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Happy to see me? No, guess not.
Melethia


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Challenge: Body Parts II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Overgrown planter full of weeds and stuff
Date: Apr 6, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2008

Yes, I know it's not exactly a body part per se, but it's close! Well, sorta. It's definitely "a creative take on a part of the human anatomy" - you gotta give it that! And I figure it may be good for a giggle or two. Apologies to those who think I'm going for the brown - I'm not. I'm going for the Posthumous and the comments. :-)

HUGE crop of some mosslike thingies growing in a planter that currently has nothing but weeds. The planter has to go, too, since it's cracked and falling apart. But that's neither here nor there. Post processing, after the huge crop, was a duplicate layer in soft light blending mode, reduced to 70% opacity. Neat Image with the Too family secret recipe (though I'm thinkin' it ain't gonna get me a ribbon this time), sharpen just a bit, resize, and voila, there you have it - penii on a stick. Just hoping this doesn't violate the Terms of Service...

Post challenge:
Ah so. As one commenter said, maybe a better title would have helped...

"Give us your most creative take on a part of the human anatomy - tiny little penises, can you see them?"
"Uncircumcised"
"Who knew this is where they came from?"

Sorry! I seem to have exceeded my usual capacity for tormenting voters, and didn't achieve any of my goals with this one. Didn't even get the brown. As punishment, I promise to quit entering challenges for awhile.

Statistics
Place: 154 out of 156
Avg (all users): 3.8807
Avg (commenters): 3.6000
Avg (participants): 3.6964
Avg (non-participants): 3.9667
Views since voting: 2139
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 176
Comments: 64
Favorites: 9 (view)


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AuthorThread
02/24/2013 06:13:21 PM
Making a comment bombing run and decided to start with your lowest scoring image. Hard to score much lower than this... look at all those 1's. Then again, it's rare to get 63 comments and 9 favorites with a blue ribbon shot. Could even be higher by the time you read this. Just goes to show that score has little to do with success is art. Thanks for making me smile with this intelligent challenge interpretation.
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02/23/2013 08:12:59 PM
I don't know, they seem to be warming up to you!!
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02/23/2013 09:22:55 AM
underappreciated out of character and totally cool :)
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12/16/2012 01:41:58 PM
This still makes me laugh...
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03/03/2011 07:15:23 PM
ROFLMAO! And it's a great photo as well.
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03/03/2011 01:24:46 AM
Brilliant! Just brilliant! The comments below are classic. Would have got a 10 from me
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04/28/2010 08:05:58 PM
Priceless!!!
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06/30/2009 04:34:56 PM
Okay...see THIS right here is why I go look at photos when I'm having a bad day. How can you not giggle at least a little? Thank you.
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01/01/2009 01:44:56 AM
Brilliant.
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11/11/2008 08:51:37 AM
I think Bear got it right...demented! I think "Penii on a Stick" would have brought the house down. Thanks for the good laugh!!
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07/25/2008 03:50:22 PM
The image is beautiful and....ahem....veeeery interesting! I love reading your comments. Thanks for the smile today!
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05/11/2008 12:05:40 AM
Hahahahahaha! Oh my...this photo just has a wealth of...ummmmm....abundance! Deb, I have to say you really outdid yourself on this one. I think it's fabulous and....thanks for the belly laugh!
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04/29/2008 11:09:20 AM
That's a neat range of votes you got there. (Mine = 5). Worth commenting on just to further torment those voters and non-voters.
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04/29/2008 10:04:31 AM
DON'T QUIT ENTERING CHALLENGES, MISSY!!! I FORBID IT! becuase i will cry if you do. :( YOU are BRILLIANT.
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04/29/2008 12:39:16 AM
Hilarious excellent photo. Hey don't stop entering, I want to score next to you at the bottom next time.
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04/29/2008 12:14:07 AM
Please don't stop entering challenges. I laughed my *** off. It was great! I got it right away. Because of that I scored it a lot higher than I normally would have. It is a hoot! I love it. Keep them coming.
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04/28/2008 11:05:17 PM
Hah.. I love it when voters think they know better than photographers... ;-)
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04/28/2008 10:05:33 PM
Gawd, you are demented. Lovely image too.... :-)
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04/27/2008 03:28:58 PM
Beautiful Deb! Not quite the right challenge for it to do well (which it could have), but funny. I see the title: "Mommy, where do little boys come from" ...
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04/21/2008 01:28:35 PM
:) My guess is there has never been such a beautiful photo in 2nd to last place. And so cute to make me giggle out loud at my computer.

