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Collision Course
Collision Course
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Challenge: Free Study 2009-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Grand Forks, Canada
Date: Oct 10, 2009
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2009

Taken on a photo safari provided by Canada Photo Safaris.

According to the guide it was very close to mating season, so the rams were fighting to work out the male hierarchy. We watched these two rams fight over and over for more than an hour. It was incredible.

Post processing:
* Darken and blur the background a bit
* Use Kelby's lab color trick to make the colors pop a bit
* SmartSharpen on the foreground

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 403
Avg (all users): 6.6568
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.6017
Avg (non-participants): 6.7843
Views since voting: 1309
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 169
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2009 06:42:09 PM
Finally -- some real life wildlife! Great.
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11/07/2009 12:00:33 PM
Ow! That's gonna hurt... (nice timing).
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11/06/2009 11:29:29 PM
7 - Cool catch. Difficult, but some type of crop variation to reduce the competing colors in the background - perhaps also, if possible, trying to get a little sharper, especially on the left Collider.
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11/06/2009 07:55:43 PM
Perfect moment.
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11/06/2009 05:29:12 PM
Incredible timing. I just wish the colors wouldn't have all been beige...
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11/06/2009 04:22:54 PM
what a well timed capture!
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11/06/2009 02:28:01 PM
I am so envious of your opportunity to get a photograph like this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2009 04:04:41 PM
Amazing moment you've captured here.
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11/02/2009 08:52:34 PM
Perfect capture. 10
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11/01/2009 06:03:49 PM
Great timing! I keep waiting for them to hit each other. :)
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11/01/2009 04:42:55 PM
great action shot
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11/01/2009 11:51:47 AM
Perfectly timed! I can almost hear the crash before it happens.
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11/01/2009 11:32:28 AM
(No vote, just a comment) Good action shot.
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11/01/2009 10:41:18 AM
Wow! Great capture; bet that was one heck of a collision =:-O I think it could use a wee bump in contrast.
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11/01/2009 10:38:06 AM
That really has to hurt. Nice.
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11/01/2009 08:37:47 AM
Powerful and timely capture......7
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