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Happiness is...
robinssong


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Date: May 27, 2007
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2007

He was hanging around my yard and wasn't running away, so I got as close as I could. He was a bit in shadow so I used my on-camera flash. I was amazed to see this smile when I opened the raw file. It really made me laugh. Hehe! But actually, I wasn't sure if he was smiling or giving me the middle claw! :D

Cropped, USM, adjusted tone levels, got rid of slight "red eye" from the flash, burned and dodged a bit, darkened some of the background slightly and adjusted the color to warm it some.

Statistics
Place: 198 out of 617
Avg (all users): 5.9345
Avg (commenters): 7.2308
Avg (participants): 5.8815
Avg (non-participants): 6.1515
Views since voting: 811
Views during voting: 245
Votes: 168
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)


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06/07/2007 10:35:32 PM
content little guy-did you just feed him peanut butter? :)
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06/07/2007 09:10:48 PM
Great details, nice processing.
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06/07/2007 08:41:39 PM
really nice details in this little guy
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06/05/2007 12:32:32 PM
lovely
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06/05/2007 12:31:33 PM
For two reasons this photo makes me smile. One, it looks like he is smiling at me. Two, At the same time he does look like he is flipping me off. I love the warm glow you have achieved in his fur and the nice crisp focus on his face. Another thing going for you is the compoisition and the DOF. The pale background makes him pop. Wonderful.
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06/05/2007 11:17:41 AM
i hate squirrels, your light is not well controlled, the overall image is underexposed, details and clarity are very good
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06/05/2007 10:02:39 AM
I like that there is nothing in the background, it really brings the big guy forward.
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06/04/2007 09:26:06 PM
Possing for the camera, good capture..
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06/04/2007 09:16:51 PM
He is just chillin. I love the look, seems sooo happy relaxing :) Great detail & I like the lighting (which I believe to be natural lighting)8
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06/04/2007 04:37:35 PM
Very good. Worth a big smile.
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06/01/2007 08:01:54 PM
Excellent details. 8
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06/01/2007 03:27:02 PM
This is THE BEST picture of a squirrel that I have seen on this site.
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06/01/2007 05:31:38 AM
Made me smile, nice shot. Great detail and pose.
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06/01/2007 01:33:19 AM
I hate squirrels (they've destroyed parts of my house and my kid's swingset) but this little guy is cute.
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06/01/2007 12:18:56 AM
Looks like he's just chillin'. Great capture. The only nitpick I have is the bland background. I would have tried to do something with it either change the hue a bit or perhaps do a b/w conversion and give it more of that portrait feel to it.
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