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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Lensbaby Lensbaby Muse
Location: FL
Date: Feb 28, 2011
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 320
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2011

this is a cracker cow in Florida drinking from a drainage pipe. I liked how her head seemed to be gone.

Place: 317 out of 325
Avg (all users): 4.3497
Avg (commenters): 5.5714
Avg (participants): 4.3761
Avg (non-participants): 4.2647
Views since voting: 550
Views during voting: 202
Votes: 143
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/16/2011 09:36:26 PM
How now...

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03/09/2011 12:47:17 PM
Oh cool, you spotted a rare "Florida Cowstrich". They are camera shy, so they bury their heads in the sand when they see a photographer nearby.
You can tell when you have found the "real deal" because they always moo backwards.
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03/08/2011 09:39:48 AM
Gotta love that muse-pretty cool ! You should get a "Posthumous " award- oh wait- you are Posthumous-

Message edited by author 2011-03-08 09:41:52.
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03/08/2011 01:14:46 AM
cows come oom oblivious. to distraction.
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03/08/2011 12:25:57 AM
How incredibly odd. An image that is not quite pretty, yet manages to make me stare at it.
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03/08/2011 12:12:16 AM
Nice finish, boss :-)
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03/08/2011 12:03:15 AM
Don, your down in my territory. Loved this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 10:52:32 PM
I like the tones...but the motion to me is distracting...JMO
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03/07/2011 12:20:36 PM
Is the cow stuck? Nice blur
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03/05/2011 02:04:22 AM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: The technique you've deployed here certainly leads the eye to your subject. I like how the subject is somewhat ambiguous - with the head lost in shadow, cow-like but with a slight oddness.

Critical stuff: The brevity of the section above has probably already given you a clue that I'm not a fan of this image. I'm a fan of blur and of Lensbaby work (the blur pattern is very Lensbaby-ish) but here it just seems to be used gratuitously.

Overall: I like that you've made some bold choices here, but they aren't one that work for this viewer.
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03/05/2011 12:28:28 AM
ouch that hurts.
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03/03/2011 04:35:19 PM
I gave this shot a low score due to it being too blurry and out of focus.
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03/02/2011 07:34:38 PM
My knowledge of science tells me he didn't bend time to get there, or cause disturbances in the atmosphere. What's left is an interestingly constructed photo, and I'll go with that. Great composition. Wonderful movement everywhere but the key point(s) of your subject. Nice how the bottom right seems to rotate yet the left and top fades out.

My one complaint would be tonal range. I see black, white, and one version of gray. Maybe on purpose, but I think it'd be improved with a more varied range of tones. And I'd bet this would look awesome in a wide frame, preferably over a bar. Very cool photo.
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03/01/2011 10:42:13 PM
I'm trying to understand this. The title isn't helping me!
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03/01/2011 06:09:08 PM
The title fits this perfectly.
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