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Happy Hound
Happy Hound

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Challenge: The Letter H (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Irish Wolfhounds
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Jan 24, 2013
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2013

Lido and his silly ears in the snow. He is a hound (Irish Wolfhound to be precise; 8 months' old and about 120 pounds here).

PP - straightened, cropped, tonemapped in qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.029, detail factor 1), merged in luminousity mode at about 85%, levels, increased saturation and contrast, blurred background more, white balance, shifted colors a little redder, dodged/burnt dog a little, resized, USM, added border.

Place: 18 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.0611
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.0909
Avg (non-participants): 6.0395
Views since voting: 327
Views during voting: 234
Votes: 131
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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02/06/2013 03:43:15 AM
nice finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/05/2013 10:03:24 PM
Oh, what's not to like about this. Love the expression and the colors. (voted earlier)
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02/05/2013 03:51:47 PM
He is isn't he, gorgeous dog
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02/01/2013 04:21:48 AM
Very, very good!
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01/31/2013 09:03:57 AM
I wish I could vote on this.
I really like this shot it's almost 3D I feel like the dogs going to jump out of my screen.
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01/30/2013 06:01:41 PM
irish wolfhound love, and sadness :(
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01/30/2013 05:57:13 PM
Love the hound's exuberance
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01/30/2013 12:57:58 PM
I love this dog breed! Really nice portrait of a happy dog!
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01/30/2013 07:02:29 AM
Not voting, but wonderful execution! You can feel his energy. Predict strong finish.
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01/30/2013 02:49:17 AM
I predict a happy score.
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