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Challenge: A Single Tree (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Mississippi
Date: Sep 10, 2006
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2006


Place: 140 out of 251
Avg (all users): 5.3737
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.1319
Avg (non-participants): 5.5794
Views since voting: 634
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 198
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/07/2006 09:48:54 PM
aimee I love ya girl ;-) the shot is not cropped at all. not a great deal of PP. I'll have to redo it with your suggestions. Making my images "pop" is one thing I REALLY need to improve on. Also, I don't know WHY I do better at animal shots...guess it's cause I love em?shrugs.

This shot was taken from a moving trolly attached to a trailer, hand-held 100/400. I LOVED the steer and the shelter provided by the tree.
10/07/2006 08:42:11 PM
Hey! I remember voting on this one. I voted 6 BTW. This pic is beautifully composed! Personally I think it would have scored better had it been edited a bit differently. If you care for details read on -possible centering the tree truck by cropping slightly differently (if your pic allowed for this). I think burning & dodging and selective saturation in the tree leaves and on the steer (?) would have made this shot really pop and gained you several tenths (at least). A little sharpening & neat image might have worked too. I might have even checked with SC to see if cloning out the two sticks to the right of the tree trunk would be OK too as they are a little distracting. Once again you demonstrate great eye for composing animal shots.

Sorry - I think I might have been having a Critique Club moment here!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2006 11:25:48 AM
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09/16/2006 08:24:36 AM
I really like this - would crop a bit off the right side though
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09/16/2006 03:30:03 AM
very nice!
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09/14/2006 02:33:21 PM
This is cool. The horns go with the tree branches...lol.
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09/13/2006 09:13:57 AM
Cute...looks very natural with cow and that broken branches.
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09/12/2006 03:30:53 PM
not a great quality (flat, softness)photo and stretches the challenge, IMO. but I do like the title and scene with the bull?
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09/12/2006 01:50:38 PM
Nice exposure in a difficult situation with all that light colored grass behind the tree. I wonder if the shot had been taken more at eye level with the longhorn would have allowed more of the tree to be included? Maybe a silhouette shot? 4
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09/12/2006 01:18:50 PM
Very cool color tones and composition. I wish the steer was emphasized a little more he seems to get lost a little in the shadow, and I think he's very important to this photo.
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09/12/2006 11:27:13 AM
Our appreciation for trees comes from their sheltering shade. Your image captures and shows that reason very well. Nice work.
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09/11/2006 02:38:33 PM
one of the best i've seen so far - 7
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