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Quintessential Rock Star
Quintessential Rock Star

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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Delhi Zoo
Date: May 10, 2008
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2008

I shot this on my recent trip to the zoo to play around with the newly acquired 70-200 lens. This huge Hippo yawn looked like a singer in action and the title did fit the challenge so well. I don't have very high hopes on the score but couldn't resist the temptation to submit this cool 'rock star' for this challenge. Hope it puts a smile on the voters face though.

Here is another outtake though not while singing but surely showing his media savvy grin :)
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Place: 27 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.4314
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.1299
Avg (non-participants): 6.7368
Views since voting: 1606
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 153
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/10/2010 06:15:20 PM
mad shot manish .. love the lighting .. love the pose ... WOW .. !!..:)

Message edited by author 2010-04-10 18:16:10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2008 10:25:14 PM
The light on this is magnificent. I love the effect of the black background. If I wanted to be picky, I would grouse about the blown out lower jaw - but that is really pretty minor. Nice job.
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05/18/2008 04:03:34 PM
Has to be the most unusual creature on the planet!! Cool capture...and title, too!
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05/17/2008 06:28:07 PM
Yes! Hippo-hip-hop...or something like that. I like the spotlight effect! Fabulous detail and color! Excellent!
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05/17/2008 12:28:25 AM
yawwwn lol. cool lighting
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05/16/2008 01:34:14 PM
And that's why crocks scramble in numbers when a hippo comes a wading... Great catch and lighting against a dark background....
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05/15/2008 07:08:55 PM
Hah! ha ha! wow! What a great capture. Terrific lighting and look as those teeth. Dang! Can't see anything wrong with this one. One of my favorites and a definite 10. Good luck!
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05/14/2008 10:43:48 AM
Looks Jageresque. Bet everyone wants to know the circumstances of the shot. 10
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05/13/2008 01:07:25 AM
Incredible! If stuffed in a muesuem '7' If alive in a Zoo '8' of in the wild "10+"
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05/12/2008 05:29:40 PM
Lighting is a bit harsh.
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05/12/2008 05:20:11 PM
OMG, you must have used a superwide angle lens for this big of a mouth! great details, love the lighting
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05/12/2008 10:48:49 AM
LOL at your title :-)
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05/12/2008 09:53:06 AM
wow! great capture! :)
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05/12/2008 08:29:33 AM
Wrong picture for the title???
05/12/2008 04:14:28 AM
Fantastic lighting. Not sure about the title though. Hippo and rock star are not two concepts that have come together for me before ... although a couple of rock stars may be approaching hippo size.
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05/12/2008 12:34:38 AM
great lighting
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