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Challenge: Pet Portrait III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Magnolia Plantation, SC
Date: Feb 24, 2008
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2008

I hope this photo is evocative - I didn't want an "average" pet portrait. I realize it will not score well, but am hoping some people like it for artistic merit (a very subjective matter, I realize). This was taken at Magnolia plantation through an old window. My husband held her from beneath. I like her poignant expression.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 261
Avg (all users): 6.9429
Avg (commenters): 8.6154
Avg (participants): 6.6449
Avg (non-participants): 7.2524
Views since voting: 3060
Views during voting: 450
Votes: 210
Comments: 58
Favorites: 12 (view)


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10/19/2008 06:56:08 PM
How'd I miss this? Great expression, cunningly placed.
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10/19/2008 05:10:55 PM
beautiful!
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05/02/2008 11:40:11 AM
I love this one. Just a great moment in time. real emotion. Beautiful!
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03/24/2008 01:25:23 PM
Catherine - This is just stunning. I love the expression, the deep rich tones, and the feel of the whole thing. Congrats on a well deserved top 10.
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03/16/2008 08:59:42 AM
As soon as I saw this I thought, wow. Look at that glass and the pretty hues. Then I realized it looked alot like my only challenge winner. 324430.jpg

Congrats on the high placement, rare and beautiful.
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03/12/2008 10:59:46 AM
I loved seeing this during the challenge because it was so different. I think most of us with dogs have seen that curious "peeking-in" face. It's so cute! The color tone is perfect for this - gives off a countryside kind of feel.
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03/07/2008 06:24:36 PM
This does have a lovely emotive quality to it - and I have to laugh after reading your photog comments - now I have an image of her hoisted in the air thinking, "what the...?" :)
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03/06/2008 03:02:29 PM
Frankly, this was my favorite in the challenge. A good portrait with terrific environmental elements something that is rarely seen.
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03/06/2008 12:30:23 PM
comment related to your "pointers to what doesn't work" question. First, with a 6.94 score, I wouldn't say it has not worked. My take is that it lacks the high contrast tack sharp details that seem to work better on average here (too "dirty"). But at this stage, I would not change anything, unless your only goal is to collect ribbons. Because this photo is at least worth the ones that ribboned - if not better. - as it is. (for one it is perfectly sharp, imho, where it needs to be, no more).

Message edited by author 2008-03-06 12:31:49.
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03/06/2008 12:27:40 PM
The colours and the mood of this image are really nice. For me the composition is perfect. Based on the score, it looks like the voters agree. I think what might have pushed this up in the standings a little bit more would be if the dog were sharper.
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03/05/2008 06:07:45 PM
i love your artist merit in this photo. this should be #1!!!

