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Challenge: Hidden Faces (Advanced Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: London, UK
Date: Dec 26, 2004
Aperture: f9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2004

A dead rose bud makes a sheepish face!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 97
Avg (all users): 7.2864
Avg (commenters): 7.9667
Avg (participants): 6.9714
Avg (non-participants): 7.4333
Views since voting: 8751
Views during voting: 455
Votes: 220
Comments: 56
Favorites: 22 (view)


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04/04/2007 05:24:17 PM
This is great! Very detailed!
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01/09/2005 03:01:47 PM
the more i look at this pict the more i like it
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01/07/2005 09:15:08 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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01/05/2005 09:28:26 PM
from the critique club:

Here you managed to create a gem of an image. In looking over your port, I notice there is a lot of talent and that you have the ability to make good selections. This image, then is only a natural transition, a moving higher in the plane of improvement.
The composition here is simple but the subject steals the show. Of course, you took care to supply a soothing nondescript background whose only job is to showcase the dehydrated rose which has gone through a metamorphosis in its aging. It took a real eye to spot it, and you did.
You also exercised great flair in baptizing it with the name you did.
What more can I say, except that I am thrilled by stroke of genius and this is certainly one! I am feel honored to have had the opportunity to review this extra ordinary effort. Keep up the nice work and many more ribbons will await you. dan
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01/04/2005 04:17:06 PM
So well seen and superbly photographed Chris.
Congrats on your first Ribbon and a Blue one at that!
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01/04/2005 11:55:14 AM
Really great photo!!! Congrats!
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01/03/2005 07:13:57 PM
Congratulations on your first and very Blue Ribbon...What a cool shot!! One of my favorites this challenge...Good eye (your's I mean)!
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01/03/2005 06:11:27 PM
Wow, amazing the faces people could find. Good eye!
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01/03/2005 05:49:26 PM
Congratulations Chris, Nice pic! Would love to see the unedited version.
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01/03/2005 03:51:43 PM
Hey Chris: all your good work has paid off. This is a dandy of an image. Congratulations on your well deserved blue with a great image and such an apropos title. Hope you get many more ribbons.
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01/03/2005 12:17:57 PM
This is very good.
A good photo that meets the challenge very well, but twists it a little - most ppl would/did go for the human face.
Just the right amount of DOF (a bit deeper would be OK, but not needed).
Well deserved blue.
Congrats.
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01/03/2005 11:35:54 AM
Tops marks!
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01/03/2005 11:17:41 AM
Congratulations. A great find and capture!
(I agree with F-32 that it looks like a llama.)
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01/03/2005 10:38:23 AM
i knew this was the winner, great shot
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01/03/2005 10:11:54 AM
Great find- my favorite of the challenge. I'm glad your photo got the recognition it deserved. Congrats on your blue!

Message edited by author 2005-01-03 10:13:13.
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01/03/2005 09:59:35 AM
Congrats Chris! This was one of my faves! :o)
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01/03/2005 09:10:27 AM
congratulations Chris
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01/03/2005 02:35:21 AM
Hi All,

Thank you very much for voting for my 'sheep'

I will have to admit to being quite lucky in finding this shot. I had spent a while wondering around trying to see 'faces' in various trees and bushes around my town but to no avail. In the end I got lucky closer to home (and closer to the ground!) with this macro. You may notice that it is far from the ideal photograph, hand-held at ISO 800 with a DOF that is just a little too shallow, I noticed this too during post-production but unfortunately the sun had melted away the 'fleece' by this time and I couldn't re-take!

The picture was taken in Canon RAW format and I adjusted the contrast and sharpness in PS. The image needed rotating by 30 degrees counter clockwise and I used a little dodge and burn to help accentuate the 'eye'

PS/ My wife says the only reason that I got the winning entry was because everyone else was busy spending time with their families at Christmas. (which probably has an element of truth!)

Wishing all DPCers a Happy New Year.

