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Baby Big Horn Sheep
Baby Big Horn Sheep
leonedavis


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Challenge: Baby Animals (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Casio Exilim EX-S1
Location: Grand canyon
Date: Aug 8, 2010
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Animals, Maternity
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2010



[Aug. 9th, 2010 12:16:36 PM]

I am so surprised how well this is doing right now (fingers crossed!). I knew I would get a lot of "is it real" comments.... but yes it is real. I shot this with my little casio handheld at the grand canyon. it only has a 3X zoom so i was really really close to these things. It was amazing. I showed the picture to a park ranger who said she had never even seen a baby big horn sheep before.

I was hesitant to enter it because of the infinite depth of field. I wanted to bring the attention more onto the little sheep, so I HDRed the background and left the two sheep original.

[Aug. 13th, 2010 11:17:25 PM]

I'm soooo excited about how well this is doing! 6.92 on day 5! certainly will be a new PB but man is it tiring hitting that update button every 5 minutes haha!
here are a few from the same day straight out of the camera. [thumb]903298[/thumb][thumb]903296[/thumb][thumb]903297[/thumb]

[Aug. 13th, 2010 11:19:50 PM]

well that didnt seem to work... let's try again
[thumb]903296[/thumb]


[Aug. 13th, 2010 11:23:29 PM]

well shoot if those don't show up, they're in my workshop folder!

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 138
Avg (all users): 6.8121
Avg (commenters): 7.5455
Avg (participants): 6.3934
Avg (non-participants): 7.1023
Views since voting: 2700
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 149
Comments: 18
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/18/2010 10:06:33 AM
Just stunning - the baby is sooo cute !
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08/17/2010 10:28:39 AM
Nice! I like it.
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08/17/2010 01:02:21 AM
this is proof its not the camera that makes the photograph amazing
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08/16/2010 02:21:57 AM
This really is such a spectacular image. So happy it's on the front page.
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08/16/2010 01:07:13 AM
Awesome! Looks like a museum diorama.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2010 11:11:29 PM
Great capture. It would make me nervous to see these things so close to the edge like that.
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08/15/2010 09:43:13 PM
Amazing capture.
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08/12/2010 03:12:45 PM
That's an astonishing backdrop :-)
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08/12/2010 02:25:24 PM
How in the world did you catch that??? Great job!
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08/11/2010 03:37:54 AM
amazing shot
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08/10/2010 08:38:04 PM
First one up to vote on and I just about need go no further. What a brilliant image.
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08/10/2010 04:52:40 PM
Great job getting so much scenery in this photo to setup the context. That adds a ton to this photo.
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08/10/2010 09:01:22 AM
Stunning scene! I suspect I am not the only one to wish you could have gotten mom's entire head in the shot, but with wildlife one takes what one can get ;-) The light and shadow, the gorgeous blues and purples in the background, and the detail ... really a wonderfully beautiful image.
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08/09/2010 09:28:02 PM
I wish I could see all of the mother's head. Beautiful pic
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08/09/2010 03:55:55 PM
More than a baby shot, good timing. Hope you were safe taking this one! 8.
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08/09/2010 11:09:11 AM
Oh come ON! How's anyone supposed to compete with stuff like this!!!! Love that you used a deep dof to preserve the canyon view (with such dramatic lighting), and the sheep up front. Incredible detailing overall, and the clor is perfect. Front page.
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08/09/2010 10:39:59 AM
wait a minute, this looks far too good to be true. Museum exhibit?
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08/09/2010 10:06:41 AM
This one definitely has the WOW factor! WOW! My pick for the BLUE :) 10
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