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Ballerina
Ballerina
k_n_raja


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Challenge: Action Shot II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Patio
Date: Aug 1, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Aug 1, 2006

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Place: 149 out of 279
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Avg (commenters): 6.0000
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Views since voting: 760
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 237
Comments: 4
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08/14/2006 01:28:40 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Hi Nataraja,

The first thing that struck me about this shot was how well named it was - very appropriate. The second thing is the wonderful pose you managed to stop. I love these shots where the camera shows something that eye could never quite see.

As some of the voters commented; it would have been better to exclude the person on the right. I think the slip of body up the right margin detracts mroe from the image then the arm and hand. An effective pose could have been to have the hand coming in from above. Nonetheless; the point is that as it stands the person takes away from the story of the dog being a ballerina.

Regarding post-processing. I would have liked to see the image rotated so that the line where the floow meets the wall was at a right-angle to the frame. A little USM (unsharp mask) would have been good to help the dog stand-out from the background better.

I hope my comments help and Good Luck in future Challenges!

Cheers
Paul
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2006 10:40:43 PM
Too bad it's basic editing. Otherwise you could have cloned your arm out, and the effect would have been perfect. Nice shot, well trained dog.
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08/06/2006 09:24:35 AM
Nice shot. Consider a lower angle for more impact
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08/03/2006 11:07:49 AM
verry nice shoot. but i thing it had been even better if you had cloned away the human. but all in all, very good:)
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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