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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR
Location: Singapore Zoo
Date: Oct 19, 2009
Aperture: F9
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2009

Last minute changed to this white tiger reflection shot. Originally I had submitted which I thought was a pretty good Flamingo shot.
I decided to change to this shot on the 30th as I felt that a flamingo portrait may not have sufficient impact , it looks technically ok , but insufficient wow.


For this shot , not too much wow either , but I love the reflection. This is the 1st time that I managed to get an almost perfect reflection. I love the reflection !! hope you all do to.

17 hours before roll over and I have changed from the flamingo to the white tiger and now to the Mandrill !!!! Yikes
You can imagine how paranoid about my submission for a FS. This shot hopefully has more wow factor and hopefully they do not feel that this is over processed.
Tough shot due to the lighting conditions and the distance of the animal. Used ISO1600 to get a more practical shutter speed as I was shooting hand-held at 400mm with VR on.


Andrew......31Oct2009



[Nov. 2nd, 2009 09:10:46 AM]

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After 24 hrs , was about 6.5+
After 72 votes at about 6.7 , HAPPY !!! as this is a very high quality Oct FS.

Andrew....02Nov2009

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.9138
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.8254
Avg (non-participants): 7.1458
Views since voting: 3683
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 174
Comments: 24
Favorites: 4 (view)


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11/09/2009 01:20:17 PM
I didn't think you could top your other Mandrill shot, but you did! Fabulous shot, Andrew. Congrats on top 10.
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11/08/2009 11:51:59 AM
another amazing animal capture..and so well done!! CONGRATS Top 10!!
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11/08/2009 07:35:09 AM
Definitely my favorite in this series! Congrats!!
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11/08/2009 07:10:40 AM
great work sir andrew! congrats to your 8th place!
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11/08/2009 02:05:34 AM
i think you made a great choice altho i havent seen the ones you rejected ... its an amazing animal .. so colourful and interesting and its a brilliant shot .. i love your processing .. a definite WOW ..!!..:)
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11/08/2009 01:20:18 AM
Congrats on the top 10 Andrew! Great colors.
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11/08/2009 12:57:41 AM
awesome shot!! Congratulations on top ten!!
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11/08/2009 12:31:30 AM
This just pops! Great color, congrats on the top 10!
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11/08/2009 12:19:57 AM
I loved the colors and clarity in this Andrew. Congrats on the top 10 in the FS!
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11/08/2009 12:14:58 AM
I see you have a new pet. I hope you're feeding him well. :P
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11/08/2009 12:11:14 AM
Congratulations on the top 10 spot! I love this photo and your processing is perfect IMHO!
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11/08/2009 12:06:22 AM
Congrats on your top 10 Andrew :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 09:25:20 PM
Gorgeous! Look at the detail... wow.
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11/07/2009 01:14:37 AM
Very good image which I am sure will do well. It has been well served by the tonal contrast augmentation.
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11/06/2009 04:23:20 PM
beautiful image..very well processed
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11/06/2009 02:55:18 PM
Lovely image, but reminds me too much of something I've seen many times before. 7
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11/06/2009 11:47:14 AM
Perfection!
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11/05/2009 12:31:56 AM
Stunning photograph
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11/04/2009 10:38:14 PM
Absolutely amazing!
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11/02/2009 04:00:42 AM
Heh, love the colours, he appears to be intently studying something!
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11/01/2009 04:58:54 PM
Great shot, 9
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11/01/2009 12:51:07 PM
Outstanding detail.
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11/01/2009 10:39:23 AM
Excellent detail. Odd patch of purple on his shoulder; maybe a reflection of something?
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11/01/2009 03:05:06 AM
Where did you find him? Lovely as always!
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