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Rodent Relaxation
Rodent Relaxation

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-1100D
Lens: Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 for Canon
Location: My house
Date: Jan 13, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2012

I decided to follow in the footsteps of my girlfriend (Purple_Girl) and photograph one of our 8 rats for DPC.. people seem to like them lol

This is "November" being all cute and cozy in her hammock.

I manually focused my Tamron 70-300mm macro lens to focus past the bars of the cage and make them almost non-existant.. I knew the AF would just keep latching onto those cage bars lol, so didn't even try with that..

For editing, I cropped the image, adjusted brightness and contrast with levels, denoised a little, cloned out a whisker and a few stray bits of hair on the underside of the hammock i didn't like, sharpened, resized for challenge and sharpened a little again a small amount.

Place: 95 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.0284
Avg (commenters): 6.8750
Avg (participants): 6.0306
Avg (non-participants): 6.0233
Views since voting: 425
Views during voting: 221
Votes: 141
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2012 10:43:58 PM
Adorable. I could go for a hammock right about now.
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02/06/2012 09:28:46 PM
Simply great
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02/04/2012 12:14:44 PM
Our beautiful November. Lovely clear focus on her, well done love!
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02/03/2012 08:48:39 PM
Aw, a rat hammock! Sweet little face.
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02/02/2012 09:27:32 PM
now that's one cute rodent
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02/02/2012 07:13:38 AM
Couple of these little ones this challenge and I love um both.
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02/01/2012 10:15:34 PM
OMG .. this is toooooo cute .. i want one .. !!!
a rodent that is ..
altho i currently have a miniature foxy, katee, and a budgie .. i reckon adding a rodent to the family would be asking a lot of katee .. she has to overcome her natural instincts on a regular basis already when the little bird dive bombs and chases her .. she looks all scared .. i think its fear of caving in to her desires .. not fear of the actual bird ..
anyhooooooo ... this little rodent looks like he should have a drink in one 'hand', a yummy snack in the other and maybe a good lookin' lady rodent beside him .. its a wonderful shot ..
i'm not voting right now .. :)
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02/01/2012 04:10:35 PM
How incredibly sweet
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02/01/2012 12:42:12 PM
Excellent closeup shot. Great detail.
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02/01/2012 09:21:43 AM
great shot!
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