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Challenge: Literalisms (Classic Editing)
Collection: challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Canon
Location: Living room, Nottuln, Germany
Date: Nov 15, 2003
Aperture: 20
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 15, 2003

After looking through a cuppla hundred sayings and idioms and stuff, the "can of worms" one hit me immediately with this picture in my head. I bought a can of corned beef, gave it to our dog because I hate corned beef. I got a bunch of worms from the fishing shop because I didn't want to get my hands dirty digging them out of the garden.

At no time was any worm harmed in the set up of this photo. Each worm was treated with equal respect. I have a signed model release from all the worms involved. They are all now living happily somewhere in our garden :-)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 109
Avg (all users): 7.5286
Avg (commenters): 8.3871
Avg (participants): 7.2703
Avg (non-participants): 7.8182
Views since voting: 23839
Votes: 140
Comments: 77
Favorites: 19 (view)


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07/20/2007 09:06:16 AM
Corned beef hash is the nicest food ever
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04/27/2007 05:05:05 PM
Hate corned beef?????
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11/26/2003 11:12:53 AM
Congrats!!! You are the "Man"!
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11/26/2003 04:22:11 AM
Real nice combinations of colours - nothingseems out of place.
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11/26/2003 01:44:24 AM
Gary! again! you are the Man!
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11/25/2003 08:15:54 PM
If you look really closely in the bottom left hand corner of the can you can see the white tissue paper I used to fill up the can. The worms are only filling the top eighth of the can.

Message edited by author 2003-11-25 20:16:32.
11/25/2003 07:05:28 PM
Anothing F-ing awesome photo!! Great job Gary... :)
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11/25/2003 02:45:03 PM
Hi Gary!
Another excellent shot. What are you using as your background and lighting in this shot? It's very well done, with appealing and even lighting.

Thanks!
Mike
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11/25/2003 10:59:52 AM
Kiwiness won again!!! You are an awesome photogragher. Keep up the good work.
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11/25/2003 09:26:23 AM
Excellent and well lit. Perhaps there was no physical harm done, but what about the psychological trauma imposed on our "lowly" friends?

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11/25/2003 06:55:52 AM
Well done mate.
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11/24/2003 11:20:37 PM
We're not worthy!!! ;-)))
Congratulations!

JP
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11/24/2003 04:04:42 PM
Congrats! Great image...even more enjoyable was your kindness to the worms! Gotta love that...Best ~ Renee
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11/24/2003 11:37:21 AM
You are a real inspiration!
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11/24/2003 10:34:08 AM
Congratulations! Very nice, clean shot.

~Ursula

Message edited by author 2003-11-24 16:32:21.
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11/24/2003 09:27:42 AM
Very "clean" shot, Gary. Well done!
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11/24/2003 09:13:46 AM
This was great, congratulations. Will you be taking students in the near future?
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11/24/2003 08:56:55 AM
nice one - congrats
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11/24/2003 08:40:43 AM
*shakes head* do you ever stop? lol
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11/24/2003 08:13:13 AM
Hey hey hey! So you're taking a couple of weeks off eh? I'll buy a second desk lamp and I'm sure to win! ;-)
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11/24/2003 08:12:05 AM
Congrats Kiwi on a wonderful photo and blue ribbon !!!!! Thank God you got the model release :)
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11/24/2003 07:39:36 AM
Excellent shot!! Congrats on a great photo and another blue :-)
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11/24/2003 07:34:20 AM
Congratulations. You have once again impressed me with your imagination, creativity and photographic skills.
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11/24/2003 07:34:01 AM
Great job Gary! Congrats on yet another victory ;)
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11/24/2003 07:26:45 AM
Unbe(f***ing)lievable! Congratulations! ;)
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11/24/2003 04:28:06 AM
Most of the photos I take for these challenges is not really my kind of photography. The only reason I take these stock kind of photos is that they score well and are prefered in comparison to the kinds of photos I really like to take.
11/24/2003 04:25:46 AM
Once again congrats kiwi good job,nice can of worms.Keep it up and you will be in the DPC hall of fame! Way to go
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11/24/2003 04:23:20 AM
Worm is not my favorite creature but this is my favorite photo in the challenge. Simple and nicely done. This ribbon-collecting thing is getting habitual, isn't it. Congratulations! Very well done and well deserved ribbon!
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11/24/2003 02:50:48 AM
Crikey!! Thanks for all the votes and comments, woohoo! Another reason to celebrate :) I'm going to take a week or two off submitting now. Oh and the worms say thanx too :)
11/24/2003 02:40:01 AM
Brilliant, well done!

My girlfriend checked the scores this morning, 'That Gary's won again!' she said.

Well done from us both!
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11/24/2003 02:27:56 AM
Again! You're really an inspiration. The shot is just great :) Love the idea.
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11/24/2003 02:15:57 AM
LOL great photo and congratations - so are you now in front with the most win's?
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11/24/2003 01:53:26 AM
Wow Kiwi, you are a Genious! :-) You did it again, double win, 2 blue ribbons for you on the main page, that's amazing! I really would like to see your face filled with happiness when you see it for the first time. :-)
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11/24/2003 01:22:59 AM
GOOD GRIEF KIWI!!

you rock. :)
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11/24/2003 01:01:43 AM
Fantastic work!
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11/24/2003 12:48:34 AM
Hey! When you get tired of winning all those ribbons you can just send your camera to me! ;) Congrats, an excellent shot!
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11/24/2003 12:25:39 AM
And you made it again!!!!!!Fantastic!
Congratulations, Gary, you are such an inspiration!
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11/24/2003 12:17:08 AM
Congratulations. You are the coolest!!
We are all learning from you, keep them coming.
Enjoyed this one so much!! Way to go.
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11/24/2003 12:13:00 AM
Wow Gary...do you ever get tired of winning over and over again??? LOL, you just keep amazing us all time and time again! Congrats on another well deserved win!!!

