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Beavers Dam Fish Creek
Beavers Dam Fish Creek

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Challenge: Photojournalism IV (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Estes Park, CO
Date: Aug 31, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/100s
Galleries: Nature, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2010

Straight from the camera. JPG file.

Resized. Auto-Sharpen.... not customizable.

No conversion to sRGB. Left as captured in aRGB.

A family of beavers has dammed up Fish Creek in Estes Park, CO. Very low light situation. ISO 1600 worked because I exposed correctly. Beavers do not appear in daylight, so this was the best light available.

This type of image has appeared on the front page of both the EstesParkNews and the TrailGazette. So, it is clearly a photojournalism image and a nature image.

[Sep. 1st, 2010 11:51:47 AM]

First comment complaining about the title for some reason. A complaint without explanation is not helpful. The title must not translate to something meaningful in France. Otherwise, I think it's a very good title.

What's with all the very low votes. This meets the challenge, as nearly identical images have been on the front page of local newspapers. It's a good image, not deserving votes of 1, 2 or 3.

Place: 27 out of 58
Avg (all users): 5.4000
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2222
Avg (non-participants): 5.4314
Views since voting: 1557
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 180
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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09/08/2010 07:37:03 PM
I Australian, so don't know much about beavers at all except they were hunted heavily in times gone by. I take it they're not exactly common and a little shy. Very appropriate for a national parks type newsletter / magazine. I wonder if a slightly wider shot would have helped to grab a little more context?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2010 11:05:19 PM
nice beaver shot, but hardly front page material.
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09/02/2010 08:42:29 PM
Dam! :) Nice shot
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09/01/2010 08:03:51 AM
nice shot... too bad for the title, it could have been better still...
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