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Challenge: At the Zoo (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Fresno's Chaffee Zoo
Date: Jul 16, 2005
Aperture: 4.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2005

What a thrill it is to have your score start and remain at 7.0 or greater all week. This was not a posed picture but what you see is the hand of a very cute Downs Syndrome girl. I had been talking to her, pointing out a baby giraffe that I was trying to get a good shot of. Her mom asked her if she wanted to feed a big giraffe and the rest is history. Thanks everybody for the votes.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 198
Avg (all users): 7.1106
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.0085
Avg (non-participants): 7.2137
Views since voting: 4786
Views during voting: 545
Votes: 235
Comments: 40
Favorites: 16 (view)


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04/29/2007 12:51:11 PM
I love the simplicity! THe colors are beautiful, the composition perfect.
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07/30/2005 05:28:39 AM
this is such an poetic photo - congratulations!
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07/25/2005 02:46:10 PM
Wonderful composition. Shows such great interaction between humans and animals.
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07/25/2005 11:03:00 AM
Superb. Very simple, very effective.
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07/25/2005 10:35:49 AM
Again...one of my faves. Nice finish.
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07/25/2005 09:16:38 AM
Congratulations on top 5 picture! This was fascinating and one of the absolute best pictures entered.
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07/25/2005 08:48:39 AM
WOW! This is an amazing capture. Congrats on top 10.
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07/25/2005 03:42:23 AM
what a great picture - I didn't get to vote on this challenge, but saw this one & would've definitely been top3 for me, so shame you didn't get a ribbon, but very well done on top 5.
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07/25/2005 01:30:24 AM
i LOVED this one.. glad you placed so high.. would've like to see it ribbon though.. CONGRATS...
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07/25/2005 01:20:29 AM
This was 1 of my 3 challenge favorites. I want to know how you got that background!! The post editing is fabulous.

Congratulations!! Its a beaut!
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07/25/2005 12:17:13 AM
Another amazing and duo tender image. Congratulations on your TOP FIVE placement.
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07/25/2005 12:10:11 AM
Well, 5th place is an incredible accomplishment in a challenge this tough!! I was so hoping this one would ribbon, but how can you complain with 5th place out of 198, in a challenge with so many high scores.

This is still one of my favorite pictures EVER!

Congratulations!!!!
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07/25/2005 12:03:40 AM
Top 5!! Great for you. Congratulations!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/24/2005 11:58:04 PM
Amazing. Lovely action, composition and post editing.
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07/24/2005 07:23:28 PM
How sweet, the two! Bumping up.
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07/24/2005 07:02:39 PM
This is a rare and beautiful shot and I hope it ribbons. Nicely executed lines through the crop. Good Luck!
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07/24/2005 06:28:03 PM
This shot looks like ribbon to me. Excellent.
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07/24/2005 10:45:11 AM
great capture! don't care too much for the border, but a 10 anyways.
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07/23/2005 09:53:47 AM
I tried to take a picture similar to this one but unlike you I failed. Good Job!
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07/23/2005 05:11:30 AM
the best of the bunch
the interaction of the people and the animals in the zoo is nicely captured, plus the image is nice! i am sure many people will agree...
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07/22/2005 02:08:27 PM
great moment! 9
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07/22/2005 08:13:03 AM
One of the top images in this challenge...beautifully composed and executed...lovely work!
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07/22/2005 08:08:30 AM
Beautifully composed artistic shot. The dof and background colour really bring out the composition and add to the effect. Perfect timing. I'm picking this shot as a Ribbon-winner. Good luck!
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07/20/2005 10:55:35 PM
Great composition, but the border ruins if for me. It's way to thick for such an image
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07/20/2005 04:25:23 PM
My favorite! You are kidding about the validation right?! The giraffe is a touch soft but the entire dynamic for the image won't allow me to dwell on it anyway. Excellently cropped. Tonally excellent also. 10 - well deserved!
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07/20/2005 02:36:36 PM
If I had a vote this would be one of my top scorers, great shot!
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07/20/2005 01:14:41 PM
Great capture. One of my favorites. I just wish it were a little bigger (the size of the photo.
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07/19/2005 11:43:14 PM
Not sure why this would need to be validated, but it's a great shot.
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07/19/2005 10:50:23 PM
Fun! Original crop and scene.
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07/19/2005 04:04:42 PM
Well, you knocked my giraffe entry out of the water! What a wonder flow and lighting. Rate it in the top three.
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07/19/2005 12:43:46 PM
The first time I saw a giraffes tongue I was amazed. This is nicely balanced with the childs hand and the green leaves.
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07/19/2005 10:15:33 AM
Wonderfull scene you got there. Maybe cropped a little wider, but that's just me.
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07/18/2005 08:05:35 PM
This is just perfect. Great positioning... 10
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07/18/2005 01:31:16 PM
beautiful, should be a winner for sure! 10
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07/18/2005 12:18:31 PM
Awesome shot! How cool!! I knew giraffes had long tongues, but that's WAAAY out there - lol. Nice DOF and lighting too (although not crazy about the background). Great job.
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07/18/2005 12:12:27 PM
Nice composition. Color seems a little off to me though.
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07/18/2005 08:07:43 AM
great!
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07/18/2005 07:37:07 AM
Spectacular! 10
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07/18/2005 07:33:22 AM
I can not tell you how much I LOVE this picture! This is one of my favorite animal pictures of all time!!! Congratulations on a PERFECT shot! I wish I could give it a 20! 10
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07/18/2005 01:11:35 AM
Really imaginative. Love the colors and the diagonal look of the shot. Nice!!!
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