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Challenge: Shallow DOF in Red (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Cats & Dogs
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Maianbar, Australia
Date: Jan 5, 2012
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4000 sec
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 5, 2012

I really like this image! I have cropped it from the original composition which will cost me in votes as it doesnít show the significance of the shallow dof. However, I prefer this composition so and it was never going to ribbon anyway.

Iím also aware that selective desat is not popular (donít usually like it much myself) but I feel it works here. The surrounding ground cover was very green and distracted from the cherry tomato too much. Besides, I have never tried a selective desat before and wanted to see if I can do it. Iím still not too sure if I pulled it off ok.

Place: 105 out of 123
Avg (all users): 4.9120
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.6000
Avg (non-participants): 5.1571
Views since voting: 404
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 125
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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01/16/2012 02:34:17 PM
a ha! cats and tomatoes - you were obviously going after the popular vote!
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01/16/2012 12:10:00 AM
Awesome, did not view all the photos, but I do love this. COngrats on the bling as well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2012 10:18:37 PM
weird. difficult to reconcile.

I'm hanging it in my
fantasy art gallery.

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01/12/2012 01:00:09 PM
At first I wondered why the cherry tomato was talking to a fuzzy mushroom.....THENNNNNN I saw the whiskers!
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01/12/2012 09:58:39 AM
So hard to get good exposure and detail on a black and white animal. Though the moment captured is good and the selective color an excellent choice, I find this much to difficult to work out and I'm not really seeing much use of shallow dof, either.
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01/11/2012 11:33:05 AM
Interesting shot... while I normally appreciate dark & murky photos, I think it works against you in this challenge because it makes the shallow DoF much harder to see. You get points for being different :)
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01/10/2012 06:45:02 PM
Can't see wha red subject is in focus. :(
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