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8 maids a-milking
8 maids a-milking
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: 12 Days Of Christmas (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: North Saanich, BC
Date: Dec 31, 2006
Aperture: f 7.1
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Humorous, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2006

I came across this ancient ritual of 8 maids a-milking while hiking through an old orchard.
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Thanks to all the voters who commented and reviewed this. Some of you guessed the location as Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC. I was lucky for this challenge because each year the gardens put up a display of each of the 12 verses in their fields, gardens, ponds and orchard. I had done some B&W shots earlier in the month so had to go back to take these to meet the challenge requirements. I tried to evoke a little of the eerie qualities that I put in the B&Ws. This was my second entry and I'm looking forward to improving my pp skills.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 58
Avg (all users): 6.3548
Avg (commenters): 7.9500
Avg (participants): 6.1000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4124
Views since voting: 4958
Views during voting: 436
Votes: 217
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0


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01/13/2007 07:48:08 PM
Congrats on the 4th place. Excellent shot!
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01/08/2007 07:44:56 AM
Bill!!! Mega Congratulations on an honorable mention with this AWESOME photo! I thought you said you were getting hammered! Ummmm. . .since this is only your 2nd entry. . .I can tell you: 4th place Honorable Mention is a verrrrrrrry good thing :) Keep up the fantastic work!

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01/08/2007 05:30:20 AM
WOW - second entry and already an honorable mention!! Nice job and congratulations!
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01/08/2007 01:23:42 AM
Congratulations on 4th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2007 04:56:01 PM
Mirabile.
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01/07/2007 03:58:03 AM
Very interesting picture.
I am not sure what is going on and what the celebration is
but I admire their effort
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01/06/2007 08:07:09 PM
Ganging up, no fair! : )

I like the color contrasts, with distinct zones of black, white and green.
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01/06/2007 01:27:34 PM
surreal, nice try
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01/04/2007 09:48:11 PM
Wow...this was either INTENSE setup, or great luck! Very neat picture, I love the contrast between the white maids and the dark trees. Well done!
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01/04/2007 06:22:13 PM
Wow, can't believe you actually found something like this. Or did you create it? Good white balance and lighting.
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01/04/2007 10:15:41 AM
I love the lighting here.
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01/04/2007 01:05:59 AM
I loooovvvvveee it!!! 10
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01/04/2007 12:28:36 AM
Glad I came back to comment - I didn't realize they were maids first time through. Bump.
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01/03/2007 06:07:36 PM
Where did you find this?! Awesome for the challenge.
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01/02/2007 07:16:36 PM
Ok, I was there too... at Butchart and it is so amazing!! Lovely photo, it must be daytime, I tried night shots and they just bombed.
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01/02/2007 02:33:34 PM
besides being great for the challenge, this is one of the most bizarre images i have ever seen.
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01/01/2007 11:08:30 PM
What a great composition you put together here...
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01/01/2007 12:17:10 PM
you lucky thing - a custom made answer to a DPC challenge! Bit of a shame your horizon is crooked and you chopped one of them off at the edge :-(
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01/01/2007 08:32:55 AM
I love this pic. I have to put you in my 10 pile - It looks like a Ribbon
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01/01/2007 06:54:08 AM
Wow..this is great.
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01/01/2007 05:27:50 AM
Wow, are you lucky or what? What are the chances of finding 8 maids a milkin. :) Nice job.
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01/01/2007 04:19:06 AM
this is my first 10 well done for a stand out image
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01/01/2007 01:44:25 AM
A Great set up and a lot of work....looks excellent...9
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01/01/2007 01:09:27 AM
B E A U tiful
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01/01/2007 12:28:17 AM
Happy New Year - 6
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