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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7
Location: como zoo st paul mn
Date: Oct 27, 2005
Aperture: f2
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Candid, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2006

contrast enhanced
cropped
sharpened
cloned out some distracting reflections from window on his shoulder on right side of photo.
taken through glass at the zoo in st paul mn

Statistics
Place: 203 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.1279
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 6.0362
Avg (non-participants): 6.5443
Views since voting: 1268
Views during voting: 611
Votes: 438
Comments: 43
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01/31/2006 11:54:26 PM
hahahah
for some reason this reminds me of lesley goodman's work
great expression on this guy's face, and great title too.
01/29/2006 11:44:27 PM
I love the expression on this guys face. I think a tighter crop on his face and hand would get rid of those bothersome reflections.

Good luck in this challenge!
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01/29/2006 11:22:32 PM
Nice catch on the pose. Slight reflection in the glass noted. maybe a bit more contrast?
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01/28/2006 05:44:55 PM
Love the pose, great capture - too bad about the reflection of the glass
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01/28/2006 06:11:21 AM
wow its amazing just how much like us they are... 9
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01/27/2006 07:43:00 PM
Great capture. I just wish the blacks were blacker. They look a bit too yellow for me.
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01/27/2006 06:56:59 PM
I think it would have been useful to use a polariser to get rid of the reflections in the glass, because other than that it's a nice photo.
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01/27/2006 01:00:10 PM
I've learned from this challenge that gorrilla/ape shots are almost always great because they give such human-like expressions and poses, that the personification is so easy to see, making for a pleasing (and usually humorous) image 9 times out of 10. Yours is no exception. Great capture. :)
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01/26/2006 05:39:49 AM
He is a mighty big boy, and has an amazing expression on his face...well done.
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01/24/2006 04:12:13 PM
love the expression!
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01/24/2006 01:39:34 AM
...or maybe "I don't recall..." Hey, didn't I see this guy at the Iran-Contra hearings? Nice shot.
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01/22/2006 03:03:17 PM
Nice poker face 8
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01/22/2006 01:42:03 PM
Like the image and the expression that you have captured. The reflection from the window is a little distracting especially to the left side of his head. Nice focus, DOF, and lighting. Good luck
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01/21/2006 02:05:39 PM
Very entertaining. I think that this photo could have been improved a little if you were to clone out the reflection in the window of his own arm. It could use a little more contrast to help knock out the window. As far as the capturing of a creature through glass you get an A! on that technique. yYu did a great job.
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01/20/2006 06:24:21 PM
Appears to be hued too blue. Rally like the expression.
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01/20/2006 05:32:12 PM
A fantastic portrait marred by the lighting and the yellow cast.. and a lack of contrast.
01/20/2006 04:15:44 PM
:eek... Looks like my dad! ;) HAHAHA! Great shot! 7
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01/20/2006 11:39:47 AM
Nice expression. I saw a similar one on Steve's DPOTD not to long ago...-8-
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01/20/2006 11:07:02 AM
What an imposing animal. Good expression.
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01/20/2006 10:37:47 AM
9 from me...good luck!
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01/20/2006 06:15:50 AM
omg... this one is just priceless... love it... 9
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01/20/2006 05:13:05 AM
You could almost put this photograph in a Captions contest. If he wasn't an ape, you would swear he was human. I have come back to this photograph several times becauase I find it most intriguing. Is this infact a model or a real gorrilla? I have given this a 9 anyway
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01/19/2006 09:21:40 PM
cool shot. well captured. the fraing could have used a little work i think and too bad your reflexion is in the shot.
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01/19/2006 07:50:39 PM
It looks as if this was shot thru glass. It has awesome focus on his eyes but I just see some distracting reflections.
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01/19/2006 11:36:44 AM
I think he's too centered in the frame. A tighter crop on his head/hand might be more effective, especially since you've captured him with such a great expression. Nice, crsip focus on his eyes despite shooting through the glass.
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01/18/2006 08:57:38 PM
I love his (her?) expression... Looks like he's trying to sort out how to assemble furniture from ikea or something!
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01/18/2006 03:35:48 PM
great capture of a great expression 7
I might have give more if it was not for what looks like reflections in the glass that I'm assuming he sits behind! well done though!
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01/18/2006 01:13:59 PM
Well caught.
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01/18/2006 08:56:17 AM
hahahaha I was sitting here doing the same thing when the image popped up.
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01/17/2006 09:36:03 AM
This is too funny! I love it! 10
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01/17/2006 03:12:49 AM
I would have cloned out those glass reflections, but still a great shot.
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01/17/2006 02:05:54 AM
Great capture! How can you not laugh at the expression. Good job.
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01/16/2006 07:43:44 PM
Looks like a disgruntled DPC'er whose score isn't going where he wants. Wonderful capture!
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01/16/2006 06:05:47 PM
Cute
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01/16/2006 04:55:08 PM
That is so amazing! The character in that face! You captured it to perfection!
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01/16/2006 03:54:58 PM
Hmm, was I really that wasted last night? I cant remember a thing


Nice capture of his expression. The spot on his head bothers me and I assume those are glass reflections I see? Great image though
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01/16/2006 10:58:48 AM
haha what a great expression! nice job.
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01/16/2006 10:02:41 AM
cool expression, looks almost human
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01/16/2006 06:45:17 AM
I think it could have been a more powerful image if you cropped the top of the picture off just above the gorillas head. Great picture, though. I love the facial expression and the power visible in width of his chest and shoulders. Good luck.
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01/16/2006 04:53:08 AM
Good face, but bad reflection, the arm out of the gorillas head is really bad.
01/16/2006 02:27:08 AM
Love the expression - nice capture!
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01/16/2006 12:43:18 AM
Excellent expression! I'd have cropped a little of the top, and edited out that reflection in the glass. The title would also be stronger with punctuation (do you mean "What do you want?" or "What do you want!" ?)
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01/16/2006 12:22:58 AM
He has got to be thinking...I wish I had that camera! Great shot BTW
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