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Bah! My stupid agent promised me no kids...
Bah! My stupid agent promised me no kids...

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Challenge: Animal/People Interaction (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 APO Macro for Nikon
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: Nov 1, 2009
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2009

Crop, B&W, Brightness/Contrast, USM, Border, SFW.
Not sure how this will do but it's an experiment to further my B&W PP techniques & hopefully get comment on that. Because I cannot spot edit/dodge burn in Basic, his eyes remain dark in relation to the rest of the shot. Adds to the mood I hope. It wasn't shot with a challenge in mind, but seeing as this challenge only had 19 entries with one day to go when I uploaded...brown here I come!
He's a tiny Southern African Hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) who was not too impressed (frowning) by all the kids touching him at a company family day. They are thankfully not endangered but are on the SITES watchlist.

Place: 17 out of 67
Avg (all users): 5.9844
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 6.1538
Avg (non-participants): 5.9541
Views since voting: 2348
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 257
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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11/29/2009 06:36:59 PM
Very nice. It reminds me of a hedgehog we found in Iraq.
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11/11/2009 02:11:22 PM
Considered this was basic editing you did well with the b/w conversion; as you stated, the eyes are too dark, but what can you do. DOF is somwhere in between, I were gone for a little deeper at slower shutter speed to have the kids arm sharper. Side note: Work on your titles (or ask a pro- - hint, hint)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2009 02:55:23 PM
Very cute!
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11/10/2009 01:10:26 PM
I elected to use a rating table to decide on what value to assign during voting.
Here’s the table:
1 No Animal/People Interaction
2 Slightly Appealing, but no Animal/People Interaction
3 Moderately Appealing, but on Animal/People Interaction
4 Greatly Appealing, but no Animal/People interaction
5 Not Appealing, but possessing Animal/People Interaction
6 Slightly Appealing and possessing Animal/People Interaction
7 Moderately Appealing and possessing Animal/People Interaction
8 Greatly Appealing and possessing Animal People Interaction
9 Better than #8, and caused an audible sigh
10 Better than #9, and would likely declare it a favorite
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11/10/2009 07:47:44 AM
This is so cute! Wonderful composition.
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11/06/2009 09:23:46 AM
Poor little guy! He couldn't have been too upset since he's not curled into a ball ;-)
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11/04/2009 07:50:05 PM
Nice focus and composition!
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11/04/2009 12:28:28 PM
great capture!
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11/04/2009 08:19:19 AM
Nice sharp image, like the processing that you chose, I like the hesitation that seems to be present as the child(?) gets ready to touch.
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11/04/2009 01:30:31 AM
Really cute picture!
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