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A Taste of Honey
A Taste of Honey
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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Arroyo Grande, CA
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 500
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2006

Knowing my trusty lab would do anything for a treat, I thought I would try a different remake of this not so famous Beatles song.

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 273
Avg (all users): 6.4190
Avg (commenters): 7.4375
Avg (participants): 6.1935
Avg (non-participants): 6.5288
Views since voting: 1809
Views during voting: 435
Votes: 284
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0


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06/09/2006 11:35:07 PM
[bold] critique club[/bold]

Hi

Kari from the critique club.

First impression

I think that you have a very still animal and are so lucky for this shot. This is an interesting interpretation on the title.

Subject
I am sure this meets the challenge, going from the comments you have recieved ... I wasn't around back when and didn't really get into their songs .. so I think this is a job well done.

Composition
Just a slight more space on the left and the honey would have been pouring down the vertical thirds line. The dogs eye also seems very centered in the shot ... so adding this space and perhaps the dogs tags into the shot would have taken this feeling away. The dog himself though creates a nice leading line taking the eye up to the honey dripping down. I wonder how it would have looked if it was mirrored to take the eye through to the right side of the picture rather than the left.

Technicals
This are you have exceeded in. You have an incredibly sharp picture with good focus, down to the slight catchlight in the dogs eye.

Improving the score
Remove all pet shot haters from the voting pool (just an idea). I think that trying different crops may have been the idea here. That is not to say that this is not a good shot in the first place.

Finals
This is a really good shot ... well done

If you have any comments on the critique feel free to PM me.

Regards

Kari

 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2006 04:22:27 AM
nice , tied for 2nd in my voting
06/03/2006 10:48:35 PM
I love this, well done.....
06/03/2006 10:10:24 AM
Meets the challenge very well. My only suggestion would be that you try croping a little off the right and a little more off the bottom to tighten the image. I don't think the dog's collar adds anything to the image. 8
06/02/2006 10:55:07 AM
I know this is odd, but I think I would like this picture a lot better if the dog weren't wearing a collar.
06/02/2006 01:09:39 AM
Using a new formula....
0-2 Meets the Challenge = 2
0-2 Technical Merit = 2
0-4 Interest/Creativity = 3
0-2 The "wow factor" = 0
Final score: 7
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06/01/2006 11:07:30 PM
Love this! Very creative. Nice composition and a great catch!
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06/01/2006 03:12:47 AM
The dark background is perfect for this image. The model looks as sweet as the honey. Well done!
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06/01/2006 12:21:01 AM
very amusing pic well taken.
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05/31/2006 11:42:32 PM
Fabulous! Great light and action..wow. 10.
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05/31/2006 08:17:56 PM
Well done. How many takes?
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05/31/2006 08:17:40 PM
I love it!
05/31/2006 06:08:46 PM
I'm not a big fan of pet shots, but this one is very well done. I'm sure it will go down well with DPC voters.

It would have been even beter without the collar I think.
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05/31/2006 05:20:51 PM
Very nice. I'd re-shoot this with a more photogenic honey container... (although for the challenge and voters I think you made the right choice showing the actual wording!) the colors compliment and the expectant tongue is perfect!
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05/31/2006 12:22:34 PM
Boy, I can almost taste it myself.
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05/31/2006 12:07:36 PM
Great focus. Love the drip and the sharp eye is great. I wish it were dripping, but we couldn't see the bottle. Just my take on it. Nicely done though. All the elements work together well. 7
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05/31/2006 12:07:31 PM
I thought that was someone else with horns? Oh well? Nice image just the same.
05/31/2006 05:50:03 AM
seems a very popular lyric - this is one of the better ones too
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