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Diminutive Polychromatic Lightning
Diminutive Polychromatic Lightning
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Challenge: DPL Album Cover (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: Camas, WA
Date: May 8, 2007
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2007

Taken in a makeshift bird-blind (my kids' playtent) on our patio with the 180mm Macro. PP is nothing but RAW conversion and some hue shift to make the background more green. (hopefully the green background doesn't doom me to another 4th place finish) Crop, resize, USM

The font is supposed to invoke a hippy flavor.

Statistics
Place: 78 out of 153
Avg (all users): 5.6840
Avg (commenters): 6.9167
Avg (participants): 5.5244
Avg (non-participants): 5.7846
Views since voting: 1122
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 212
Comments: 33
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01/23/2009 02:05:56 PM
yeah... looking at this, you photo is really nice, and the font is an ok choice, but the gradient overlay/overall graphic design leaves a bit to be desired. I think a more subdued type may have complemented the image better.
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06/23/2007 08:20:18 AM
I am still laughing at this...hehehe
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05/23/2007 12:59:02 AM
The font killed it, but the image, re the beautiful Humming bird is beautiful.....
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05/23/2007 12:28:03 AM
Everyone needs a little Will. Picture awesome and i'll leave the text alone. ;)
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05/21/2007 04:33:24 AM
my eyes fell out at the font.. gorgeous pic..
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05/21/2007 02:50:01 AM
now with more cowbell - LMAO!!

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida dude.
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05/21/2007 02:18:41 AM
So Enzo are you saying you didn't like the text? :P But it has more cowbell!
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05/21/2007 02:02:44 AM
Doc, Doc, Doc...what were you thinking? LOL That is psychadelic, supercalofragelistic man. I thought it was something you'd expect from KTel. I was going to leave a comment picking on the font and the cheesy layout not knowing it was you. Good thing I didn't.

Your photography is HOT, but your desktop publishing methods...well...I'd better not say. Makes me feel better. We finally found a chink in his armour.

I am writing to site council and asking them to make all future challenges include text...

You are fantastic man...I am in Nairobi laughing my head off...

Message edited by author 2007-05-21 02:04:04.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2007 10:52:23 PM
More cowbell!! Haha! Beautiful photo in every way. Very creative and funny band name and 60 style text!
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05/20/2007 09:50:50 AM
LOL
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05/19/2007 10:32:14 PM
The photo is pretty amazing. I think the type takes away from teh effect of the stunning iamge.
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05/18/2007 09:12:19 PM
DPL's second album did indeed have more cowbell, but nothing could top their cover of Flight of the Bumblebee. Sadly, they were doomed to be one-hit wonders. 9
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05/17/2007 10:53:54 PM
I gotta have more cowbell!! I love this. :)
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05/16/2007 11:56:59 PM
Really nice hummingbird pic! And a bump for more cowbell!!! :-)
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05/16/2007 05:50:51 PM
Too bad about the text, this bird deserves more!
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05/16/2007 04:31:29 PM
Lovely detail on the hummingbird! Maybe a bit much with all the text, but I like the "cowbell" part.
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05/16/2007 12:51:15 PM
Can't go wrong with more cowbell :-) Not sure the psychedilc lettering complements the hummingbird (love the sharpness on his head, though). Still, gotta' give you an extra point for making me smile.
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05/15/2007 11:15:49 PM
MORE COWBELL!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOO.
Okay haha, you just made me very happy.

Love the fonts that you used!
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05/15/2007 10:56:51 PM
awsome, more cowbell? Bonus!!

And having tryed all last weekend to get a half decent shot of a hummingbird I have great respect for this image, Well done.
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05/15/2007 11:21:36 AM
Somebody watches Saturday Night Live! (I think that's where the "more Cowbell" came from?) Very cool shot and set-up. 9
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05/15/2007 09:20:03 AM
stunning image of the hummingbird - but the text/ font colors really seem too busy and don't seem to fit the colors of the bird
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05/15/2007 12:02:12 AM
Nice shot and theme!
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05/14/2007 11:14:00 PM
Hahaha, funniest one yet. Also with a beautiful picture, I can't believe you got the focus right on. They're so hard to capture. Great shot.
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05/14/2007 06:07:09 PM
it's gotta be the cowbell
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05/14/2007 05:58:05 PM
Lovely photo, I am not fond of the text.
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05/14/2007 05:56:20 PM
Damn, wish I'd thought of using the cowbell line. Nice shot, but the font-use leaves me with a distinctly non-album feeling. I think the multicolored lettering distracts a bit too much.
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05/14/2007 05:11:38 PM
you win the most painful font and font treatment of the challenge!

This is a great photo - I've tried to take these and they are not easy. So I find myself torn between judging the photo (7 in my book) and deducting for the font which is a part of the presentation...
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05/14/2007 04:46:34 PM
WOW! what an amazing photo-this is wasted on this challenge!!
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05/14/2007 08:15:31 AM
I got a fever!
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05/14/2007 07:39:01 AM
beautiful hummer
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05/14/2007 01:17:13 AM
I've got a fever.......
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05/14/2007 01:02:56 AM
Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription... is more cowbell.

nice work - thanks for the laugh.
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05/14/2007 12:52:19 AM
Christopher Walken would be proud. ROFL
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