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ZeppKash


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Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Samsung Pro815
Location: Pontiac Lk, Waterford MI
Date: May 5, 2007
Aperture: f4.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Sports
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 230
Avg (all users): 7.6861
Avg (commenters): 8.7179
Avg (participants): 7.4824
Avg (non-participants): 7.8116
Views since voting: 8939
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 223
Comments: 78
Favorites: 22 (view)


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03/05/2008 10:18:18 AM
10! I didn't vote on this because I just joined but it would have gotten a 10.

Beautiful shot. Ribbon well deserved.
05/23/2007 10:39:03 PM
Wow. Maybe people didn't think fishing is a sport, but you should have won hands down. Spectacular picture!!!!!

- J
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05/21/2007 02:24:53 AM
Absolutely amazing. The colors are great and everything flows perfectly. Wonderful job here.
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05/20/2007 10:38:35 AM
beautiful, Congrats!
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05/19/2007 10:09:54 PM
Great magical mood setter with dashing backdrop for an inviting and warm silhouette. Congratulations on your RED.
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05/17/2007 12:02:21 AM
This is incredibly beautiful. Congratulations!
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05/16/2007 07:29:59 PM
Congrats! A fine shot and your natural framing was spot on.
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05/16/2007 07:01:20 PM
A wonder of a shot ... beauty. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/16/2007 04:39:43 PM
Wow! Beautiful scene, well captured! Congratulations on the Ribbon!!
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05/16/2007 04:23:15 PM
Thank you everyone for the comments and votes!

This is a place that we fish regularly, so I knew I'd get the chance get a great image like this. I'd like to thank mother nature for cooperating. :-D (so much more of this is natural beauty than ability) And to break a few hearts, yes, it was staged. I had Aalden pump and reel (no fish) a few times while i took several shots.
05/16/2007 02:52:04 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! This was one of my favorites in the challenge...I'm happy it did so well! Beautiful! Great job.
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05/16/2007 02:03:25 PM
A big congratulations to you on your ribbon and on a beautiful photo. I've only been here a short time myself, but I love seeing "new blood" score so highly.

The silhouette is crisp and perfect, and the sunset is colorful without being lurid. Well done.
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05/16/2007 01:55:26 PM
An absolutely stunning image. Well composed, beautiful lighting.

My only nitpick is that when I first saw the image I said to myself "Wow that's impressive" and "that silhouette looks faker than a three dollar bill". The edges to my eye look impossibly sharp - almost as if a cardboard cutout was used in lieu of a human model. It just looks photoshopped to my eye which takes the image down several notches.
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05/16/2007 01:22:02 PM
Congrats on the red ribbon in such a short time on here. You should REALLY thank the person that told you about this site! ;)
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05/16/2007 01:11:42 PM
You can actually hear the peacefulness, sounds of water, birds or crickets. Very well deserved winner!!
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05/16/2007 12:16:17 PM
What a beautiful photograph! And how outstanding is THAT to win a ribbon less than a month after being board and only 3 challenges. But so incredibly deserved! Congratulations!

