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Challenge: Free Study 2008-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Location: New York City - Bronx Zoo
Date: Aug 4, 2008
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2008

Per Wikipedia: The term "lemur" is derived from the Latin word lemures, meaning "spirits of the night" or "ghosts". This likely refers to their large, reflective eyes and the wailing cries of some species. I wanted to title this "Spirt of the Night" but knowing how literal voters can be, I didn't want comments about how it looks like daytime.

I couldn't decide which version of this to use. This is cropped from a larger image; I liked the composition of the original but felt for most voters the lemur needed to be larger in the frame. I also have another version with more dramatic post-processing, but decided to go with the more natural one and let the chips fall as they may.

Place: 134 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.0000
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.8879
Avg (non-participants): 6.3421
Views since voting: 1149
Views during voting: 221
Votes: 154
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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09/14/2008 05:16:35 PM
How cool is this that you got a score of exactly 6 for a challenge? And in a free study too - awesome. I love the lighting and the eyes really jump out of the photo. The color in them is beautiful. Congrats on a new PB!
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09/11/2008 11:49:39 AM
Congrats on the PB and your first 6!! WOO HOO!!! A Free Study, no less!
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09/09/2008 01:48:15 AM
Totally stunning, Larry. Just amazing!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2008 12:54:12 PM
Beautiful. I'd love to travel to Madagascar.
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09/05/2008 10:26:12 AM
Nice capture of the eyes, lighting is pretty harsh and the right of the shot looks cluttered.
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09/04/2008 07:08:37 AM
Great shot, nice isolation of the subject
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09/02/2008 09:16:33 PM
good focus on the eyes
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09/02/2008 08:53:02 PM
Great DOF, maybe crop out the branch at the right and crop square?
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09/01/2008 02:37:08 PM
nice, attention holding eyes make this pic
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09/01/2008 10:54:49 AM
He's cool! Love the pose! Great capture, but I wish the stray branch wasn't obscuring his right hand and leg. Aside from that minor nitpick, this is a great image.
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09/01/2008 08:09:59 AM
wonderful capture and great detail on the face
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