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-Here Lies My Love-
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Challenge: Love II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Nikon
Location: Crescent Island, Kenya
Date: Feb 16, 2007
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1800
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 20, 2007

I am on a missions trip in Kenya... I went to an absolutely amazing place called Crescent Island. I took lots of Pictures of wild animals.

I love how the doe is kind of hiding from the buck and he is seeking her...

Place: 121 out of 232
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Views since voting: 835
Views during voting: 320
Votes: 212
Comments: 8
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03/03/2007 09:47:10 PM
Hi, Greetings from the Critique Club:

Composition: You have followed a general rule of thirds and I can, after studying the image for a bit, see the diagonal from the top left antler/horn down to the other deer, but due to the heavy contrast of the background trees and heavy saturation of the grasses, I found the second deer had escaped me at first. I feel most people would be put off by the back region of the deer being presented first...and I am the first one that would say, ' you can't tell an animal to turn around for a photo' but I wonder if there might have been a more presentable image in this series. Possibly not, which would explain your choice with this image...but it might be something to watch for in the future.

Technical: Your choice of settings was suitable (although I would have gone for a narrower aperture and slower shutter to compensate) but I feel that this was taken at full zoom...hence the deterioration in quality. Your colourings are a little too saturated and whilst I am aware of the limitations of Basic, I feel a little Shadow/Highlight would have helped in the separation of the foreground deer from the rest of the image.

Overall: In summary, I do really like your image, but feel due to circumstances both out of your control (the animals) and in your control (technicalities) this image has let you down in its final result.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/27/2007 01:48:24 PM
Beautiful animals.
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02/27/2007 08:47:26 AM
Point of focus seems too far forward (on the rump)? Otherwise a nicely captured pic.
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02/26/2007 02:36:10 PM
Too bad it wouldn't turn around!
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02/24/2007 08:00:28 AM
Unique border choice. I'm not sure that it works any better or worse than the normal line most people use, but it's nice to see something different. As for the photo, I wish you could see just a little bit more of the one lying down, but you've used the color nicely to help bring her out a bit more.
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02/23/2007 03:23:34 PM
Nice photo, but the border....
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02/23/2007 01:38:19 AM
Nice shot taken, good work !
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02/22/2007 03:55:39 AM
I almost didn't see that second antelope.
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