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3rd PlaceObviously, this is my better side...
shamer


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pet Portrait III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited AF
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Date: Feb 24, 2008
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2008

Thanks for all the great comments!

Yes, this is Rhoda - as previously seen in this challenge:

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She's come all long way since then! Oh, and for anyone who wondered, she is most certainly a pet!

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Oh man - I forgot to give a nod to 21_F.gif Roz for the title:

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Love her image & when I saw Rhoda's pose it immediately reminded me of Roz's shot & thus the title :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 261
Avg (all users): 7.1781
Avg (commenters): 8.6129
Avg (participants): 7.0087
Avg (non-participants): 7.3654
Views since voting: 9678
Views during voting: 443
Votes: 219
Comments: 69
Favorites: 7 (view)


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03/16/2008 10:41:50 PM
LOL, given the previous shot of Rhoda, I'm so glad she's closer to the egg than the pot pie! Congrats on a great shot.
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03/10/2008 07:39:49 PM
I love this photo but for more than photographic reasons. I used to have a pair of Rhode Island reds which looked just like this one. Great portrait of a sentimental bird.
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03/07/2008 05:21:22 PM
Great work Shamer! Congratulations on another ribbon. That chicken of yours is looking tastier and tastier every time we see her.....
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03/06/2008 11:28:56 PM
Yes, beautifully lit. Good to to see the K10D in amongst the ribbons again. Congratulations ;-)
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03/06/2008 03:39:07 PM
This is really beautifully lit. Would you please share the lighting setup (or a setup shot maybe). Also, what did you use for a background?
Nice work,
Debbi

Message edited by author 2008-03-06 15:39:39.
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03/04/2008 05:27:10 PM
Love the colours. It looks 'Old World'. One nit pik though, I wish the feet weren't cut off.
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03/04/2008 11:50:36 AM
Congratulations!! Great shot, love the PP.
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03/03/2008 11:01:02 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. Just a great chicken pic! (and yes, our chickens were all pets too, as were the turkeys, the guineas, the ducks, etc, etc.
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03/03/2008 08:49:52 PM
Originally posted by JohnnyPhD:

The background accents the color of the bird perfectly and the pose is definitely a good capture. I'm not big on boarders but it is definitely used correctly in this picture. Well done.


I couldn't agree more.

Nice shot shamer. Beautiful bird too. My mother used to buy chicks and I used to feed them untill... well, let's keep this a happy time now, shall we. ;\

Message edited by author 2008-03-03 20:51:29.
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03/03/2008 08:34:18 PM
Congrats Shawn! Great shot!
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03/03/2008 07:54:51 PM
The background accents the color of the bird perfectly and the pose is definitely a good capture. I'm not big on boarders but it is definitely used correctly in this picture. Well done.
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03/03/2008 03:33:35 PM
Congrats, Shawn! This was one of my 10's. A question for you...what are you using as a background? A backlit burlap sack? Whatever it is, it works really well.
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03/03/2008 12:26:59 PM
congrats on your 2nd ribbon here... Wonderful to see Rhoda grow up before our eyes here. Awesome work
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03/03/2008 11:09:10 AM
This shot is beautiful. So is Rhoda! Congratulations!
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03/03/2008 09:27:45 AM
Very nice shot, congratulations
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03/03/2008 07:02:27 AM
Awwwwwwwwwwww she's grown so much! How cute!! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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03/03/2008 06:50:23 AM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon win. Very pretty chicken. :P
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03/03/2008 05:40:28 AM
I love bird shots, this is just great! Congrats!
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03/03/2008 03:01:51 AM
Congrats on your very well deserved ribbon, Shawn. What a beauty Rhoda has become!
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03/03/2008 02:49:59 AM
Hey I was one of your 10's! I can't believe i got beat by a chicken. Why don't don't we arrange for our two pets to meet? Could be a tasty treat for mine! =)
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03/03/2008 02:47:50 AM
well done/congratulations
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03/03/2008 02:43:56 AM
Big congtrats on the ribbon!
This is a fantastic shot. Love it!
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03/03/2008 02:14:53 AM
Gratz on your 2nd ribbon and also for the 2nd highest score with the 77mm f1.8 limited.
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03/03/2008 01:28:53 AM
mad shawn .. its great to see that rhoda survived the pie !!
congratulations on a brilliant photograph and a ribbon ..
ps.. great title .. !!..:)
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03/03/2008 01:01:51 AM
This was my winner...glad you ribboned and thanks for sharing the other image and the story...great work!
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03/03/2008 12:55:12 AM
Congrats. Fantastic color and lighting!
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03/03/2008 12:53:05 AM
Stunning portrait, I LOVE the colours. Big congrats on your ribbon, Shawn.
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03/03/2008 12:33:23 AM
Was so pleased to see this ribbon, it's such an incredible shot!!!
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03/03/2008 12:25:26 AM
Man I love a great chicken shot, with or without a ribbon, superb portraiture!
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03/03/2008 12:24:57 AM
I've been trying for a while to get a decent shot of a friend's "exotic" chickens, bur haven't been able to get one to hold nearly still enough. Well done!
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03/03/2008 12:21:05 AM
This is such beautiful processing. I love this photo. Congratulations on your prize :)!
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03/03/2008 12:16:05 AM
You certainly "plucked" this ribbon out of a hat. The concept and the image are outstanding. That's a healthy looking hen BTW.
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03/03/2008 12:13:41 AM
Is this Rhoda, Lefty, or yet another chicken? Terrific shot, and the title's hilarious. Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/03/2008 12:09:57 AM
Congrats on the ribbon,

