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UNDERDOG- Here he comes to save the day!
1st PlaceUNDERDOG- Here he comes to save the day!
kellmak10


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Under- (Minimal Editing I*)
Camera: Sony DSC-H20
Location: our backyard
Date: Aug 10, 2010
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/320sec
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2010

picture of my dog ranger, taken outside with a fake cloud backdrop behind him, wearing the halloween costume i made for him a few years ago.... he cooperated so much better than i thought he would. took picture off camera and rotated it 90 and sharpened using the basic sharpen button, and resized. i put a fan on him to get his ears and cape to "blow in the wind" like a true superhero...with no editing allowed, i thought natural light was the way to go....

wow!!! i am so excited....i was thrilled with the red, but now blue!!! it's funny when you enter a pic how you think it's going to do and what you think the comments will be...i almost didn't enter this because i was worried people would pick apart the fact that you can see the stiches of his costume...so glad i was wrong...... this picture still makes me laugh everytime i look at it. thanks so much for all the wonderful, wonderful comments. GO UNDERDOG!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 91
Avg (all users): 7.0427
Avg (commenters): 8.6111
Avg (participants): 6.7436
Avg (non-participants): 7.1360
Views since voting: 3827
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 164
Comments: 44
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/21/2010 01:20:59 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon and PB!
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08/21/2010 11:04:42 AM
Actually the stitches showing up adds to the sharpness of the pix! Congrats!

Message edited by author 2010-08-21 11:06:44.
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08/20/2010 10:06:02 AM
Congrats! What a wonderful idea! A blue and a PB -- now that's the way to go!
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08/20/2010 09:15:47 AM
This is such a great image. The heroic look on the dog's face, the ears blowing in the wind, the costume...so glad you did end up in the ribbons! Hope Ranger is getting lots of nummies! :-)
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08/19/2010 03:00:33 PM
Now that's where I thought this image should have ended up in the first time around.

There's just such a simple greatness about this shot. The pose and expression are perfect. The combination of lack of processing and your lighting give it that required vintage look that you'd expect from a classic Underdog photo. Simple goodness, I says.
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08/19/2010 01:36:25 PM
This was my fave, glad you got the blue, congrats!!
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08/19/2010 12:59:09 PM
Super duper quality image,Congrats.
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08/19/2010 12:10:07 PM
Congrats on the promotion to blue... it's where I originally had you in mind anyway!
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08/19/2010 11:09:43 AM
Ah, so now underdog is uberdog, and is that not a superior expression. Go ranger.
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08/19/2010 10:53:19 AM
Welcome to the world of BLUE! I wonder if you even noticed the "tabs" on the collar of his costume look like blue-ribbon tabs? Anyway, congrats! I'm happy to see this very feel-good, whimsical image triumph.
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08/19/2010 10:47:16 AM
woot a blue!
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08/19/2010 10:40:03 AM
Congrats on your blue. Well deserved
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08/19/2010 09:36:04 AM
I had this pegged as the blue ribbon winner - and now I see it has moved up! Congrats!
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08/19/2010 09:11:11 AM
Awesome...
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08/19/2010 03:30:53 AM
Congratulations! Great image.
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08/18/2010 01:46:23 PM
Excellent job! Well deserved ribbon.
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08/18/2010 12:24:05 PM
Nacho Libre of the canine world
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08/18/2010 10:41:02 AM
Fabulous capture and well deserved ribbon. Congrats!
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08/18/2010 09:35:20 AM
This is awesome. Looks like Ranger loves being a model. :D Congrats on the red!
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08/18/2010 08:06:44 AM
Perfect in every way... so awesome... congrats
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08/18/2010 02:44:42 AM
Well done on the ribbon - my son was alongside me in the voting and shouted "10!" as soon as he saw it so that says it all lol.
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08/18/2010 01:08:15 AM
This is a great shot. He should be in movies! :)
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08/18/2010 12:34:15 AM
Congrats on your first 7+ score and the red ribbon! This was my pick of the litter, getting my only 10. ;)
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08/18/2010 12:28:37 AM
So cool....Great expression he has....Big Congrats!
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08/18/2010 12:14:26 AM
yay underdog!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/17/2010 10:51:21 AM
OMG - freakin hilarious!
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08/15/2010 06:13:35 PM
wow, I have had pet dogs in the past and kudos to you for being able to get yours to wear a costume and cape and give such a great pose! Hope it places well.
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08/15/2010 02:25:26 PM
love this concept!!
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08/15/2010 04:58:08 AM
Haha, great AOV and pose. Facial gesture is just perfect.
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08/14/2010 02:01:43 PM
This had better ribbon or the fickleness of DPC has really gone overboard.
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08/13/2010 09:26:31 PM
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08/13/2010 09:16:59 PM
What a fun shot! And a very nice costume for your model. Very good framing/composition and in camera work to get a polished product without editing!
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08/13/2010 09:02:51 PM
He looks proud enough to the be superhero you made him out to be. Great shot.
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08/13/2010 08:35:57 PM
LOL made me laugh. Good one. Clever and excellent shot.
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08/13/2010 10:56:09 AM
Good expression, looks like he's proud of his heroics!
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08/13/2010 10:04:18 AM
Very nice!
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08/12/2010 03:56:57 PM
This should be top 5, maybe the winner, IMO. Great portrait, great interpretation of challenge.
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08/12/2010 01:33:46 AM
Too funny. Exceptional detail and color.
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08/11/2010 02:37:51 PM
I viewed this on my iPad and it display all wrong, 90 degrees about and stretched. I'm glad I left it and revisited it on my full size Mac. This is a great image. May ribbon.
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08/11/2010 10:15:30 AM
Great shot - looks like a hero to me!
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08/11/2010 10:02:52 AM
Best photo of the challenge! Perfectly setup, especially he stretch of the next and the ears. Great composition, colors, and details.
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08/11/2010 07:57:37 AM
Cute!!
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08/11/2010 07:40:30 AM
Lovely shot.
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08/11/2010 12:35:12 AM
Oh, I hope this ribbons. Very clever idea, cute, and well photographed. I am amazed that this is minimal editing.
Most of the pictures in this challenge have titles that are quite a stretch. This is one of the very few where the title is the original concept. Awesome job 10!
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