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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Richmond Park England
Date: Oct 24, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 10 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 7.0520
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 7.0843
Avg (non-participants): 6.8941
Views since voting: 6236
Views during voting: 846
Votes: 500
Comments: 125
Favorites: 22 (view)


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01/31/2011 08:27:50 AM
Wow, how good is this. Excellent.
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04/07/2009 04:47:57 AM
Originally posted by K10DGuy:

Originally posted by MAK:

hey top 10 Simmo you old faggot. x


Is Simms gay?

It's like a dream come true.

starts grooming better


Any port in a storm old boy..
03/23/2009 10:33:09 PM
How beautiful. A true moment of being in the right place at the right time. I would so frame this and place it in my living room...
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03/23/2009 09:41:00 PM
Originally posted by MAK:

hey top 10 Simmo you old faggot. x


Is Simms gay?

It's like a dream come true.

starts grooming better
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03/20/2009 03:32:06 PM
I think this is one of the best in this challenge. Congrats :)
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03/19/2009 10:51:42 PM
There are at least five pictures above yours that don't deserve to be (although they're all tremendous efforts). I don't know if you're very good or very lucky, but this is very nice.
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03/18/2009 03:15:01 PM
Ohhhh how AMAZING!
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03/18/2009 03:12:04 PM
Good result mate - lovely picture.
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03/18/2009 02:28:44 PM
Gave it a 10, its from a fairy tale. Looks like an illustration in that everything is just right, as if the scene were freely designed.
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03/18/2009 12:22:10 PM
At least I was beaten by a herd of deer! :) Congrats on top 10!
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03/18/2009 12:16:28 PM
an amazing capture
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03/18/2009 12:15:35 PM
Congratulations on your top-10 finish!!!
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03/18/2009 10:25:32 AM
Charming. Love the composition, light and shadow.
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03/18/2009 09:21:05 AM
This is the winner for me .. Excellent photograph!
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03/18/2009 09:01:26 AM
congrats on top 10!!! exquisite!!
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03/18/2009 08:13:19 AM
Congrats on top 10! Beautiful work!
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03/18/2009 07:04:55 AM
Congratz. 10th place? I commented that this was the only 10 I gave and for me this was the winner.
Still a worthy place to finish in the top 10 out of more then 1000 entries. :)
Ironic really... I see you only gave 1 TEN yourself in this challenge and that was to the image that actually won.

My Comment:
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Wonderfully enchanting image. I love the almost mystical atmosphere that this image exudes. Lovely play of light and beautiful softness. Superb. 10

Ps. I have given 13 nine's and this is the only 10 I have given in this challenge. This is for me my personal favorite. This image just has that something extra imo over the very excellent images that I gave a 9 to.

Message edited by author 2009-03-18 07:10:27.
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03/18/2009 05:32:50 AM
hey top 10 Simmo you old faggot. x
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03/18/2009 04:44:06 AM
Awesome mate, well done on 10th place in this challenge!!
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03/18/2009 04:42:01 AM
So glad this made the first page of results. Very very pleased with top ten so thank you everybody.. although it is great and did deserve it.
03/18/2009 03:31:45 AM
Congrats on Top 10 Mark !! Love this shot.
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03/18/2009 01:41:17 AM
Beautiful work...congrats on top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:06:18 PM
Beautiful capture!! 8
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03/17/2009 10:04:45 PM
Oh, Deer, Deer, Deer! Great capture. Love the shafts of light coming down.
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03/17/2009 09:45:46 PM
WOW, I like the composition, silhoutte and the rays.
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03/17/2009 09:10:18 PM
Simm Earth, beautifully played. 10
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03/17/2009 05:46:20 PM
Beautiful deer shot. This must be that park in London? I love the shading and the sun rays.
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03/17/2009 02:21:26 PM
Good luck with this beauty! The contrasting sizes are excellent--what a find.
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03/17/2009 01:07:24 PM
It was a tale passed down from Father to fawn as a bedtime tale and fawn to fawn as a whispered spook story in the meadow under high sunlight. The tale of the dark of the woods, down past the old fir tree and at the beginning of the end of their known territory.

So it was that three friends set out one day, growing in curiosity and courage to finally confront such tales. For they did not believe all that they were told, and wanted to set the record straight. To come back and tell everyone that it was just a deeper part of the wood, and nothing to fear.

