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Coyote Pretty
Coyote Pretty
ronnyt


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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ30
Location: Canada
Date: Sep 26, 2006
Aperture: 3.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2006

Exposure
Shadow/highlight
Hue/Saturation
Selective color
Warming Filter
Brightness/Contrast
Smart Sharpen

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.4315
Avg (commenters): 7.4091
Avg (participants): 6.3067
Avg (non-participants): 6.8298
Views since voting: 1162
Views during voting: 334
Votes: 197
Comments: 28
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/12/2006 10:30:18 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Wow, I loved this in the challenge, and have already left you a personal comment so you know I love it. Lets dive a little bit further in and see what we can find

Composition:

The rule of thirds is all over this one. Love the coyote on the one, but the dark forest using up the left third gives my eye plenty of motivation to stay over to the right.

Love the addition of the diagonal line giving us a hint of some energy and again leading the eye from the left into the right section of the frame to your superbly focused subject.

Lighting:

Looks like you had an overcast day the soft light playing on the leaves in the background add texture and interest back there, but still leaves LOTS of detail in the shadow areas of your subject. Some of that may have come out in the shadow/highlight but still leaving plenty of good 3d definition in the whole scene, and in your subject in particular.

If it were a perfect world:

At least according to me, Id have a shot like this in my portfolio. This is the section where I tell you something that I would change in the photo I got nothing! I just think its right on.

I think this is a great example of basic compositional elements being combined with spot on focus and excellent choice of f-stop to create a wonderful photograph. This is great work. You should be proud.

Feel free to contact me with any questions regarding this critique through the message system here on DPC.

Regards,
Doug
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10/09/2006 04:54:30 PM
I really love this, the background is amazing.
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10/08/2006 12:25:54 AM
I think this is stunning, I gave you a 10.

50 is robbery, go sell it for $1800, you'll feel all kinds of better! :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 10:48:43 PM
Very nice shot. Great colors. The detail and position of the coyote are excellent. For some reason the bokeh or texture in the background is a bit distracting, but an excellent shot overall. 8
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10/07/2006 09:05:00 PM
Lovely shot and the title made me laugh! Great colors.
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10/07/2006 07:02:30 PM
A nice natural portrait, good detail, light etc.; I'd have done something about the sheer brightness of the background - the yellow moments in the trees are really very bright, and could easily have been calmed down a touch to stay as just background.
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10/07/2006 02:07:36 PM
What piercing eyes. Like the grainy bg and colors. Good luck on this captivating study.
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10/07/2006 08:59:47 AM
"Dude, Read my eyes! I'm scopin' for Babes!"
Humor aside, Nice DOF! However, bokeh around the coyote is a judgment call because it seems to blend into the subject...IMHO. Overall, very nice photo. :)
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10/06/2006 12:34:05 PM
Excellent capture of the coyote. Very nicely lit and sharp. However, I'd have to say that the background qualifies as "bad" bokeh. I don't know if it's the lens or PP, I'm guessing a filter was used on the background. You still get a good score though, but would have been higher with a better BG treatment. 7
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10/06/2006 01:55:39 AM
My focus keeps being drawn to the tree trunk centre left, wolf is almost lost in the background.
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10/05/2006 01:20:03 PM
Excellent!! The colors in the background are great and work nicely with the coyote!! Beautiful shot!!
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10/05/2006 04:58:49 AM
love the foreground and the coyote but the back ground seems a mess from processing perhaps over sharpened
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10/04/2006 06:32:58 AM
I really like and enjoy looking at the photograph. I really like the head on angle with the animal. The only complaint I would have is that on my screen at least (LCD) it appears to be over-sharpened and in my opinion that detract from it's appeal just a bit. Most notable I think in the background of the photo. Good luck with the challenge!!!
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10/03/2006 09:42:29 AM
The pointelist background is almost too unreal. But this is a really lovely image. 10.
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10/02/2006 09:01:38 PM
I like the effect you have added to the background. This really makes the coyote stand out. Also, capturing the eyes looking right at you is terrific! If I were to change anything, I might have darkened the background just a bit.
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10/02/2006 05:36:22 PM
such a gorgeous creature...nicely captured...perhaps a bit oversaturated
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10/02/2006 04:26:09 PM
Wow...that's pretty crazy, but cool DOF stuff going on the background. Is it even possible for that coyote to be any sharper. Excellent!
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10/02/2006 02:13:46 PM
Love the detail you capture on this pretty guy ...that intense stare is amazing. Was this in the wild or at a zoo?
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10/02/2006 09:21:56 AM
Great shot.
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10/02/2006 05:39:30 AM
Good composition and interesting subject. Just think it´s greatly oversharpened, exspecially the blurred background.
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10/02/2006 03:18:46 AM
the only comment that i have about this is that i find the background a little confusing...great shot !
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10/01/2006 10:02:10 PM
very nice capture..great focus
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10/01/2006 06:33:34 PM
Wonderful job on the animal. I don't really like the background because the pattern is distracting. I would prefer a more soft focus for the background on this.
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10/01/2006 03:29:28 PM
Considering the colour of the dog, he stands out very well against the background. The sharpness here is great!
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10/01/2006 11:51:13 AM
Face to face encounter! Neat shot.
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10/01/2006 09:05:19 AM
colours go well! good job!
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10/01/2006 01:09:31 AM
Stunning.
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10/01/2006 12:43:46 AM
omg, so awesome...not to mention intimidating.
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