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Reaching for the disc
Reaching for the disc
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Challenge: Circle (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Date: Jul 2, 2005
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2005

This was a hard challenge for me. This photo isn't exactly what I was going for. Then I worked on a different idea for a couple days and couldn't get what I wanted with it either.

I still like this one, and I got a decent shot of my dog doing what he loves most.

Statistics
Place: 57 out of 545
Avg (all users): 5.7682
Avg (commenters): 7.5833
Avg (participants): 5.5482
Avg (non-participants): 6.0650
Views since voting: 882
Views during voting: 380
Votes: 289
Comments: 32
Favorites: 3 (view)


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06/30/2006 04:53:21 AM
I love this (and I know how hard it was!) tried to teach my dog to fetch something.... by the third toss he just watched it go! Not his game I guess.
07/13/2005 04:44:34 PM
thanks for all the comments!

To answer the questions:

1. Yes... he did catch it!
2. I had two photo sessions of about 15-20 tosses each. I took 5-6 shots of each toss. I have a lot of outtakes that show frisbee and grass, dog and grass, and just grass. I got nothing useful out of the second session. the shots were set up by tossing the frisbee near the bottom of an 8' ladder with the camera aimed as close to straight down as possible -- I was trying to get a nice circle from the frisbee rather than an oval.
3. The photo wasn't edited -- levels, saturation, curves, USM. I spent a lot of time trying to un-blow the blown white areas. When the dog is jet-black with bright white highlights -- not to mention the white frisbee, it's kinda tricky.
4. I didn't give him a bone for catching it -- I gave him another toss instead (which he appreciates more than a bone anyway! He pretty much lives to play frisbee)

Regarding the frisbee not being stopped -- I actually experimented with shutter speeds to try and get a little spin-motion of the printing on the frisbee. So the fact that the frisbee is not stopped clearly was an "artistic choice" on my part. I appreciate the comment, but I'm happy with the motion there.

Thanks for all the positive comments!
07/13/2005 08:45:58 AM
NOt a bad placement with all of the entries. Congrats (I put it higher on my list myself)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2005 11:53:27 PM
Good stop action on the dogs mouth. These shots are hard to get I'm sure.
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07/12/2005 08:19:22 PM
Well caught - both of you!
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07/12/2005 06:21:25 PM
Good action catch.
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07/12/2005 02:04:59 PM
Great shot! Hope you gave him a bone for catching it!
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07/11/2005 07:32:31 PM
Great action shoot - movement is well caught and the placement of the dog and the frisbie are well done. Color could be a bit better but the range a light between the dog and the frisbie was a bit much to get the full effect. Might have been better with a darker frisbie so you didn't have to deal with that.
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07/11/2005 03:42:23 PM
nice feeling of motion! what a great looking dog!
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07/11/2005 06:47:19 AM
Great shot!
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07/10/2005 06:59:16 AM
this picture would have done splendid in the sports challenge.
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07/08/2005 10:51:13 PM
great action shot...
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07/08/2005 09:09:49 PM
wow excellent capture!!!!!!!!!
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07/08/2005 04:02:55 PM
Well captured and nicely composed ... great job :)
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07/08/2005 01:11:14 PM
great capture. really well-done.
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07/08/2005 08:09:39 AM
I find this very effective but the dog seems to be the subject. No way to stop action on the circle.
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07/07/2005 09:47:56 PM
wow, great action shot!
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07/07/2005 08:31:35 AM
WOW! Great shot! How many times did it take to get this?
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07/06/2005 05:56:09 PM
This is a photo I think could benefit from a wider angle. It's nice to see the detail in the fur and whiskers, but the action could be better portrayed by pulling back a little and showing us the whole dog.
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07/06/2005 04:16:52 PM
Nice catch!
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07/06/2005 02:58:18 PM
good capture... its a shame you couldn't get the frisbee sharper... 6
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07/06/2005 02:51:40 PM
wow. if this hasnt been edited, it's a fabulous shot.
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07/06/2005 12:42:13 PM
nice action shot. shame whites are a little blown. good compostion.
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07/06/2005 11:50:38 AM
Great shot! Perfect timing! 10
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07/06/2005 11:30:49 AM
Awwwwwww. . . what a cute subject! I really like how you have kept the dog and the frisbee in focus. Nice composition and great stop action!!! I love this one.
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07/06/2005 10:24:48 AM
does get catch it?
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07/06/2005 09:35:28 AM
Nice capture, good colors.
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07/06/2005 07:17:54 AM
awesome timing, just fantastic...
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07/06/2005 06:06:55 AM
I am quite impressed by any shots with sharp subjects and moving backgrounds.
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07/06/2005 03:26:48 AM
Fantastic capture. Nice motion blur. Cool
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07/06/2005 03:23:46 AM
Fantastic stopped motion shot. Excellent composition. Brilliantly executed. Really nothing to add
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07/06/2005 02:22:48 AM
GOOD BOY! Love this one. It's different and original. Great stop action!
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