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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Centered Composition III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Zoo
Date: Apr 7, 2008
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 7, 2008

The Image: Took this early morning at the zoo. This fellow was sitting against the window pane on a sleepy morning, posing for me with those sad eyes. This was shot through some fairly thick glass with a 105mm macro.

The Edit: Crop, Basically levels, USM, Noise Ninja...nothing else.

Prediction: 6????

Post Challenge: Did better than I thought in a HUGE challenge. It really is an Orangutan, so it is a bit of an amazing shot for me.


Statistics
Place: 24 out of 380
Avg (all users): 6.4856
Avg (commenters): 7.0769
Avg (participants): 6.3265
Avg (non-participants): 6.6273
Views since voting: 1212
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 208
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)


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AuthorThread
11/17/2008 02:27:46 AM
WOW - that settles it. I'm getting the 105 macro lens. Amazing, beautiful detail. Great photo Enzo!
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04/16/2008 10:09:14 AM
Yes, it IS amazing. He must've been so incredibly close to you to be able to use a macro lens for this. It turned out awesome. I love it when a photo does better than expected. It's so often the other way around, isn't it.
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04/16/2008 04:31:33 AM
Looks like a modern interpretation of the Velociraptor. Really cool shot, almost alienesque.
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04/16/2008 02:37:36 AM
Originally posted by hotpasta:

It really is an Orangutan


I never doubted you, honest! :-) Great score, should have been higher for a capture like that. Well done.
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04/16/2008 02:11:08 AM
that eye looks almost human .. i almost expect to see a tear coming out'v that eye .. brilliant close-up shot ..:)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/15/2008 01:33:01 PM
If that's an actual orangutan, and I've not reason to suspect it's not, that's an amazing capture!!!

My only tiny nitpick is the reflections in the eyes. Still a 9 from me though.
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04/12/2008 11:11:16 AM
Great detail and sharpness.
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04/12/2008 06:22:36 AM
Wonderful work!
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04/12/2008 02:32:32 AM
That is freaky. Great detail, masterful photo.
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04/12/2008 02:25:13 AM
Stunning capture, gives me chills.
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04/11/2008 06:18:01 PM
what an interesting shot. Color texture depth very nice
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04/11/2008 11:35:19 AM
original
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04/11/2008 12:04:55 AM
Great DOF...
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04/10/2008 05:42:10 AM
Good focus. If only the DOF is wider.
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04/09/2008 06:05:57 PM
Beautiful photograph.
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04/09/2008 03:03:09 PM
I like the focus, but not the reflection in the eye.
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04/09/2008 12:54:56 PM
Very nice selective focus and sharp details.
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