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Safe Behind the Fence
Safe Behind the Fence
MaryO


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Missed Focus (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Critters
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Lorton, VA
Date: Sep 20, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2009

A very curious doe who apparently felt safe behind the fence, as she approached me and my 100-pound puppy repeatedly and made lots of eye contact. The light was dappled so the camera did hunt for focus some of the time, but I intentionally focussed on the fence here because it told a story of sorts. I rather like the way it came out.

PP - converted from RAW, rotated slightly (fence was nowhere near level so I went for an angle where the deer was relatively straight), cropped, white balance, levels, cloned/colored tree trunk which was right behind deer's head, colored deer browner, reduced noise, cloned/colored a few spots right around deer's head, increased contrast, resized, sharpened, hand-blurred background and deer some more to get rid of sharpening noise.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.9286
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8868
Avg (non-participants): 5.9589
Views since voting: 1074
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 126
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0


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09/28/2009 12:41:14 AM
This works extremely well. (And so much more delightful than most of my in focus deer shots!)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2009 08:05:13 PM
Sweet shot.
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09/22/2009 07:32:13 PM
I think this works for the challenge. I can't really say I'm really interested beyond that (not very compelling). I wish there had been a slight curves adjustment to balance the lights and darks a little better. 6
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09/22/2009 02:47:28 PM
I am so glad you were safely behind the fence!
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09/22/2009 11:13:21 AM
I was truly surprised to see that deer. Well done.
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09/22/2009 04:46:46 AM
Oh let him out....he didn't do it...honest!
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09/22/2009 03:23:10 AM
Gorgeous use of OOF - the fence creates the gridded overlay; the light is wonderful behind the creature, and you can still see the eyes. Very lovely!
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09/21/2009 08:45:08 AM
Beautiful greens. I had to look at it a minute to see the deer. GOOD GOING.
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09/21/2009 06:44:37 AM
Nice surprising excellent shot.
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09/21/2009 12:59:48 AM
Very sweet.
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