So they had set out, and had come to the beginning of the path into the gloom that was there. Laughing amongst themselves and teasing each other about being frightened, but not really feeling any fear.

Not feeling any, that is, until they came to the threshold, and suddenly it seemed as if the sunlight broke upon the path there and simply ceased to be. For it was not just gloom that shrouded that pathway, but a darkness so complete that it was almost unnatural.

They found themselves standing on the brink of that entrance, still as they could be, not daring to breathe. The laughter and teasing had stopped. They dared not make a sound. They stood rigid, their eyes opened wide in surprise and, now that they were here, a sudden fear.

Fear it was now that gripped them certainly, for at once they knew that the tales were not just mere ghost stories. Deep inside, their very instincts told them that something here was wrong. Very, very wrong.

Yet they stood, and stared into that darkness, which seemed to shrink and constrict around them, and despite all their sudden terror there was something about that dark. Something that seemed to call to them. Something that whispered in soft, calming tones and gentle musical notes. Something that beckoned, beckoned them on.

With eyes glazed over and a wobble in their step, they began to walk forward, closer now. Stepping into the emptiness before them, black as the deepest pit, there came the sound of a ragged breathing. A sound of anticipation and desire and... hunger.

They continued on, step by step, hoof over hoof, and...

... a cry came from behind them, and startled them from their reverie, and they jumped backwards for the blackness, shocked and now fully awake, and what they saw there froze their very hearts and screams broke from their throats. The spell had been broken by that shout from the light, and now they turned tail and tore back from the direction they came, terrified. They saw their parents there, and ran to them, crying and gibbering nonsense, and were taken in by them and then removed from that accursed place.

And in the darkness something cried out in anger and outrage, and its roar echoed through the woods, and for many days the three fawns could not be comforted, and their only words were about the eyes.

Those terrible, horrible eyes.
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03/17/2009 08:10:49 AM
very nice ;) seven from me ;)


