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Winter Wrestlemania
Winter Wrestlemania

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Challenge: Free Study 2010-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Zoo - Unbirds
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Washington, DC
Date: Dec 21, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 560
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2010

Two of the 7 lion cubs at the National Zoo having a bit of fun wrestling in the snow. Fierce and adorable at the same time ;-) Love the contrast in their facial expressions. The cub on the bottom was pushed off that wall seconds later, and the dominant cub didn't seem the least bit sorry to have done it!

PP - tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.029, detail factor 1), erased background/merged with original in Luminousity mode at 10% transparency, rotated, cropped, white balance, increased saturation, desaturated concrete, dodged faces and arms, levels, increased contrast, resized, sharpened, added border.

Place: 71 out of 275
Avg (all users): 6.0750
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 6.0095
Avg (non-participants): 6.2000
Views since voting: 798
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 160
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/08/2011 09:14:02 AM
ROFL You title. I'm an idiot and somehow forgot to vote on FS! LOL
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01/08/2011 12:40:40 AM
Oh this was wayyyy to underappreciated! I just loved it! your processing is just perfect for these two rascals! VERY NICE JOB AND IN MY BOOK A TOP 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2011 08:50:40 PM
that is too cute!
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01/04/2011 08:18:50 PM
it seems that they are just a little soft on the focus..cute pair of buggers although
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01/03/2011 10:28:52 PM
awwwwww! great photo! 7
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01/02/2011 10:42:06 AM
Just fabulous! (9)
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01/01/2011 08:26:41 PM
great capture
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01/01/2011 09:19:31 AM
Rawr!! What an amazingly cute capture. If only that cement wall wasn't there...
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