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Puppy Hair-Do
Puppy Hair-Do

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Challenge: Hair (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: my home
Date: Apr 12, 2007
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2007

I have new respect for professionals that do Pet Portraits...I really tried to bring out the details of her "hair" and I am happy with the result !
PP : cropped, adjusted contrast & brightness, Levels, curves, despeckle, resized, USM, added frame, save Oh yes, cloned out some spots on her face.
I'm really not up to "expert editing", but even this much editing is a big step out of the box for me personally. Thanks for looking.

Place: 88 out of 170
Avg (all users): 5.5308
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4853
Avg (non-participants): 5.5469
Views since voting: 760
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 260
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/20/2007 07:51:26 PM
very cute Shih Tzu. Try using more frontal light :)
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05/02/2007 01:28:19 PM
way to go showboat! woohoo!!
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04/30/2007 11:38:47 PM
Hi from the CC,

What an expression! You captured the emotion perfectly. Colours are good, as is the contrast and depth of field. The mouth and important fur are in focus, and I assume the eyes are, too. Some might complain that the eyes are underexposed, but I would disagree; they are perfectly soulful, and help convey the mood. As for the rest of the dog, perhaps it could use some frontal lighting. However, all the detail is observable and there is no noise, so it's certainly not mandatory. The background is sufficiently blurred to shift focus to the dog.

I don't have many negative things to say about this image. Perhaps a slight desat of the background? I'd say you met the challenge requirements, so I have no idea why you got a 1, some 2s, and so many 3s.

This shot ranked lower than it should have, given the competition.

Great job with this shot.

Geoff Ball
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04/29/2007 01:29:20 PM
This is such a good pet photo. I think the DOF and focus are perfect. Your dog is adorable and has such a loving expression. I love the light -- you managed to highlight the whites without losing the detail.
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04/25/2007 12:17:12 PM
Awwwww, Pati!!! that is the cutest ball of hair I've ever seen! :)

I think this is very expertly done. The detail and texture of his hair is wonderful!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2007 05:55:17 PM
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04/23/2007 06:36:13 AM
nice and sharp
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04/21/2007 08:54:30 AM
cute puppy! such pretty little bows! :)
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04/20/2007 06:12:44 AM
a true star, great focus
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04/20/2007 03:02:58 AM
Cute expression!!
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04/19/2007 10:30:59 PM
Aww, even has the puppy dog eyes to go with the hair!! Great imagry! 6
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04/19/2007 08:46:12 AM
Real Cute
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04/19/2007 12:44:43 AM
Really nice pose. Poochie seems a little underexposed. - 6
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04/18/2007 07:08:28 PM
could use a little more light and warmer color on dog's face.
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04/18/2007 12:16:54 PM
The lighting looks like it's coming from behind the dog - I might suggest having it come at the side of the dog's face instead. Nice shot though!
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04/18/2007 12:50:24 AM
AWWW too cute!
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