Challenge: Free Study 2009-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Dec 27, 2009
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2009
|Not an unusual subject, but nothing else from this month is as interesting to me. Well, except some of my Bird outtakes, but I suspect voters won't be excited about more birds. And I do like the light and detail here.
PP - qtpfsgui (pregamma 0.697, mantiuk method, contrast mapping 0.1, saturation factor 1.049, detail factor 5.5), merged with original at 20% transparency, white balance, levels, cropped, dodged eyes a bit more, cloned out bright bit under one eye, blurred background more, resized, sharpened, added border.
Post-challenge: wow; highest score and placement I've ever gotten in a FS :-) Thanks, everyone!!
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