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JakeKurdsjuk


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: A Vegetable Bestiary (DPL4 Final Challenge) (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D750
Date: Sep 16, 2018
Aperture: 9.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.6
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2018

Yes, I know potatoes are tubers, but tubers are "root vegetables" and after 3 farmers markets and 4 supermarkets when you find not one but two seals in a bin of sweet potatoes you thank god and go with it. What a scavenger hunt.

Props to the Mrs. for reminding me we had these stones in jars in the basement.

(after voting):

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This was my original submission but I suspect it would have been DQ'd for the background. I replaced the blurred photograph with a nondescript texture print and re-shot.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 41
Avg (all users): 7.1053
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 7.0741
Avg (non-participants): 7.1333
Views since voting: 778
Views during voting: 172
Votes: 57
Comments: 22
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/27/2018 07:54:35 PM
LOL, totally looks like a couple of seals!
09/26/2018 09:10:32 AM
Hahahahahahha ! Excellent !
09/25/2018 10:16:09 AM
Awesome. Well deserved ribbon.
09/25/2018 05:58:08 AM
Great find and a great job creating this photo. Congrats on the well deserved blue!
09/25/2018 05:32:38 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by JakeKurdsjuk:

Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Sorta cancels out that whole ridiculous diatribe, huh? Congrats on your blue. I guess you truly understand the concept of a challenge now.


And again, my diatribe had nothing to do with the specifics of the challenge and everything to do with how those specifics would impact participation, and in turn how that limited participation would impact scoring. That you saw it as ridiculous means that you truly didn't bother to read it. I hope you truly understand the concept of a fact-based argument now.


so your argument was about participation. so a "fact" is an incorrect prediction. Got it.


Or perhaps I was just the right kind of negative force people needed to get off their butts and prove me wrong, in which case potential problem averted. Got it?

Message edited by author 2018-09-25 05:32:56.
09/24/2018 07:24:30 PM
Originally posted by JakeKurdsjuk:

Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Sorta cancels out that whole ridiculous diatribe, huh? Congrats on your blue. I guess you truly understand the concept of a challenge now.


And again, my diatribe had nothing to do with the specifics of the challenge and everything to do with how those specifics would impact participation, and in turn how that limited participation would impact scoring. That you saw it as ridiculous means that you truly didn't bother to read it. I hope you truly understand the concept of a fact-based argument now.


so your argument was about participation. so a "fact" is an incorrect prediction. Got it.
09/24/2018 04:55:48 PM
Nice DOF. Where in the world did you find such things to photograph? Did someone leave them there?
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09/24/2018 12:56:06 PM
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Sorta cancels out that whole ridiculous diatribe, huh? Congrats on your blue. I guess you truly understand the concept of a challenge now.


And again, my diatribe had nothing to do with the specifics of the challenge and everything to do with how those specifics would impact participation, and in turn how that limited participation would impact scoring. That you saw it as ridiculous means that you truly didn't bother to read it. I hope you truly understand the concept of a fact-based argument now.
09/24/2018 12:48:56 PM
Sorta cancels out that whole ridiculous diatribe, huh? Congrats on your blue. I guess you truly understand the concept of a challenge now.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2018 12:12:05 PM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon and winning with DPL with your team
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2018 11:16:22 AM
Congratulations Jake..for being a great captain and for wining the Blue for
the challenge you protested. In the end; All's well that ends well"
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2018 08:39:29 AM
There you go Jake; great job. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2018 08:13:29 AM
Well after all that you won, WTG!! Love the fake ocean scene.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2018 06:13:44 AM
Originally posted by marnet:

Congratulations on your team's win, I never doubted that this will be the result (only Glasseye could beat you ;)


Yes, you'll always have that - as will we.
09/24/2018 12:52:50 AM
Really well done. Well deserved blue. Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2018 12:33:21 AM
Congratulations on your team's win, I never doubted that this will be the result (only Glasseye could beat you ;)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/24/2018 12:22:32 AM
Well, congratulations, Jake. All that kerfuffle and look what you went and did! Fabulous work - beautiful setting and awesome seals. 9 from me, equal top pick along with a couple of others.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/19/2018 06:11:54 AM
Awesome and amazing! Also very well presented. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2018 09:50:44 PM
I suspect that from now on I'll never be able to look at a sweet potato in the usual way without referring to it as a seal or a pig or a member of a circus
Here, the addition of the pebbles and water creates the most calming effect - the scene IS real but we all lost pretty much the innocence and cannot see it.
bump
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/18/2018 09:19:08 AM
Best of the bunch imho. Bumping +1 and the only 10 I've ever given to a pair of seals!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2018 12:24:11 PM
Beautiful. A bit too dodged for my taste, but the color range, setting, and of course, poses are brilliant.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/17/2018 12:23:13 AM
Looks like a few had the same idea :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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