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The Prince
The Prince
violinist123


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Horse(s) (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: USA
Date: Aug 23, 2008
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600s
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 23, 2008

Cropped it tight to show off the horse. Ignored the rule of thirds. If the universe collapses in on itself, I guess I am to blame.

Same ranch I took this shot at:

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... though the similar looking horse is just a coincidence as the horse in Idyll had cancer at the time and was eventually put down.

Apologies for any monitors damaged by the hyper-saturated greens. When faced with a dull colored, late summer field I asked myself WWDAD? and proceeded accordingly.

post: ugh, 2nd 7+ finish w/o a ribbon. thanks for all the comments and favs, it made for a fun week with the update button.

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 121
Avg (all users): 7.3085
Avg (commenters): 8.2564
Avg (participants): 7.1618
Avg (non-participants): 7.3917
Views since voting: 6879
Views during voting: 482
Votes: 188
Comments: 65
Favorites: 24 (view)


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09/02/2008 09:37:39 PM
Beautiful process of a well-timed shot. Don't see you breaking any thirds rule here, really. You may have been disappointed about not ribboning with such a worthy score, but getting to the top ten is no mean feat, either - congrats!
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09/02/2008 09:20:21 PM
Looks like rule of thirds was followed imo.
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09/02/2008 09:02:03 AM
This was one of my favorites in the challenge, wonderful shot. Congrats on the fourth place!
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09/01/2008 09:00:07 PM
Congrats on your 4th placing I did think you would get top but that is a funny image taht won as well as clever
I love this and added it to my favorites
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09/01/2008 07:55:23 PM
Originally posted by SoulMan1978:

Beautiful use of soft focus. Has the wind caught its tail?


No he was swishing his tail, so I would just wait for a swish, click, wait for another swish, click, etc.
09/01/2008 06:27:15 PM
Beautiful use of soft focus. Has the wind caught its tail? I also love the greens (saturated just right IMO) and the sharpness through the grasses. You were very unlucky not to get a ribbon but you fully deserved such a high score. Well done.

