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Mandrill PORTRAIT, RULE OF THIRDS, SHALLOW DOF
Mandrill PORTRAIT, RULE OF THIRDS, SHALLOW DOF
andrewt


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Three Techniques (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: F8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2009

The Mandrill (Mandrillus Sphinx) is the largest of the monkey species. Closely related to the baboon. Males average 55-60 lbs (25-30 kg), females about half as much (11.5-13.6 kg or 25-30 lbs). Unusually large males can weigh 110 lbs (50 kg)

The sole male at the Singapore Zoo, must have been my lucky day to have been able to capture this male with my 400mm. This image still went through a significant crop. Normally he is too far for even a 400 or 500mm. The lighting is also very low in his enclosure, making it an additional challenge.

Shot at ISO1600 , 400mm focal length , hand-held with VR on.

Andrew.....20Oct2009
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Thanks for the Top 10 folks. I am personally pleased this shot did so well.

Andrew....02Nov2009

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 140
Avg (all users): 6.8836
Avg (commenters): 8.9000
Avg (participants): 6.7458
Avg (non-participants): 6.9770
Views since voting: 4096
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 146
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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AuthorThread
11/02/2009 05:19:31 PM
Congrats on another top 10 Andrew!
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11/02/2009 01:54:11 PM
Clearly those colors are the result of an evolutionary process to compete with the peacocks, bird of preys, etc., in DPC challenges. :P
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11/02/2009 01:50:09 PM
I gave you a 10.. this is FAB!!
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11/02/2009 11:10:22 AM
You capture the best expression and the lighting is excellent. Congratulations!!
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11/02/2009 11:01:02 AM
Absolutely awesome image, Andrew. Have you thought of offering/selling it to the zoo? It's the best mandrill portrait they'll ever see.
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11/02/2009 10:12:29 AM
Andrew! You outdid yourself on this one! Congratulations on 7th place!

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11/02/2009 09:37:56 AM
amazing Capture!! forget top 10 this is TOP NOTCH!
Congrats!!

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11/02/2009 07:30:20 AM
Incredible shot... you do such an amazing job of capturing details.
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11/02/2009 03:22:44 AM
Great expression. Good shot Andrew.
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11/02/2009 12:11:01 AM
Awesome image Andrew! I expected to see this with a ribbon! Congrats on top ten! ...and you worked hard for this one...lol!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2009 11:39:11 AM
Gasp! My heart is fluttering! This is a-MAZING! My first 10
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11/01/2009 10:21:36 AM
Excellent! Sharp,colorful, and good use of the three rules you selected.
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10/30/2009 09:08:38 AM
Oh what the hell.
You are going to be in the top 5 anyway.

10
:)
But, If I'm wrong,you will still get at least one ten.
:)
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10/30/2009 04:46:58 AM
Great shot! Crop, sharpness, lighting is all good. It's also fun and interesting and I love the variety of colors. 9
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10/29/2009 03:31:19 PM
It is rather "BOKEH" than "SHALLOW DOF" ,but never mind.
10
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10/28/2009 02:23:38 AM
Dig those lips. This guy would make a great Halloween mask. I'm sure it is shallow DOF but its a little hard to tell without much of the bg showing.
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10/27/2009 05:31:28 PM
Oh COOL! Well done! (not voting)
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10/27/2009 03:45:31 PM
Such detail...excellent job
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10/26/2009 10:35:17 PM
Lovely in all aspects 10
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10/26/2009 04:00:49 PM
I am sure this must be doing really good with voting and comments. Great capture.
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10/26/2009 12:55:27 AM
Oh that is excellent. Intense textures and focus. I'd say bokeh, centered composition and tilted angle. LOL
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