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The Joy of the Chase
The Joy of the Chase
MaryO


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Animals In Motion (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Irish Wolfhounds
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Apr 24, 2009
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Animals, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2009

Holly being chased by puppy Sage early in the morning. Sort of wish I had gotten all of Sage in the shot, but then again I kind of like her coming into the picture after Holly this way. Notice Holly only has one foot touching the ground .. these guys FLY when they get going!

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, white balance, increased contrast, burnt shadows slightly, 2nd layer (dodged dogs, merged in multiply mode), decreased saturation on green/blueish fur bits, reduced noise, cloned out bright bit of grass/leaves/flowers, added border, resized, sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.5455
Avg (commenters): 7.7857
Avg (participants): 6.2424
Avg (non-participants): 6.7273
Views since voting: 1710
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 176
Comments: 20
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/28/2010 01:35:02 AM
you sure do amazing things with that lens .. I WANT ONE .. !!!!!
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05/05/2009 02:30:37 PM
I Just love those dogs. How big are they at the shoulders?
Great picture and they have a woulf like quality to them.
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05/04/2009 12:22:49 AM
Congrats on top 20. I thought that might be yours. What a wonderful shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2009 09:05:51 AM
8 - Like the intensity captured, nice rich colorings too.
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05/02/2009 04:36:49 PM
magnificent (scary) dogs.
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04/29/2009 11:09:35 PM
A shame that the second dog was cropped out partly fgrom the photo. I just want to see a little bot more on that side............
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04/29/2009 09:00:42 PM
I love the color in this shot. For me, it's "dark" and emotion-provoking.
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04/29/2009 03:25:40 PM
love the contrast!
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04/29/2009 02:33:11 PM
What a great frame. I can see the joy in their faces. The one foot is a little blured, and it's feels a little under exposed, still it's fabulious.
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04/29/2009 08:36:49 AM
Superb!!
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04/29/2009 04:53:49 AM
excellent capture , excellent processing , 8
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04/29/2009 03:44:07 AM
There's a nice sense of playfulness and competition here. I like the darkish rich tones and color as well.
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04/28/2009 02:20:17 PM
Nice shot
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04/28/2009 01:49:02 AM
Great shot. They look like they're having a grand old time. I like your choice of processing,too.
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04/27/2009 11:35:21 PM
Great action photo! Love it!
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04/27/2009 08:57:28 PM
Dogs having fun is a natural for this type of competition and this captures the open spirit and nature of pure joy of a dog's life. They ask so little and give so much that it's a pleasure to see an author capture them in thier natural fun loving state. A beautiful image and a complete technical and artistic success. Well done.
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04/27/2009 07:58:20 PM
I can see the fun they have. One of my favs in this challenge
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04/27/2009 02:55:02 PM
The poor dog in the front looks like he is running for his life.
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04/27/2009 09:24:22 AM
HEE HEE - great focus. I love how the dog on the left is running into the shot.
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04/27/2009 04:34:00 AM
What beautiful dogs!!
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