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Challenge: Wildlife III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Singapore Zoo
Date: Jan 20, 2007
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 21, 2007

All right, I admit it - I went to the zoo. It's not as if there are any other options in Singapore. Anyway, the Singapore Zoo really is a decent sort of a place as zoos go. The enclosures are large and the barriers between them are difficult to see.

This was taken in a huge 'biodome', so light was low and shooting a bit challenging - hence the high ISO. Maybe I should have switched to my 50 mm 1.8 lens.

I will post out-takes after the challenge as my wife is convinced I should sumbit my ostrich shot.

Place: 47 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.3279
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 6.2642
Avg (non-participants): 6.3768
Views since voting: 955
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 244
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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01/31/2007 10:52:23 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club Paul!

Congrats on your highest score and good placement in the challenge.

Overall I'd consider this to be a fine shot. The focus is dead on the face/eyes where you want it and your placement of the subject in the frame was nicely done. I also like the vertical portrait style rather than landscape for this one.

I can see by your camera settings that you were shooting under poor conditions. I think if the light would've cooperated to allow you to shut down the aperture to get more depth of field you'd have fared even better in the challenge. The background is great but the out of focus limb in front is a bit distracting. I realize that the limb isn't the main subject but it does grab my attention.

Like I said before, an overall good shot indeed.

Cheers - Phil
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01/30/2007 05:56:52 AM
Congrats on the 6.3! Very nice shot indeed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2007 10:13:42 PM
Great portrait of an interesting creature.
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01/28/2007 06:31:26 PM
Eyes are captivating, and good DOF.
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01/28/2007 06:01:45 PM
I think it needs to be sharper but, I like it.

Message edited by author 2007-04-30 21:52:31.
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01/27/2007 05:22:10 PM
competing diagonals give this shot a lot of energy. 8
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01/27/2007 01:47:39 PM
Love the way he stands out from the vibrant greens! Love the composition, just want to keep looking at this. Wonderful image!
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01/25/2007 08:54:06 PM
nice shot. focus in right spot. maybe a tighter crop would be more interesting
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01/25/2007 11:46:15 AM
Nice shot
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01/23/2007 05:39:29 PM
Cute face; nice composition.
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01/23/2007 12:16:24 PM
Beautiful photo. Love that eye connection. And I love these animals too!
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01/22/2007 04:52:33 PM
Wow! Great shot. I forget what kind of animal this is but I remember they are nocternal. 10
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01/22/2007 02:06:11 AM
beautiful shot, but voting it a bit lower due to not trusting it's in its "natural environment".
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