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Challenge: Fauna II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Tamron AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical for Canon
Location: Point Defiance Zoo, WA, USA
Date: Oct 8, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 8, 2007


Place: 55 out of 230
Avg (all users): 6.2297
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.9206
Avg (non-participants): 6.3630
Views since voting: 1483
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 209
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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10/17/2007 12:15:44 AM
First of all, thanks to all of you who commented and voted. A very special thanks going out to Gelert who selected it as a favorite.
Creature hit the nail on the head. The blur comes from camera shake and not motion blur. It was a hand-held shot and taken at the local zoo. This guy was actually sitting in the back of his habitat when we showed up, then he wandered out and I swear began posing for all the people with cameras, including a flurry of roars. Perhaps reminders to anyone thinking of jumping the fence to get a closer shot (well, it did cross my mind). In this shot he was actually stretching. I really liked that his hind quarters being in the air made the illusion that he was caught in mid-leap. This shot was my first to score above a 6, so I am very pleased with the results.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2007 05:06:23 PM
good action shot, I'd do as the title says ;-)
10/16/2007 10:45:23 AM
Great great capture.
10/15/2007 01:04:42 PM
10/14/2007 01:09:50 AM
did ya run? :) great image
10/13/2007 11:23:28 PM
What whiskers! - 9
10/13/2007 01:56:18 AM
great capture - most zoo shots are pretty placid. if it's not a zoo shot I'll give you an 8 posthumously.
10/12/2007 10:52:56 AM
This photo creates good tension. Unfortunately not quite sharp with what appears to be lens blur rather than motion blur (going by the streaked look of the OOF background).
10/10/2007 10:03:02 PM
Wow, what an expression here. This cat is on the move and ready to pounce. I love the motion blur, but the face is still very sharp. Nice picture.
10/10/2007 10:41:45 AM
Great capture!
10/10/2007 06:47:11 AM
awesome capture. he is MAD !!!!....
10/10/2007 12:11:27 AM
my sentiments exactly some days :)

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