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Tree Dweller
Tree Dweller

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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Minolta
Location: Virginia
Date: Mar 9, 2008
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2008

This shot was as sporadic as it gets, and semi-lucky too. :)

I had something entirely different in mind for this challenge, but had a minor hardware problem.

Went to the spot for the shot I wanted and had everything setup, pressed the shutter release button on the remote, and the dang battery was dead. :/

Hemmed and hawed about hiking back to the house (100yds away, uphill thru a wooded ravine), and finally decided I would go back and get my cable remote cord. Took the camera off the tripod and started off. Then I noticed the dogs getting worked up around this big (mostly dead) tree. All of a sudden one of the dogs disappears!!! The tree had a hollow in it just large enough for one of them to get in and turn around. Could be a raccoon den. I focus on the opening and ready the flash for fill...get a couple shots as the dog comes back out.

More hemming and hawing...chimping the photos on the LCD. Yes. It'll work. Pack up and head home. :)

Place: 55 out of 131
Avg (all users): 5.5723
Avg (commenters): 6.2500
Avg (participants): 5.3846
Avg (non-participants): 5.6579
Views since voting: 687
Views during voting: 282
Votes: 166
Comments: 9
Favorites: 2 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 11:12:33 AM
Very cute. I love how he or she seems to be popping out of the tree. I do like the earthy color tones but something in the processing seems a little unusual about the ground on the left and the paw.
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03/15/2008 05:05:30 PM
There is a lot of confusion in the non-subject area, a vignette of some type may have helped
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03/12/2008 10:48:55 PM
I like the treatment, makes it very 'illustration' like
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03/12/2008 09:18:01 PM
I feel as if the natural colors of the leaves and bark were over-editted. There is a lack of textural difference between the trees and the forest floor.
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03/11/2008 05:32:41 PM
how precious!
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03/11/2008 01:53:41 PM
Good looking dog portrait with beautiful colours.
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03/11/2008 12:30:03 AM
Nice shot. My only suggestion might be to remove the dog's collar. What appears to be a license is a bit distracting.
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03/10/2008 08:52:30 PM
Awesome expression...: )
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03/10/2008 12:41:07 PM
decent focus and concept but a different crop probably would have worked better
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