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Mountain Lion (Cougar)
Mountain Lion (Cougar)
RHoldenSr


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: March Free Study (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Zoo - Fort Worth, Texas
Date: Mar 7, 2004
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: ISO 400
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 24, 2004

Exif Data:

Model - Canon EOS 10D
DateTime - 2004:03:07 16:30:09
ExposureTime - 1/750 seconds
FNumber - 5.60
ISOSpeedRatings - 400
FocalLength - 400 mm
ColorSpace - sRGB
FileSource - DSC - Digital still camera
Macro mode - Off
Self timer - Off
Quality - Fine
Sequence mode - Continous
Focus mode - MF
Image size - Large
Easy shooting mode - Sports
Digital zoom - None
Contrast - Normal
Saturation - Normal
Sharpness - Normal
Metering mode - Evaluative
Focus type - Auto
Focal length - 80 - 400 mm
White Balance - Auto
Image Type - IMG:EOS 10D JPEG

Tokina 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 Lens w/ 2x converter

Shot testing the sport mode for fast shutter speed

Photoshop:
Level adjustment
Shadow higlight - minor to bring detail out around eye
Quick paint mask
Gaussian blur to blur out chain link fence

Statistics
Place: 25 out of 310
Avg (all users): 6.7944
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.6880
Avg (non-participants): 7.0364
Views since voting: 2141
Votes: 180
Comments: 24
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/10/2004 09:32:04 AM
The lens was set at F5.6 according to the exif data, you have to do the math the camera will not do it for you :)
08/10/2004 12:53:16 AM
if you had a 2x converter on it, how was your aperature at 5.6?
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04/08/2004 09:57:59 PM
This Cougar was setting atop a rocky cliff right against the chain link fence. I had to do a quick paint (does not mean I did it quick, it was very tedious work) mask and do a gaussian Blur. Otherwise it looked like crap. The spot above the tongue is where his to fangs met and you see a small opening through the mouth.

Photoshop:
Level adjustment
Shadow higlight - minor to bring detail out around eye
Quick paint mask
Gaussian blur to blur out chain link fence
04/08/2004 01:06:26 PM
you got robbed should have been top 3
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2004 10:56:12 PM
woulda been a 10, but theres something that looks outta placve right above the tongue??
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04/07/2004 05:22:26 PM
Superb. I'd be surprised if this doesn't get a ribbon.
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04/06/2004 05:07:36 PM
This is a excellent shot! great DOF on the spot, we can even see the drop of water from its mouth.. well done!
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04/06/2004 11:20:54 AM
There's a very strange bit just under the top middle of the mouth opening. Other than this, a very fine photo. 7
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04/05/2004 02:18:27 AM
Lusciously sharp - great shot. - 9
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04/04/2004 11:00:19 PM
Nice effect with the spit dripping out of its mouth
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04/04/2004 10:37:33 PM
gorgeous cat
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04/04/2004 04:41:54 PM
8- nice tight shot, excellent focus, no distracting background. Very realisitic.
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04/04/2004 02:46:08 PM
Nice comp. and detail...right down to the 'drool drop'!!
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04/04/2004 02:32:48 PM
great shot 10
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04/03/2004 04:27:33 PM
Not to be encouraged into the house. This is very good. It catches the slavering jaws and the pitiless eyes.
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04/03/2004 01:58:37 PM
Nice shot and composition. This shot appears to have had it's DOF and background adjusted in photoshop, which is fine, except that it perhaps was not done carefully enough. The animals back ear looks like a gradient or fill is over it, and parts of the background don't look natural. My apologies in advance if this is just my misperceptiion.
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04/02/2004 01:42:36 PM
Nice exotic portrait,not as sharp for my taste,7 !
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04/02/2004 11:17:14 AM
excelllent , 10
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04/01/2004 08:20:46 PM
Beautiful definition on this magnificant beast. You waited for a good shot and you got it. Congratulations.
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04/01/2004 12:49:33 PM
awesome picture.
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04/01/2004 12:10:19 PM
Beautiful> Love the tongue between the teeth. My only suggestion (and it's a very minor, picky one) would be to take in a bit more negative space - so the nose has a bit of breathing room... but overall I love the image and subject - 8
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04/01/2004 09:35:30 AM
Nice photo, I can see those saliva juices coming out. Did you manually blurred the background?
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04/01/2004 07:20:36 AM
This shots screams "photoshopped background!". It may not be the case, but it sure looks like it. Too bad cuz it really takes away from this image.
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04/01/2004 05:30:46 AM
Nice portrait. The background seems too edited though, looks like the blurring is artificial to some extent (most noticable above the left eye).
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