too bad everyone on this site is dazzled by strobes.
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03/03/2008 08:45:25 PM
One of my favs in the challenge, nice originality and such character, congrats on a top ten!
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03/03/2008 03:43:04 PM
This was neglected by posthumous but not the public. I did give this a 7 and if I weren't having such a hellish week I would have bumped it higher, given it a comment, etc.
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03/03/2008 09:10:29 AM
Catherine, congrats! this is such a fantastic shot. definitely a wonderful approach, and so unique.
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03/03/2008 08:28:13 AM
Congrats on the top ten -- terrific photo. There's something off about her pose or body language; having read now that she is being held by someone explains it perfectly!
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03/03/2008 07:32:45 AM
It is VERY evocative - splendid creativity! As funny as some of the portrait studio shots might be, they just seem too unnatural in that setting. This is perfect. :)
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03/03/2008 06:49:13 AM
I loved this during the challenge, I thought the positioning and the "more than standard portrait" idea was excellent. Congrats on your Top 10 finish.
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03/03/2008 05:14:18 AM
This is just fantastic! Congrats!
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03/03/2008 05:06:13 AM
This is so nice shud be in a better blace
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03/03/2008 01:06:27 AM
One of my faves in the challenge...glad you top 10'd Catherine... (looks like 21_N.gif skewsme has given you a new name...Nora)
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03/03/2008 12:45:41 AM
Hey hey HEY! Congrats, Catherine! I'm so glad this did so well for you. :) Top 10 and a new 4th-best score. Way to go!
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03/03/2008 12:23:48 AM
Congrats on your 9th place finish. I guess it was evocative. Nice job.
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03/03/2008 12:15:44 AM
Wonderful creation. How amazing and encouraging that the voters appreciated it as it deserved. Congratulations on the top ten placement and the five, so far, favorites.
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03/03/2008 12:12:38 AM
This is incredible. Great shot.
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03/03/2008 12:11:20 AM
Catherine, this is so awesome, and I am so delighted that the dpc crowd embraced this amazingly artistic masterpiece with such a great score and finish. I love this one so much!
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03/03/2008 12:08:17 AM
Nice going, Nora! Would like to hear about your processing - it's really cool.
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03/03/2008 12:05:08 AM
Awesome framing!
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03/03/2008 12:03:55 AM
You may have to change your comments - it certainly did score well! Congrats on another top ten!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2008 10:47:46 PM
Adorable! I wish that weird rope or cord weren't there... Makes this a 9 instead of a ten.
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03/02/2008 05:44:35 PM
nice framing :)
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03/02/2008 05:11:59 PM
Wonderful - without any doubt, my favourite of the challenge.
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03/02/2008 04:57:37 PM
I think this is a great pose. Very well done.
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03/02/2008 04:15:05 PM
Quite original and unique. Excellent shot, highest marks.
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03/01/2008 06:34:54 PM
great capture
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03/01/2008 04:57:04 PM
Nicely framed shot. Good luck
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02/29/2008 09:43:38 PM
super image I love this very well done
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02/28/2008 09:05:40 PM
Very nice composition, I like the soft colors.
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02/28/2008 10:29:35 AM
I love this. Great expression and comp.
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02/27/2008 07:20:22 PM
Excellent shot... I like that you chose to frame him in a window, makes your photo distinct from most others in the challenge.
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02/27/2008 05:19:25 PM
Great composition.
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02/27/2008 04:28:29 PM
Well done. I like the emotional feel of this one.
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02/27/2008 09:53:05 AM
Oh, great job for an interesting, artistic take on the portrait challenge. I love this! The grungy look is awesome.

Ummmmmm. . .did he get to come in ????
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02/27/2008 09:19:23 AM
brilliant, excellent capture, i wouldnt be surprised if this ribbons 10
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02/26/2008 11:50:39 PM
7
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02/26/2008 03:47:33 PM
fabulous.......RIBBON......its not just a pet photo it says more......10 10 10 10 10
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02/26/2008 08:01:23 AM
WOW!!! Just WOW!!! 9
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02/26/2008 01:33:25 AM
Very creative, and beautiful shades in a limited palette ofcolor.
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02/25/2008 10:53:34 PM
This is a really, really pretty shot. A nice print this would make for sure.
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02/25/2008 09:17:45 PM
This came out so very well, Catherine! I'm glad to hear it's doing well. :) No vote, of course.
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02/25/2008 02:31:14 PM
very nice & sweet -7
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02/25/2008 02:28:59 PM
This is lovely!
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02/25/2008 12:54:57 PM
Awesome capture! One of my favs of the challenge!
This is such an emotive shot.
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02/25/2008 10:33:21 AM
Nice image. Tells a story. -10-
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02/25/2008 09:15:13 AM
Unbelievably lovely shot... Hoping this is on the front page... there is so much character in this!!!!
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02/25/2008 08:18:13 AM
What a great photo. Love the colors and the expression on the dogs face. The panes make a great rule of thirds grid.
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02/25/2008 01:04:53 AM
Great shot. I love this composition. I can't decide on the contrast issue...flat and hazy, but it adds a nice look to the overal photo.
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02/25/2008 12:20:53 AM
Looks great Catherine! I predict a big finish! (No vote)
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02/25/2008 12:15:22 AM
great image...hope this does well for you...the window frame is perfect...9
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