Thought the details in the feathers was fantastic. Great Shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/02/2008 05:24:22 PM
If only you had gotten the Rooster's full body in the shot, it would have been a 10 for me. Nice job anyway.
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03/01/2008 09:24:29 PM
Extreme title to match the extreme pose. Lovely colors complimenting a poultry portrait. 8
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03/01/2008 04:19:28 PM
I'm not sure I like the crop, but the vividness and sharpness are fantastic.
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03/01/2008 11:57:08 AM
Pet? I'm a city girl, I never thought of this. Fantastic shot.
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03/01/2008 10:17:40 AM
All I can say is WOW.
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02/29/2008 11:19:25 PM
8 - Very nice. Like the 'flow' in the shapes of the feathers. Nice background and lighting. Framing works well. Up to 8 from 7.
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02/29/2008 09:37:32 PM
Fabulous Browns in this image and certainly different
Good detail 9
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02/29/2008 06:42:24 PM
Great picture of a chicken, colors are warm and rich. Nice textures, I like the lighting as well.
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02/29/2008 12:03:24 PM
Is this REALLY a pet?? Doesn't matter though - VERY skillfully done AND beautiful - never thought I would like a rooster this much!! 10
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02/28/2008 06:20:43 PM
Love the colors
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02/28/2008 04:26:51 PM
Wow. Light, tones, detail - all awesome. But it's the pose that seals the deal.
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02/28/2008 02:38:58 PM
Beautiful...I can't believe I said that about a rooster. ;)
Gorgeous tones, perfect bg and the pose is regal. Excellent capture.
Good luck! bump up

Had another look...this isn't a rooster, is it? Oh, well. Still a beautiful capture and one of my top picks. ;)
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02/28/2008 11:16:06 AM
cute Rhode Island Red!
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02/27/2008 05:07:45 PM
Wonderful color and texture choices. The background mirrors the feathers perfectly.
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02/27/2008 02:08:05 PM
I love the rich, golden brown tone of this picture. Beautiful capture of all the layers of feathers.
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02/27/2008 11:42:12 AM
love the color of this .simple but very nice well done.
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02/27/2008 09:18:00 AM
oh gosh, how adorable is your model. his calm composure and elegant pose, whilst still looking interesting and have emotion in the eyes is outstanding. Oh and the photographer is pretty good too 10
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02/27/2008 08:30:28 AM
A nice example of color on color and a good-looking bird. Nice detail and lighting overall, though missing detail in the shadowed part of the bird. Not sure what I think of the crop; it seems a little off to have part of the legs but no feet and the crop going through the body and wing somewhat randomly.
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02/26/2008 05:50:21 PM
Nice job with color on color, the subject stands out despite being similar in color to the back drop. Unique pet, nice change from the dogs and cats.
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02/26/2008 04:52:23 PM
I don't know that I'd like having a chicken (or is it a rooster) as a pet, but I sure would like to be your pet if you can make a portrait as nice as this, haha. It's an excellent portrait.
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02/26/2008 01:52:26 PM
Oooo, I do love a good rooster shot. Very well done!
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02/26/2008 11:35:45 AM
Really terrific. I'm giving this more than usual for the non-dog/cat. A really exceptional entry! 9
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02/26/2008 07:37:31 AM
My sister had a pet chicken. Nicely done.
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02/26/2008 04:24:00 AM
Great Chicken!
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02/26/2008 03:34:13 AM
thats a 10!
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02/26/2008 01:54:55 AM
Great shot! Love the colors. But how did you get one of my chickens?
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02/25/2008 10:52:24 PM
Wow.Fantastic shot.
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02/25/2008 09:57:11 PM
Nice tones. And nice border, too.
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02/25/2008 07:01:48 PM
Superb shot!!!
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02/25/2008 01:53:34 PM
good choice of background, good color and detail
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02/25/2008 10:27:33 AM
Cock a doodle do. Great shot! Love the light and bg. Good luck -10-
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02/25/2008 09:40:06 AM
Wow, How did you make that thing hold still?
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02/25/2008 09:23:29 AM
Oh how funny!!! Beautiful tones and composition... love the rust reds...
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02/25/2008 08:44:16 AM
finally a picture thats not a cat or a dog
excellent lighting on this photo
8
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02/25/2008 12:33:05 AM
great title and a fantastic image...love the light and tones 9
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