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King of the Corn
King of the Corn
Judith Polakoff


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Wildlife (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Nikon
Location: My backyard deck, upstate New York
Date: Sep 29, 2004
Aperture: F5
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/250 sec.
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2004

I had just started to decorate for Halloween with this ornamental corn, unaware that it was actually edible until I saw this chipmunk nibbling at it. He finished off all three ears in a couple of hours.

Adjustments: white balance and curves, Neat Image, cloned out some stray husk "threads", cropped and reduced the size, sharpened and added a border.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 160
Avg (all users): 6.8211
Avg (commenters): 8.1905
Avg (participants): 6.6989
Avg (non-participants): 6.9381
Views since voting: 2025
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 190
Comments: 35
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/29/2006 03:19:08 AM
I love it. :) perfect composition.
07/05/2005 04:56:18 PM
I can see him thinking to himself "Eeeeeexcellent..."
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11/12/2004 03:02:08 PM
Is'nt that the cutest? :-)
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11/07/2004 04:54:24 AM
Excellent shot,composition and colors amazing
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10/17/2004 10:10:24 PM
Congratulations Judith on doing so well on your second entry. This was one one my favorites in this challange. I had no idea it was yours.
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10/13/2004 01:24:59 PM
I'm really complain about your score, this was my favorite for this challenge, like i said during the challenge this is a winner, IMHO.
May i ask what lens did you used for this wonderful shot?

Message edited by author 2004-10-13 13:25:16.
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10/11/2004 11:48:19 AM
Thanks, Sonifo and soup!
10/11/2004 11:04:26 AM
nice shot - looks alot like my view out the back window.

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10/11/2004 10:10:46 AM
I love this shot! Can't get any cuter than this! One of my favs.
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10/11/2004 12:28:34 AM
Thanks, graphicfunk! :)
10/11/2004 12:21:07 AM
I just wanted to thank everyone for the very nice comments on this photo. Iíve posted some outtakes for anyone interested in seeing more pictures of this little guy.

To answer some questions: I used the Tamron 75-300mm 4-5.6 telephoto lens. All the chipmunk shots were taken through my kitchen window and were reasonably sharp, but I was able to sharpen the scaled-down versions considerably in post-processing. The reason the background is so nicely blurred is because the only thing behind the chipmunk is a stand of trees way off in the distance, not close enough to focus on.

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Message edited by author 2004-10-11 00:25:27.
10/11/2004 12:14:25 AM
Hey Judith: this is real cool and good. lovely to look at. Congars on your 12th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2004 09:47:15 PM
Beautiful. Perfect focus, great composition, wonderful detail. 10
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10/10/2004 09:46:03 PM
Great detail and composition. Love this photo!
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10/10/2004 09:35:27 PM
Great capture. My favorite of the challenge. 10
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10/10/2004 12:29:05 AM
Fantastic. Love how everything is so in focus and crisp. Plus he is sooo cute.
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10/09/2004 05:45:21 AM
This is cute. :-) Excellent DOF, I also like the composition. King Kong was a successful movie, what about King Corn for the next time? :-)
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10/07/2004 11:11:25 PM
These little guys are great!!! The corn is a wonderful balance point. Perfect depth of field and focus. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of camera and lens you use. Good luck in the challenge!!! I hope you do very well!
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10/07/2004 10:14:27 PM
Niice composition and great dof
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10/06/2004 11:38:50 PM
great job, wonderful capture. don't like the border. i like the composition and how you've captured the moment, but would probably like it more if it wasn't so tightly cropped.
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10/06/2004 11:29:17 PM
You were at my mother's house!
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10/06/2004 09:27:33 PM
Very nice picture. They are very fast those little creatures. How do you get such a nice blured background?
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10/05/2004 07:44:30 PM
My preferred one for this challenge. Very beautiful composition and lovely animal. Perfect lighting and sharpness.
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10/04/2004 10:00:29 PM
Small but mighty. The sharp focus gives this picture zing. And the colors of the corn do a great job of offsetting the muted tones of the chipmunk and the background. Excellent image.
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10/04/2004 07:34:08 PM
We have a winner!
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10/04/2004 05:34:09 PM
The corn really adds alot of color - Great Shot!!
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10/04/2004 05:21:41 PM
You little 1"#¤%"¤%/ :-) nice image, I like it. :-) Good luck
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10/04/2004 04:14:19 PM
He got a lot for posing :). Beautifull little guy.
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10/04/2004 03:45:55 PM
wonderful dof.
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10/04/2004 02:45:57 PM
Really nice ! I like the composition !
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10/04/2004 01:31:45 PM
Cute subject and razor sharp focus. Well done.
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10/04/2004 09:01:52 AM
very clear , good shot 6
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10/04/2004 01:17:25 AM
I chased squirrels all over my yard with no results. I didn't even think about feeding them. Dah. You couldn't have handled the background any better. Great shot.
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10/04/2004 12:58:55 AM
Great picture.~9~
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10/04/2004 12:36:23 AM
Nice shot, very clean and crisp
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