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Centered on a Ssslithering Eye
Centered on a Ssslithering Eye

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Challenge: Centered Composition III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Columbus Zoo
Date: Apr 7, 2008
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2008


Place: 49 out of 380
Avg (all users): 6.1300
Avg (commenters): 6.3750
Avg (participants): 5.8372
Avg (non-participants): 6.3509
Views since voting: 759
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 200
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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04/20/2008 07:07:36 AM
YAY!! Ben enters 6-land! Congratulations. Nice shot and a personal best!
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04/16/2008 08:10:13 PM
Ben...you are doing great!
I'm the gal behind you at 50th place

Keep up the great work! Ya gotta be in the challenges to get better. With a friend like Tim - you won't be far off from getting 6's all the time.

That fella, Tim, has helped me along the way...so keep up the good work.
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04/16/2008 09:21:02 AM
Thanks to all of you out there in DPC world who voted. I've been playing around with submitting photos to this site since last fall. I've put a few out there that haven't done well. One of my best friends goes by the user name timfythetoo.

I feel good about this shot since I took lots of shots of snakes at the reptile house at the Columbus zoo. My wife was starting to get impatient that I took a shot of every snake in the building. I set the timer so that my hand wouldn't shake as much and tried to press against the glass with my shoulder. Ultimately, I am pretty pleased with it. But I also thank Tim for directing me to GIMP because my trial of PE 6 ended.

As far as editing... I didn't do a whole lot because the pic turned out nice, but adjusted hue and saturation. I increased the shadows and decreased the highlights. Tweaked the contrast. Then, I did a heavy sharpen, probably too much.
04/16/2008 05:53:03 AM
Well done Ben. Congrats on your first 6 and your new PB!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2008 07:36:53 PM
Great DOF...
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04/11/2008 09:59:46 AM
I like the snake but I'd like to see a plainer background.
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04/11/2008 09:25:14 AM
Good selective focus
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04/10/2008 08:48:45 PM
I hate snakes. This one is sharply focused.
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04/10/2008 04:42:53 PM
Lovely pattern in this shot - and really quite mesmerising.
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04/10/2008 02:52:03 PM
Wow, that eye is compelling.
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04/10/2008 12:48:02 PM
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04/09/2008 06:37:06 PM
Closer. If you could have gotten right up and had that circled eye right in the middle of the photo, up too close for comfort, what a difference. Regardless, nice capture.
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