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Challenge: Crayons & Colored Pencils (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: near our house
Date: Apr 12, 2009
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100+ExtFlash
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2009

when this challenge was announced i wondered if i could get katee to look like she was drawing a pencil sketch of herself and pose with a pencil in her mouth ..
i already had a sketch of katee which was in b&w, so i coloured it in with the derwent pencils ..
i took katee, the sketch mounted on the easel (which i had bought especially), the mirror and my camera outside .. oh .. plus some doggy treats .. !!
i tried in a couple of places but the background wasnt working or the sunlight was too bright..
added to that it was quite windy and the noise from greg mowing on the other side of the house was freaking katee out and making her skittish ..
i finally placed all the stuff near some grass where i've taken a lot of insect photographs ..
i tried to get katee to sit closer to the easel, but she wouldnt get any closer than you see her here .. no matter what ..!!
and there was no way she'd hold a pencil in her mouth ..
i put some doggy treats on the easel hoping it would look like she was peering closely at the sketch ..
& i put doggy treats on the pencils so she'd look like she was choosing a colour or just about to pick one up ...
she would stay as far away as she could from the easel or pencils and lean in, which didnt work for me ..
i chose the challenge pic for her excellent expression & coz she's looking right at you .. and she's copying the expression in the drawing ..

i dont think i'll use katee in a challenge again coz she's been a real pain .. all week she's been hassling me to hit that bloody update button !!..:)
& its been pretty exciting.. after 100 votes i thought i might get a pb ..
thankyou so much everyone for all the wonderful comments we've had during voting .. :) ..

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 110
Avg (all users): 7.2093
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 7.3137
Avg (non-participants): 7.1653
Views since voting: 9377
Views during voting: 446
Votes: 172
Comments: 127
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05/04/2014 10:28:41 PM
This is brilliant!
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08/24/2012 09:11:30 AM

SHE IS SUCH A CLEVER GIRL THAT I HAD TO COME BACK AND FIND THIS AWESOME MUCH LOVED IMAGE OF KATIE THAT I LOVED... MAYBE DUE TO MY LOVE OF DOGS (ALL ANIMALS ACTUALLY) AND ALSO MY LOVE OF COLOURED PENCILS AS YOU CAN SEE BY SOME OF MY DPC CHALLENGE ENTRIES...

I SHARING WITH YOU ONE OF MY JEWEL AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE AS I LOVED THIS IMAGE THE MOST, RE ALL YOUR AWESOME MACROS, RE THE INSECTS, BUT THIS ONE STANDS OUT ALONE AGAINST ALL OTHER IMAGES.

I FELT IT WAS RIGHT TO GIVE YOU THIS 21_F.gif SHERPET JEWEL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FROM ME AS IT HAS ALWAYS TOUCHED MY HEART AND ALWAYS WILL... LOVE FROM SHEZ XOX

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CONGRATULATIONS ROZ - FROM SHEZ

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06/05/2011 06:35:49 PM
Ha! Just enjoying this again... LOL! again!
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08/08/2010 06:37:41 PM
Absolutely genius. I'd love to pull something like this off one day..
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07/23/2010 03:28:46 AM
I can't look at this often enough. Love it.
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04/03/2010 09:06:57 AM
Haven't seen Katee in awhile...how is she
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09/05/2009 01:03:19 AM
BRILLIANT!! loved reading what you went through to get this..you have patience of a Saint!!
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07/02/2009 11:30:24 PM
Back for another look, mostly at your details you wrote. One of my dog's birthday is coming up, looking for tips on how to keep them still! lol...
Is this your fox terrier you once told me about? surprisingly similar looking to my youngest one, Conan who is chihuahua according to his parents papers...but definitely has the look of a Fox, who probably got his fathers genes, my oldest one Lupo...who is a dedicated alpha male. I have to feed them in separate rooms!...keep up the good work, your one of the best.

