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Challenge: Band Names (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III
Location: Amador County California
Date: Aug 10, 2009
Aperture: 6.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2009

The one thing I believe would have made it better is to see the other deer's head.
Adjusted the sat.
Cropped and resized

Place: 35 out of 100
Avg (all users): 5.7169
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4130
Avg (non-participants): 5.8333
Views since voting: 839
Views during voting: 300
Votes: 166
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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08/21/2009 05:59:41 PM
Greetings from Andi via the Critique Club and congratulations on a new #2 image!

First Impression: The two main things that hurt this image were 1. The ,issing head that you mentioned and 2. The Deer is a little dull and dark for me.

Composition: I really like the composition here! The foreground grass is wonderfully blurred, a nice stone to anchor the image, the main deer is placed perfectly and the reflected colours in the water give this shot a warm Summer evening feel.

Subject: Can't really go wrong with a nice shot of a Deer (or two) and whilst the second Deer is good in the mostpart maybe you would have got that magic 6 score without it? (edited to add no you wouldn't cos then it wouldn't be the animals lol)

Technical: I do like the shot but think its a little flat and maybe playing with the brightness/contrast and even hue/saturation or curves and levels would have helped this pop and brought out more detail in the darkish Deer.

Final thoughts: Obviously a keeper and it must have been a great feeling capturing this shot, still loveing the colours here - well done.

Message edited by author 2009-08-21 18:01:21.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2009 11:36:59 PM
Lovely shot and interesting reflection in the background.
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08/18/2009 11:15:41 PM
Woa! Crazy DOF! I couldn't realize where the lake started, hehe! I like the colors, the choice of band for this shot and i already said, but the DOF too.
I wish the shot was brighter than that, maybe more level at the white!
Nice shot!
PS: I'm not voting on this one because i'm in too, just commenting some shots.
Good luck!
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08/18/2009 09:35:29 PM
Wow, killer deer shot 10
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08/18/2009 06:56:33 PM
Very nice picture, how did you do the reflection?
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08/14/2009 08:31:47 PM
i like the upsidedown deer in the back
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08/13/2009 10:06:46 PM
the one upside down really distracts from a good image. it seems also a bit dark in the foreground
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08/13/2009 09:39:45 PM
Before, I looked at the title I was thinking "deers". Its a good picture but, it would of been nice to see other animals to fit the title just a little bit better.
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08/13/2009 12:00:28 PM
A little too dark on your subject but the colors are nice and I like the pick up in the water of the other deer.
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08/12/2009 09:59:50 PM
What's with that crazy reflection? Very cool.
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08/12/2009 08:33:04 PM
Totally odd with the reflection from the other side, I wish the reflections did not overlap.
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08/12/2009 12:10:33 AM
I wish the reflections head wasnt cut off
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