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Challenge: Free Study XV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: regens tank
Date: Nov 12, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals, Textures
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2006

This is my bearded Dragon named Regen.
this is my first free study entry

converted from RAW with lightroom,CS2:levels,curves, select saturation,USM,levels again, colour balance,dodge n burn, resize for DPC

Place: 150 out of 501
Avg (all users): 5.9935
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 5.9796
Views since voting: 1357
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 154
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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12/09/2006 07:54:00 PM
great shot, i really like this. don't be discouraged. it's your second highest scoring picture, and they'll only get better. sometimes it's hard to understand why it didn't do as well as you think it should have (been there done that multiple times), but just learn from it. you have some amazing work in your portfolio. great job on a wonderful animal. can't wait to see him in the Pet Portrait as well :D
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12/08/2006 07:56:47 PM
a little more USM, and desat the yellow channel almost completely, and I think this is a bit more striking. and crop off the left side a bit from the nose, the eye is too centered.
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12/08/2006 06:37:55 PM
Wow, this is a beautiful closeup! I love the red eye on all that gold/brown/yellow. The DOF is fantastic, spot on, difficult to do at 1/60 with that lens.

I think Regen means "rain" in German. Is that intentional?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2006 02:26:53 PM
Incredible clarity and detail. Great lighting as well. Very nice job!
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12/03/2006 09:34:05 PM
Gerat lighting and capture. Nice Depth. Good coloring. For a lizard portait I think it is nearly perfect. Maybe just a bit more depth for the back of the neck, but that is being overally critical. Highly rated.
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12/03/2006 07:00:47 PM
Great sharpness and DOF!
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12/03/2006 06:01:15 PM
I love the depth of field, detail, composition and expression. Terrific!
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12/01/2006 09:26:23 PM
Nice detail and DOF.
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12/01/2006 04:03:35 PM
Excellent detail and clarity
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12/01/2006 06:29:25 AM
I would have liked to see more space to the left of the head, just to give the image more balance
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12/01/2006 02:26:45 AM
is that a smile I see?
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