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Caught in the Act
Caught in the Act

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bridges II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: My dining room
Date: Feb 15, 2005
Aperture: 4.00
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 15, 2005

This is my 9 month old puppy (my favorite subject). The photo is intentionally dark to highlight the steaks as the goal and the dog's sneakiness.

I'm not sure the photo is high enough quality to be in the running, but I thought it was cute anyway.

adjustments: I lightened the picture a little and toned down the saturation.

Place: 343 out of 424
Avg (all users): 4.6239
Avg (commenters): 4.5789
Avg (participants): 4.4424
Avg (non-participants): 4.8000
Views since voting: 914
Views during voting: 500
Votes: 335
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/22/2005 01:34:39 PM
Really funny, creative concept, and fine capture of the dog's expression! Recomposing could take this image from good to great, i.e., eliminate all the elements that don't contribute to the story (the box on the floor, the wall hanging, light fixture, doorway), and make the Steak box more prominent in the frame so we can read it. A mixed result this time, but keep at it!
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02/22/2005 11:41:58 AM
This isn't funny (or cute)!!! Our Black Lab did something like this. . . she got to our daughter's birthday cake before we could celebrate the day!. Nicely done. BOL

P.S. Comment about being "funny" was made tongue in cheek.
02/22/2005 06:14:54 AM
That dog has too much time on her/his hands!
02/20/2005 09:46:55 PM
Contrived, but a cute idea
02/19/2005 11:36:52 AM
Cute idea. Cute puppy!

I would have cropped the shot to avoid the light and, what I am assuming is, the kitchen area. I would also recommentd cloning out the box and what looks to be a crock pot out of the shot.

02/18/2005 11:46:35 PM
awww cute doggie
02/18/2005 06:37:00 PM
A clear background would have worked better (in my opinion).
02/18/2005 04:49:24 PM
Interesting idea but it looks like the photographer wasn't entirely committed to the shot. Tidying away the clutter and giving the doggy a touch of fill-flash would have been a bonus.
02/18/2005 12:43:21 PM
I think that this would work really well with the dog a touch brighter and with a crop from the left, so that the light is taken out of the frame.
02/18/2005 02:08:44 AM
Very original idea. Had me laughing.
02/17/2005 03:32:06 PM
Haha, thats cute! thats is something my dog would do.
02/17/2005 05:45:05 AM
The poster on the wall, light and boxes in the background don't help here
02/17/2005 02:32:14 AM
awww how cuteeee how many times did u have him do that lol cute nice job..
02/16/2005 11:31:36 PM
Looks too set up. A little blurry. Good idea. Good composition. (though the room on the right should have been crooped out)
02/16/2005 05:39:17 PM
Love the idea.
02/16/2005 12:08:12 PM
Good idea.
Background need cleaning thouhg...
02/16/2005 11:44:39 AM
LOL Nice capture!

I think if you would have stood more towards the right, you could have eliminated the distracting adjoining room. Then you could have cropped the left side some.
02/16/2005 10:55:34 AM
clever dog!
02/16/2005 10:22:38 AM
Poor dog!
02/16/2005 06:49:31 AM
interesting take on theme. funny. totally guilty!
02/16/2005 06:21:48 AM
lol !
02/16/2005 01:18:15 AM
Really quite an interesting shot. Two things that I might have done for this shot, beings this is a basic challenge I would have removed the box in the background prior to the shot as it is somewhat distracting. The other I would have cropped to just barely cropped the chair out on the right and just before (edge) of the light, removing the distractions on both sides would draw attention back to the dog. Cool concept.
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