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Marcus Diddle submitted this image taken with a Nikon D40, f/ 5.6 on shutter priority, ISO 640. Marcus could have cropped tighter on just the animal but I like the wider shot he chose; the box the ape is sitting in frames it nicely and gives the photo a graphic feel. The conversion to black-and-white works well.

Marcus Diddle submitted this image taken with a Nikon D40, f/ 5.6 on shutter priority, ISO 640. Marcus could have cropped tighter on just the animal but I like the wider shot he chose; the box the ape is sitting in frames it nicely and gives the photo a graphic feel. The conversion to black-and-white works well. Marcus said he wanted to punch up the contrast, and he has done so without losing the separation between the animal and the background. There are a number of ways to convert to black-and-white and some take more advantage of the file information than others. I would like to see a more detailed conversion from the original file for more detail from the shadows and highlights. Overall this is a nice shot and well thought out.
—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

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This photo gets four stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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