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Earnest Little Beggar
Earnest Little Beggar
MaryO


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Critters
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Dec 27, 2009
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 2500
Shutter: 1/500
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.

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Post-challenge: wow; highest score and placement I've ever gotten in a FS :-) Thanks, everyone!!

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 334
Avg (all users): 6.6075
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.5124
Avg (non-participants): 6.7846
Views since voting: 1643
Views during voting: 364
Votes: 186
Comments: 20
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/12/2010 02:59:48 PM
Just awesome. 9 from me.
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01/12/2010 02:27:15 AM
This is sweet--especially the light! Congrats on a fine image!
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01/10/2010 11:51:12 AM
vERY NICE PLACEMENT AND TERRIFIC SQUIRREL..
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01/09/2010 06:33:58 AM
Lovely light, lovely richness of colours, lovely eye detail. What's not to love?
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01/09/2010 12:45:53 AM
This is beautiful light! I'm curious. Did you light this? Is it natural? You are either a master at lighting fleeting moments or a master at toning a photo! Just gorgeous!
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01/08/2010 04:15:19 PM
Awesome little guy! I love the look and the background - just adorable! Congrats on the excellent score, too - and only four votes below 5 - that's very impressive!!
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01/08/2010 01:52:00 PM
Lol - what a great squirrel - he looks like he has arrived to deliver a message.

" Follow me . . walk towards the light . . . "

:- )
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01/08/2010 01:02:19 PM
This is so very darling. I just love the lighting - and of course the cutest little squirrel ever.
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01/08/2010 04:19:10 AM
Such a sweet picture
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01/08/2010 01:11:26 AM
awww I'm so glad that is yours. I loved this little guy. Nice finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2010 05:24:37 AM
Probably one of the better squirrel photos I've ever seen.The texture and color of the fur is very good. Though the pose is somewhat typical of squirrels, I like it quite a bit here. I'd like to see a bit more DoF to get the details out of that giant bushy tail, but I like it as it is.
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01/04/2010 08:13:08 PM
Nice shot. I like the way the light plays on the fur.
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01/04/2010 02:53:28 PM
Love it!
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01/04/2010 02:40:22 PM
Wonderful image. Thanks!
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01/03/2010 11:12:16 PM
love the pose
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01/03/2010 06:18:58 PM
Great capture!
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01/03/2010 04:08:43 AM
This pretty amazing really - squirrel shots are 10 a penny (done a bunch myself) but this 'pose', this lighting and this background elevate this image to something rather special.
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01/03/2010 12:47:45 AM
Gotta love the little buggers. I am happy is head is in focus. It is a nice clean portrait of the critter. Though for me it does not offer enough excitement or wow factor.
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01/02/2010 11:29:31 PM
Ha, that's one experienced and talented little mooch! Hope you threw a few peanuts his way! :)
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01/01/2010 12:58:02 AM
Terrific!!! The detail and lighting is super!!
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