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Photographer Doyle D. Chastain  Doyle D. Chastain {Karma:101119}
Project #56 Wildlife and Insects Camera Model Nikon D50
Categories Wildlife
Film Format Digital RAW
Portfolio Furries
Lens Nikon  70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF
Uploaded 4/14/2007 Film / Memory Type Digital ISO 800
    ISO / Film Speed
Views 1283 Shutter 1/250
Favorites Aperture f/4.5
Critiques 121 Rating
6.47
/ 32 Ratings
Location City -  Los Angeles
State -  CALIFORNIA
Country - United States   United States
About This is another shot of the Ibex . . . Dominant male, emerging from the cave where they can can be housed in inclement weather. Cropped for composition.

( - 1/200 sec; f/4.5; ISO 800; 145mm; mode IIIa s(RGB) - )
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There are 121 Comments in 1 Pages
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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 7/23/2009
Thank you so much!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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. B . B   {K:1815} 7/23/2009
Truly remarkable animal and image!

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 8/26/2008
Thank you Evina! Very much!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Evina Schmidova Evina Schmidova   {K:2034} 8/30/2007
wow beautiful shot

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 7/18/2007
Thanks Frank!!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 7/18/2007
Hi Debjit! Believe it or not - the LA County Zoo.

Just watch the BG.

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Frank Beer   {K:10112} 7/16/2007
Great scene, very good work!
Frank

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Debjit Ghosh Debjit Ghosh   {K:3494} 7/15/2007
excellent shot and wonderfully composed. which place is this ?

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 6/15/2007
Merci beaucoup mon ami !

Salutations...
Doyle I <~~~~~~

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Aykaan K Aykaan K   {K:13601} 5/24/2007
vraiment très bonne photographie...
félicitations...

salutations...

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 5/22/2007
Thanks Mohd!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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MOHD AL-RASHEED MOHD AL-RASHEED   {K:502} 5/5/2007
very nice well done

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/27/2007
Thank you very much Klaas!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Klaas   Baas Klaas  Baas   {K:15111} 4/26/2007
A real beauty Doyle, great crop. Couldn´t be better my friend. Deserved award, Despite the 800 iso very sharp and detailed picture.
Well done,

Klaas

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/26/2007
"One thing though...and i hope you don't mind, and this is a personal perspective." . . . LoL! Nicely spoken Tim . . . It's all (IMO) personal perspective and I know many who can't stand any frame at all . . .

To be honest, I was surprised how few people complained about it . . . knowing, as I do, that many dislike them!

I was about to throw this comment on top of all the rest (as requested) until I saw that . . . so you'll have to get used to being under them all instead!! :P

I always prefer honesty my friend . . . and your opinion, even though wrong (about the frame), is still valuable!! LoL!

All the best!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/26/2007
Thanks very much Sascha!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Tim  Schumm Tim  Schumm   {K:29196} 4/26/2007
looks like you have plenty of comment on this puppy already,,,but i have to say it is a good one for sure...so there, throw this comment on top of all the rest.....lol.
One thing though...and i hope you don't mind, and this is a personal perspective. I find the framing a bit distracting, as it is so busy that to my eye it diminishes some of the overall power of your wonderful image.

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sascha jonack   {K:19715} 4/25/2007
Wow, magnificant image Doyle. Congrats for the BIP, but this is indeed well earned.
Great POV and excellent details. Especially I like how majestic the ibex is standing in the cave.
Best wishes Sascha

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/20/2007
Thanks again MJ!! He was watching for company (I suspect food was inside)!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Mary  Jane Mary  Jane   {K:5867} 4/19/2007
Well I can see this shot on my wall!The clarity and the Ibex pose seem he was just waiting for you to capture him:).Beautiful!
MJ

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/18/2007
Thanks my brother!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Ace Star Ace Star   {K:21040} 4/18/2007
beautiful shot! one of your best so far .... lovely tones and colors :)
fantastic work

good luck

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/18/2007
Thanks Steve . . . this image was processed more rapidly because I spent a great deal of time on the B&W desturation and knew it would be a while. This on the other hand - was almost good to go from the start. I was pleased with this (and rightfully so) but the dramatic B&W was certainly a much more difficult image to work! Appreciate the comments.

