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Challenge: Pet Portrait V (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: My home
Date: Nov 10, 2015
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200th
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2015

This is our 3 year old Great Dane Zoie, we call her Zoe-Zoe. :)

I couldn't decide if I needed to crop in on this or leave it full length with the emphasis on the face.

I decided to go with full length. I, like most times, will likely regret it but i'm sticking with it...for now :)

Place: 10 out of 75
Avg (all users): 6.4167
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.1707
Avg (non-participants): 6.6000
Views since voting: 428
Views during voting: 187
Votes: 96
Comments: 11
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11/21/2015 06:24:11 PM
So glad to see this in the top 10. Truly thought it would finish higher. Zoe is adorable. And yes, full length for sure
11/19/2015 07:06:45 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I really like this shot and wasn't surprised to see it finish in the top ten-congrats! Great Danes are so ridiculously gangly and long, it's no wonder that Marmaduke and Scooby-Doo were both GDs...they were meant to be immortalized in cartoons :-)

The tilt of the head is cute - she looks like she's trying to match the angles of the tiles. The eye contact is fabulous and amazed that at f2.8 you had enough dof so that the nose is in focus too; that kind of thing is huge here. The oof body emphasizes her height and helps emphasize the head.

The only thing I'm not crazy about is the nearly-blown whites on her chest...they probably didn't blink in-camera but they're awfully close! Still, a minor nitpick for a very good image.

Hope this has been helpful,

11/18/2015 07:42:40 AM
Congrats on the TT. I like the full shot as it puts it all in perspective on such a big dog.
11/18/2015 12:20:06 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 image, you deserved it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2015 08:02:40 PM
Love the expression. Nice perspective.
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11/17/2015 10:33:47 AM
Oh I love the pov on this & the way it makes the focus fall away. Good job.
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11/17/2015 08:19:18 AM
Nice portrait with a great DOF. Picture makes me wonder why the dog looks so guilty ^^ Sort of tells a story. 9
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11/16/2015 09:42:18 PM
Oh just look at that face, love it!
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11/15/2015 11:01:31 AM
Gotta' love a cocked, curious head. Love the perspective; as a giant dog owner I know this is not exaggerating the size of the dog!
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11/11/2015 03:03:45 PM
Awwww, such delicate paws
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11/11/2015 12:19:10 PM
Zoe-Zoe is beautiful. Thank you for the wonderful focus on her eyes and nose. :D
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