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"Find me in my field of grass"
"Find me in my field of grass"
kirsty_mcn


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Location: Bradford on Avon, UK
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: -
ISO: -
Shutter: -
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

Ran out of time to shoot Single Light Source III, so found lyrics to fit photos I'd already shot & edited this week.

lens: OM 70-210mm with adaptor

Post-challenge - wooooo! thanks guys. although I personally liked it, I didn't think it would go down this well


Post-processing:
Cropped in to minimize the bushes in the b/g, and keep it all very meadow-ey

Slight Levels adjustments, slight hue/sat (although can't remember whether saturation overall went up or down!). Gaussian blur a tiny bit on the bg. Selected rabbit and made new layer: USM, levels, bit of dodge/burn to bring out the lighting. Tiny bit of USM on whole picture, Save for Web

Original here:
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simply resized and Saved for Web

Looking back now, I think I overdid the contrast on the rabbit. I went for true DPC, but toned it down when I printed it for myself.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.7862
Avg (commenters): 8.6364
Avg (participants): 6.7071
Avg (non-participants): 6.8272
Views since voting: 7651
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 290
Comments: 45
Favorites: 14 (view)


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06/25/2006 08:20:35 AM
[[trading post]]

congrats on the top 10 finish.

I think the image is a bit too wide, and I would love too see those tall flowers in focus to.

other than that it's a great picture.
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06/09/2006 10:42:26 PM
Trading Post comment
First of all - congrats on a page 1 finish!! Awesome!

Composition/subject
Excellent choice of subject and composition. To me, it's very well balanced - the yellow flowers near the center perfectly balance having the bunny off the left and looking to the right. DOF used is great, and the best part is the angle, looking along the same level rather than "down" at the bunny.

Technical
Great job with post processing - especially the "selecting the bunny" part and treating him/her separately.

Meets challenge
Yep, meets challenge very nicely, even if you did do what half of us did and find the lyric/line after the picture was taken. :-)

My opinion
Lovely, sweet shot with pretty much universal appeal. Can't see anything I'd want changed.
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06/09/2006 09:10:12 PM
hello again,

wow. you did very well. congrats.

the only thing i might like to see is them yellow flowers that just break the plane between green and yellow..... ifn they could be in focus that would be sweet.

well done.
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06/09/2006 09:36:44 AM
this is sooo good..i can't stop lookin at it,,,
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06/09/2006 01:36:54 AM
This is such a sweet shot.
Excellent timing, depth of field (sorry about the pun) and point of view, with a storybook look and feel.
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06/09/2006 12:49:43 AM
This is a lovely shot! Lucky catch too. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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06/08/2006 08:00:50 PM
--Trading Post Comment--

Well, I think we all knew that it was only a matter of time. Much of your portfolio is terrific, and breaking into the top ten was only a matter of time. You did a great job in meeting the challenge, as well as producing a technically superb image. I am not using my normal critique flow becasue there are not many things I would suggest changing. I would ask that you include your editing steps in the Photographer's Comments. It really helps out when I critique an image. The only technical change I would make would be adding a curves adjustment to reduce some of the haze in the shot. A slight s-curve would have done this, adding a bit of contrast as well. Nice work, and congrats on a well-deserved top 10!
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06/08/2006 11:26:11 AM
Trading Post -
Brilliant shot and not far of a strecth at all to fit it in the challenge. I gave you and 8 in this and would have bumped it up if I had the opportunity to go back and review my top picks. This was my top pick. Great focus and DOF. Wonderful crop - the height of this shot works great - wouldn't want it any taller. The colors are gentle and subdued and allow for the bunny to stand out just right. I love this shot and am adding it to my favs. Great job!!!
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06/08/2006 09:33:51 AM
Well done - glad to see something from that area come in high!
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06/08/2006 03:17:56 AM
Spectacular~ Congrats.
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06/08/2006 01:04:26 AM
I love the soft, pastel-like colors and shallow DOF. Congrats on your top ten finish.
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06/07/2006 11:42:06 PM
This is such a sweet and lovely capture! Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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06/07/2006 10:17:43 PM
Awesome Shot Kirsty! I love the fact ya did it with some old Glass, all manual! Priceless shot, and brillant!
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06/07/2006 09:32:48 PM
==Trading Post==

Wow, a personal best. I don't know if the comments are why, but it seems several of the participants are REALLY improving and knocking on the "ribbons" door. Congratulations on a great score on a great image.
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06/07/2006 09:30:56 PM
Trading post...
Congratulations on your top ten finish! This is an excellent shot and your processing is fantastic. I love how the rabbit is so sharp in focus but the flowers are still so soft. Really a sweet shot!
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06/07/2006 02:34:17 PM
Originally posted by pamelasue:

what an amazing capture ... how long did you have to sit there to get just the right shot?!


