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Kelli


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Challenge: Free Study 2008-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Adventure Aquarium - Camden NJ
Date: Sep 15, 2008
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Snapshot, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2008

No overlays, that's debris in the water, shot through the dirty glass of the underwater viewing room. Yes, he's swimming! I used a combination of PSCS & PSPX2 to process from raw. The raw file is extremely dark.

Post Challenge: Thanks for all the great comments and favs!! The vote scrubber got the 1's but I think it took some 10's too since my score went way down after rollover. LOL! I really enjoyed the update button on this one. And a Posthumous red too! I'm so excited!
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Statistics
Place: 22 out of 430
Avg (all users): 6.7055
Avg (commenters): 8.6364
Avg (participants): 6.5510
Avg (non-participants): 7.0208
Views since voting: 3423
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 146
Comments: 57
Favorites: 36 (view)


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02/24/2013 12:18:36 AM
I still really love this picture.
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01/01/2013 11:53:17 AM
This has always been one of my favorite images in DPC...
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12/30/2012 12:47:18 PM
when I saw this in your portfolio i thought "surely i commented on this, i remember it" but nope. i goot say its so amazing how this shot looks like its in 3-d, like hes coming right out of the monitor. this is an amazing shot for shooting thru the aquarium glass!
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12/29/2012 10:54:25 PM
another one of my faves of yours. never thought hippos could be dreamy.
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12/29/2012 08:44:00 AM
Kelli, your hippo images have always been a favorite of mine on DPC;especially like this one.
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06/07/2011 09:14:29 AM
I just love this image - makes my heart happy.
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01/10/2011 02:54:21 PM
amazing. excellent composition. I like the editing as well
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10/23/2010 05:03:36 PM
Great photo.
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10/05/2010 04:07:48 PM
Really great photo, love the full frame composition and I quite like the border ;)

Message edited by author 2010-10-05 16:08:02.
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09/29/2009 05:37:43 PM
gosh I like this
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09/09/2009 09:07:13 AM
Congrats Kodak POTD on 09/09/09
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08/21/2009 01:18:09 PM
This is flippin FAB!
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01/10/2009 11:04:42 AM
Excellent! What I like most is the imposing angle and sort of dumb look on his face. Makes him look especially reckless and dangerous.
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12/11/2008 02:17:41 PM
Just found this through the "pic your fav" thread... an immediate FAV! Your processing rocks, and the capture is incredible. LOVE it!
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12/03/2008 09:21:24 PM
hey kelli .. i thought i'd already commented on this amazing photograph .
apparently i hadnt .. its incredibly brilliant ...
congratulations on a pb and a great place in the free study ..:)
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11/12/2008 04:14:32 PM
Fantastic shot Kelli. You might want to show this to the people at the acquarium. They might be able to use it in one of their brochures or something like that. Excellent.
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10/13/2008 12:28:32 PM
WOW THIS IS AMAZING. lOVE THE PROCESSING AND COLOUR
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10/11/2008 05:40:07 PM
Absolutely wonderful image. Hippos running underwater have always fascinated me. Did you see the Cousteau movie about them? It took them likke 20 years to make the film...
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10/10/2008 07:11:31 PM
That's an amazing capture Kelli! Good work! :-)
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10/09/2008 08:24:01 AM
I have always loved hippos, and this is a wonderful capture. I love the color and the frame. Congratulation on this marvelous image and excellent score.
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10/08/2008 06:59:19 PM
Great work Kelli! This image really "speaks" to people, me included. Congrats on the great finish and the posthumous ribbon...(cause I know I will never get one lol)
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10/08/2008 06:12:56 PM
I thought this would ribbon.. great capture.
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10/08/2008 02:13:55 PM
This gets better every time I look at it.
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10/08/2008 02:02:11 PM
this is really good...
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10/08/2008 12:34:27 PM
Go Kelli! An awesome FS entry!
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10/08/2008 11:56:36 AM
a huge personal best, this pic is awesome, instantly fave'd. Really DOES look like an overlay, awesome texture in the image.
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10/08/2008 08:49:15 AM
Awesome photo. Congrats!
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10/08/2008 08:44:06 AM
'Swonderful. ;-Þ
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10/08/2008 07:06:02 AM
Way to go......this is soooooooo unique and surreal. The PH ribbon was a no-brainer!
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10/08/2008 05:08:54 AM
So outstanding!!! Huge congrats on the awesome FS score. I absolutely love this.
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10/08/2008 03:49:45 AM
WOW!!! Fantastic shot!!!
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10/08/2008 02:54:23 AM
Wooo hooo!!!! HUGE congrats, woman! Not only a killer score in a FS and a Personal Best, but a Posthumous Ribbon as well!
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10/08/2008 02:28:04 AM
Kelli - tremendous shot - the best bit is the hippo looks like it's really having fun.

