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Challenge: A Single Sheet of Paper (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Jan 14, 2018
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 4000
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2018



[Jan. 21st, 2018 09:01:25 AM]

Ok. Paper.

The first thing that came to mind was origami. But I figured there'd be a lot of that. How could I change it up?

I hadn't done a squirrel shot in awhile.

Origami squirrels -- they must exist...?

They do! It took about 40 minutes with a youtube video, but the problem was that it wasn't particularly 3D. It would stand up, but fall over really easily.

(of course, my husband tells me later that I could have just stuck a pin through it. Yeah. That would have worked. sigh.)

So it sat on the deck.

And blew over.

I scared all the birds and squirrels away setting it back up.

A bird flew in.

And blew it over.

After about 4 of these efforts, I scotch taped it on the back foot. I didn't want to do the front foot, because I still suck at cloning something out.

So it blew over backwards. But still connected by the foot.

Hmmm.

I set it back up.

Oh, did I mention that this whole time the squirrels kept coming on to the deck, but not bothering to go up on the railing? And that the sun was starting to set and it was getting rather dark for photography?

Finally one came up!

I really liked this (unprocessed) shot, too, and was torn which one to use.

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Thanks for the comments. :)



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Place: 1 out of 29
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Votes: 51
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01/27/2018 07:51:41 AM
This is simply awesome capture! Congrats on the Blue!
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01/23/2018 08:58:39 PM
Indeed creative and very well done.
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01/23/2018 05:18:39 PM
The story behind this made it that much better. Haha. Nice shot!
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01/22/2018 08:04:22 PM
This is a hoot! Well done Wendy, congrstulations
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01/22/2018 05:03:51 PM
Congratulations Wendy. I love this, I love your outtake. Either way you'd have the blue, either way you'd have gotten my 10. But I do think your entry has the edge.
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01/22/2018 12:49:45 PM
I LOVE this shot!!! Congratulations
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01/22/2018 11:53:01 AM
I love the way he's holding her so delicately!

Well done, Wendy's squirrels!

Oh... and you too Wendy! ha!

You're AMAZING! And very patient.

Congratulations!
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01/22/2018 07:59:01 AM
Congrats Wendy! You are an awesome director!
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01/22/2018 06:38:13 AM
Lovely Wendy. Haven't seen a squirrel shot for a while.
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01/22/2018 05:29:49 AM
I knew this would get the blue when I first saw it.
Perfect! This is not only a sheet of paper but also the expression of emotions
Congrats!
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01/22/2018 05:02:03 AM
This completely cracked me up. Congratulations on the blue.
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01/22/2018 03:58:49 AM
Too cute for words.. Excellent shot, Wendy and congrats on the blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2018 11:30:07 PM
That's hilarious!
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01/21/2018 09:08:52 PM
How in the WORLD do you DO this?!

Wow.
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01/21/2018 06:47:00 PM
Looking forward to the story of how you conned the squirrel. Clever.


Message edited by author 2018-01-23 15:42:31.
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01/17/2018 11:57:33 PM
Stand alone top score (again) 10 and a fave. Everything about this is just gorgeous and so very creative. Could you ship a few squirrels over to me? The possums only come out at night.
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01/15/2018 09:06:52 PM
Top pick!
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01/15/2018 12:04:17 PM
You broke my heart! There is no possible mark for this; well, there is one though
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