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Steve Aronoff Steve Aronoff   {K:18393} 4/18/2007
Maybe not as dramatic as "Ibex - No. 3 (B&W)", but beautiful nonetheless. Nice going, Doyle!
Steve

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/18/2007
Thanks very much Biljana!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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biljana mitrovic biljana mitrovic   {K:48110} 4/18/2007
Congrats.for the BIP:)You are more than desirve that:))
hugs
Biljana

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/18/2007
Well Onie . . . you're STILL too kind to me! And frankly, class was a better rhyme than what it COULD have been! :P Thanks always, my friend!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/18/2007
Thanks Pablo!! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Leonie Fitzpatrick Leonie Fitzpatrick   {K:40551} 4/18/2007
~~GRIN~~ Doyle... and that's NOT to say your other awards were'nt class... Just playin' with words Sir... :)))

You really would make a great National Geographic lensman...:)))

Onie...

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Leonie Fitzpatrick Leonie Fitzpatrick   {K:40551} 4/18/2007
~~GRIN~~ Hooray for Doyle... Hooray at last...
Hooray for Doyle... a BIP of CLASS...;))) ~~GRIN~~...

Big CONGRATULATIONS Doyle... Most deserved Sir...:)))

Onie... ~~GRIN~~...

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Pablo Dylan Pablo Dylan   {K:63918} 4/18/2007
Congratulation for award,this is one great shot.

Pablo

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/18/2007
Thanks VERY much Virgis! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Virgis Dromantas Virgis Dromantas   {K:4212} 4/17/2007
Absolutely Great, Doyle! Congratulations!

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/17/2007
Thanks very much Joe!! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Joe Brown Joe Brown   {K:23213} 4/17/2007
Congratulations on the award Doyle, very deserving. I really like this colour shot of the Ibex. Excellent composition, great light and exposure, very sharp focus spot on the Ibex's eye where it should be. Very impressive for ISO 800.
Excellent work.
All the best,
Joe

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/17/2007
Annemette:

No worries . . . I know the 'party' life is part of the Viking genetic makeup. If you want to see the left-side it's in the next posting . . . I chose not to clone the glimpse of the dark, left wall, because at full resolution there is a BIT more depth and you can see it's a cave wall much more clearly. It shows nicely on the print too!

Soo Off you go to Jutland . . . and party like it's 1699!!!! LoL! I always know you'll be back!! (With photos)? :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Annemette Rosenborg Eriksen Annemette Rosenborg Eriksen   {K:55802} 4/17/2007
Congratulations on the award, Doyle!:-) Well-deserved only would I have liked to see the left side all dark, but tht´s just a minor detail. Wonderful tones and clarity, and I really think you did a great job on framing this and also using text which is sth. that I usually don´t like that much. Very pro!
BTW sorry for not responding for some time- I´ve been away all weekend partying in Jutland, went back home monday and left again for Jutland where I´m going to be for the rest of the week!
Take care
Annemette

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/17/2007
Thank you very much Tom! I appreciate hearing from you!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/17/2007
Thanks very much Nicole!!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Tom Gessner Tom Gessner   {K:2030} 4/17/2007
this is a absolutely perfect picture - brilliant color, position and framing - geordous work - I give you 7

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Nicole Besch Nicole Besch   {K:72619} 4/17/2007
Excellent colors,composition and sharpness Doyle!He was a perfect model for you:))Superb work my friend and congratulations on your well deserved BIP!
Warm wishes to you,Nicole
7/7

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/17/2007
Thanks very much Mehul!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Mehul Chimthankar Mehul Chimthankar   {K:18655} 4/17/2007
Hi Doyle,

Fantastic shot, Congrats on the award 7++++

Mehul

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/17/2007
Thanks very much Alberto!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/17/2007
Thanks Ardalan, my Green friend!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Alberto Romano Alberto Romano   {K:2407} 4/17/2007
Great work!
It's wonderful....Greetings for the award!
Alberto

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Ardalan Haddad Ardalan Haddad   {K:15567} 4/17/2007
my warmest congratulations on you...

