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Yearling Arabian Colt
Yearling Arabian Colt

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II
Location: Home
Date: Apr 27, 2007
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

BSA Amahuckleberry purebred arabian yearling colt. Cropped cloned out fence, adjusted levels and added border in PS C2.

Place: 180 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.9941
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.8595
Avg (non-participants): 6.3265
Views since voting: 877
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 170
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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07/10/2007 12:10:33 PM
I love how the smudges of copper brown in the trees match the color of the horse. Beautiful color harmony!

Message edited by author 2007-07-10 12:11:14.
05/10/2007 06:32:46 AM
Greetings from the Critique CLub -

Man - so close to the 6 that you could almost taste it. I know it's tough being that close and not getting the bump at rollover.

That said you really have a nice picture here. Good detail, good lighting and good colors. The background bokeh is cool too. From a technical point of view I think you have a nice clean image here.

Things that may have improved your score could be a less tight crop. Give us a bit more of the body or maybe a bit more of the green bokeh on the right to leave it not as centered. I know he isn't truly centered but a little more space may have felt nice. Perosonally I dont much care for the border either. It's a bit too thick and dark for your image IMO.

Can't really suggest anything else. You have a really nice pic of this young horse here. It doesnt have the wow power of the higher scoring images, but it also doesnt have anything really wrong with it to pull in the lower votes either which is very clear with your vote curve. You do really nice work with photographing horses. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 09:22:15 PM
Lovely!!!! 10
05/05/2007 09:49:14 PM
Beautiful animal! Nice capture!
05/05/2007 09:15:41 AM
Beautiful expression and wonderful capture.
05/04/2007 04:28:00 AM
Not a bad portrait of a gawky age. this would be even better if it was a vertical and had some of the horses chest showing to help give his head & neck a base. It also looks as if you used a lens at less than 100mm which tends to make his hind look too small for him. For horse portraits a good zoom (and back up far from them) is a must to avoid the distortion..... unless, of course, you are going for a humorous super wide angle shot, in which case it needs to be obvious that it was intentional.
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05/02/2007 10:04:18 PM
Great light on the face and mane
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05/02/2007 05:14:18 PM
A true beauty. A super capture.
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05/01/2007 03:09:05 PM

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