And congrats on your huge new PB !!

now you will just have to move all your other scores up to match it :- )
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10/08/2008 12:41:22 AM
YEEEAAAAHHHH!!!!
I am so excited this did well for you! Congratulations on your new personal best! :)
I didn't even see your PH red! thats icing on the cake. :)

Message edited by author 2008-10-08 00:42:19.
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10/08/2008 12:15:55 AM
Yahooooooo! Congrats on this wonderful shot and on smashing your old personal best, Kelli! :)
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10/08/2008 12:14:31 AM
Yay! Big congrats, Kelli! What a wonderful shot!
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10/08/2008 12:12:40 AM
WooHoo! Congrats Kelli! I love him (or her)!
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10/08/2008 12:06:11 AM
I thought this was really cool. I thought it was some kind of overlay too. Awesome job! Great facial expression too. Congrats on the new PB!
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10/08/2008 12:04:45 AM
Congrats on your Posthumous Red and a new personal best! This is a remarkable capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2008 10:37:07 PM
part of me says don't be too impressed this is just an aquarium shot, but damn this shot is special. It keeps drawing me in with some sort of fairy tale mysticism. So you've forced it out of me: a Posthumous Red Ribbon.

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The texture, the title, the humorous way he fills up the entire frame even though he is supposedly in "flight"... these are the touches that take it over the top.
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10/07/2008 10:16:27 PM
There once was a Hippo named Clancy
Who wasn't partic'lar'ly fancy
You had better just flee
When he had to pee
Or get trampled as he got very antsy.
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10/07/2008 05:32:30 PM
I'm SO glad you decided to change out for this one. It's just fascinating!! Now go get that personal best with it! And one more fav for good measure. :-)
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10/07/2008 06:45:14 AM
wonderful!!!
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10/05/2008 01:41:02 PM
This is by far my favorite in this challenge. 10 back to comment and add as fav
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10/05/2008 05:06:17 AM
Very cute. I like the colours and how you've managed to keep a good degree of sharpness.
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10/03/2008 08:47:57 PM
What a cool picture!!!!
A Hippo zippin around underwater!, I see there is a lot of noise, but in this case it works wonders for the picture and gives it a "i'm flying" kind of feeling, the expression everything. I love this so much im gonna favorite it
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10/03/2008 08:29:14 PM
Macy's Parade? I kid, but I do find this image quite funny.
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10/03/2008 05:40:40 PM
Oh I do love this! Then again I adore hippos! I saw some swimming when visiting Busch Gardens, I think it was, a few years ago. I was glued to the glass, fascinated with the hippos, a view we never see in the wild, until my friends dragged me away after an hour. This is a great shot!
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10/03/2008 04:14:32 PM
This is just amazing, my favorite so far.
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10/03/2008 08:33:01 AM
finally a new subject!
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10/03/2008 12:48:30 AM
Crazy, funny, good: 10
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10/02/2008 11:25:14 PM
Beautiful. I love the texture. A new fav for me.
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10/02/2008 11:27:41 AM
Didn't you recently post this for feedback? I know I saw it with some comments on it. Hmmm... Oh well, good luck.
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10/01/2008 02:41:05 PM
Wow, how on earth did you get this shot? Those things are dangerous! You know they kill more people a year in the wild than lions do? There's your fun fact for the day; it's fun to learn, cos knowledge is power! Ahem. Well done, looks awesome.
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10/01/2008 02:12:58 PM
That is one cool capture. I have always been fascinated by these creatures. I have to assume this is a zoo shot but dang it looks intense. The noise issues int he water are really mellowed out by the creature. Not digging the border. Very cool image overall.
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10/01/2008 02:13:54 AM
Wow, that's heavy
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10/01/2008 01:46:21 AM
Definitely a cool shot! Great processing, too.
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