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Beatrix

By starstriders
Beatrix again, not a new shot, just a worked up old one. Converted to b+w in channel mixer, applied 30% blue tone, burnt background a bit, upped contrast, reduced noise, border added.

Details:
f5.6
1/500sec
55mm focal length

All comments/crit/mods welcome. Cheers.

Tags: Rat Mouse Pet Rodent Vermin Beatrix Pets and captive animals

Voters: smileylaura, neddyseagull, stephenD and 238 more

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Comments


StuartAt 12 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:03PM
Fantastic photo, great treatment.

Stuart

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mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:06PM
Just looked at the large version. Superb detail, toning and lighting.
REKLAW 12 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:07PM
Very well done ,top job.
Ian.
BarbaraB 11 53 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:07PM
Wonderful shot!
leeg 13 165
24 Sep 2005 2:08PM
Yeah really good. Love the composition and creativity.
denka 12 7 Finland
24 Sep 2005 2:09PM
Fantastic in all ways. This is a E.C-award thats for sure. At least thats what I hope for.

denka
bassan 14 9
24 Sep 2005 2:11PM
top stuff
24 Sep 2005 2:17PM
Tis most excellent, congrats Smile K.
starstriders 12 1.6k United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:17PM
Wow, I'm stunned. Thanks everyone for the very quick positive encouragement...and Pete for the EC! Smile
rosie42 12 7 Australia
24 Sep 2005 2:23PM
A delightful capture which is a pleasure to view ... terrific detail, lighting and tones and a sweet lil rodenty subject to boot! Congratulations on the well-deserved EC ... lovely work.

Susie :o)
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:25PM
Congratulations on a well deserved EC. This is brilliant - like it a lot.

Off to follow your instructions!
mellyleth 12 212 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:29PM
This had EC written all over it, but I didn't want to mention at the time (kiss of death and all that!). Congrats Lauren, well deserved.
24 Sep 2005 2:31PM
Wow. Outstanding. Congratulations. =)
excellent
klewis 12 1.9k 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:36PM
love it, a great image full of detail and very unusual
turtle1 13 41 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 2:53PM
Superb - what clarity

Barb
peterkin 13 628 England
24 Sep 2005 2:57PM
Your treatment has worked extremely well. Super image. Oh, it's got an EC. Congratulations!

Peter
paulstefan 12 509 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 3:00PM
Brilliant.
Congrats on the EC
Paul..
future 12 153
24 Sep 2005 3:02PM
Great treatment, well deserved EC on this. Love it, Cheers Chris
flakeyflower 11 17 Scotland
24 Sep 2005 3:10PM
brilliant photo, love it....:o)

Flakey
rosie42 12 7 Australia
24 Sep 2005 3:14PM
This is so lovely, I just had to return for another peek! :o)
tigs 12 145 3 Netherlands
24 Sep 2005 3:15PM
An excellent model. Lovely lighting and toning. Congratulations on the EC!
canon_stu 13 140 4 England
24 Sep 2005 3:26PM
lovely light ,excellent capture
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Sep 2005 3:28PM
Superb. Congrats

cole
mwatkins9801 12 190
24 Sep 2005 3:54PM
congrats lauren on a worthy photo. these are great
24 Sep 2005 4:52PM
Superb quality work, I like the tonal adjustments and detail.

David
24 Sep 2005 5:06PM
Congrats on the Ec, very well deserved, this is awesome!

Lisa
Nic_WA 12 179 2 Australia
24 Sep 2005 6:14PM
Works a treat - well done.
Nic
sugarbird 12 223 South Africa
24 Sep 2005 7:28PM
I just love this..congrats..

Jill
steve neil 12 597 Australia
24 Sep 2005 9:13PM
Excellent work Lauren - well done Smile
ChristineL 12 39 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 9:49PM
Great shot, I used to have a liver and white rat with the original name of Roland! Amazing creatures,
Chris.
clintnewsham 12 121 1 England
24 Sep 2005 10:13PM
superb work,our rats dont stay still long enough to ger a shot like this,congrats on the EC

click clint
AngelaR 12 155 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 10:21PM
Stunning detail Lauren - well deserved for the EC.
geoffash26 13 2.5k United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 10:21PM
Great work
Geoff
ColouredImages 12 47 35 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 10:57PM
Fantastic work with great results. I love the tones and the way the light enhances her whiskers. excellent shot Lauren
Mike
trahern 13 863 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 11:03PM
Great capture.
Andrew
QBooSH 11
24 Sep 2005 11:26PM
Gratulations for EC award. Really good shot
stevie 13 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2005 11:40PM
Excellent, fabulous lighting
baker58 13 101 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 12:00AM
Excellent image. Great angle gives the shot so much impact. The light is spot on too.

