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Challenge: Free Study 2007-02 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: new york aquarium
Date: Feb 25, 2007
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2007

i know this looks a bit cheesy and this is definitely not my best shot for this month, will probably do quite badly in this challange. but, i loved this guy and loved how children around reacted to him.. i like this photo a lot documenting that moment.

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wow, i didn't expect it to score this high! thanks a lot for the comments and faves.

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 624
Avg (all users): 6.6961
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 6.6691
Avg (non-participants): 6.7778
Views since voting: 2389
Views during voting: 338
Votes: 181
Comments: 49
Favorites: 32 (view)


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09/06/2007 11:01:27 PM
way cool shot and title. I like the way the manatee seems to have his amrs crossed
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07/10/2007 08:17:04 PM
No way to improve on this image. The B&W takes it to a higher level too. Excellent title. The image is a definite eye grabber for me.
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07/10/2007 07:50:37 PM
Wow, cool, is this for real? What a catch! Love it.
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06/24/2007 12:24:08 PM
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA funnyst picture ever LAWLLLLLLLLLLLL
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06/18/2007 10:05:18 PM
Awesome; not cheesy at all; terrific capture.
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05/18/2007 10:05:08 PM
WHOAAAAAA!!! thats sooo coooL!!
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05/16/2007 11:15:49 AM
this is just a great shot!! I love it...and the title suits it well.
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05/11/2007 07:24:21 PM
great picture
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04/28/2007 09:31:29 AM
Originally posted by Greetmir:

Just to add ... you couldn't get this shot again if you parked your butt there for 10 years probably ... that alone makes it pretty damn special ... but the exposure is perfect too on top of it all!


I concur! This is a once in a lifetime shot!
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04/19/2007 11:47:18 PM
I think there must be a word for "a nanosecond of surrealism" and whatever that word is, you have captured it here. Great job.
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04/15/2007 06:33:44 PM
From your comments, I would say you really undervalued this shot.
It`s excellent both technically and aesthetically.

Very well spotted and processed.
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04/10/2007 02:58:35 AM
I keep coming back to this:) it is so very good! exceptional
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04/08/2007 07:15:53 PM
lmao what the hell is that!

amazing xD
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04/06/2007 10:14:42 PM
Originally posted by rbecker:

Great shot do you also have it in color

i do, but it doesn't look as good in colour. i like the bw wersion more.
04/01/2007 03:22:51 PM
Great shot do you also have it in color . Just amazing
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03/21/2007 01:42:16 PM
Originally posted by Greetmir:

Just to add ... you couldn't get this shot again if you parked your butt there for 10 years probably ...


i definitely agree with that :)
03/21/2007 01:16:29 PM
Just to add ... you couldn't get this shot again if you parked your butt there for 10 years probably ... that alone makes it pretty damn special ... but the exposure is perfect too on top of it all!
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03/19/2007 07:32:01 PM
Nice composition, nice shot!
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03/15/2007 12:00:13 AM
THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME SHOT, AND THE STRENGTH IS IN THE WAY YOU HAVE CAPTURED IT IN BLACK & WHITE.....
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03/11/2007 08:27:02 PM
Just amazing, Sevil! Congrats on a great image and a great finish!
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03/11/2007 06:11:11 PM
this is surreal, like kids making contact with an alien. well done!
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03/11/2007 05:57:09 PM
This is outstanding! The manatee(?) looks like something straight out of the movie "Men in Black". Great composition and light here. It's great that we can not only see the manatee, but also the children's reaction to him. The light on the boy's face is wonderful. It would have been a shame if his face had been in shadow!

Well done. Congrats on top 30 in a Free Study!
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03/11/2007 06:59:39 AM
Super shot! ... another Sevil image going into my faves ...
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03/10/2007 08:06:59 PM
Adding this one to favorite phtos. Missed the voting period.
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03/08/2007 09:30:09 PM
A photo I am very happy to have seen. Expression, meaning AND really good treatment of luminous beast and dark shadowed bg of children.
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03/08/2007 02:46:39 PM
those folded arms are so sweet, yet very human. the look on his face and on the children's faces are brilliant.

indeed, not cheesy, I like this!!
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03/08/2007 02:39:13 PM
I'm afraid that you're going to have to adjust your perception of your own work after this shot. This is not cheesy, it's unbelievably magical, and going into my favorites.
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03/08/2007 02:34:13 PM
This is fantastic. He looks like he's posing for you. I love the expression on the kids. Awesome capture!
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03/08/2007 01:43:07 PM
I don't see what you think is cheesy about this photo at all. I like the little story that's going on with how the children are so fascinated with him, yet he seems more concerned with you. He's definitely telling you something with that body language...now to figure out what.

Well done and 'grats on the new PB!
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03/08/2007 11:23:31 AM
What an AMAZING photo!! Man, I love the human quality his folded arms give him! And those eyes of wonder in the children. This is AWESOME!

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03/08/2007 09:53:02 AM
WOW Sevil, this is great photo, you captured a wonderful moment.
Congratulations on your PB too!!! Aferim kiz, harika!
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03/08/2007 08:31:53 AM
This image really stood out to me during the voting and it was among my highest scorers. Excellent exposure and composition. You seem to be on a roll, Sevil. Keep up the good work!
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03/08/2007 05:41:20 AM
Congratulations. That was a nice result and an outstanding photo. I think it is the content which counts.
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03/08/2007 12:23:19 AM
I don't find it cheesy at all - it's positively delightful! You definitely achieved your goal of documenting the moment, and it's a wonderful moment at that. Thanks for sharing this with us!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2007 10:32:13 PM
whoa. 10
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03/07/2007 07:32:59 PM
Outstandingly different. 8. Bumping up to 9.
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03/07/2007 04:16:31 AM
What a great pose from the walrus? Great tones and great capture. Really great 10
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03/05/2007 07:26:56 PM
Very cute photo. It really does look as if the walrus is as intent on checking out the kids as they are at checking her out.
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03/05/2007 04:28:47 PM
Who's watching who! What a great capture. You should try to sell this one to wherever you took it - I think it would make a great poster! 10
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03/04/2007 07:42:27 PM
Wonderful candid! Nicely timed!
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03/03/2007 12:23:34 AM
weird pose, great capture
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03/01/2007 11:13:15 PM
wow! (and surreal!) Fantastic job of being at the right place at the right time. I like the use of black and white as well - works really well for this image. Best of luck in the challenge!
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03/01/2007 10:11:12 PM
Wow, this is such a fantastic capture! Nice b&w processing.
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03/01/2007 07:24:55 PM
Somehow I love this - It´s like an Alien in an aquarium - spooky
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03/01/2007 05:32:15 PM
That is one unusual shot! The creature almost looks like a genie coming out of a bottle. The kids are great...they look mesmerized. Fun capture. 6
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03/01/2007 02:27:55 PM
sweet 7
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03/01/2007 06:04:15 AM
hahahha
looks like the sea lion looking at human
I love this pic. It makes me smiling! :D
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03/01/2007 03:53:26 AM
Very cool capture! the comp. is also very pleasing!!
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03/01/2007 01:03:01 AM
cool, he looks like he's crossing his arms! b/w was a great choice.
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