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Delicate Giant

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Challenge: Fill the Frame III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Date: Aug 26, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2007

It was a beautiful day in Ohio, so my wife and I went up to the Cleveland Zoo for the day. Captured many pictures and looking through all of them, found this shot to be the best fill the frame shot. Learned a lot about elephants when I was there. Take some of these interesting facts.

-Elephants cry, play, have incredible memories, and laugh!

-Elephants are sensitive fellow animals where if a baby complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it.

-Elephants have greeting ceremonies when a friend that has been away for some time returns to the group.

-Elephants grieve at a loss of a stillborn baby, a family member, and in many cases other elephants.

Thought those were pretty neat about them. I hope most like the shot. I thik a lot will think I over edited this, but I really like how the wrinkles were brought out. Any suggestions welcomed.

Shot in Raw
Sharpen, Curves
In Jpeg
Hue & Saturation
Dodge & Burn
Brightness & Contrast
Draganizer, USM, Crop
Resize, Neat Image, Add Border, Save for Web.

Place: 73 out of 285
Avg (all users): 5.8204
Avg (commenters): 6.5385
Avg (participants): 5.7579
Avg (non-participants): 5.9028
Views since voting: 852
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 167
Comments: 15
Favorites: 0

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09/03/2007 02:08:20 AM
Nice job Jawny!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2007 08:01:14 PM
Lucis Art?
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09/02/2007 01:48:00 AM
There's a lot of detail lost in the skin, possibly from noise reduction. Nice composition though, and certainly fits the challenge.
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08/31/2007 12:12:25 AM
hmmmm i thought the turtle was a sandyp shot, but this has the trappings of one also, either way this majestic beauty gets a 10
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08/30/2007 06:25:50 PM
Great shot, but it seems over-edited and a bit dark.
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08/29/2007 03:39:48 AM
Lighting is supurb!
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08/28/2007 10:29:47 PM
Since all my photo equipment was stolen and I am camera-less, I will spend time now voting...
Interest - 2
Theme Interp - 3
Technical Merit - 3
Personal Bias - 2
TOTAL - 10
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08/28/2007 09:27:36 PM
I love how this is on the verge of abstraction, and the spiraling composition.
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08/27/2007 08:25:57 PM
lighten the eye? otherwise a nice shot
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08/27/2007 01:02:48 PM
Nice light and shadow, and I like the tone. I wish I could see the eye better.
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08/27/2007 11:57:52 AM
not quite enough detail in the shadows for me (or my monitor) nice photo tho
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08/27/2007 05:14:01 AM
would have been better if you could see his eye
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08/27/2007 12:57:48 AM
It looks like you used a great deal of noise reduction here but why? It steals the great detail away.
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08/27/2007 12:43:32 AM
neat image??? the noise reduction has spoilt this
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08/27/2007 12:26:19 AM
I want to meet one of these creatures one day.
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