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timfythetoo


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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Date: Jul 18, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2009

[Aug. 6th, 2009 06:23:54 PM]

Votes: 143
Views: 271
Avg Vote: 7.0559
Comments: 9
Favorites: 5

Considering that at 40 votes I was at 6.2 I am quite pleased.

[Aug. 6th, 2009 06:29:29 PM]

This was taken at the Columbus Zoo. Same lion as all of my other lion pics. I was on the phone with a friend and while I was talking the lion walked right up and looked at me. I was able to pop off 3 shots and only one of him looking in my direction (shot through the bars). Cell phone wedged between my ear and shoulder and the 30d with the Sigma 70-300 in hand was a challenge. After the shots he walked away and laid down behind a bush. But I knew I had something good. A lion image was my best FS to date - this is topping it so far. I would love to ribbon with this as I have never ribboned in a FS - top 10 was my best. Its not a super high score but maybe enough for yellow.

Editing - Lightroom RAW conversion, Super Fun Happy action, bitchin b&W action put on soft light mode and reduced, decent amount of dodge and burn, minor cloning, light vignette, sharpen, crop (only a bit off the top - nothing from the sides), USM, more dodge and burn, border.

[Aug. 7th, 2009 07:16:47 PM]

Man - one day past and a measly number of additional votes -
Votes: 153
Views: 293
Avg Vote: 7.0458
Comments: 9
Favorites: 5

Oh well -

Past entries with this lovely creature -
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Post Challenge
Whooh hooh! After three and a half years I finally ribboned in a FS. Thank you for the votes and comments. We have not been getting to the zoo often this past year with Aidan in school and us now living quite a bit further away. Sheer luck with this one - right time/right place scenario.

Now if I could just get me one of them posthumous awards.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 419
Avg (all users): 7.0461
Avg (commenters): 8.7000
Avg (participants): 6.9487
Avg (non-participants): 7.3714
Views since voting: 6665
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 152
Comments: 41
Favorites: 19 (view)


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08/12/2009 12:41:00 PM
Congrats Timmy...a beautiful image. Nice to see your work here....I am gald you are still posting. Congrats again!!
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08/12/2009 09:58:52 AM
Awesome image! Its amazing, with animals you often only have seconds to capture the perfect image...
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08/11/2009 09:34:47 PM
Always great to see you on the front page!
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08/11/2009 07:31:35 PM
Congrats on your FS ribbon Tim! He's a beautiful beast.
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08/10/2009 09:19:34 PM
Lovely work Tim. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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08/09/2009 05:21:13 PM
Beautiful and so majestic!! Congrats on your Red Tim!!
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08/09/2009 12:26:23 PM
Excellent, excellent work, Tim. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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08/08/2009 05:50:34 PM
Intense detail! Congrats, Tim - a great achievement indeed.
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08/08/2009 02:30:30 PM
Dude, when you ribbon in a challenge and it doesn't even make it onto your profile page... time for a career change! Have you considered some underground work?
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08/08/2009 01:12:19 PM
Congratulations!! Excellent image & very well taken.
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08/08/2009 09:49:03 AM
Certainly one of the best Lion photos I have seen. Congrats.
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08/08/2009 09:19:10 AM
Great shot, Tim. Worthy of a ribbon for sure.
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08/08/2009 08:42:47 AM
Congrats Baby...you have arrived! You can finally show your face with pride in the DPC community. : )
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08/08/2009 07:41:47 AM
Just superb! Well deserved!
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08/08/2009 06:39:59 AM
magnificent image,well done and congratulations
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08/08/2009 06:21:13 AM
Awesome shot Tim, well done and well deserving of a ribbon, congrats!
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08/08/2009 06:18:28 AM
Congratulations!! Awesome shot.
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08/08/2009 05:15:27 AM
Congrats on your ribbon for this beautiful remake, Tim!
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08/08/2009 04:31:00 AM
A lion's head between two stunning women...wow Tim, amazing. Awesome image, congrats
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08/08/2009 03:06:58 AM
Wonderful shot Tim!!! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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08/08/2009 03:01:11 AM
Beautiful portrait....love the scars...
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08/08/2009 02:56:05 AM
Congrats Tim. Btw, first time trying to add thumbnails to an image during voting? I don't think that function has ever worked.
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08/08/2009 12:56:46 AM
Super shot Tim, congrats
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08/08/2009 12:55:45 AM
You grabbed the moment. Sometimes that is what it takes to get the good stuff. Grand shot, and congrats.
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08/08/2009 12:31:49 AM
Congrats! I was one of your 9's! Great Capture!
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08/08/2009 12:30:52 AM
Did not get to this one in the voting, but a great photo... Well done.
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08/08/2009 12:28:56 AM
Wonderful! Love the pic of the lion an got a red ribbon for it!
That tells all those critics about your skills!
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08/08/2009 12:22:43 AM
congrats on this striking image =)
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08/08/2009 12:16:41 AM
Hey, way to go Timfy!
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08/08/2009 12:12:04 AM
this is a beautiful picture....you should be proud...
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08/08/2009 12:07:59 AM
Congrats on reaching a goal, Tim... and for this wonderful image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2009 08:24:46 PM
8 - I like what you have captured in his eyes.
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08/06/2009 10:09:04 AM
Really well done. He has a kindness despite his scratchy "Scar" appearance. I like this and am bumping it up.
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08/06/2009 06:29:02 AM
WOW! crisp!9
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08/05/2009 09:37:13 AM
awesome...I love lions and this is a beauty...love the editing as well 8
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08/02/2009 10:20:49 AM
A simple photograph but so, so well executed.
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08/01/2009 07:20:12 PM
Simply Amazing! 10 from me.
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08/01/2009 06:00:05 PM
I love this photo because of the expression on the lion's face. It really conveys a human like emotion. Wonderful capture, and a fav, 10!
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08/01/2009 05:02:59 PM
Very majestic. He looks like an old warrior.
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08/01/2009 09:49:40 AM
wonderful image-the eyes mesmerize :) Ten !
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08/01/2009 12:23:00 AM
He reminds me of Scar from The Lion King.
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