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Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: home
Date: Mar 30, 2005
Aperture: f3.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2005

My guess is that we all know each other's pets by now -- so much for anonymity :)

My cute model Bikkie, 2 1/2 year old black tri Australian Shepherd.

Cropped, adjusted levels and saturation, dodges out distracting background, burned and dodges fur, USM, and boosted contrast. Added thin border and saved for the web.

Place: 22 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.4110
Avg (commenters): 7.2941
Avg (participants): 6.3231
Avg (non-participants): 6.5393
Views since voting: 1273
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 219
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/21/2007 07:13:25 PM
I love this photo! i love bikkie! She is a very good poser :) I think she is the most beautiful dog i have ever seen.

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04/13/2006 08:42:14 PM
This fellow looks like my Opie, only with more true Aussie character to his face. Opie's muzzle is a bit longish for an Aussie. Also, this is a better photo. :D

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oops! I see now Bikkie is a girl not a fellow. So sorry...:D

Message edited by author 2006-04-13 21:05:51.
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12/22/2005 08:12:22 AM
What intensity in those eyes. The clarity is tack sharp. The perspective is nice as if he's a bit "over you," which I like very much. Dog shots are one of my favorites! Well done.
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04/15/2005 11:51:45 AM
The only issue I have is it would have been better if you focused on the eyes than the nose. Otherwise this is a great picture. I have to Aussie/Border mixes, so I am very partual to any photos of these dogs.
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04/14/2005 05:02:34 AM
I'm glad that this scored so well. I've always loved this dog.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 03:19:48 PM
Excellent portrait and good tight crop. Love that nose!
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04/09/2005 11:21:16 PM
Very expressive portrait 9
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04/09/2005 04:19:15 AM
He rally looks interested in the procceedings ,excellent shot although the eyes are a little soft, 9
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04/08/2005 07:29:04 PM
Lovely and good dof. The colors are admirable. Bumping up.
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04/07/2005 10:48:44 PM
BIKKIE! Cute name, adorable dog! Love the colors, the light the everything, just about. One tiny, little nitpick thing, the background, instead of complimenting the dog seems to fight for attention, just a little too bright. But otherwise, if the DOF had extended to the eyes so they were also in sharp focus this would be close to perfection. As is, a 9, I'm sorry.
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04/07/2005 03:21:21 AM
lovely dog great colour
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04/06/2005 09:50:29 PM
Very Nice!
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04/05/2005 11:27:56 PM
What and adorable face! Gorgoeus eyes. 9
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04/05/2005 12:46:30 PM
This is my second go-around =) - Bikkie is a Cutie! I would only suggest next time focuisng on his eyes... in pet portraits people tend to focus their cameras on the nose instead of eyes, however, when people look at the portrait their attention goes to straight to the eyes first. If the eyes are out of focus then the portrait doesn't look right. Otherwise, great job!
04/05/2005 08:38:14 AM
Sharp picture, but I would try to keep the focus more on those beautiful eyes than the nose. Easier said than done with animals though.
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04/05/2005 12:09:27 AM
Beautiful portrait, he even looks like he is smiling! (or she )
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04/04/2005 08:30:29 PM
very nice 8
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04/04/2005 06:34:08 PM
Bikkie is cute and a good model! However your focus is short, so I'd have focused on the eyes and tried to get longer focal length by using something like f11+ and a slower shutter speed to bring the nose in sharp too. Great colour and good framing/angle.
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04/04/2005 01:44:16 PM
Great looking dog. Love the colors in the fur. Your lighting is very nice here. I would only of liked more focus on the eyes and less on the snout. :) Best of luck, good work.
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04/04/2005 10:35:51 AM
Awwww. . . .Bikkie is beautiful. This is a great portrait of him. Good luck.
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04/04/2005 12:43:12 AM
sharper focus on the eyes (maybe more DOF) would have been great.
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04/04/2005 12:26:34 AM
Great portrait, pose, colors. I wish the eyes were more in focus as opposed to the tip of the nose.
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