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  #187 Smell, Scent, Aroma
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essence of Spot       ©2017 rd52
Canon EOS 7D       3rd place, 133 points
1/1000s, f6.3, ISO 320, 297mm, Shutter Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: In Affinity Photo converted raw to B&W, cropped, increased contrast, slight vignette applied, cloned out one big drop of water by the eye. Reduced and saved as jpeg for the challenge.       Extra Info: A dog shaking off after a dip, but you will still get the wonderful 'essence' of a wet dog. peeee-yeeew!!
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Jun 27, 2017
    Congrats - great action shot!

Jun 27, 2017
    Congrats, great catch.

Jun 26, 2017
    Again, thanks to all for the comments and suggestions. No I did not get wet!

Jun 26, 2017
    Congratulations - brings back some great memories of wet dogs.

Jun 26, 2017
    I miss the smell of dog! Anyway, congrats on you fine finish!

(I noticed your last two entries have not been as crisp as usual.)

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Jun 26, 2017
    I love the capturing of the patterns of water, whiskers, and fur. The composition looks a bit grainy and/or cloudy. Still my #2 choice!
Great timing!

Jun 26, 2017
    Cracking photo. I think if you had played with Levels a bit this would have been my first place.

Jun 26, 2017
    Though the scent of wet dogcertainly is distinctive, here I find myself drawn more by the action and the spray. Would like to see a bit more contrast.

Jun 26, 2017
    Lovely action shot and I can smell wet dog.

Jun 26, 2017
    There is no smell like wet dog...

Jun 25, 2017
    Thanks for the comments. ysal and Mepo I totally agree with your observations. I knew it needed a little contrast as soon as I saw it on the site, but it was to late to change, voting had just started. OOPS! That's why it's so bad to procrastinate, you'd have thought that I would have learned the lesson after 65 yrs.

Again thanks to all for the comments and suggestions.
Edited on Jun 25, 2017

Jun 25, 2017
    Great shot. Right on theme for a well-remembered smell. I think a levels adjustment would have helped bring the blacks out. In my favs!

Jun 25, 2017
    think the visual of a wet dog hits me more than does the olfactory stimulation, but they do have a (shall we say) unique dog odor...

Jun 25, 2017
    I love the action of the flying water droplets and the dogs face. This shot totally smells like a wet dog, but it makes me very happy. My top pick!

Jun 25, 2017
    A great B+W shot to interpret a smell that everybody knows.

Jun 25, 2017
    great shot, hope you didn't get too wet.
love the detail on the coat with the motion of the water.

Jun 24, 2017
    We had a dog and a cottage when I was a kid. The dog always knew when it was time to go home and would always take a last dip in the lake, and then end up in the back seat of the car with me. I know the smell. Nice capture.

Jun 23, 2017
    Great catch! A bit more contrast would bring out the details more. In my TT

Jun 23, 2017
    great capture and a recognisable smell

Jun 23, 2017
    Great capture. How did you keep your lens dry? I like the black and white treatment and the marvellous water patterns captured here. The part of the face revealed amongst the water makes this a great photograph.

Jun 22, 2017
    Haha! NOTHING smells like a wet dog! Great capture of the motion. In my top two.
Edited on Jun 22, 2017
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