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Rockin' Duck
Rockin' Duck
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Challenge: Rubber Ducky (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: My livingroom
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 sec.
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

This silly challenge appealed to me, but I couldn't come up with a good idea. Talking it over with my 10 yr. old, we stumbled over some words and it came out "Gruppies" (grapes+duckies). She said it sounded like a band and voila! "Rubber Ducky and the Grapes" was born.

A quick trip to the store for some supplies (grapes, sunglasses, foam board, material, etc.) and then taking most of the afternoon to set it up. (Have YOU ever tried to dress a grape?)

My three lights were the livingroom lamp, the Christmas lights (for "stage" lights) and halogens pointed at the ceiling. The water is in the mini water bottle (which all performers have on stage with them.)

This was fun.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.7069
Avg (commenters): 8.5200
Avg (participants): 6.8026
Avg (non-participants): 6.6801
Views since voting: 4051
Views during voting: 625
Votes: 348
Comments: 42
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/14/2007 10:56:07 AM
My first reaction to this photo was "Oh Look! Elton John as a ducky!" Well done!
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05/03/2006 06:51:15 PM
This is such a fun shot, I love it.....
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02/02/2006 11:31:34 PM
fun shot :)
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10/06/2005 01:13:33 AM
Welp, isn't that just cute! Nice shot!
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10/01/2005 09:25:44 PM
This is a really fun shot. Great job!
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07/01/2005 04:29:15 PM
I'm one of your 79 7's. You came in 2 places above me in this challenge. And there we are, doomed to have these silly rubber ducks high on our profile pages for ever and ever and ever.... =o!
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04/10/2005 01:19:37 AM
Congrats! This was so clever! I have to know though... where did you get the tiny water bottle, or what is it actually that I am missing? I need to know!! LOL!
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04/09/2005 06:26:25 PM
Congrats on your 4th placing for this creative and very amusing image!
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04/09/2005 09:39:20 AM
congratulations on top 5 finish! this was a great idea, and very funny too.
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04/09/2005 12:34:47 AM
This is so cute. Congratulations! What wonderful memories for you and your daughter for years to come. "Remember the afternoon we dressed the grapes?"
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04/09/2005 12:12:22 AM
A truly creative effort which deserves its own award. Congratulations on your top 5 finish. I love it.
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04/09/2005 12:09:10 AM
I loved this....gave this one and 5th place a 10! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2005 08:37:43 PM
yes yes yes.....
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04/07/2005 07:22:29 PM
Highly creative. I love it.
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04/07/2005 02:59:18 PM
very creative....
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04/07/2005 04:54:01 AM
oh em gee... ! ! !! !

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04/06/2005 08:43:45 PM
The most creative I've seen so far, I can't stop laughing to vote ;)
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04/06/2005 12:52:04 AM
Perhaps you should have went with Rubber Ducky and the GRAPEful dead :)
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04/05/2005 05:34:41 AM
Wohoo! How did you get that close to the stage? Whenever I try to take close-ups of Rubber "Rub Me" Ducky security messes things up. Btw, they're touring through Europe next year :) 8.
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04/05/2005 04:32:57 AM
you are missing the audience...lol
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04/04/2005 12:49:35 PM
I like the composition. It is a cute picture, but the lights from the sides are washing out a good bit of detail on the edges. Maybe if you moved the grapes in some more, away from the edges... Anyway, cool picture. I think you did well with a creative take on a very restrictive contest.

I was going to submit, but I thought it was an April Fool's joke.
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04/03/2005 08:17:54 PM
Haha, this is good!...love the touch of the water bottle on the chair..well done and very creative in a 24 hr challenge, bumping up...9
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04/03/2005 09:45:01 AM
Love it. --10--
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04/03/2005 04:52:24 AM
great job!! 10
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04/03/2005 12:08:02 AM
very clever concept.
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04/02/2005 11:40:50 PM
Oh YOU are a genius! This is so awesome! 10+
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04/02/2005 07:10:51 PM
This one just made me laugh. Great creativity and well done.
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04/02/2005 07:07:49 PM
Wow, what a setup.. an A for the effort.
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04/02/2005 06:22:37 PM
lol! great set up, wonderful idea!!
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04/02/2005 06:22:23 PM
could that be "and the soon-to-be california raisins?"
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04/02/2005 05:08:44 PM
You had too much time to work on this. This is definately a winner.
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04/02/2005 04:06:45 PM
LMAO this is great... i'm assuming you built this and printed out the sign?
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04/02/2005 03:16:51 PM
10
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04/02/2005 02:19:10 PM
10
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04/02/2005 12:42:07 PM
Man this challenge is so funny. Yours is one of the best, I love it!
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04/02/2005 11:32:37 AM
LOL too funny ! It's different from the others shots,and it truly looks like a concert! I just love it 9
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04/02/2005 02:01:33 AM
Very creative, great job!
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04/02/2005 01:14:28 AM
This cracked me up. Creative and weird all in one. I would label it cute. :)
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04/02/2005 01:09:21 AM
This is soooo cute, very creative!
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04/02/2005 12:34:14 AM
Very creative. In the challenge, out of the box, you've done it. Smoke, lights, water, everything, well done of the top 5 image.
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04/02/2005 12:26:10 AM
ahahaha
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04/02/2005 12:18:15 AM
OMG...this is freakin hilarious...Love it love it love it!!
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