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The little Green Ducky finally crosses the finish line in the inaugural New York Marathon, 1970
The little Green Ducky finally crosses the finish line in the inaugural New York Marathon, 1970

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Year You Were Born (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Coffee table
Date: Nov 19, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8 second
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2006

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Sitting in a pond with his mates the little Green Ducky said "I could run the marathon". Having made the claim he couldn't back out now. He'd look like a chicken, not a duck! So he trained and trained and finally the big day came. It turns out that a marathon isn't easy, especially if you are a little Green Ducky. He made it to the end but his time wasn't so good. Maybe next year.

Place: 94 out of 102
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Views since voting: 608
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 279
Comments: 9
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/27/2006 02:47:26 PM
Could be a nice idea? How about using a printed or computer screen backdrop of a marathon or NYC street scene? I think that would have helped a lot.
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11/24/2006 02:12:45 PM
LOL! What position did he finish in?
11/24/2006 07:31:19 AM
Duckie's been done now. Too much dead space in the middle, background OOF and not saying much about the topic, and the subject not looking as if he's run a marathon...?
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11/23/2006 05:37:41 PM
You don't have to enter every challenge, just because there is a challenge. Using a green rubber duck to "run" the New York Marathon on a table top? C'mon, sit out the week next time.
11/23/2006 02:42:54 PM
haha i have 3 of those duckies..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/22/2006 03:57:55 PM
I think this would have worked better if you'd set up the shot on asphalt.
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11/22/2006 01:05:29 PM
and where is the finish line? :)
nice colors, the dof may have been smaller
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11/22/2006 11:32:09 AM
I like the idea of the inaugural NY Marathon, but this image doesn't really portray that feel, IMO. 4
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11/22/2006 07:49:31 AM
Give the ducky a rest already...

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