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George
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Rando D300


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Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: living room
Date: Mar 30, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 273
Avg (all users): 7.1200
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9850
Avg (non-participants): 7.3152
Views since voting: 7628
Views during voting: 387
Votes: 225
Comments: 70
Favorites: 16 (view)


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10/07/2009 10:26:11 PM
I remember this shot, gave it an 8 all those years ago, would still give it an 8 today even though the standards have changed.
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12/22/2007 09:18:22 PM
WOW! he is gorgeous!

I love Goldens...they remind me of California men~ really cute & lots of fun..:)
You are quite the animal lover, by the looks of your portfolio~ some great images!

Happy Holidays!
~Anni
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11/21/2007 04:45:58 PM
Beautiful lighting and wonderful expression! Love it!
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01/31/2007 08:54:52 PM
I think you should have gotten 1st place. i would have given you a 1,000,000,000,000 if I could and if i voted :). GREAT job!!!!
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06/06/2006 10:57:01 PM
One of the best pet portrait pictures I have ever seen! Awesome job! Congratulations on your 3rd place!

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04/24/2005 02:46:59 AM
Great pic, makes my little cocker jealous
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04/15/2005 11:05:24 PM
I've enjoyed seeing George on the front page. He's a handsome dog and the pose is wonderful. Congratulations again on such a wonderful capture.
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04/13/2005 03:27:05 PM
Excellent shot of George, I loved the lighting effects, positioning, and angle, but most of all, George. He is addogable.
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04/12/2005 10:10:26 PM
I am soooooooo in love - anytime George wants to run away from home ........ (pack his suitcase and buy him a ticket to Michigan!)

this is from a woman who thinks the best way to have children is to let your sisters do it, and dogs were meant to live at someone else's house.

George is beautiful (handsome? dignified? generous? kind? loving?)

It is your composition, background choice, and lighting which caught my eye. I truly loved this picture; wasn't able to vote, but would have given it at least a 9 - and more likely, a 10.

Kathy
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04/12/2005 08:55:17 PM
I would have groumed the Golden better.

Otherwise the picute is perfect

Nice back lite
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04/12/2005 04:39:00 PM
That is mostly worthy of the blue in my opinion. I just adore the expression and the contrast - VERY WELL DONE!!!
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04/12/2005 10:34:51 AM
One of my two favorites! I would have taken out that stray hail on the ear, and the bit of archetecture showing just behind the ear. Lighting and pose, superb. Congratulations!
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04/12/2005 09:44:01 AM
Idealism at its best. Noble beast and fine work!
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04/12/2005 09:26:56 AM
Ya know...I like that you just took the picture and didn't go on and on and ON about all the fine tuning required to make the shot "better." Maybe you did...but I like that you just took a great shot and turned it in...bravo...
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04/11/2005 11:03:41 PM
George is a great looking dog!
So regal!
The sharpness and the lighting is great.
Congrats on your ribbon!
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04/11/2005 09:12:14 PM
Congratulations! One of my favorites in this challenge, i just love it! ... so beautifully done!
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04/11/2005 05:08:56 PM
HOW ADORABLE! I didn't get done commenting on all the pictures so sorry I couldn't make it to yours. But if I did I would have given you a 10 if I could vote! This is so adorable and congrats on your third place because that dog is just extraordinary!
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04/11/2005 04:10:06 PM
Congratulations! Excellent lighting.
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04/11/2005 03:35:20 PM
good shot, extraordinary dog
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04/11/2005 02:34:13 PM
Those dogs show so much expression! Lovely lighting too. Congrats!
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04/11/2005 09:23:40 AM
What a soulful picture! Love it!

Think you should have gotten atleast second... as the second place one had a ton of work done to it.

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04/11/2005 06:52:05 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon...excellent photograph....
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04/11/2005 04:23:31 AM
I knew this would win a Ribbon Congrats
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04/11/2005 02:36:20 AM
Way to go Randy...This was one of my favs of the challenge...
Interesting trend...meet me at a Toronto GTG and post your two best scores...you can thank me later ;o)
Great image and result!!!

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04/11/2005 02:04:34 AM
well done I knew this would ribbon.
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04/11/2005 01:51:06 AM
Congrats !
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04/11/2005 01:43:21 AM
Beautiful dog! You captured this animal perfectly. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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04/11/2005 12:43:10 AM
Thanks everyone for your votes and comments