Wish I could say I put hours of patience but to be honest I just got lucky. He was in a meadow just the other side of a canal I was walking along - so waited less than 5 minutes to get him stood up like that, peeking over the grass.

Originally posted by TheStick:

Question - Is it real or stuffed?


Real, honest :)

Originally posted by lynnesite:

Looks a lot wider than 70mm!


How about 210mm? ;) Shot at the longest end of my lens, thats like 420mm in 35mm equivalent. Looks narrow to me, but I guess that's 'cause I was there - maybe the crop makes it appear wider...
06/07/2006 09:40:25 AM
This is so adorable and technically sound. Great job & congratulations on your top 10 finish!
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06/07/2006 08:27:23 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish!
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06/07/2006 12:28:18 AM
Trading Post Comment

What can I say, but congratulations on your top ten finish. The DOF is superb as is the focus on the rabbit. The colors are a good choice too. Really, I have nothing to offer to improve upon this shot. I didn't enter or vote in this challenge, but I would have given this at least 8.
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06/07/2006 12:23:10 AM
Looks a lot wider than 70mm! Congrats on your top ten, what a lovely spring shot, love the narrow depth of field especially.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 09:10:47 AM
So cute and well executed photo ! I love it ! my vote 9
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06/06/2006 06:18:13 AM
Great would like to have taken this myself.
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06/05/2006 07:32:18 PM
Wonderful moment captured. Perfect focus selection. Awesome shot.
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06/05/2006 03:22:17 AM
excellent! 9
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06/04/2006 11:37:23 PM
Great DOF.Interesting composition with the extra wide angle
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06/04/2006 07:42:09 AM
Damn...this is good...I can see a ribbon on this one.
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06/04/2006 12:39:00 AM
This 'Nature's Son' sits in a field of grass with yellow "swaying daisies sing a lazy song beneath the sun". A wonderful capture of nature in all it's splendor and beauty. I love the hare as he peaks out over the field of meadow greens and warm yellow daisies. Colors and subject matter is very visually appealing to the eye.
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06/03/2006 10:17:23 PM
What a wonderful capture! The focus/DOF is terrific too. Very well done. 10
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06/03/2006 10:07:44 AM
Nicely set up and perfect DOF 8
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06/03/2006 08:48:16 AM
lovely shot
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06/02/2006 04:17:39 PM
The use of shallow DOF to almost "sandwich" your subject in a very narrow band of focus, really gives the image impact.
Good choice of lyric from "Mother Nature`s Son", it works so well with the subject matter.

Hope this does well...Good Luck.
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06/02/2006 03:20:40 PM
I love the soft blurred colors, and the rabbit crisp and sharp where he is supposed to be. I like it!
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06/02/2006 05:26:16 AM
great shot!!
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06/02/2006 03:46:55 AM
Lovely. Reminds me of the movie "Watership down", one of my favorite movies. Nice DOF, I also like the colors and the negative space on the right. Well done. 8.
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06/01/2006 11:09:11 PM
Beautiful shot. One of the best in the challenge IMO.

Question - Is it real or stuffed?
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06/01/2006 08:39:32 PM
"Mother Nature's son..."

Great piece with wonderful focus and a great expression!
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06/01/2006 05:09:28 PM
This is just great. I love how you captured the moment of the rabbit's heightened sense of you. Also the composition is flawless.
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06/01/2006 01:29:00 PM
The animal and its enviroment photo that really works. I like how you caught the little guy standing up to get a look. I think the composition and exposure are outstanding. Excellent! 10+
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06/01/2006 01:26:58 PM
what an amazing capture ... how long did you have to sit there to get just the right shot?!
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06/01/2006 01:41:56 AM
NIce capture.
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06/01/2006 12:26:21 AM
I love this pic and the way the rabbit is in clear focus.
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05/31/2006 11:43:35 PM
Woah....Most stunning and surreel pic. 10.
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05/31/2006 03:17:48 PM
This is excellent!!! What a great photo, love the DOF making the bunny seem like he is in a magical world.
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05/31/2006 12:30:20 AM
I just love this. GREAT DOF. Awwwwwww
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05/31/2006 12:28:26 AM
This is absolutely precious. I love the softness of the grass and the clearness of the rabbit. Well done.
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