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Collection: Scenes and things
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Somewhere in a field
Date: Dec 23, 2008
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2008

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Comments: 15
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Yep, there's a story behind this one...

On Tuesday, this giant glowing orb thing appeared in the sky. We were all a'skeerd, for we knew not what it was! After work, I jumped into my car, and drove around trying to find a good place to capture a picture of this orb, to document the occasion. A gentleman was out walking his large, well-fed dog, and they happened to be in the frame. The dog, however, is slightly below the horizon of the ground (it's a slight hill) and with his legs cut off like that, reminded me of a giant anteater. Hence, the title.

And yes, there are power lines. I was unsuccessful in getting them removed before the giant orb thing disappeared from view...

Duplicate layer in soft light blending mode and removed a lime green disk (possibly a UFO but most likely lens flare).

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01/05/2009 07:13:09 PM
I like the extra stuff in the landscape but I'll critique your cropping... ;) Lose the bottom third to put more emphasis on the trees/man/anteater. Kinda like the "rule" of thirds but not really!
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12/31/2008 05:52:20 PM
When the Orb comes, invasion is soon to follow. :) Warm shot, has a nice sense of atmosphere.
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12/28/2008 09:29:38 PM
It's almost like something out of Africa.
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12/27/2008 01:11:42 PM
Beautiful and warm looking, great lens flare too.
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12/27/2008 12:14:32 PM
Oh my goodness. This is so mood evoking. Loving the smoke stack and the balance with the guy on the left. NICE work.
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12/27/2008 08:59:37 AM
Thanks for the notes. It's nice to know the story. ;)

Good processing.
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12/27/2008 08:45:11 AM
You are funny :) ! I love the colors the orb is making in this gorgeous image !!!
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12/26/2008 06:44:57 PM
ROFL @ your interpretation! I thought it was a wagon. Lovely serene scene!
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12/26/2008 05:38:42 PM
Lovely serene image despite the human desecration.
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12/26/2008 02:28:25 PM
Love the warmth and the lighting! Nice capture.
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12/26/2008 09:10:07 AM
What is the giant scary orb thing? No one knew what it was?
Mystified here..
Nice silhouette and great tones..
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12/26/2008 08:24:44 AM
The scary glowing orb is nicely positioned between the trees. Such remarkable presence of mind you have to wait till it was framed before shooting the apparition. And, did it come back? It might, you know =:-O
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12/26/2008 03:58:51 AM
brilliant shot deb and i loved reading your write-up ... that giant glowing orb sure does look scarey .lol.!! .. and yet that guy with the anteater seems amazing cool .. well that's from a distance of course and him being a silhouette and all .. now when i look closer it appears that the man might be running .?. altho its hard to tell with the anteater seeing i cant see his legs .. !!
considering these terrifying conditions it's amazing that you were able to capture such a stunning photograph .. the colours are beautiful .. i dont mind the power lines .. they're real .. :)x
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12/26/2008 03:42:33 AM
I like the orb. Strange thing indeed for this time of the year. Nice colors and silhouettes.
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12/26/2008 02:25:57 AM
I'm not sure about the anteater; it looks more like he's pulling a little wagon with luggage on it.
I like the colour.
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