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Sea Foal
Sea Foal
andrewm


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Something New (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
Location: Cape Town South Africa
Date: Oct 8, 2002
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2002

At the Two Oceans Aquarium Cape Town a newly born batch of rare Knysna estuarine Sea Horses are finding their "feet". This little fellow almost begged to be taken as he posed next to the window

Statistics
Place: 81 out of 168
Avg (all users): 5.0000
Avg (commenters): 5.6842
Avg (participants): 4.8871
Avg (non-participants): 5.1061
Views since voting: 952
Votes: 256
Comments: 19
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2002 12:04:00 PM
This is a really cool picture, but how do we tell if its new? Is he new in your aquarium, a new baby ? Maybe a different title would help.
08/18/2002 10:16:00 AM
What a wonderful opportunity for a photo! And good work getting it so close and so colourful. This chap must be tiny!
08/18/2002 01:36:00 AM
Not knowing what a new "sea foal" looks like, I'm going to have to take your word on this. You did a fine job of getting him centered into the photo. The lighting is good, however the background is kind of bland. I understand that you couldn't just say "hey little sea foal, could you please come over here to this more pleasing background and hang out awhile?" So I wont let it bother me too much. However, I do have one question. What the heck is all that stuff floating around? It's kind of icky looking. Thanks for the opportunity to view the sea foal. He's a cutie. Good luck with the challenge.
08/17/2002 04:13:00 PM
Could be beautiful. Colors are right. DOF is right. Exposure seems right. ocus just a tad soft. Unfortunate glass scratches distract, however.
08/17/2002 11:53:00 AM
that is a scary little thing
08/16/2002 02:41:00 PM
I really like this photo! I know you couldn't control the scratches (or whatever) in the glass, but it is sooo distracting. The little buddy is about as clear as I have ever seen. There are a number of light reflections, as well. A couple could have been cropped out as they were near the edges, but you would still have several that couldn't be cut. (no down grade at all, this is more than hard to do.) 9 Swash
08/15/2002 04:07:00 PM
Dern good shot through the glass and he's looking right at the camera! Very good catch. Score -6 Kee
08/15/2002 08:44:00 AM
I love sea life, and this shows nice detail and good clarity, especially since it was probably taken through aquarium glass. I like the balance of color. I might have cropped it differently for balance, but of course I don't know what you had to work with for the original. I've had photos that could have been so much better if only I'd been able to crop just a little differently...
08/14/2002 08:32:00 AM
Interesting Photo. I don't know much about sea horses, but it looks "new" to me. Lightig is good. Focus is kind of interesting. Overall, a good shot.
08/13/2002 05:48:00 PM
Something new.
Composition - quite good
Technical Aspects - quite good. I assume this is behind glass.
Meets Challenge - yes
Visual Impact / Originality quite good
Jim msp
08/13/2002 09:19:00 AM
This is an interesting photo... The artistic impact is a little weak, however... :) - jmsetzler
08/13/2002 12:29:00 AM
Don't get why this is something new, well exposed though.
08/12/2002 09:50:00 PM
Composition9
Technical Aspects9
Appeal7
Creativity6
Rating8Autool
08/12/2002 09:46:00 PM
very sparkly! The scratches are annoying
08/12/2002 07:35:00 PM
i like this alot, but i cant see where it would be something new.
08/12/2002 05:24:00 PM
WOW!
This is mucho cool and great colour.
What are the two white circles at the top and one at the side? My score would be higher without them.
7, Kavey
08/12/2002 12:16:00 PM
Needs a little more focus. Nice subject.
08/12/2002 03:29:00 AM
is that real? or plastic?
08/12/2002 01:03:00 AM
Unbelievable shot! Love the colors. lhall


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