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smoother than a baby's bottom
smoother than a baby's bottom
trolljenta


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Challenge: Silky-Smooth (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Las Vegas, NV - USA
Date: May 15, 2007
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2007

A last minute shot. Yes, she is silky smooth. Curious Koi.

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Place: 82 out of 144
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Views since voting: 823
Views during voting: 400
Votes: 279
Comments: 17
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05/23/2007 01:52:49 PM
Originally posted by Lactobeezor:

Hey have you been at my pond??? JK love the Koi and they are very smooth.


Thank you very much, another Koi friend :-)
This Koi is basically a scale-less gal and soooo smooth.
trolljenta
05/23/2007 01:48:53 PM
Originally posted by noraneko:

LOL - what an expression! I love these big koi! And they ARE smooth - I've touched one myself, before. Great entry. 8.


thanks very much - you made my day :-)
My Koi eats right out of my hands and I do pet them.
trolljenta
05/23/2007 01:41:51 PM
[quote=JBHale] Hello from the Critique Club!!

First of all, great composition! You put the fish in the right place in the frame and used other elements to draw attention back to it! I think the texture in this picture is great, some people may have found it hard to associate this with "Silky-Smooth," but I think it works.
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Thanks very much I do appreciate your critique.
Just wanted to tell that this Koi is really silky smooth. And yes I do pet her :-))
trolljenta
05/23/2007 12:54:42 AM
Hello from the Critique Club!!

First of all, great composition! You put the fish in the right place in the frame and used other elements to draw attention back to it! I think the texture in this picture is great, some people may have found it hard to associate this with "Silky-Smooth," but I think it works.

One of your biggest problems is the depth of field. It is very shallow, making too much of the picture blurry. I think a more shallow depth of field is appropriate for this picture, but this is far too much. While the colors in the picture are evident, they aren't flattering. There are a lot of dull browns and greens that, although they are in great contrast with the fish, aren't appealing to the eye of the viewer. The lighting of this picture also looks very unnatural.

The composition of the shot is terrific, but if you had spent more time on lighting, aperture, etc. it would be much nicer. Unfortunately, you said this was a last-minute shot. For the next one, try to spend more time getting the technicals down if you can.

--James B. Hale
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2007 05:36:45 PM
Does it know karate? Nice, contact!
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05/21/2007 08:32:02 PM
well, there is not an immediate connection to the theme, but nice photo.
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05/21/2007 03:38:22 PM
i think your mixing up smooth and slimy..
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05/19/2007 04:57:51 AM
Great pic, the fish seems to have a wonderful expression on his face. The title is really going to lose you marks though, I think.
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05/18/2007 09:45:46 PM
Silk for another contest. Don't lose this one
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05/18/2007 06:27:52 PM
LOL - what an expression! I love these big koi! And they ARE smooth - I've touched one myself, before. Great entry. 8.
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05/18/2007 04:08:53 PM
a bit dark in the top of the pic
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05/18/2007 01:13:51 PM
Hey have you been at my pond??? JK love the Koi and they are very smooth.
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05/18/2007 10:21:14 AM
haha this picture makes me laugh and i dont get the title, but good job!the coloring and lighting is good!
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05/18/2007 07:48:58 AM
I've never seen a fish look angry :-) Nice composition and color contrasts. The lillies look a bit oversharpened to my eye.
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05/17/2007 09:58:22 PM
Too bad it's not as cute, lol! It does look super smooth, nice colors. And I like the imprint on the water from the leaf.
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05/17/2007 11:31:34 AM
lol cute I like the colors
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05/16/2007 11:31:27 PM
THats great
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