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In the Eyes of the Wise
MAK


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: UK
Date: Jul 20, 2008
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2008

Had this baby since 20th. I cannot see myself getting a better shot than this this month, actually I was thinking of saving it for best of 2008 but I have something else that is a solid contender for that one too so here we go.. my free study for July is this 50 year old Chimp from Colchester zoo who spends most of his time laying down these days. I looked him into the eyes and asked him for some inspiration to find a ribbon winning shot for DPC and he sat up and smiled at me and said "inspiration is everywhere my bald friend" (I'm fluent in Monkey Talk)

est score - 6.8
dream score - 7.3

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 524
Avg (all users): 6.9882
Avg (commenters): 8.9333
Avg (participants): 7.0611
Avg (non-participants): 6.7436
Views since voting: 2438
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 170
Comments: 37
Favorites: 8 (view)


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08/12/2008 05:04:23 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Excellent shot!
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08/08/2008 08:01:02 PM
Incredible portrait. Congratulations.
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08/08/2008 10:12:58 AM
WTG MAK! What an amazing shot... (And I was right - it was yours! HAHA!) Great work man. Your animal images are incredible. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
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08/08/2008 10:01:07 AM
Mak, this is a wonderful image!
Congrats on yoour top 10 finish!
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08/08/2008 04:14:58 AM
great, great shot Mak.
excelent score and placing, considering self portraits don't normally do that well in free studys ;-)
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08/08/2008 03:35:11 AM
Very, very good indeed. That's a beautiful face for sure. Well done bud.
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08/08/2008 03:10:57 AM
Congratulations Mak, I love the lighting in this.

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08/08/2008 02:50:20 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish, wonderful, emotive shot!
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08/08/2008 02:01:29 AM
Too funny. Congrats on your placing with this wonderful shot!
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08/08/2008 02:00:57 AM
as i said earlier, this is a great portrait of a very handsome model. Congrats!
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08/08/2008 01:52:40 AM
you're seriously good.
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08/08/2008 01:50:48 AM
This is so wonderful and emotive...excellent work...congrats on the top 10 man (deserved a ribbon, but that's the way it goes)
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08/08/2008 01:29:13 AM
oh man, what emotion, what intelligence behind that face. I would call this a portrait, there is more personality in this capture than many images of actual humans. Congrats on the top 10 (out of 521!!!)
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08/08/2008 01:07:43 AM
This is such a beautiful image, the look is so emotional, it nearly brought tears to my eyes. You're a damn good photographer, MAK.
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08/08/2008 12:36:36 AM
This deserved the blue like nobody's business.
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08/08/2008 12:28:21 AM
I can not beLIEVE this dropped below 7 at the last minute. This photo pierced my soul the minute I saw it. I had a hard time leaving it and going to the next one.

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08/08/2008 12:27:02 AM
LOL@Bruski!

You almost hung on to that 7! But how sweet making the top10. Great shot and great work. Really had fun reading the photo comments from you Mak. You captured his expression perfectly. Dont imagine seeing it any other way.

Message edited by author 2008-08-08 00:47:19.
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08/08/2008 12:17:10 AM
A fantastic picture. I think that it should have finished higher.
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08/08/2008 12:11:42 AM
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08/08/2008 12:10:06 AM
Sure, sure, save the 6.9 scores for free study. I see how it is you greedy bastid. =)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2008 09:37:11 PM
I am a new believer in love at first site. I am IN LOVE with your wise old soul!
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08/06/2008 05:28:51 PM
This instantly reminds me of MAK's work. Powerful, emotional, beautifully lit, and perfectly presented. Excellent stuff.
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08/06/2008 09:35:44 AM
great light and details...love your title...a fantastic image...good luck with this 9
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08/05/2008 08:00:20 PM
great lighting, and model! one of my favorites so far
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08/05/2008 07:33:16 PM
A well done composition & the tonality is fantastic.
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08/05/2008 03:29:44 AM
Resembles my father... Lovely warm expression, well captured!
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08/04/2008 03:57:16 PM
This is a great ape portrait. Very strong entry, close to ribbon territory.
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08/03/2008 10:18:06 PM
Stunning. 10
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08/03/2008 05:07:17 AM
One heck of a shot. wonderful PP work , my fav so far , 9
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08/02/2008 09:53:21 AM
beautiful. great depth in the blacks
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08/02/2008 01:56:30 AM
Wow! What a face. It reminds me of one of the SC, can't remember which one... very nice.
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08/01/2008 11:56:42 PM
Wow thats awesome! He looks just like he is smiling.. maybe he really is! Awesome shot!
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08/01/2008 06:43:57 PM
good lighting and texture
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08/01/2008 03:37:34 PM
I'm in awe of this photo. I love chimps, and I have yet to capture something as wonderful as this. Great job. 10 from me!
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08/01/2008 12:32:23 PM
MAK, this is breathtaking. The light and his eyes are perfect. Hope you get a great score. xoxo
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08/01/2008 10:29:18 AM
needs the midtones brightened just a shade or two but otherwise, excellent. 9
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08/01/2008 08:32:10 AM
just stunning ... adding to faves
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