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I Haven't Seen Your Stupid Pencil
I Haven't Seen Your Stupid Pencil
David Ey


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: What is this Pencil? (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: FW
Date: Oct 14, 2007
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 109 out of 112
Avg (all users): 3.3116
Avg (commenters): 2.7907
Avg (participants): 2.9683
Avg (non-participants): 3.4131
Views since voting: 1064
Views during voting: 564
Votes: 276
Comments: 48
Favorites: 0


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10/24/2007 03:37:47 PM
It's just too abstract.
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10/24/2007 10:18:55 AM
I see the pencil! It's in his throat! He swallowed it. OK, the pencil is in my mind, but this does meet the challenge, but barely. In my opinion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2007 09:37:24 PM
Only meet criteria in name
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10/23/2007 06:40:10 PM
wait.. wheres the pencil? am i just blind lol.
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10/23/2007 05:03:37 PM
Visual joke, not really a good picture
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10/23/2007 04:20:14 PM
LOL! This is really funny. I am sure you are going to get quite a few DNMCs. :) So, where IS the pencil here? :)
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10/23/2007 02:53:49 PM
How does this have anything to do with a pencil......? Or with the challenge? I'm guessing this may have been entered as a joke or something..but I guess we're not getting it...
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10/23/2007 09:57:35 AM
I can't see it either...
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10/22/2007 10:29:21 PM
Duck (Looks Like A Pencil)
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10/22/2007 07:32:23 PM
DNMC
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10/22/2007 02:53:32 PM
Comical shot and title! A lost pencil is still a pencil though, isn't it? ;)

You know what? I've come back to bump this up because, well, this is meant to be a fun challenge and you had a bit of fun with it, and the shot made me laugh. Gotta give credit to a dnmc entry when they're at least memorable!

Good luck, hope you're not being torn to shreds too badly there...
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10/22/2007 07:19:25 AM
Nice goose shot. Title isn't enough to convince me this is actually a shot of a pencil.
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10/21/2007 10:58:08 PM
I'm afraid this looks like it had nothing to do with the challange and you just slapped the title on it.
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10/21/2007 08:57:28 PM
not quite what was in mind in this challenge
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10/21/2007 11:00:17 AM
lol...i like the idea here but not sure how others are going to see it or if they'll even get it.
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10/21/2007 09:48:17 AM
Made me laugh once I realised where the pencil was! But the lack of pencil and lack of contrast will probably hurt the scoring.
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10/20/2007 09:31:28 PM
I assume you were trying for the brown ribbon? Don't worry if you don't make it - at least yours is the one and only submission in this challenge that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic.
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10/20/2007 02:08:17 PM
Okay, very funny caption, but truly a stretch for the challenge. Still, I'm amused.
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10/20/2007 11:26:24 AM
OK, without the title this shot would have NOTHING to do with the challenge. its a snapshot shoehorned into the challenge, pure and simple. 2
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10/20/2007 02:21:39 AM
I give up, where's the pencil?
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10/19/2007 10:50:46 PM
and the pencil is...
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10/19/2007 09:41:46 PM
Uhm...okay. For me, this appears just a quick candid and doesn't fit this challenge. Sorry.
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10/19/2007 06:34:53 PM
Now this is just too much of a stretch for me. Let me suggest the following test to check whether your image might fit the challenge: Imagine giving only your picture (without the title) to somebody together with a multiple choice list of four or five challenge topics. And then ask them to guess what they think the challenge is. Your goal is to choose the other possible answers (besides the actual challenge title) in such a way that most people would choose the correct answer. If this task (choosing the other options to make sure the right one is selected) is difficult, your image does not fit the challenge.
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10/19/2007 03:39:26 AM
I believe the idea was to have a pencil in the picture...
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10/18/2007 07:55:23 PM
Sorry, can't see the pencil...
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10/18/2007 11:31:25 AM
The lighting is rather flat and the focus is a bit soft.
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10/18/2007 10:39:19 AM
LOL
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10/18/2007 09:52:24 AM
DNMC
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10/18/2007 01:12:56 AM
I don't think this matches the topic
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10/18/2007 12:39:15 AM
where's the pencil?
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10/17/2007 04:35:12 PM
The only thing pencil is the title.
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10/17/2007 03:33:55 PM
I'm not sure what this signifies. It ate the pencil? Hence why it can't bend it's neck? Not Very clear.
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10/17/2007 02:52:47 PM
LoL..."where's the pencil"? I never thought I would say something like that!! This image is rather dark on my monitor. I have to admit...this does not meet the challenge..sorry to say. :(
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10/17/2007 02:19:30 PM
Where is it?!
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10/17/2007 01:25:30 PM
Pencil as subject was the objective of the challenge. Based upon that, I feel this image does not meet the challenge.
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10/17/2007 01:20:14 PM
where is the pencil?
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10/17/2007 09:48:24 AM
A pencil should be the subject. Needs sharper focus.
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10/17/2007 09:10:34 AM
DNMC
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10/17/2007 09:05:43 AM
Me neither!
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10/17/2007 07:03:39 AM
and I don't see it either.
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10/17/2007 07:00:19 AM
i have no idea what this is about - i will pass on voting
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10/17/2007 06:59:30 AM
:-) subtle
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10/17/2007 05:22:15 AM
Must be blind - where's the pencil?
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10/17/2007 04:44:56 AM
No sense of challenge.
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10/17/2007 02:08:26 AM
Where's the pencil?
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10/17/2007 12:49:24 AM
Classic! :-P
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10/17/2007 12:47:27 AM
DNMC, low contrast, and looks like a quick snapshot stuffed into whatever challenge happened to be underway.
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10/17/2007 12:39:49 AM
One could argue that--based on the title--the subject of this image is the pencil. However, the wording of the title makes the bird the subject (I haven't seen ..."), and things get even worse if you go solely by the image (there's no pencil at all).

With that aside, the image has nice colours, good contrast, and is composed fairly well. The expressions and timing are nice, but it's not the most exciting image.
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