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Challenge: Point of View II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Animals in Captivity
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Texas Wildlife Ranch
Date: Oct 14, 2007
Aperture: F10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2007

Whatever his score -- ya gotta admit: He's pretty cute, right? I took this at our Texas Wildlife Ranch, and as I came up the path to see him, he watched me, tilted his head the whole way in that adorable "Do I know you???" way, and as I got right under him, as if on cue, he started making cute faces and posing for me! The animals there are so personal. And they really do have a nice life. I don't worry about them at all being in "captivity" because they roam free on hundreds and hundreds of acres of land in the Texas Hill Country. They get great food, lots of love and attention, and lots of friendship. What else would one need in life :)
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Post Challenge: I am SO HAPPY! Woo Hooo! I can not tell you guys how nice it is to have something really good happen this week. It has been a reeeeally hard week!

Here's an outtake that I thought of using, but. . .I think I made the right choice :) 604129.jpg




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Place: 1 out of 250
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02/17/2013 01:20:45 AM
LOL, I can see why this won, well done!
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10/30/2007 08:46:54 AM
Congratulations! This guy's got personality and you captured it wonderfully. So cute and a great title, too. ;)
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10/30/2007 04:27:41 AM
funny and simple, great photo ... congratulations !
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10/29/2007 07:37:29 PM
Soooo cute!!!!
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10/29/2007 07:35:50 PM
Great picture Sandy... glad it turned out to be yours - congrats :o)
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10/29/2007 11:52:19 AM
Sandy, congrats!
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10/29/2007 01:13:23 AM
OMG, he's adorabale!! You captured him beautifully. I just love his expression, and the perspective. Congratulations on your BLUE ribbon.
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10/28/2007 10:11:21 AM
Hehe, that certainly fit´s the challenge, congrat´s on the ribbon!
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10/27/2007 01:44:03 PM
Love the combination of perfection and improbable perspective which makes this so much more than cute. (Was no one there to take a candid of YOU taking this shot?)
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10/27/2007 01:27:53 PM
To funny. Great shot.....Congrats
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10/27/2007 10:43:02 AM
You did it again!!! What a great shot Sandy. Congratulations.
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10/26/2007 09:01:30 PM
Congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon Sandy! Awesome capture!
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10/26/2007 07:33:00 PM
Can't help but smile at this one!!! Great shot Sandy Big Congratulations on the BLUE!!!
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10/26/2007 06:11:55 PM
Fabulous & funny!!! Congrats on the blue! You have a precious talent for capturing that perfect moment with animals.... but I have to ask... are you related to Dr Doolittle?
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10/25/2007 09:53:41 PM
This has to be one of the best critter shots ever! I love those tall long tounged ones. I think you made the right choice too. The angle and the expression are just precious, and the light, crop, and background are perfect. Congrats on another blue.
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10/25/2007 09:31:12 PM
Wow Sandy! A second Blue! You definitely know how to appease the viewers!
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10/25/2007 05:52:15 PM
what an excellent image. my sons and I love 'ralphs...great great work Sandy. Couldn't have been won by anyone more talented or lovely...congrats
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10/25/2007 05:50:43 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon Sandy, This a great shot. :)
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10/25/2007 05:20:47 PM
Excellent, Sandy! Very fun! Congrats!
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10/25/2007 04:29:36 PM
This is a beauty of an image. Wonderful point of view. Congrats on the blue!
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10/25/2007 03:39:01 PM
Congratulations Sandy. I saw this in Newport Beach LA in my hotel room, but my internet access stopped before I could comment. I am now home and it is 5:30am (jetlag -cannot sleep) so I thought I would stop to say well done. Great score
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10/25/2007 12:15:23 PM
What a sweet shot, I love these adorable animals. You are the animal rocker!!!!!
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10/25/2007 09:07:19 AM
as always, GREAT JOB Sandy :) Keep up the great work :D
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10/25/2007 05:31:08 AM
Hi
congrats for your 1st place ;)
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10/25/2007 12:13:47 AM
I'm so in awe of your work. Nothing left to say other than I'd love to take private lessons from you.
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10/24/2007 11:29:35 PM
Amazing photograph and such a darling subject!!! Way to go on the blue ribbon! (That's my mentor!! ;} )
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10/24/2007 09:49:33 PM
HAHAHA - Such a cool image! Great shot & congrats on another ribbon! WTG Sandy! :-)
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10/24/2007 07:29:30 PM
Very well done! Excellent photograph! Congratulations Sandy!
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10/24/2007 06:54:56 PM
CONGRATULATIONS Sandy! I'm so happy for you! Great picture
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10/24/2007 06:25:44 PM
Congratulations Sandy! Way to go. The expression is priceless.
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10/24/2007 06:09:57 PM
What a totally cool shot, I love it. You really deserved the blue on this one and you are right, its just soooo cute!
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10/24/2007 05:43:06 PM
Sandy,
Spectacular!!!! love the expression and the way u took this..
Well deserved..
In Awe mind u..
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10/24/2007 05:36:35 PM
Woo hoooooo! Congrats Sandy! I was just admiring this shot, and realized it was yours! It's just wonderful!
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10/24/2007 05:28:14 PM
Sandy, you surely have a way with animals. Great shot and congrats on the blue!
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10/24/2007 04:42:52 PM
Congratulations, Sandy, on a well deserved Blue. Great photo.
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10/24/2007 04:12:18 PM
Sandy! This is AWESOME! It's like he thinks of you as a yummy tasty treat. What a cute photo. Congrats on the BLUE!
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10/24/2007 01:57:30 PM
Wow! Congratulations! What a great image! You are amazing, I love viewing your work!
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10/24/2007 01:16:28 PM
Wooohooo Giraffes rock! We’re so ….dignified ;p
Congrats Sandy!
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10/24/2007 01:05:18 PM
Giraffe's are such funny looking animals. You've captured the essence of this one very well, and in harmony with the challenge.

