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Wild Games - ready to hit
Wild Games - ready to hit

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Challenge: Wildlife II (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED
Location: Thoiry, France
Date: Jan 22, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2006

This was taken in Thoiry Zoo just near Versailles France.

Too bad I had to shoot at ISO 800 because of the poor light (I wish I had that 70-200 VR but well :))

Anyway, I hope you like it :)

Editing : White Balance, contrast, Darkened the background, rotate, crop. Also Cloned out some fence in the background.

Place: 30 out of 261
Avg (all users): 6.4657
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 5.5700
Avg (non-participants): 6.8468
Views since voting: 3064
Views during voting: 556
Votes: 335
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 05:10:17 PM
it's a great image but the treatment and the colors are not so great...
01/30/2006 07:49:32 PM
Wonderful action shot. (8) Hopefully this isn't a zoo shot.
01/30/2006 05:34:24 PM
Great capture of action, tells a story and gets extra points.
01/30/2006 08:05:38 AM
Fabulous action shot.Well done.
01/30/2006 03:05:03 AM
This is what wildlife action photography is all about. Great capture!
01/29/2006 06:12:23 PM
Great action shot.
01/29/2006 01:39:27 PM
What an amazing capture. Great shot.
01/29/2006 05:02:26 AM
Top pic for me. Well done. Only comment is the clipping of the tail of the right.
01/29/2006 01:33:55 AM
Yiikes.. GREAT moment!!! Very Intense
01/28/2006 04:21:00 PM
Good action shot!
01/27/2006 06:51:48 PM
Wow, Great capture. Stop action was the perfect choice. Easy top ten
01/27/2006 12:47:03 PM
great action shot, it gives you a glimpse of the power to be unleashed within seconds
01/27/2006 09:49:31 AM
Great action catch!
01/26/2006 11:02:22 PM
Wow - hard to top this one. Incredible capture. 10.
01/26/2006 08:00:05 PM
01/26/2006 06:15:06 PM
great capture...pity it looks too much like a zoo shot...if this was in a natural looking environment with acacia trees and no birches and autumn leaves, it could have been a winner
01/25/2006 10:34:03 PM
Wow, great shot, the colours seem a bit on the yellow side though
01/25/2006 09:12:41 PM
Great shot!
01/25/2006 04:17:33 PM
well done
01/25/2006 02:12:28 PM
Wow...amazing capture. My favorite so far.
01/25/2006 01:51:54 PM
Great action capture! Looks a little dark to me, but otherwise well done.
01/25/2006 12:06:04 PM
Given the spirit of the challenge was to capture a shot of wildlife in its natural environment, I find it most difficult to believe that this was done with your entry. Needless to say my vote on this was very low given those circumstances. When a photo does not do its best in composition to depict actual challenge guidelines, my stadegy for voting immediately stops and it becomes a DNMC to me. To capture this moment, with these particular animals, is just to far fetched for me to believe you were able to accomplish within their natural environment. Nice if you did, but too hard to believe.
01/25/2006 11:39:57 AM
great moment!
01/25/2006 03:36:58 AM
nice, just missing a tip of a tail. pretty good over all action shots are hard. good job
01/25/2006 01:22:14 AM
You captured the animals at a great moment. It's a pity that the tail of the bigger cat was cropped off. i'm also not sure if you intended the slower shutter speed to suggest motion, but i'd have preferred a faster one.

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