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Got Milk?
Got Milk?
Judith Polakoff


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: The cow pasture out back
Date: Sep 7, 2004
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2005

RAW adjustments: curves, white balance, color balance. Then cropped off the right side, run through Neat Image, re-sized and USM applied. I don't know if this is my best shot from 2004, but it's one I like a lot.

Statistics
Place: 230 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.7566
Avg (commenters): 6.4167
Avg (participants): 5.6911
Avg (non-participants): 5.9634
Views since voting: 1018
Views during voting: 506
Votes: 341
Comments: 25
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 12:48:41 PM
Excellent detail and depth of field (yes, pun intended) on this. Not sure if the cow on the left is helping or hurting the composition. Well done regardless. ((7))
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01/25/2005 02:52:18 PM
sweet, sweet capture. great expressions. i hope this isn't getting overlooked in this super-sized challenge, and that you are getting good feedback. it does seem, though to need just a little more post-processing; there is a bit of a greenish cast, that is detracting from an otherwise wonderful image. thanks for sharing. good luck with this, and all the challenges yet to come!
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01/25/2005 03:53:06 AM
Beautifully clear. I would have liked to have seen more of the cow on the left.
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01/23/2005 07:06:07 PM
I love the expression on the cows face... Find the cow on the left distracting and would have preferred to only see cow 313...Nice DOF.
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01/22/2005 11:25:29 AM
Holy cow! Hoho, nice shot. Might have been improved by cropping out the cow on the left though IMO.
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01/22/2005 01:01:20 AM
Brilliant cow candid. I can't help but smile at the expression on her face. Shame about the other cow - it really only distracts from the main feature.
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01/21/2005 02:32:59 PM
made me smile, that cow is looking right at me, I think I would like to see her friends entire head or not at all, if you cropped it tigher then she would be center and that might not work.
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01/21/2005 02:22:56 PM
I would have cropped the cow on the right only, it such a nice sunject by herself.
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01/20/2005 05:03:32 PM
This is such a cute picture! I love the background and the great focus on the cow. I think I personally would have liked it better if the partial cow on the left had been cropped out of the picture, but I really love the picture anyway.
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01/20/2005 03:30:36 PM
Stunning, but get rid of the left hand cow, my opinion of course. good luck.8
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01/20/2005 07:00:52 AM
Returning for comment
This is a beautiful photo only thing I don't like is the half head on the left. This is a case where the rule of thirds should have been broken IMHO it would have given you a much stronger photo. Bumping up 1 extra
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01/18/2005 09:03:08 PM
This one makes me laught, not sure why, but it does. Maybe it's her expression. Anyhow I love it.
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01/18/2005 09:00:18 PM
maybe too much shadow/highlight tool? With the black in this image, I'd bet some levels work would really make this image POP!
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01/18/2005 10:28:59 AM
Great expression on the bovine and a nice direct look. I think I would like to crop out the other cow altogether as it is a little distracting from the main subject. I might also boost the contrast a little bit to set the subject off of the background a little more...
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01/18/2005 04:48:05 AM
Moo! Would be nice to vertical crop the one cow. Would make this from 5 to 9
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01/17/2005 11:20:51 AM
I have a feeling that cow knows I've eaten a few hamburgers.
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01/17/2005 11:09:03 AM
the colors are a bit too bleached - no pun on the whiteness of the theme intended .. and a bit more cow on the left would have been interesting - great stare though !!
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01/17/2005 09:13:36 AM
I would try cropping down to just your main subject, the "half-cow' is kind of a distraction for me.
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01/17/2005 07:15:40 AM
Well done portrait. His eyes make him look more intelligent than your typical cow! I like that you offcentered him and included the adjacent cow.
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01/17/2005 02:33:49 AM
One of the only cow pictures I've seen that I thought was very good. Somehow the crop on the left cow either makes me want to have it's right eye included, or to have that cow missing altogether, but the main subject is strong enough that it's just a minor criticism. Great color, dof and setting for this photo.
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01/16/2005 08:57:44 PM
I would crop off the left and focus on the cow that is in the entire shot. This also has a slight green cast to it that's noticeable on the white of the cow and its nose.
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01/16/2005 08:09:40 PM
Well done. I like the black and white of the cow against the saturated green background. The detail in the black of the cow is also excellent. I would however have given higher marks with a little tighter crop. The cow on the left is a distraction.
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01/16/2005 07:30:55 PM
This is really neat...I think I would have cropped a bit tighter to get the other cow out of the shot and just focused in on the main girl there. But I really like the image! 9 from me.
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01/16/2005 05:04:48 PM
Interesting photo. Very sharp and excellent DOF. I'm not fond of the others cows head on the right and I personally probably would have cropped it out. The title goes well with the photo lol. <8>
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01/16/2005 02:20:39 AM
Composition: 5, I think I would have cropped out the second cow.
Technical: 8
Appeal: 7
Challenge: 10
Overall Score: 7, (weighted)
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