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    Beautiful expression

    It was difficult to get him still; but I think; I did it. C&C...

    Beautiful expression

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    Re: Beautiful expression

    hmmmm not sure about the level of beauty but interesting dog

    You have applied some extra softening/blurring but you needed to take more care with
    this as I can see the transitions.

    maybe better if you level the eyes in terms of composition?

    frame is ugly to my eyes

    neil

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    Re: Beautiful expression

    Hi Javier,

    I think the image itself would stand a bit more exposure.

    That said, I see the EXIF says; 1/125s @ f/5.3 at iso3200 and 45mm on a Nikon D3100, so you were struggling.

    I tend to agree with Neil, the border makes it look like a postage stamp (maybe that's what you wanted), except there's no monarch's head or price on it. It is an odd 'dead centre' composition too. I'd be tempted to go with a square crop on this.

    Did you blur it to tackle the noise I wonder, rather than to provide an enhanced bokeh?
    If so, there are better ways of dealing with noise at high iso, some involve money, but some are just taking or processing options.

    It isn't too sharp either, I suspect the high iso noise reduction and possibly PP issues (lack of sharpening). Was it shot RAW?

    However, the white balance is ok - I've seen (and taken) far worse shots under flourescent tube.

    That seems a lot of negatives, but you learn more if I'm honest

    Cute dog btw, Shih Tzu?

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    Re: Beautiful expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Javier,

    I think the image itself would stand a bit more exposure.

    That said, I see the EXIF says; 1/125s @ f/5.3 at iso3200 and 45mm on a Nikon D3100, so you were struggling.

    Did you blur it to tackle the noise I wonder, rather than to provide an enhanced bokeh?
    If so, there are better ways of dealing with noise at high iso, some involve money, but some are just taking or processing options.

    It isn't too sharp either, I suspect the high iso noise reduction and possibly PP issues (lack of sharpening). Was it shot RAW?

    However, the white balance is ok - I've seen (and taken) far worse shots under flourescent tube.

    That seems a lot of negatives, but you learn more if I'm honest

    Cute dog btw, Shih Tzu?
    First at all; I appreciate every comments; because my idea is to improve my skills in this art with just few month of experience.
    Yes it is a Shih Tzu.
    it was not a shot RAW.

    Frame and blur were part of my experiment to move the attention from the rug which has strong red colors and then move the focus to his face.

    Here is the original shot.

    Beautiful expression

    C&C

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