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Protective Mother
Protective Mother

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Childhood Without Children (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony Mavica FD-97
Location: Texas Hill Country
Date: Aug 19, 2002
Aperture: 3/1
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/180
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2002

Mother standing watch over her babies.

Place: 145 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.4093
Avg (commenters): 5.2778
Avg (participants): 4.3719
Avg (non-participants): 4.4483
Views since voting: 967
Votes: 237
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0

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09/03/2002 01:32:00 PM
Chill - I was one of the 9s.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2002 10:20:00 AM
nice picture, seems to me a little 'cut' in the bottom, I am a little botheed by the very light breen in the upper part .... meet the challenge : 4, overall 7. Not perfect but it does not have to be, I like the picture
09/01/2002 09:48:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background8,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing8,
Challenge: Does your entry meet it?6,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 7,
Total Averaged Rating7. Autool
08/31/2002 11:57:00 PM
Good catch... Over exposed and a bit digitized. A keeper though.
08/30/2002 11:50:00 AM
Very cute. I wonder if you will get comments about not having children in your photo. cause technically, these are her children. Don't really matter, it's still a great photo and i have to commend you on getting that close up of a photo of animals. I wonder where these deer are from, for some reason they look a bit different from our deer. Maybe it's just the angle. Who knows. I love the framing on this photo, and the lighting is nice. I like the contrast of the bright grass in the back, and the dark grass in the front. Good job and good luck in the challenge.
08/30/2002 07:41:00 AM
Do those count as children? Borderline for me. I like your concept, though. 7 - floyd
08/30/2002 06:06:00 AM
A little bit unreal for my taste.
08/29/2002 09:02:00 AM
cute, but not thematically there
08/29/2002 08:33:00 AM
This is a great idea and a very cute shot, but there is a flaw… As you have stated in the title, it's a protective mother and although not human, she is still their mother – therefore, the other two must be her children, and they are also in the shot; so I think it breaks the rules of the challenge. I hope that doesn't sound a too pedantic… Apart from that, the picture itself is really good – love the expression on mums face…
08/28/2002 06:04:00 PM
Composition, focus, color, all are great. Still I miss some emotion when this picture should relate to childhood.
08/28/2002 03:03:00 AM
Wonderful catch! Unfortunately, it strecthes the challenge a bit far... I can deal with the childhood of the deer, but then you are showing the "child"... Congrads on a great shot anyway :)
08/27/2002 12:55:00 PM
Sweet. Feels tilted, and is slightly out of focus. Would like to see their feet, or even the grass where their feet are...
08/27/2002 11:34:00 AM
Hey, grizzly bears are a better subject for "protective" mother :-)

Either way, the photo is a bit blurred (out of focused on the deer) also the bright background is a bit distracting.
08/27/2002 12:17:00 AM
I know this was a hard picture to take, buuuuut it's a little overexposed in the background. On the other hand, I can't believe you got them all looking at you! That's a neat trick.
08/26/2002 10:42:00 PM
I thought we were talking about HUMAN CHILDHOOD here....
This is a sweet photo but it does not meet this challenge!
08/26/2002 07:15:00 PM
A tad grany, but a wonderful pic. I kinda think the fawns constitute children, in a way, but I like your concept. Unfortunately, the best I can go for this photo is a 7. Swash
08/26/2002 11:45:00 AM
rotate so the deer is upright. Rotating is allowed in editing isn't it?
08/26/2002 03:26:00 AM
Nice image of deer. Childhood seems to be associated with humans though, isn't it? 5 Journey
08/26/2002 02:13:00 AM
I really appreciate the patience and diligence it must have taken to even get this picture
08/26/2002 02:05:00 AM
Maybe could have been a little sharper. Other than that pretty good. 6.
08/26/2002 01:23:00 AM
This is an interesting concept of childhood without children :) I never really looked at this challenge from this direction... good shot :) - jmsetzler

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