Chris
01/03/2005 01:09:23 AM
ooh wow - nice one! makes me wonder if you just came across it, or perhaps have noticed this before. congrats on the blue!
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01/03/2005 12:08:47 AM
hahaha....congrats on this one....
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01/03/2005 12:02:45 AM
WOW! I didn't vote or view these images because time was so short, but this is amazing! Great find, and nicely captured!
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01/03/2005 12:01:19 AM
Congrats...This was one of my highest rated images...Wonderful job!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/02/2005 09:37:27 PM
Weird stuff. How on earth did you find this??
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01/02/2005 03:11:52 PM
Sure looks like a goat.
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01/02/2005 02:35:56 PM
a long, cold sheep. Skinny too! Well done, nicely seen!

I think it looks more like a llama, myself!
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01/02/2005 12:04:58 AM
Good spot. I love the texture of the ice and seed pod. A little more DOF and light might have helped but overall good job.
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01/01/2005 10:55:36 PM
Definitely a sheep ! Good find !
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01/01/2005 10:37:49 PM
Fantastic shot, great eye, congrats...
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12/31/2004 05:15:41 PM
Nice shot. Good job!
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12/31/2004 12:25:38 PM
Beautiful, original work. Excellent composition. Little focus problem on mouth and left ear...but really nice idea...this has to ribbon!
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12/31/2004 10:29:08 AM
Wow. The similarities to a sheep's head are amazing!

The ears couner-balance the neck well.

It seems rather brown though, but I guess one can only do so much alter the way the shot is taken, huh?
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12/31/2004 07:38:40 AM
a little more dof and sharper would have made it the winner.
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12/30/2004 11:17:53 PM
Very nice! Best of show so far.
TC
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12/30/2004 01:17:40 PM
and we've found the winner. excellent.
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12/30/2004 02:19:06 AM
Best photo I've seen in this series hands down! Quite an eye for finding this and quite a skill in bringing it to us! 10!!!
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12/29/2004 05:53:08 PM
Hahaha, this made me laugh out loud. 8
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12/29/2004 03:28:38 PM
Wow. That really does look like a sheep! The "nose" is just a bit out of focus, but the ice crystals came out pretty sharp.
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12/29/2004 12:08:16 PM
nice catch, you must have made the stick and left it out for the night.
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12/29/2004 10:12:18 AM
Nicely done but looks a little blurry. Perhaps a greater DOF might have helped. <6>
edit: <7> because I find it amusing to look at.
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12/29/2004 09:47:53 AM
Not baa-aadddd! Good eye to find this "face".
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12/29/2004 05:31:25 AM
Great shot, a great Macro and it meets the challenge so well
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12/28/2004 07:59:56 PM
Creative and original. Excellent detail in the ears. Maybe a little deeper DOF is needed for the chin. Bumping up one point.
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12/28/2004 07:22:02 PM
This has to be one of the winners! Great job in finding that face!
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12/28/2004 11:49:40 AM
Great find. Good composition. Well shot.
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12/28/2004 11:08:32 AM
This is clearly my favourite for the challenge. 10
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12/28/2004 11:06:39 AM
My favorite of the challenge. Wonderful textures all over. I especially like the frost. The face is perfect. It even looks like you caught a catchlight in the "eye". -10
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12/28/2004 10:27:18 AM
this has to be the best! feel I have seen it befoe somewhere..
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12/28/2004 07:28:42 AM
what a find, and what a capture! great job on this. one of my top 10s, for sure! good luck!
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12/27/2004 06:55:23 PM
Very cool and very seasonal. Nice find. I like the shallow depth of field.
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12/27/2004 06:10:41 PM
Totally cool, I hope you kept this beauty. Hope you take tops.
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12/27/2004 04:36:21 PM
Well spotted. Nice job.
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12/27/2004 03:51:08 PM
Very original, image quality is great & subject is very intreguing, nicely done!
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12/27/2004 02:43:36 PM
Definitely the best yet. This is awesome.
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12/27/2004 01:50:44 AM
This is absoilutely beautiful; I wish it were sharp enough to rank higher.
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12/27/2004 01:43:18 AM
How did you ever find this?! This is a really cool capture. A little soft and noisy, but otherwise a great shot for this challenge.
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12/27/2004 12:46:58 AM
This is an amazing find and my highest rated shot in the challenge.
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