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Challenge: Wildlife IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: UK
Date: Oct 17, 2008
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2008

Yeh, I know, another Deer shot, LOL.

It was quite an unsuccessful trip to Richmond park, set out early and full of glee to get stuck in traffic arrived late, saw a bit of mist and some deer fighting, yipeeee! parked the car ran back to find mist had lifted and Deer had scattered.. My luck! decided to spend the day down there anyway, met up with some old git called Mark-A and from a pretty dismal shoot this was maybe the best of them I had. I hope it can hold it's own in what should be an awesome challenge with some great shots.


est score 6.3
dream score - over 7

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 159
Avg (all users): 6.7647
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.5135
Avg (non-participants): 6.9077
Views since voting: 3045
Views during voting: 433
Votes: 204
Comments: 42
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/24/2009 02:44:10 AM
Awesome shot!!!
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10/31/2008 07:28:34 PM
Beautiful photograph, congrats on your high finish!
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10/27/2008 02:40:32 PM
You got it goin' on, dude!! Congrats.
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10/27/2008 10:49:15 AM
Beautiful, MAK. It looks like a velvet painting. Breathtaking. I think he's singing because he knew he was going to get such a high score :)

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10/27/2008 08:19:39 AM
Incredible shot, totally mistook this for the work of Simms, incredible shot, and congrats on the nice score, well done.
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10/27/2008 07:22:36 AM
Great choice in shot Marak - this one is excellent and you almost got your dream score!

I cannot for the life of me figure out how anyone could give this a 1 or a 2....
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10/27/2008 06:45:23 AM
Very nice, like its posture, bit more dynamic than many other deer shots. Congrats on top 10.
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10/27/2008 05:41:51 AM
Originally posted by SaraR:

I think I would say it held its own! Apologies for suggesting it might have been the work of that second-rate photographer ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Simms;¬P - and congrats on the top 10 finish!


Yes how dare you..... LOL
10/27/2008 04:49:06 AM
Well you did get into the top 10 and that's not bad at all. I thought it would go right to the top and I voted it a 10.
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10/27/2008 02:14:01 AM
I think I would say it held its own! Apologies for suggesting it might have been the work of that second-rate photographer ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Simms;¬P - and congrats on the top 10 finish!
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10/27/2008 01:49:54 AM
Great shot, MAK. Hope you'll be hanging a framed print of this over your bed ;-))
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10/27/2008 01:21:50 AM
Excellent finish! Interesting and very well presented.
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10/27/2008 12:13:39 AM
All right another top ten, but seriously now, quit wasting all these good scores on non oly challenges. =)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/26/2008 11:17:32 PM
Impressive shot and processing.
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10/26/2008 09:33:26 PM
I'm not sure on the processing here, everything around the stag looks to be in motion blur somehow, even the tree. I can see that that might help make the deer the focal point but personally, I'd find it more attractive if everything was more in focus. Still, he's a beautiful animal and you've captured him at a great moment.
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10/26/2008 08:06:47 PM
One of the best in the challenge!!! Love the atmosphere of this shot – not to mention the color tones, composition, animal’s pose and post-processing.
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10/26/2008 05:20:41 PM
super......8
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10/26/2008 03:26:13 PM
Looks like a painting. Really wonderful.
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10/26/2008 01:52:52 PM
It'll be hard to beat this one. Very nice capture and processing.
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10/26/2008 01:09:26 PM
Simms? Wonderful composition and technicals, and the bellowing stag couldn't be a better subject, but I am somewhat unsure whether I really like the processing style. I have revisited this a number of times and my vote hovers between 7 and 10 - so I shall go for 9....
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10/24/2008 03:20:19 PM
Very good, should be top 10
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10/23/2008 11:08:18 PM
Great timing, and beautiful colors. 8.
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10/23/2008 10:28:20 PM
Lovely.
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10/23/2008 09:48:50 PM
nice capture. little out of focus though. whars my rifle i see dinner!
10/23/2008 09:18:31 PM
There are a number of deer/elk photos in this challenge but this really stands out. Perfect lighting. This is an emotional shot. Not sure what I mean by that, but I can't stop looking at it.
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10/23/2008 12:43:18 AM
I believe you have ruined an otherwise awesome shot. The image is no longer real. It feels more like a painting instead of a captured image.
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10/22/2008 11:33:26 PM
Beautiful animal. Seems a bit over processed though.
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10/22/2008 05:49:48 PM
Over-editing? Looks CGI.
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10/22/2008 02:34:17 PM
This almost looks like a painting, really very nice.
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10/22/2008 01:46:33 PM
Excellent! Hope it makes the home page. 10
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10/22/2008 11:53:35 AM
Absolutely stunning capture. I really love this one and as far as I am concerned this one should get a ribbon. Wonderful muted colors and play of light. The composition is also almost technically perfect except for the branches intruding into the top of the frame but that's a minor niggle. The stance of the deer, it's mouth open in calling is perfect and the tree and ferns in front create a nice natural frame.
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10/21/2008 03:09:44 PM
Great title, lovely setting and colours.
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10/21/2008 02:35:09 PM
would love to know how you got this shot. 7
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10/21/2008 12:39:13 PM
this is a cool photo. i like how the background looks misty. must have been a cool moment:)
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10/21/2008 09:48:08 AM
The pose here is spectacular! Absolutely spectacular. Focus and DOF are spot on. And before I digress, I voted this a 9.

But I'm going to nitpick, because the color is striking me oddly. The delineations feel artificial: the little patch of yellow he's standing in and then a soldly pinkish field behind and green and yellow in front, with no colors interspersed elsewhere. The trees in the back appear in clear bands of color. I don't know if that's processing or if it really looked that way, but it just doesn't appear natural to my eye. If he wasn't standing out well enough because of color I would have gone with B&W. Such a strong image would work well that way IMO.
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10/21/2008 02:14:28 AM
poor post-processing has really let this shot down.. the deer looks like it has been added in afterwards..
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10/21/2008 12:43:23 AM
I am on the fence with this shot. I love the shot but he PS kills it for me, it is a way over done. Now please know I like it but it could be SO much better with out all the PS work.
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10/20/2008 09:08:13 PM
Nice shot ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Simms, love this shot, great timing on the capture, nice composition, 8 from me
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10/20/2008 06:09:25 PM
Love the painterly quality to the processing. Awesome capture! It reminds me of something straight out of a wildlife book. 10
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10/20/2008 10:04:46 AM
Wow. Spectacular capture and composition. The only thing keeping me from giving this a 9/10 is the processing.
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10/20/2008 07:04:49 AM
looks very oversharpened. nice colours though.
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10/20/2008 01:05:45 AM
powerful image...8
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