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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Thatcher Park
Date: Sep 12, 2006
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2006

I actually shot off about 50 pictures of this patient little fellow. He was a good sport and handled the camera well. He never flinched once - even when I sneezed. Thanks buddy.

This was a day that I spent out on the cliffes with my mom & dad near home. It was very relaxing & special for me. It was my September memory, that's why I put it in the Free Study.

Not much was done to him in terms of advanced editing - just cropping, color adjustment to bring out the red of his legs & purple of the sky; saturation & contrast; then a little sharpness; midtones a little; and then back to saturation and color adjustment again.

I'm sure I could have done more with him --- if I knew how, so any advice is welcome.

Post-voting => Guess it was too small? ;-)
But actually, just because a certain number of pixels is "allowed" - who says that we have to actually use them all? ;-)
I wasn't even planning on submitting, but I thought he was so cute, what the heck? Thanks for the comments everybody. I really like the shot and had fun with him.

Statistics
Place: 606 out of 615
Avg (all users): 3.8385
Avg (commenters): 3.4444
Avg (participants): 3.7651
Avg (non-participants): 4.0930
Views since voting: 602
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 192
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 05:19:18 AM
too small ... 720 x 720 pixels is allowed
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10/05/2006 07:22:36 PM
It's to small.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2006 12:42:24 PM
too small, crop too close, colors flat, low contrast, sorry a 1
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2006 10:57:43 AM
Quite a bit out of focus - or maybe too cropped?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2006 11:29:02 PM
beautiful colors, however it's quite soft and the image is much too small
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2006 08:15:48 PM
I dont know how I feel about this. What I do wanna know is why you would post such a small photo in a challenge were you had 700pixels to work with.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2006 07:52:44 PM
Interesting perspective here. Would be nice to see the amputated limbs and antenni. We're allowed 640 pixels in most challenges, 720 on this one. Generally for most crops it pays to use as much image size as allowed to good effect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2006 03:57:44 PM
Good quality close up image with nice colour and detail. The backgroun is suffering a little maybe from resize or just general noise, and it'd be nice if it was larger, but fairly good overall I think.
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10/01/2006 06:16:32 AM
Seems a tad to close...
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