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Thread: #37 - Up Close and Personal (congrats cls)

  1. #31
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    another animal. I couldn't get any closer, too dangerous (and MFD)


    101_MG_1090 - Version 3 by ahab1372, on Flickr

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    Oh wow

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    Thanks for submitting all of your photos, but it's now time to take the next step. So this is the end of the entry-period.
    Photos submitted after this message unfortunately will not be judged.

    I will notify Nick to make his selections and hopefully we've got a poll running soon. Thanks all!

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    The eye is great! How did you do that? Is it as simple as over-exposing a lot?

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahab1372 View Post
    Oh wow
    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    The eye is great! How did you do that? Is it as simple as over-exposing a lot?

    Cheers,
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    Thank you.

    That was shot with a 100 mm Macro and a 580 II flash with an Omni-Bounce attached to it (unfortunately, that is the not so attractive reflection). I also used an LED flash light that I would shine in her eye to get the pupil to close up (that's the small reflection in the pupil).

    As for PP... that was done in Lightroom 3, and
    • I used the brush over the eye to bump up the clarity, sharpness, saturation, and vibrance of the iris. Then the iris was left alone, and everything else below was applied to the rest of the frame in varying degrees.
    • unsaturated the red a lot and reduced the sharpness & clarity a lot over the eye whites (multiple times). I needed to get rid of the viens.
    • desaturated, reduced clarity, reduced contrast, reduced sharpening, and increased exposure with the brush. This was done to varying degrees to different areas, and some areas had modifications stacked on top of each other until I got it the way I wanted.
    It took a little while, but I was having fun trying something different.
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    The finalists have been selected and the poll is now ready. Congratz and good luck!

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    I VOTE FOR THIS ONE.....

    I am also an anarchist with "J" tendencies (Myers Brigg)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Croubie View Post
    Meanwhile, I had in mind the perfect shot for this, but the trouble was narrowing it down. We had a family of ducks move in to our street last year, one parent (I think the father), and about 6 babies, they hung around until they were almost fully grown, sitting on each neighbours' lawn to get free food.
    So what else could I do?
    Grab the lensbaby, gorillapod, cable release, and start throwing bread. From the few hundred shots I got, I liked this one the best (the one closest is the parent):
    <edit, oh yeah, forgot to say the first is my entry>

    Really cool shot by the way. The 3 ducks in the background look cool. I used to own a lensbaby, I miss it when I see shots like these.

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    A very tough one to pick the finalists Nick, great assignment well done.

    Congrats to the finalists.
    Voted.
    Steve U
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