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Challenge: Distance (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: National Zoo, Malaysia
Date: Oct 22, 2007
Aperture: f5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2007

My very first attempt (Orang Utan).

Place: 120 out of 156
Avg (all users): 5.1133
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.9362
Avg (non-participants): 5.1667
Views since voting: 1020
Views during voting: 489
Votes: 203
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/06/2007 04:59:42 AM
Thank you for all the votes and comments.I really appreciate it.
11/01/2007 04:31:56 AM
Critique Club Comment:

I liked this a lot during voting. The only thing that kept me from giving it a ten was the cord, which, as mentioned, is not a good element to have. But you probably couldn't control that much.

I thought it met the challenge well. It didn't have so much of a visual representation of distance, but the challenge also said that a figurative representation would be okay. Unfortunately a lot of voters who might have quickly gone through the entries may have been looking more for the visual. So that may have hurt your score some.

Colors are good and lighting is good. It could have used a bit of sharpening I think. I like the composition. I thought that it was simple and nice, and communicated your idea effectively.

Your choice of subject is what really, in my opinion, made this picture strong. As a commenter said, it really is heartbreaking. Not only that he is seeming to look for something that is not there, but also that he doesn't seem to be himself (with the matted fur I mean). Also the head down just adds to the emotion of the shot.

Overall this is very great, especially for your first challenge! Keep in mind that if you do go the more figurative route for challenges, the voters as a whole may not reward that. However, it can be lots of fun to be "out of the box" and keep pushing the envelope. I hope you enter lots of challenges; I'd love to see more from you in the future!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2007 01:42:51 PM
out of focus.
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10/29/2007 10:11:39 PM
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10/29/2007 05:56:11 AM
this is heartbreaking.
would have done away with the cord running across though.
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10/26/2007 09:09:28 PM
What cracks me up though, is how the concrete wall has been painted like a jungle! Er yeah! that looks real natural, he'll never realize he's locked in a concrete box!!
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10/26/2007 05:04:46 AM
Interesting picture, could be better for a "puzzle" challenge. Anyway who is that, Chewbacca?
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10/25/2007 04:44:02 AM
The diagonal rope is distracting. Other than that, this is a good shot.
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10/24/2007 11:46:45 PM
is that a dog or a rug
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10/24/2007 01:49:11 PM
OOF, and I don't see it's relation to the challenge. The white hose is very distracting.
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10/24/2007 11:12:47 AM
ive never seen one of those so hairy
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