Challenge: Calendar II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Feb 21, 2009
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2009
|One of my bunnies (Pookie, The Best Bunny in the Whole Wide World) in an exceptionally silly hat I made years ago in bunny size. I went for a "studio" sort of calendar shot, but didn't want to do a traditional Easter bunny. I've actually shot calendars, even bunny ones, and I could see using this shot in one. But that's me ;-) Hoping some will appreciate a bit of silliness in the midst of what I expect/hope will be lots of shots that are amazingly gorgeous.
Actually shot outside with a backdrop draped over the chair he was sitting on. Sun was bright enough to cast a bit of a shadow from the hat; I liked this pose/expression better than the ones where I'd managed to move the hat and/or rabbit to avoid the shadow so most of my PP was evening out the lighting. Softened it a bit, too, since it's a bunny. Makes him look more feminine, too ;-)
PP - converted from RAW in Bibble Pro (mostly lighting adjustments), rotated slightly, cropped, levels, dodged shadows on bunny and eye catchlight, cloned/smudged out odd eye reflections, desaturated bunny, cloned background some to even it out and cloned it onto rear of bunny, Burnt background in places, 2nd layer (Gaussian blur, dodged bunny, merged in multiply mode), dodged/cloned/healed where needed, resized, sharpened.