Message edited by author 2009-07-02 23:30:59.
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04/25/2009 08:50:43 AM
Congrats! Nice composition. Katee looks good!
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04/23/2009 09:05:53 AM
I love this photo! Well done!!!
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04/22/2009 11:14:37 PM
oh, what a surprise...I was right!!! good for you...been out of town, but now I am back..
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04/22/2009 11:16:17 AM
Wow! This is great!
Debbi
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04/22/2009 11:06:18 AM
Well Done!
Cangratulations and the beautiful photograph and on the great model, looks like she enjoyed it

Regards Alb
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04/21/2009 07:34:06 PM
Excellent! Most Creative! Obviously, The Number One Pick! Congratulations! :)
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04/21/2009 03:17:44 PM
Congratulations Roz on your Blue Ribbon, this is so cute great set up.
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04/21/2009 03:11:45 PM
Hey, 21_F.gif roz, congratulations on a fine entry. Great props and excellent processing, not to mention your tremendous imagination.
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04/21/2009 10:52:06 AM
Congratulations Roz! First Place and it's not an insect. I think your ribbon winner should be a model again. Reminds me of some Norman Rockwell magazine covers.
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04/21/2009 08:38:29 AM
Of course I knew this was yours, Roz. I am so thrilled you got the BLUE!!! Congratulations! Absolutely brilliant and unique image. I'm very happy for you!!! OXO
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04/21/2009 07:41:12 AM
Congrats on the Blue Roz, very well deserved ribbon for a very original shot ;)
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04/21/2009 01:47:54 AM
Heyyyy, congratulations, Roz!!! : )
Rackin' up a few ribbons there, aren't cha!!?? Couldn't happen to a nicer person, and so well deserved... :D
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04/21/2009 01:06:02 AM
Great original photo! Congrats on the blue!
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04/21/2009 12:42:15 AM
Creative take on the challenge, didn't vote in this one, glad to get the chance to see this, great job at keeping her still!
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04/20/2009 11:39:59 PM
Oh this guy is so cute and such a good model too!
Congrats on your blue :)
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04/20/2009 11:12:28 PM
So glad this won, definately the best
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04/20/2009 10:38:16 PM
Congratulations Roz! This is a real winner, you must be very proud!
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04/20/2009 09:21:58 PM
roz-this is like your katee bed rolling contraption but only three here. your humor and love for your dog is not to be denied. the set-up and the ordeal is deservedly rewarded. fabulous Photography!
CONGRATULATIONS!
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04/20/2009 07:39:17 PM
Congrats to you and Katee!
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04/20/2009 07:09:25 PM
Oh, so awesome to see this with the blue! Just such a creative standout in the challenge, and sweet execution. Big congrats! :-)
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04/20/2009 06:41:48 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwww wot a lovely ribbon!!!
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04/20/2009 05:40:20 PM
Congrats for your exellent job!! Congrats to Katee too :)
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04/20/2009 05:11:21 PM
Awwww Katee you are soooo clever get Mum to give you a big hug and kiss from Aunty Charlie :)
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04/20/2009 05:08:10 PM
This is awesome, should had score higher!...Congrats!!!
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04/20/2009 05:08:04 PM
LOL Great story ...love the shot, nice one Roz!!!
Congrats on the Bluey
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04/20/2009 04:56:51 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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04/20/2009 03:39:27 PM
Wow Rozzy. What a nice surprise I got to see your name on the number one spot again. It's such a great shot of your dog. A perfect pose. She looks great in that nice setting you've created too. Who says you can't win at DPC with a pet shot. Way to go mate.
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04/20/2009 03:01:43 PM
Congratulations on a fantastic photo. You have a remarkably co-operative model.
one of the best in the site
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04/20/2009 10:49:42 AM
Hilarious! Congrats on a fine and fun image, Roz.
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04/20/2009 10:40:22 AM
Oh ROZZIE!!! EXCELLENT! I love seeing you with the BLUE!!

