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Caught in the Act
Caught in the Act
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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: Chico CA
Date: Apr 2, 2005
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2005

One of about 50 or so shots that my wife and I setup with Ally, our 3 year old Border Collie. She was fairly patient with us, as was my pregnant wife who was holding the reflector and coaxing our zany dog to stay still, look at the camera, and look guilty. :)

Took this shot with the kit lens wide open (f3.5) and at 18mm, something would not normally do with this cheap lens. Still, I think the quality was sufficient for these purposes.

I expect about a 5.9. I also expect stiff competition and a lot of shots above 7.0. The world loves a cute pet shot.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.6881
Avg (commenters): 7.7407
Avg (participants): 6.3906
Avg (non-participants): 7.1111
Views since voting: 2544
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 218
Comments: 36
Favorites: 5 (view)


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07/24/2005 02:14:22 PM
I am laughing so hard. This is so great. I love that "Ok, you caught me, now what are you going to do" expression. I have 3 dogs, so I can certainly appreciate this scene whether it be staged or accidental. Great clarity. I like the angle of the shot. Nice lighting - not too harsh.

THANKS for the chuckle.
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04/11/2005 12:09:26 AM
Funny and entertaining. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 11:55:39 PM
That one ear up in the air is so cute! I've seen this scene quite a number of times myself. This is a good environmental portrait and shows quite a bit of personality. Good lighting, exposure, and colors. Cute shot!
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04/10/2005 10:25:31 PM
Hilarious and beautifuly captured. 9
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04/10/2005 03:33:00 PM
Lovely...
04/10/2005 03:12:31 PM
Very funny and a great expression on the dog's face. I suspect this was set up but it sure looks like the dog is familiar with this position... ;-)
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04/10/2005 02:34:03 AM
That is a cute picture. Very nice. I expect it will take the blue! Good work!
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04/09/2005 11:01:21 PM
great color
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04/09/2005 08:02:37 PM
This is so adorable. Was this staged??? Good Job
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04/08/2005 09:09:24 PM
HEH.....very funny. Great shot, thanks for the chuckle. Well done shot too !!
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04/08/2005 03:31:31 PM
Cute shot, but find the paper distracting for a portrait shot
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04/07/2005 06:10:51 PM
LOVE IT!!!!!
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04/06/2005 09:30:37 PM
Not what I would consider a traditional "portrait", but I'm giving you a 10 anyway. The fact that the other elements in this are white makes them minor in my eyes, putting all the focus on the subject - great job
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04/06/2005 09:28:56 PM
true to life creativity. Great job on the white balance(s).
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04/06/2005 08:21:14 PM
This is my second go-around =) - This is too funny!!! I love it! Great composition, I love that you placed it at an angle. Excellent exposure and contrast!
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04/06/2005 01:26:33 PM
This is a setup! ha! Fun idea, well taken, sharp photo
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04/06/2005 11:05:56 AM
I like the picture. It does look like it was caught in the act, shows character.
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04/06/2005 10:02:20 AM
oh i remember those days.... great pic
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04/05/2005 04:41:57 PM
love it ten
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04/05/2005 04:18:02 PM
This made me laugh. It's a really good shot.
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04/05/2005 02:05:55 PM
You so nailed this! Amazing shot!!
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04/05/2005 12:04:46 AM
I personally don't care for the slanted angle of this shot, cute capture, but personally I would like to see a closer shot of the dog, all of the tp is a bit distracting in my opinion.
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04/04/2005 07:50:35 PM
I'm giving this a high score, but I don't see it as portraiture. Beautiful Beautiful Dog!
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04/04/2005 07:39:50 PM
how fun! bet this took awhile to get right 9
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04/04/2005 05:29:58 PM
like the humor and the post... one of my ribbon picks... bol (bordercollie, yes?)
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04/04/2005 05:08:11 PM
lol
04/04/2005 05:07:16 PM
cute!
04/04/2005 04:08:11 PM
I understand, you left him alone all day and he got bored. Shame Shame Sheame This pic shows a real dog owner with a sense of humor. Although I am sure many will not understand but I do good job
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04/04/2005 03:06:39 PM
lol Fun shot!
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04/04/2005 10:22:59 AM
Wonderful wonderful! He even looks a bit guilty :)

9
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04/04/2005 10:03:18 AM
That dog's eyes are saying, "why'd you put toilet paper all over the room and then make me stay here in the middle of it?" :)
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04/04/2005 08:12:38 AM
:)
04/04/2005 08:01:36 AM
And he's probably thinking, "I was framed"! Very cute!
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04/04/2005 01:51:54 AM
This rocks. Maybe I just like this kind of dogs, or bathrooms, or making a mess, or creative tilts, but this is just great. The one ear sticking up really makes it.
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04/04/2005 01:18:38 AM
Great shot, looks like someone had fun!
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04/04/2005 12:38:11 AM
not a fan of the angle in an otherwise nice photo
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