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The Albino Stare
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VitaminB


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Challenge: Centered Composition IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Reptilia
Date: Nov 15, 2009
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2009

This photo was taken at Reptilia, a reptile zoo in Vaughn ON. Great place for photos.

WOW

What a great week this has been. I honestly didnt think this photo would do all that well, so getting the blue, and a PB is surprising to me. THANK YOU voters and commenters :) you have been too kind to me.

I went back a week later, and got another shot of this guy. Hope you like it too.
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Added November 25:
I have to say, I am completely humbled by all the comments I have received after the challenge. The comments are very kind.... thank you for making my day :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 199
Avg (all users): 7.3409
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.5211
Avg (non-participants): 7.2550
Views since voting: 6023
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 220
Comments: 61
Favorites: 13 (view)


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12/31/2009 04:07:20 PM
Great shot... What were you doing to get this? Swimming with the blasted things?
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12/05/2009 11:18:44 AM
60mm?!?! Say what?!

Haha, GREAT picture. lOve it
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11/29/2009 06:05:17 PM
Too fantastic for words- I love it -adore it & I don't quite know why....congrats
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11/27/2009 07:56:55 PM
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Hey, Brad? Which way is this beast pointed? It looks like he's pointed to the right, but then his nostrils are behind his eyes? LOL.

Killer shot BTW, congrats on blue.


Hey Bear

The croc is pointed with its mouth to the right, and the body to the left. The slits behind the eyes are actually the ears. If you look at the other pic posted in the description, you will see more of the face, with the nostrils as well.

Thanks for the kind words :)

Brad
11/27/2009 07:05:57 PM
Hey, Brad? Which way is this beast pointed? It looks like he's pointed to the right, but then his nostrils are behind his eyes? LOL.

Killer shot BTW, congrats on blue.
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11/27/2009 05:45:01 PM
Incredible! Congrats, Brad!
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11/26/2009 09:48:29 AM
Congrats Brad! A fantastic shot!
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11/26/2009 12:03:07 AM
Congrats and keep up the good work.
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11/25/2009 10:33:16 PM
Congratulations for a great image and the ribbon! You're really cooking, Brad...
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11/25/2009 04:45:34 PM
Amazing capture! Congrats on your blue and a new PB!
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11/25/2009 01:47:13 PM
Congrats on this amazing image and the well deserved ribbon!
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11/25/2009 01:39:56 PM
Congrats Brad! I knew this would do really good! Awesome! Keep them coming!
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11/25/2009 01:36:15 PM
Superb! Lots of nice detail and very nicely done. Well deserved blue!
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11/25/2009 10:56:24 AM
Huge congratulations Brad - this photo is amazing!
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11/25/2009 10:27:45 AM
This is so crazy great! I'm doin' like Roz!!

Oh, and congrats.
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11/25/2009 10:16:45 AM
Awesome!! Congrats!
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11/25/2009 09:38:47 AM
Totally awesome shot Brad! Congrats on the blue! Most excellent job!
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11/25/2009 08:23:05 AM
Congrats!!!
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11/25/2009 07:17:35 AM
Congrats! Awesome shot!
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11/25/2009 07:12:40 AM
Ho-hum. Another Blue for Brad. It's getting to be old hat by now, innit? ;-)

'Grats, B-Man...superb shot.
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11/25/2009 05:40:26 AM
Congratulations, this is just an amazing image, there was no way this could not have blued. Perfect!
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11/25/2009 05:11:36 AM
i came back for another look .. !!
it really is an extraordinary shot ..
if you turn your head sideways it becomes a strange alien creature with the most amazing eyes .. weird sinews and crazy muscles ..
this is amazing .. gotta make it a fav .. :)
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11/25/2009 04:20:30 AM
Excellent, congrates
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11/25/2009 03:48:58 AM
congrats!! great!
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11/25/2009 03:34:48 AM
Congrats on the blue, well done!
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11/25/2009 02:38:52 AM
WD Brad, 10 from me. Damn close for a 60mm, hope he was fed before you shot.
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11/25/2009 02:24:28 AM
That's a fantastic shot and a very worthy ribbon winner, congrats on the PB !
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11/25/2009 01:21:58 AM
Congrats on your blue buddy!
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11/25/2009 12:50:52 AM
Fantastic shot, Brad. Congrats on the blue.
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11/25/2009 12:44:53 AM
Hands down winner !!!!! WHAT A SHOT! Big congrats on the Blue!
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11/25/2009 12:15:21 AM
Wow. this is a wonderful image! You are on a roll. congrats!
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11/25/2009 12:10:14 AM
congrats! good eye ;-)
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11/25/2009 12:07:38 AM
Great shot, congrats on the blue!
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11/25/2009 12:06:50 AM
absolutely amazing shot .. so dramatic on opening ..
congrats on the blue and a new PB .. totally deserving .. :)
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11/25/2009 12:06:21 AM
Whomped me good man. Well done. Congrats on all the new stats!
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11/25/2009 12:06:20 AM
Congratulations. This fantastic shot sure finished where it should have.
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11/25/2009 12:03:40 AM
Oh man, good stuff. What a face!
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11/25/2009 12:02:57 AM
YAY!! Congrats for a fine image!
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11/25/2009 12:02:42 AM
wow Brad this is awesome
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11/25/2009 12:01:58 AM
Awesome Finish!!!!!!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2009 10:18:37 PM
this should have been in symmetry...amazing picture
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11/23/2009 09:35:09 PM
Perfect 10
:)
I would give it two tens if I could.
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11/23/2009 05:35:55 PM
Appropriate subject. Love the depth of field.
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11/23/2009 08:25:52 AM
Good Luck - No Vote
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11/22/2009 08:45:40 AM
A very strong image well done great focus on the eye
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11/21/2009 09:07:04 PM
Magnificent shot. 10
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11/21/2009 05:43:31 PM
Superb reflection, crisp eye, nice skinfold patterns & pleasing colours.
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11/20/2009 07:13:19 PM
Awesome. Great photo.
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11/20/2009 05:34:07 PM
how bizarre would this be turned 90 degrees counter-clockwise? it would have been alien to say the least. Love the color, excellent DOF very cool pic...8
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11/20/2009 02:19:48 PM
Nice sharp focus and beautiful reflection..works really well for the challenge! 8
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11/20/2009 12:58:35 PM
excellente!!
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11/20/2009 07:41:00 AM
Love this shot, crystal clear. Unsure on the border... maybe jsut the strip top and bottom...
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11/20/2009 02:09:07 AM
fantastic!
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11/19/2009 08:49:59 PM
Cool shot. Really like it.
** white thin outline is annoying me! (no points deducted though)
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11/19/2009 10:18:34 AM
One of the best photos in this challenge: centered, interesting, sharp, balanced and both objective and subjective. 10
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11/18/2009 08:18:34 PM
Great job. Love the detail.
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11/18/2009 06:08:31 PM
Fabulous. If this doesn't win I'll eat my ribbons.
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11/18/2009 04:21:45 PM
wow - great shot! 9
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11/18/2009 02:58:04 PM
What an unusual croc, alligator, tomato, tomatoe :)
Beautifully sharp, clear sunlit eye, striking reflection, background, perfect DOF, good even exposure across the skin. Wonderful nature shot and excellant PP, border choice. Must be one helluva lens. More!
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11/18/2009 08:22:40 AM
what a great shot.
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11/18/2009 05:11:29 AM
beautiful. i like how sharp the photo is.
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