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Challenge: HDR II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Jacksonville Zoo
Date: Sep 10, 2009
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640 - 1/40
Galleries: Animals, High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2009

HDR from 5 exposures. Tone mapped in Photomatix Pro.

At the Jacksonville Zoo, this guy was just hanging out and smiling big for the camera. He actually sat still long enough for me to get 7 bracketted exposures as well as several non-bracketted shots.

Taken at 200mm focal length through the slats in the fence surrounding the gator enclosure.

Statistics
Place: 131 out of 155
Avg (all users): 5.0743
Avg (commenters): 6.0909
Avg (participants): 4.8864
Avg (non-participants): 5.2193
Views since voting: 588
Views during voting: 465
Votes: 202
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/20/2009 07:28:32 PM
Great camouflage!
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09/19/2009 11:16:41 PM
Moving animals are not easy, nor plausible, subjects for multiple image HDR blending. I'd recommend some different HDR pathways. This is not a natural looking image, although it's a great wildlife capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2009 09:05:55 PM
Captivating! Seems to need a bit more contrast on the croc, but good detail on the snout and tongue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2009 01:50:04 PM
makes a change from frogs to be sure.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2009 10:14:42 PM
Wow - he really blends in. Makes me feel like I am right there.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2009 10:27:09 PM
A fun shot, though it seems to have the tonemapping cranked up a little too far for me. Great detail on that tongue, though. I have no desire to see it more closely!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2009 10:25:43 PM
awesome
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09/16/2009 10:23:58 PM
That is soooo cool! i'd love to see this with a bit more contrast and a bit darker!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2009 11:33:24 PM
Nice smile
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2009 02:03:31 PM
I shall be rating this challenge by the following criteria:

1 - Not HDR in my opinion

3 - HDR is way over-done, in my opinion

5 - A reasonable use of HDR, but not a very engaging photo, in my opinion

7 - A reasonable use of HDR, and an engaging photo, in my opinion

10 - A fantastic use of HDR, and an out of this world photo, in my opinion

Your photo receives:

3
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2009 11:30:43 PM
I love this!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/14/2009 03:39:05 PM
Scary how nicely he's camoflauged!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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