You totally ROCK!
CONGRATS!!
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04/20/2009 10:21:25 AM
Superb!
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04/20/2009 10:02:56 AM
Oh ROZ!!!!!!!!!!! This is so amazing! And you get to show off your other artistic gifts as well as your photography talent! Way to go! I absolutely LOVE this photo of Katee! Congratulations!! And look at your overall average: 5.98+ You're almost there, Girlfriend! :)

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04/20/2009 09:28:47 AM
Fantastic Job! I love the origionality in your idea. Although it seems that you put a lot of effort into this photograph, it was a great success. Congratulations!!!
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04/20/2009 09:26:55 AM
Oh My - you ROCK & so does katee- congrats & hugs !!!
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04/20/2009 09:04:03 AM
Wow Roz! Congrats, and more congrats too.
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04/20/2009 09:04:01 AM
Wonderful! Ahhh animals and children. You know how it goes. hhahaha.

Congrats!
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04/20/2009 09:01:13 AM
Hope Katee's feeling fine this morning & very proud of herself for helping you win the Blue! You don't need to ever use Katee in a challenge again--how could you ever top this??!! Congratulations!
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04/20/2009 09:01:09 AM
I love it when my personal choice for best-in-show gets the blue ribbon! Congrats! This photo succeeds on so many levels.
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04/20/2009 08:42:56 AM
Roz - lovely shot - the laughter and pleased look in the face makes the shot
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04/20/2009 08:30:40 AM
Awesome photo Roz. Well done.
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04/20/2009 08:25:59 AM
Congrats. Glad to see Katee got her just rewards. What a fun image. I also applaud you for being able to retrace all of your steps. Way to go, Roz!!
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04/20/2009 07:32:44 AM
Congratulations on a fantastic photo. You have a remarkably co-operative model.
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04/20/2009 07:16:22 AM
Congrats on the blue! Now I know why katee needed charcoal, she ate too many colored pencils! Just kidding!
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04/20/2009 06:52:00 AM
Congrats Roz! This was just a fantastic shot!
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04/20/2009 06:01:09 AM
Absolutely adorable. So worthy of ribboning. I am proud to be sharing the ribbons with you and Irene.
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04/20/2009 05:57:50 AM
Yeay! I loved this one, congrats :D
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04/20/2009 05:55:36 AM
congrats on the blue, very creative idea
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04/20/2009 05:51:00 AM
Great one ROZ and well done to Katee. Congratulations on the Blue. Well deserved.
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04/20/2009 05:10:50 AM
Congrats Roz, love this image.
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04/20/2009 04:42:42 AM
Congratulations! As I said...sure to take the Blue ribbon.
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04/20/2009 04:07:58 AM
Whoooooot!!!! WTG Katee! What a wonderful sight to see on the front page (((hugs)))
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04/20/2009 03:31:19 AM
Congratz Roz great shot and a well deserved Blue
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04/20/2009 03:21:26 AM
Fantastic composition Roz, many congratulations on the blue. Brilliant expression on Katee's face & the inclusion of the mirror is inspired - it forms a triangle of her reflection looking at the drawing, whilst the drawing is looking at her and she is looking at you :-)
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04/20/2009 03:19:56 AM
I know how hard dogs are to photograph, so i think you did exceptionally well, :D
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04/20/2009 02:47:34 AM
Well done and congratulations on the blue.
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04/20/2009 02:42:17 AM
Roz - delighted to see Katee on the front page. Congrats to both of you on the Blue

- now you can get her warming up for the 'Animals in Motion' challenge, help her work off all those doggy treats :- )
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04/20/2009 01:57:40 AM
Great shot. TY for telling us the story. I like your pp too - would you consider sharing what you did to achieve the effect?
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04/20/2009 01:51:58 AM
Oh Roz! This is fantastic. Congratulations on the blue.
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04/20/2009 01:34:57 AM
Oh MAN! I thought it was Katie - YIPPEE!

