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  #84 Backyard Wildlife
Entry 6 of 25
   
 
Penthouse Dweller       ©2010 Jade O.
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       4th place, 82 points
1/320s, f5.6, ISO 80, 420mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Crop sharpen.       Extra Info: So easy to do wonky shots with these little guys, I thought I'd try a Chipmunk in a natural pose (except of course this guy climbs onto the roof for a view all the time which, given their natural fear of airborne predators, puzzles me.)
 
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Franz07
Jul 23, 2010
    What a sweety! Congratulations Jade!
A 100% crop?! The FZ30 must be amazing!

Mepo
Jul 20, 2010
    Well as Alby (the original Alby) said "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

I'm shooting a lot of raw lately and the disadvantage is that (with the slow processing) I'm missing a lot of good shots too. I'm going to buy a high(er) speed SD card and see if it helps. I just realized that you and I use the same box brownie. I guess that means you do make some good choices after all :-)

Jade O.
Jul 20, 2010
    Mepo, LOL! Now is this one real or is he stuffed????!!!
(o.k. he's real, alive, and shot as he appears - unfortunately, I missed his photogenic streeeeetch right after this one)

Mepo
Jul 20, 2010
    Congrats Jade. I ran out of time to comment on any of the Opens. However this little guy did rate my #3 spot. I appreciated the impact of the total shot as opposed to a single element. And it's the right end too :-)

No wonder he is skittish - he's seen what you do with taxidermy and sticky tape.

Jade O.
Jul 19, 2010
    Thank-you Lo and Bill and thank you to all for your votes and especially your comments. I'm really surprised (and honoured) to see this one place this highly - I thought the less than perfect IQ and non-natural background would hurt the image more than it appears it did in the votes which I will attribute to the cuteness factor! Thank-you all again.
Edited on Jul 20, 2010

wrosenthal
Jul 19, 2010
    An honor to be tied for 4th with exceptional photographers.

Lo
Jul 19, 2010
    Congratulations on your two completely different but equally beautiful TF finishes.

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Lo
Jul 19, 2010
    I feel like I could reach out and touch this little guy. I think the crop is perfect, and the clarity and intensity of the colour make this one of my TF

Jade O.
Jul 18, 2010
    Franz 420mm handheld and 100% crop (and it shows!) In past years, I have these little creatures eating out of my hand, but this year's bunch is very skittish hence the long reach.

Franz07
Jul 18, 2010
    Oh, what a cute little critter! Perfect catch for the theme.
The fur looks full of little scratches, like a high ISO pattern. I guess it is a very tight cropping? Still a very nice shot!

Jade O.
Jul 17, 2010
    forkcandles Another vote. I'm encouraged to see at least two comments -- I thought the non-standard background with bright metallic reflection would scare off most votes and this Challenge has a very strong field of entries.

mrsawyer I appreciate the vote. I really wanted to get a little closer but the two regulars this year are a little skittish - hence the 420mm reach and 100% crop.

forkcandles
Jul 17, 2010
    in my TT a really nice picture

mrsawyer
Jul 17, 2010
    Adorable. The subject is so cute and the photo so well done, I have made it a TT for me.
Edited on Jul 17, 2010
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