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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Pentax
Location: Sands
Date: Feb 21, 2008
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2009

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Place: 492 out of 531
Avg (all users): 4.5931
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 4.6180
Avg (non-participants): 4.5094
Views since voting: 523
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 231
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 09:08:38 PM
Yak! Composed well with the added benefit of a little birdy. The harsh lighting is not helping the image though, and a slight curves adjustment may help that.
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01/21/2009 09:32:36 PM
High points just for having the guts to take this shot!
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01/20/2009 10:32:09 PM
he looks grumpy
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01/19/2009 02:16:12 PM
First saw this on the Dell monitor at work & thought "snapshot." On the Sony laptop screen it looked kinda flat. But I didn't vote. I've been going slow, keeping in mind that every shot is someone's favorite of 2008. This morning, I saw it on the ViewSonic monitor at home, the screen I do my own editing on. I saw the bird! Right after that, it hit me. This is one of those rare photographs that is remarkable not for technical excellence or compositional brilliance or documentary professionalism (even thought it has all of that) but for its impact. I'm voting it a 10 because of the afterimage it created in my memory, the thoughts it inspired me to think. Thank you!
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01/18/2009 12:27:56 PM
the gaze of the animal, his pal hanging out and waiting for the next fly to show up - all nice components

the brightness of the light steals a bit of the details away and the grasses in the bottom far left are a bit distracting to the image
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01/16/2009 11:51:34 PM
He has a human resemblance to his face!
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01/16/2009 01:35:06 PM
I am a hair dresser and I often ask my clients "you don't want water buffalo hair do you?"...a bit more with the curves.
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01/16/2009 06:51:11 AM
amazing capture, and I do belive that is a bird on his snout.
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