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Challenge: At the Zoo (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Roger Williams Park Zoo
Date: Jul 12, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 13, 2005

Picture of a snow leopard taken at the Roger Willaims Park zoo.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 198
Avg (all users): 6.4229
Avg (commenters): 7.4583
Avg (participants): 6.2793
Avg (non-participants): 6.5603
Views since voting: 2211
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 227
Comments: 30
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/26/2006 05:44:34 PM
This is brilliant Jason...I love what you have done to this photo in photoshop...interesting choice of lens that has carried the shot off well...a macro lens would not have been the lens I would have pulled out of the bag, but I'll need to think again after seeing this...that's an amazing photograph. I particularly like the sharpness in the face. as someone else has mentioned...mesmerising. Definitely the very best snow leopard shot I have seen
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11/11/2005 07:16:43 PM
Very striking (I love snow leopards anyway), but as said before, I also feel that the selective blurring might be a little overdone. Great pose and composition.
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07/25/2005 12:39:15 PM
I can't beleive this shot did not get a ribbon. Everything you've done here is good. The soft focus works and I am so glad you centred the subject. Stay away from trendy compositions and trust yourself. I am curious if you took a lot of shots. Was there one where the leopard's ears were up.
Great stuff
Your profile pic is not so good.
Kevin
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2005 11:41:21 PM
Was the bottom of his tail really that thick? Strange. Spooky Pic.
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07/24/2005 11:10:48 PM
I'm sorry that you are getting comments about your shot being too soft or not sharp enough. I like this effect and wish it would do better in this forum...
TC
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07/24/2005 10:45:10 PM
nice shot...the perspective makes the tail look awfully distorted though...
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07/24/2005 06:14:32 PM
Nicely done!
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07/24/2005 02:26:27 PM
Wonderful pose, eyes are beautiful, a little too centered for my taste, but excellent none the less... Good Luck!
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07/23/2005 04:47:32 PM
all it needs is a signature :-)
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07/23/2005 04:23:15 PM
wow, the eyes are so powerful.
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07/23/2005 11:39:59 AM
beautiful! good wall picture lovely composition. very sharp and good colour tones
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07/23/2005 12:21:56 AM
Very awesome job. 10 from me
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07/21/2005 06:53:45 AM
Great photo! MESMERIZING! You captured a wonderful balance with the texture of the rocks and the sleekness of the snow leopard. Very intense!
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07/21/2005 01:06:03 AM
looks pretty heavily manipulated to me
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07/20/2005 02:24:50 AM
Amazing. Best of the lot. 10+ You should be proud to own this image.
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07/20/2005 02:14:18 AM
WoW great pose. Love the look on its face. Nice idea with eyes. Love what you've done to this photo.
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07/19/2005 10:25:44 PM
The selective defocusing is a little strong. The photo looks like it was srtong enough to warrant not having to add special effects. Superb light and exposure. Great detail on the face.
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07/19/2005 04:22:14 PM
overall nice image, but can see what looks like a lot of PS work around the edges, find it distracting.
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07/19/2005 12:13:05 AM
WOW! Amazing. I love the eyes. This doesn't even look real to me. Great Job. TOp ten finisher.
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07/18/2005 08:43:21 PM
With the selective desat this appears very surreal. I like it, I just wish it were a little sharper.
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07/18/2005 05:45:20 PM
What a great shot. The snow leopards at the St. Louis zoo are always in cages so I've never been able to get a good shot of one.
The clarity is fantastic.
I'm jealous!!! :-)
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07/18/2005 01:54:54 PM
What an elegant looking creature, looks almost like a statue..
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07/18/2005 12:26:22 PM
Oh, I LOVE snow leopards. They may be my favorite. This one looks so regal and noble!!!
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07/18/2005 09:07:29 AM
Excellent picture and great processing!
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07/18/2005 06:49:15 AM
Since I am lacking in technical skills, I cannot give helpful comments. I am strictly a photo buff who is trying to improve, but as to telling you what is wrong or right, I am in no position to say. I am simply voting based on whether I like the picture or not. Sorry, maybe someday I will be able to give helpful advice
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07/18/2005 01:11:39 AM
Very sharp ... Great colors.
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07/18/2005 01:02:40 AM
Stunning. This may be a ribbon winner. The focus and the stellar contrast against the dark rock is just superb. His eyes are like gold amidst all the black and white. Simplye perfect.
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07/18/2005 12:47:26 AM
Very regal!! I like how you highlighted the eyes.
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07/18/2005 12:18:21 AM
Nice picture, but snow leopards don't have that color eyes...
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07/18/2005 12:12:52 AM
I would have cropped a bit tighter and not colored the eyes quite so much, but well done overall
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