Well done...

Deserving shot has to be awarded...

Take care,
Stay Green,
Ardalan.

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks Paul! :)
(Frames of any sort aren't for everybody)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 4/16/2007
excellent capture... great scene... not crazy about the frame but great work... and congrats.

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
No Meg . . . Not for him . . . for ME!! I'm certain to split my side open laughing!!! ;)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Meg Metcalfe Meg Metcalfe   {K:6114} 4/16/2007
He will be right over....
The first aid kit will of couse be for the Ibex? ;)))

Meg...

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Riny mijn vriend, Een warm dank u terug naar u ook!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
LMAO!!!!

Dark Background . . . Framed . . . not a kid! Well, now . . . THAT was good! LoL! Thanks Bobot!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks very much Dear Asim! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks very much Ann! Always a pleasure to hear from you!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks very much Winfried! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks Pradnya . . . It does seem like that - doesn't it? ;)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102908} 4/16/2007
What I say to you...A winner...:) Van hartelijk gefeliciteerd Doyle

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102908} 4/16/2007
What I say to you...A winner...:) Van hartelijk gefeliciteerd Doyle

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102908} 4/16/2007
What I say to you...A winner...:) Van hartelijk gefeliciteerd Doyle

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thank you very much Dev!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks Robin . . . :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks Robbie! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks very much John . . . I certainly appreciate the comment!! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks Meg . . . Tell your hubby he can, but he needs to come collect them from Mr. Ibex in person . . . just let me know when so I can be there with my camera and don't forget to bring a first aid kit . . . uhhhhh . . . you know . . . just in case! :P

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/16/2007
Thanks VERY much Jason!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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1301307 60 1301307 60   {K:44058} 4/16/2007
Congratulations on this well deserved award, very good capture and masterfully composed... Subject framed with dark background....( without alibi, he'll go to jail} just kidding! ooops, he's not a kid anymore, mature male ibex..: }
good one, cheers!

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Asim Roy Asim Roy   {K:10051} 4/16/2007
Beautiful and incredible compostion Doyle, congrats for BEST, very nice frame work too, thank u so much for the comments, love, asim

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Ann  Van Breemen   {K:13399} 4/16/2007
Beautiful, Doyle. Great comp and excellent details. Congrats on your much deserved award.:) :)

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Gorilla  K Gorilla  K   {K:17526} 4/16/2007
congrates on award, doyle!

lg,
winfried

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Pradnya D Pradnya D   {K:3875} 4/15/2007
excellent capture... looks like he came out of the cave just to pose for your camera..wonderful lighting.. nice clarity..
Congrates on award!!!
-Pradnya

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Dev    {K:3547} 4/15/2007
Beautiful wildlife photography. I loved the crop. The darkness in the background has worked wonders to this photo. Well done and congrats on your BIP!!

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Robin Wickenkamp Robin Wickenkamp   {K:16318} 4/15/2007
Fantastic Doyle...doing what you like pays off! Like the tiger image, the Ibex against the dark background is perfect. Composition, and contrast between warm/cool, dark/light...excellent! Congratulations my friend...always happy to see an award hanging on your side.

Take care...Robin

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Robert Chin   {K:22282} 4/15/2007
Awesome capture Doyle,excellent colors,composition and sharpness.
Congrats on the BIP.
7++++
Take care
Robbie

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John Loreaux John Loreaux   {K:86210} 4/15/2007
WOW! Impressive photograph Doyle!The lighting and clarity are first rate here!I really like How the Ibex stands out against the black! No wonder this won a BIP!!! Really nice work Doyle! Congrats! My best......................John
7 !

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Meg Metcalfe Meg Metcalfe   {K:6114} 4/15/2007
Congratulations on the award Doyle, its an outstanding shot! I'm not usually keen on frames but in this instance the frame compliments the image perfectly.