I've got a couple of shots of these crazy animals myself.

Great work Sandy!
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10/24/2007 12:44:12 PM
Absolutely love this shot. Well done. Congrats on the Ribb.
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10/24/2007 11:46:59 AM
AMAAAZZZING POV!!!!!! Holy cow (or I should say giraffe), this has gotta be the most creative, hilarious & cute portrait of a giraffe I've ever seen! The detail in its face, its expression, the color, comp... everything just perfect :-) SO deserving of the ribbon, HUGE congrats!!
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10/24/2007 11:19:24 AM
congrats...did you try looking at your picture upside down....hilarious
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10/24/2007 10:05:27 AM
Oh CONGRATS Sandy!! You definitely deserved the blue, such an adorable shot!!
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10/24/2007 09:53:13 AM
Congratulations! This guy is too cute for words. (Nice shot, too!)
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10/24/2007 09:46:04 AM
WAY TO GO! So happy for you! Well deserved first place!
Gotta have this as a Fav...you rock, Sandy! :-)
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10/24/2007 09:09:09 AM
Sandy, he is so adorable and the POV is just perfect. Congrats on the blue!!
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10/24/2007 08:54:05 AM
You are the master when it comes to animal shots. Congratulations on this well deserved ribbon, Sandy.
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10/24/2007 08:39:48 AM
Congrats! He is so cute.
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10/24/2007 08:23:45 AM
Congrats Sandy! What a wonderful intimate shot captured at a special moment...Well deserving of the blue!
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10/24/2007 08:10:52 AM
So funny and so perfect for the challenge! Big congrats on your ribbon, Sandy. As I've said before, you do have a gift for photographing animals at just the perfect moment.
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10/24/2007 08:09:50 AM
Yes indeed, let's hear it for giraffes !!! Congratulations to you Sandy- you deserve this :)
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10/24/2007 08:06:34 AM
Congrats, Sandy, on another blue ribbon. Terrific capture for this challenge and, of course, you caught it perfectly!
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10/24/2007 07:55:54 AM
congrats Sandy, this is a wonderful shot, and so funny. You know that saying, "when someone is in the rightplace at the right time", well, you definitately were, this is a great shot and well deserved winner.
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10/24/2007 07:36:33 AM
brilliant sandy .. a wonderful take on the challenge and an absolutely fantastic point of view !! .. love those whiskers and that snout and those incredible ears .. those eye's are amazing .. totally love the eyelashes .. you've caught all those amazing features in a wonderful and unique way .. AS USUAL !!! ...
CONTRATULATIONS ON ANOTHER RIBBON !!!!! .. you now have only ribbons on your profile page .. i cant even imagine how that'd feel .. its a tribute to your excellent skills as a photographer and creative artist .. LOVE YOUR NEW PICTURE BY THE WAY .. :):)x
edit to say .. i forgot to mention the tongue !!!!!! CRAZY !!!!!!! and OMG those eyebrows ... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Message edited by author 2007-10-24 07:37:46.
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10/24/2007 07:10:58 AM
Congrats on the Ribbon!! This is such a fun shot! Sweeeeet!!!!!
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10/24/2007 06:30:19 AM
WOW congratulations Sandy, well deserved.
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10/24/2007 06:17:43 AM
WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Go Sandy Go!!!! Congratulations Sister!!!!
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10/24/2007 06:06:25 AM
Wonderful picture Sandy, congrats on your well-deserved ribbon,

Jack
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10/24/2007 05:38:11 AM
well done/congrats
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10/24/2007 05:34:24 AM
Sandy, This is too cool for school. Great job on this image. You have captured such humor and natural delight with this shot. Congrats on the Blue - SOOOOO deserving!
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10/24/2007 05:22:17 AM
Congrats Sandy! I love this! He looks like a comedian!
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10/24/2007 05:05:41 AM
Way to go - a classic - and congrats on the blue
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10/24/2007 04:50:54 AM
Sandy - what a great shot !!

