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Challenge: The Username Challenge II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Los Angeles Zoo
Date: May 20, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 21, 2007

LA Zoo... this giraffe was such a flirt. She got very close to the crowd allowing some great close up shots. She was a ham! Cropped in a bit on the left side, resized to basic rules.

Place: 205 out of 365
Avg (all users): 5.5120
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.2135
Avg (non-participants): 5.7333
Views since voting: 708
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 209
Comments: 6
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06/05/2007 02:27:18 PM
Hi Jen,
Nice image for having limited control of a boxed in moving subject. With that being said, there are three distractions in the background. First the patch clear sky, second the animal just under her chin and third that green leaf (bottom) is reflecting way to much light. As for your main subject, in any wildlife image we must have that catch light in the eye, it's missing here. Your exposure looks fine to me the shadows are what hurt you here. I think what would have been of great help to you in this situaton would have been shooting in continuos mode following the giraffee has she walked along or turned her head. This would have given you a better chance to eliminate the shadows get that catch light or both. With that, I still think this is a great image taking into account the conditons I mentioned above Nice Image !!!!.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2007 10:13:58 PM
Looks a little underexposed to my eye. Could be easily fixed in Photoshop though.
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05/29/2007 04:58:07 PM
Nice and simple - background a little distracting - Some fill flash could have helped with the shadows.
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05/29/2007 12:01:45 PM
good shot of a difficult moving subject, light not great but you cn hardly get one of these in a studio! Good work 7
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05/29/2007 10:46:33 AM
Very nice...
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05/26/2007 03:12:48 PM
face needs fill in light eyes are dull missin catchlight
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