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ChasSourek


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Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Home
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Aperture: f 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

Stanley Pie
1 1/2 year old Italian Greyhound
I had Stanley not paying much attention to me untill I said "TREAT"
That got a fast head snap in my dirrection and a quick snap of the camera caught his expression.
Thank you to everyone who voted Stanley to the top!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 273
Avg (all users): 7.5616
Avg (commenters): 8.6531
Avg (participants): 7.4470
Avg (non-participants): 7.7356
Views since voting: 14532
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 219
Comments: 97
Favorites: 39 (view)


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05/10/2011 11:48:39 AM
That is a "treat" face if I ever saw one.
05/05/2008 09:08:59 PM
Really cute. I love this!
07/15/2006 10:40:01 PM
this is priceless!! I can never get my dogs to sit still nor can i click fast enough to capture the precious moments.... so good job!!
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04/24/2005 05:36:32 PM
what a face, I love it
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04/24/2005 02:46:18 AM
I have friends who are not part of this competion who love this pic. great job
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04/17/2005 06:41:50 AM
Oh my God! It's simply fantastic!!!!! Compliments!
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04/16/2005 03:37:32 PM
Stanley Pie is kissable and adorable, love the pic.
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04/15/2005 04:59:52 PM
Very cute! Congrats!
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04/15/2005 09:03:07 AM
by far (to me) this stood out as the clear winner - congrats!
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04/14/2005 08:57:16 PM
I'm going to be really sorry when this image leaves the front page. It's been so much fun to be greeted by this bright-eyed, perky dog.
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04/13/2005 06:59:54 PM
definately worthy of the ribbon - well done.
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04/13/2005 04:22:55 PM
Awesome photo. Every time I look at it, it seems like he's saying "Yer gonna stick that thermometer where?". Congrats.
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04/13/2005 02:14:13 PM
Great Photo. Great looking Dog. He seems to me to have a personality. He almost looks to have an expression like people do.
Great job and Congratulations!
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04/13/2005 01:46:46 AM
Great looking pet! My mother raised this breed for many, many years and they are fantastic friends. She also show a female in Florida that almost always placed first until it had it's last litter and that was the end of her show days!!! Great shot.

Dale A.
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04/12/2005 10:57:25 PM
I love italian greyhounds well just greyhounds for that matter. This is a beautiful picture of a beautiful animal.text
04/12/2005 04:39:40 PM
Nicely done!! Congratulations.
04/12/2005 10:52:44 AM
What a personality portrait! Congratulations!
04/12/2005 09:42:50 AM
Really super work! I hope you paid this animal well for being such a perfect model!
04/12/2005 04:20:53 AM
I just love it! congratulations!
04/12/2005 03:19:00 AM
My fab, love how he/she is loking into the camera and the even monotone colours. congrats !
04/11/2005 09:09:08 PM
Congratulations on your blue, you both deserve a cookie now! Wonderful image!! Love it!
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04/11/2005 05:06:31 PM
This is a nice photo. Congrats on your first place!
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04/11/2005 11:07:10 AM
Great shot loved from the get go!! Congrats!!
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04/11/2005 09:49:56 AM
didn't i see this shot before the end of the challenge?
04/11/2005 09:13:33 AM
Stanley the STAR! I knew this would win! He has charisma!
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04/11/2005 07:46:19 AM
Damn, but you did good work!
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04/11/2005 06:51:07 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon! Beautiful picture...
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04/11/2005 02:56:45 AM
How can ANYONE justify givimg this shot a 1 ? it really is beyond my comprehension.

