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Pensive Eyes
Pensive Eyes
littlemav


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Challenge: Off-Centered Subject III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Southwest Missouri
Date: Nov 9, 2010
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 12, 2010

adj exp in raw, contrast, fill light... Opened, cropped, midtone levels, selected eyes brightened a tiny bit, Guassian blur in background. Reduced sharpened reduced Hipass, overlay, saved for web.

[Nov. 18th, 2010 10:57:10 PM]

Well you can see the PS newbieism showing! As some of my wonderful comments have pointed out I could have softened the line between the gaus blur on the background and the subject.. DUHHHH I shot this through a black cage and into the sun, useing F4.5 it burned through the front and only left some tiny specks in the background, but that is what is making the gray line around the cat.. I now know how I could have fixed that, but I thought it was KINDA NEAT... every challenge Learning Experience!!! And Thanks so Much for all the nice and Helpful comments!!

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.3898
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9636
Avg (non-participants): 6.7619
Views since voting: 1252
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 118
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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07/10/2014 06:11:42 PM
The 'halo' is a slight distraction but when you get to the eyes of this cougar and and the ears cocked back in an aggressive stance - whoa! Dangerous beauty and you captured the deadly look very well.
12/26/2012 03:30:24 AM
Gave this a 9 the first time around and still love it now. A fantastic shot.
11/22/2010 11:36:15 AM
Congrats on the right attitude about editing and DPC. It's a fun LEARNING experience :-) Oh, and for the beautiful image. Always feel like I can walk up and pet one of these...
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11/22/2010 10:40:35 AM
BEAUTIFUL Katie! Great score for a great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/19/2010 06:59:46 PM
It's hard to believe something this beautiful can be so dangerous - wonderful capture - hope you do well.
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11/19/2010 09:21:42 AM
Not a big fan of your treatment of the background, but the shot of the puss-cat is great.
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11/19/2010 12:41:26 AM
Beautiful shot. 10
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11/17/2010 07:40:45 PM
I'm not voting but it looks like a scissor has been involved. Sorry, but it does. Wonderful photo though.
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11/16/2010 10:41:51 PM
Very evident processing in blurring out the background.
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11/16/2010 06:38:24 PM
Magnificent
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11/16/2010 06:08:49 PM
I like the soft look to this. Nicely posed.
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11/16/2010 10:36:27 AM
Beautiful animal but the editing could have been more precise.
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11/15/2010 05:30:42 PM
Beautiful clarity and sharpness. Love the tones in the background too.
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11/15/2010 02:12:13 PM
WOW-now this is a stunning image 10
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11/15/2010 06:22:06 AM
Love the expression on its face!
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11/15/2010 01:30:15 AM
This is just so sad and beautiful. The colors are just so marvelous and soft.
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11/15/2010 12:24:47 AM
If the image's focal point didn't draw me straight to the center of the image, your title would have. It's DNMC for me... sorry. But, the good news is that I'm not voting. :)

Other than the challenge topic, I'd have given this a 9 in a Free Study. Beautiful!
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