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There's Comfort in Light
There's Comfort in Light
sir_bazz


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Yellow III (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax FA 50mm f/1.4 AF
Location: Home studio
Date: Apr 1, 2006
Aperture: f9.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Animals, Studio
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2006

Picked up a duckling from the Victoria Market for this challenge. The submission is pretty much as shot and the setup was straight forward. A single mono with snoot & honeycomb high on camera right and a black backdrop to help create the shadows at the rear. Rotated the image in post to get it straighter then a little cloning on the floor boards before cropping and USM for web viewing.

Post voting comments:
The duckling was returned to the place of purchase a couple of days later. I explained to the vendor that my wife asked me to return it......that excuse always works. :)

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 404
Avg (all users): 6.7765
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.7734
Avg (non-participants): 6.7843
Views since voting: 3539
Views during voting: 309
Votes: 179
Comments: 34
Favorites: 11 (view)


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04/16/2006 11:37:58 PM
You probably won't believe this, but I was sure this was your shot when I saw it during voting. The floor and lighting are almost identical to your "comfort" entry.

An excellent photo. I hope you didn't take the duckie's doll away too.
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04/16/2006 11:20:13 PM
Worthy of a ribbon! A capture that entices the viewer to the beauty of nature. Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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04/13/2006 12:45:18 AM
Congratulations on your 4th place! This is a lovely image.
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04/12/2006 09:52:12 AM
I didn't know you could buy a duckling! Dang. Now I have duckling envy. Very well done piece! :o)
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04/10/2006 03:40:55 PM
Congratulations on your top 5 finish. A wonderful capture!
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04/10/2006 08:21:19 AM
Wonderful, warm shot. Love it. Congrats
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04/10/2006 05:39:00 AM
Well I can't believe you bought a duck specifically for a dpc challenge... that's what I call dedication!

On the other hand it's a terrific shot - those polished floors seem to serve you very well in challenges here. I'd think about cloning out the reflection of the duck from the floor, but otherwise there's not much I'd change here.
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04/10/2006 05:27:23 AM
Garry, I was at the Vic market myself thinking about a duck! I just didn't have the heart to eat it afterwards! This shot was very effective and simple, and you deserved a high placement. Congratulations.
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04/10/2006 03:47:22 AM
Congratulations on your 4th place. Absolutely gorgeous shot.
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04/10/2006 03:15:26 AM
Well done bazz, Great finish!!! Congrats on your 4th and what a great start for Team Pentax...we will be banned from competitions if it keeps up. ;)
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04/10/2006 01:06:58 AM
Awesome. Congrats on top 5.
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04/10/2006 01:01:15 AM
Nice one Bazz only one off the money. Good to see a couple of aussies in the top 5.
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04/10/2006 12:43:02 AM
Great finish for Pentax! Lovely lighting for this shot.
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04/10/2006 12:28:24 AM
Congratulations, Garry - gorgeous shot. What has happened to your little yellow friend though?
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04/10/2006 12:21:04 AM
Nice job Bazz... My personal favorite... :)
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04/10/2006 12:18:52 AM
Great shot, glad to see ya in the top 10.
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04/10/2006 12:14:37 AM
I feel sorry for the Mag. 7 We have 3 in the top 6. Way to go.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/09/2006 11:31:11 PM
Cutie Patooty
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04/09/2006 11:35:49 AM
best of the many chick shots, like the floor angle and lighting - one of my ribbon picks
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04/08/2006 11:26:49 PM
For some reason to me this looks like Sir_Bazz...let me know if I'm right.
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04/08/2006 09:39:19 AM
Where do you all manage to get baby ducks? Excellent lighting makes this image. Just in time for easter. Composition well done. 8
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04/08/2006 01:59:17 AM
great set up. the light is perfect.
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04/07/2006 11:51:55 AM
My favorite duckie picture!
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04/07/2006 07:32:01 AM
Awwwwwwwww....how cute. I just want to pick him up. Love the lighting to set the mood.
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04/06/2006 08:07:19 AM
Cute...
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04/05/2006 11:00:50 PM
can i have one??? too cute!!! 10
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04/05/2006 07:19:43 PM
Very, very impressive and perfectly executed... a definite ribbon contender... good luck... :)
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04/05/2006 05:16:16 PM
Excellent. Like everything about it!
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04/04/2006 12:05:41 AM
Too cute for words, well done
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04/03/2006 08:30:47 PM
Simple and clean presentation. The colors on the little duckling are a soft yellow very much like the downy soft fur covering it's body. The details are lovely and sharp, one could reach out and feel the softness of that downy yellow. The simple spotlight shines it's attention on the main subject and keeps the backdrop and foreground dark which helps to call attention to the main subject by letting it shine in the spotlight. Not to mention the dark background really helps the duckling pop off the page visually. The spotlight also highlights the ground plan. And the rich tones of the wood only add to the rich and warm colors seen here. The only critique I have is that there seems to be a reflection of the little duckling in the polished wood that is a little distracting - I don't know what could have been done during the shoot to eliminate that other than possibly cloning that out in Photoshop but then it would be a question if it was legal or not.
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04/03/2006 02:10:58 PM
Very nice, well done with the lighting.
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04/03/2006 02:06:30 AM
awwwwwwwwwwwwwe!
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04/03/2006 01:22:44 AM
Thought about doing something like this.. perfect time of the year. :) Lighting, focus, reflection.. all are just perfect. I wouldn't be surprised to see this at the very top. Great photo! :)
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04/03/2006 12:45:41 AM
I LOVE THAT!!!!!! The wood floor is the perfect compliment to the yellow duckling. Perfect light. Love the reflection too. You get my 10 vote on this one. AWWWWWWWW
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