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It's all in the eye
It's all in the eye
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6D ED
Location: Rathbeggan Lakes, Co. Meath, Ireland
Date: Jan 20, 2007
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2007

Taken while out on Saturday morning at Rathbeggan lakes,
This is my first entry since joining the Team Suck ranks so lets hope its does ok.

Edits,
Crop, sharpen, conversion to B&W, remove noise, resize, save for web

my prediction for this shot will be below 5.500, 3 comments, 0 favs.

Statistics
Place: 33 out of 218
Avg (all users): 6.5447
Avg (commenters): 7.9524
Avg (participants): 6.1589
Avg (non-participants): 6.8417
Views since voting: 1840
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 246
Comments: 33
Favorites: 6 (view)


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AuthorThread
02/02/2007 10:26:04 AM
Holy cow! Errrr ... Holy goat! Fantastic shot, love the eye and the composition. I'm sorry for your not meeting your predictions. That's what you get for creating a great image that's in focus. ;)
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01/29/2007 11:00:23 PM
i think you were robbed in this one...but that's a personal opinion!
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01/29/2007 09:49:25 PM
You can do my portrait anytime - if you can make a goat look that good - I can imagine what you could do for an elderly lady wrinkles and all.

I love everything about this - the high contrast between the goat and background, the detail in the fur(?), and of course the eye.

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01/29/2007 09:30:22 PM
Darren,
Congrats on that killer score! My new goal is to hit 6.5, and you beat me to the punch. Good on ya mate, as I believe your countryman say? Please forgive me if I erroneously borrowed that expression. The sentiment remains the same: super score on an intriguing photo. One of the few instances of someone pulling off selective desat without a lot of backlash. And BTW - look at that average from the commenters! You've got a fan club! :-)
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01/29/2007 04:34:03 PM
Great job here. The b&w conversion with the selective colour works well with the texture and level of sharpness that you have captured.
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01/29/2007 02:40:18 AM
Positively outstanding job!
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01/29/2007 02:27:43 AM
Well i am surprised, this did better than i thought it might, thanks for all the kind comments
01/29/2007 01:31:20 AM
You were just a wee bit off on your predictions. This was one of my favorite shots in a very very good challenge.
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01/29/2007 12:27:07 AM
Nice going, Team Sucker! My Yanko comment was a compliment, he gives great goat :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2007 11:46:22 PM
Beautiful. I somehow wonder if this is Yanko.
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01/28/2007 11:28:54 PM
i LOVE the detail! gave it a 10
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01/28/2007 09:55:57 PM
Great old goat!
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01/28/2007 07:48:35 PM
nice
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01/28/2007 06:50:48 PM
Nice shot, I like what you did with the editing. I'm giving it a 9. Well done.
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01/27/2007 10:08:21 PM
I really like your creative approach and use of color vs. desaturation. Well done.
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01/27/2007 07:43:48 PM
What a captivating shot!
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01/27/2007 01:46:18 PM
Love the lighting on this and the one gold eye that stands out, great shot! 9
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01/26/2007 11:07:14 PM
i love this shot! i hope it ribbons...adding to faves! 10
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01/26/2007 10:57:45 PM
very nice capture you have here !! Congrats.8
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01/26/2007 08:28:07 PM
I like the eye! VERY GOOD!!!!!!!!!! Good focus. Simple backround. Very sharp. 10!
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01/25/2007 02:37:26 PM
Wonderful pose
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01/25/2007 09:39:36 AM
this works for me.
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01/24/2007 06:57:02 PM
impressed by the eyes... nice...
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01/24/2007 11:49:17 AM
I would have like to see this shot in all color. It is knocking me down about 2 points
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01/24/2007 05:29:54 AM
OK, totally unique.
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01/23/2007 11:55:28 PM
Sheep and goats do have unusual eyes. Selective desat does emphasize it and the fur is nicely detailed.
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01/23/2007 10:20:16 PM
Wow! Nice detail in the fur without being over sharpened or too blurred. Nice idea to do a profile.
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01/23/2007 06:01:59 PM
Nice BW. I like the eye color.
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01/23/2007 12:59:14 PM
This is GORGEOUS! What a noble pose! The detail is just beautiful. Great idea to use black and white too. It makes it even more striking.
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01/23/2007 04:48:28 AM
Nice-looking Billy Goat's Gruff! 9
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01/22/2007 04:57:55 PM
Where is the natural enviroment? huh? HUH??? Naaa, I am just kidding, great capture! love the selective desaturation and the sharpness.. and the crop, and the border, just a little nit pick, the eye is not completely saturated (but is just me...)...8
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01/22/2007 02:19:49 PM
Wow! I love this photo, great capture of expression. A solid 8 for you!
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01/22/2007 09:03:26 AM
full of impact
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