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Lydia


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Challenge: Hanging On By A Thread (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Nov 20, 2008
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/100th
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2008

Crop
clone out sensor dust
curves
Saturation
Replace color (to get rid of shadow/green cast in the background)
levels
contrast
border
Sharpen x2
SFW



He was too fat to hold himself up and balance, so I hot-glued a stick to a piece of glass (at a tilt) and let him support himself a bit with the glass. He said it was much easier and commented on how accomodating I am to my models. He did seem happier. His whole right thigh and foot are resting on the glass.

Some outtakes:
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This one was my favorite, but I wasn't sure the speed voters would take the time to figure out the pun in the image: 740476.jpg





[Dec. 1st, 2008 09:25:36 PM]

The weird thing is... I didn't do much processing at all to this handsome fellow... yet 31.gif litening does seem correct... It DOES seem overprocessed. (I'm guessing that's what my validation request during voting was for). But the original looks 'overprocessed', too. It's weird how he naturally looks like a Lucis Arts filter's been applied to him. *sigh*

Here's the original for your perusal:

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 77
Avg (all users): 6.4484
Avg (commenters): 7.9444
Avg (participants): 6.0278
Avg (non-participants): 6.5294
Views since voting: 3162
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 223
Comments: 38
Favorites: 4 (view)


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01/24/2010 07:18:57 PM
I love your frog images, this one is superb. Good to see another frog tog ;D
Angi
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12/09/2008 08:13:58 PM
I m surprised this doesn t ribbon. It a perfect image for the front page.
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12/07/2008 05:09:50 PM
A very nice photo. I hope you are proud of it.
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12/07/2008 09:44:24 AM
Wow, all of them are really cool! How did you manage to do this? :)
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12/06/2008 08:50:53 PM
Thanks, Maggye. I don't keep any animals in cages or anything... so they're always a different one each time... Or I suppose they are. :)

There is a turtle outside that I can almost always find since I know where he hangs out. :)

12/06/2008 08:35:45 PM
Is he happy with the results this time? ;) what a cuttie, he's very patient with all the settings and stuff, huh?, Congrats on your HM!! :)
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12/05/2008 10:04:24 AM
Congrat's on your HM, great shot!
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12/04/2008 10:49:30 PM
Well, this photo settles my 'should I buy a terrarium?' issue. : )

The photo is super cool!
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12/03/2008 12:43:31 PM
Congrats on this fabulous frog !!!! Give your model my fondest regards :)
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12/03/2008 11:10:04 AM
Love this, Lydia. The outtakes are fab too. Congrats on the HM.
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12/03/2008 05:54:51 AM
Congratulations.
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12/03/2008 05:38:55 AM
wow Lydia! love this shot... and the outtakes too. Congrats on the Top5.
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12/03/2008 03:18:14 AM
So close, but gee, a wonderful result for a great image.....
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12/03/2008 12:46:59 AM
Congrats Lydia on a fine image. He looks comfy. :)
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12/03/2008 12:18:33 AM
Congrats on 4th place! whoo hoo!
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12/03/2008 12:08:26 AM
Congrats this was my second favorite frog shot - I loved Judi's a lot but yours was a uber close second..... his big belly makes me laugh. Kudos to you!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2008 09:13:17 PM
he looks lively! I like the choice of stick - not sure what's going on with his bottom leg but I love the eyes
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12/02/2008 03:35:01 PM
Great shot 10/10.
I wonder how you got it with basic editing.
Please provide info since this is really impressive.
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12/02/2008 12:06:07 PM
Absolutely superb
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12/01/2008 06:24:29 PM
seems overedited in some way..
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12/01/2008 09:19:07 AM
This is beautiful. Almost like a painting. Love the way you caught it 'hanging'.
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11/30/2008 09:01:04 AM
adorable. :)
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11/29/2008 08:11:31 PM
Cute! Nice isolation.
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11/29/2008 12:18:33 PM
Very cool picture - can't wait to find out how this was shot
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11/29/2008 12:08:55 PM
Love its expression, the thread a little tilted but it does not matter since the shot is so amazing. 10
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11/28/2008 03:36:27 PM
Basic editing?
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11/27/2008 10:36:53 PM
love it!
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11/27/2008 02:43:03 AM
Great image. I like that the descending leg is lighter ... helps it receed in the photo.
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11/26/2008 09:12:47 PM
great control of lighting!
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11/26/2008 03:14:51 PM
So cute!
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11/26/2008 12:30:50 PM
Ribbon!
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11/26/2008 12:10:33 PM
very strong in every way but you're up against another contestant with four of 'em! - 9
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11/26/2008 09:35:22 AM
I love how this one is kind of sitting up and posing for you. It's got a cute little smile. :)

~*~ Go Southwest!!! ~*~
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11/26/2008 01:46:13 AM
What happened to the back leg? Looks washed out compared to the rest of the body. Would have been a great photo.
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11/26/2008 01:21:04 AM
Excellent shot - a little too many crickets perhaps??
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11/26/2008 12:47:33 AM
Go South West!
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11/26/2008 12:10:24 AM
Go Love Shack!
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11/26/2008 12:09:10 AM
what a funny little guy, i love the pattern on his skin. tecture in his eyes and on the stick is fabulous-8
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