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Cock-a-Bokeh-Doo
Cock-a-Bokeh-Doo
yanko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Austin, Texas
Date: Jun 17, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006

Editing steps:

- Raw conversion (custom white balance temperature ~ 3200K).
- Shadow/Highlights
- Noise Ninja
- Curves (manual adjustments per channel)
- Hue/Saturation
- Selective Color
- Color Balance
- Smart Sharpen
- Unsharp Mask
- Save for Web

ETA: I wanted to add that the reason for the 3200K white balance adjustment in RAW was to provide the greatest color contrast with the foreground and background. That way I could desaturate the background without losing the color in the subject.

Statistics
Place: 40 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.2037
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 6.1473
Avg (non-participants): 6.2553
Views since voting: 1059
Views during voting: 376
Votes: 270
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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07/19/2006 08:13:36 AM
Okay, typically I like chickens. I really like all barnyard animals. They are so cool! But this one is really rather ugly. No, he's really ugly.
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07/13/2006 10:39:29 PM
Hah, funny shot Mr.Toro. The rooster just POPS, yeah?
I mean, POPness color-wise and bg-wise.
Desat bg bokehness looks great as well.
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07/13/2006 10:30:22 AM
Hi from Cpt2!

The colour against the grey background:) It's such a fun shot! Well done!!
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07/03/2006 03:11:22 AM
LOL at the title.
*grin*
Congrats on a great finish in this monster of a challenge.
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07/03/2006 12:42:17 AM
Hi Richard-

First, I love the sense of humor you injected into the title, refreshing after seeing so many arguments about what bokeh is and is not. It seems like a rather appropriate response to all the hullaboo, no? Excellent detail on the rooster, and I like that the color pops against the gray background. Nice work!
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06/29/2006 01:11:46 PM
This was one of my favs. I love the title, and the grey bokeh background makes the guy really 'pop'. The ligthing on the rooster is great; the feather detail really nice. I like the way his beak is open, so that you can hear him saying "Cock-a-bokeh-do".
Nice Job!
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06/28/2006 03:00:21 AM
I still give you a Hehehehehehehe...well....he is a he...isn't he! LMAO!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 03:28:43 AM
Hehehehe...cute title and terrific details.
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06/24/2006 10:33:57 AM
Beautiful
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06/24/2006 03:34:37 AM
love the title!
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06/23/2006 03:32:05 PM
love the name
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06/22/2006 09:52:20 PM
hahahahahahaha great title
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06/22/2006 09:58:49 AM
Excellent image with great lighting and good composition. The bokeh is providing nice contrast in my opinion.
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06/22/2006 09:26:14 AM
I already voted, now back for comments. I gave you a 9 on this shot. Lovely colors, crisp detail, different subject and nice bokeh.
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06/21/2006 08:21:08 PM
unbelievable detail. Nice
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06/21/2006 07:51:37 PM
nice title :)
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06/21/2006 06:33:25 PM
Great Shot!!! Nice color!
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06/21/2006 03:38:41 PM
HAHAHAHA! Such odd looking animals aren't they?
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06/21/2006 02:02:30 PM
Love the cockiness of this fellow. Marvelous colours too. Boke a bit muted but there none-the-less. 10.
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06/21/2006 08:33:45 AM
Oh god, this is wonderful. SO unexpected. When that poultry face popped up, I almost spit out my coffee. And you even got him with his mouth open. GREAT title too. ROFL Unusual and certainly not the expected shot. Bravo. 10
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06/21/2006 01:07:57 AM
The soft "Bokeh", works well against the chicken.....
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