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Watching the fish go by
Watching the fish go by
Simms


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Colchester Zoo, England
Date: Dec 17, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Candid, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2007

OK, generally I am quite reluctant to use my kids in challenges, but this was a true candid shot on a recent visit to Colchester Zoo.

I am very happy with the natural lighting here filtering through the water and also the focus not only in her eye, but the eyes of the reflection.. I dont expect this to do as well as some of my recent entries, but I am hoping it goes beyond the cutesy factor and is seen as a very serious portrait of my daughter.

POST CHALLENGE.

OK< great score, thanks everyone, I am really glad this did well as cute kids rarely do well on DPC so it was a bit of a gamble.
Even better, it now means that I have a straight run of 8 top ten finishes in the last 8 challenges I entered, or even better, 10 top tens in the last 12 challenges entered.

Oh, and she was 4 on Sunday, so happy birthday Abigail.. xxxx

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 429
Avg (all users): 6.9385
Avg (commenters): 8.4167
Avg (participants): 6.8103
Avg (non-participants): 7.1746
Views since voting: 4601
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 179
Comments: 50
Favorites: 24 (view)


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04/04/2008 01:19:54 AM
Beautiful! Both the baby and the capture :)
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01/11/2008 07:04:30 PM
fantastic work...simply beautiful!
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01/09/2008 08:27:35 PM
truely a great shot!!!
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01/09/2008 07:50:35 PM
A very emotive and awesome image here from you and I for one so enjoy all your images..... Well done and a great score in a tough challenge.

I congratulate you.....

Please keep them coming.....
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01/08/2008 05:53:33 PM
Fantastic Mark...I love the tones in this, and Happy Birthday to Abigail
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01/08/2008 04:01:04 PM
FANTASTIC PHOTO!!!
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01/08/2008 02:19:52 PM
Beautiful shot of a beautiful wee girl. I love the delicate way she's holding her hand up. Excellent image, Mark and definitely no gamble.
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01/08/2008 01:43:26 PM
Excellent shot (you already knew I thought that); As for our respective placements, I wonder what would have happened if I hadn't been "trolled" :P Glad this worked so well for you, it's a great shot, and a wonderful portrait of your daughter.
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01/08/2008 01:22:48 PM
Very nicely composed!
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01/08/2008 01:22:44 PM
Very Cute, Great Shot
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01/08/2008 11:58:35 AM
amazing portrait and colors. the composition with the reflection is so cute. how did I miss in when voting?
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01/08/2008 11:03:21 AM
think u might have won if you used the other shot! hehe. congrats
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01/08/2008 10:48:35 AM
Congrats mark! wonderfull capture and processing as usual! She's a little cutie.
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01/08/2008 10:03:30 AM
Are you kidding? Not do well? Jeeeeeeeez. This is so emotionally beautiful! Breathtaking.
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01/08/2008 09:13:41 AM
The lighting really does a good job on her face. Well done Mark!
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01/08/2008 08:03:06 AM
beautiful!!
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01/08/2008 06:56:59 AM
Of course I mean the Blue ribbon, see my comment below... ;)
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01/08/2008 06:54:44 AM
Wonderfull shot, very nice work and excellent picture. Everything matches, the colours, the reflection and yours daughter beutifull face. This one should have got the Golden ribbon. Congrats...
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01/08/2008 06:45:03 AM
Wow! Gorgeous shot Mark! I'm surprised that this is under the 7.0 mark. But you were up against some tough competition. This really is gorgeous though!
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01/08/2008 05:49:51 AM
congrats mate marvelous shot
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01/08/2008 03:00:43 AM
Congrats on your top10 finish, Mark. You should be very pleased with that shot.
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01/08/2008 01:41:27 AM
Very beautiful little girl you have there and a shot to be proud of and to hang on the wall. Not a bad finish either.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2008 09:44:42 PM
this one is quite good... i don't like the skin color though.
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01/07/2008 02:24:37 PM
I love how the girl's sense of curiosity shines through in this.
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01/07/2008 03:32:57 AM
Love this shot. Will definitely be in the top ten or top five.
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01/06/2008 09:34:25 AM
Beautiful image, one of the best in the challange. I like the colors.
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01/05/2008 05:45:07 PM
8 - Beautiful portrait. Colors are nice. Sure this will be a treasure for the family. Minor, but the little something top left distracts slightly (once you notice it). Lighting is nice.
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01/05/2008 07:21:55 AM
Back to comment. A pleasant & interesting shot - has sort a "magic" feel to it. A great capture of a childs sense of wonder. Very well composed. 8
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01/04/2008 10:02:45 AM
really lovely
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01/04/2008 02:04:19 AM
great reflection shot! nice colors and lighting
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01/03/2008 10:15:09 PM
very cute
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01/03/2008 08:57:40 PM
i love what you did here. the reflection and the skin colour. it all works. /10
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01/03/2008 08:49:13 AM
Lovely capture of wonder. Really delightful.
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01/02/2008 09:12:39 PM
Wonderful!
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01/02/2008 03:42:50 PM
How cute. Love the light and reflection.
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01/02/2008 03:37:35 PM
WOW factor 10. Excellent photo. Great job. Lights, sharpness, impression... Good job :)
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01/02/2008 11:15:50 AM
so u went for it hey. glad I was wrong (according to the forum scores)
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01/02/2008 08:17:39 AM
I think this could well be Doc's entry, if so I bow to you in the FS marathon. This is a wonderful image. Score 9/10 from me.

If its not one of DrAchoo's then please take this as a great compliment.
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01/01/2008 08:29:16 PM
Very nice candid.
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01/01/2008 06:50:23 PM
I love everything about this shot. A 10 in my book.
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01/01/2008 05:49:40 PM
This is so neat, I love it. I am drawn to the reflection and love her intense amazement. 10
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01/01/2008 05:05:05 PM
A great reflection.
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01/01/2008 05:05:04 PM
Magical!
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01/01/2008 04:42:08 PM
not gonna vote on this Mark because I know it's your shot Simmo. I thought you would of gone with the Lion head but I can understand you going with the heart, she is absolutely gorgeous and Im glad she looks more like Mum.

hope it's scoring well for you.
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01/01/2008 02:44:52 PM
fantastic control of light and exposure..good luck!!
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01/01/2008 11:14:49 AM
Such a very pretty shot, one of my top picks.10
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01/01/2008 10:21:11 AM
Wow.. I love this one! Great focus, very good colors, and so cute! Is she waving at the fish? Very nice photo - adding to favs!
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01/01/2008 06:01:35 AM
interseting shot i like it
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01/01/2008 03:23:41 AM
Beautiful!
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01/01/2008 12:35:10 AM
Stunning portrait! this must have been a difficult lighting situation but you really made the best of it!
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