Shannon
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11/24/2003 12:09:21 AM
woohoo...another blue! now, stop it! ;) just teasing...congrats, gary...you rock!
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11/24/2003 12:08:25 AM
C'mon... that's about enough, dude! :) Keep 'em coming, Gary!
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11/24/2003 12:05:57 AM
Fun stuff Gary! Another blue for you! Yay!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/23/2003 10:04:55 PM
Nice one. The only thing I think needs improving is the focus on the worms. -8-
11/23/2003 06:28:45 PM
Very nice choices - the plain silver can contrasts great with the solor and texture of the worms. Well done white background. Nice composition with the worm reaching to the corner and the other framing the bottom edge of the can. 9
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11/23/2003 04:43:42 PM
I think there's a little too much white space in the photo, but the clarity and lighting are great.
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11/23/2003 03:21:41 PM
I think I would have prefered this taken from a slightly lower angle?
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11/23/2003 07:54:43 AM
Whata wonderful photo! Good work, hubby!
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11/23/2003 06:15:34 AM
Very nicely shot - hope they behaved themselves. Crisp and clean, this does exactly what it says on the tin!

Good angle and well lit with some very clear detail.
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11/22/2003 03:50:35 PM
ew ew ew...slimy worms...good pic, though ;) the lighting is great and i really like the composition. good work!
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11/21/2003 06:34:18 PM
oh yeah...nice idea and excellent capture. removal of all shadows would have helped a little.

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11/21/2003 03:58:59 PM
A lot of good shots in this challenge, but this is my stand-alone favorite. Beautiful work!!! Whoever thought worms could look so good? 10
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11/21/2003 12:19:44 PM
Great shot,10 from me,beautiful composition and light!
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11/21/2003 08:54:22 AM
Nice and clean, if that can be said for live worms! A good idea, expertly executed.
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11/20/2003 09:37:09 AM
Beautiful clean image. Excellent composition.
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11/20/2003 02:28:19 AM
Ok i was eating my breakfast!!! NOW I will starv for a day!!!!
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11/19/2003 10:11:00 PM
creative idea and a very clean pic, nicely done
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11/18/2003 11:23:56 PM
This should really be disgusting and it turns out to be a very good photograph, and very clever on top of it. I think it's the winner. (Now where did you get the worms??) And... what did you do with them later?
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11/18/2003 05:40:10 PM
wonderfully clear photo..I can almost feel these "icky" worms! Good job on this one.
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11/18/2003 06:27:02 AM
Don't even want to think about setting this up :-) Good solid clean photography, technically perfect. Not quite as haunting as a couple of images here, but I think it puts you in with a very good chance.
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11/18/2003 04:59:51 AM
How can something so disgusting turn into such a great photo!
Well done, one of my fav's
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11/17/2003 10:08:58 PM
Yuk!! One of my favorites. Nicely done. Hope you washed you hands after this one!!
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11/17/2003 09:19:55 PM
Disgustingly funny! Great idea nicely done! 10
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11/17/2003 04:26:16 PM
Two questions: Did these worms get a bath before they were canned? Is this a Spam can? Please tell me it isn't . I love Spam ( at least I did). Nice shot. Great interpretation.
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11/17/2003 01:22:49 PM
nice! this is quite well-done. the lighting is a little harsh on the lid, but otherwise a great idea.
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11/17/2003 12:51:01 PM
oh gross - do I REALLY have to give a ten to this - guess so- ugh
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11/17/2003 11:32:42 AM
Wonderful shot...fun, good technique, just good all over. -9
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11/17/2003 10:43:01 AM
ewwwww .. I hate worms! ;) Nice clean shot
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11/17/2003 09:59:13 AM
Great shot and interpretation. well done.
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11/17/2003 09:45:35 AM
Great.
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11/17/2003 09:19:51 AM
I can barely stand to look at the picture --I have a phobia about worms, but the photo is very well done so you get an 8.
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11/17/2003 08:55:03 AM
That is so gross! :) It reminds me of something I met see on the TV show "Fear Factor". It must have been tricky photographing those slimey things without them getting your perfectly clean white background all nasty. Anyway... great shot!
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11/17/2003 06:12:10 AM
super idea and super shot, not a bad thing to say about it. by far the best in this challenge and will be a worthy winner if I may say so myself.

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11/17/2003 05:30:59 AM
excellent! great idea, good setup and lighting. and REAL worms :o)) > 9 points
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11/17/2003 03:31:19 AM
delicious..
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11/17/2003 02:03:02 AM
Really well done, great composition and lighting. I wanted to do this as an entry myself but couldn;t get the worms. Seeing how well you managed I'm glad I didn;t *laugh*
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11/17/2003 12:36:22 AM
simply put ... "Bravo"!
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11/17/2003 12:33:57 AM
Ewwww! Yuck! Is that a spam tin? Makes it even more funny! Hrm, what to say about this. I like it despite it being rather gross. The white is white, it's very clean and very sharp. No distracting shadows, lighting is excellent (except maybe the very tip of the tin but bah, that's nothing). Very well thought of and executed.
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