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Cautious King
Cautious King
hahn23


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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO
Date: Aug 5, 2006
Aperture: f/6.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2006

Bull Elk in velvet phase pauses on the ridgeline in the tundra.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 684
Avg (all users): 6.8594
Avg (commenters): 8.2759
Avg (participants): 6.8614
Avg (non-participants): 6.8519
Views since voting: 3361
Views during voting: 398
Votes: 256
Comments: 38
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/10/2006 11:57:56 PM
Congratulations on your top twenty finish with this fine animal study with such lovely colors and tonal beauty.

Message edited by author 2006-09-11 00:46:06.
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09/09/2006 07:35:45 PM
Excellent elk shot. You caught him in such a perfect pose.

More importantly, congrats on top-20 finish. That makes three of us from Colorado in the top 13! Maybe we can start giving those dang Icelanders some competition :)
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09/08/2006 04:55:34 PM
Congratulations on your top 20 finish. Wonderful capture!
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09/08/2006 02:21:10 PM
very majestic and curious pose.
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09/08/2006 12:19:28 AM
I am so glad this finished so strong. One of my favorites in this whole challenge!! Congratulations on an impressive 13th place in such a tough challenge!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 11:41:51 PM
Wonderful capture! I hope this does well for you. 10.
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09/07/2006 05:10:07 PM
started at 8, last day bump to 9. Just a great photo.
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09/07/2006 03:46:29 PM
Excellent clarity, good color complementation.
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09/07/2006 02:37:13 PM
Great isolation from the background and color. Cool photo.

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09/07/2006 01:22:56 AM
Hey look its bambi, nice rack
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09/06/2006 09:23:04 PM
great shot...love the crispness of this shot! wonderful coloring too! 10
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09/06/2006 08:53:03 PM
Mmmm, hmmm. Lovely study, great light, what's not to like?
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09/06/2006 07:11:50 PM
Wonderful. Great wildlife photo.
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09/06/2006 05:29:44 PM
great detail and sharpness, fantastic shot!
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09/06/2006 01:26:19 PM
Great capture of this elk. Good focus and great deep of field. Congrats,
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09/05/2006 08:58:40 PM
really nice, I hope this is wild vs zoo, great light in eye, nice background, nice capture!
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09/05/2006 05:21:51 PM
Love the rich color tones of the bull, and that shallow DOF that still gives an idea of the environment is awesome. Very nice!
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09/04/2006 05:56:18 PM
oh, awsome capture! great DOF a well.
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09/04/2006 04:02:29 PM
Great clarity
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09/04/2006 11:35:23 AM
nice wildlife shot. very nice detail.
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09/03/2006 05:01:00 PM
Love the detail and the DOF really works well here. Bumping up!
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09/03/2006 06:42:05 AM
Well captured and good composition. Perfect focus and the depth of field really helps emphasise the subject.
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09/02/2006 03:42:22 PM
Fantastic photo! How proud and powerful!
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09/02/2006 11:50:17 AM
Your image is a generous size. I like the hinted definition in the background - just enough to make this beast look 'in situ.'
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09/02/2006 11:23:53 AM
lovely. looks liek hes about to fall off that cliff. yikes. great color. 8
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09/02/2006 09:44:06 AM
kapow, this image has impact. geat shot all the way around-10-
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09/02/2006 08:49:59 AM
What a majestic creature and you have done an excellent job capturing that quality.
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09/02/2006 07:53:28 AM
nice capture
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09/01/2006 08:11:41 PM
Great capture. Very sharp. Great DOF and comp.
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09/01/2006 07:45:29 PM
gorgeous wildlife capture, perfect DOF, wonderful detail and wow what a beautiful buck and that rack's impressive
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09/01/2006 06:13:49 PM
Fine work!
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09/01/2006 02:12:55 PM
Beautiful shot, such a majestic animal. I like the perspective to emphsise his size and good depth of field. Good luck.
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09/01/2006 01:02:17 PM
Majestic stance captured here!
Excellent detail and great composition - well done!
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09/01/2006 09:47:27 AM
WOW! Awesome capture! I would love to see something like this in the wild! 10 from me.
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09/01/2006 08:50:21 AM
Another wow. The 2nd one in the challenge so far. Deserves to be in the top 3, I hope I see it there!!
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09/01/2006 07:48:39 AM
Oh this is beautiful! I got to the Rockies every year, and every year I take tons and tons of elk photos trying to get "the perfect" one. Looks like this is pretty close!! AWESOME!!!! I love the soft, beautiful blueish background. 9
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09/01/2006 05:20:05 AM
superb photo, focus good, composition good, you deserve a ribbon good luck 10
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09/01/2006 12:57:05 AM
wow! impressive shot, great use of telephoto...excellent
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