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Challenge: Silhouettes VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
Date: Jan 21, 2016
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2016

Bull Elk group in West Horseshoe Park, RMNP. Nocturnal animals, which head to the forest during the day's sunshine. This was part of a group of dozens of bulls, socializing in a bachelors' group.

Always inspired by AllenP's image. Of course, my elk are live, wild and free to flee.

[Jan. 29th, 2016 02:49:18 PM]

Published in the 01/29/16 edition of the Estes Park News on a two page center section.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 58
Avg (all users): 6.7385
Avg (commenters): 7.2222
Avg (participants): 6.5926
Avg (non-participants): 6.8421
Views since voting: 1209
Views during voting: 161
Votes: 65
Comments: 21
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/07/2016 01:30:20 PM
Nicely done. It's a silhouette in my book.
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02/02/2016 08:32:17 AM
Fantastic work, Richard!
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02/01/2016 09:57:17 PM
Beautifully captured Richard!
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02/01/2016 11:46:53 AM
Originally posted by Kroburg:

Sorry Richard, I'm with Anita in this. Looking for a definition of a silhouette I found this on Wikipedia: A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all.. Maybe there are more definitions, but that does not make her comment ridiculous. I think she is entitled to say what she thinks, that's the whole purpose of giving comments.
Congrats with a beautiful image of these impressive elks and with the Yellow!

Your definition and Neat's definition are much more narrow than intended by the original challenge description. A natural looking silhouette is not often pure black, unless doctored in Photoshop to the nth degree. In the case of my image, most voters felt it met the challenge. I do see the low votes, which evidently represent those who wanted to see an artificial silhouette.
02/01/2016 11:37:21 AM
Sorry Richard, I'm with Anita in this. Looking for a definition of a silhouette I found this on Wikipedia: A silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject. The interior of a silhouette is featureless, and the whole is typically presented on a light background, usually white, or none at all.. Maybe there are more definitions, but that does not make her comment ridiculous. I think she is entitled to say what she thinks, that's the whole purpose of giving comments.
Congrats with a beautiful image of these impressive elks and with the Yellow!
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02/01/2016 11:06:38 AM
This is a wonderful capture, Richard. Many congrats on your ribbon.
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02/01/2016 08:20:08 AM
Congrats on the well deserved ribbon Richard,
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02/01/2016 12:46:13 AM
Really glad this ribboned. Congrats
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02/01/2016 12:22:16 AM
Magnificent, Richard.
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02/01/2016 12:17:14 AM
I noticed that too. However, it didn't bother me much. I felt the elk on the left, being patricianly obstructed was more of a distraction than their rear ends!

I gave it a 7.

Originally posted by Neat:

This is not a true silhouetted image. I can see the middle ones backside quite clearly :-) Not to mention the other two also. I would of darkened Image more. Voted earlier.
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02/01/2016 12:08:02 AM
Congratulations, Richard. I really love this shot. And congratulations on having it published, too.
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02/01/2016 12:02:02 AM
Awesome finish! Well-deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2016 11:13:19 PM
Terrific. Top two.
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01/31/2016 08:11:35 PM
Beautiful scene.
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01/31/2016 07:33:38 PM
Really great find and capture. Just wish you had a better sky to go with the great silhouette. As a wildlife photographer I know you don't have 100% control over your shots.
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01/31/2016 07:30:32 PM
Flabergasted!

Message edited by author 2016-02-01 07:32:59.
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01/31/2016 10:44:13 AM
Wonderful.
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01/29/2016 07:47:52 PM
This is gorgeous. Stand alone top shot. 10 and a fave from me. I hope you get the blue ribbon.
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01/29/2016 03:45:53 PM
L-O-V-E-L-Y
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01/25/2016 09:57:38 PM
Superb! 8
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01/25/2016 09:20:25 AM
Nice capture of the elk, it must not be hunting season.
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