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I did find a shot for this month. This was in the pics I took the day a departed for war. My dog Bolillo had this sad face all day and at the last moment as I was getting out of the house he jumped and looked at my, like begging for me not to go.

Camera:Fujifilm Finepix S602Z
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Bolillo
Username:HectorRivera HectorRivera
Uploaded:11 Sep 2009 - 7:27 PM
Tags:Pets / captive animals
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Group Event:Critique Buddies September 2009 - Group 1
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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2009 - 7:56 PM

Lovely close up detailed image.
Martin

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2009 - 11:16 PM

Yes,he does have a sad face.!!
A well detailed shot.
Mick.

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Christopher_Malpas

Great image

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Sep 2009 - 9:35 AM

this is one cute dog and judging from the eyes its as loyal as can be. i have uploaded a mod for you as there were a couple of things that I personally thought could enhance the image, firstly changing the b/g and the other was removing the collar and id badge. I decided that a black b/g would be most appropriate and thought mono would add to the sense of longing, as you say it was shot the day you left so I think the mono gives it that sense of distance and sadness
cheers Ian

Last Modified By imander at 13 Sep 2009 - 9:39 AM

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Robin_TB
Robin_TB  5199 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2009 - 2:35 PM

It can be hard to leave them behind! At least you can explain to the wife where you're going, what you're going to be doing (leaving out the details as appropriate) and why you're doing it. The big eyes say it all from those that can't understand.

From a technical point of view I like the photo but find the pink tag distracting. I like the way the nose is slightly out of focus, dogs noses are usually just that little bit too close as they sniff you out, and it draws you into those expressive eyes.

I think I would mod it to just remove the tag, I find Imander's disembodied head a little disconcerting Smile

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Sep 2009 - 6:13 PM

quote " I find Imander's disembodied head a little disconcerting "

the mrs says the same thing...i cant go out as i have no-body to go with Sad.........oh you ment the mod Smile
ian

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2009 - 1:07 PM

critique buddie
Not much more I can add as far as improving it is concerned. Its a heart-wrenching tale you tell about her not wanting you to leave..I am sure it will be quite the opposite when you return home..and keeping her still to pose will be nigh on impossible, hehe...she will be too happy to see you.
Technically if you can get the eyes sharp you are onto a winner... the sad eyes here draw you in.
I have just done a little mod - sharpened it a bit and darkened a bit using curves.

Jeanie
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maratsuikka
15 Sep 2009 - 8:33 PM

i like it as it is

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bppowell
bppowell  122125 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Sep 2009 - 1:03 PM

A good shot of the dog and must admit the dog did look sad.

There were a couple of things that niggled me. These are personal choices for me rather than faults with the shot. The angle seemed wrong so in the mod I flipped it. There seemed to be too much of the dog so I cropped in closer and the background was intrusive so I blurred it a bit.

These are personal choices; others make think the exact opposite.

Barry

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janeez
janeez e2 Member 61192 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2009 - 10:49 PM

What a sweet dog. There is a real look of longing on her face. They are so perseptive and she clearly knew you were going away again. Just wondered whether she may have a touch of red eye (green in dogs and cats) that could be altered in ps.

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93453 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2009 - 3:48 PM

The moment captured here tells the viewer a lot about the relationship you have with your dog. The technical aspects of the shot are the main points of critique here for me. The bright flash has given the eyes that eerie green reflectance, as well as blowing out the breast and casting a strong shadow on the floor. I think it would be worth trying to get a similar shot using natural light.

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Jacquie_Gibson
13 Jan 2010 - 11:12 PM

A very adorable dog.

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