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  #143 Fill the Frame (Revisited)
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Here's Lookin' At You, Kid!       ©2014 Edward
Nikon D7100       12th place, 83 points
1/1499s, f2.8, ISO 800, 300mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Adjusted brightness/contrast, sharpened,
increased vibrancy, cropped and added vignette.
      Extra Info: None
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Jun 3, 2014
    Really love this shot! The pose is great.

Jade O.
Jun 2, 2014
    Thanks for the explanation. You got the bokeh o.k. and the subtle lighting is a deft touch. I'm just not such the sharpness is where you say but maybe it is my perspective. Something looks a little too soft to me, but it is a nicely done shot all the same.

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Jun 2, 2014
    Great perspective! A bit more brightness would have helped, but a great capture all the same.

Jun 2, 2014
    Nice full frame image, it's just a bit dark and soft.

Jun 1, 2014
    Good pose and lighting - you trained him well :-)

May 31, 2014
    Jade: I was aware that DOF would be narrower, due to f2.8 at 300mm (I was only about 20 feet away), but the image is tack sharp where the focus was intended, i.e., on the squirrel's eyes and face. Perhaps as important (to me at least) was that I achieved the nice bokeh for the background that I wanted. If I had made everything in focus, I fear the background would have been a distraction.
Edited on May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014
    great shot and well on topic
knowing how difficult these animals are to capture on the move did you have a reward waiting

Jade O.
May 31, 2014
    A great shot in every way excepting the sharpness (or lack thereof). Tack sharp and you'd be my #1. As it is, I am reminded of tchyane's comment, "Rule #1. First your image must be technically perfect. If your shot is slightly out of focus, nothing can save it." (But you still made my top 5).
Edited on May 31, 2014

May 31, 2014
    I love the expression on the squirrel's face.

May 31, 2014
    This little chap has the personality to grab the viewers' attention.

May 30, 2014
    What a beauty, perfectly filling the frame!

May 30, 2014
    Nice framing of this charmer, perfect focus and light!
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By Edward

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