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The Creature
The Creature

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-01 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Pentax
Location: Denver Zoo
Date: Jan 30, 2007
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/180 sec.
Galleries: Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2007

I couldn't come up with anything at all for this challenge. After editing this one, I thought it might work. This little lizard wouldn't hold still and climbed out of view just as I took the shot. So I thought I'd make it look like a creature from the old movies, the kind where we never fully see the creature.


Place: 413 out of 559
Avg (all users): 5.1688
Avg (commenters): 5.8333
Avg (participants): 5.1818
Avg (non-participants): 5.1212
Views since voting: 1331
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 154
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/15/2007 07:36:20 AM
This is truely creepy, the croping/composition is perfect. Something about cutting the top of the head off gives the lizard a really evil, monstrous character... Excellent capture!
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02/24/2007 11:37:40 AM
I didn't get to vote in this challenge so I missed this one. Excellent photograph - compositionally and conceptually. I'm a sucker for lizards and this one is just way too cool!
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02/08/2007 10:05:36 AM
Another one for the underrated bin.

Have to disagree w/ Emily...this is good noise!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2007 11:39:17 PM
I like the crop and the DOF (or is it motion blur?) and the grain. It creates a sense of mystery and excitement. very monster-movie-esque. 8
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02/07/2007 08:27:42 PM
haha i love the scales and the out of focus claw that looks kinda demented
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02/06/2007 09:15:26 AM
Personally I hate the phrase, but I do have to use it here...very out of the box! Great composition and great photograph, definitely like the grain.
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02/03/2007 04:35:41 PM
a little noisy, and would have liked to see the face a little more
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02/02/2007 01:35:39 PM
1940's sci-fi. Yikes, watch out. Love the detail on the scales here. Lighting is terrific, and that claw amazing. This is the perfect type of motion still type photography. You'll probably get pounded by the head police, but I like how you can just see a bit of the lower jaw. It makes your imagination run wild what the thing really look like. Roar! High rated.
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02/01/2007 11:42:08 PM
good detail
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02/01/2007 09:47:38 AM
wish that could see of his head
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