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Thought Process  (Red Ribbon, Free Study 2007-03)
1st PlaceThought Process (Red Ribbon, Free Study 2007-03)
TommyMoe21


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Milwaukee Zoo
Date: Sep 11, 2007
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2007

Shot RAW and with this lens, handheld, I was real happy with the sharpness. I did brace the lens against a wood post to steady though. Converted in RSE6 without much adjusting. In PSCS2, cropped, resized, some stray hairs removed, and a distracting reflection in the eyes cloned out too. A bit of levels, curves, burn and dodge, USM & SFW.


**** Post Challenge: Thanks to all for the great comments and generous votes. After almost 4 years as a member it's nice to get a ribbon. And it figures, I was out of town all week and only got to see our home page with it on there for less than one minute. Oh well, it's still awesome. Thanks again. And yes, handheld at 1/20th second! ****

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 111
Avg (all users): 7.4586
Avg (commenters): 8.2174
Avg (participants): 7.2222
Avg (non-participants): 7.5825
Views since voting: 8772
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 157
Comments: 67
Favorites: 16 (view)


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10/15/2007 10:18:27 AM
some cool photo here ! great details and sharpness. colors are great too
congz.
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09/29/2007 05:37:39 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!
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09/29/2007 07:07:25 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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09/27/2007 10:58:35 AM
Very nice rendition...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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09/27/2007 09:46:06 AM
Beautiful and intimate portrait! CONGRATS!
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09/27/2007 04:51:42 AM
Superb shot! Congrats on the blue!!!
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09/26/2007 04:57:27 PM
Magnificent composition, details and textures. Congrats on your blue!
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09/26/2007 01:47:10 PM
Wow, that's a lot of DOF for f/2.8. The focus is a little forward, but the eyes still look detailed.
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09/26/2007 11:55:29 AM
well done/congrats
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09/26/2007 09:50:35 AM
Thats handheld!! Holy poll-up-your-ass batman! 1/20th with that kind of sharpness is just amazing! I have been debating on selling my 70-200mm f/4 to get the 2.8IS - this might have just pushed me over the edge.
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09/25/2007 11:32:48 PM
This is a very cool picture. Adding to my favorites.
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09/25/2007 08:38:40 PM
Excellent image! Congratulations. Is there an accredited zoo to which you should offer attribution?
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09/25/2007 06:52:40 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful image and blue ribbon.
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09/25/2007 02:17:07 PM
Bone head init
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09/24/2007 08:53:46 PM
It's that look..The same one I got with the original..I get the same feeling when looking at this one!!!
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09/24/2007 05:07:50 PM
Congratulations! This photo is awesome!
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09/24/2007 02:14:36 PM
CONGRATS!
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09/24/2007 01:43:48 PM
Congratulations! This is so awesome! Emotional in that you seem to be able to peer right thru to his soul! And what better photo could you ever take that would make you feel better staring at you from the place of highest honor on your profile page :)