rule of thirds schmule of thirds ;-)
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09/01/2008 03:19:27 PM
I think you actually followed the rule of thirds, which is why I am still sitting here today. I thought you might do well in this challenge. Another 7+ no ribbon I see too. Here is a little .gif for your photo if you want it.
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09/01/2008 01:57:02 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 4th place!
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09/01/2008 11:38:10 AM
Wish I could have voted - I would have given you another 10 to go with the 23 you received. Loved the soft focus look to this. Congrats on 4th and a new addition to your front page.
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09/01/2008 11:02:07 AM
Very beautiful image. Congrats on 4th place.
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09/01/2008 09:37:01 AM
Gorgeous shot, one of my faves and 10s during voting!
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09/01/2008 04:13:56 AM
Congrats on 4th! This got a SOLID 10 from me!
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09/01/2008 03:29:12 AM
Congrats on the top 5! I knew this one would be right up there.
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09/01/2008 03:08:31 AM
Congrats on the 4th place on a very nice shot
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09/01/2008 03:01:43 AM
Congrats on your 4th, nice follow-up to the "Idyll" shot
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09/01/2008 01:14:03 AM
Very nice shot. Congrats on 4th. And if you'd like to trade one of your non-ribbon 7s because they're so awful, drop me a line.
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09/01/2008 12:54:54 AM
WOW, A great picture, congrats on the top 5
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09/01/2008 12:45:35 AM
Man that's tough finishing 4th with that image and that score.
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09/01/2008 12:15:59 AM
If only there were 2 blues. Well done :) :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2008 09:51:13 PM
I like the softness you added to the photo, it suits the white horse very nice. You've made this into a dream-like image.
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08/31/2008 06:57:52 PM
Perfect choice of soft focus.
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08/31/2008 04:09:45 PM
Nicely done with soft focus? Pleasing to the eye.. Good luck
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08/31/2008 12:18:17 AM
My top pick
Beautifully done 10
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08/30/2008 11:44:07 PM
Beautiful.
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08/30/2008 12:30:56 AM
My pick for blue, love the glow!
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08/29/2008 11:01:54 PM
Maybe just a touch too much in the processing of what is an otherwise beautiful image.
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08/29/2008 08:38:25 PM
Wonderful image , love the softness.
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08/29/2008 05:38:05 PM
very dreamy....great postion of the tail......9
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08/29/2008 04:55:19 PM
Lovely horse, looks like you overdid the dodging though
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08/29/2008 11:48:10 AM
I can't add anything 'helpful' - it looks like you've got photography down to a 'T'. I can tell you I think your photo is truly beautiful and I think it will win the Blue Ribbon. It's a 10 all the way!
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08/28/2008 08:16:39 PM
Gorgeous processing, beautiful animal, and an awesome result.
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08/28/2008 08:03:17 PM
where's the horn on the head? :P
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08/27/2008 12:26:43 PM
cool effect
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08/27/2008 08:44:51 AM
Very nice fairytale feel. I expect this to do well.
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08/26/2008 10:27:55 PM
Horse is a bit over processed for my taste. I love the processing of the grass though
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08/26/2008 04:52:46 PM
Very pretty love how you captured the tail flowing out behind.
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08/26/2008 03:44:10 PM
Lovely shot, should do very well. depth of field, expoure, ears are pointed forward all good.
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08/26/2008 02:28:38 PM
Hmmmm, when this shot first popped up my immediate thought was "ACK!! Overprocessed!", however after viewing for a bit longer one can apprieciate the fairytaleness in this shot and the processing actually compliments it, and that tail really adds to the shot.. not bad at all really!!
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08/26/2008 12:41:34 PM
The blur effect on the white horse is a very nice idea. Looks too good on the tail part.
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08/25/2008 11:29:21 PM
For a photo with a soft-focus effect throughout, it has been over-sharpened to an almost fatal level. Having said that, I still really like it. The tail blowing like that really anchors the shot.
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08/25/2008 11:05:28 PM
dreamy glow. nicely done.
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08/25/2008 10:40:12 PM
This is very enchanting. I really like your dreamy processing.
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08/25/2008 10:20:47 PM
Beautiful shot. Excellent capture of the tail.
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08/25/2008 09:53:46 PM
Nice and ethereal. The filtering works here.
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08/25/2008 09:49:43 PM
Beautiful. Not a single detail could be changed. I'm not a fan of soft focus, but this picture could change that. One of two 10's for me in this challenge.
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08/25/2008 09:48:09 PM
A lovely image. The processing works for this image.
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08/25/2008 08:54:13 PM
lovely-9
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08/25/2008 08:36:09 PM
Awesome!! I'm not usually a soft focus admirer...but, you NAILED this one. One of my favs by far. sorry I can't find ANYTHING wrong with this one. You have already won a ribbon IMO. 10 and a fav! Best of luck!!!! Scott
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08/25/2008 07:59:19 PM
great capture, soft and mystical, 10
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08/25/2008 07:24:39 PM
stunning,stunning,stunning.
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08/25/2008 05:07:51 PM
Might be just a touch too 'dreamy' with the gaussian blur for most voters. I like it... Beautiful colors and sharpness in the outlines.
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08/25/2008 02:55:14 PM
Beautiful! I love the softness!
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08/25/2008 01:15:19 PM
very pretty - majestic looking.
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08/25/2008 12:39:38 PM
slippy? nice pose, I like what the treatment did to his mane & tail and the foliage but it is a bit over the top for his body. It makes for a killer photo illustration tho. This horse has a nice kind and interested eye.
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08/25/2008 12:17:35 PM
Of course, an amazing shot. The softness works so well, not bloawn out whites, 9
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08/25/2008 09:43:23 AM
Beautiful! I love the effect of the "glow".
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08/25/2008 08:46:15 AM
Love the rich tones of greens and the soft whites in this composition. The soft focus adds a lovely sense of dreaminess to this photo. It also greatly adds to the sense of softness such that we can almost feel the soft touch of the grass and the silky smooth swish of the horse's tail. Love how you captured the horse's tail blowing in the breeze for it too adds to a sense of carefree days; one just spent feeling the softness of the grass upon the feet and the wind in the hair. Great job; 8.
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08/25/2008 07:38:00 AM
Charming shot - has an ethereal quality to it.
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08/25/2008 04:09:00 AM
wow!
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08/25/2008 03:56:38 AM
Looks great. Especially the flowing tail
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08/25/2008 02:01:39 AM
Completely overprocessed into the realm of digital art, but I still like it.
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08/25/2008 01:40:31 AM
Nice soft glow. I believe I've seen this one before - if not, one very similar to it.
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08/25/2008 01:11:10 AM
Dreamy and lovely!
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08/25/2008 12:25:03 AM
This is outstanding... beautiful!
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08/25/2008 12:24:59 AM
Beautiful
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