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Puppy Dreams

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Challenge: Bokeh VIII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 LD Aspherical IF Super II for Nikon
Location: Ballarat, Vic. Australia
Date: Aug 10, 2013
Aperture: 5.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Aug 11, 2013

My son's 6 months-old rottie pup, Howard, in his backyard.

Open PSCS3
Crop with slight rotation
Topaz Adjust
Spot healing tool (very small fixes)
Duplicate layer
Topaz Detail
Erase from background
Topaz Denoise on background layer
Copy and paste eye back in from original
Blend mode normal 50%
Erase at varying opacity
Border x3
Image size, sfw

Place: 46 out of 88
Avg (all users): 5.7000
Avg (commenters): 6.0909
Avg (participants): 5.6585
Avg (non-participants): 5.7347
Views since voting: 461
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 90
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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08/19/2013 07:45:37 AM
This is just delightful Marion
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/18/2013 11:40:09 PM
fascinatingly weird

I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery

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08/18/2013 10:44:28 PM
national geographic flirts with abstract. well done. (not keen on the framing, but what do I know...)
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08/16/2013 08:23:46 AM
overall i find the border and cropped face too distracting. i want to focus on the eye with the reflection, which takes away from the challenge (to use bokeh to enhance the image)
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08/15/2013 02:49:58 PM
excellent framing
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08/15/2013 01:07:08 AM
Nice! The bokeh is soft and echoes the colors of the pups coat. I find the center highlight (below the ear) to be a distraction and the border is too much. I think it would work better with no border (of maybe just the innermost thin black line.
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08/13/2013 09:47:31 PM
In my opinion you almost nailed it but the way the animals head is cropped isn't doing it for me. I do love the bokeh however and the animal is nice and sharp in the foreground.
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08/13/2013 02:20:54 PM
I like how the eye kind of matches the bokeh.
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08/13/2013 01:18:16 PM
Cute. Makes me want to see more of him. And good bokeh
I think the white balance may be a bit on the cool side.
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08/12/2013 06:24:41 PM
Good shot. Can't hink of anything that I would change.
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08/12/2013 08:54:34 AM
that clunky frame just takes my eye off subject. nice bokeh. gl
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08/12/2013 08:36:08 AM
I like this ,not the frame but the shot.
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