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Watching Otter Antics
Watching Otter Antics

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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony Mavica CD400
Location: Sarkar Alaska
Date: Feb 2, 2004
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2004

I caught this photo while we were watching an otter play on the ice.

Place: 172 out of 174
Avg (all users): 3.7005
Avg (commenters): 3.0588
Avg (participants): 3.6404
Avg (non-participants): 3.7945
Views since voting: 792
Votes: 187
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/15/2004 08:52:52 PM
This is to clear for me. Otherwise I like the photo.
02/15/2004 12:24:15 PM
I´m sorry but I cannot possibly see any use of shallow DOF in this picture.
02/15/2004 04:27:57 AM
Your DOF here does not appear to be shallow...
02/15/2004 02:13:48 AM
lovely image...but all in focus:( 6
02/14/2004 09:22:03 PM
The dog is a nice subject; but the shallow DOF isn't really showing well in this photo. And where are the otters? :)
02/13/2004 11:19:00 AM
I see absolutely no shallow depth of field here. The entire picture is in focus. I think it could also be a little brighter. And if the dog is your main subject, then he could have used more detail on the fir. But I do not see this picture fitting this challenge in any way.
02/12/2004 08:27:34 AM
too snapshotty, no definition between the subject (which I assume should have been the animal, unless it is meant to be the snow ! ) and background.
02/10/2004 11:28:11 PM
Nice shot and concept but not very shallow depth of field. :)
02/10/2004 10:25:19 PM
Uh, the trees are in focus...I'm missing it.
02/10/2004 11:02:20 AM
Not sure how this meets the challenge...?
02/09/2004 06:19:11 PM
I like the perspective of this shot... It makes me think the dog is stalking something in the snow... The dog is in a bit of an uncomfortable position in the frame for me though. Maybe higher or lower would work better. This shot also feels like it should be horizontal rather than vertical. The shallow depth of field didn't seem to work out very well here either... just the opposite has occurred... everything seems to be in field...
02/09/2004 04:27:01 PM
Needs to be closer. It is very difficult to get a shallow DoF in sun and snow.
02/09/2004 03:19:41 PM
would have to say you missed the idea here - looks like about f:16 or more to me.
02/09/2004 01:17:41 PM
Don't really care for the crop, little snug on the right side. Other then that small comment........this is really very nice. Good light, color and focus.
02/09/2004 07:16:54 AM
Score 1: outside the challenge, in fact diametrically opposed to the challenge, as this is a wonderful example of hyper-focal distance in action. Other problems: lack of definition between dog and background, the half-capture of that footprint (?) in foreground, and quality problems.
02/09/2004 04:21:50 AM
Perhaps the point of focus should be the dog, rather than the foreground?
02/09/2004 03:44:38 AM
shallow DOF?

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