Congrats on the blue a truely wonderful shot..
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04/11/2005 02:08:11 AM
Congratulations!! Last night I was showing my mother in law this and said to her "This one will probably win!" I hope you gave him a treat.:-)
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04/11/2005 01:49:44 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon ! Great job !
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04/11/2005 01:39:42 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Wonderful image and gorgeous dog!
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04/11/2005 12:47:37 AM
Congratulations on your first place
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04/11/2005 12:44:18 AM
Way to go and well deserved! Stanley deserves a treat for looking so good.
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04/11/2005 12:38:52 AM
Congrat's on your first ribbon. May it be the first of many..
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04/11/2005 12:13:53 AM
Congrats on the blue :) Well done.
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04/11/2005 12:10:59 AM
congrats, i scored this an 8. Simple great picture quality.
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04/11/2005 12:03:56 AM
Congrats on the blue!!! Way to go Stanley
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04/11/2005 12:03:16 AM
Thank you everyone!
55 comments!
I really appreciate the votes and the great comments!
Stanley is VERY happy as well as I.
My first ribbon
Big smiles from both Stanley and myself.
04/11/2005 12:01:14 AM
Well deserving of the blue. Congratulations.
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04/11/2005 12:01:10 AM
congrats! :)
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04/11/2005 12:00:52 AM
I KNEW IT! Congrats!!!!

