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Challenge: Free Study 2009-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Chobe National Park, Botswana
Date: Jul 9, 2009
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2009

Open in Aperture 2, crop, white balance adjustment, enhance by increasing contrast and definition, levels, reduce highlights, saturate yellow a little.

While I did saturate the yellow a bit, mostly it was already there; it was created by the effect of the tall, dead grass between me and the zebras as I moved parallel to the zebras in a truck, causing a blurring yellow effect.

Statistics
Place: 359 out of 419
Avg (all users): 5.0426
Avg (commenters): 0.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0177
Avg (non-participants): 5.1429
Views since voting: 518
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 141
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0


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11/28/2009 03:47:08 AM
Hi Sean. This is a typical shot of them running from danger, ears up and both looking at the source of danger or the lead Zebra. In the African dry season as you know when you took this shot (Winter months June July August or so) theres no rain and it's dusty largely from the heard stirring it up. Commercial photography of Zebra's tries to avoid this to make them "pop" out as Juliette mentioned.
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08/10/2009 08:42:33 PM
HI from the CC Club,

How utterly amazing to be able to see these magnificent animals in the wild, let alone take a shot of them. Gorgeous.

This really is an amazing shot, but as you know the clarity is not there. There is a lot of dust in the air, probably from the truck you where in. There are several ways to remedy this problem in post processing. Once you have the clarity cleaned up, some dodge and burn on their stripes would make them pop right out.

I have PM'd you

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08/08/2009 03:55:38 AM
Gosh! I am surprised how poorly this did. I really like this shot!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/01/2009 09:38:05 PM
the lack of clarity impacts this shot. IMO you did well give n the lighting conditions and the movement of the zebras. (no vote)
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