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Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Pittsburgh Zoo
Date: Nov 29, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2008

I shot this at the Pittsburgh Zoo. What a pretty animal! I really like this shot, maybe other people here will too :)

Cleaned up some twigs on the fur
Added a frame
Converted Resized for web

Place: 30 out of 417
Avg (all users): 6.5032
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5780
Avg (non-participants): 6.3333
Views since voting: 1161
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 157
Comments: 14
Favorites: 5 (view)

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02/19/2009 06:45:15 PM
The texture & composition are outstanding.
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01/29/2009 05:49:02 PM
Wonderful composition, colors, and clarity! Congrats on a great photo!
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12/08/2008 05:40:25 PM
YAY Maddie! Awesome picture! It's Prrrrrrrrfect. :) Congratulations. A well deserved 6.50.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 03:53:26 PM
It was bath time, one of his favorite times of the day. It meant relaxation and a respite from the worries of life. A break from the hunting, and hiding from those strange animals in their strange angry metal beasts. Yes, bath time was his favorite time, and as he cleaned his fur he purred contentedly and...

Stopped cold. There, before him, stood one of those strange animals, and the animal was carrying something, something long and frightening to behold, and it was pointed at him. A low growl escaped his throat, and before he could really think, instinct kicked in and he was off the ground and lunging for this animal, this thing that dared disturb him now.

An explosion from the stick the animal carried, and it almost sent General running off, but he was angry now, angry and frightened and he meant to make this animal pay, and when that sound didn't result in any kind of pain, he continued towards his prey and leapt.

Some time later, he lay back down in the brush and sighed. He looked at his red and matted fur and smiled. He needed another bath, but that was ok.

It was his favorite time of the day.
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12/06/2008 08:10:17 PM
Great texture in this - right down to the tongue
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12/06/2008 06:11:54 PM
Love how the spots go from big in the foreground to small on the face. Create a nice feeling of depth. Terrific DOF in this.
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12/05/2008 01:14:40 PM
Stunning, superb, wonderful. Great shot of one of my favourite big cats. I would prefer it without the very heavy black frame though.
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12/05/2008 12:59:11 PM
Beautiful clarity and textures; love the close crop. Not a huge fan of the border.
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12/05/2008 10:11:26 AM
Great tight crop, excellent detail
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12/05/2008 09:56:03 AM
Nice composition, great colors. I like the greenish color of the eyes.
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12/04/2008 10:12:47 PM
wow, nice detail on the tongue! great composition.
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12/02/2008 09:39:49 PM
LOOK at the texture on that tongue in motion! Wow! Big points for that ... but I want to see more of his ears I think. A bit more space up top and to the right to be perfect. *grin* LOVELY job with this animal. I feel like he's right here with me. (not voting yet)
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12/02/2008 08:13:34 AM
Steve? Excellent shot, perfectly cropped. But puh-lease lose that bold white border.
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12/01/2008 04:58:35 AM
nice title for this...great light
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