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Challenge: Free Study XVI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: baltimore zoo
Date: Dec 28, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2006

Yes, the right side is dark. But you can make out the background with a properly calibrated monitor. I wanted it dark - photography is about light and shadow.

The red on his horn is from the clay he stands in. He was constantly 'sharpening' his horn while I was there. He moved so slowly, deliberately, as if he owned the place. I guess he did - what were the zebras and ostriches, in the same enclosure, going to do to him?

Place: 85 out of 488
Avg (all users): 6.2241
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2131
Avg (non-participants): 6.2500
Views since voting: 734
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 174
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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02/12/2007 09:42:33 AM
Very striking pic! That horn is ready to reach out of the pic and poke someone! The detail and texture really stand out. Nice!
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01/08/2007 08:29:44 PM
beautifully done..majestic!
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01/08/2007 06:49:07 PM
I thought your play of light and dark was Awesome! In your face power. And, great textures as well. Nice work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2007 07:59:15 PM
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01/07/2007 07:57:04 PM
wonderful texture
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01/07/2007 01:02:04 PM
NIce shot, hopefully with a telephoto lens.
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01/06/2007 07:44:18 PM
Wouldn't it be cool to have a car with 400 Rhino power instead of horse power? I would like that. Very cool light. I am impressed that you were able to get that Rhino to stand in that position without charging.
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01/05/2007 09:14:20 PM
Too dark on the right side it tends to take from your "power"ful animal and turn it to a gentle creature. nice capture anyhow.
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01/04/2007 08:19:24 PM
Nice shot - great lighting. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/02/2007 08:06:26 PM
I really like the detail in this shot.
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01/01/2007 05:39:30 PM
Great shot!
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01/01/2007 08:35:33 AM
Oh yes this says POWER!!
Maybe just crop a little off the left side of the frame as the flanks of the animal don't really add too much and you want to concentrate the viewers eye on that face. Good work.
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01/01/2007 05:09:32 AM
Another top image in this challenge, one if the best IMO, and it has magical textures, great composition, and just plain good in everyway..... Definately a "10" from me.....
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01/01/2007 01:09:44 AM
great light makes for a dramatic image...nice rusty brown on horn adds to impact
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