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Challenge: Pet Portrait IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: USA
Date: Feb 5, 2009
Aperture: F13
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2009

Jake says thanks!

Sheltie Rescue Groups

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 278
Avg (all users): 7.5547
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.5050
Avg (non-participants): 7.5838
Views since voting: 8275
Views during voting: 535
Votes: 274
Comments: 79
Favorites: 38 (view)


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02/10/2010 10:37:46 AM
This is so beautiful!
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08/26/2009 08:55:12 AM
I love the light and the background color is perfect ... almost sureal.
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02/23/2009 12:47:06 AM
This is great! I gave it a 10.
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02/22/2009 07:33:27 PM
Lovely, deserved winner. Nice balance between sharpness and softness, spot on !
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02/22/2009 07:24:54 PM
Fantastic dog -- well done! Already added to my favs.
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02/22/2009 06:20:20 PM
Beautiful dog--the softness works well. Congrats!
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02/21/2009 07:42:58 AM
wow so majestic
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02/21/2009 01:27:26 AM
What a beautiful photo!
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02/20/2009 05:41:46 PM
Jake is a beautiful dog. How amazing this photo is. Im glad this won blue ribbon.
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02/20/2009 04:36:01 PM
Jake is breathtaking! And he deserves 1st prize and every fraction of a point of that 7.5547 (Wow!) CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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02/19/2009 09:44:53 AM
Wonderful portrait of a beautiful dog, congrats on the blue ribbon!
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02/19/2009 12:43:35 AM
Wonderful detail on his fur, what a gorgeous dog. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!
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02/18/2009 10:01:02 PM
Just excellent, congratulations.

Mac,
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02/18/2009 07:20:49 PM
I keep coming back to view this. The clarity is astonishing, it feels almost 3D. The lighting is spot-on. Faved.
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02/18/2009 06:03:36 PM
What a beauty!
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02/18/2009 04:48:46 PM
Beautifully lit portrait of handsome Jake. Congratulations- and thanks for the critique. So much appreciate your comments (so does Zeke :)
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02/18/2009 03:55:45 PM
Amazing detail! Love the lighting and comp as well. Big congrats on your Blue! Congrats to Jake, too!
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02/18/2009 02:44:52 PM
Congrats on your ribbon. This is such a beautiful shot. You deserve the win!
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02/18/2009 12:53:50 PM
Jake is wonderful. I love your comp on this excellent capture. Congratulations!
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02/18/2009 12:45:25 PM
Oh Fabulous One!!! Congrats to you and Jake on this beautiful portrait. Well done!!!

I have to say I'm a little disappointed though...WHERE is the cigar?!!! ;-)
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02/18/2009 12:32:12 PM
Absolutly gorgeous..congrats!!!!!
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02/18/2009 12:03:22 PM
Congrats on your Ribbon!!
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02/18/2009 12:00:47 PM
well done and congratulations
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02/18/2009 09:30:26 AM
Congratualtions on the Blue, very well deserved it is a beautiful portrait of Jake.
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02/18/2009 08:57:09 AM
Beautiful pooch portrait, definitely worthy of the award; wonderful tribute to "Man's best friend"! Awesome lighting, capturing the intelligence of this fantastic breed! Nina
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02/18/2009 08:47:53 AM
Congrats on the blue :-) Beautiful shot of a beautiful pet
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02/18/2009 07:20:03 AM
Congrats Eric on your Blue. Beautiful image of a beautiful dog.
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02/18/2009 05:50:29 AM
DUDE!!!! Congrats! I knew this would be a really fine scorer! Truly a wonderful image and well received.
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02/18/2009 05:47:07 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon, Well done and Jake is beautiful!
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02/18/2009 05:25:09 AM
Wow!! Wow!! not much to say but Congrats !! sets a new benchmark for me. into my favs.
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02/18/2009 05:24:50 AM
fantastic work - congrats on the blue
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02/18/2009 05:24:34 AM
Superb! Many congratulations on your blue ribbon and great score.
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02/18/2009 03:05:12 AM
Awesome! Congrats on the blue and a new PB!! Beautifully done.
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02/18/2009 01:04:15 AM
Wow very nice work - the lighting is fantastic on this! Congrats on your first!!
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02/18/2009 12:46:56 AM
Superb pet portrait !! congrats on the Blue and a well deserved winner here.
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02/18/2009 12:46:33 AM
This is just wonderful! Congrats!
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02/18/2009 12:44:41 AM
Love it....well deserving of the blue...congrats!
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02/18/2009 12:38:47 AM
What a screaming great score, congrats, buddy!
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02/18/2009 12:32:02 AM
Well done. Wonderfully soft feel and emotion.
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02/18/2009 12:10:24 AM
Congrats, I had a feeling this would ribbon =)
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02/18/2009 12:09:51 AM
Congrats ... 'tis a wonderful shot. Beautifully lit, eyes tack sharp with a flattering softness elsewhere.
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02/18/2009 12:08:58 AM
Beautiful photo, congrats on your excellent score and blue ribbon!
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02/18/2009 12:06:26 AM
I knew this one would ribbon, I voted it a 7 for excellent balance of softness and sharpness, subtle lighting and positioning all excellent. This is also one of the cutest Shelties I've ever seen!

