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Challenge: Closing (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Japan, near home
Date: Sep 8, 2007
Galleries: Sky, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 8, 2007

I went to the local zoo to take photos. It's a privately run zoo and rather awful. I took a whole lot of shots of the giraffes chewing.
Nothing in this photo is actually sharply in focus (except for the sky... ;-). There's movement blur as well as DOF blur. Uncropped, lots of Adjust Sharpness, levels.

This photo also fits the requirement of the Boring Mediocre Challenge punishment ... Mouth of an Animal.


I think the DNMC voters will have a field day in both the Opening and Closing Challenges.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 76
Avg (all users): 5.8152
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.2432
Avg (non-participants): 5.9368
Views since voting: 2456
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 211
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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09/19/2007 12:57:44 AM
excellent photograph .. that mouth, its shape, the whiskers, the way its lined up on the page .. BRILLIANT .. congrats on your 17th place .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2007 09:57:10 PM
I wish the DOF was greater. In a perfect world you would have his entire head as crisp as the hairs on his front lip!
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09/17/2007 08:37:21 PM
Wow - very close! I like how the soft blue background complements the soft yellow tones of the fur. Cute picture!
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09/16/2007 10:13:16 PM
Cute critter :-) Head and ears are chopped off. Only nose/mouth is in focus. (5)
09/14/2007 08:15:42 PM
Cute! And a great picture.
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09/14/2007 11:05:45 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background good,
Technical: Focus, Exposure: good, nice timing,
Appeal:lovely soft colour, good focal point

Total Averaged Rating 7.
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09/14/2007 08:43:33 AM
What an interesting shot. Unusual angle, with a high level of detail. And there's something rather catchy about how the bokeh draws you in.
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09/14/2007 07:05:42 AM
lol!
09/14/2007 04:45:57 AM
I like the tight composition. And the detail is great. However I would have preferred some S-curve adjustment to make the color pop out more.
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09/12/2007 09:28:39 PM
Great focus and details on the hairs. The crop is great, because it looks deliberate. Great shot!
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09/12/2007 09:07:29 PM
Great shot, I love the detail. Must have been quite a stretch to get this!
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09/12/2007 06:49:43 PM
Been looking at this for a while wondering whether it works in terms of the challenge for me (as a photo its good) and have decided that it does as for a still photo you have captured the very essence of the giraffe moving/closing its mouth to eat love the choice of dof. Bump to 8
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09/12/2007 04:01:16 PM
omg this is the cutest thing ever! I love giraffes and i definitely love this photo!
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09/12/2007 03:58:28 PM
I REALLY like this!
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09/12/2007 12:13:47 PM
Nice shot. I love the focus point!! This also made me laugh! :)
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09/12/2007 11:19:19 AM
Lovely composition.
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09/12/2007 10:41:28 AM
Fun shot!
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09/12/2007 10:19:43 AM
Love it when you get the underneath perspective.
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09/12/2007 10:03:10 AM
good close up
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