isn't it! Just my kind :) I love it! Excellent foucs and capture of those rich colors.
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09/01/2006 08:03:22 AM
very nice detail. wonderfull textures.
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09/01/2006 08:02:08 AM
great detail and colour
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09/01/2006 05:28:37 AM
WOW great close up, what is this beast ??
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