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Challenge: Free Study 2009-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX DG HSM for Minolta
Date: Jun 6, 2009
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2009

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****** Post Challenge ******

To answer a couple of questions from comments...

The colors in 'Big Meadow' in the springtime are extremely vibrant and I actually pulled the saturation down some on the yellows and reds. Here's a couple of examples of what this area looks like (saturation not adjusted on the following):

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To answer Karen's question, I did use a soft filter by xero that gives it a bit of a "glow". :-)

Thanks for the comments. :-D

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2009 08:26:07 PM
really like this...but IMO I think you might have pushed the color just a tab much...but and excellent capture none the less
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07/02/2009 06:50:16 PM
Very nice, interesting. Did you add a glow?
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07/01/2009 01:21:37 PM
Good catch of the scene (hopefully not the animal). The colors look a bit unnatural. (not voting)
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07/01/2009 12:32:52 AM
i could see this in a photography mag for photog trips or something:)
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07/01/2009 12:17:42 AM
lol.. pretty unique shot- not sure my first thought when seeing an animal this close was ever to take a picture of a human being.. so i like it!
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