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Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IIn
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Banham Zoo Norfolk
Date: Nov 16, 2008
Aperture: F/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Nov 16, 2008

Had BIG issues with this shot and thankfully they were all sorted within advanced editing rules, then I couldn't come up with a worthy title but in the end settled on this one.

This was the first time the I have seen the Sri Lankan cubs at my local Zoo(its been a while since I was there lol). It was great fun watching them play and I was trying to compose a shot of the youngest with Mum walking past when this guy jumped out of the tree and, as you can see missed ambushing Mom.

We all get 'lucky' sometimes and this shot is uncropped - am just wondering how many 'cropped too tightly' type comments this gets.

post voting.
Now, I never expected a top 20 whilst following the scores thread - am well chuffed :)

And to answer Andrews Q..
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by andrewt:

Looking at the image , it seems like you applied a gradient from the top left corner down.


BTW, did you?


No, I didn't use a gradient, the cat had dropped from a tree and it was shady there (I exposed for the big cat expecting the smaller cub to come running out again, then his brother dropped from the tree and changed the shot totally.)

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 417
Avg (all users): 6.6708
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.7064
Avg (non-participants): 6.5962
Views since voting: 1657
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 161
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/09/2008 07:16:48 PM
nice capture!
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12/09/2008 12:10:43 PM
Originally posted by andrewt:

Looking at the image , it seems like you applied a gradient from the top left corner down.


BTW, did you?
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12/08/2008 01:50:00 AM
Top 20! You da man!
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12/08/2008 01:03:28 AM
Didn't even know you had been to the zoo!!
No wonder you wouldn't comment on your own shot.
Still think this shot should have ribboned:-(and will remain in my favs.
Well done you:-)XX
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12/08/2008 12:12:30 AM
WOW, check out that score! Either the scrubber was very kind to you, or there was a last minute surge, but that is much more like it! Well done on the top 20.
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12/08/2008 12:11:31 AM
WOW you got me on this challenge. Congrats on 17th but just for the record I spanked the crap out of you in the MFS. I'll be donating $$$ this week.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2008 10:15:53 PM
what a great shot! looks like a scary game of tag:)
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12/06/2008 08:15:40 PM
Nice timing. I like the sense of motion here but i'm curious about the pp as the blurring seems a bit strange in places.
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12/06/2008 10:41:43 AM
Great action capture.... I love the little face peeking out in the back.
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12/05/2008 09:54:15 PM
Stunning! Solid 10! There are some amazing photo's in this contest but this one is one of my favorite! This has to do good! Congrats!
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12/05/2008 01:18:04 PM
Fantastic shot .. well done catching the moment.
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12/05/2008 12:58:33 PM
Great catch and stop action. I love the little guy on the left watching the antics.
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12/05/2008 10:35:28 AM
What a superb shot,and a great title.I love this one and is My Fav of all Fav's.
Good Luck and imo it MUST ribbon XX:-)

Message edited by author 2008-12-08 00:39:27.
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12/05/2008 09:43:27 AM
Whoa! Cool shot. The unpredicable sharpness contrasted with the blurriness is quite appealing to me.
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12/05/2008 08:04:49 AM
Excellent capture. Beautiful colors and detail. 9
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12/04/2008 10:18:07 PM
LOL very funny. i love that one hiding in the back just watching :P
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12/04/2008 08:51:23 AM
Fantastic stop action. I love the one hanging out watching! It looks like a kitten wanting to play too! Fantastic editing on this!
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12/03/2008 08:00:37 PM
Whoa! Great stop-action. I see there's a third cat who decided to stay out of the mix this time ;-)
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12/03/2008 07:15:09 PM
Great capture.
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12/03/2008 06:57:18 PM
Wow, really great stopped motion, neat shot, 7
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12/03/2008 06:34:09 PM
nice timing, very well captured. The Jag on the right is nicely exposed but the left is under. Looking at the image , it seems like you applied a gradient from the top left corner down. 7
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12/03/2008 03:35:41 PM
nice action shot. Seems just a tiny bit over saturated imho
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12/03/2008 01:34:19 PM
Nice.....
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12/02/2008 11:06:17 PM
Jimmy watched on from a point of safety and his brother Dougie got the wrath of Spots, the school bully that day. He fought valiantly, did Dougie, but to no avail. In the end, bruised and bloody, he had to hand over his lunch money.

School life could be so cruel.
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12/02/2008 09:57:29 PM
What a capture! Wonderful! (not voting yet)
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12/02/2008 07:49:08 PM
It's YOU'RE, not YOUR. Ok, enough for the anal retentive portion of my comment :) Nicely caught -- great action!
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