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09/24/2007 11:39:06 AM
well done/congrats
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09/24/2007 09:24:48 AM
Beautiful! My favorite of the challenge. Congrats on the great pic, ribbon and wonderful score.
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09/24/2007 09:02:18 AM
Congrats and well-deserved :)
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09/24/2007 07:14:45 AM
Congrats - Outstanding image in a challenge of outstanding images!
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09/24/2007 06:23:35 AM
WOW amazing, great blue, congrats
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09/24/2007 06:16:37 AM
This IS a beautiful image, but can you tell me HOW it looks like the original? at all?
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09/24/2007 03:30:00 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon with this stunning image! Very nicely done! :)
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09/24/2007 03:02:10 AM
Congrats on the blue and this fantastic shot!
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09/24/2007 02:59:36 AM
Congrats, Beautiful image.
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09/24/2007 02:52:31 AM
Congrats on the blue, excellent shot!
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09/24/2007 02:26:55 AM
This is amazing Wonderful detail colour and focus
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon
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09/24/2007 02:00:41 AM
very good...nice score...at 1/20 sec handheld, that's amazing...congrats
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09/24/2007 01:27:14 AM
Fabulous detail and love the expression. Congrats!
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09/24/2007 12:33:55 AM
What a stunning image! Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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09/24/2007 12:28:24 AM
Outstanding. Congrats!!
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09/24/2007 12:26:51 AM
Great shot and wonderful tribute, Tom! Big huge congrats on your first ribbon and a blue! Hurray!!!!
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09/24/2007 12:18:18 AM
Amazing shot! Congrats on the blue!
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09/24/2007 12:17:20 AM
Many congratulations on your very first ribbon, and a blue at that! Beautiful image.
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09/24/2007 12:13:23 AM
Oh... I love your portfolio of animal images. About time you received a ribbon! Congrats on the blue!! Beautifully done!
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09/24/2007 12:12:02 AM
nice job! I wonder if he's thinking about the nice lens you have pointed at him...:)
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09/24/2007 12:06:25 AM
Congrats! Excellent photo!
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09/24/2007 12:04:21 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, and a blue one it is. Well deserved on this impressive capture. psart
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09/24/2007 12:03:40 AM
Congrats!!
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09/24/2007 12:03:36 AM
Congrats on Blue!
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09/24/2007 12:02:41 AM
i'm suprised this ONLY got 7.4,
congrats

Message edited by author 2007-09-24 00:03:51.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 06:09:25 PM
The expression looks human! Great photo.
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09/23/2007 11:59:27 AM
wow! I found the original and you did a great job.
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09/21/2007 08:29:53 PM
amazing image - 10
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09/21/2007 04:01:55 PM
beautiful really!!!!
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09/20/2007 08:51:51 PM
Looks great. A little more saturation to bring out the yellow and red would have set it off.
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09/20/2007 08:03:58 PM
How would you like to wake up to this smiling face? Good luck. 9
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09/19/2007 09:32:01 PM
Interesting subject, of course. I really like the way you've flattened the 3d face into and abstract. Face pointing right and eyes looking left. Wonder what they see? Very nice image.
Bumping it up a point while commenting.
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09/19/2007 07:03:01 PM
Not at all like the original but that aside it came out great!
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09/19/2007 04:28:40 PM
A different kind of ape....but, WOW! Is this thing SHARP and well lit. Great focus on the eyes. Super shot!
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09/19/2007 09:41:35 AM
The level of details in your capture is absolutely stunning! We see the details of this primate with absolute clarity from the texture in the hair to the smallest whiskers on it's snout! Colors are also wonderful! You really bring the viewer in up close and personal with this monkey!
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09/19/2007 02:52:51 AM
Superb...but not a replica.
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09/18/2007 09:32:53 AM
in my top four. Great shot.
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09/18/2007 12:16:51 AM
Great shot with wonderful detail!
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09/17/2007 10:03:20 PM
Beautiful crisp shot - love this!
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09/17/2007 06:31:56 PM
Fantastic image! Colors, crop and sharpness are just awesome!
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09/17/2007 06:05:34 PM
Fascinating face and nicely composed photo. 8.
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09/17/2007 04:59:38 PM
Just an incredible capture in every way! Dare I say it...better than the original! *10*
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09/17/2007 01:31:32 PM
Awwwwww. . . .love it!!! I don't recall the original, but it's hard to imagine it being better than this. Congratulations.
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09/17/2007 12:48:55 PM
He's beautiful! 10
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09/17/2007 10:28:50 AM
I like that you used a different primate. Excellent in every way! Filling that frame beautifully!! :D He does look deep in thought!
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09/17/2007 07:58:44 AM
Wonderful detail and fine textures..... Perfect.....
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09/17/2007 07:21:45 AM
definitely reminds of the original, but completely different in the details (other species, crop, expression). Excellent image that would have scored very high in a Free Study - as it'S a bit of a shoehorn here it will probably end in mid 6's
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09/17/2007 05:19:28 AM
This is an amazing photograph. If it were the same animal, expression, crop and angle as the original, i'm sure it would do well in this challenge, but its not.
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09/17/2007 05:01:19 AM
Great colour and detail.
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