regards,
brano
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03/17/2009 04:49:45 AM
Ohhhh!! this so beautiful!! 9
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03/17/2009 02:20:48 AM
Oh, just gorgeous. Love that light. 10
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03/17/2009 12:00:49 AM
Awesome shot, perfect!
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03/16/2009 11:51:02 PM
wow, i want to know where is that fantastic forest ...8
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03/16/2009 11:49:13 PM
Lovely lighting. Think you could have cropped more of the left tree off - seems a little foreboding.
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03/16/2009 11:23:23 PM
Nice the sun rays through the woods...
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03/16/2009 10:59:55 PM
Sigh, the backlight streaming through the trees and the perfect sihoulette of the deer, it is really a peaceful scene.
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03/16/2009 10:57:26 PM
We have deer all the time in your yard. But the wolfhound lab mix dog of ours makes sure I never get a chance to get a shot this good.
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03/16/2009 09:18:37 PM
I like the style here though would like it a bit better if the foreground were a tad more visible
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03/16/2009 06:22:03 PM
Oh... how perfect.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 06:17:39 PM
This is an amazing shot, everything is perfect kick it up to 10
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03/16/2009 05:20:05 PM
Beautiful nature photo, I like how the black mass at left creates a natural frame. Interesting visually that the three deer aren't all the same tone. Lovely slanted light. They all seem to be noticing you at the same time. If this were a storyboard, the next frame would show their tails as they sped away.
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03/16/2009 05:12:29 PM
very nice...really like the haze of the sunlight with the deer looking at you...very good
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03/16/2009 05:06:58 PM
Reminds me of the 5 deers I saw yesterday which my dog scared of before I got my camera out.. Your shot looks like a fairytale, and I like fairytales =) 8
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03/16/2009 04:43:29 PM
It's a magic mood, they're surely some fairies hidden in this wonderful photo.
I feel good when I look at your photo, it's quiet and peaceful.
my vote 9
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03/16/2009 02:31:39 PM
Beautiful capture. I love the fog, the three silhouettes (sp?) and the slices of sunlight. 9
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03/16/2009 01:34:31 PM
beautiful shot, the tree is taking a bit too much room
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03/16/2009 12:20:10 PM
This is a wonderful shot !! 10
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03/16/2009 07:10:05 AM
Fantastic light. Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 04:35:29 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/16/2009 01:28:58 AM
This is a magical shot, the lighting and capture are extraordinary!!
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03/15/2009 10:41:40 PM
This has to be Mr. Yanko If it is not, consider this a huge compliment
This is a wonderful capture. The framing, the softness caused by the fog, the light ... all great
Well done
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03/15/2009 10:18:13 PM
Excellent capture!
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03/15/2009 09:21:37 PM
nice catch
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03/15/2009 08:44:27 PM
Yes, this is a special gem. I would like a more emcompassing title because your photo has so much in it.
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03/15/2009 08:27:47 PM
Perfect lighting and a perfect photo. 10
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03/15/2009 06:34:10 PM
Beautiful picture! The square crop is a good choice.
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03/15/2009 03:15:44 PM
Not sure I like the title, but the image is nice. The rays of light work well with the comp... perhaps cropping out a bit more of the tree on the left... just a bit.
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03/15/2009 02:25:26 PM
I'm thinking a tighter crop on the left would have brought the deer closer to the viewer, still great mood
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03/15/2009 01:17:57 PM
Geez, where do people find this fantastic opportunities. Love the foggy feel and the sun rays, and how the deer all seem to be staring right at you. Poor guy in the middle though looks like he lost a leg! Amazing shot.
03/15/2009 11:03:41 AM
Lovely picture. They look like they are about to run away at the slightest sound
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03/15/2009 10:45:55 AM
Stunning atmospheric shot. Really dreamy and utterly captivating. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge. 8
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03/15/2009 10:30:43 AM
What a magnificent scene to capture. What a magical moment - you've made it look so dreamy and fairy tale-ish. This is just beautiful.
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03/15/2009 10:20:29 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 10:04:45 AM
Beautiful shot... incredible lighting!
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03/15/2009 06:34:27 AM
Lovely silhouttes. I prefer a much tighter crop on the left. the lighting is brilliant, 8
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03/14/2009 11:04:56 PM
This is beautiful, they look so small in comparison with the trees.
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03/14/2009 08:06:55 PM
Second pass through, somehow I missed this one. Bumping up as it is beautiful...amazing light, love the strong triangle the subjects make. Looks like paradise. Best of luck. 10
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03/14/2009 07:23:29 PM
Like a painting. Some color helps withthe effect. Too much cut off on the left IMO.
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03/14/2009 04:37:40 PM
The most idyllic pastoral in the challenge. Sensational silhouettes, and stellar lighting. Bumping it, and a fave.
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03/14/2009 03:38:57 PM
Lovely silhouette you've created!
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03/14/2009 03:18:08 PM
Great capture! Like the rays of light
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03/14/2009 12:40:15 PM
The tree on the right balances the image nicely. Great subjects!
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03/14/2009 11:31:50 AM
Lovely photo. I wonder how long they stood there before they ran away.
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03/14/2009 10:30:48 AM
Wonderfully enchanting image. I love the almost mystical atmosphere that this image exudes. Lovely play of light and beautiful softness. Superb. 10

