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Challenge: Without the Hand of Man (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-20
Location: Galveston
Date: Dec 14, 2002
Aperture: 2.4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 15, 2002


Place: 7 out of 60
Avg (all users): 7.0000
Avg (commenters): 8.4167
Avg (participants): 6.6296
Avg (non-participants): 7.6061
Views since voting: 2187
Votes: 87
Comments: 29
Favorites: 7 (view)

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03/08/2008 11:40:37 AM
Fabulous photo of a cow. :) Cows rule. Nice reflection! People who voted 1 cannot see the beauty. Well done.
12/27/2002 12:26:29 PM
Congrats on finally getting 7 :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/22/2002 09:50:57 PM
Very, very cool. Would be a nice shot without the reflection, but it's really nice as a reflection. Good job. We'll say that bull is wild. Jacko 10
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12/22/2002 09:48:32 PM
It looks like a cow in the distance on a really hot day. LOL :)
12/22/2002 01:10:40 AM
I love this--well done
12/21/2002 07:35:18 PM
Excellent. Slightly disorienting when you try to figure out how it was shot. The water adds a great effect to the straightforward composition and strong colours. Must try this myself someday!
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12/20/2002 11:09:13 PM
Wow, an admin note. I am sooooo impressed! You could have called it "Eat more chik'n" and sold it to chick-fil-a for an advertisement!!! Hahahhahahh (I crack myself up!) :-)
12/20/2002 10:42:52 AM
Very cool. That's all I can say about this. I love what you did, and can't critique it in the slightest :). 10!
12/19/2002 04:32:44 PM
Very nice image. It does appear to be a domestic animal though. I do like it very much.
12/19/2002 01:52:37 PM
Wow! This looks like a water reflection. The effect is excellent! Very nice colors. Good luck!
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12/19/2002 12:55:03 AM
This is such an awesome shot. I actually had to take it to my PSP and flip it to see the reflection right. The blue is perfect, everything looks like a painting. I'm not positive a Cow fits the challenge but the shot overcomes it anyway. Fantastic job! DPz
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12/19/2002 12:43:10 AM
Interesting. I think it's pretty cool that you took the photo of the reflection of the cow, rather than just taking a pic of the cow. The angle and framing/cropping are really good. Having some extra space in front of the cow really works. the colors are great. An interesting shot for sure. Technically well done. Good luck in the challenge.
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12/18/2002 10:24:54 PM
I'm not too sure about this one. At first glance it looks like a totally out of focus cow. At second look it looks like a reflection in the water without the cow to make the reflection. And I'm sure it's somewhere in between these two. Which ever it is not appealling to me. Just looks too much out of focus, except for the grass. I'd have to give it a 3.
12/18/2002 12:40:30 AM
This is one of my favorites this week. I was wondering why the thumbnail image looked blurry, now I know. Very interesting image, I am assuming you rotated the original 180 degrees. I'm trying to find the start of the cows feet opposite the reflection, but I can't find them! Nice color in the water. Well done.
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12/17/2002 10:09:46 AM
This may be the best of the best in this challenge. The reflection of the steer looks so surreal, it gives a feeling of other-worldliness. This is a photograph that I would be proud to hang in my house. Well done. (Sorry I could not offer any constructive critisism, there is nothing I would change).
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12/17/2002 09:24:17 AM
Clever shot, but I don't think a domesticated animal fits the challenge.
12/17/2002 06:00:37 AM
phenomenal shot :) = 10 - setzler
12/17/2002 01:03:18 AM
WOW What a artsy photo ! I love the look of this and would love it on my wall ! Really nice job ! = 10 Shiiizzzam
12/16/2002 09:58:21 PM
very cool.....post how you did it when the voting is over...jab119
12/16/2002 02:27:15 PM
Technically, cows are bred by men, but that's really pushing nit. Very interesting shot! I wouldn't have DQ'd it, but prolly a good thing to have the admin comment. 10 Swash
12/16/2002 01:42:41 PM
Very nice. Love your creative style.....well done.
12/16/2002 01:13:18 PM
Reflection in a pond...? Well done!
12/16/2002 01:10:35 PM
This is a great photo. I like the reflections. As for being hand of man...this a wild steer is it?
12/16/2002 05:16:34 AM
Like this shot a lot. Nice composition, love that you decided on the reflection instead of just taking a straight on shot of the beast. Has a very nice "painterly" feel to it. 9
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12/16/2002 04:23:26 AM
I expect you're going to have a rough week. This species of animal would never have existed if mankind hadn't cultivated it. This is, however, a wonderful shot, and I for one, don't plan to mark you down on the technicality... Great shot!
12/16/2002 02:41:21 AM
I don't see where a domestic cow falls into "untouched by the hand of man" however it is a great reflection.
12/16/2002 02:21:07 AM
wow! this is awesome! the clarity of the cow in the water is fabulous! i love the composition and the colors as well. fantastic job!
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12/16/2002 01:30:23 AM
Interesting effect. The lighting looks a little poor. The cropping is nice, the border is fitting, and the layout looks good.
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12/16/2002 12:13:04 AM
ahhh haaa! a reflection in the water yes? very cool... nice work

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