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Camera:Pentax K110D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Pentax 50-200
Title:Black Shadow
Username:lonely_oryx lonely_oryx
Uploaded:15 Aug 2008 - 11:20 PM
Tags:Black, Pets / captive animals, Shadow
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SPARROWHALL
15 Aug 2008 - 11:25 PM

Very good. Love the colour of the eyes.

Tracey

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 11:29 PM

Superb - I know where you got the idea from and you have worked it brilliantly. Now where can I get a perfect ginger background for my ginger German Shepherd?

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Sus
Sus  93183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 11:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

good attempt, the dog looks a bit too passive though, and the effect is quite strong - if you had saved the original pic as a background layer I'd be saying, reduce the opacity of this to about 60% so the processing effect isn't so storng.

THe other thing is a bit more eagerness/longing in the dogs eyes, tilting upwards towards the camera more...

lovley dog though!

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
15 Aug 2008 - 11:36 PM

Nice details in the blacks and great eye contact.
Freda

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2008 - 11:40 PM

A great effect John - lovely dog too......Bill

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 12:05 AM

Nicely done..lovely dog
Gerry

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 12:11 AM

What a marvelous pet portrait, such great work.
Bob

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ssureshbala
16 Aug 2008 - 12:18 AM

Very nice shot.I love the sheen from Dog's skin.

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 12:25 AM

Great pet portrait here.

Best Matt

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MNPHOTO
MNPHOTO  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 12:27 AM

superb perfect pic of a lovely dog

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plugin  10 Canada
16 Aug 2008 - 1:35 AM

Great portrait..
Jim

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Stace
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16 Aug 2008 - 1:42 AM

Superb lighting
Stace

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Bye  6 United States
16 Aug 2008 - 3:22 AM

what a face! Love it
Elle

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
16 Aug 2008 - 4:39 AM

Very well done

Peter

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youmightlikethis
youmightlikethis e2 Member 121015 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
16 Aug 2008 - 5:20 AM

very nice

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 6:09 AM

"dont you mess with me" look .. or is he saying... you better make me handsomest ever in that picture! eyes do talk in this one.

excellent effect on black John.

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KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
16 Aug 2008 - 6:51 AM

Great work capturing detail in the dark fur and those eyes are nearly on fire.
Jenny

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sdb
sdb  6109 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 - 7:20 AM

Great portait - very striking image.

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VIKI
VIKI  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 7:28 AM

WELL DONE!!!!!! I love it.

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 7:59 AM

A lovely exposed shot John. The eyes stand out and just glare at you.

Paul

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jason_e
jason_e e2 Member 9jason_e vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 8:11 AM

Pleased to be no 30, great shot.
Jason

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 8:25 AM

Thos eyes, who could resist?
Moira

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 8:39 AM

handsome dog and those eyes and beautiful coat shining make a fine image

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
16 Aug 2008 - 9:01 AM

Gr8 image ,what a fabulous coat and gr8 eyes' well captured regards
Mike

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 - 9:05 AM

Waht d'ya wanna make those eyes at me for....... I will be singing that all day. I like the way he is staring right at you.
LOL
Mavis

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
16 Aug 2008 - 9:55 AM

superbly done...

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Silverzone
16 Aug 2008 - 10:31 AM

Superb image. Sylvia

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 11:57 AM

2 of the hardest shots to achieve are black on black and white on white, your halfway there John, superb exposure..One more tip... put a snoot behind the dog and you gat a halo effect which gives more dimension..

Bernie

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 - 12:07 PM

Suiperb shot, love the eyes

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 - 1:25 PM

Agree with above.

John.

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 - 2:14 PM

excellent doggy portrait John, looks like my harvey dog

marc

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
16 Aug 2008 - 2:42 PM

lovely shot of shadow...

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marriedandhappy

A fantastic portrait but on my screen he has a purple nose which spoils it..kaz

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Maiwand
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16 Aug 2008 - 3:03 PM

Fantastic shot. Well done.
Ron

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halena2
halena2  6 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2008 - 3:33 PM

Brilliant image! very well composed.
Terr.

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Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 4:20 PM

Look into my eyes.

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linda63
linda63  668 forum posts Wales
16 Aug 2008 - 4:25 PM

Amazing eyes, excellent shot quite mesmerizing. Linda

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 4:54 PM

The eyes have it. Excellent work.
Dave

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
16 Aug 2008 - 5:22 PM

Wonderful - excellent eye contact and such a lovely colour
Mandy

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janty66
janty66  7 England
16 Aug 2008 - 5:42 PM

super image..

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Hop-A-Long
16 Aug 2008 - 5:48 PM

Wonderful portrait. Fabulous colour eyes.
Andy

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rmr  7 Wales
16 Aug 2008 - 6:06 PM

the eyes look great with this bg
mark

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2008 - 7:17 PM

A lovely composed and taken portrait.
Brian

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Rock
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17 Aug 2008 - 7:56 AM

Top-Shot.

Rock

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Frase
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17 Aug 2008 - 9:48 PM

Brilliant.
Don

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JONTHELENS
18 Aug 2008 - 7:13 PM

Now That Is Good.

jon

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ketch
ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2008 - 8:43 PM

What an excellent effort with a really tough shot - superb textures at work here - the eyes don't quite make contact which is slightly disturbing but have great definition.

Excellent

Robert

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2008 - 9:29 PM

Wow, wow! Great dog, great image.
Johanna

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gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Aug 2008 - 9:59 PM

Superb close up John.
Gill

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peterhookwilde
20 Aug 2008 - 12:25 PM

well executed for such a hard shot

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ThePivot
ThePivot  6 Ireland
20 Aug 2008 - 2:39 PM

really like this! eyes are excellent!

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2008 - 7:09 PM

A wonderful portrait John, I think you have caught the dog very well.
Pete.

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RoddBC
RoddBC  840 forum posts United States
25 Aug 2008 - 2:51 PM

Don't know how I missed this one John as I love my black labs! Great shot as it's hard to get great shots of a black dog!


Rodd

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marc484ie  731 forum posts Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2008 - 1:42 PM

Great capture Love the eyes!

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2008 - 12:42 PM

Great portrait; all shiny black and eyes, although I don't disagree with the green comment!
Tim

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