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"I need to make one of those?!"
"I need to make one of those?!"

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Challenge: Balloon II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3100
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR
Location: My kitchen
Date: Dec 13, 2011
Aperture: 5.3
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2011

Taken in my kitchen with a ceiling-bounced flashgun. The model is my newest family recruit (she has no name as yet) making her photographic debut. None of the rats would play ball with the original idea of getting them to hold the purple balloon so it looked like they were going to blow it up, I had to resort to this instead.

I wasn't happy with that green balloon, I thought it looked like it had weird artefacts on it which hopefully people won't think is an editing screw-up; the balloons in the shot are 'pearl' coated and photographed a bit strangely.

Edit: Cropped, adjusted brightness/contrast using levels, upped the master saturation, cloned out a few paper lines and dust specks, denoised, sharpened, added borders and resized.

Place: 18 out of 68
Avg (all users): 6.3179
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.0976
Avg (non-participants): 6.3864
Views since voting: 880
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 173
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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09/08/2012 07:37:29 PM
I love the model! The image seems a bit... uhh... dingy. Like the whites need to be whiter and the colors need to be more "Pop!". I didn't notice the odd stuff in the green one until you told me to. :D But, now it does bother me.

07/31/2012 09:41:51 AM
Great colors and control of exposure. And you have one heck of a great model to work with. Overall, a nice complete shot.

As a few others have stated, I am not sure what the title means.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/20/2011 12:52:21 PM
Love these little fellas we keep seein',is he/she about to blow that one up.
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12/19/2011 06:31:27 PM
Sweet shot :-)
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12/19/2011 10:11:03 AM
First of all, how adorable. Secondly, great job! The colors look great.
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12/18/2011 05:45:03 PM
Cute animals should not be allowed ;-)
Extra mark for cuteness, oh and a well executed shot.
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12/15/2011 03:35:13 PM
I don't understand the title, but I'm in love with the rattie baby. I would have to guess this is ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Purple_Girl and the model is one of her 15 babies...
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12/14/2011 09:33:31 AM
hahaha! smart shot! 10
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12/14/2011 12:35:20 AM
Not understanding the title... but GOLLY! I LOVE the image!
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