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Izzy

By FeatherFriend
Hi everyone, 'had a go' at another dog I captured during the agility competitions recently. Similar manipulation to the previous but I have tried to put the dof in the grass in a different place as this was mentioned in my previous upload, difficult to get exactly right as the dog is jumping in the original and is a couple of feet above ground level. I have enabled 'mods' again if you feel it could be improved upon.
Many thanks to those of you that took time out to view and vote on my previous upload and a special thank you to Mike (hasslebladuk), Ann (EAS), John (lonely_oryx), Sylvia (teocali) for the UA's and Pete for the HC. I never expected such a response and for that I am very grateful,
Regards,
Geoff.

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Comments


5 Oct 2011 11:25AM
A big congrats on all those well deserved awards .....
and looks like another award winner here

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5 Oct 2011 11:35AM
What a cracking shot brill.
jj
gingerdelight 10 298 11 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 12:01PM
Another stunner here, very well captured and processed.
Carol
5 Oct 2011 12:10PM
Great image bursting with exuberance!
Alun
tigertot 14 36 England
5 Oct 2011 12:16PM
Love the happy look on the dogs face - he's really enjoying himself. Love the exposure - spot on. The eyes really drew me in amongst all the action.
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 116 Scotland
5 Oct 2011 12:18PM
This images reinforces in my mind that your photography is in a league of it's own: you won't get a much better action doggy shot than this. Superb use of selective DOF and focusing.
Beautifully done, Geoff.
Ronnie.
EOS_fan 6 27 England
5 Oct 2011 12:20PM
Fantastic shot, well done Smile
hasslebladuk 7 1 6 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 12:37PM
Another stunning shot just love it
mike
Cormy 9 3 England
5 Oct 2011 12:39PM
Another stunner,Birdman.
Cheers
Alan
5 Oct 2011 12:43PM
Thanks all and a special thank you to Steve (EOS_fan) for the UA, really appreciated,
Regards,
Geoff.
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
5 Oct 2011 1:17PM
Fantastic frozen image, perfect in every respect and what a beautiful dog, Patti
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Oct 2011 1:29PM
Hi Geoff,
This has more of a cut-out feel to it compared to the previous one, especially around the back legs and the elbow of his front left leg.
5 Oct 2011 1:53PM

Quote:Hi Geoff,
This has more of a cut-out feel to it compared to the previous one, especially around the back legs and the elbow of his front left leg.



Hi Cole, a big learning curve for me I'm afraid, maybe I didn't soften the edges you mention enough. I've put a V2 up which is a crop of the original jpg........your thought's if you have time please,
Geoff.
5 Oct 2011 1:55PM
Thanks again all and a special thank you to Patti for the UA, most appreciated,
Geoff.
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
5 Oct 2011 1:57PM
Terrific detail and action on the Springer Geoff, but have to agree with Cole , the longer you look at it the more it looks superimposed against the bg not like the last one. The blurring to get dof might work better if you sharpen the grass all the way to the front, I feel the band is too narrow. Also take some of the left hand side away to give thirds as the dog is too central, that could give more perspective. Still though great work and a fab dog. V2 is the one for me as it shows what he is doing and has the story to it.
Richard
5 Oct 2011 2:00PM

Quote:Terrific detail and action on the Springer Geoff, but have to agree with Cole , the longer you look at it the more it looks superimposed against the bg not like the last one. The blurring to get dof might work better if you sharpen the grass all the way to the front, I feel the band is too narrow. Also take some of the left hand side away to give thirds as the dog is too central, that could give more perspective. Still though great work and a fab dog
Richard



Thanks Richard, the more comments like this the better to help with this type of work which I would love to get to grips with,
Geoff.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
5 Oct 2011 2:33PM
Hi Geoff
Practice makes perfect, and boy I need practice to even get to this standard, nice one mate!

