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Challenge: My Drug (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Mar 18, 2012
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2012

[Mar. 24th, 2012 11:28:18 PM]

This was a very difficult shoot. He didn't mind the camera being out there, the umbrella really freaked him out, but the caution tape didn't seem to bother him.

The scene had to be set slowly, piece by piece, so that he could get used to it. If everything had gone out at once, it would have taken multiple days. As it was, it was only about 6 hours for the process.

When he finally got used to everything, then he decided that he wasn't particularly interested in the glass of peanuts, he was more interested in the rest of the stuff.

First, he wanted to take the picture himself:

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Then he decided that he just wanted to hang out for a bit.

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Then he thought that maybe the tripod was a new type of jungle gym

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After all that, and finally having him show interest in the peanuts, the picture isn't that good.

The problem is that the umbrella and the camera are just too big for the squirrel, and since they're closer to the real camera, that makes it even worse. The size discrepancies are too much. And at 800 pixels, he's awfully small.

We need 1200 pixels horizontal!! :)

Seriously though -- what else was I supposed to do for this challenge? I'm obviously way too addicted to DPC for my own good. It's 11:27 pm, and instead of sleeping, I'm typing these comments.

Where's the nearest 12 step program?

Place: 8 out of 102
Avg (all users): 6.5854
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 6.4167
Avg (non-participants): 6.6933
Views since voting: 1357
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 123
Comments: 25
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08/20/2013 01:55:14 PM
This is just so darn clever and cute and well executed, I really love it!
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03/27/2012 02:19:24 PM
Congrats with your top 10 entry! It's very nice to see how you did this.
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03/26/2012 04:04:19 PM
Like the way you worked the camera strap in.
Entertaining as always :¬)
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03/26/2012 12:22:10 PM
so cute! Congrats.
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03/26/2012 03:29:10 AM
Nice camera strap!
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03/26/2012 02:03:44 AM
Those first couple outtakes are awesome as well. Now if you were in them taking a peanut, that would have been a winner! :)
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03/26/2012 12:44:32 AM
I love this... really. I do.

But... I love the first outtake even more.

You are amazing!!

Congrats, Wendy!
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03/26/2012 12:12:09 AM
OMG, Wendy. This is hilarious. LOVE it. Squirrel is just the right size. The way he's all stretched out just kills me.
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03/26/2012 12:02:22 AM
:) Congrats on the front page finish.
Awesome! Such a cute shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/25/2012 11:23:15 AM
Perfect setup.
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03/24/2012 01:14:18 AM
This is such a funny picture. I'm sure you had some fun with this one. Such a great picture.
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03/22/2012 04:49:56 PM
Awesome. I love DPC photo shoots as well! Like the setup!
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03/21/2012 10:56:17 AM
very funny and probably real!
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03/20/2012 06:24:32 PM
...and here I thought that all of those wonderful images were the result of sheer happenstance.

Great set up and a very nice image.
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03/20/2012 10:05:55 AM
In my top ten for sure.
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03/20/2012 02:51:59 AM
Obviously the squirrel can't read! :P
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03/19/2012 09:21:31 PM
Excellent setup - great capture!
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03/19/2012 10:34:20 AM

(commenting only)
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03/19/2012 09:33:22 AM
Nice - love the mission impossible stance.
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03/19/2012 09:20:23 AM
too funny
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03/19/2012 07:55:34 AM
Best humor of the contest, very funny!! 10.
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03/19/2012 01:08:41 AM
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03/19/2012 12:31:58 AM
Good choice Wendy, you will knock them out with this one.
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03/19/2012 12:14:58 AM
Ohhhhh lookit that camera strap!!! This is too cute! Love the caution tape and the sign! Clever Clever Clever
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03/19/2012 12:08:48 AM
Looks like Wendy's back porch. I think it's been some time since you entered a squirrel.
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