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Challenge: Michael Jackson Song/Lyrics (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 50-500mm f/4.0-6.3 EX DG HSM for Nikon
Location: Melbourne Zoo
Date: Jul 6, 2009
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2009

The Images: It's not an idea that's original with me, and I can't find out who the photographer is, but I saw an image like this in a UK photographic magazine and thought of the song immediately. I went to the zoo early, got the shot, came home and edited. I wish there was less sun as some of my highlights blew out and I didn't check my histogram.

The Edit: This is made up of a picture of a bar code and the zebra. I masked off the background and worked on levels and massaged the image with sharpening, dodge and burn and some contrast etc. Glad this is EXPERT.

The Prediction: I am happy with the image overall, but reckon there will be some exceptional stuff out there. Probably a 6.1???

[Jul. 7th, 2009 07:57:41 PM]

This started slowly in the low sixes and like an old Jumbo jet willing itself to take off it slowly rose where in day 2 it is at 6.9909. The more I look at it the more I love it. As I mentioned, the idea was not original with me, I was inspired by a small thumbnail size image in a UK photography magazine. I feel it works so well on many levels.

I hope it climbs over the 7 and gets a ribbon actually. And if the photographer that had the original idea happens to see it, I take my hat off to you for your inspiring image.



[Jul. 9th, 2009 03:55:41 AM]

It's now moving towards 7.1000 which is awesome! That's a full 1.0000 over what I predicted...thanks everyone :)

[Jul. 10th, 2009 07:32:51 PM]

Now halfway between 7.1 and 7.2

[Jul. 11th, 2009 05:31:48 PM]

OK...this is ridiculous...

Votes: 153
Views: 425
Avg Vote: 7.1830
Comments: 8
Favorites: 2
Wish Lists: 0
Updated: 07/11/09 05:31 pm


[Jul. 12th, 2009 02:00:48 AM]

Lost a whole 0.1 in a few hours...what gives on the weekend? Seems to always happen

[Jul. 12th, 2009 11:15:09 PM]

After dipping below 7.1, it's nice to be back there with 45 minutes remaining:
Votes: 167
Views: 469
Avg Vote: 7.1138

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 75
Avg (all users): 7.1656
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3415
Avg (non-participants): 7.4426
Views since voting: 3519
Views during voting: 472
Votes: 163
Comments: 19
Favorites: 8 (view)


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07/16/2009 07:19:00 PM
Great idea and great execution Enzo, as always.
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07/16/2009 11:11:50 AM
Wow, Enzo! This is one of the coolest zebra photos I've seen! Way to GO!
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07/14/2009 04:10:14 AM
Very cool shot
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07/14/2009 02:44:23 AM
Great work, one of the best youve produced
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07/13/2009 10:08:08 AM
Excellent work Enzo.
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07/13/2009 05:42:36 AM
Great job, Enzo. Congratulations on 4th.
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07/13/2009 03:37:07 AM
Congrats on 4th place, Enzo. This is a great image and I'm so pleased it did well for you (I notice you're still having problems with your predictions ;-))
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07/13/2009 03:30:32 AM
Very funny idea Enzo :) Congrats for the 4th place :)
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07/13/2009 03:24:49 AM
congrats enzo on a brilliant image and a 4th place .. :)
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07/13/2009 01:44:18 AM
Beautiful.............btw, what does the barcode say......? 7.1656?
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07/13/2009 01:16:32 AM
So close! beutiful shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/09/2009 09:02:33 AM
Cool!!!!
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07/07/2009 08:47:14 PM
Challenge Relevance:7 Impact/Emotion/Mood:5.5 Technicals:6 Processing:6 Creativity:6
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07/07/2009 05:46:43 PM
I'm predicting a ribbon for this one, good luck.9
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07/07/2009 09:19:01 AM
Wow this is a great photos.
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07/06/2009 09:21:49 PM
Jawdropping... 10+ Masterfully done!
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07/06/2009 09:19:26 AM
creative!
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07/06/2009 02:49:29 AM
Oh well done - great use of the Expert Editing opportunity.
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07/06/2009 01:59:32 AM
Great shot!
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