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Challenge: Free Study 2009-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: West Coast Game Park Safari - Bandon, Oregon
Date: Dec 29, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320sec
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2009

I caught her whole yawn, but the tongue and the expression on his face cracked me up.


Masked out F. lion and ran Topaz Denoise
Boosted contrast and brightness on same selection
Selected inverse to select F. lion and ran Smart Sharpen and Topaz Detail
Selective color on white layer to reduce yellows in the whites
Selective color on black layer to darken blacks
Dodged M. lion's eyes a little
Selective sharpen on F. lion

Place: 81 out of 334
Avg (all users): 5.9551
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8772
Avg (non-participants): 6.0938
Views since voting: 1016
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 178
Comments: 13
Favorites: 5 (view)

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01/09/2011 02:04:12 PM
under-rated for sure.
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08/22/2010 09:12:59 PM
Marvelous capture. It looks kind of like she is about to sneeze. I love the intensity of the lion's interest in what she is doing. The focus and DOF are perfect.
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01/15/2010 02:08:14 PM
Can someone tell me where the tiger in this image is? ;-)
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01/09/2010 07:42:16 PM
Delightful. What a find.
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01/09/2010 04:13:37 PM
LOVED the expressions in this - and your title was excellent! Good tight crop, and good use of the square format for impact. I'm very surprised it didn't score higher, but I will say that is probably the highest commenter average I've ever seen for something that got more than five comments during a challenge. That's amazing!
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01/08/2010 06:08:41 AM
I'm shocked. I really expected this to do MUCH better.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2010 05:58:03 PM
Aweee - what a great photo!
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01/06/2010 11:37:06 PM
I like how you have used lions not only in the foreground, but also in the background as compared to just the typical lion face shot.
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01/06/2010 04:42:04 PM
Amazing photo. I love the facial expression, and the out of focus lion in the background really is the perfect finishing touch.
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01/05/2010 05:18:38 PM
this made me laugh when i first saw it! nice shot!
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01/03/2010 05:40:24 PM
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01/03/2010 04:12:11 PM
Great capture! 8
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01/02/2010 04:15:52 PM
I really enjoy the fun appeal of this image. So many times we have seen this same scene in people. The clarity, lighting and contrasts are nicely done as well as the dof.
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