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Bending Down
Bending Down
ryand


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 300mm f/4.0
Location: Nashville Zoo
Date: Jul 7, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 346 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8750
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 5.8886
Avg (non-participants): 5.8000
Views since voting: 846
Views during voting: 690
Votes: 520
Comments: 67
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/16/2011 12:17:05 AM
i was looking through my favorites.... and earlier today i was doing research on edward weston and this image reminds me of his beautiful composition. well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:01:21 PM
DOF.
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03/17/2009 06:03:26 PM
very nice, good sharp subject, composition and background blur
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03/17/2009 06:01:54 PM
Great capture!
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03/17/2009 04:44:52 PM
Great in black and white and great subject of course, but would be nice to see something to focus on like the giraffe's face
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03/17/2009 03:45:46 PM
love the implied lines created by the neck, but i would like to see a little more face or less
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03/17/2009 03:01:12 PM
I love the perspective of this and the black and white for it. Very unique shot.
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03/17/2009 01:10:14 PM
Lovely bendy giraffe portrait. Nice tones and contrast in these really cool b&w image. 7
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03/17/2009 11:34:24 AM
Nice detail and pose. Good shot.
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03/17/2009 04:50:48 AM
Great b&w and the giraffe mostly being out of frame add to the sense that its a really large animal
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03/16/2009 11:25:47 PM
great pose! lovely black and white
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03/16/2009 03:03:19 PM
just love the lines formed by the head, the leg and the neck .. its a great shot and brilliant in b&w .. giraffes have the most gorgeous eyes .. love that eye !!..:)
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03/16/2009 08:09:09 AM
Good DOF, and I like the choice of black and white here.
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03/16/2009 04:27:52 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous. What a quirky POV ... I love it! Bumping.
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03/16/2009 04:01:50 AM
nice shot
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03/15/2009 09:37:35 PM
Oh, oh! There's a thorn in my hoof - just there - do you see? Nice detail and DOF.
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03/15/2009 09:25:12 PM
Cool lines. I love the bristle under his chin.
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03/15/2009 06:50:41 PM
A great shot that makes us think about what we are seeing
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03/15/2009 06:07:47 PM
Great capture of the moment, excellent DOF.
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03/15/2009 12:59:14 PM
has a certain elegance..
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03/15/2009 12:07:55 PM
love the crop on this one.
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03/15/2009 10:52:03 AM
that's one way to scratch an itch! 9
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03/15/2009 10:11:37 AM
Interesting view of a giraffe. Don't know where to start looking.
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03/15/2009 10:03:56 AM
An interesting photo, a girafe pretzel! Cute.
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03/15/2009 05:37:19 AM
is she dancer?
(or human lol)

interesting posture

;D brano
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03/15/2009 01:41:25 AM
nice action shot , nice b&W tones, 7
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03/15/2009 12:01:00 AM
good shot
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03/14/2009 09:45:09 PM
What a neat view. It really works well for this.
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03/14/2009 08:07:25 PM
Wow! Neat composition!
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03/14/2009 05:15:14 PM
Unusual angle. Well caught.
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03/14/2009 03:53:04 PM
Pretty shot. Nice b&w. 6
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03/14/2009 02:28:50 PM
Very nice. I do wish that there was more contrast between the giraffe and the background to really make those spots stand out.
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03/14/2009 11:02:42 AM
Great that you did this in black and white. The bokeh is an excellent backdrop for your subject.
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03/14/2009 09:09:20 AM
Lovely capture here. Good use of B/W IMO and your focus, detail and textures are well done. The one eye give this photo the balance it needs to work. Nicely done.
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03/14/2009 02:22:27 AM
This is the most interesting wildlife photograph I've seen for ages. All those joints and angles, and the camouflage merging with the background. Very fine, unusual image. 8.
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03/13/2009 11:31:42 PM
This is an amazing new angle on a giraffe. I love that feeling of seeing something for the first time. 10
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03/13/2009 03:05:04 PM
LOL love this one.
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03/13/2009 02:14:41 PM
The crop makes this look SO odd! Pleasing but odd, as though body parts were coming in from all sides. I love the unusual pov of the giraffe's neck, and those eyelashes! Great detail and sharpness, love the b/w.
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03/13/2009 01:24:55 PM
Interesting composition. The color treatment works very well.
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03/13/2009 05:56:04 AM
nice conversion to B&W, cool to see a different perspective on a girafe
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03/13/2009 03:57:46 AM
has an almost abstract feel to it. good b/w conversion. if there only was a highlight in the eye...
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03/13/2009 03:46:27 AM
interesting angle and compesition - its good
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03/13/2009 03:18:54 AM
Nice prespective, it something different to see. I like the soft tones.
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03/13/2009 03:03:36 AM
Very nice indeed. I like how the bokeh in the BG has a 'spotty' look that matches the giraffe's coat.
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03/13/2009 02:00:36 AM
Excellent composition, exposure, tones, and just an all around delightful and intriguing photograph.
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03/12/2009 10:16:47 PM
That's a long way down! it's a bugger when you have an itch :-) I like this in black and white.
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03/12/2009 08:27:12 PM
This is just wonderful, it seems to capture, utterly, the quirky essence that is "giraffe". The disconnected neck, the dependent head, are just SO right :-) Good luck with this.
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03/12/2009 07:16:55 PM
The looks freaky, I like it!
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03/12/2009 04:26:00 PM
10..........
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03/12/2009 04:22:56 PM
You've got to scratch where it itches and shoot when appropriate. Great timing, nice crop and a lovely b/w.
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03/12/2009 11:49:18 AM
This is absolutely beautiful. Well done.
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03/12/2009 11:33:05 AM
This is really nicely done, and made me smile as well. Thank you!
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03/12/2009 09:38:03 AM
Love the lines and the black and white. Very nice composition!
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03/12/2009 02:13:56 AM
a great angle for this original capture
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03/11/2009 09:00:15 PM
WONDERFUL! I love the abstract that suddenly becomes a giraffe.

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 08:43:22 PM
Now there's a different point of view.
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03/11/2009 06:06:18 PM
Interesting shapes here.
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03/11/2009 05:55:54 PM
i like how the giraffe's neck goes off the page, leaving it up to the viewer's imagination to fill in the rest. Love the asymmetry of the body here. I like that you used B&W as well, though I may be biased as it is my favorite form of photography. Overall, lovely image.
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03/11/2009 05:22:51 PM
Very nice perspective of the giraffe. Interesting and refreshing to see.
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03/11/2009 05:15:29 PM
Interesting..I like it a lot..really, this was fun..
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03/11/2009 03:30:44 PM
It almost looks like there are two giraffes. I wish I could see the hoof.
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03/11/2009 02:42:36 PM
nice b&w and interesting pose.
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03/11/2009 01:03:21 PM
Unique shot of a beautiful animal.
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03/11/2009 12:52:34 PM
really like the tones in your shot, different angle...very special
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03/11/2009 11:05:26 AM
What an interesting perspective. It takes the viewer a few seconds to figure it out, but that's a good thing because it is engaging.
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03/11/2009 09:28:10 AM
A strange and interesting pose.
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03/11/2009 09:05:03 AM
I really like the b&w conversion, great tones from the giraffe
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