Paul
acbeat 11 14 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 12:24AM
excellent shot .andy b
CanonMan Plus
15 524 4 England
25 Sep 2005 12:26AM
Great shot. Excellent DOF and the blue toning works well for this.
25 Sep 2005 12:32AM
Very nice shot.

Carsten
nigelsharman 14 30 England
25 Sep 2005 12:50AM
Well deserved EC..something different, great lighting and toning.

Nigel.
csurry 15 9.2k 92
25 Sep 2005 1:22AM
Good choice of tone, I don't think you could have made a better choice. Few would have worked as well.
ktcam 12 457 Scotland
25 Sep 2005 1:53AM
Excellent shot. Love the tone. Such a great face on this rat and i love how the light catches her whiskers.
kate
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
25 Sep 2005 2:03AM
Well done Lauren!

Excellent piece of PS work from what looks like a fairly good shot in the first place.
Congrats on the EC, well deserved from what I can see, top marks from me too!

Ade
cathal 12 492 4 Ireland
25 Sep 2005 2:09AM
Wonderfull!
MDR_Photo 12 872 England
25 Sep 2005 2:47AM
Now then where can I pull out something to criticise so we can continue are running battle? Hmm I'll have to think about it!
Wink

*Edit* so far all I've got is rats and horses are a strange combination of interests! However, its strangely interesting!
ericfaragh 13 138 4 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 3:29AM
Well lit and exposed, nice use of tone.
shitzkit 13 147
25 Sep 2005 3:52AM
aw its so cute and what a shot well done on this
Hawkgenes 12 10 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 6:08AM
Just fabulous.

Hawk
synaesthesia 13 389 England
25 Sep 2005 9:20AM
That's fantastic!
steve5452 12 15 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 11:08AM
Fantastic! WOW!
Lawrence 13 195 1 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 12:00PM
Excellent shot. Love the lighting
Lawrence
jules41 12 197 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 12:25PM
A really excellent shot and the toning is just superb,a well deserved EC.
julie
Rob_Taylor 13 661 5 Wales
25 Sep 2005 12:45PM
Very effective shot, skillfully taken and excellent post-production to get the final image. Congrats on the EC Smile

Rob
MDR_Photo 12 872 England
25 Sep 2005 1:09PM
Nope all out of criticism this weekend! Guess I'll have to say well done on the EC, two more than me now!
User_Removed 11 132
25 Sep 2005 1:36PM
fantastic image. great editing. well done on EC
sten
urban-hero 13 23 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2005 3:56PM
Superb! Congrats on EC!

Andy.
26 Sep 2005 1:43AM
Wonderful, let me give you click no. 90. Smile
gemm 12 800 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2005 3:49AM
Fantastic shot, Lauren! Congrats on the EC!
webjam 12 292 11 Netherlands
26 Sep 2005 7:27AM
Wow, an amazing shot - these animals never sit still, don't they? Really worth an EC. The blue tones are beautiful in this image.
Superb work,
Jacqueline
carriebugg 12 65 England
26 Sep 2005 9:33AM
What a picture!
conniemayw 12 100 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2005 9:44AM
very very lovely and superb editing.
connie
starstriders 12 1.6k United Kingdom
26 Sep 2005 10:41AM
I'm really shocked at the attention this has had and I'm thrilled. Many thanks to all who have taken the time to comment. Much appreciated.
davei 11
26 Sep 2005 12:59PM
This really is a terrific shot. Well done and congrats on the EC Wink

Dave.
26 Sep 2005 3:47PM
Wow what an amazing image. Well done.

David
funkeldink Plus
13 1.6k 1 Australia
27 Sep 2005 12:44AM
superb!!!!
suleesia 12 176 Malaysia
27 Sep 2005 9:46AM
top quality work!! congrats!
netheo86 13 4
27 Sep 2005 1:51PM
great shot, nice and sharp and good composition
Mari 13 1.8k United Kingdom
27 Sep 2005 1:59PM
This is a fantastic image, Lauren, I just love that lighting, what a cutie!

Mari Smile
talltrees 13 50 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2005 3:06PM
Wicked shot!!
daffydill56 13 190 United Kingdom
27 Sep 2005 10:09PM
It has all been said Lauren. Wonderful work and many congrats on a well deserved EC.

Fran
IRaddict 13 34
29 Sep 2005 2:43AM
Oh yeah, done the little rat Justice!
love it.
PatrickSmith 12 1.2k 2 United States
29 Sep 2005 9:08PM
Somehow I missed this one. Good work and well worth another click.
Patrick
aussielass 12 6
2 Oct 2005 4:14AM
This amazing. I love the comp and the tones. Well done. Tara Smile
mattberry 12 259 14 England
2 Oct 2005 7:13AM
Never did a rat look so good!

