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螳螂拳 (Mantis Style)
螳螂拳 (Mantis Style)

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Challenge: Silhouettes V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: New Jersey
Date: Jul 21, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: various
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2012

3 captures combined using HDR Efex Pro, including spot adjustments to brightness/contrast

resulting image adjusted using Capture NX2
-multiple contrast adjustments
-unsharp mask
-clean up noise around edges
-spot edits to shadow/silhouette
-export as TIFF

adjustments using Color Efex Pro
-add some color to background
-apply gradient filter

final size and save using Capture NX2

Place: 15 out of 120
Avg (all users): 6.5580
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.5208
Avg (non-participants): 6.5778
Views since voting: 680
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 138
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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08/01/2012 09:56:31 AM
One of my favourites during voting. Not only do you have excellent detail and a background of which I'm SO jealous, you have a sense of humour too (title-wise). I found myself bending to the right in an attempt to orient the image in my mind, then wondering if the new position of my head was, indeed, 'mantis-style'!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2012 10:11:18 PM
Great idea!
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07/30/2012 04:42:48 AM
Beautiful! One of the best 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/28/2012 11:20:20 AM
Very nice. Good colors. Your kung fu is very good.
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07/27/2012 03:12:01 PM
#3, tied with another.
My only high vote involving colour. I have a fascination with fauna so I'm somewhat biased. The composition is really good and the title made me chuckle. For some reason it reminded me of watching the Five Deadly Venoms.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/27/2012 11:21:31 AM
Wow, that's pretty cool.
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07/26/2012 01:07:52 PM
Nice image and gradient. I think having it in landscape would be more effective.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/26/2012 03:53:44 AM
Terrific detail - and that bg gradation is extremely nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/25/2012 09:47:13 PM
Wow! Awesome colors and detail
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07/25/2012 08:01:50 PM
nice gradient, sharp silhouette, well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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