Message edited by author 2009-02-18 00:07:17.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2009 11:36:33 PM
You should have had a minus one handicap applied to all votes you get because Jake is so good looking. Nice pic with lovely lighting. 7.
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02/17/2009 08:43:40 PM
Beautiful Photo, I am not sure about the background color....something just catches me as a bit off. Would have liked to see a bit more of the other eye, but that is just a preference thing. Love the lighting and good for you for cleaning your dog before taking a "glamor shot." Great shot overall. A 9 from me!
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02/17/2009 06:12:42 PM
Gorgeous image through and through. Amazing job!
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02/16/2009 10:28:33 PM
Love this portrait so much. Your dog is gorgeous!
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02/16/2009 11:45:59 AM
I like the lighting.
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02/15/2009 08:51:05 PM
sweet face. like the grey background with the tan
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02/15/2009 08:29:50 PM
Incredible lighting and the texture of the fur is just awesome. My favorite breed of dog as the subject doesn't hurt. 10!
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02/15/2009 03:13:26 PM
Perfect. 10.
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02/15/2009 05:32:11 AM
Great photo, a 6 would have been a 8 if i could see his whole ear.
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02/14/2009 05:11:33 PM
nice shot
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02/14/2009 03:18:23 AM
great color and the first shot and i think the only shot in this comp. that pulls of the soft feel. very well lit. However, i don't like that Jake's ear is cropped off in this.
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02/13/2009 07:42:36 PM
This is my favorite - good luck.
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02/13/2009 10:49:10 AM
Very nice.
Great lighting
Cropped a little too tight at the top, and the use of a soft box makes the fur appear very matt and dull. If you used a more spectral light source like a silver umbrella or beauty dish, there would be a bit more shine in the fur.
Beautiful looking dog by the way.
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02/13/2009 09:32:02 AM
wonderful light on this traditional portrait - one of my favorites this challenge
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02/12/2009 09:15:53 PM
Exceptionally well-lit - good job.
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02/12/2009 03:01:10 PM
Love the pose and the lighting.
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02/12/2009 11:43:13 AM
simply stunning. shall say no more. 10
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02/12/2009 11:06:19 AM
Gorgeous sharp but soft detail! High marks! Congratulations!
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02/12/2009 09:48:39 AM
With all of the planning, grooming and lighting (and patience on both parts, I imagine), it seems like the ears would not have been cut off. *sigh* Still a 7 from me.
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02/12/2009 09:44:26 AM
Awesome Pet Portrait, my Favorite so far. Very well executed. Love the lighting, the composition, the way you captured its attention...great. 10
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02/11/2009 10:14:15 PM
I like the textures of the nose and eyes. The lighting is soft, but enough to bring out the features.
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02/11/2009 09:59:42 PM
Beautiful dog. This is a great shot, Wonderful light and focus. If this doesn't ribbon, I'll be shocked. 10..good luck!
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02/11/2009 09:29:12 PM
Just fabulous! What a wonderful portrait! A definite keeper! 10
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02/11/2009 07:04:01 PM
Very gentle.
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02/11/2009 12:35:04 PM
10 excellent
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02/11/2009 11:44:11 AM
What a handsome dog. Wonderfully captured.
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02/11/2009 10:45:18 AM
nice light - could be Vermeer's dog
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02/11/2009 10:11:00 AM
Beautiful light and detail.
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02/11/2009 09:17:05 AM
Fantastic picture. Added to my favorites. 10!
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02/11/2009 08:59:06 AM
Absolutely beautiful collie portrait. Just right. Super composition and lighting. This is my favorite in this challenge. 10
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02/11/2009 08:53:09 AM
Beautiful portrait 10
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02/11/2009 08:50:09 AM
Almost to soft on the features.
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02/11/2009 08:29:18 AM
This is an absolutely gorgeous shot!!!!! a definite 10 in my book!
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02/11/2009 05:13:03 AM
STUNNING, great composition and expression. Good luck with the ribbons! 9
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02/11/2009 05:09:17 AM
OUTSTANDING SHOT......stands out definitely! The lighting and subject and angle are perfect! I hope you win!!!!
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02/11/2009 12:49:56 AM
I love the dusky feel to this (and not voting)
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