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Challenge: Free Study 2007-08 (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Forest
Date: Aug 31, 2007
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2007

Not sure how this will do in a free study, but I like it :)

Thanks everyone for the comments and votes!...I noticed that more voters are not liking this kind of manipulation, but I think this is what expert editing should be about, plus it gives me a chance to try something more complex. :)

4 images where combined to create this, the background, branch, chameleon, and butterfly wings. After merging everything, I did some dodge and burn, brightness contrast, sharpening, and added the little glow thingies LOL

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.5875
Avg (commenters): 7.3158
Avg (participants): 6.4609
Avg (non-participants): 6.9111
Views since voting: 1779
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 160
Comments: 27
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/18/2010 08:31:26 PM
A-mazing!!!
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01/12/2008 08:12:57 PM
WOW! Excellent editing work-looks real
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10/30/2007 08:17:59 AM
Haha, this is crazy. Pretty cool though! :D
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09/08/2007 05:18:38 PM
This is very creative and IMHO it IS what expert editing is about. Creating a fantasy like this brings in to a world you created for us and takes us away from our dreary reality for a moment. You did a fantastic job with this and I am adding it to my favorites.
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09/08/2007 05:01:06 PM
Nice
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09/08/2007 01:47:11 PM
love it, don't let the negative comments on "digital art" bum you.. there is an "expert editing" competition for a reason; allows for a different kind of creativity.. great job!
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09/08/2007 10:10:41 AM
When I saw this I was almost sure it was yours. I really like it! I love the surreal!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2007 09:45:20 PM
We're getting to the realms of Worth1000 here. Fun shot.
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09/06/2007 05:10:53 PM
this is superb, and worthy of an 11!?! Hope 10 suffices. A real honour, first one I've ever given!!!
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09/06/2007 09:49:52 AM
Very creative fantasy image. I wish that back foot didn't still look like it was curled around something as it detracts from the illusion of flight. Maybe he should have been carrying something with it ... or maybe that's just his pre-landing position.
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09/06/2007 07:55:10 AM
Cool!!!
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09/05/2007 11:04:19 PM
Just love it, what a great imagination and so well done! 10
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09/05/2007 07:22:34 PM
Nice image. The detail is great and works well with the dof.
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09/05/2007 02:28:21 PM
Nice imagination. Very good editing. Well done.
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09/05/2007 02:04:33 PM
different, strange looking creature but nice colours
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09/05/2007 08:46:33 AM
Interesting, but looks a bit too unrealistic for my taste as a \"photograph\". However, I'm sure there's a market for this somewhere. Good luck.
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09/04/2007 06:48:07 AM
Sorry but this is what I call digital art, I know it´s legal and all that but I personally don´t want to see these type of images at DPC, I want to see stuff that look like real photographs and think expert editing should only be used to paste in backrounds behind people or HDR and stuff like that, not blend two animals together. Voted a 3.
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09/02/2007 11:41:16 AM
Digital Art eh? I really like it.
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09/02/2007 08:01:53 AM
Very clever work. Might have worked better for me if he was actually resting down on the branch rather than sitting just above it. It looks like his claws are ready to be holding it. The wings would not have gone unoticed if he was resting down. 9
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09/02/2007 05:25:31 AM
Nice shot - Like the tones - Great PP work and a great fantasy feel - Not my cup of tea but i still appreciate the great work you put into this making it look as natutral as possible.Very good.
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09/02/2007 05:06:46 AM
The photoshopping is very well done.
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09/02/2007 12:49:00 AM
Excellent composition and pp.
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09/02/2007 12:11:07 AM
Beautifully composed and executed. Not exactly photography, but I guess it's within the rules. You're gonna get some, er, passionate comments on this one.
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09/01/2007 09:41:49 AM
Terrific editing. I know that some don't care for the expert aspect but this is soooo well done. What a beautiful job you did.
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09/01/2007 01:05:34 AM
Awww, way to cute. Nice transition on the wings too.
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09/01/2007 12:38:31 AM
Unusual and cute - good fantasy shot!
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09/01/2007 12:27:19 AM
this is what expert editing is all about...cannot fault this 10
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