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Challenge: Pet Portrait III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Location: home
Date: Feb 20, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2008

Not glamorous, but indicative of his sweet nature. Actually he looks a lot like a wolf; actually not our pet, but we took care of him for a little while; and actually not a portrait, but a lucky capture when he was still for a moment.

Curves and colour adjustments; some smudging, mainly to get rid of a fetching drop of drool; USM, glow and sharpening after downsizing. Possibly overdid USM - still learning - but I wanted to bring out the eyes.

Post: this did better than I expected, though it was certainly a tough challenge. Appreciate all the comments - he IS such a sweet and friendly dog.

Place: 113 out of 261
Avg (all users): 5.7231
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.5648
Avg (non-participants): 5.9195
Views since voting: 915
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 195
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/09/2008 11:18:50 PM
He really does have a sweet face. I wouldn't mind seeing how this would look if you cropped off the left side and put more framing emphasis on his face. He looks like he is either getting ready to speak or give a big kiss lol - very cute!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2008 05:03:51 PM
A little posterization going on in the background, but the details on the dog are great.
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03/02/2008 05:07:44 AM
Now here's a cool looking pooch, never seen one like it before! Nice alert expression, great detail in the fur. Cool looking puppy dog.
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03/01/2008 08:59:28 PM
What a big sweetie, you definitely have his attention for this portrait. The DOF on the background is awesome, looks like a painting, however I'd like to see the green a little de-saturated, eventually takes the eye away from the subject.
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03/01/2008 11:52:34 AM
Beautiful, sweet expression.
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02/29/2008 03:54:33 PM
8 - Nice character capture of Willie - he looks like a good boy. Background is a little funky upper left, but does kind of add to the portrait in a way. Wish he were a bit more 'up' in the frame. Up to 8 from 7.
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02/27/2008 05:16:01 PM
I'd suggest cropping the top just a weensy bit.
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02/27/2008 09:51:13 AM
Oh yes! This is a beautiful one! I swear he is poking his head right out of my computer. I just wanna give him a big kiss on his nose.
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02/26/2008 03:48:24 PM
like this 10
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02/25/2008 07:27:32 PM
Nice DOF. Great expression on Willie.
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02/25/2008 08:26:39 AM
What a friendly face!
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