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       My Precious
My Precious
fordmanf1


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Challenge: Pet Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: dining room
Date: Dec 6, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Family, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2006

I'm really kind of hoping for a personal best here, I realize that this photo has various flaws, hoping that most of those will slip by, I shot this in raw, initial editing was done in rawshooter essentials, converted to tiff, edited in layers in photoshop,cropped, saturation,levels,curves,dodging and burning, used the healing brush on a few blown highlights around one eye and on the toenails, cloned out a second highlight in one eye and part of a pesky wrinkle in my backdrop, resized and saved for web. She's a Min Pin by the way and her name is Pepper, she has to be one of the smartest dogs that I've had the priveledge of knowing and for being such a small dog she manages to be a big part of our family. I have another picture of her in my portfolio that I took early on but this one I am most proud of.

Statistics
Place: 46 out of 378
Avg (all users): 6.3438
Avg (commenters): 6.7368
Avg (participants): 6.2598
Avg (non-participants): 6.4264
Views since voting: 1079
Views during voting: 422
Votes: 256
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/19/2006 09:37:06 PM
Very dramatic lighting.
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12/19/2006 08:14:02 PM
Masterful lighting, clean background. Back to bump up.
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12/19/2006 03:43:38 PM
Very nice! One of my favourites for this challenge - 9
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12/17/2006 02:06:36 AM
Almost perfect... just a little bit of a halo around parts of this beautiful image. Very nice!
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12/17/2006 12:20:11 AM
6 - Nice colors and portrait. Not sure if it is pp or not but some light areas, dodging, something around the head which I find detracts.
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12/16/2006 11:58:27 AM
Well done, I like the sparkle in the eye!
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12/16/2006 08:38:37 AM
too dark
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12/15/2006 08:57:36 PM
Superb lighting of a dark subject on a dark background! I love the catchlights in the eyes and the focus. The expression is quite cute. Great job :)
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12/15/2006 11:02:33 AM
Love the picture, awesome pose, great colors, great background. Well done.
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12/14/2006 08:29:37 PM
Great capture, really like the way the lighting reflects the coat.
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12/14/2006 06:06:01 AM
Classic portrait.
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12/13/2006 09:43:36 PM
Nice accents to the dogs coat gives contrast.
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12/13/2006 09:20:26 PM
I don't like the selective dodging around the dog ... seems like a funny halo effect
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12/13/2006 07:21:38 PM
PERFECT PORTRAIT! I love the background and lighting. I vote 10!
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12/13/2006 05:37:03 PM
Awwwwwwwww. Really precious! A 9. :)
Good luck!
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12/13/2006 02:21:24 PM
I'm smiling here......looks like Precious is wearing a fur coat...a REAL one! *smile* The only constructive thing I could add here might be that the background might have blended a little too well with the fur. But, love the shot. Makes Precious seem even more precious!
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12/13/2006 11:09:53 AM
Nice focus and lighting!
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12/13/2006 10:20:21 AM
THAT is a portrait. Really good. Lovely composition, lighting, detail. 9
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12/13/2006 07:13:15 AM
lovely shot. Love the colour and silky fur. 7
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12/13/2006 01:08:32 AM
Super lighting and clarity. 10
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