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day 1. summer babies
day 1. summer babies
ShannonLee


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 55-200mm f/4.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: backyard
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Animals, Blur
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2007

Viewed: 701
Comments: 28
Favorites: 6 (view)

this was a totally huge mess up.

editing: crop & adjust levels.

the 411: shutter speed 1/10. focal length 200. i'm not sure which way i shook it. but, i was just really excited because i'd never seen baby deer that young. and i didnt want to open the door to go outside cus i knew i would scare them away. so i ran to the closest window with my camera, the window was dirty, i completely disregarded all settings and shot the pic. the next second they ran away and i was left with nothing but this blurry nonsense :)

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08/09/2007 06:27:06 AM
OH YEH!! real 'caveman' LOVE IT! instant FAV
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08/05/2007 06:52:35 AM
Not nonsense, beautiful. So much clarity through the blurred elements; a painting of life in all its wonder.
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08/03/2007 04:55:47 AM
This is a shot I could live with forever..... it's delightful!
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08/03/2007 01:00:05 AM
Blurry huge mess... that works. :)

It's almost as if we (the viewer) are spying on them, without their knowledge. I like it! :)
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08/02/2007 03:34:59 PM
well, luck befalls the greatest of artists!! you did good here! it's great you didn't get an "oh crap I left the lens cap on" result! :)

this is a darling image..Looks like raining and they're staying by mom to get to shelter..
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08/02/2007 01:31:52 PM
Excellent shot, colors are wonderful and love that painting look.
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08/02/2007 12:39:24 PM
Wow Shannon! Way to go "messing up" and coming up with something so incredibly artistic and cool to look at! This is awesome!

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08/01/2007 11:35:08 PM
"Blurry nonsense." Huh. I'd say "cool photo that reminds me of a cave painting."
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08/01/2007 11:23:34 PM
Isn't the concept of "mistake" so interesting?
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08/01/2007 10:10:00 PM
wow! Awesome job. I'm not much on words but I really like this one. Add to fav.
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08/01/2007 10:04:14 PM
kinda looks like a color pencil drawing
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08/01/2007 09:16:04 PM
Well it may not be the shot you were after, but there's something quite appealing about it. Until I read your comments I thought this was taken in heavy rain.
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08/01/2007 08:58:50 PM
Simply beautiful. Nonsense? Nonsense! This is stunning. Dirty windows are the blurry photographer's best friend. Really quite beautiful.
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08/01/2007 02:56:41 PM
Somehow the shake transforms the picture by turning the tree ?? in the background into some sort of fairytale landscape, like twinkling candles. Remarkable. Edit because now I see it's a hillside with rocks or something, not a tree at all. I could still be wrong but i'm not going to try to figure it out any more because that would spoil it.

Message edited by author 2007-08-01 14:58:09.
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08/01/2007 01:43:34 PM
hey shanny .. this is the best result .. i love the way it looks like a canvas in the background and the beautiful blur on the animals only makes this more special .. a feeling of impermanence heightened !! :) ..
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08/01/2007 01:08:02 PM
Almost looks as if we are seeing them through a window with streaks. Kinda cool.
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08/01/2007 12:53:55 PM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

The textural component that derives from the blur here becomes the emotional component that informs the image; if that makes any sense. Ephemeral and evocative.


it does make sense. thanks very much :)
08/01/2007 12:12:59 PM
The textural component that derives from the blur here becomes the emotional component that informs the image; if that makes any sense. Ephemeral and evocative.
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08/01/2007 10:06:34 AM
It feels like rain! Although blurry there is still an incredible amount of detail here, right down to those dots on the littlun's fur. Lovely accident! : )
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08/01/2007 09:53:48 AM
Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. If everything had gone as planned, you probably wouldn't have as good as picture as this.
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08/01/2007 09:13:15 AM
Very nice. The sparkly feeling of light gives this a sense of innocence that works so well with baby deer.
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08/01/2007 08:51:00 AM
lovely capture, blur works really well in this.
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08/01/2007 08:08:24 AM
I'd guess you were shaking the camera up and down. Great dreamy effect, accidents like this are a revelation.
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08/01/2007 08:06:26 AM
cool effect. almost like canvas or some kind of textured cloth
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08/01/2007 06:39:54 AM
better treasure this
probably u never ever going to make a better (imho) picture of summer babies
i really like it
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08/01/2007 02:41:30 AM
OK you need to stop calling this "blurry nonsense" right now. It is gorgeous, it has that lovely painterly quality that gives it the feeling of a very fleeting, very special moment captured almost as though it was a dream.
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08/01/2007 02:24:45 AM
gorgeous shannon, put this in the august thread!
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08/01/2007 01:44:14 AM
What a beautiful mistake, Shanny! The blur/softness suits the subject very well - it feels like one imagines the fur of a fawn might feel like. And there's just enough of a look from the fawn in the back, looking at you, maybe, to add another bit of interest to the shot. Add in your shutter speed and aperture, please, and indicate (if you remember) if you moved the camera, and which way. It looks as though it was swept from top to bottom or vice versa.
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