PS... My husband says can he have the horns to make handles for his walking sticks (canes). :)

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Jason Mckeown Jason Mckeown   {K:22200} 4/15/2007
Great capture Doyle, congrats on the award it is well deserved for this shot

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Caterina  Berimballi Caterina  Berimballi   {K:27299} 4/14/2007
Ahh, I see now. Cheers Doyle!

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:167720} 4/14/2007
You're very welcome, dear Doyle!:)

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks VERY much Dear Shirley!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Rina:

Yes, I shot hand held with zoom. I almost always have to handhold for the animal shots. In fact, I don't recall posting any shots of animals that were NOT handheld . . . it may not look like it in this shot . . . but they're very uncooperative about posing! :P

Having seen the movement inside . . . I zoomed in hoping for a 'magic' shot, with just the head in the light . . . but it was quite dark inside, and I had metered for the opening of the cave . . . when he started coming out I waited till he was where I KNEW he would have to be but the ISO and metering were set for the darker, deeper shot. Luckily, I shoot in RAW which can give me two full stops to adjust, but I quickly remetered the exposure and the ISO remained. Ideally, I would have put it at 400 since it was getting 'dusky' anyway.

Thanks!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Shirley D. Cross-Taylor Shirley D. Cross-Taylor   {K:167720} 4/14/2007
Wow...a stunning shot, dear Doyle! Congratulations on the award...very well-deserved!:)

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Caterina  Berimballi Caterina  Berimballi   {K:27299} 4/14/2007
Ok, I'm gonna ask... why ISO 800? Not enough light? And are you shooting hand held with the zoom?

Congrats on the award!

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Sheila Carson Sheila Carson   {K:5924} 4/14/2007
Well...I knew it was only a matter of minutes! Congratulations! :)

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks Jan very much!! Wow! This is the first time I've EVER been Mazeltoved!! :P

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks VERY much Stan!!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks very much Marian!!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Sheila, your honor, Very cute! You congratulated me on the award before I got it! LoL! Aren't you cute?

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Jan Hoffman Jan Hoffman   {K:39467} 4/14/2007
Mazeltov!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Stan Ciszek Stan Ciszek   {K:56854} 4/14/2007
Just magnificent photo Dear Doyle,very well deserved BIP award,congatulations my firiend.
All the best,
Stan

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 4/14/2007
magnifiscent!!!!
congratulations dear Doyle for the well deserved award!!!!
Marian

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks very much Jacques!~

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Seila! Long time my friend . . . and popped in just in time to give me that very kind comment and blow sunshine all over the place!! LoL!

I appreciate the comment, of course.....:)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks Joggie . . . very much!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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jacques brisebois   {K:73883} 4/14/2007
wonderful composition, colors and texture, very nicely done.

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Sheila Carson Sheila Carson   {K:5924} 4/14/2007
A wonderful shot Doyle! Wow! I love the lighting coming from the left. Nice and warm. And that composition is...Fantastic! I will just congratulate you now on a well derserved award! 7+

:) Sheila

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Joggie van Staden Joggie van Staden   {K:41700} 4/14/2007
Great composition with the ibex etched against the black, lovely light and detail. Superb work my friend!
Joggie

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks Michelle.

Yes, the pattern is distinctive to the breed and, you're right, it's quite a sight. As I recall, both the males and the females had the markings and both have beards as well. Have to check the photos when I get home . . . Oooops . . . later . . . it's tax weekend AND I'm working Saturday - LoL! (Sort of!)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks Dave, I appreciate that! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks Jan . . . There was something inside the cave . . . I was lucky to get a series as he emerged (to about here), looked around, turned around, and went back inside. I suspect he had some food. Dominant male had just taken the crest above the cave and the other had just cut through the pass (other two shots) and I suspect he was trying to place where everyone was.

I have a great picture of his backside as he went back in too! LoL!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks Phil!

The new project is driving me as crazy as the last one . . . Thought I'd toss on a couple of the nature shots to take a breather while I wonder about what to shoot next.

