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Challenge: Something New II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Blair Drummond Safari Park, Scotland
Date: May 8, 2004
Aperture: F 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500 Second
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2004

I really like elephants but have never photographed them. The nearest Safari Park is about a 90 minute drive so I decided to take a look out there today.

I used my new Canon f4 70-200 L lens, very impressed!!!

Place: 68 out of 187
Avg (all users): 5.6885
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.5856
Avg (non-participants): 5.8472
Views since voting: 884
Votes: 183
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/20/2004 01:15:40 PM
* From the Critique Club *

I like this image a lot. You captured the texture of his skin extremely well, it's all sharp. Framing is good, I like the way his head and trunk fill the frame. The only thing that's bothering me a little bit is that the background almost blends in with his chin, that part of his head does not really stand out against the background. More blurring of the background might have improved that (but I realize you're already at the largest opening of this lens), or choosing a different standpoint. I'm not too fond of such a wide border as you have used here, but that's a personal thing.

Congrats on a nice image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2004 09:09:21 PM
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05/16/2004 05:39:51 AM
Great detail. A touch of unsharp mask would get it really sharp.7
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05/15/2004 06:41:10 PM
My favorite animal .10
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05/14/2004 02:38:59 AM
Too bad the elephant is not facing you.
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05/13/2004 09:37:18 AM
Stunning photograph. The focus is excellent, and the texture and detail here are incredible. Excellent composition!
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05/12/2004 12:36:15 PM
great detail! I would like to see a little more contrast, not much! just a little
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05/11/2004 09:13:32 PM
what an old wise one, nicely captured
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05/11/2004 03:27:40 PM
With the great texture here, it may have been better in B&W
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05/10/2004 08:02:10 PM
Excellent texture, and sharpness.
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05/10/2004 12:24:35 AM
First off it's a terrific shot. Secondly it's the first image I've seen so far that could potentially be a fair intrepation of the topic. I can believe that you've never taken pictures of an elephant and you went someplace you've never been to get the shot. Good job.
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