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A Hardy and Hairy Breed
A Hardy and Hairy Breed
bassbone


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Square Crop II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Ledyard CT
Date: May 1, 2011
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2011

My friend the Scottish Highland. These gentle animals live down the street from us, and considering the sharp pointy horns and stern looks, these guys are actually pretty calm.

Adjustments to exposure, crop in LR2. Silver Efex Pro 2 using 'forest floor' preset from ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music with some adjustments to remove the border, adjusting the curves and brightening the whites. Dodge and burn on face and background. OnOne Phototools 2.5 to add soft black. Minor clone to remove flies around cow. Resize, Adamus sharpen, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.5433
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 6.3966
Avg (non-participants): 6.6667
Views since voting: 1527
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 127
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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05/21/2011 03:54:42 AM
I love this, it's too cute.
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05/21/2011 03:48:26 AM
Awesome texture in the hair due to the great toning.
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05/10/2011 01:13:43 AM
Congrats for a top 10 placement! Love the sharpness of the animal contrasted against the soft background and the B&W edit. Very cool.
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05/09/2011 08:55:42 PM
So happy to see this on the front page. Congrats.
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05/09/2011 03:16:42 AM
This guy is just great, congrats on the finnish with this super photo.
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05/09/2011 12:16:13 AM
Congrats on top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2011 11:30:42 PM
But he can't SEE!!!!!
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05/08/2011 12:40:00 PM
Glorious tones and light!!!!
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05/06/2011 08:01:54 PM
Very nice...I don't see a single thing I can offer a fix for ! There are other animals in this challenge, but this one is really good. I'm upping this from a 6 to 8 and may go to 10 after I finish voting.
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05/05/2011 11:54:00 AM
I suspect ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bassbone hand here. Still beautiful, but tamer than the B&W Challenge one. And contrary to all stated rules, I like the symmetry and central placement.
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05/03/2011 01:02:15 AM
Great subject and nice tonal adjustments! Definitely among the best in the challenge.
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05/02/2011 05:27:15 PM
I bet he made you nervous watching you like that =¬)
Good luck
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05/02/2011 12:27:18 PM
So cool!!
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05/02/2011 12:25:28 PM
Beautiful b&w conversion. Nice range of tones and textures.
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05/02/2011 09:44:14 AM
Hello gorgeous!!! I just adore this. What an interesting bovine.
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05/02/2011 07:02:30 AM
Nice processing and that hairy guy is too cute!
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05/02/2011 01:19:29 AM
What an incredibly odd and adorable beast.
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05/02/2011 12:46:05 AM
That is one good looking animal. Love the tones.
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