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The Elusive Peepcock
1st PlaceThe Elusive Peepcock
aimeethetoo


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Challenge: Marshmallow Peeps (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Mar 23, 2008
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Animals, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2008

YUCKY PEEPS! Soooooo very gross!

Shot in RAW. RAW Conversions. Photoshop - levels, selective color, hue/sat, clone, healing brush, USM, crop, burn, border, save for web.

Ewwww.

Wow!! A great new personal best! Thank you for the comments and votes. Iíd like to thank the little peep for making this all possible. Iím sure Iím not the only one to wonder how on earth this image scored so high (I had it pegged for a 6.4 at best) but Iím not complaining. I may not understand the voters on this one but the voters have spokenÖ.blessed be the voters! : )

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.4895
Avg (commenters): 8.6364
Avg (participants): 7.0893
Avg (non-participants): 7.6567
Views since voting: 7098
Views during voting: 628
Votes: 190
Comments: 55
Favorites: 6 (view)


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04/01/2008 08:31:27 PM
Wow well done, you and your husband are really taking over... :) Congrats on a great shot and the ribb.
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03/31/2008 08:48:15 PM
Congrats on the Blue - fantastic job with this image - clean, sharp, colorful
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03/31/2008 08:41:55 PM
Beautiful use of colour and display.
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03/31/2008 06:33:05 PM
How cool is THAT -- two personal bests on the same day! I'm sorry tho that you think this little fellow is gross, seein' as how he has the place of highest honor on your profile page. But, I think the 7.4895 makes him a little less gross, don'tcha think ??? :)

CONGRATULATIONS! The Voters spoke well :)

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03/31/2008 05:32:10 PM
Knew this HAD to be yours....memories of the beautiful pear!
Congrats, Congrats! Definitely one of my Favs of the Challenge!
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03/31/2008 01:44:40 PM
Darling! Congrats on the blue. Ditto yucky peeps! Bleck!
(Does the peepcock eats pears?? think about it...heehee)
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03/31/2008 11:16:53 AM
sharing the front page is always a wonderful thing to do with your hubby... even if... no let's not go there. CONGRATS
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03/31/2008 10:32:10 AM
How cute and great idea love the colors. Congrats on your Blue Ribbon.
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03/31/2008 09:00:26 AM
Aimee, I was sure this was yours. It's so clever! Congrats on the blue!
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03/31/2008 04:13:10 AM
well done/congratulations#
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03/31/2008 03:23:56 AM
And now you must live with it.... :-) What I want to know is where you get all the cool colored pins.
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03/31/2008 02:51:05 AM
Congrats, Aimee, on your ribbon, your new PB and on beating Timfy easily!
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03/31/2008 02:29:33 AM
Aimee - tremendous result !! Not only a Blue, but a new PB and two on your top line all on the same morning !
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03/31/2008 02:07:41 AM
WOOHOO! Congrats on your new PB and ribbon :o)
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03/31/2008 01:08:17 AM
Yes, I know this was the BLUE ribbon winner..... Way to Go Aimee..... You are not alone as Tim got the RED as well in the MUG shot challenge..... What a pair and what wonderful and talanted photographers you both are.....
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03/31/2008 12:52:06 AM
Congrats Aimee!! Very creative...and worthy of the ribbon!
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03/31/2008 12:26:32 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon! You are so creative, I love this one!
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03/31/2008 12:14:18 AM
that looks painful. Nice idea and as always nice to see Two Toos on the front page!
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03/31/2008 12:10:52 AM
why the score? ummm lighting in great, composition is great, colors are VERY Easter/Spring, peep has depth and isn't 'flat', setup detailed and well executed...score seems fitting to me :-)

Congrats woman! you earned it :-)
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03/31/2008 12:08:21 AM
Congrats on a GREAT shot.

And peeps are not yucky...
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03/31/2008 12:08:18 AM
Grats on the ribbon. Very creative.
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03/31/2008 12:03:53 AM
Congrats! I was sure this was going to take the blue. Nice work.
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03/31/2008 12:02:57 AM
I thought the pins looked familiar. The peep looks beautiful. Congrats on the blue!
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03/31/2008 12:02:26 AM
So very perfect, congrats Aimee!