Congrats on your blue - and let's here it for Giraffes everywhere :- )
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10/24/2007 03:58:23 AM
Great image Sandy and thoroughly desering of the blue. Very very pleased that you have added to your collection of ribbons with the stunning animal study. Beautiful framing and composition

You are a superstar
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10/24/2007 03:44:47 AM
HEY! rock on Sandy.. send a big message to the other teams.. Glasseye will be hot.. great blue, you are absolutely brilliant. well done.
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10/24/2007 03:12:19 AM
You rock Sandy! Every time I manage to find the time to come over to DPC, I always expect to see your name on the front page, and am always upset when I don't. But luckily, I see you there just frequently enough for me to not get too fussy about it.

This is a fantastic shot, of course, and definitely has your trademark style. I would have picked this out as yours the moment I saw it.

Congrats Sandy. You're piling up quite a collection of ribbons there :)
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10/24/2007 03:06:10 AM
Awesome, Sandy!!!! I just love this! Congrats on *another* blue. You seem to becoming a regular Ribbon Hog, dear! LOL!!!
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10/24/2007 02:54:46 AM
Hey!! Congrats on the blue, Sandy!!! Awesome pov! : )
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10/24/2007 02:39:43 AM
What a wonderful image! Congrats Sandy!
(of course the model is very cute indeed, it usually helps :)).
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10/24/2007 02:36:25 AM
Congrats Sandy !!
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10/24/2007 02:32:28 AM
Congratulations Sandy!! That is a great shot.
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10/24/2007 02:26:43 AM
Congrats Sandy!
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10/24/2007 02:14:17 AM
CONGRATS Sandy! Great job!
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10/24/2007 02:08:29 AM
It would make a fantastic poster. :) Congratulations on the blue ribbon Sandy!
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10/24/2007 02:05:53 AM
What a wonderful close up portrait full of expression (and cuteness factor). Big congrats!
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10/24/2007 01:59:58 AM
Congrats on blue. This was really my best for the challenge, after mine...:):) Ciao, Paolo.
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10/24/2007 01:57:12 AM
WOOOOHOOOO! I am thrilled for you! So sweet to get my weekly update and see SandyP right there!!!! And even tho I am crazy busy, i had to take 5 minutes to type a note of congrats. Way to go girl. Keep up the great work!
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10/24/2007 01:48:02 AM
Congratulations Sandy!! I am so happy for you. You deserve the blue ribbon for this wonderful image. I love your animal photos. You have such a delightful way of capturing their expressions! way to go!!!
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10/24/2007 01:33:19 AM
Oh Sandy this is so fantastic couldnt have happened to nicer more talented person ;)
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10/24/2007 01:26:42 AM
Very, very, (did I say very enough?) awesome Sandy!!! Amazing shot from an amazing lady and well deserved finish, as it is a wonderful capture!!! You do this so well. Some day I hope I can grow to be as good as you...well done my friend and God Bless you and your family always! :-)

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10/24/2007 01:23:35 AM
Congrats on the blue Sandy, glad you didn't get bumped off the ladder. ;-)
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10/24/2007 01:22:25 AM
((((hugs)))) Congrats Sandy! This is a superb shot that made me chuckle. I think it would make a fantastic poster!
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10/24/2007 01:12:30 AM
WWWWoww.. She is so cool ! gud to know that she is taken care of .
Congrats on the grand ribbon :D
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10/24/2007 01:02:32 AM
WTG, SANDY!! Fantastic shot, it had to be the blue! Seeing you and Shez on the front page has made my day!
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10/24/2007 12:55:16 AM
WOW Sandy, I am in awe of your animal images, and this one is just amazing, and so worth the Blue ribbon.....
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S.....

