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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Canon
Location: Bristol Zoo
Date: Nov 17, 2007
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2007

Taken through glass at a zoo... yup... i swear!

Anyway, not much to say about the shot, it is what it is :)

Post (here we go):
Raw Conversion
Imagenomic Noiseware Pro plugin noise reduction
Shadow/Highlight
Imagenomic RealGrain black and white toning conversion
Duplicated colour layer set to overlay - masked to selectively apply colour.
Curves
Levels
Burnt out background (which was near black anyway)
Took out some stray hairs
Dodge and Burn on eyes and features
Selective Curves on eyes
Crop
Resize
USM

I think...

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Post challenge:

Wow, thought it was a good shot but didnt think i would get so high in a free study! Started at 6.6 and just worked it's way up. Thanks for the comments and 2 favs. PB in a FS for me! :D (And almost a PB in total).

BTW - this shot was also taken under weird yellow tinted flourescents - gotta love Photoshop!

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.8571
Avg (commenters): 8.5625
Avg (participants): 6.9908
Avg (non-participants): 6.5333
Views since voting: 2815
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 154
Comments: 22
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/11/2008 06:21:36 PM
Another great shot.. should of been top ten.
03/20/2008 01:03:03 PM
Stunning photo, from composition to lighting to detail. A brilliant photo!
12/24/2007 08:13:47 PM
awesome detail and i love how the hair frames its face
12/09/2007 11:42:38 AM
That's really nice. Congrats!
12/08/2007 05:32:33 PM
This was my favorite from the whole lot. Wonderful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 11:50:31 PM
very National Geographic.
12/06/2007 11:14:26 PM
Not mine!! Great capture. :-)
12/06/2007 06:35:06 PM
Very nice sharp eyes and the color tones are very pleasing. Back to bump you up to 9. Ah - OK you talked me into it...back again with a bump to 10.
12/06/2007 05:35:12 PM
Funny guy!
12/05/2007 09:11:44 PM
simple and fantastic
12/05/2007 04:08:52 PM
Very compelling, it feels like you are looking into the animals soul
12/05/2007 07:53:42 AM
looks like you must have has this monkey (gibbon?) in your studio! Stunning portrait revealing so much detail in such a hard to expose for subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2007 12:03:21 PM
What a great portrait - wonderful light, great eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2007 10:30:52 PM
This simply has to ribbon. Awesome shot. Gobsmacked. 10. 10. 10.
12/03/2007 09:07:20 PM
great sharpness and DOF. nice capture of the focus for that moment. good catch light in the eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2007 02:22:52 AM
this could be a ribbon, perfect focus on the eyes, great light. I am drawn in as many others I am sure. Good luck 10 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2007 11:37:59 PM
WOW, beautiful shot. Fantastic contrast and sharpness. Nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2007 06:02:48 AM
great portrait, like the crop and black bg. focus is spot on, DOF could be a little less shallow, though
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2007 03:12:34 AM
This is definitely on the top of my list. Great capture.
12/02/2007 01:27:34 AM
Phenomenal!
12/01/2007 04:17:35 PM
This is beautiful! It's a perfect portrait of an animal, great composition too
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2007 12:16:33 PM
Comp is absolutely perfect.
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