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Challenge: Animals In Black And White (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Rocky Mountains, Montana
Date: Feb 17, 2012
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 640
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2012

Used a 1.4 extender on my 70-200 but I would estimate the sheep was only @30 yards. I think the long focal length gives it a nice compression though. By the way those are burrs on his fur not ticks. Created a layer to brighten up the eye area, another to darken the background and one more for some of the fur & horns.

Place: 48 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.1465
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
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Views since voting: 311
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 157
Comments: 7
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02/28/2012 11:44:57 AM
Seems a little soft / out-of-focus
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2012 03:33:56 PM
The snow on the back/head is wonderful.
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02/26/2012 01:32:29 PM
Collecting just a bit of snow on him. Nice detail; I might smooth out the background just a tad more so it doesn't compete with the sheep so much.
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02/24/2012 12:13:42 PM
This is beautiful! The black and white was perfect for this shot
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02/20/2012 10:00:21 PM
Very nice capture and works well with the square crop. Nicely balanced by the grasses on the right, too. Title needs work. :-)
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02/20/2012 03:15:29 PM
Oh! Marvelous image! (Your title stinks though. *grin*)

Well done!

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02/20/2012 02:46:04 AM
His eye is quite confronting.
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