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Peeps in flight
Peeps in flight

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Challenge: Marshmallow Peeps (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3
Location: Palatine, Illinois
Date: Mar 23, 2008
Aperture: f/3.9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60s
Galleries: Humorous, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2008

I tried to recreate a flock of pigeons using Peeps strung on thread. I liked the little spots they left on the snow too.

Place: 85 out of 99
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04/02/2008 11:52:10 PM
I threaded the sugary beasts onto white thread, then attached several strings of them to a stick (sort of like for controlling marionettes). I think they might look more, er, natural if the threads were tied together and anchored to the ground, rather than being on parallel vertical strings.

Of course I had to clone out the threads, which were surprisingly visible (I always thought white thread was supposed to be great for making things look like they were floating in the air).

I staged a couple other shots too.
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Message edited by author 2008-04-02 23:53:54.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2008 01:34:22 PM
This is a cute idea. It's like watching a bunch of sparrows hanging around. You were so lucky to find flying peeps! The Easter Bunny was good to you :)
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03/26/2008 04:07:58 PM
Well done.
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03/26/2008 04:44:00 AM
Who knew??
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03/25/2008 09:48:22 PM
Nice work. I think I would rather have seen the peeps in the air to all be oriented the same way, like geese flying.
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03/25/2008 09:09:12 PM
The composition is strong and would have been seen a bit better if the background was different, the peeps almost blend in, great oob idea, nice work, 6
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03/24/2008 08:32:12 PM
Very clever. I'm waiting to see your comments. Did you toss them in the air and snap, or are their tiny wings just too fast to capture?
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03/24/2008 10:16:29 AM
Gee, they look a little awkward in flight. Could have something to do with the lack of wings ;-)
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