Deannda
Great job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 11:58:48 PM
excellent shot... one of my favs this week :)
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04/10/2005 10:22:56 PM
Fantastic-love this crop. Great work!
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04/10/2005 09:15:54 PM
Nice symmetry. Could have used a catchlight in his right eye, but otherwise great portrait.
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04/10/2005 07:25:18 PM
This could be a winner - mainly due to the cracking pose, name and character of your subject. His battle scars , while a bit unsightly, do accentuate the character which, after all, is what portraiture is all about.
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04/10/2005 04:16:52 PM
Great looking dog. excellent portrait too, except for the lighting on the right eye, which is just too dark, and the lack of a catchlight is unsettling. On the other hand, the whole effect did force me to look closer at the image, so you must be doing something right :)
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04/10/2005 03:05:41 PM
Makes me think of a fashion shoot. Interesting dog too.
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04/10/2005 02:57:03 PM
AWesome greyhound! I just love the look on his/her face....
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04/10/2005 02:20:39 PM
This is a great portrait, congratulations on an excellent job.
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04/10/2005 02:03:15 PM
So0o0o0o0o0o cute !!!!!!! ...........10
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04/09/2005 05:11:40 PM
Very appealing, if otherworldly! The tone on tone with the background makes it very harmonious.
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04/09/2005 10:17:27 AM
I think this is probably the best in the challenge. Not sure if its the dog or the image. I like the way you used the shadowing. 10
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04/09/2005 04:28:05 AM
love the ears he looks like the flying nun and a 9
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04/09/2005 01:47:24 AM
I'm pretty sure the sheer, hilarious, facial expression and angle of ears on this is gonna propel it to the top, but for me it's not sharp enough and is a little too pat to crack the hgihest levels, though I give it a strong score. I especially love the chin whiskers standing out :-)
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04/08/2005 09:07:23 PM
Awesome shot. You must have a steak on your lense. :) 10
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04/08/2005 07:45:16 PM
Lovely to look at. Alert, sweet and loving. Good capture to show off these qualities. Bumping up.l
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04/08/2005 04:50:19 PM
Excellent shot! I would love see this posted with a "Caption" contest
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04/08/2005 07:14:49 AM
nice portrait, bumping up on my 3rd run. 9
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04/08/2005 02:19:17 AM
Beautiful Composition. This picture screams "Publicity". I find the colours slightly 'off' and i believe the portrait could've used a little bit more sharpening. Lightning is very nice, but appears a tiny bit washed out on the neck and cheek. Could be my monitor tho. Very cool expression Stanley has. Also love the symetry of the hears with the rest of the shot. Frame is perharps a little too big, but works in enclosing the portrait. Very likable! 8
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04/07/2005 11:38:28 PM
This is a portrait in ever aspect of the word, and a very good one at that. I just love the expression on this dog's face. A wonderful capture, which in my opinion should do very well in this challenge.
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04/07/2005 11:38:19 PM
Such an expressive doggie! Is that a whippet? Adorable!!!! Love the pose. Wish the light was a bit more even on the left side, but still very well done. Clarity and sharpness are wonderful. :o)
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04/07/2005 08:22:15 PM
This for some reason is very amusing, it must be his stare..I really like this shot a lot..Stanley looks very intense..good portrait! Back for second look with my husband, he loves it too...9
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04/07/2005 06:14:51 PM
If I must nitpick, I'd mention the backdrop. It would look better if it was more blurred.
Other than that, I love the dog, the composition and the lighting. The expression is just fantastic!! Wonderful photo with very much a "portrait" feel to it. 8
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04/07/2005 11:48:42 AM
good composition for stanley in this shot... i think he wants a cookie now
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04/07/2005 08:15:50 AM
excellent
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04/06/2005 09:34:47 PM
I like the fact that this is centered. It makes it an "in your face" image combined with the look on his face (if that makes any sense). Good use of neutral background
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04/06/2005 06:08:59 PM
gold lighting, great expression
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04/06/2005 05:55:19 PM
Great Shot
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04/06/2005 05:16:33 PM
probably the best in this challenge. Incredible, Winner for sure.
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04/05/2005 05:17:13 PM
10 the best of the best
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04/05/2005 03:29:07 PM
Nice symetry.The composition is almost perfect.8
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04/05/2005 08:10:51 AM
Made me laugh. Great photo. Well done.
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04/05/2005 03:05:32 AM
I'm in love with Stanley!!!!!!!!! Who can resist this expression????
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04/04/2005 11:34:32 PM
I really like the symetry of this shot. This works quite nicely as a dead center composition. The only thing keeping this out of my 10s is the odd shadow in the eye on the left. A tiny bit more light on that side would make this perfect. Great work.
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04/04/2005 11:13:43 PM
Hi Chas....it must be you. Stunning shot. 10
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04/04/2005 09:16:54 PM
Kick-butt portrait. So symmetrical, it's too cool! I wish the lighting was more even on the eyes, but really, this is awesome... it's a 9.
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04/04/2005 08:45:53 PM
Thats a winning shot! Great expression on (her?) face.
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04/04/2005 08:31:31 PM
What a look! 8
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04/04/2005 08:03:07 PM
very nice 9
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04/04/2005 07:38:22 PM
lol... cutie
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04/04/2005 05:50:17 PM
This is a very straight forward portrait shot, but it's dead on technically! I also love the face, very interesting subject. This is a prize-winning shot.
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04/04/2005 05:25:56 PM
Just the cutest -- like the centered composition and the alert look, simple with the onlr color accenting the alert ears. one of my ribbon picks this contest.
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04/04/2005 04:10:46 PM
Like the Audrey Hepburn of the dog world - 10!
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04/04/2005 03:34:57 PM
Bravo.
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04/04/2005 03:30:00 PM
Beautiful shot!
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04/04/2005 03:27:17 PM
wonderful! (10)
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04/04/2005 02:21:30 PM
Perfect!
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04/04/2005 01:22:17 PM
nice centered shot, cute dog too.
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04/04/2005 12:27:19 PM
beautiful 10
wish I could vote!
good luck
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04/04/2005 12:15:27 PM
very nice...love the ears!
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04/04/2005 11:02:34 AM
Good god he's cute! This is a great shot, very crisp. Good luck in the challenge! 8
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04/04/2005 07:43:03 AM
great shot, 10
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04/04/2005 04:19:26 AM
How cute and appealing. I like the tone on tone look with the background. The look on his face is priceless.
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04/04/2005 01:54:44 AM
wow! and sharp focus too
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04/04/2005 01:32:07 AM
This one's going to be hard to beat. Great looking pet, great composition and pose.
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04/04/2005 01:09:09 AM
awesome!
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04/04/2005 12:47:15 AM
I Love Stanley! Stanley is perfect and wonderful and absolutely stunning. A 10
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