Regards

Trev.
teocali Plus
9 441 18 England
5 Oct 2011 3:05PM
The original capture of the dog in V2 makes a superb action capture, Geoff, but my first impression when looking at V1 (WITHOUT having read any comments first) was that the blurring of the grass around the hindfeet and LH elbow was a bit clumsy and made it obvious that the BG had been replaced. Like Richard, I also feel that the narrow band of in-focus grass seems incongruous and doesn't really work for me. However, still a great processing effort and I feel the perceived faults have really only been made that bit more obvious by comparison with the last upload, which was perfection Wink
Sylvia
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
5 Oct 2011 3:16PM
The first thing that struck me Geoff was that narrow dof band across the image looks out of place.
That simply would not be there as the sharp focus of the dogs head is way out in front of that - any area around the dogs back legs would most likely to be blurred.
Having said that I like the image - great detailed dogs head.Smile
Brian.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
5 Oct 2011 3:19PM
Lovely image, well done............Sandy
5 Oct 2011 3:25PM

Quote:The first thing that struck me Geoff was that narrow dof band across the image looks out of place.
That simply would not be there as the sharp focus of the dogs head is way out in front of that - any area around the dogs back legs would most likely to be blurred.
Having said that I like the image - great detailed dogs head.Smile
Brian.



Hi Brian, my thoughts too (easy to say afterwards Wink ) seems I should have stuck with the original 'game plan' re the grass, I was possibly right on the previous image,
Geoff.
5 Oct 2011 3:27PM

Quote:The original capture of the dog in V2 makes a superb action capture, Geoff, but my first impression when looking at V1 (WITHOUT having read any comments first) was that the blurring of the grass around the hindfeet and LH elbow was a bit clumsy and made it obvious that the BG had been replaced. Like Richard, I also feel that the narrow band of in-focus grass seems incongruous and doesn't really work for me. However, still a great processing effort and I feel the perceived faults have really only been made that bit more obvious by comparison with the last upload, which was perfection Wink
Sylvia



Thanks Sylvia, your comments are appreciated. However I found this one so much more difficult to do and spent much more time doing it, the first was a hard act to follow though and all comments taken on board,
Geoff.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
5 Oct 2011 3:53PM
Stunning! Carol
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 4:00PM
Just fabulous...I have now read the comments and critique and I know you will find them helpful I can see the problems ...but I am just looking at the dogs head really and the joy in his eye. I love it.
Mavis
Niknut Plus
7 1.5k 72 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 4:53PM
Brilliant piece of work !.....love it !!!!
franken Plus
14 4.1k 4 Wales
5 Oct 2011 5:43PM
Wow!! Truly fantastic and one for my shortlist!!


Ken
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
5 Oct 2011 6:29PM
I hestate to make any comments Geoff as I could never see myself preparing a shot to this standard. Just look at the and face !! Suffice to say I think its a stunning shot and I wish I had posted it.
Ron
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Oct 2011 7:04PM
V1 is definitely worth working further on, Geoff, as V2 just doesn't really work for me because of composition issue.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 7:25PM
Great work Geoff, congrats on the awards.
Brian
Two excellent captures Geoff.

Jane
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3618 Canada
5 Oct 2011 7:51PM
Superb original shot and background editing


W
goso 10 2 1 Australia
5 Oct 2011 8:00PM
A great catch, and clever work Geoff - (must add though, I'm sorry to see you've "gone to the dogs" Grin) ...Bill
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 8:06PM
Top work Geoff
You have more patience than me to achieve thisGrin
Just read Teocali's comment - nuff saidWink

Adrian
KBan 12 498 4 England
5 Oct 2011 8:15PM
Another cracker Geoff
keith
janty66 9 3 England
5 Oct 2011 8:26PM
Simply superb work...
Stace 8 2 2 England
5 Oct 2011 8:42PM
top draw Geoff

Stace
5 Oct 2011 10:02PM

Quote:V1 is definitely worth working further on, Geoff, as V2 just doesn't really work for me because of composition issue.


My problem is I've only just found out how to do a mask Cole, it's the coloured poles coming from the paws downwards which I find very difficult to work around. Was hoping someone would do a 'mod' and tell me how to improve it.....................any offers out there Smile Smile Smile
Geoff.

Thanks again everyone for your support,
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 10:27PM
Great action shot.

Phil.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
5 Oct 2011 10:52PM
Wonderful!

Ann
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
6 Oct 2011 12:04AM
Nothing like a manic spaniel in full tilt......

AdeGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 7:48AM
absolutely great, I have been trying to find a dog to perform like this - mine are all too lazyWink
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 7:42PM
Great capture Geoff with superb detail and expression. I agree with the others that the very narrow DOF in the grass does look artificial. Its very nearly there though mate Grin
Steve
Fantastic capture Geoff

Chris
9 Oct 2011 10:51PM
Supurb captures Geoff.Well done..lin
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
10 Oct 2011 5:47PM
A super shot of this sprightly springer spaniel springing into action

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