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Antlers
Antlers
Sammie


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Branch (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Mogote, Colorado
Date: Sep 6, 2005
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2005

Editing: Crop, darken highlights, levels, resize, unsharp mask, save for web.

This bull elk has a huge rack - 9x9. He lives at an elk ranch in Mogote, Colorado. He was in rut but none of the cows seemed to be interested!

Statistics
Place: 44 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.9897
Avg (commenters): 7.0870
Avg (participants): 5.8417
Avg (non-participants): 6.1258
Views since voting: 894
Views during voting: 381
Votes: 290
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0


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09/14/2005 07:42:36 AM
Sammie, ya beat me again. Great shot as usual. Van
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/13/2005 11:38:09 PM
Well chisen subject. 8
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09/13/2005 11:30:30 PM
I really like the lighting on his face and eye. Good choice for the challenge...thats a serious rack, heh.
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09/13/2005 10:40:07 PM
wow very impressive although i think he is dead, right? beautiful animal - i like your picture
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09/13/2005 07:50:42 AM
God gifted real Branch>>
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09/13/2005 12:40:18 AM
Antlers/Branches/same difference. :-)
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09/12/2005 07:51:28 PM
Nice shot, but if you could have composed it to eliminate that shadow it would be fantastic.
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09/11/2005 10:49:41 PM
Impressive Bull
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09/11/2005 12:49:15 PM
Good contrast picking out the antlers on the dark background The focus on the eyes could be sharper, since that's where human instinct is naturally drawn to initially. And the stooped pose could be improved. It's not grazing, and it's not up and alert. Seems a touch awkward.
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09/11/2005 09:47:41 AM
This is a really good picture because of the colours, and the detail in the eye.

My only complaints are:

the pose (the head is down at such an angle as to create an awkward line on the neck to the forelegs. Also, the eye appears defocused and disinterested.

Slight overexposure and blowing of highlights on the antler tips.

Slight bit of a stretch to fit antlers into a branch challenge. Close enough though. I feel that when the visual link to the challenge, the title should be used to make up for it. Antlers are clearly antlers and not branches.

Otherwise, far better than I will ever do. Keep it up. I would guess that if you shot something this good, there's probably some that were better that were not available to be posted in such a public forum.
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09/10/2005 01:35:04 AM
Wonderful clarity here.
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09/10/2005 12:19:07 AM
Beautiful shot.
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09/09/2005 03:44:54 PM
Good connection with the beastie. Love the shadows, hate the ear tag.
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09/08/2005 09:40:45 PM
Ooohh, nice! I can almost hear him breathing.
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09/08/2005 04:44:47 PM
I love the antlers. It looks like he has been speared through the neck. Too bad there is no way to take out the trees in the background.
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09/07/2005 11:03:25 PM
wow..what a stunning fella... and what a RACK... *tilt*
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09/07/2005 09:18:37 PM
Elk? Great shot!
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09/07/2005 08:09:14 PM
very coool
moose
the furrrrrr is verrrrry shiny
so like a 7
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09/07/2005 07:41:29 PM
Creative, and the composition of this photo is good. I really like it. Great job.
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09/07/2005 04:47:51 PM
beautiful elk, to make it a seller, cut the tag out.
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09/07/2005 04:22:51 PM
Stupid Wildlife Management and their tags. Nice Closeup.
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09/07/2005 04:04:14 PM
Excellent!
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09/07/2005 02:34:52 PM
nice idea and composition...7
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09/07/2005 01:23:20 PM
Holy cow! (Or should I say elk!) The clarity of this shot is amazing. Fantastic composition, lighting, tones - and it meets the challenge perfectly. Great job. (Never thought I would like a "brown" photo this much!)
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09/07/2005 01:16:17 PM
Nice bull elk. great detail-8-
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09/07/2005 07:48:27 AM
nicely done,
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09/07/2005 04:22:28 AM
good angle, cool pic
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09/07/2005 02:23:58 AM
What a beauty! This buck has an amazing set of antlers. Fits the challenege really well. 6
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09/07/2005 12:40:50 AM
that's a big rack!!!
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