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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Canon
Location: Bristol Zoo
Date: Nov 17, 2007
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 19, 2007

Taken through glass at a zoo... yup... i swear!

Anyway, not much to say about the shot, it is what it is :)

Post (here we go):
Raw Conversion
Imagenomic Noiseware Pro plugin noise reduction
Imagenomic RealGrain black and white toning conversion
Duplicated colour layer set to overlay - masked to selectively apply colour.
Burnt out background (which was near black anyway)
Took out some stray hairs
Dodge and Burn on eyes and features
Selective Curves on eyes

I think...


Post challenge:

Wow, thought it was a good shot but didnt think i would get so high in a free study! Started at 6.6 and just worked it's way up. Thanks for the comments and 2 favs. PB in a FS for me! :D (And almost a PB in total).

BTW - this shot was also taken under weird yellow tinted flourescents - gotta love Photoshop!

Place: 13 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.8571
Avg (commenters): 8.5625
Avg (participants): 6.9908
Avg (non-participants): 6.5333
Views since voting: 2848
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 154
Comments: 22
Favorites: 4 (view)

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05/11/2008 06:21:36 PM
Another great shot.. should of been top ten.
03/20/2008 01:03:03 PM
Stunning photo, from composition to lighting to detail. A brilliant photo!
12/24/2007 08:13:47 PM
awesome detail and i love how the hair frames its face
12/09/2007 11:42:38 AM
That's really nice. Congrats!
12/08/2007 05:32:33 PM
This was my favorite from the whole lot. Wonderful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 11:50:31 PM
very National Geographic.
12/06/2007 11:14:26 PM
Not mine!! Great capture. :-)
12/06/2007 06:35:06 PM
Very nice sharp eyes and the color tones are very pleasing. Back to bump you up to 9. Ah - OK you talked me into it...back again with a bump to 10.
12/06/2007 05:35:12 PM
Funny guy!
12/05/2007 09:11:44 PM
simple and fantastic
12/05/2007 04:08:52 PM
Very compelling, it feels like you are looking into the animals soul
12/05/2007 07:53:42 AM
looks like you must have has this monkey (gibbon?) in your studio! Stunning portrait revealing so much detail in such a hard to expose for subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/04/2007 12:03:21 PM
What a great portrait - wonderful light, great eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2007 10:30:52 PM
This simply has to ribbon. Awesome shot. Gobsmacked. 10. 10. 10.
12/03/2007 09:07:20 PM
great sharpness and DOF. nice capture of the focus for that moment. good catch light in the eyes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/03/2007 02:22:52 AM
this could be a ribbon, perfect focus on the eyes, great light. I am drawn in as many others I am sure. Good luck 10 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2007 11:37:59 PM
WOW, beautiful shot. Fantastic contrast and sharpness. Nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2007 06:02:48 AM
great portrait, like the crop and black bg. focus is spot on, DOF could be a little less shallow, though
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/02/2007 03:12:34 AM
This is definitely on the top of my list. Great capture.
12/02/2007 01:27:34 AM
12/01/2007 04:17:35 PM
This is beautiful! It's a perfect portrait of an animal, great composition too
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/01/2007 12:16:33 PM
Comp is absolutely perfect.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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