It's cool to see you ribbon dear one, and not a bug in sight - SMILE!
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04/20/2009 01:18:03 AM
hehehehehehehe .. Well done that girl, brilliant!
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04/20/2009 01:02:55 AM
Just PERFECT, and so very pleased you achieved the BLUE ribbon for you Roz..... love shez
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04/20/2009 12:52:36 AM
Congratulations, Roz! I'm gonna need a rubber stamp for you as well. :-)
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04/20/2009 12:45:40 AM
Brilliant idea and fantastic image, Roz. Love, love, love the expression on her face ;-)
Huge congrats on the blue.
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04/20/2009 12:33:29 AM
Your flies have some company now on your top row :) Congrats on the blue :)
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04/20/2009 12:32:25 AM
yay Roz - congrats!!!
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04/20/2009 12:27:38 AM
haha I knew it! I just knew it. Its the crackpipe smoking dog! Grats Roz!
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04/20/2009 12:19:07 AM
What a great idea and setup, and the dog's face is priceless. Well done and huge congrats!
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04/20/2009 12:10:33 AM
I'd say Katee should be pretty pleased with herself about now! Congrats to both of you!
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04/20/2009 12:09:32 AM
This was my pick by a country mile. Congrats on the Blue!
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04/20/2009 12:09:21 AM
Well I'm SO glad this spirited, lighthearted essay on illusions beat out all the "designer shots" for the blue. Good on ya, gal!
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04/20/2009 12:05:46 AM
damn brilliant !! big congrats Roz !
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04/20/2009 12:04:31 AM
Love it, love it!
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04/20/2009 12:04:18 AM
your puppy has one this time roz, but next time...:)
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04/20/2009 12:04:06 AM
congrats roz on blue ribbon Katee should get a special treat for this also!
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04/20/2009 12:03:57 AM
yay, and I gave it a 10! well done!!!
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04/20/2009 12:03:53 AM
Bloody brilliant. And to think that I taught her everything she knows. By the way I still want to be her manager....lol
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04/20/2009 12:02:45 AM
That's friggin awesome. Congrats Roz!
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04/20/2009 12:02:05 AM
Roz, Roz, Roz...what can I say but you amaze me...congrats on yet another blue...wow
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04/20/2009 12:02:02 AM
Congratulations!! Awesome job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/19/2009 11:10:37 PM
Roz or Gregory, either way it's a brilliant shot of Katee and I think a shoe in for a ribbon. I love the lighting and the feel of the shot. She is so well behaved. She needs a treat. Give her one for me too would you? The more I look at this I think Roz though. Oh well I'll see when things finish :)

