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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: USA
Date: Aug 19, 2006
Aperture: F4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2500s
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 252
Avg (all users): 7.5462
Avg (commenters): 9.0244
Avg (participants): 7.6849
Avg (non-participants): 7.4886
Views since voting: 15185
Views during voting: 447
Votes: 249
Comments: 85
Favorites: 45 (view)


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09/01/2008 08:58:19 PM
Stunning shot added it to my favorites
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08/06/2008 01:24:16 AM
This made me gasp when I saw it... So gorgeous !!! One of my favorites for sure..
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11/26/2007 06:55:41 PM
snap shot, to many distraction 3
08/02/2007 04:10:59 PM
Totally awesome image! Lovely.
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07/02/2007 12:09:09 AM
Magical.
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11/05/2006 09:52:34 PM
Beautiful work. I gave this an 8.
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10/31/2006 11:30:01 PM
Wonderful! The horse appears 3-Dimensional to me.
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09/11/2006 12:58:12 PM
I love this shot, perfect in every sense. Well deserved ribbon. ;-)
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09/05/2006 10:10:15 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Great shot.
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09/04/2006 10:16:19 PM
excellent. you did a great job with this.
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09/01/2006 01:48:30 AM
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Message edited by author 2006-09-01 01:49:32.
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09/01/2006 01:46:12 AM
Congratulations on your Blue with this lovely soft study.
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08/31/2006 10:05:43 AM
Fine way to get your first ribbon, dude! Heartfelt congratulations! That said, I got a chuckle out of this part of your profile:

Preferences:

- I prefer black and white photography
- I tend to like abstract images or images that let me draw my own conclusions
- I prefer natural looking photos, PP'd enough to look good but not to the point of looking computer generated


Let's see; it's color, it's not even remotely abstract, and the effect is 100% computer-generated :-) Funny how that goes, isn't it?

This is not meant negatively at all, seriously, it just made me chuckle at how that goes :-) Love the picture, well-deserved blue.

R.
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08/31/2006 10:04:50 AM
congratulations! this was my top pick!
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08/30/2006 05:45:52 PM
Right out of a fairy tale! Wonderful image...congratulations!
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08/30/2006 02:35:02 PM
Congrats on the ribbon
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08/30/2006 02:18:46 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Excellent shot!
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08/30/2006 01:08:37 PM
Great picture! Definitely deserves the blue & congrats on your first ribbon!!
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08/30/2006 12:13:49 PM
Congrats on the blue!! This is an amazingly beautiful picture!!!
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08/30/2006 10:53:30 AM
Congrats on the rib...
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08/30/2006 09:46:27 AM
What a beaut! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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08/30/2006 09:34:22 AM
Congratulations! Well done and a beautiful horse.
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08/30/2006 09:20:49 AM
Not only a ribbon, but a blue and a ROYAL butt-kickin' at that. Congrats.
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08/30/2006 09:17:58 AM
Congrats on a well deserved blue. Was my top chioce in the challenge. Well done!
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08/30/2006 09:16:26 AM
A girls dream..a beautiful white horse with wild flowers. wow! Congrats on a fine shot!
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08/30/2006 09:07:22 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and a blue at that...about time!!! may you get many more
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08/30/2006 08:48:48 AM
Congrats. What a beautiful image!
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08/30/2006 07:52:45 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon with this gorgeous image! Well deserved!
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08/30/2006 04:50:01 AM
Wonderful postprocessing on a beautiful picture of a perfect subject.
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08/30/2006 03:18:34 AM
WOW !!! CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BLUE!!!
WONDERFUL SHOT !!!!!! ;)