Message edited by author 2005-04-11 00:43:42.
04/11/2005 12:36:57 AM
yeah, George! Now go tell your Master Randy that Dee said to give you some extra treats for earning him his second ribbon! ;)
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04/11/2005 12:21:30 AM
What can I say? Perfect!
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04/11/2005 12:14:57 AM
Congrats, glad this got a ribbon. I gave it a 10. Superb lighting and detail!
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04/11/2005 12:13:35 AM
Im happy this got a ribbon. I loved it from the start! great moody well lit photo!
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04/11/2005 12:06:51 AM
Congratulations!!!! Beautiful animal...and captured beautifully!!!
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04/11/2005 12:04:49 AM
This was one of my favorite shots. It is just perfect. Congratulations on your 3rd Place.. :)
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04/11/2005 12:03:04 AM
There is magig in this image. Congratulations on your well earned yellow.
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04/11/2005 12:02:08 AM
good on ya Randy!!!! Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 05:58:21 PM
You've captured both strength and softness, wonderful light and great pose. One of my favorites this challenge
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04/10/2005 05:18:08 PM
A really nicely composed portrait of a beautiful dog!
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04/10/2005 05:01:37 PM
Wonderful light - it really sets the mood. A classic portrait. Only improvement I can see is a slight crop off the bottom to hide the gray bar in the bottom right corner.
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04/10/2005 04:51:50 PM
This is a beautiful shot of this dog. I think a portrait mode composition would have worked better and I think using the rule of thirds would have made it more interesting than the centered approach. As composed, the equal balance between dog below his head and space above his head gives me a "chopped" impression on the dogs body--you want to see more. Still, very nice lighting and capture (7)
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04/10/2005 03:20:51 PM
Fine fellow. The lighting works really well to bring out his softness.
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04/10/2005 02:06:55 PM
The background is not attractive, but sufficiently dark and blurred to not be a problem. Your dog is beautiful and I like the soft, natural light. I would prefer it if he/she was looking at the camera, or at least a little more in "my" direction.
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04/10/2005 01:37:53 AM
I thought the lighting and pose won it for this image and worth 10
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04/10/2005 12:36:42 AM
Awwwwwwwwwww, George is beautiful! How many treats did he get for being so patient? LOL!

I love this shot, just one tiny little thing kept it from being perfect and I originally scored it at a 9 but the one thing is so tiny I'm going to overlook it and make this a 10. Oh, the one thing? The white stray hair on his ear. :)
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04/09/2005 01:42:26 AM
So much to like here. Lighting is terrific, if a tad harsh on the muzzle. The muted tonalities suit well. Composition seems a bit off to me, maybe crop a tad left and top, I'm not sure. Strong entry.
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04/09/2005 12:51:08 AM
Very well lit and great deftly use of the camera to give forth a first class image. Bumping up.
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04/08/2005 09:30:20 PM
Awesome lighting. Very nice job - this is in my top 5
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04/08/2005 08:31:28 PM
What a beautiful & dignified-looking dog. An excellent portrait, IMO. Love the lighting on the face. Should do very well in this challenge...good luck!
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04/08/2005 05:06:01 PM
Excellent! Gets the top score from me! Now I know what I need to aspire too!
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04/08/2005 12:04:23 PM
What a sweet face, this photo is just beautiful!
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04/08/2005 03:46:54 AM
This is a beautiful dog's portrait, and George is a sweet model. The light and composition work well... good luck!
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04/08/2005 12:08:49 AM
great backlighting 8
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04/07/2005 03:31:57 AM
Beautiful and definately a ribbon contender I have only given out 2 10's
and yours is one of them
This is excellent. the lighting. the dogs expression. colour, detail , focus, pose, all spot on. One niggle point is the small grey line at the bottom right
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04/06/2005 09:40:14 PM
A little to the left and this would be perfect--otherwise great composition and the expression, as well :)
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04/06/2005 09:33:57 PM
a beautiful portrait of George who has that "man's best friend" look!
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04/05/2005 11:40:26 PM
Nice texture, color and lighting. I also like the depth of focus.
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04/05/2005 08:24:05 PM
George is SO beautiful, and this is an amazing portrait of him!!! I love this picture!!! Definitely one of my favorites!!
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04/05/2005 08:09:23 AM
beautiful...10
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04/04/2005 09:22:52 PM
The colors in this make it look like an oil painting! It's really beautiful.
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04/04/2005 08:38:08 PM
Very nice 9
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04/04/2005 08:06:39 PM
love the lighting
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04/04/2005 03:30:14 PM
Great lighting
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04/04/2005 03:25:39 PM
Beautiful shot!
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04/04/2005 09:34:58 AM
nice shot
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04/04/2005 09:29:33 AM
fantastic shot , 10
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04/04/2005 09:27:18 AM
Could be a calendar shot for the breed :)
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04/04/2005 05:11:44 AM
Beautifully lit.
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04/04/2005 02:16:32 AM
Portrait instead of landscape would have made this perfect. Great light and detail.
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04/04/2005 01:32:42 AM
This is a beautiful portrait. Great lighting, composition, DOF and a very handsome looking animal. The best shot I have seen to date and will give this a temporary score of 8 and I will definitely revisit this one.

Good luck to you in the challenge.... and I do hope the other voters appreciate the beauty of this submission and reward you accordingly.
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04/04/2005 01:13:50 AM
Great lighting.
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