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Magical Moment of a Puppy at Play
Magical Moment of a Puppy at Play
Montereykiddo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Carmel Beach, California
Date: Mar 31, 2005
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000th
Galleries: Animals, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2005

I went Carmel Beach, California and snagged this picture of a puppy playing in the surf. I asked the owner if I could snap a few shots.

It was such a magical moment with the sun setting behind the cool white sand and crystal clear blue water. The puppy was playing with this stick for the longest time, never getting bored!

Post: curves, hue, bright/contrast, USM.

I was a little hesitant to submit this because his face is slightly out of focus. I wonder how many comments I'll get about that. The water splashing all around and the amazing colors sold me though, so I had to submit it. We shall see...

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.2417
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.0530
Avg (non-participants): 6.5570
Views since voting: 1845
Views during voting: 503
Votes: 211
Comments: 37
Favorites: 7 (view)


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05/09/2005 12:52:14 PM
Calendar-worthy. You have a way with light.
04/11/2005 05:46:39 PM
This was my favorite!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 04:34:37 PM
Love it, nice sunset and action
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04/10/2005 03:39:43 PM
Excellent colors and timing :c) Adorable dog too!
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04/10/2005 02:38:39 PM
The light in this is fantastiic; The color of the water is prefect. Unfortunately, the dog's face seems to be relatively in shadow as a result of the bright background. Still a great pic and one of my top pics.
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04/10/2005 12:16:34 PM
i like how the sun on the water looks

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04/10/2005 12:03:09 AM
This is striking and beautiful... 10
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04/09/2005 10:28:31 AM
good capture. Not really a portrait but I like it. 8
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04/08/2005 10:57:02 AM
What a lucky shot! Talk about timing! :)

This is a fun shot but not really a portrait. The dog is clearly having a lot of fun and very intent on grabbing that stick! The lighting on the left makes me say, "Oh yeah, beautiful!" it loses all it's appeal by the time I get to the right of the shot. Overblow and jpeg factors are really evident on that side. A 5
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04/08/2005 09:16:14 AM
great shot very very cool moment good work 9
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04/08/2005 03:45:20 AM
Yes, you do have captured a magical momen of a happy puppyt... you should try to balance the backlight sun is kind of bright.
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04/08/2005 02:21:02 AM
Very nice lighting on the sunset. Its a bit of shame that the dog is not better lit; that's where a mounted flash helps quite a lot. Colours are rich and vibrant. Composition is missing something. Perharps to the fact that its a little off 'cause of the tail. I also find myself wanting to see more of the reflection. Nice work ! 7
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04/06/2005 06:20:58 PM
This photo is more then nice. Actually I can't find the correct words for describe this photo. Just feel the motion in the picture. It got my eyes focused.
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04/06/2005 06:08:29 PM
The picture seems a little out of focus but I love the colors on the reflection in the water. Nice
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04/06/2005 11:57:00 AM
super shot here... "Sunset Dawg"
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04/06/2005 03:56:17 AM
NIIIICE.......great motion...love the reflectoin
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04/06/2005 02:08:39 AM
i wish i could vote on this, it would get a 9, only because the face is slightly out of focus... alright, i'd give it double digits. its awesome
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04/05/2005 04:06:49 PM
Wow! This moment's clarity, crispness, and vibrancy are stunning.
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04/05/2005 12:46:52 PM
I was quickly scannig the images before voting and this made me say WOW...Beautiful composition and capture. if I had to critique it would be dog being out of focus, but nonetheless, still a great shot. Good Luck
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04/05/2005 10:56:03 AM
Great photo!
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04/05/2005 09:56:16 AM
I love the colors in this shot, though to me this is much more of a candid moment shot than a portrait really, still very nice though.
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04/05/2005 03:08:50 AM
Nice moment!
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04/04/2005 11:17:27 PM
Wow....great catch. I'm betting this will be a top 10. I love the reflection in the sand and the water spray. It all adds to the festive mood.
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04/04/2005 10:11:09 PM
I had to come back and look at this again, it's just so fresh and 'in the moment'-very well taken :)
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04/04/2005 09:14:21 PM
Such a cool photo... not so much it's a true portrait, but it's really cool, nonetheless.
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04/04/2005 08:45:30 PM
Someone knows how to have real fun!! 10 GREAT PICTURE
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04/04/2005 07:58:42 PM
not portraiture style imo, but an amazing image.
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04/04/2005 03:26:20 PM
Great shot! Good timing!
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04/04/2005 02:41:58 PM
Nice color, a bit out of focus but that's not so important. However, it doesn't fit the traditional "portrait" definition, neverthless, i don't care, so you're getting a 10 :)
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04/04/2005 02:23:07 PM
A little overexposed on the right, but it's a great action shot.
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04/04/2005 01:46:55 PM
Nice action capture. Good looking pooch.
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04/04/2005 12:49:26 PM
Lighting and movement are excellent.. I like the backlit sunlight on dog.and the reflection on water...good shot!...
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04/04/2005 10:59:02 AM
Excellent capture! I love the movement, the colors, the water spray. It's really very well done! I would love to see a version with his shadow, it looks like it could be a cool reflection. But really, that's neither here nor there. I give this a big fat 10!
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04/04/2005 09:22:24 AM
great shot!
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04/04/2005 01:34:13 AM
Beautiful. Not quite a "portrait" but worth of hanging on the wall anyway. 7.
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04/04/2005 12:35:43 AM
Very pretty -- looks like the camera focused near the rear instead of the front -- shame.
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04/04/2005 12:15:40 AM
more careful editing would have made this a winning shot.
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