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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Animals in Captivity
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Date: Dec 23, 2008
Aperture: F10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009

I took this on a very VERY cold gray day in Texas. My favorite kind of day to get out and shoot photos. I have never gotten the rhino to so much as look at me -- but this day, he posed, and followed me around wherever I went while I shot away. I actually locked eyes with him and felt connected to him. What an amazing animal!

Statistics
Place: 110 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.1466
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.2147
Avg (non-participants): 5.9273
Views since voting: 1022
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 232
Comments: 25
Favorites: 6 (view)


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02/17/2013 01:22:15 AM
so alive terrific shot~
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01/28/2009 10:14:00 AM
Wow you were so lucky to have him pose for you. I lov the way he fills the frame it gives the viewer the idea of his size and power. Another great shot from you Sandy!
Sue
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01/24/2009 01:33:21 AM
The detail here Sandy is brillant. I does seems as if he is smiling at you (of course while chewing....which is impolite). A great shot indeed.
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01/23/2009 02:59:10 PM
Shame, Sandy. You go to another site and it's a Favorite. LOL Fabulous detail and expressive animal shot.
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01/23/2009 01:24:10 PM
Your comments make me smile. I love the eyes here, just beautiful.
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01/23/2009 10:37:27 AM
Amazing, indeed, Sandy. A fabulous shot... I feel like he's looking at ME!
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01/23/2009 10:22:00 AM
Excellent capture of this magnificent being. You really have a connection with animals.
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01/23/2009 05:44:12 AM
I gave this an 8. Liked the feel/processing and eye connection/capture.
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01/23/2009 04:40:19 AM
Brilliant Sandy!
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01/23/2009 01:48:10 AM
Whoo! Talk about coming right out of the picture. Really plastic (3D). As if we were breaking down the rhino into components. Engaging, accessible. I appoint you PR person for rhinocery.

Message edited by author 2009-01-23 01:51:35.
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01/23/2009 12:22:01 AM
I thought this was fabulous Sandy. The mastery of lighting here is impressive. Such amazing tones and textures. I'm glad you finished with a 6+. Congrats!
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01/23/2009 12:10:56 AM
you held on!!

GREAT finish Sandy!
he is the BOMB
(hmm wonder wher he got that??) I really do NEED to come to this zoo with you someday!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 08:42:38 PM
Wow. Okay, I love rhinos. And you did an amazingly excellent job with the depth of field here. your toning is perfect as is the sharpness. you managed just enough of the tilt of his head to capture an eye but to still have it appear as a straight on shot. I'll admit it - in all my attempts, I have not gotten one this good of a rhino. gotta give you that 10.
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01/21/2009 10:17:34 PM
most excellent. One of my faves of the challenge.
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01/21/2009 11:24:58 AM
Love the detail and texture of the rhino's skin
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01/19/2009 12:32:59 PM
Love the shot! Really like the way it just keeps going and going. Great capture.
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01/18/2009 07:29:13 PM
Brilliant angle, and I like that you filled the frame. Great textures throughout.
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01/18/2009 01:03:10 PM
You've gotta love Rhinos - I know I do :- )
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01/18/2009 09:43:09 AM
I like the title :-)...and details and expression.
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01/17/2009 02:35:35 PM
Great choice for Best of 08. One of my favorites in this challenge.
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01/17/2009 10:53:22 AM
just excellent, nicely captured, sharp clean lines great choice in the colour, well done
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01/16/2009 06:25:39 PM
i like tis shot.
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01/16/2009 01:58:30 PM
up close and personal...nice capture
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01/16/2009 12:20:14 PM
the details of the skin, the rich textures from the lovely lighting - it really gives this one some pop
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01/16/2009 12:31:10 AM
AWESOME........AWESOME........AWESOME........
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