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Just the Right Size to Fit Into My Heart
Just the Right Size to Fit Into My Heart
MaryO


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Challenge: My Drug (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Irish Wolfhounds
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Fort Gratiot, MI
Date: Mar 13, 2012
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Mar 13, 2012

A slight paraphrase from "Wolfhound Pup for Christmas" by William J. Dammarell. This is my Holly. Since I got my first Irish Wolfhound in 1997 I have never been without one ... or more. I am truly privileged to share my life with these amazing creatures and I can't begin to imagine life without them. I am definitely addicted.

PP - cropped, duotone, tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.029, detail factor 1), erased background and merged with original at 30% transparency, cloned out Holly's collar, darkened background in places, cloned out lighter hairs on her ears, dodged/burnt bits of Holly, resized, sharpened, added border.


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.7049
Avg (commenters): 8.7000
Avg (participants): 6.4898
Avg (non-participants): 6.8493
Views since voting: 1745
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 122
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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03/27/2012 12:15:49 PM
Lovely shot of Holly - B&W is perfect for this.
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03/27/2012 01:53:28 AM
Congratulations, Mary. I love this pic. Long after I'd voted this was what lingered.
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03/26/2012 08:50:44 PM
Beautiful. Congrats, Mary!
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03/26/2012 05:13:20 PM
Wonderful shot and processing. Congratulations on 4th!
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03/26/2012 04:38:37 PM
Great shot! Nice to see a wolfhound do well! :-)
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03/26/2012 01:44:45 PM
This is an exceptionally skillful rendering. Congrats on HM! I'm a huge fan of the wolfhound, so I can really appreciate this.
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03/26/2012 10:34:51 AM
Beautiful pet portrait. Excellent lighting, texture, and tonality.
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03/26/2012 08:27:26 AM
So glad the voters saw it for what it is - GREAT!!!!
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03/26/2012 12:49:12 AM
Too cute! Congratulations on your HM!
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03/26/2012 12:08:35 AM
What a sweetie! Congrats on the HM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2012 11:13:04 PM
magical. love the light.
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03/25/2012 11:17:07 AM
Great portrait, sentiment
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03/22/2012 04:55:33 PM
Beautiful detail. Very intense. Love the black and white. Well done
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03/22/2012 01:02:04 AM
You must have a big heart! Gorgeous dog, and gorgeous photo.
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03/21/2012 06:47:53 PM
I'm always taken by a well done B&W - nice job -9-

cute dog too
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03/20/2012 11:43:50 AM
Thisadorable dog is so beautifully lit, terrific textures-My favourite- 10!
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03/19/2012 10:30:10 PM
Love the title... and the cool light and processing.

I'm hoping that this is Mary...


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03/19/2012 03:34:36 PM
Love the lighting and texture
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03/19/2012 01:54:58 PM
I agree....my dogs are my 'drug' too. This has to be MaryO image....I love your Wolfhounds. Big, sweet and so gentle. Your image is lovely with just beautiful backlighting!!!
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03/19/2012 09:02:51 AM
Seeing that glint between the tendrils so so perfect. LOVE back lighting.
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03/19/2012 03:06:56 AM
iwh love 10
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03/19/2012 01:14:00 AM
Good picture, love the light through the hair.
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