You and your photography always moves me, and touches my heart..... Thanks for your loyal friendship and support.
love shez
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10/24/2007 12:52:26 AM
Hooray, Sandy! Congrats on a really fun shot and your ribbon. :)
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10/24/2007 12:43:02 AM
I had no doubt this was taking first place the moment I saw this Sandy! Mega congratulations!
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10/24/2007 12:37:06 AM
GREAT choice and congrats!
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10/24/2007 12:32:05 AM
I knew it!!!!! WOO HOO That is so awesome. Congrats.
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10/24/2007 12:31:00 AM
Wow Sandy what a way to go congratulations on a genuine Blue.
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10/24/2007 12:29:20 AM
Good job!
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10/24/2007 12:25:15 AM
Congrats Sandy - great shot!!
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10/24/2007 12:25:03 AM
How sweet, Sandy, and even sweeter with a blue ribbon! Icing on the cake as your abilities are very well known and documented. But still nice to get that ribbon - congrats!! (And a lovely aside - you get to share the front page with Shez!)
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10/24/2007 12:23:15 AM
SANDY!! congrats again!!!!
well deserved
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10/24/2007 12:21:52 AM
Sandy, Many congrats for a well-deserved blue. You are so awesome as a kind human being and as a great photographer.
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10/24/2007 12:19:49 AM
Wow, Sandy!! Congratulations! This photo is amazing!!! I'm so happy for you - I'm sure it is bringing a ray of sunshine in a time where you need it.
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10/24/2007 12:16:39 AM
Great shot, Sandy! Big congrats on your new blue!!!
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10/24/2007 12:16:34 AM
Ohhhh Sandy! Congrats on your Blue...your talent as a photographer is only outweighed here by your playful sense of humor. A wonderful shot!
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10/24/2007 12:16:18 AM
you are becoming a machine! congrats and I love your new profile pic! go girl! so sassy (licks finger and makes sizzle sound)
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10/24/2007 12:14:59 AM
Congrats on the Blue!
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10/24/2007 12:10:20 AM
Grats Sandy! Great POV and great image. Well done.
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10/24/2007 12:10:10 AM
Awesome Sandy! Totally fun photo! :)
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10/24/2007 12:09:22 AM
Great shot, and congrats on the blue, well deserved!!

Jacque
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10/24/2007 12:06:48 AM
Such a fun shot! and a such whitty title to boot hehe. Wonderful humor. The perspective really plays with my head LOL. Great shot and congratulations on the blue ribbon.
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10/24/2007 12:06:08 AM
yea Sandy!!! congrats on a blue. its a great shot
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10/24/2007 12:03:31 AM
WHOOHOOO!
Yeah SANDY! I am so glad this ribboned! The shot is priceless. :) LOVE it. Congrats girl!
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10/24/2007 12:02:24 AM
YAY SANDY!! WOOHOO!!

guess you're back again eh??

XOXOXO
~Anni
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2007 11:01:35 PM
This is hilarious. I love that he's licking his lips.
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10/22/2007 08:15:10 AM
Great job.
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10/21/2007 03:31:40 PM
Funny photo, well done. Quite crisp and colorful.
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10/21/2007 03:21:18 PM
Great choice of subject, nice and sharp - this one will do well.
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10/21/2007 12:34:51 PM
Great capture and crop.
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10/21/2007 11:03:52 AM
Great expression. Nice shot.
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10/21/2007 04:43:59 AM
ha-ha-ha! This IS an interesting point of view! Really funny! Very good sharpness and clarity! - Good luck!
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10/20/2007 02:59:31 PM
diez
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10/20/2007 10:53:43 AM
nice...even upside down
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10/20/2007 06:11:50 AM
Pretty weird, but fun! And it perfectly fits the challenge, congratulations!
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10/19/2007 11:14:42 PM
amazing shot... nothing to improve... 9
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10/19/2007 01:32:52 AM
cool angle
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10/18/2007 11:33:10 PM
Great angle. I guess you should have push up the color a little to make the giraffe pop out. Other than that, it's a great shot.
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10/18/2007 09:51:45 PM
really nice color and capture.
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10/18/2007 02:27:08 PM
WOW! The detail is STUNNING and I love that the giraffe is sticking its tongue out, GREAT point of view!!!!
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10/18/2007 11:33:11 AM
Fun shot with great focus and detail.
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10/18/2007 08:20:22 AM
This tongue is funny! 6.
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10/17/2007 09:58:49 PM
thats really cute! Totally goes with this topic and I love the title!! :D
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10/17/2007 06:17:45 PM
nice picture,
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10/17/2007 05:00:36 PM
What a face - sorta like Yoda LOL - 10
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10/17/2007 01:06:32 PM
A giraffe kiss!!
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10/17/2007 01:30:26 AM
a very awesome shot! Curious to see how you accomplished such tonal perfection with basic editing
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10/17/2007 12:13:44 AM
Oh boy, this is my first image and I have a weakness for adorable animal shots! The detail and DOF are amazing. The look on his face is priceless. 9 from me!
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