Besides, people who do what they love do better work . . . and it shows. I'm not connecting to the project enough to feel . . . Uhhhhhhh . . . Suh-weet! Epiphany. Maybe I DO have an idea after all . . . drat tax weekend!! :( Well, next week!! (quietly HEHEhehehee-ing . . . Don't tell Dave)!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks very much Eli!! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Sue, you're such a sweetheart! Thank you VERY much! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks Onie! The Rocky pass from the troublesome shot is 20 to 25 feet left of this cave opening. The shot of the dominant male is from the top of the pass. All relatively good and natural settings but Oooooooh . . . drat the issues with that pass!! LoL! You're right . . . no BG issues here (Whew!).

Thanks Onie! ;)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks very much Gennaro! :)

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks very much Biljana!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Thanks very much Gabriela . . . I was fortunate enough to see him moving about inside and captured several shots of him coming to the opening . . . looking around . . . and then several more of the other side of the Ibex as he wandered back inside! :)

Appreciate the comment!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Michele Carlsen Michele Carlsen   {K:146013} 4/14/2007
Beautiful animal Doyle... love the surrounding atmosphere for this guy.... Perfect Sheesh if those horns get any longer they will stab him !!!! I can't help but notice his markings on his lower legs and feet as well-- very nice- Is this a common pattern ?
Excellent !!!!! 7+++++++++++++++++++
Regards,
Michele~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
That's very nice of you Liz. Thanks very much!

Regards,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Doyle D. Chastain Doyle D. Chastain   {K:101119} 4/14/2007
Hai Riny.

U? Een Ram? Hmmmm. . . Ik moet een centaur (Saggitarius) vinden te fotograferen. Nu die een uitdaging zijn zou.

Dag Vriend,
Van zonnige zuidelijk Californië,
Doyle I <~~~~~

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 4/14/2007
Very nice composition, Doyle! Good colours and I like the pose of the ibex.
Dave.

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Jan Hoffman Jan Hoffman   {K:39467} 4/14/2007
Doyle -- How much did you pay this guy to get a perfect pose? Wonderful detail and you bring out how majestic he is with a "pop", given the contrast and the offset effect of the surrounding stone. This one is a winner in my book!
--Best regards, Jan
PS: just noticed the weird markings on his legs; fascinating.

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Phillip  Minnis    Phillip  Minnis    {K:13131} 4/14/2007
A very nice image, Doyle! A great setting - it really suits the subject. Well done, mate!

Cheers

Phil

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Elisabeth D'Amico   {K:6674} 4/14/2007
Great lights.
Eli:-))

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Quix Photography Quix Photography   {K:20204} 4/14/2007
Absolutely fantastic... this is perfect... you could not have asked for this scene to be set better... leave this one as it is :) 7/7

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Leonie Fitzpatrick Leonie Fitzpatrick   {K:40551} 4/14/2007
Excellent Doyle... ~~GRIN~~ Look at those horns... Magnificent, and no problems with this... Two totally different shots and each with that *National Geographic* feel...

The light on this regally crowned male is truly wonderful and well framed by the cave... Love the composition and true life colours...:)))

Huge THUMBS UP Sir...:)))

Onie... ~~GRIN~~

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Gennaro  Manna   {K:21301} 4/14/2007
very nice capture...great compopsition and detail..
All the best my friend..
gennaro

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biljana mitrovic biljana mitrovic   {K:48110} 4/14/2007
Amazing photo!!!I like his pose:)
Great composition!!!
hugs
biljana

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Riny Koopman Riny Koopman   {K:102908} 4/14/2007
Hai Doyle,Het heeft veel weg van mijn sterren beeld (Ram)Aries,Zoals Liz het al zegt een winnende photo,greetz from sunny 25 degrees Amsterdam..Dag vriend,riny

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Gabriela Tanaka Gabriela Tanaka   {K:16594} 4/14/2007
This is real beautiful! the male is a great specimen, so pround and yet aware of your attention. Or was it having harmful thoughts?????
Great decor with the stone cave opening, it adds to the impressive feeling of the shot! I like it!!!
Gabriela

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Liz Wallis Liz Wallis   {K:26133} 4/14/2007
A winning composition Doyle...a fave :)

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