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Philip-Head & Neck Portrait
Philip-Head & Neck Portrait
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Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Lake Mathews, California
Date: Mar 28, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

Horsekids. That's what I call 'em. Sure, my pets include cats as well, but my horses are as tame as dogs. This is my one boarder's Anglo-Arabian stallion ripping it up as the sun goes down. His coat glows at this time of day. That's a birthmark on his shoulder, where hair is missing. He is a delightful boy and a great addition to my family of 3 existing horses. I processed from RAW, blurred the background edges in a vignette and removed some fencing.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.6729
Avg (commenters): 7.8077
Avg (participants): 6.4419
Avg (non-participants): 7.0235
Views since voting: 2471
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 214
Comments: 35
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/30/2005 10:15:56 PM
This is simply outstanding. The movement of his mane coming away from his neck is realy captivating. His glowing coat is lovely. I've noticed quite a few horse shots lately and this will most certainly be one of my favorites!! Nicely done.
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09/30/2005 04:10:07 PM
Amazing shot .. What a beauty!!
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04/12/2005 08:41:10 PM
I love horse

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04/11/2005 10:19:15 PM
Congrats on your rop ten! A beautiful work of art!
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04/11/2005 11:59:18 AM
As requested, here's the "before". I ran out of gas on fence removal. Thanks for all the comments. I used the vignette blur to make it a bit more portrait-like and to soften the remaining fence.
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04/11/2005 09:25:26 AM
Congratulations on top 10 finish..this is one very handsome boy..love the glow on his coat and the action shot.
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04/11/2005 12:10:13 AM
Congratulations on your top ten finish. This is indeed a beautiful capture.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 11:40:17 PM
WOW! I love it when they RUN! And you get the mane standing up like that! And the colors, the vibrant colors and the expression are priceless! So well done and then you had to go ruin the shot (for me personally) with the blurry edge. It would have been okay in the front and behind the mane and above the back but it's extended into the back and across the bottom and while you might have been trying to create a vinette or sorts it just didn't work for me personally. Is there any chance I could see the original on this one sometime? Hope I didn't offend. An 8
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04/10/2005 10:48:55 PM
Very Nice! 9
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04/10/2005 04:28:51 PM
Beautiful
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04/10/2005 02:13:48 PM
Catching an animal running around would not normally count as "portrait", but since you can hardly sit a horse on a table with some posterboard behind and some carefully placed spotlight, I'll "let you get away with it" this time *g*.

The blur is ok, but I would like to see this photo with the white bar cloned out, and the perhaps the sky a touch bluer (all this coming from a purist *s*).

Beautifully captured, a perfect moment in time, the light couldn't be better - LOVELY SHOT!!! 8
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04/09/2005 02:58:06 PM
Simply beautiful. Bumping up.
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04/09/2005 12:28:49 PM
Great capture of a beautiful horse. The white line in the background distracts me a bit, but despite that a wonderful shot!
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04/09/2005 01:28:34 AM
What a beautiful horse!!!!!
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04/08/2005 08:25:41 PM
I like the motion in this portrait. Good colours, nice DOF. I'm not really into horses, but I really like this shot! Good job!
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04/08/2005 09:21:53 AM
Beautiful!
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04/08/2005 12:03:26 AM
Great action and DOF. I think this would be even better with the addition of a border since it looks so painting like.
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04/07/2005 11:40:36 AM
what a beautiful shot! Great subject so well captured. Maybe I would have cropped this closer, but maybe you would have lost some of the power...anyway 9 ...on second thought, i wouldn't have changed anything!
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04/06/2005 10:00:04 PM
What a beauty with great movement and composition!
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04/06/2005 08:28:50 PM
This is my second go-around =) - what a nice big pet! =) He's beautiful! Great portrait!
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04/06/2005 02:47:14 PM
Great picture. I like the mane flying. The only distracting element is the white line coming out of his neck.
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04/06/2005 11:03:40 AM
My step daugher would love this picture. I like the softness around the edges.
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04/05/2005 01:58:19 PM
Great horse shot! Looks like an Arabian, I believe..love the movement of the mane and the blurring of background...8
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04/05/2005 11:19:43 AM
Beautiful. 10
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04/04/2005 08:47:40 PM
Beautiful shot.
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04/04/2005 08:12:32 PM
what a fabulous horse...don't care for the white bar running into his neck though
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04/04/2005 07:52:57 PM
beautiful motion image... 7
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04/04/2005 03:24:29 PM
beautiful
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04/04/2005 02:00:05 PM
Nice capture-mane flying and flared nostrils!! Good going.
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04/04/2005 09:29:13 AM
great shot , 10
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04/04/2005 09:22:39 AM
Excellent shot, he strikes me as a "GQ" type of horse-*grin*
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04/04/2005 08:13:28 AM
Great shot - lens you used?
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04/04/2005 01:26:31 AM
beautiful 8
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04/04/2005 01:00:21 AM
Gorgeous horse! And a wonderful image. 10
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04/04/2005 12:40:52 AM
What a shame about the fence! The warm tones and obvious movement gives the image such a sense of freedom and life and then there is the fence :( Not so sure about the blurred vignette(?) that seems to have been added either. Overall it's a pleasant image.
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