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Challenge: Soft Focus (Classic Editing)
Collection: Animals
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Kitchen
Date: Nov 30, 2003
Aperture: 4.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Animals, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2003

My dog, Charlie, looking cute as always :)
I know people hate pet photos but it's about time I entered one :P

Canon 75-300mm Lens

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.7908
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2740
Avg (non-participants): 7.2625
Views since voting: 3467
Votes: 153
Comments: 27
Favorites: 9 (view)


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04/20/2007 01:34:57 PM
Ooohhhh!! The eyes are unbelievable! I don't usually find things 'cute,' but this is heart-melting! :) The soft focus works beautifully here.
08/18/2006 02:50:10 PM
Just stumbled on this. SWEEEEEEEET. Perfect for the soft focus. HEE HEE gotta love those doggies.
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12/17/2003 12:55:19 PM
Ooooh this is niiiiicely done. I didn't really look at the entries for this challenge but just found this one. Good job Ben!
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12/13/2003 12:51:23 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

This is a very good shot of this dog and a good example of soft focus. The technique and tones are very good. However, I think the image would be improved if there was a little more shadow detail (in the dark fur). Also, there's some overexposed areas on the nose, but I don't find that to be significant here aesthetically.

General aesthetics are excellent. The expression and capture is good enough to make us all care for this dog who we don't know. That's perhaps the most significant accomplish here. A picture that appeals to many.

Regards--Neil
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2003 10:50:28 PM
Beautiful dog, great shot, very well done.
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12/07/2003 04:12:18 PM
well-done.
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12/07/2003 09:20:52 AM
Lovely photo. I would not change a thing. Well done.
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12/07/2003 12:02:30 AM
Adorable! I like this in black and white, soft focus works well with this shot. 10
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12/04/2003 11:55:15 AM
The best dog picture I have seen in a long time.
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12/03/2003 11:27:08 PM
I'm not one to generally enjoy pet photos, but this is very well captured and uses soft focus wonderfully. Good choice of depth of field as well.
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12/03/2003 02:57:01 AM
This is so cute beautiful eyes
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12/02/2003 07:09:40 PM
This is one of the few pet photos that appeals to me. Great photo!, I love the expression, the compostion and the use of colours.
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12/02/2003 11:54:53 AM
Beautiful capture of a beautiful animal. 8
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12/02/2003 10:35:50 AM
Just enough softness to make it warm a fuzzy! Good shot. I can almost hear the ahwwws on this one when it opens.
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12/02/2003 04:26:09 AM
Not usually keen on pet pics but this is very good!
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12/01/2003 02:20:46 PM
what a sweet soft face.....
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12/01/2003 11:11:54 AM
I am sure that the anti pet brigade will be out in full force but for this viewer your image meets the challenge, is lovely (and soft) and very expressive
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12/01/2003 11:10:11 AM
Awwwww, look at those eyes! (:
Nice!
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12/01/2003 10:48:30 AM
Beautifully shot. Great capture of a doggie expression..eyes are great. Like this one very much. It's all good.9
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12/01/2003 09:49:18 AM
Great choice of bw, lovely looking dog, softness of the focus shows the realxed atmosphere. 10
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12/01/2003 08:38:20 AM
Nice softness here. Good job with the b&w too, just a slight blow out on the whites by his nose.
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12/01/2003 08:03:51 AM
This is TOO perfect. I love it ! You not only got the perfect tone and soft focus... you captured his spirit in his eyes. This is just wonderful !!!!! Good luck ! 10
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12/01/2003 07:44:02 AM
Excellent composition and great job with the softness :)
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12/01/2003 06:52:35 AM
beautiful dog and tones. with this composition, it's one of my favorites in this challenge - the empty space on the right gives the dog room to gaze into, and the soft focus provides a "dreamy" effect that's very suitable for this shot. creative.
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12/01/2003 04:01:18 AM
So you're going for the "Ah, it's he cute vote", good use of soft focus though :P
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12/01/2003 03:56:05 AM
Wow, talk about puppy dog eyes! Lovely shot and the soft focus is great.
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12/01/2003 12:35:32 AM
Love it! Very natural. Kudos for that, you truly captured a moment!
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