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Jean


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Challenge: Centered Composition (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: At home
Date: May 12, 2004
Aperture: 32
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1\3
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2004

My son caught this toad at soccer practice so I thought he'd be a good subject to photograph, that is if he kept still! As the toad was dark against the white I raised the exposure compensation slightly, it helped. Thanks to burning I could remove distracting highlights, I dodged highlights in the eyes. Cloned some odd specks here and there. Used hue and saturation, levels, usm, cropped slightly to make the subject perfectly center, resized and ran through neat image (I don't know how I managed without neat image, much better than the sharpening photoshop offers) The toad is in the garden, happy and unharmed.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 240
Avg (all users): 7.3218
Avg (commenters): 8.7826
Avg (participants): 7.0965
Avg (non-participants): 7.7500
Views since voting: 8404
Votes: 174
Comments: 49
Favorites: 34 (view)


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12/22/2005 07:33:37 PM
oh yeah, i'ma gonna do this next year! too cool! absolutely LOVE THIS!
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09/08/2005 05:51:51 AM
lovely! must of taken quiet a bit of patience
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06/13/2004 06:55:24 PM
great work.
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05/26/2004 12:07:49 PM
This is a really wonderful image. Thank you for all the info about how you shot and postprocessed it. The info you gave was both interesting and useful. Many congratulations on your very well deserved win!
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05/25/2004 09:54:20 AM
amazing shot - can't figure how the egg shell stayed together...

congrats
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05/25/2004 05:49:39 AM
Jean, a nice blue ribbon to add to your portfolio. I hope you are selling this beauty coz I reckon it's a goer!!! Very well done and congrats from me.

Lydia/Australia
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05/25/2004 02:55:52 AM
Well Done Jean! Thanks for the explination.
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05/25/2004 12:21:30 AM
This is really fun! Way to go, Jean!
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05/24/2004 11:21:10 PM
Very creative... Great ilumination and very detailed image... I liked the frogs face, it's very funny.. Congratulations.
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05/24/2004 09:44:28 PM
Congrats, Jean! Charming image and I'm glad the frog is OK! You never know when you might need him again!
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05/24/2004 04:18:07 PM
Another brilliant shot in your 'super-real' style.
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05/24/2004 11:00:28 AM
I was bothered by this when i first saw it. Of course, that's only because as soon as I saw it I knew for sure I wasn't going to win.
You've now won two of your last three...pretty impressive :)

Just a fabulous shot. A local phone company here uses wildlife in it's ads all the time, and this is an good as anything they've used. It was the first thing i thought of when i saw it - good enough to be published. Great job, Jean.

Pedro
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05/24/2004 10:56:23 AM
A darling little frog, you are so lucky to keep him still for this wonderful capture, nice work.
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05/24/2004 06:54:23 AM
Creativity at it`s best,
Congratulations.

I was interested in "Bobsters" comment regarding the size of your image.
I was doing the exact same thing until someone pointed this out to me two challenges ago...what a difference it makes to the finished article,I was sizing to 640 pixels and saving.. I just didn`t realise that I could adjust the filesize before saving.

Gordon
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05/24/2004 03:47:50 AM
A classic Jean, well done and congrats.
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05/24/2004 01:42:25 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Well done! :)
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05/24/2004 01:15:31 AM
Congratulations, Jean - this is a fun photo. I'm glad the froggy is unharmed in your garden :)

Ursula
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05/24/2004 12:55:31 AM
Congratulations Jean! It's a great photo.
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05/24/2004 12:19:43 AM
Great shot, well seen.
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05/24/2004 12:12:39 AM
Great shot! i guess a little too sharp for me..
Congratulations!!
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05/24/2004 12:05:20 AM
Arg. I guessed wrong. Great shot, well-deserving of the blue ribbon.
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05/24/2004 12:03:16 AM
wonderful image!!! congrats on blue!
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05/24/2004 12:02:08 AM
Congratulations!!! This was definitely one of my favorites for the challenge. Good work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2004 11:19:16 PM
Excellent. This is definately a ribbon winner. Only improvement would be a purer white background.
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05/23/2004 10:19:54 PM
Great job. My favorite of the challenge.
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05/23/2004 07:52:00 PM
unique idea! Well photographed.
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05/23/2004 11:21:12 AM
Very inventive and perfectly titled ..definitely should be in amongst the honours.

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05/22/2004 11:15:28 PM
I'm sure you got a bunch of "it's not centered" comments on this one. I disagree if you did. Good center balance, and a whimsical subject. I like the expression on the frog's face! The background focuses the attention where it needs to be. 8
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05/22/2004 01:39:50 PM
Magnificent shot although fundamental lack of understanding of biology!!
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05/22/2004 05:53:24 AM
Very Nice
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05/22/2004 12:31:06 AM
amazing
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05/21/2004 09:47:22 PM
ya gotta love this one....nice shot
using this one for my background a while....thanks
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05/21/2004 04:16:22 PM
brilliant shot.
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05/21/2004 03:11:11 PM
Great shot, oversharpened though. File seems too compressed as well... this is only 54kb, you could have got a file size almost 3 times larger.
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05/20/2004 09:41:24 PM
Terrific photo! The lighting is wonderful, and the focus is beautifully sharp. Good job!
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05/19/2004 06:33:31 PM
Creative and very amusing. Excellent details, composition and well, how did you get him to smile for you? :} 10
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05/19/2004 04:38:18 PM
This has got to be sahko. Brown egg, with creature inside, titled with a tidbit of conversation, white background. Awsome shot.
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05/19/2004 11:20:47 AM
what an impeccable personality capture. how ever did you set this one up??....9
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05/18/2004 09:15:05 PM
LOL Cute. Very original.
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05/18/2004 01:42:01 PM
Did he just burp? That blur under his mouth. Very cute.9
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05/17/2004 11:48:56 PM
hehe
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05/17/2004 09:36:45 PM
phenomenal ... 10
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05/17/2004 09:24:22 PM
wow, what a shot. love the expression hes got!
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05/17/2004 07:28:17 PM
Excellent indeed! It's near perfect and is getting high marks from me. The hint of feet at the edge of th shell is a GREAT touch. Here's a way to turn a strong 9 into a 10: 1) There is a merger with the back ege of the shell and the frog's left eye. It would read a bit better if the eye stuck up a bit more. 2) Your filesize is just about 50 k - and there's quite a bit of mottling in the shell. Save it with less compression, closer to the 150 k limit and you'll have a stronger entry.

Congratulations on a superb entry.
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05/17/2004 05:01:52 PM
I'm not a big frog fan, but this is done too well too ignore! One of my top 4 picks this time. It's just perfect.
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05/17/2004 03:18:01 PM
Very Cute, creative and the expression on your model is precious.
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05/17/2004 02:12:52 PM
I love this ... terrific!
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05/17/2004 12:31:29 PM
Too Cute! Love the expression!!
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05/17/2004 07:09:14 AM
I really like the picture and the title. Very creative. 10
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