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The Princess's 7th Birthday
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Challenge: Extended Free Study 2020-08 (Extended Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D600
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Date: Sep 7, 2020
Date Uploaded: Sep 12, 2020



[Sep. 18th, 2020 11:58:42 AM]

Thank you for the lovely comments. There is not much extended editing here. Lucy did sit and pose with the bone. I had to clean up the drool from her mouth and the table. I also transformed the crown to make it larger, it was just too small on her big head, lol. I did a few small things, but nothing significant. She is such a good model as long as food is involved.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 44
Avg (all users): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 6.9130
Avg (non-participants): 6.9375
Views since voting: 270
Views during voting: 79
Votes: 39
Comments: 19
Favorites: 0


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09/22/2020 11:03:46 PM
Beautiful puppy. Congrats! I don't see anything to change, it's positively glowing. If it were mine, I wouldn't have been able to resist giving her a bit of a cheesy grin, but that's why I would have received a 5.2. ...Our princesses are 10 this year.
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09/22/2020 04:31:57 PM
Happy birthday, Lucy!

What a great gift you gave to your mom!

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09/22/2020 01:18:47 PM
Well...Im going on the record as thinking there is absolutely nothing that could put this image over the top because it already IS over the top! Its perfection! The lighting, the tones that give it a vintage, museum-quality painting feel. The gorgeous, obedient dog!!! I can rarely get my dogs to look at the camera when Im holding their treat over the camera! To have a to-die-for bone on a human plate, just for them... ha! Theyd be on that bone so fast, Id easier get a shot of a hummingbird over that bone! Congratulations! This was the one I gave top honors to in this challenge!
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09/22/2020 10:02:08 AM
A very handsome dog. Nicely done. It is always easier with good models.
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09/22/2020 08:41:45 AM
If I could only get my dog to do that. I love Lucy!
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09/22/2020 06:18:03 AM
my absolute favourite in the challenge .. it doesnt get much better than this ..
and Lucy is such an amazing model .. congrats on a great place in the challenge .. and a wonderful image ..
i'm very in awe of your abilities .. both yours and Lucy's .. :)
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09/22/2020 04:49:26 AM
Lucy is gifted! This is too fabulous!
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09/22/2020 03:46:08 AM
Originally posted by kasaba:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Nice tones, nice setup. But for some reason I'm wanting more. It seems like there could be something to take this from nice to incredible. I don't know if it needs a little more interesting lighting, or a lower angle, or even just cropping in from the sides a tad. Something is holding this back. -7- but it seems like it could have been an 8 or a 9.

I'd love to see this in a discussion thread afterwards. Because everything is technically beautiful. I'm not sure what would put it over the top.


Curious to hear comments on this. Personally I think its great as it is, but I would love to hear what people say what would make it even better. I hope it goes onto a discussion.


The reason it feels like something is a little off is because there is....it's very subtle though.......the dish with bone are not perfectly centered...there is more space on the left of the dish then on the right and the dish is not lined up perfectly centre with the chair.

Message edited by author 2020-09-22 03:50:08.
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09/22/2020 03:45:02 AM
Originally posted by ThingFish:

Pity you didnt appreciate my comment which was tongue in cheek. Maybe if you knew I gave you an 8 you would have ticked the comment box.




Message edited by author 2020-09-22 03:45:33.
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09/22/2020 03:35:26 AM
What a perfect dog! Sharp and well processed.
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09/22/2020 03:12:26 AM
Originally posted by vawendy:

Nice tones, nice setup. But for some reason I'm wanting more. It seems like there could be something to take this from nice to incredible. I don't know if it needs a little more interesting lighting, or a lower angle, or even just cropping in from the sides a tad. Something is holding this back. -7- but it seems like it could have been an 8 or a 9.

I'd love to see this in a discussion thread afterwards. Because everything is technically beautiful. I'm not sure what would put it over the top.


Curious to hear comments on this. Personally I think its great as it is, but I would love to hear what people say what would make it even better. I hope it goes onto a discussion.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2020 01:54:21 AM
Pity you didnt appreciate my comment which was tongue in cheek. Maybe if you knew I gave you an 8 you would have ticked the comment box.

Message edited by author 2020-09-22 02:13:41.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2020 07:06:40 PM
Nice tones, nice setup. But for some reason I'm wanting more. It seems like there could be something to take this from nice to incredible. I don't know if it needs a little more interesting lighting, or a lower angle, or even just cropping in from the sides a tad. Something is holding this back. -7- but it seems like it could have been an 8 or a 9.

I'd love to see this in a discussion thread afterwards. Because everything is technically beautiful. I'm not sure what would put it over the top.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/21/2020 03:02:55 PM
Shame couldn't you get a bone with at least some meat on it for her birthday? I guess you ate the meat and then gave the dog the bone ;(
But it's a beautiful photo otherwise :)
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09/20/2020 07:33:36 AM
Aww. Adorable.
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09/18/2020 09:12:50 AM
Can't believe she would just sit there with a tempting bone right in front of her! But this is expert, so maybe she didn't LOL. Good detail throughout and I like that the background frames her subtly, with those faint diagonals drawing my eye to her.
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09/17/2020 11:15:58 PM
Well, Happy Birthday, Princess! Looks like you made out like a bandit with that bone... and how about a very high score for a birthday present! You look pretty amazing here!
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09/16/2020 08:41:56 AM
Fantastic shot! Great motive, wonderful lighting, great contrast and clarity.
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09/15/2020 10:51:26 AM
Oh how sweet! And well done!
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