Message edited by author 2006-08-30 03:20:36.
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08/30/2006 03:13:28 AM
Beautiful picture! Congrats on first by a landslide.
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08/30/2006 03:05:38 AM
Congrats to your first ribbon. Very well deserved, it's exactly what I liked to see in this challenge.
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08/30/2006 01:14:48 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, great shot!
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08/30/2006 01:04:45 AM
Great picture - congrats!
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08/30/2006 12:49:14 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and a blue nonetheless! :-) This is quite a beauty and well deserving.
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08/30/2006 12:47:02 AM
Congratulations on the blue and on getting your first ribbon with this beauty.
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08/30/2006 12:41:31 AM
Wonderful image! Congrats on a well-deserved blue. Keep 'em coming!
-Serge
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08/30/2006 12:32:40 AM
Congrats on the Blue sir. Wonderful shot...
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08/30/2006 12:25:22 AM
Very nice! and big congrats on the blue...with a horse!
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08/30/2006 12:21:11 AM
What a great way to start off your Ribbons... with a blue! Rock on bud.
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08/30/2006 12:16:43 AM
Niiice. Congrats on your first ribbon, and a blue too!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 11:13:15 PM
Had to come back and bump this one up... this is just a great shot for soft focus. Almost looks like an enchanted land. Very peaceful... don't really have any advice or comments about what would make it better, it's just a dang good capture.
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08/29/2006 10:11:14 PM
The softness and lighting gives this shot a great dreamy feel to it. Very ncie work. Bumping up. Back to bump up one more time - my top pick of this challenge.
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08/29/2006 02:15:20 PM
Beautiful! You selected a fitting subject for this challenge, and you executed the photo very nicely. Congratulations!
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08/29/2006 02:06:24 PM
9
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08/29/2006 02:05:35 PM
wow...I could call you "Claude Monet". It's a masterpice...(10) !!
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08/29/2006 12:58:15 AM
Wow. I really love this shot!
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08/28/2006 11:57:43 PM
gorgeous. Absolutley meets the challenge. A winner for sure!
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08/28/2006 02:39:10 PM
One of the best... if not THE best in this challenge. 10
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08/28/2006 12:30:24 AM
Very nice, it almost seems dream-like.
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08/27/2006 11:31:47 PM
One of the nicest compositions in this challenge. Good luck.
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08/27/2006 09:35:38 PM
An absolutely beautiful example of soft focus! The colors and tones are just luscious. This is one of my top picks to ribbon!
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08/27/2006 09:06:49 AM
Nice photo... 10
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08/27/2006 05:42:40 AM
love the lighting and the soft effect.
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08/26/2006 11:55:21 PM
my only 10. great moody shot
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08/26/2006 09:33:47 PM
Beautiful colors, softness, mood, a 9.
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08/26/2006 09:27:27 AM
This is beautiful! 10 from me and a new fav!
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08/25/2006 11:28:52 AM
Beautiful. 7
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08/25/2006 11:09:37 AM
Wow this is really stunning! 10
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08/25/2006 12:29:18 AM
This looks like a fairy tale. I'm blown away! 10
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08/24/2006 08:15:15 PM
Definetly one of the best ones of the challenge! The softness definetly adds to the feeling in this photo. So far my top pick...Good Luck ;) routerguy666?
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08/24/2006 07:21:51 PM
I just love this , very soft and great colours.
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08/24/2006 05:31:37 PM
Very enchanting use of soft focus. Stunning photo!
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08/24/2006 02:35:56 PM
this shot is too blurry...could be sharper...Just Kidding!!

Great tonal range. 7
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08/24/2006 10:45:58 AM
Almost like a dream... One of my favorites.
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08/24/2006 07:31:44 AM
This is beautiful 10 and a Fave ^_^
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08/24/2006 07:27:41 AM
Beautiful composition and the subject works really well with the soft focus (MHO)
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08/24/2006 12:10:01 AM
Nice job, Has a "painting" feel to it.
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08/23/2006 10:35:46 PM
Great shot...
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08/23/2006 09:33:58 PM
Love it. Has a very mystical feel to it. Nice work.
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08/23/2006 07:11:23 PM
Very nice. Almost looks like a painting. 8
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08/23/2006 06:12:48 PM
Great great picture.
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08/23/2006 04:50:24 PM
such a beautiful picture...love it ;o)
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08/23/2006 11:58:44 AM
Wonderful! My fav of the challenge. Nice job
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08/23/2006 11:30:57 AM
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wonderfuly enchanting!!!
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08/23/2006 10:36:28 AM
WOW !
Great !!
EEXcellent !!!
Super !!!!!!
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08/23/2006 09:53:54 AM
Lovely. I tried something similar for Free Study but pulled it. Yours so so much better. I would level out the fence though, so it doesn't look like the image is going downhill. 7
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08/23/2006 09:45:48 AM
I love good horse shots and this one is a beauty made even more appealing by its softness! The fenceline is bit distracting, but looks like nothing could be done about that, anyway gorgeous image!
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08/23/2006 09:36:25 AM
Very nice and idyllic.
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08/23/2006 09:20:13 AM
I hope the horse is not eating your ribbon...nice job! 10
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08/23/2006 07:20:38 AM
perfect for the challenge...gorgeous shot, good luck 8
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08/23/2006 06:21:08 AM
Just lovely.....
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08/23/2006 01:17:51 AM
10
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08/23/2006 12:32:27 AM
Wow, what a winner, this is incredible! My only criticism would be the composition. I feel it needs a little more space behind the horse other than that perfect!
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08/23/2006 12:18:48 AM
oh wow, that's so soft...and beautiful...
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