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05/16/2007 10:40:14 AM
Very beautiful. The colours in the water are wonderful. Big congrats on your first ribbon.
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05/16/2007 10:37:13 AM
Cograts on the Red! I thought this was great entry! I love the composition and the capture of the "capture"
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05/16/2007 09:41:28 AM
I am glad this one won a ribbon. I gave this one a 9. Excellent work here. I could totally see this on the cover of a fishing magazine. I am not a big fan of fishing or I probably would have given a 10. Congrats!
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05/16/2007 09:37:45 AM
Congratulations on the excellent score and red ribbon. Really beautiful.
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05/16/2007 09:01:13 AM
Very nice silhouette photograph...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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05/16/2007 08:44:16 AM
Just a beautiful shot...very well done...congrats on Red
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05/16/2007 08:09:00 AM
Wonderful 'still of the morning' feel to this, gorgeous colours. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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05/16/2007 07:20:56 AM
Excellent!! Very appealing to the eye.. Congrats!!
Really like the silhouette.
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05/16/2007 05:36:28 AM
Congrats on the ribbon - very well deserved!
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05/16/2007 03:06:54 AM
3rd shot, first ribbon! Big congrats!
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05/16/2007 02:43:51 AM
congrats on your first ribon, and just on your third challenge as well, great stuff, keep it up.
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05/16/2007 01:52:39 AM
congrats on your ribbon I really like this image Well done
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05/16/2007 01:25:31 AM
Congrats...10 from me. Great shot!
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05/16/2007 12:47:47 AM
Congrats on the red. Awesome shot.
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05/16/2007 12:44:25 AM
yeah! my favorite image got a ribbon!!
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05/16/2007 12:43:51 AM
WELL DONE ON YOUR FIRST RIBBON...GREAT IMAGE. The set up is fantastic
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05/16/2007 12:36:45 AM
Wow, this image is totally awesome. I love the depth of the blacks against the sunset and the sharp detail of the fishing pole. Composition and everything is just perfect! Straight to the faves.
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05/16/2007 12:07:31 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/16/2007 12:04:09 AM
Gorgeous. Congrats on your first ribbon - didn't take you long! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 10:20:16 PM
awesome, stunning, beautiful
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05/15/2007 05:07:56 PM
this is a great shot, love the colors, love the fisherman in the silhouette!
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05/14/2007 11:10:41 PM
Nice composition. It does seem slightly staged to me but that doesn't matter to much here. 8.
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05/14/2007 01:02:38 PM
IMO one of the best shots in the challenge. Love the composition and colors. Love the silhouette fisherman. It is alll just great. Nice work.
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05/14/2007 09:42:37 AM
Magazine-worthy.
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05/14/2007 08:30:42 AM
Perfect winner to be, excellent shot, just admiring ur skills and composition. I am so sure u will take a ribbon.
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05/14/2007 02:56:39 AM
One of the best silhouette in the contest.
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05/13/2007 08:44:54 PM
stunning image - 10
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05/13/2007 01:08:09 PM
Great silhouette. I love the colors in the sky and the sun in the background.
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05/13/2007 10:09:27 AM
Great shot, very effective and one of the more interesting ones here.
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05/12/2007 09:19:46 PM
Gorgeous. 10
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05/12/2007 08:10:28 PM
This is really gorgeous in composition and colors, and I love that the line is bowed and the angler leaning back. I can imagine the fish about to be reeled in. The leaves on the tree at the top look a little oversharpened on my monitor, but that's a just a niggle in the grand scheme of things.
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05/12/2007 07:22:31 PM
very nice! 9 from me.
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05/12/2007 05:22:38 PM
Very nice silouette picture
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05/12/2007 03:34:28 PM
I like the silhouette infront of the sunset/rise. A bit dark on the left side though. Still, one of my favorites.
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05/12/2007 08:57:12 AM
great shot - really like it
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05/12/2007 04:35:55 AM
Great silhouette and nice colours in the sky.
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05/12/2007 01:07:08 AM
I just got back into fishing... love how the top is framed :) ...10
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05/12/2007 12:07:33 AM
Great shot - 9
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05/11/2007 06:22:29 AM
really nice, my fav 10
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05/10/2007 11:32:17 PM
Wonderful photo!
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05/10/2007 11:29:54 PM
This is a very nice take on the challenge. I like this shot very much. Good luck with the challenge.
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05/10/2007 09:12:41 PM
Love the colors on this!
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05/10/2007 08:02:47 PM
a ten if i could see the fish great shot
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05/10/2007 01:41:27 PM
This is wonderful! The silouhette is perfect, the colors in the sky and sunset reflecting off the water creates an incredible capture! 10 for me and a new favorite! :)
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05/10/2007 10:30:13 AM
Excellent. Great colors. Love the composition.
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05/10/2007 08:49:15 AM
An excellent stock image !
way to go...............
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05/10/2007 12:21:57 AM
Lovely capture - Lovely and crisp image. Nice composition.
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05/09/2007 11:51:50 PM
I really like how you set this shot up. The almost complete framing of the individual by the trees and ground. The perfect silhouette against a beautiful sunset. Nice work.
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05/09/2007 11:21:11 PM
Love it! Awesome shot. Perfect silhouette, great composition, and the colors of the sky are beautiful!
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05/09/2007 10:23:36 PM
For a sport photograph, this is very artistic.

There is this guideline for sport photography, and basically you have gone against all the rules.

However, photographically speaking, this is a great image. And, sometimes, as I have found, being artistic, ignoring rules can be a good thing.

Comp is good, but I think there is a bit too much negative space above. Silhouette is excellent, light great, texture great, excellent movement, emotional value great, overall I predict top 10.
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05/09/2007 03:47:40 PM
Love the sunset
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05/09/2007 01:11:09 PM
OMG this is gorgeous!! My top choice for the Blue! *10*
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05/09/2007 12:17:25 PM
I love this one!! The colors are amazing!!
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05/09/2007 12:12:32 PM
Lovely shot. Good colours, good crop. Well done.
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05/09/2007 09:01:54 AM
Fantastic shot. 10 from me!
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05/09/2007 07:52:08 AM
Very pretty. I have a lot of fishermen in my family, love this photo.
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05/09/2007 04:58:11 AM
stunning image...great composition and I love square crops...perhaps a tad oversharpened (halos everywhere in the tree) but nice overall 8
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05/09/2007 03:25:01 AM
i never had this in my mindset for "sports"... nice silhouette, though
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05/09/2007 02:41:03 AM
I hope that it was a fish instead of a log... Great setup and excutation of this shot!
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05/09/2007 01:50:36 AM
Really enjoying this
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05/09/2007 12:54:40 AM
Outstanding shot! I can see absolutely nothing wrong with this shot. Balance, focus, clarity, DOF, everything is great. If you don't ribbon with this one... well... I cut my hair!

(10)
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05/09/2007 12:51:51 AM
Love the color, love the perfect shilouette, the sky, the composition. I happen to like it slightly better with most of the leaves at the top cropped out, but I would not be the least bit surprised if this ribbons.
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