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Challenge: Fill the Frame III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Silly Stuff
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Aug 26, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 26, 2007

Don't ask me why, but I felt compelled to capture a toad for this challenge. And then I dressed it in an itty bitty feather boa that looked quite like a punk sort of hairdo. I'm not sure s/he appreciated the modelling opportunity, but I released the toad as soon as I was done, and that wasn't after too many shots. The concept was weird enough that I figured I didn't need to torture the poor thing for long. In an odd mood tonight, I guess (me; don't know about the toad). This is not my favorite shot from those I took but it does meet the challenge best.

He was posed on a black piece of fabric, with a light behind him and the external flash+diffuser on the camera for fill.

PP - converted from RAW, rotated, cropped, levels, white balance, dodged catchlights in eyes, cloned out hair(?) in one eye, dodged/burnt a bit on face nad feathers to emphasize texture, resized, sharpened with noise reduction.

Place: 45 out of 285
Avg (all users): 6.0679
Avg (commenters): 7.3077
Avg (participants): 5.8571
Avg (non-participants): 6.3380
Views since voting: 961
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 162
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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07/05/2008 09:10:42 PM
That's what I looked like before I was kissed by my princess! Sharp, Crisp, and Sexy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/02/2007 11:46:01 PM
HAHAHA fabulous!!! fits the challenge well and has great contrast between the two textures
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09/01/2007 01:29:28 AM
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08/31/2007 07:52:03 PM
the feather boa is a nice touch!
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08/30/2007 12:43:28 PM
Yeah, definitely unique!
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08/29/2007 01:28:46 PM
A frog that likes to play dress up? Cool!
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08/28/2007 06:31:00 PM
Real frog? If it isn't it looks quite real. I like the composition and the concept
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08/28/2007 06:20:16 PM
LOL, great title too.
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08/28/2007 04:35:15 PM
this is so funny and a brilliant photograph too .. =9
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08/27/2007 11:03:49 PM
Ha, hah, ha. Lol...roflmao..Too funny. I love it. does this mean you want the red ribbon? :-) 10
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08/27/2007 07:46:23 PM
the detail is incredible here....very nice 8
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08/27/2007 06:18:45 PM
LOL. Very fun image. Nicely done.
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08/27/2007 03:27:18 PM
Hehe, wicked!
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08/27/2007 03:48:38 AM
that's too funny! nice POV and angle, good tones and color. unfortunately oversharpened and noisy
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