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A Wife's Best Friend
A Wife's Best Friend

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Challenge: Life III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: my backyard
Date: Jan 10, 2009
Aperture: f.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2009

This is Rex, and he truly is my wife's best friend. (Well, perhaps after me...) When my wife became sick, was unable to work, and was being passed from Doctor to Doctor, it was Rex that stayed at her side night and day. He was protective, loving, and encouraging (in his own doggy way) 24/7 and has undoubtedly helped in her being much healthier today.

pp: duplicate layer, smart fix, levels, crop and flatten, shadow/highlights, USM, resize and save for web.

Place: 105 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.4578
Avg (commenters): 6.2857
Avg (participants): 5.5250
Avg (non-participants): 5.3953
Views since voting: 553
Votes: 166
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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02/22/2009 01:14:39 PM
I am positive that Rex contributed to your wife's recovery - Bless him !!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2009 03:53:47 PM
Very nice dog but the wooden fence as a background does not help the picture.
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01/17/2009 01:14:52 PM
Very good. Beautiful golden colors.
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01/17/2009 11:20:12 AM
The focus is very, very good. The downfall is that I'm getting a lot of unnatural blue color in the nose and around the eyes.
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01/13/2009 09:53:54 AM
Very handsome (or beautiful, as appropriate). I'd move the dog a few feet more in front of the fence so the background blurred more. With a biggish dog like this you need a fair amount of DOF to get the whole head in focus, and the fence color isn't enough of a contrast to enhance the dog so I'd want to minimize the detail in this background.
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01/13/2009 12:14:15 AM
beautiful face
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01/12/2009 05:18:52 PM
Lovely golden tones.
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01/12/2009 11:04:36 AM
Awwwww ... I love Golden Retrievers!
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01/12/2009 12:45:37 AM
SWEEEEET. Wish we could see more of the other eye, but if he's like one of my doggies, he doesn't like the camera. :~)
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01/12/2009 12:25:02 AM
Great color.
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