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Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #221: Surprise

 
GarryKirsch
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Dec 28, 2011 15:41 |  #1

Canon DSLR Speed Challenge #221


Surprise!


This week's theme is "Surprise". Any interpretation is accepted

_______________ _______________

This challenge begins when posted, and will end at 6:00pm EST, January 4, 2012.
Winner of this challenge will be announced shortly thereafter.

Standard Rules apply:
Photo Submissions:

1. Camera - Any Canon DSLR Camera
2. Time - any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.
3. Size - Please visit Image Posting Rules.
4. Post-Processing - do whatever you like and the host will decide if it works.
5. Posting - * ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.* Photo Name in the message subject line.* Camera model & lens used.* Notes -- post brief EXIF data including ISO, shutter speed and aperture used.
6. Commenting - No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed and a winner has been declared, comments can be made in this thread.
7. Keep it clean, and both Family and Work-safe.
8. Have questions, PM me.
9. Have FUN!

One challenge every week, on the following schedule:

* New Topic - After winner is declared.
* Posting Starts - Right after topic is announced.
* Posting Ends - 6:00 pm EST, 4 January 2012.
* Winner from this competition decides the theme of the next one (and judges it for a winner) after this competition is closed.

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Garry............... May you pack two days of livin' into every day you're given.
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Dec 29, 2011 01:05 |  #2

Christmas morning Surprise!!

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6592599287_0bf5c58835_b.jpg
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Surprise! (external link) by rjmusic84 (external link), on Flickr
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Sigma 28-80mm at 35mm
1/125
f4.5
ISO 800



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Maureen ­ Souza
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Dec 30, 2011 16:40 as a reply to rjmusic84's post |  #3

Surprise Self-Attack

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Tamron 28-75mm lens at 60mm
1/2500
f/2.8
ISO 200

Life is hard...but I just take it one photograph at a time.

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Dec 30, 2011 23:03 as a reply to Maureen Souza's post |  #4

No Pictures!

No Pictures!

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40D
17-85
1/30th sec
f/4
fl=17mm
iso 1600


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Jan 01, 2012 17:30 as a reply to Jason C's post |  #5

Wow! This water's FREEZING!!!

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60D 1/4000 f/5.6 ISO 3200



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Jan 02, 2012 19:40 as a reply to teekay's post |  #6

Are you looking at me?

[IMAGE TOO SMALL, NOT RENDERED INLINE]

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1/125 sec @ f/7.1
ISO 500, manual flash mode



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Jan 04, 2012 08:53 |  #7

Surprise, had another!

Surprise, had another!

IMAGE: http://johnbdigital.com/macro/aphid_birth.jpg

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Surprise, had another!

Camera - Canon EOS 40D
Film / Media - SanDisk Ultra II 2.0GB
Lens - Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8
Shooting Mode - Manual
Tv( Shutter Speed ) - 1/250
Av( Aperture Value ) - 16
Metering Mode - Spot
ISO Speed - 100
Focal Length - 65 mm at 5x
Flash - On
Flash Type - External Kodak Manual
White Balance - Flash
AF Mode - Manual
Color Space - sRGB

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Jan 04, 2012 09:50 as a reply to John_B's post |  #8

Gotcha

IMAGE: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y118/airfrogusmc/IMG_3188-1.jpg

Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 200.0mm.
Exposure Time: (1/160)
Aperture: f/2.0
ISO Equiv.: 800
Whitebalance: Manual
Metering Mode: spot
Exposure: Manual



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GarryKirsch
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Jan 04, 2012 17:04 |  #9

OK. This week's contest is now closed.

I will have the results soon.

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Garry............... May you pack two days of livin' into every day you're given.
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Jan 04, 2012 18:38 |  #10

Great entries, everyone!
I sensed that this week's theme was surprisingly difficult. :)
Here are my comments:

rjmusic84 started the week off with a very funny image called "Christmas morning Surprise!!". It's the kind of shot that makes you smile every time you look at it. Unfortunately the white fabric backdrop, the Santa hat, and 'over the top' expression make the picture look very staged - not that there's anything wrong with setting up a shot, but it shouldn't look as if it is. The skin color could also benefit from toning down a bit.

Maureen's "Surprise Self-Attack" was next to be submitted. I love this shot! The colors are rich without appearing unnatural and the exposure is spot on. The stop-action on the spray of water, and the adorable expression on the child's face make this an irresistable picture.

Jason's "No Pictures!" demonstrates again the depth of this photographer's imagination. It presents a moment that many of us are familiar with, and as such, the motion blur and slanting ceiling can be seen as emphasizing the 'jarring' moment of the shot. I'm also glad that the person's eye is partially visible between the pinky and ring fingers.

teekay's "Wow! This water's FREEZING!!!" also makes me smile - although anyone crazy enough to take off their clothes and jump into that water has no right to be surprised! :) The colors, exposure, etc are very good, the people's expressions are priceless - especially the blonde girl's - but I wish the two swimmers closest to the camera were looking our way.

As many of you know, I love bird photos, so N.V.M.'s "Are you looking at me?" was one of my favs as soon as I saw it - and not just because it's a bird picture, it's a terrific bird picture! The color, feather detail, and the unusual appearance of this fowl make this a very memorable image. Unfortunately it doesn't say "surprise". The bird looks more like it's about to take a bite out of the camera - or the guy behind it. :)

John_B's "Surprise, had another!" also appeals to my love of nature shots, and again John gives us a top quality image with great saturation, exposure and detail. The close-up of these tiny insects is great. I wish you could give us a slightly larger image without the distracting watermark, but I know you have strong feelings about that, so I'll say no more.

The final image of the week came from airfrogusmc, and "Gotcha" got me instantly. It is off the charts in terms of being adorable! It fits the theme splendidly, and the color, detail, exposure, etc. is flawless. Should there be more negative space in this composition? I say no. :)

And so once again, I am left with the impossible task of selecting a winner...

The WINNER is... Maureen Souza'a "Surprise Self-Attack",
airfrogusmc's "Gotcha" - a strong second,
and honourable mention to the rest.


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Garry............... May you pack two days of livin' into every day you're given.
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Jan 04, 2012 18:45 as a reply to GarryKirsch's post |  #11

wtg Maureen!




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airfrogusmc
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Jan 04, 2012 19:11 as a reply to N.V.M.'s post |  #12

Congrats Maureen. I laughed out loud when I saw your entry. Great choice Garry.




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Jason ­ C
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Jan 04, 2012 23:38 |  #13

WTG Maureen, and good call Garry. Nice shots everyone.

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Jan 05, 2012 10:25 as a reply to Jason C's post |  #14

Congratulation, Maureen - definitely the best "surprise" shot IMHO although I have to wonder how you set the poor little guy up for a shot in the face from that hose.

My own entry was taken at our traditional New Years Day Polar Bear swim, where a bunch of totally nutty people rush into the lake at noon, usually in below-freezing temperature with snow on the beach. The tatooed guy in the foreground seemed really worried as the icy water splashed up his shorts!:cry:




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Jan 05, 2012 16:43 |  #15

Congrats Maureen! Well Done!:)




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