*** Mini-Challenge 352 - It's all in the eyes ***

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Jazz_UK
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*** Mini-Challenge 352 - It's all in the eyes ***
Jan 6, 2013

A big thank you to zigi_S for hosting the last competition, picking my photo from those submitted and allowing me to host my first challenge.

As the title says "It's all in the eyes" and I am sure that if like me you take portraits you always try to get the eyes pin sharp. This competition is to share your photos where the eye or eyes is the focal point. Portraits are acceptable but i am looking for something that will catch my "eye"!

See some human and non-human examples below

This challenge will run until 11th January 2013 20:00 GMT

Looking forward to your entries!

The regular rules apply.

The host gives you a topic of interest. You post a maximum of three images. Any picture you've taken is eligible regardless of time taken and camera.

You can do all the post processing you want. However, it is most helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo (because we like to know).

Feel free to comment on other contestant’s images. If you want people to give you constructive criticism, ask for C&C.

The host chooses the winner. The host's decision is final. The host is not eligible.

The winner then hosts the next challenge, judges the winner, and passes on the baton to that person. The winner has 48 hours to post the new challenge. If that doesn't happen 2nd place has 24 hours to do so, and if that doesn't happen it's up to the 3rd place winner.

Posting Guidelines

When posting your picture, change the Subject of your post to display your picture titles and/or your name. This way, when someone replies it will refer specifically to you. If all entries read "Re: * Mini-Challenge xxx - ... " it would be very boring to scan the list.

Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).

You may enter up to 3 pictures, but put them in a single post. Please give a title to each photo, this makes it easier to differentiate when giving comments.

Please size your photo no bigger than around 1200 pixels on the longest dimension. This is to let those with smaller monitors to see your image at full resolution. Please limit the file size of your entries to conserve bandwidth.

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Some Previous Mini-Challenges

318 Multicolor

319 Serenity now

320 B&W at its best

321 Show Us Your Gear

322 That Reminds Me...

323 Shadows and Light

324 Part of the Whole

325 Lifeboat

326 Signs of Spring

327 Amazing Feets

328 Macro

329 Candid

330 Great sport

331 Perfect Shot - Imperfect conditions

332 Openings

333 Classical Elements

334 Summer Coolers

335 A Rainy Day

336 Raw Editing

337 High Speed Shutter Water

338 Light Trails

339 Homeland Insecurity

340 Food

341 Autumn/Fall

342 Colors of America

343 Nostalgia

344 Tools

345 Walk in the park

346 Vivid Colour on a Black Background

347 Photo art gallery

348 Four Legger(s)

349 Simplicity

350 Happy Holidays

351 Fireworks

Buzz Off

Focused on the race

It's all in the eye

Nectar D Or
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One entry from Nectar - It's all in the eyes
In reply to Jazz_UK, Jan 6, 2013

I'm not sure, but I may have posted this one on a challenge in the past.

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In reply to Jazz_UK, Jan 6, 2013

Cowboy Evil Eye:



Carson:



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Wilba's - It's all in the eyes
In reply to Jazz_UK, Jan 6, 2013

Congrats on your win. Nice challenge idea.

Sorry if this one is familiar from a few weeks ago, but I feel like this is the challenge it truly belongs in!

Black-crowned Night Heron, Waikiki

This one has also appeared in a challenge or two a long time ago, but I think it really belongs here for the eyerony of it! HA!

Red Fish Head, Middleton Beach

And this one from yesterday is a kinda follow-up to Tash Loves Baskets.

Tash Still Loves Baskets

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Couple of pics from me
In reply to Jazz_UK, Jan 6, 2013



Portrait of an old lady I took in the park....

And another one of the same old lady...

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Imqqmi's 5 eyes
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Re: One entry from Nectar - It's all in the eyes
In reply to Nectar D Or, Jan 6, 2013

Excellent portrait!, good expression and pose, and love the sepia bw conversion!

Nectar D Or wrote:

I'm not sure, but I may have posted this one on a challenge in the past.

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In reply to Jazz_UK, Jan 6, 2013

Chameleon - Tanikeli National Park, Nosy Be, Madagascar

Lemurs (and wife)- Nosy Komba, Madagascar

Kruger National Park, South Africa

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In reply to Phil House, Jan 6, 2013

Just give me the biscuit..

Dried Fish (Iceland)

Brown Boobie

All with Sigma 18/200mm

Colin

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Re: Wilba's - It's all in the eyes
In reply to WilbaW, Jan 6, 2013

eyerony!!!  Ha!  Love it!!!!

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Re: One entry from Nectar - It's all in the eyes
In reply to imqqmi, Jan 6, 2013

Great pic

It reminds me on Yehuda Katz, do you still remember, imqqmi ? (ancient forum member)

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Excellent portrait!, good expression and pose, and love the sepia bw conversion!

Nectar D Or wrote:

I'm not sure, but I may have posted this one on a challenge in the past.

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In reply to Jazz_UK, Jan 6, 2013

Sorry, I couldn't resist

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Portrait ala Salvador Dali
In reply to Jazz_UK, Jan 7, 2013

Btw. I still didn't get the reflection layout logic

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Cool! 

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Snake Eyes
In reply to Jazz_UK, Jan 7, 2013

Well, someone has to break the ice posting a creepy picture...

Hand held at f/2.

Dave

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Re: One entry from Nectar - It's all in the eyes
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Thank you guys for the compliments, much appreciated!

I remember Yehuda and his great portraits, from the times I was lurking at the site and had nothing to post. The comparison is very flattering.

The picture was taken in monochrome picture style, it is actually a jpeg straight out of the camera. The lens is a sigma 30 1.4 I used to own that miss focused  95/100 pictures... somehow got this one right.

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In reply to L.Cline, Jan 7, 2013

Simply amazing. Thanks for posting.

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Re: One entry from Nectar - It's all in the eyes
In reply to Nectar D Or, Jan 7, 2013

Wonderful portrait shot. Love the large eyes compared to the relatively smaller frame they rest in.

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