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A Watchful Eye
A Watchful Eye

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Challenge: Animals In Black And White (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Ledyard CT
Date: Feb 19, 2012
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2012

Last day shoot...the cold morning was perfect for a visit to my friends down the road.

-SilverEfex Pro 2 modified Forest Floor preset (Thanks [user]Bear_Music[/user])
-Crop to square
-Duplicate Layer
-Dodge around eye and on 'breath'
-Burn around eye
-cloned out a few small 'piles'
-Topaz InFocus
-Resize to 1600
-Noise Ninja to smooth background and add contrast
-Resize for web

Place: 36 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.3117
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3023
Avg (non-participants): 6.3235
Views since voting: 449
Views during voting: 291
Votes: 154
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/27/2012 01:06:28 AM
Shaggy with stubby legs... just too cute. Could have sworn this would finish higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2012 09:17:38 PM
gorgeous light
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02/26/2012 03:22:16 PM
I like the way you used the light to outline the body.
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02/26/2012 01:16:47 PM
Different sort of pose, though I suspect he was scratching himself with one of those long horns and not really all that concerned by photographic intrusion. Love the backlighting.
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02/26/2012 12:32:51 PM
Well played, breath is a plus
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02/25/2012 09:28:12 AM
I like the composition in this image nice capture of the beast the steam off his nose gives great effect lovely bokeh ..Well done
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02/24/2012 12:24:46 PM
Love this pose! It's amazingly different. And the title says it all
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02/21/2012 01:28:32 AM
Marvelous. Early morning joy!
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02/20/2012 02:55:06 AM
If you've got an itch, scratch it I say! Glad to see the eye :)
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02/20/2012 02:30:22 AM
Where do all these shaggy critters live! I need to move there...
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02/20/2012 01:56:41 AM
nice tones and bokeh in the bg...7
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