Great work, well done!

Matt
john short 13 25 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2005 11:53AM
absolutely brilliant.........don't know how I missed it when it was uploaded.
Paddy 14 254 8 England
2 Oct 2005 5:43PM
so cute, love the blue hue Smile)P
jasonewell 12 34 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2005 11:46AM
Perfect lighting and tonaliity. Outstanding work Lauren.
Jason
vince 13 48 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2005 12:36PM
Agree with Jasonewell excellent work.

Vince
6 Oct 2005 1:26PM
This deserves all of the clicks Lauren - it really is outstanding
Lisa
9 Oct 2005 1:35PM
Brilliant photo, I love it!
tom_231268 12 13 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2005 4:34AM
Completely and aboslutely wonderful. The lighting is superb and the detail is amazing. I'm in awe.

Tom.
old timer 12 55 1 Scotland
13 Oct 2005 9:10AM
Don't know how I missed this first time round!
Jim
David 15 32 Scotland
13 Oct 2005 12:15PM
Superb!!

Regards,

David.
frogsrcool 12 9 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2005 6:00AM
I'm not surprised this has had so much interest - it's beautiful. Congrats on a stunning image, and well done on EC.
starstriders 12 1.6k United Kingdom
30 Oct 2005 6:03AM
Hey, glad you see you back on here! Smile Cheers.
xenija 13 4 Montenegro
2 Nov 2005 12:10PM
Wonderful shot!
phogrot 11 43
23 Nov 2005 2:59PM
The 'Cat's' Whiskers!! great shot.
ali graham 13 102 Scotland
20 Dec 2005 2:23AM
Superb again, can't believe I missed this 1st time round.
So much detail in her wee face. Great lighting and toning again.

ali
MarkT 12 119 2 England
26 Dec 2005 12:12AM
Superb work.

Mark.
samartini 12 16
30 Dec 2005 7:13AM
A well deserved EC for sure, love the tones applied here too...
Jasbe 11 116 England
7 Jan 2006 8:35AM
Fantastic.
Jason
twordley 11 360 England
8 Jan 2006 5:59AM
great shot, nice treatment well executed, and the large version looks fantastic
narni 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2006 6:08AM
Great shot, details, contrast...
VickyC 11 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2006 3:22AM
Excellent, just love it. It is so cute
Fantastic Shot, nice job!!
11 Feb 2006 12:16PM
Stunning shot! Looks just amazing how well you've captured the curiousity in it's "face"

Edward
CollY 11 14
16 Feb 2006 4:40PM
Gorgeous, a fantastic image. I missed this one, but glad I spotted it now.
Colleen
flames 12 32
19 Feb 2006 12:52PM
I love her!
NealeW 11
14 Mar 2006 3:10PM
Brilliant...
JulieTinton 11 39 United Kingdom
16 Mar 2006 8:23AM
Missed this first time round, but sure did catch my eye this time! Brilliant!

Julie
ghibby 11 101 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2006 3:34PM
Amazing detail and sharpness
Ben
lloydee 12 247
25 May 2006 2:57AM
Great shot - the sharpness/clarity are awesome. Great close-up.

*Click*

lloyd
JohnDyer 11 67 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2006 11:41PM
Superb!!
John
SoupyD 10
27 May 2006 2:37AM
nothing I can add that is new...beautiful and your awards are well deserved Smile
POOCHIE 11 21 6 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2006 10:37AM
So bloody good!

Pooch
CaroleA 10 5 3 England
14 Jun 2006 12:14PM
Better late than never......
What a fabulously lit image.
Tony
dionne 12 29 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2006 5:56PM
I think it has all been said! Superb!
tags66 10 8 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2006 7:23PM
A Great P/f picture. No wonder it keeps the votes coming in!
Tim
jjwithamlao 10 5 1 England
20 Aug 2006 7:48PM
Horrible creature, wonderful shot!
(_|_)
17 Jan 2007 2:18AM
Superb lighting .... and I thought Weddell Seals had big whiskers!!
DSV 9 2 Denmark
16 Nov 2007 12:01PM
The light is absolutely fantstic! Love the shot.
maggie9 8 45 2 Scotland
10 Nov 2008 9:06AM
i absolutely adore this! (even tho im a bit biased- i had 9 ratties over the years as pets)

its superb and i can really appreciate how difficult it is to photograph these potentially twitchy animals too
Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
29 Sep 2010 10:35PM
I liked yours as soon as I saw this ,I have to admit Mike arty did produced a gem with his mod,

Aidan,,

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