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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4.0-5.6G ED
Location: Clear Creek Canyon, Colorado
Date: Apr 26, 2007
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2007

Stopped to take this while on my way to work... The look on his face is probably him trying to figure out why a guy in a suit and tie would be standing in the mud getting his fancy shoes wet.

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Place: 268 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.7471
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7073
Avg (non-participants): 5.8431
Views since voting: 669
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 174
Comments: 9
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05/08/2007 02:39:17 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Wow. Fantastic capture, and a little shoe polish will take care of that other problem. :-))

Composition is just superb; the animal is in the best possible place. Since this was expert editing, I think it might have been helpful to have boosted that sky a bit as it seems a bit palid compared with the saturated colors in the foreground. Speaking of foreground, it would also be interesting to see this very fine image with more lights and darks in the foreground. (IMO) For example, some of the rock detail gets lost in this edit.

But all in all, a splendid image, and one you can be proud of.

I see you are a newcomer to DPC. Welcome aboard, and I for one will look forward to seeing more of your images.
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05/07/2007 05:11:38 PM
Ok, I would never get a shot because my hands would be shaking too much - I hope you had a really long lens and you weren't *that* close. :) I like how you framed your subject in the shot, but the image might benefit from a bit of an overall saturation boost and maybe a bit more contrast, especially to bring out the browns more in the bighorn.
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05/07/2007 02:44:00 PM
Good composition but the photo looks a little washed out, lacking some needed contrast/brightness tweaks. Otherwise it's really nicely taken.
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05/04/2007 12:54:03 PM
Postcard material I think!
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05/02/2007 04:19:01 PM
Looks a little OOF.
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05/01/2007 10:34:43 PM
The color seems flat. The frame steals from the image.
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05/01/2007 04:22:13 PM
Beautiful picture of a wonderful animal! Good job!
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05/01/2007 04:20:21 PM
Heavy frame distracts form a good capture...5
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05/01/2007 03:40:18 PM
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