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Relaxing With a Good Book
Relaxing With a Good Book
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Challenge: Pet Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Date: Dec 9, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 11, 2006

This is Sami, our 7 year old Tibetan Terrier. I actually thought I would be using our other dog for this challenge as he is usually much more relaxed than Sami, but he would have none of it. Sami was surprisingly calm throughout. In fact she fell asleep about three shots after this one.

Thanks to everyone for your comments. There were some really great shots in this challenge and I am thrilled to be on the front page.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 378
Avg (all users): 6.8993
Avg (commenters): 8.0952
Avg (participants): 6.7068
Avg (non-participants): 7.0889
Views since voting: 4319
Views during voting: 444
Votes: 268
Comments: 34
Favorites: 13 (view)


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03/25/2008 05:35:09 PM
Absolutely delightful - and an extra bonus for getting a Terrier to sit still and wear glasses :- )
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02/18/2008 08:42:55 AM
Wonderful image!
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12/20/2006 02:26:30 AM
voted 7. great job.
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12/20/2006 01:06:04 AM
Lol. What a capture and what a top flight model! Congratulations on your 10th place.
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12/20/2006 12:25:56 AM
congratulations on another great picture. I'm sure there will be many more.
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12/20/2006 12:17:00 AM
This is darling! Congratulations on your top 10!
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12/20/2006 12:09:11 AM
thank you for all of the kind and thoughtful comments

Message edited by author 2006-12-20 00:22:52.
12/20/2006 12:06:45 AM
Marj, congratulations on a personal best and a great shot. Give Sami that treat now.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2006 11:55:20 PM
Very cute
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12/19/2006 09:14:46 PM
Good one!
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12/19/2006 07:55:15 AM
:-)
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12/18/2006 12:43:28 AM
cute!
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12/17/2006 04:53:32 AM
Funny, but a bit too artificial IMO, technically it looks very nice!
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12/17/2006 02:06:25 AM
Simply beautiful. Very well done in every respect.
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12/16/2006 11:53:30 PM
8 - Nice. Like to have seen the catchlight in both eyes and the rear not cropped so tight.
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12/16/2006 10:08:56 PM
this would make a very good adverstisement, very cute...9
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12/16/2006 09:21:54 AM
Love it!
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12/15/2006 07:25:14 PM
Very cute -
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12/15/2006 04:36:29 AM
great capture
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12/14/2006 10:28:05 PM
Humorous and well executed.
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12/14/2006 07:05:55 PM
A PERFECT 10.I adore this shot, the winner IMO by a long way
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12/14/2006 05:12:18 PM
My favorite photo. Captures the spirit of the dog, makes me chuckle, and is very unique. Wonderful picture. Not much I would change. I think there might be a hair on the lens or sensor between the eyes, but that really doesn't take away from the photo. A rare 10 from me.
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12/14/2006 04:40:11 PM
LOL..... should do well... is certainly in my top 10
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12/14/2006 01:51:12 AM
wow, my dog does not have patience for this !
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12/13/2006 10:30:09 PM
Love the creativeness in this composed portrait. Very clever! After a hard day at the office this dog is ready to curl up with a good book:-) Love the addition of the glasses for it really helps strengthen the idea of this poochie opening up a book to read it. Without the glasses the connection would not be as strong. Lighting and composition are good. Only one little critique and that is that I wish the right eye was as visible at the left eye. You caught a bit of catchlight/reflection in the left eye and had it also been in the right eye it would make it more visible/noticible. Not to mention it would FURTHER add visual interest/appeal to the image of a very smart dog who reads by showing the "sparks of intellience" in both eyes.
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12/13/2006 10:17:06 PM
The DOF is excellent in this photo and your beautiful dog shows such tremendous character!!! 10.
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12/13/2006 09:29:11 PM
nice compostition, great focus, good attitude with your dog. 8
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12/13/2006 04:46:59 PM
I just loooove this pic!! Great work!!! 10
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12/13/2006 12:52:11 PM
Really good photo. I love the whole concept of this photo. Great job!
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12/13/2006 11:01:46 AM
I don't see how you got your pet to lay on that book with those glasses on- HOW CUTE!
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12/13/2006 10:46:08 AM
One of my top picks of the challenge....adorable dog, adorable pose! Bravo! *9*
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12/13/2006 10:36:58 AM
Very cute pose!
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12/13/2006 01:44:25 AM
Thats a very good dog to let you do all that and stay long enough for you to get the shot (several times I'm guessing?). Originally I gave it a 7 but, I'm bumping to 9
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12/13/2006 01:43:26 AM
very good...love the pose and dof
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