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Klaus
Klaus
boyd2000


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Challenge: Pet Portrait III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: home
Date: Feb 24, 2008
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2008

This is Klaus, my wife's pride and joy long haired dappled blue eyed dachshund who so graciously posed for an extended photo shoot.
Halogen lamp below and right mainly to close the pupils and show off his blue eye which was more grey with the strobes, but is closer to this blue in the daylight.
Umbrella strobes to left and right.
Adjust colors in Camera Raw and imported to Photoshop.
Cloned crease out of wool blanket background.
crop
create layer with just his blue eye and increase level of blue.
slight USM

Post: Thanks for all the nice comments. This just barely hung in there as my PB until the last day, and then it took a dive. Dappled dachshunds sometimes have one or two blue eyes. I did try brushing him, but he doesn't retain a brushing very well. Maybe I could have fixed it PP if I had better skills.

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Place: 59 out of 261
Avg (all users): 6.1171
Avg (commenters): 7.4118
Avg (participants): 5.9640
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Views since voting: 1108
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 205
Comments: 21
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07/19/2009 06:50:02 AM
Fantastic pet portrait. Really love this one a lot. Browsed your portfolio and i am impressed by some of the excellent work in there. All the more amazing considering you are only 2 years old. :)
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01/18/2009 09:24:41 AM
Please don't fret the petty details of a challenge on this one - it's an excellent portrait!
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10/27/2008 07:03:08 PM
nice portrait. couple of things would improve it IMO: moving the eyes a bit higher in the frame, and using a different background. I think it would look much better if it was dark and smooth as a contrast to his fur.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2008 11:37:04 PM
WOW doea this dog really have tow differant volored eyes..... Awesome.....
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03/02/2008 09:35:39 AM
Klaus is cool. Great focus and detail.
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02/29/2008 03:55:57 PM
8 - Klaus is a handsome fellow, with lovely hair. Obviously unique eyes. Looks like you took his collar off for this - that's nice. This is a nice portrait, but I do wonder about him all buffed up (brushed) - but that's likely just 'another image'. Up to 8 from 7.
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02/29/2008 01:47:55 PM
now thats quite the set of eyes.
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02/28/2008 08:37:22 AM
Very cool eyes! I like how the background compliments the dog's coloring.
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02/27/2008 10:25:38 PM
He is just adorable, the eyes are fantastic.
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02/27/2008 05:10:48 PM
Love the eyes in this shot.
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02/26/2008 03:40:40 PM
old blue eye........9
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02/26/2008 10:24:51 AM
wow, is that really a blue eye or PS? very effective,
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02/26/2008 08:30:23 AM
What a regal old gent! Beautiful! 8
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02/25/2008 06:41:26 PM
Sweet shot. Focus seems to be a bit off but nice capture anyway. Love the different eyes.
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02/25/2008 06:18:42 PM
Wonderful detail on his fur .... you feel like you could reach out and pat him. He's adorable. Lovely work!!
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02/25/2008 03:31:52 PM
Quite stunning - I might have cropped right in to exclude as much background as possible...
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02/25/2008 01:27:37 PM
Klaus sure is a handsome chap. Lovely portrait.
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02/25/2008 08:58:44 AM
Wow! what a creepy stare. I think your dog is peering into my soul. 8
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02/25/2008 08:11:32 AM
Aw, he's odd-eyed. Nice job overall; his oranges look a little too saturated on my monitor but that's a relative nit.
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02/25/2008 04:51:25 AM
great image 10
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02/25/2008 12:03:45 AM
I didn't realize dachshunds could be bi-eyed. What a sweet face.
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