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Peter the Puffin
Peter the Puffin

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Challenge: Book Cover IV (ARCHIVAL) (Extended Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Nov 9, 2021
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2021

[Nov. 16th, 2021 11:14:33 PM]

I understand what Sara was saying in her comment regarding the dirty chest. But this one I wanted to make a little grittier. I had already done the typical puffin shot

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(although I pretended it was a Maine puffin when it really was a Farne Islands puffin)

I just really loved this guy -- he had so much personality. This book cover was supposed to give a closer look at life as a puffin. That it all wasn't just a happy mouthful of fish. :)

Thanks for the comments!

Place: 5 out of 27
Avg (all users): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7000
Views since voting: 266
Views during voting: 94
Votes: 48
Comments: 7
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11/18/2021 08:01:20 AM
Very nice book cover. This particular challenge was very competitive with a bunch of images worthy of top scores.
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11/17/2021 06:40:15 PM
Really great work Wendy!
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11/17/2021 01:49:55 PM
excellent book cover!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/15/2021 02:42:50 PM
Excellent photography for what would surely be an amazing coffee table book.
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11/12/2021 08:26:44 PM
Is Peter wearing a fake mustache? :P ;-)
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11/11/2021 02:18:20 PM
The photo is remarkable and a nice composition.
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11/11/2021 12:38:17 PM
Well, I think that this is probably Wendy's. What I like:
the ratio is good for a coffee table book
the black spine extension works
the tonal ranged the colour and style of lettering
Good DOF for the puffin, sharp nearly throughout (just losing it on the most distended part of the belly).

What I am not so keen on:
The title is a bit naff - or at least, the Peter the Puffin part
I am pretty sure you have a better photo of a puffin than this - or at least, one with a cleaner belly. The puffin is sharp, including the critical tip of the bill. Shame the sandal isn't facing the camera more.

All in all a good entry, but not amongst my top picks.
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