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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Jan 10, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009

Didn't do much shooting this month, so in goes an outtake (from the life challenge). This is similar to my last free study entry as well. I really enjoy shooting the ol' fish in the fish tank, so you guys get to look at 'em. For my life entry, this one, and the rest (that aren't online at the moment), I discovered that backlighting is really the key to getting good fish tank fish shots.

Shot in RAW: adjusted white balance and exposure

B/W layer
Selective Color
Photo filter
A little dodge/burn/clone here and there
Resize to 1400 x whatever
Sharpen, sharpen
Resize to 720
Save for web

Place: 226 out of 454
Avg (all users): 5.5860
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.6606
Avg (non-participants): 5.4167
Views since voting: 520
Views during voting: 246
Votes: 157
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 10:24:49 PM
Ha! Love the title. Like the negative space here and nice detail on the fish. Good catch. =P
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02/07/2009 05:18:11 PM
Perfect focus on the eye and some great artful tones...well done!
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02/06/2009 10:17:40 PM
I like the lighting on the fish. He does look 'Grumpy' The little spots on the glass are real and they're there. I'm glad you left them.
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02/03/2009 11:19:24 AM
Before I even saw your title, I said to myself, "He looks grumpy" lol
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02/01/2009 11:35:29 PM
Not voting, just commenting on the best shots. Love it.
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02/01/2009 12:43:32 PM
It almost looks like he is floating in the sky, great use of DOF to bring him out.
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02/01/2009 12:12:54 PM
"Why you taking my pickcha.. I'll cut you fool!" lol.. he does look mad.
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02/01/2009 01:43:25 AM
Great DOF.

The spots in the water distract from the fishy. It looks like he's got some great facial texture, and I think that aspect should be more in your face. What would accomplish that? I'm not exactly sure, heh. Perhaps a different crop?
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