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A pet. A friend. A teacher.
A pet. A friend. A teacher.

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Challenge: Pet Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: barn
Date: Dec 9, 2006
Aperture: f3.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2006

When I first saw this challenge I was excited because I could take pictures of the horses, which is my 'specialty'. But things didn't go as planned. I was incredibly stupid and forgot my memory card one day that I went to the barn, and then the other days the weather was too bad to take pictures or I didn't have enough time. I did manage to get three pictures and this was the best one. It'sprobably one of least favorite eye shots I have taken in a while but hopefully It will somehow amazingly score higher than my high score of a 4.5

The horse in the picture is not MY pet but she is a great teacher and a friend. I feel so honored to be able to ride her. Horses have taught me so much - to look ahead with your shoulders back and confidence to the next hurdle life throws at you. Kindness and patience will get you the farthest. Shortcuts never work. Hardwork is the only key to success. Don't overthink it - and don't take life too seriously.

The only editing done was cropping, resizing, and changing the levels on the picture.

Place: 218 out of 378
Avg (all users): 5.4086
Avg (commenters): 5.7778
Avg (participants): 5.2240
Avg (non-participants): 5.5833
Views since voting: 565
Views during voting: 325
Votes: 257
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2006 10:44:56 PM
an amazing pic
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12/16/2006 11:45:31 PM
6 - Like the concept, just wish a more refined crop, no photographer reflection and sharper on the eye and lashes.
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12/16/2006 09:25:55 AM
nice capture
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12/16/2006 09:13:21 AM
I think a portrait should show enough of the animal to know something about him/her. I think this is a horse, but there is no clue as to what makes him/her a pet, friend, and teacher.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/14/2006 11:23:05 AM
Nice eye shot, but for a portrait challenge, I'd prefer to see a lot more of the face.
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12/13/2006 08:22:13 PM
It might look better if I couldn't see you in eye taking the picture
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12/13/2006 09:17:55 AM
I think this would have more impact as a portrait rather than a macro or eye study, if you backed up and we could see more of the face. Sweeeet eyes!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/13/2006 08:44:37 AM
Hey, there's a person with a camera in that horse's eye ;-) I like the crop and detail; don't know if it would have been possible to use a slightly different angle to keep you out of the eye. Also the eye itself looks a little dark on my monitor.
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12/13/2006 07:48:00 AM
Nice unconventional perspective for a portrait and for me it works. Good job.
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