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Challenge: National Geographic II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Date: Jun 28, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2011

It was purely by chance that I went to the zoo right after the challenge was announced, and purely by chance that I even brought my camera. I actually turned around, second guessing my choice to not bring it. Further, I only shot 6 photos while there (wasn't there long, went to Denver to catch the museum originally) and I wasn't aware that this challenge had been announced until Saturday morning, and the rest of the time before deadline was booked solid, otherwise I would've grabbed a shot of something wild.
Here's to hoping it will do well.

Place: 18 out of 117
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Views since voting: 700
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 134
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/06/2011 07:38:21 AM
I love the color tones throughout this photo.
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07/05/2011 05:57:04 AM
Having pulled out the warmth in this image (hear comes the egg on my face) means you have PP'd the image. NG don't allow it. Only dodge and burn, multi shot HDR and cropping. Again, you could have gone to the Amazon, had a thick canopy and no warm light at all coming through, tough call. Great DOF, well focused and creepy sinister feel. These damn things evoke all sorts of emotion, none of them love and adoration. So the shot, by nature of the subject, tells a story. An absolute must I believe for NG. Published? A fair chance if the bottom OOF area were cropped a bit higher.
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07/02/2011 11:31:13 PM
That's cool.
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07/02/2011 04:54:21 PM
Oh I so could see this in the pages of NATGO very well done
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07/01/2011 04:28:37 PM
Very Nat Geo. :)
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