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The Stare
The Stare
timfythetoo


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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: columbus
Date: Aug 7, 2006
Aperture: 6.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 7, 2006

Yes - another picture of the tigers from the Columbus Zoo. I didnt go there expecting to find my free study project but they were in a posing type of mind set. Both tigers there are more than willing to strike poses for the camerasand the huge glass window allows for pretty clean shots. Right after her sip here she proceeded to sink her body into the water with only her head and front paws out. I was initially inetrested in finding a landscape type shot that would allow me to edit away and create a masterpiece, but this tiger will have to do. Unfortunately we will be on vacation and have no computer access the entire week of voting so I will not be able to vote or see any entries and won't find out how this p[laces til a couple of days after. Fingers crossed.

Post processing - alot - levels, selective sat and desat all over the place, alot of dodging and burning, minor cloning on the bush behind and some of the grass blades, gaussian blur on background, NI, USM, crop, border, resize for web and then a little more of everything again.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.6231
Avg (commenters): 7.7826
Avg (participants): 6.5172
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 2244
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 260
Comments: 37
Favorites: 13 (view)


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09/22/2006 09:30:11 AM
Stunning shot..
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09/15/2006 01:44:31 PM
WOW - LOVE this. How did I miss it in the challenge? Absolutely beautiful colors and clarity. My only problem (as others have stated) is the color of the nose. But I'm still adding to favorites.
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09/13/2006 10:39:37 PM
Apparently I like this one. Only nit is the color of the nose (just a hair too bright, imo). Definitely falls into the realm of fine art post processing - excellent work, as always.
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09/13/2006 09:06:32 PM
Trading post...
I commented during the challenge on this one. I still love it. And congrats on the top twenty five in a field so large!
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09/11/2006 11:28:01 PM
Awesome tiger shot! Very nice finish! Congratulations on a great score and finish my friend.
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09/08/2006 05:24:09 PM
Congrats on your high finish, great capture!
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09/08/2006 01:34:53 PM
great photo it hasthe feeling of a painting, the way it is set up
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09/08/2006 12:33:46 AM
Fantastic shot and deserving finish for my 'arch-nemesis'.
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09/08/2006 12:22:29 AM
WOW 25th Nice job. Great work my man!
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09/08/2006 12:22:09 AM
Aren't you becoming the master at tigers!!! This is WONDERFUL!!!!!

Congratulations on such a strong, impressive finish in a challenge like this!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 05:02:35 PM
Can I go to your zoo. Looks to me like you got exposure spot on. Great colors, framing. Well done! 9
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09/06/2006 01:02:25 PM
this looks like an illustration of a Joseph Conrad story, or maybe even Rudyard Kipling! 9
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09/06/2006 07:57:51 AM
Nice photo -
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09/05/2006 11:54:19 PM
That *is* a great stare, but his head's so far over there that my eye keeps wandering back to his haunches.
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09/05/2006 04:23:33 PM
-holy smokes! this will be high up in the rankings
-amazing composition
-great sharpness
-wonderful pp
-Score:10
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09/05/2006 02:46:47 PM
Hope this was with a long lens, he looks as though he's ready to pounce for interupting his drink. Great job of capturing that look and this beautiful photo!
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09/05/2006 11:12:00 AM
Great focus and color adjustments. The Tigers texture is also nicely enhanced.
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09/05/2006 09:57:45 AM
Those colors on the tiger really pop off the screen! They are bold and rich in hue. And the stare of this majestic beast is captivating ... and frightening for he is looking at us with a hunter/prey glare. Love the composition in which you included his surroundings in the photo composition. I get the feeling that it is as if we have stumbled out of the brush and disturbed this tiger's drink.
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09/05/2006 08:04:15 AM
Nice color. Sharp image. Good capture.
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09/05/2006 02:50:36 AM
Very cool photo. I sure hope he didn't eat anyone in your party.
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09/05/2006 12:39:13 AM
wow...look at the coloring...you obviously made it out alive considering you were able to post this shot! i love it...10 and adding to faves!
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09/04/2006 08:13:34 PM
Beautiful saturation. The flaring red nostrils are interesting, but I think the image would have been better without the brilliant orangy red. Overall, looks very natural and detailed.
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09/04/2006 05:54:37 PM
wow! one of the best tiger shots i've seen...ever. i just love it how you seemed to catch him in his natural enviroment, and the lovely range of color you have here.
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09/04/2006 03:51:20 PM
amazing capture. the colors in this are perfect!
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09/04/2006 12:52:41 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!! Those rich colors in that tiger are so incredible. Great capture.
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09/03/2006 08:11:20 PM
Here is the winner I think! 10
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09/03/2006 06:24:23 PM
Great capture. Colours seem a bit too much for me, a bit overstaurated and fake looking.
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09/03/2006 08:39:19 AM
This is a gorgeous painting-like photo. The hunch of the animal, the stare and the mix of blue with the orange has been so well nailed down. The crop is also well chosen. What spoils it somewhat is the 2 red spots on the tiger's noise (what seems to be oversaturation of colour). Since this is advanced editing, cloning them out would be quite easy IMO.
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09/02/2006 11:00:18 AM
great composition and colors. 7
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09/02/2006 12:10:12 AM
Great color work here.
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09/01/2006 09:23:51 PM
Nice processing and good leading... stripes.
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09/01/2006 09:41:47 AM
Very hyper processing! I love it. The only thing that could be improved is the nostrils appear to be an unreal red. Since I love it anyway, 10 from me.
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09/01/2006 05:20:52 AM
lovely photo well done
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09/01/2006 05:01:29 AM
Great capture. Beautiful framing. Not sure how I feel about the border, but I think it is growing on me as I look at it more. Very nice job.
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09/01/2006 01:50:17 AM
wow...the good thing about this shot is, that althought it might have been taken at a zoo, it doesn't look like it was taken at a zoo...well done...excellent composition
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09/01/2006 12:53:56 AM
This is almost too perfect!!!! WOW the water, the intensity, the composition. One slight nitpic - the red on the tiger's nose.
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09/01/2006 12:48:45 AM
10
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