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Cody - Ranch Dog
Cody - Ranch Dog
Ristyz


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Challenge: Pet Portrait II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: NW New Mexico
Date: Dec 10, 2006
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 12, 2006

Convert from RAW, Layer with soft light guassian blur, erased hole for dog
dodge & burn using layers, Hue/Sat, Levels, USM, size for DPC

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 378
Avg (all users): 6.6221
Avg (commenters): 8.2273
Avg (participants): 6.3359
Avg (non-participants): 6.9084
Views since voting: 1249
Views during voting: 391
Votes: 262
Comments: 30
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/23/2006 06:15:27 AM
I really love this. Glad it did so well. Congrats.
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12/23/2006 04:14:31 AM
Beautiful!
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12/20/2006 07:51:40 PM
Cristy, your very photogenic Cody! I didnt finish voting on this challenge but again it would have been one of my favorites, I love the editing, just finishes it off beautifully. Great colors. Should have finished higher.
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12/20/2006 07:42:31 AM
This is SO pretty! I love the soft look to that noble pose! Congratulations on such a strong finish with such an amazing photo!

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12/20/2006 01:11:46 AM
This is so very pretty. The colors are so pleasing and the warm light just brings them out more. Of course I could be a little biased as border collies are some of my favorite pooches. :)

Edit: Sorry for mistaking Cody for a Border Collie. But he's still one super good looking Aussie. ;-)

Message edited by author 2006-12-20 20:27:20.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/19/2006 10:39:11 PM
Great colors and the soft feel to this image works well. 7 for now. Back to bump up to an 8. Your scenery just works great. I figure its really outside but somehow you have made it look like an indoor portrait session(in a good way).
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12/19/2006 09:15:42 PM
Love this image.
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12/18/2006 06:38:00 PM
Nice lighting, and beautiful dog.

I found the blurry grass in the front left corner to be distracting though.
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12/18/2006 03:49:12 PM
Lovely photo
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12/18/2006 06:34:32 AM
9 - Nice setting and colors. Softness works well. Just like to have seen Cody a little bigger/closer within frame. Oof foreground left, but fairly minor. Difficult, but the eyes with a bit more 'twinkle' & pop, may have given this even more.
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12/17/2006 11:32:31 PM
I love this shot, my only small critism is I wish his head was nt cut off by the hozion line I think if you were a little lower you may have gotten the horizon over his head. Great light, and softness
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12/17/2006 08:23:55 PM
Nice image and composition, seems a bit soft for my taste.
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12/17/2006 02:37:07 PM
Beautiful photo. A bit too soft in the face for me.
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12/17/2006 10:39:16 AM
Fantastic. I love the softness in the background and the alertness on the dog.
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12/17/2006 09:57:48 AM
The surroundings work perfectly with this dog. Nice outdoor portrait. The loweer left foreground is a bit diwstracting for me, but otherwise great shot.
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12/16/2006 08:43:41 AM
I like this shot a lot. Very nice composition.
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12/15/2006 04:02:27 PM
I really like this portrait. The dog looks very at home in the environment. Unfortunately the blurry bush (cactus maybe?) in the lower left is very distracting--I cannot keep my eye from it.
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12/15/2006 12:56:57 PM
Cody is a beauty. The grass and shadows on the right of photo are a little distracting.
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12/15/2006 09:19:50 AM
Brilliant photo, colours are lovely, setting is beautifull and so is the subject! Very Very nice!
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12/15/2006 09:18:23 AM
great all around.
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12/15/2006 01:38:18 AM
going the extra mile for the setting really helps this image. nice job.
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12/14/2006 11:42:06 PM
Like a painting simply beautiful, love the setting and of course the dog! Great shot one of my top picks and this is saying alot as there are some wonderful photo's here. Good for you doing such a stand out shot.
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12/14/2006 05:37:02 PM
And well shown to be so.
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12/14/2006 08:33:08 AM
It appears this dog is ready to work. Great capture. I am glad the dog was looking in the distance. I di wish there had been some indication of what the dog was watching.
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12/13/2006 11:27:55 PM
Wonderful.I love this but that blob of grass in the lower left hurts it. I think you could crop it out and create a more square photo, and it'd still be ok. What a beauty. 7
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12/13/2006 01:58:47 PM
Very nice shot of Cody in his element. You can feel the herding instinct. This is a winner for sure! 10
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12/13/2006 05:02:50 AM
Classic portrait photo, like the softness...
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12/13/2006 02:08:59 AM
beautiful...
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12/13/2006 02:08:38 AM
lovely...makes me miss our border collie Max...lovely pose and setting
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12/13/2006 12:38:53 AM
This is a great portrait! Love the 'prairie backdrop' for it really puts him in the environment he works/plays in. Love how the head is perked. Cody is alert and watching the herd even when he is taking a short break to rest. I like the soft effect for it adds to a dreamy almost nostalgic feel of the good ol' rural days.
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