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Curious Coon
Curious Coon

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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Houma, Louisiana
Date: Nov 20, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1500
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

Photo was made of a raccoon in the bayou's of Houma, Louisiana. Thanks to Munson's Swamp Tours for providing a great platform for shooting, and a very pleasant afternoon.

Post Processing done;
1)Convert from RAW
2)Color correct with curves
3)Levels adjustment
5)Smart Sharpen
6)Burn Highlights
7)Light blur to background
9)Add border
10)Save for the Web
11)Enter & upload

Place: 287 out of 519
Avg (all users): 5.4300
Avg (commenters): 6.5714
Avg (participants): 5.4076
Avg (non-participants): 5.4878
Views since voting: 518
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 293
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 02:06:53 PM
Great composition, detail and DOF. Very nice!
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12/05/2005 07:09:06 PM
Very nice composition.
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12/05/2005 02:24:31 PM
Very nice shot. The composition and DOF are perfect here. I also like the monochromatic scheme and how the textures create visual seperation. nie work
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12/03/2005 10:18:48 AM
Your photo makes me smile. What a great capture. Racoons are so inquisitive. Well done.
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12/02/2005 07:17:10 AM
awww sooo cuteeee!!!! hahaha
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12/01/2005 05:06:24 PM
7 - Good. Criticism; like the composition but, with this background (including the subtle grain in it), the detail in the 'coon''s head/snout is diminished in my opinion, so (depending what you had to work with), perhaps a tighter crop on the right, and inclusion of more body on the left, or else just a tighter overall crop (quality dependent) may have made this better. I imagine trying to 'tweak' the colors/contrast would have been very difficult given the colors of the 'coon'. Sharper on the eyes, especially given your title, of course would be better but this is an 'opportune' type shot and, greater detail is of course camera/lens dependent.
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12/01/2005 01:12:19 PM
Nice dof, colors. wish he was looking at us. Good luck !
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12/01/2005 01:01:35 PM
Nice capture. I'm not sure what I can see in front of the racoon, is it breath or maybe a reflection off a window?
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