Message edited by author 2008-03-31 00:02:41.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2008 11:02:08 PM
OK, this is ridiculously cute :-) One of the best in the challenge IMO.
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03/30/2008 12:38:03 PM
LOL... VERY creative!
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03/30/2008 11:10:51 AM
Very well done, good lighting and color. Do I see another ribbon for the Too-Clan?
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03/29/2008 06:23:51 PM
Aimee, is that you? :) If so I think you got Tim this time hehe. Wonderful idea and execution.
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03/29/2008 05:58:06 PM
I love the colors and idea. GOod job
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03/29/2008 08:26:25 AM
Just for originality alone this rates high. Made me laugh too. Good job.
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03/28/2008 10:06:10 AM
Aimeethepincushion strikes again! A fabulous idea for the challenge that enabled you to focus on a single Peep without any other distractions (always a good thing). That said, I wish your lighting had been more dramatic. You made this great prop and then just stopped there. A spotlight would have emphasized the "show off" nature of this rare bird, popped the colors and added dimension. The relatively dull lighting here drags my vote all the way down to a 9, but I predict you'll be cursing this image on your profile page for a looong time. ;-P
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03/27/2008 06:56:32 PM
A tiny bit more detail in it's face and this would have been perfect - of course there may not actually have been any more detail available . . but apart from that I think it's great.
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03/27/2008 02:00:59 PM
very different, and lots of work went into this shot. 9
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03/27/2008 12:05:11 PM
One of my favorites. Love the colors and the very unique idea.
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03/26/2008 03:37:35 PM
Very well done, have to bump this up a notch.
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03/26/2008 01:31:17 PM
Oh, cool!
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03/25/2008 07:45:42 PM
Super! I love this more every time I view it!
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03/25/2008 03:53:06 PM
HOW COOL IS THAT!!! very creative!!
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03/25/2008 01:28:00 PM
I believe we have a winner!!

Just wondering if this is 21_F.gif aimeethetoo's work, seeing as she's a wizard with pins:

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03/25/2008 12:47:21 PM
Original and fun, I love it!
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03/25/2008 09:31:35 AM
Very Creative!
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03/25/2008 08:26:50 AM
10 all the way and definately deserves the BLUE thats for sure.....

My only 10 in this challenge..... So professional and so well done.....

I do believe only one person could do this and if this isn't her, then
you have done an excellent job..... I love it and have added it to my facorites..... Great title too as it mad me smile.....
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03/25/2008 03:45:39 AM
Adorable!!
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03/24/2008 09:26:48 PM
The kidlets aren't eating any of these prickly foodstuffs, are they? :-) Pears, eggs, peeps. You're Aimeeazing!
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03/24/2008 08:12:48 PM
Beautiful full plumage and very well shot. But the People for the Ethical Treatment of Marshmallows (PETM) is looking into this as a possible abuse case.

I'd like to volunteer to eat the evidence - the peep, not the plumage...
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03/24/2008 08:01:14 PM
This is the most creative shot in the challenge IMO. Nice work!
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03/24/2008 05:28:07 PM
I love this one, definitely caught my eye from the thumbnail, I expect we'll see this on the front page :)
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03/24/2008 02:33:45 PM
hehe is this aimeethetoo?
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03/24/2008 11:07:09 AM
Awesome creativity!!!! Bravo to you (and your patience!)
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03/24/2008 10:17:56 AM
Very creative and a nice image to boot!
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03/24/2008 08:11:38 AM
beautiful
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03/24/2008 03:54:30 AM
very very very clever!
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03/24/2008 02:12:10 AM
I didn't think anyone could make a Peep look good. You did.
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03/24/2008 12:53:55 AM
NBC should license this from you. Their peacock needs an update.
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03/24/2008 12:10:45 AM
Looks great! Very imaginative.
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