MAX!
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04/19/2009 10:26:41 PM
Beautiful setup
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04/19/2009 09:02:26 PM
WOW I just love this and hope you get ma much deserved ribbon for this wonderful, entry.....love shez
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04/18/2009 09:02:38 PM
Wonderful shot! 10
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04/17/2009 09:03:46 PM
Leonardo da Dog!
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04/17/2009 11:43:47 AM
Beautiful sketch! What a clever idea. LOL you have that dog soooo well trained. With this kind of talent, I'm thinking you could have a new business in the making :D
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04/17/2009 10:59:20 AM
Great Composition
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04/17/2009 10:47:52 AM
ROFL That is too fabulous.
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04/16/2009 05:42:18 PM
Love it. Love it. Love it.
Is this Katee?
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04/16/2009 05:17:39 PM
Great creativity for the challenge, excellent sharpness & contrast...8 Bumping up
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04/16/2009 08:37:29 AM
Wow, she's good!! Could this be the very talented Miss Katee? Great setup; the mirror is a clever touch :-)
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04/16/2009 12:01:31 AM
i know this puppy:) excellent photo, perfect editing and comp. only teeny problem for me would be the tip of the tail cut off, but its not that big of a deal.
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04/15/2009 03:55:44 PM
Very funny, Katee!
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04/15/2009 02:14:05 PM
The lighting is FANTASTIC. Interesting idea.
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04/15/2009 12:39:45 PM
if you could have only gotten the dog to hold the end of a pencil in his mouth
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04/15/2009 04:20:02 AM
hee, those are my beloved pencils. nice work with the mirror placement.
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04/15/2009 03:35:51 AM
I just love this! :) Great idea and fabulous shot! Congratulations!
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04/15/2009 12:13:37 AM
Ah, I love it! :-) Very creative, and cute. Stands out amidst all the wheels and lines, etc. Very clever concept, and executed well. Nice job!
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04/14/2009 03:20:36 PM
this photo is awesome on so many levels. 10 and faved. definitely one of my picks for a ribbon
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04/14/2009 02:15:54 PM
Awesome photo.
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04/14/2009 11:44:28 AM
ok...how do you get your dog to do these things...excellent, loads of set up here and I think I know who did this...hmmm did you do that drawing your self...which would explain a whole lot of things...like why you keep winning....hmmm
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04/14/2009 11:16:20 AM
This is another one of those images in the challenge that has a certain wow factor imo. It might be how sharp the dog looks as well as the coloring from the grass. Boy I wish the grass was that color here.
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04/14/2009 09:12:53 AM
Nicely done!
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04/13/2009 05:20:35 PM
Excellent and too funny !
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04/13/2009 04:03:19 PM
Hysterical!!! Love this! That's a Jack Russel for you though - most brilliant dogs in all creation. Top marks for set up, effort and for being a Jack Russel owner!!!! :-)
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04/13/2009 11:50:03 AM
This is just so damn brilliant and innovative. My absolute favorite for a blue ribbon. I just love how you got that dog to pose for you. It must have taken quite a number of takes to get it just right. I presume you then sketched the dog from the photograph. Did you do the sketch yourself as well?
Superb effort and one that I hope will be rewarded accordingly. 9
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04/13/2009 11:25:27 AM
Simple, elegant and very creative look at colored pencils - the image meets the subject matter uniquely and with a certain panache. A terrific demonstration of the creative process in meeting the challenge. Should be a sure bet to win a ribbon or place high as a top ten image. A couple of minor detail problems not worth mentioning because they don't appear until you really get a critical eye and examine the image closely. An all time personal favorite and a composition idea that this reviewer will shamelessly steal and use in the future. Well done.
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04/13/2009 10:28:21 AM
This is very cute, I think a slightly shallower DOF would eliminate some of the distraction of the trees.
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04/13/2009 08:28:43 AM
Cute...but it seems the pencils take a minor part in the shot for the challenge. Now if the dog had a pencil in his mouth...
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04/13/2009 08:18:23 AM
I recognize that dog. ;)
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04/13/2009 03:10:56 AM
Absolutely bloody brilliant - can I be her manager???
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04/13/2009 02:39:57 AM
So very creative!!!!! I absolutely love this. The focus is great! The creativity is great! The subject is adorable! Well thought out and well executed! 10
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04/13/2009 01:23:35 AM
Amazing! It's a 10!
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04/13/2009 01:06:18 AM
lol..love it...awesome sharpness on the dogs face...great shot! 10
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04/13/2009 01:04:34 AM
hahahaah...very sweet..nice one!
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04/13/2009 12:44:04 AM
LOL...that's an awesome image...great dog too 9
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04/13/2009 12:34:47 AM
Awesome- great pic, great art and great sense of humor! 9!
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04/13/2009 12:30:35 AM
aww adorable! 10
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04/13/2009 12:25:04 AM
Blue ribbon, I call it now. :D SOOOO awesome! :) 10
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04/13/2009 12:22:58 AM
hahaha. nicely done. This should do really well, if not ribbon. (sorry I likely just cursed it...)
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