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"Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move..."
1st Place"Hey, hey, mama, said the way you move..."
Tommy_Mac


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Black on Black III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Date: Jul 30, 2013
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250s
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2013

Title is the opening lyrics from Led Zepplin's "Black Dog"..but you already knew that! :-)
This is our girl Molly. She was sick the day of the shot. Projectile diarrhea! Not fun! We woke at 4:30 A.M. to a nasty smell and a mess to clean in her crate. She usually has that typical lab energy, but is pretty mellow today.

[Jul. 31st, 2013 01:27:27 PM]

So I woke up to 12 votes at 8.0833...wow! very happy!
at 25 it's still sitting at 7.640. Could I actually get a personal best out of this?? Did I just jinx it?! Time will tell :-)

[Aug. 1st, 2013 08:31:26 AM]

7.500 at 50 votes! :-)

[Aug. 4th, 2013 10:26:03 AM]

7.500 at 76 votes

[Aug. 6th, 2013 06:39:52 PM]

7.5200 at 100 votes :-)

Thanks all!!...Thankfully Molly is much better (she's a lab, so I have to assume it's something she ate..or something she shouldn't have eaten!)
I'm very happy to have this as my new PB.
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 65
Avg (all users): 7.4766
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 7.6250
Avg (non-participants): 7.4133
Views since voting: 2629
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 107
Comments: 39
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/10/2013 12:59:42 PM
This is gorgeous! Congrats on the blue. I hope Molly is completely recovered on hearing the news! :)
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08/07/2013 09:05:26 PM
Congrats on the Blue!!
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08/07/2013 08:19:29 PM
Great job on this photo. Dark fur has about the highest 'degree of difficulty there is.' This deserved the blue. Congrats!!!

Message edited by author 2013-08-19 11:54:07.
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08/07/2013 06:10:12 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on the ribbon and glad to hear Molly is feeling better.

Message edited by author 2013-08-07 18:14:38.
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08/07/2013 02:20:12 PM
Beautiful shiny coat, beautiful dog... no surprise this did so well.
Congratulations on the winning ribbon
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08/07/2013 01:03:10 PM
absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on the blue!
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08/07/2013 12:30:24 PM
congrats. great image great song!
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08/07/2013 10:54:39 AM
Beautiful...
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08/07/2013 10:18:55 AM
Beautiful portrait congrats on your Win!
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08/07/2013 10:01:11 AM
Good lord.
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08/07/2013 09:55:40 AM
Wtg Tom! Its black on black, but its all about the Chestnut brown eyes.
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08/07/2013 09:45:14 AM
This was my top pick - gave it a 10.
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08/07/2013 09:09:08 AM
Congratulations!
Beautiful work.
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08/07/2013 08:06:40 AM
Wow Tom! Fantastic work! Congratulations on a new PB and the Blue! So exciting.
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08/07/2013 07:43:53 AM
Well done Tommy...beautiful Lab...we have a Yellow Lab and love him to death...even though he is a little neurotic.
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08/07/2013 03:41:22 AM
Grats on The HM and the blue, sorry about the mess!!
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08/07/2013 03:15:44 AM
Mac mac hes our man...rigth after being member of the week you perform with an image like this. WOW. Congrats. Could not have happened to a better Man
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08/07/2013 03:11:18 AM
PB and a Blue Tom! This is amazing! Great image :)
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08/07/2013 02:00:09 AM
OHHHHHH Tommy!!! Congratulations!!! What a stunning shot! (I've been really ill n not seen the challenges for way too long) I'm sooo excited for you!
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08/07/2013 01:36:19 AM
congrats on the gold, I mean blue

Message edited by author 2013-08-07 01:36:41.
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08/07/2013 12:27:03 AM
Congratulations on the blue! This shot is gorgeous and the texture of the dog's coat is fabulous. She looks so silky I really want to pat him.

eta She looks such a picture of health. I sure hope she's gotten over 'the runs'.

Message edited by author 2013-08-07 02:12:42.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2013 11:40:34 PM
I wanna get a dog like this. Very nice. voted already
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08/06/2013 10:01:39 PM
lovely portrait of a lovely dog
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08/06/2013 09:46:16 PM
Beautiful dog portrait. I love the detail and clarity.
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08/06/2013 07:50:07 AM
Gorgeous dog friend and meets the challenge well
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08/06/2013 01:43:42 AM
Beautiful portrait and GREAT job of getting all that detail in a black-on-black. Ribbon prospect here I would think.
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08/05/2013 10:55:18 PM
Gorgeous puppy and wonderful black on black. So silky.
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08/05/2013 10:25:43 PM
(S)he's so intent! I can imagine the intensity of attention on something out of the frame. Top-notch tonal management, too. Bravo!
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08/05/2013 06:49:41 PM
Beautiful
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08/04/2013 02:36:41 PM
How can this not be a 9/ Tack sharp nose, and eyes, an angle that you would normally not see so much detail in the eyes . Really fabulous and the lighting is outstanding
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08/02/2013 03:58:08 AM
Beautiful capture, gorgeous dog
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08/01/2013 07:52:25 AM
I thought of doing this myself, as I have a black lab, but I would've gone about it quite a bit differently, more understated and low key. But, having seen your treatment, I've second thoughts. Very nice.
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07/31/2013 11:50:37 PM
Fabulous shot !!!!
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07/31/2013 11:43:07 PM
Spectacular job lighting this pup.
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07/31/2013 01:47:22 PM
What a face.
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07/31/2013 12:42:06 PM
gorgeous!
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07/31/2013 09:37:31 AM
very nice work
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07/31/2013 03:26:46 AM
Led Zep! Well played and well presented. :)
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07/31/2013 01:47:06 AM
Great shot.
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