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Challenge: Free Study 2011-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Mar 25, 2011
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2011

Model: Victor Valadez

Sadly, none of my Salton Sea image made it into a single challenge this month. This would have been the last chance, and I did have one submitted for this FS. But in the end, I decided to submit this image - which just cracks me up. I got the chick from Carl Hunter, who is the subject of another portrait I took the following day. He marveled at how well behaved this little fuzzball was.

Really had to resist calling this Cheep on His Shoulder... Hope you enjoy viewing it as much a I enjoyed taking it.

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Place: 66 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.0473
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.0459
Avg (non-participants): 6.0513
Views since voting: 996
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 148
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/08/2011 01:46:22 AM
That chick really has an attitude. The dude? He's got a cheep on his shoulder... :-) VERY fun shot. The chicken dinner shot was another worthy contender.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2011 11:48:17 PM
love the lights..
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04/07/2011 02:41:02 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Really interesting portrait(s) with an unusual but very effective POV. The lighting is stand-out too. The chick cracks me up with it's unintimidated directness.

Critical stuff: i'd have perhaps reduced some of the red coloration from his head.

Overall: A very unusual portrait. I like it.
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04/06/2011 10:18:09 PM
Worthy of a ribbon.
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04/05/2011 09:44:07 PM
Really cute chick!
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04/05/2011 02:46:50 PM
Love the contrast of the tough guy and the baby chick. Very nice.
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04/05/2011 12:51:21 PM
The play on soft vs strong is very cool indeed.
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04/05/2011 04:08:11 AM

This is cute, love their matching expressions. Not voting because I saw this on flickr. =)
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04/03/2011 08:10:46 PM
I like the concept. Good study in contrasts.
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04/01/2011 04:16:17 PM
This is so neat! At first it looks like an ordinary portrait but then you see the chick. LOL
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04/01/2011 07:15:39 AM
Love this.
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