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author Arno Hollander (Sniper 1)
   
subjectAnimals
title Gimme A Cracker . . .
date7/31/2010 6:23:53 AM
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1 Michael Boyle   (7/31/2010 6:29:30 AM)
My kinda image Arno with excellent negative space and a sharp and interesting profile .. super
2 bert   (7/31/2010 7:26:23 AM)
a 'CRACKER' Arno, regards bert
3 April (Cindy Metzger)   (7/31/2010 9:07:05 AM)
Enjoying your b/w phase Arno :) Excellent details and toning, negative space makes for a great comp.
4 Sreten   (7/31/2010 9:09:14 AM)
Nicely composed portrait of this proud and a little bit shy guy. Good toning and contrast with lovely negative space.
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5 Ray Griffiths ( )   (7/31/2010 9:56:15 AM)
Excellent crop
6 Wessel-130766   (7/31/2010 10:04:03 AM)
Super b/w portrait. Agree with comments of neg. space.
7 Jeff Brown UK   (7/31/2010 10:58:22 AM)
Well done Arno, very imaginative. Fabulous detail etc.
8 Roberto Andrade   (7/31/2010 11:23:52 AM)
Great details Arno!
9 taffy   (7/31/2010 2:03:58 PM)
nice one Arno - great details amd comp -taffy
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Joao Pedro Silva   (7/31/2010 2:51:19 PM)
Besides the magnificent shot, I want to share my entire experience.

Arno usually "holds the secret" until the last moment: thumbnails are diversions. The thumbnail was clearly a feather, but I built the expectation of an open wing or a negative image of a seagull or an eagle against the sky.
I got two "punches" when I saw the full photo: first, the complete destruction of my expectation; second, the full impact of this animal portrait. I was left without breath.
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11 mrgetz (Thinkyouneek )   (7/31/2010 5:03:34 PM)
If it just didn't have a bird in it.
12 Blitzkrieg (Cory Bucher)   (7/31/2010 8:15:07 PM)
Excellent dude, like all the empty space and the BW.
13 MJFerron   (7/31/2010 9:54:54 PM)
Arno I need to be the pin in the balloon here. I like the comp but in comparison to the blacks the white look pretty hot. I don't want to argue the 255 thing nor have I checked them out but there's a near lack of detail in some of the brighter areas that hold this back for me a bit.
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14 Arno Hollander (Sniper 1)   (8/1/2010 3:39:33 AM)
#1 Michael Boyle:
#2 bert:
#3 April(Cindy M.):
#4 Sreten:
#5 Ray Griffiths(All my Basques are in one exit):
#6 Wessel-130766:
#7 Jeff Brown UK:
#8 Roberto Andrade:
#9 taffy:
#10 Joao Pedro Silva:
#11 mrgetz(Thinkyouneek ):
#12 Blitzkrieg(Cory Bucher):
#13 MJFerron:

thanks all for your comments.
@partypooper MJ: you're right, I checked it in ps and it has 2 blown pixels ;)
15 MJFerron   (8/1/2010 10:05:05 AM)
#14 Arno Hollander(Sniper 1): Like I said it's not that they are blown but too much bright white in general for my eyes. I can't help but think it would be better with less exposure.
16 Arno Hollander (Sniper 1)   (8/1/2010 10:26:58 AM)
#15 MJFerron: again I agree Mike, I'm not making a fuzz about it.
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herman blockx   (8/2/2010 6:15:45 AM)
excellent work, arno ! very clever comp. with great use of the negative space !
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