Ps. I have given 13 nine's and this is the only 10 I have given in this challenge. This is for me my personal favorite. This image just has that something extra imo over the very excellent images that I gave a 9 to.
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03/14/2009 10:08:40 AM
Beautiful shot.
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03/14/2009 08:11:45 AM
A photograph I wish I could have taken! This must have been a magical moment to come across, I certainly get a magical tingle seeing the shapes looming in the mist.
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03/14/2009 07:40:01 AM
delightful!
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03/14/2009 06:54:18 AM
amazing. good luck - You must have been very pleased with this photo. great work.
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03/14/2009 04:52:52 AM
Don't like it.... There's an area at the back that's blown out and the Deer are really distracting, should have cloned them out. Apart from that I like the border i guess.
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03/14/2009 04:52:34 AM
What a great capture. I love the light, and can feel the alarm from the deer.
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03/13/2009 11:53:43 PM
The silhouette is a good choice as it lets us think about the deer and what they are doing more
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03/13/2009 08:51:33 PM
Perfectly vague.
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03/13/2009 08:41:26 PM
wow... i love the depth in the fog (?) really magical shot.
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03/13/2009 05:29:58 PM
The haziness really adds to the softness of this capture and the silhouetting is great.
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03/13/2009 01:36:04 PM
This is very good but the tree bothers me a bit. I might have cropped it tighter.
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03/13/2009 11:30:48 AM
wow, this is beautiful
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03/13/2009 09:46:53 AM
Wonderful shot!
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03/13/2009 09:43:45 AM
Nice capture
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03/13/2009 06:53:11 AM
Great capture.
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03/13/2009 03:22:05 AM
They look mad and they want your lunch money. :)
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03/12/2009 11:07:56 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment now. I love the lighting here - whenever there is mist with sunshine it really can transform the scene into something mystical and magical. The woods are transformed into a magical place with some nice sun rays playing through the mist. These woods breathe even more magic with the appearance of three deer that seem to appear from out of the mist. Love how you composed this to have the large tree in the far left and it's branches act as a frame for this composition. It is like a curtain being drawn aside so that we can see this woodland trio. This is breathe taking to see but I bet it was even moreso to experience. Thank you for sharing this wonderful capture.
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03/12/2009 10:30:52 PM
Must have been a wonderful view in real life! Great light and silhouettes.
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03/12/2009 07:54:16 PM
I like this pic. Great shot and perfect deer placement.
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03/12/2009 07:46:57 PM
Great pose ;-)
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03/12/2009 03:38:03 PM
This is just beautiful!! Well done!!
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03/12/2009 02:36:19 PM
Perfect place and time, great shot. love the rays of sunlight.
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03/12/2009 01:56:15 PM
great composition, nice light very nice shot
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03/12/2009 01:12:35 PM
Wow, what a perfectly timed capture. Their ears are all the same, the streams of light from the sun filtering through the branches is positively from a storybook, the natural framing from the tree makes this feel solid.
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03/12/2009 12:38:30 PM
Great shot!! 10
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03/12/2009 11:46:34 AM
I love this shot and i know it was probably hard to get it from this perspective, but the black tree at the left is kind of distracting. But i can't give you a low vote, the light and the silhouetes are great, really!
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03/12/2009 10:45:38 AM
Superb light, and incredible expression through silhouettes only. Perhaps a bit too much black in the natural frame left
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03/12/2009 09:49:07 AM
This is the type of shot I imagined winning this contest: A natural phenomenon combined with natural beauty along with amazing timing and placement of the photographer. 9
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03/12/2009 09:07:55 AM
I love the contrasts here; the overall darkness & then that sudden light are stunning.
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03/12/2009 04:22:33 AM
cute and nice tones
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03/11/2009 11:03:59 PM
wow great find, almost like a magic moment in time.
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03/11/2009 10:36:45 PM
Wonderful shot. Right place at the right time. Even the mist is fantastic.
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03/11/2009 09:00:46 PM
Stunning...captivating and sheer beauty. It also presents a bit of mystery for me. The dark in the front with the rays coming in from the back make that happen. The pose they presented to you was such a gesture. Again, beautiful!
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03/11/2009 08:42:59 PM
nice catch
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03/11/2009 07:57:34 PM
beautiful silohuette, love how they're framed by the trees and the soft sunlight
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03/11/2009 07:40:59 PM
I really like this - well done
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03/11/2009 07:30:05 PM
This is an incredible image. I like the rays coming in, the silhouette of the deer, and the massive tree on the left. Nit picking though, i would crop out some of the tree on top.. the strength of this shot is the lower half.
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03/11/2009 05:20:22 PM
This is beautiful, the composition, the lighting are both dead on.
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03/11/2009 03:38:51 PM
great mood shot. Love the light
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03/11/2009 03:05:39 PM
I just love this. The light streaming from behind is the perfect touch to this photo.
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03/11/2009 03:00:23 PM
Excellent
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03/11/2009 11:37:30 AM
Nice capture very tranquil.
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03/11/2009 09:44:33 AM
Awesome, this looks like a pro Richmond park job.
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03/11/2009 09:37:07 AM
Beautiful in the light. Darling!
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03/11/2009 09:08:50 AM
Nice shot!
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03/11/2009 06:39:26 AM
great light and nice silhouettes
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03/11/2009 02:48:46 AM
Wonderful composition and light.
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03/11/2009 01:06:32 AM
I love the silhouettes and the mist. I would consider cropping a bit off the left side as the dark trunk almost overpowers the subject here.
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03/11/2009 12:56:22 AM
That's pretty darn wonderful.
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03/11/2009 12:49:01 AM
Wow wonderful shot. The lighting is so prefect! I hope you have a copy of this blown up and hung in your home!
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