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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: 7 cobblestone on
Date: Feb 6, 2004
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2004

Squirrel on backyard feeder during snow storm!Cropped and sharpened applied gaussian blur to suroundings.

Place: 76 out of 174
Avg (all users): 5.5946
Avg (commenters): 6.6364
Avg (participants): 5.4196
Avg (non-participants): 5.8630
Views since voting: 818
Votes: 185
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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02/22/2004 07:40:17 PM
**Critique Club**

Hello Neil!

This is a cute capture. You did a good job getting the squirrel and feeder in focus. The thing that I see where you could have improved are on the "halo" around the squirrel as some mentioned below. Because of this, it make it quite obvious that the DOF blur was done in post. Also, I think if you would not have blurred the background so much, it would have looked more natural, thus, improving the quality of the photo.

Good luck on your future entries.

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02/16/2004 12:17:20 AM
I really liked this picture, was one of my favorites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2004 10:43:48 PM
That's just cute...
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02/13/2004 02:38:00 AM
Nice job... poor little fella!
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02/12/2004 10:44:54 PM
Nice Shot
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02/12/2004 08:48:31 PM
This is a wonderful shot. It would have been better with a different background.
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02/12/2004 08:22:53 PM
This is agood capture, although a little soft and suffering some lack of appealing colour. Unfortunately, the squirrel appears to have a soft halo where it looks like the b/ground may have been selected for blurring.
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02/12/2004 07:12:07 PM
an adittion to my favourites and a resounding 10. I was goind to suggest a tighter crop dut it doesn't work.
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02/12/2004 10:56:50 AM
I like this.
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02/12/2004 08:09:14 AM
main subject is just not sharp enough,looks like the weather was against you.
Nice shot though.
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02/10/2004 11:50:11 PM
what a great capture!
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02/10/2004 03:46:37 AM
heh.. the blur around the edge of the squirrel is a bit much, otherwise i like it.
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02/09/2004 10:44:22 PM
Whoops you didn't mask out the squirrel or feeder very well before using Blur...
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02/09/2004 04:12:05 PM
I wish there were a stronger color contrast here, but I like the silhouette that the snow makes around the squirrel.
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