I would say that ya gotta love those non-imaginative voters. . .but. . .ummm. . .you don't gotta love 'em, do you!

Well, this certainly has gotten praise and accolades (not to mention faves) from people who count, so who cares about the ridiculous, undeserved score!

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04/20/2008 07:34:16 PM
HehHeh, isn't it interesting that more boys than girls didn't recognize the 'body part'?

As punishment, I promise to quit entering challenges for awhile.

Oh, no!, If you stop entering Challenges, I stop looking at DPC until you tell me you have started entering Challenges again.

Now, try again, young lady!
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04/16/2008 09:18:09 PM
I do like this macro, & did during voting too, but rated it average due to my not making a connection to anatomy. My initial thought was unappetizing droopy corn dogs, I figured it literally to be actually what it is - a rather unique botanical specimen.

Message edited by author 2008-04-17 07:22:01.
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04/16/2008 08:27:13 PM
I don't even know how to start to answer that one!!

sweatbands?

that whooshing sound is yr joke going over my head....

PS sorry Deb! but maybe you can explain this one to me???
(:D)

Message edited by author 2008-04-16 20:29:09.
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04/16/2008 07:41:07 PM
Originally posted by annig:

Originally posted by Brad:

omg! You owe me one now that I have lost bladder control here.
This is too funny !!!!!


Bradley!! You're supposed to wear those peni pads ALL THE TIME!!

I was! But you never told me the Stay-Free® Peni Pads weren't sweat bands.
The ones you sent were in a brown paper bag and seeing as I don't even play a Dr. on TV let alone be one, how was I supposed to know?
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04/16/2008 02:39:04 PM
Originally posted by Brad:

omg! You owe me one now that I have lost bladder control here.
This is too funny !!!!!


Bradley!! You're supposed to wear those peni pads ALL THE TIME!!
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04/16/2008 02:37:02 PM
omg! You owe me one now that I have lost bladder control here.
This is too funny !!!!!
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04/16/2008 11:35:24 AM
Deb, this is a great photo, but it sure didn't fit the challenge. But you almost got that coveted brown! Which is kind of a pity, as it is actually an excellent photo. Should have entered it in macro w/out bugs or flowers. :-) Edit to add: maybe I'm just not perverted enough, but I didn't even see the little penises until I read your remarks. I think the title should have clued me in. Pretty funny.

Message edited by author 2008-04-16 11:37:10.
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04/16/2008 10:29:42 AM
Deb...I always wondered where the heck they came from! Thank you! :)
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04/15/2008 12:08:24 PM
oh deb deb deb, yeah im glad you didnt pull out of this challenge looks like we were both going for humor in this challenge
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04/15/2008 10:59:18 AM
DEB!! LOL!! you are a riot and DON'T YOU DARE QUIT ENTERING CHALLENGES!!

But, I do think you may need to get out more!! Actually, I think if they had been BIGGER it may have helped you a bit with the female voters. hehehehe

excellent macro image btw!!!
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04/15/2008 08:27:11 AM
Ok so I forgot to leave my comment. BEFORE we talked, I was going to say that I thought that maybe this interpretation extended beyond the human body and you were looking at body parts of a plant. And if I was wrong, and this wasn't a plant, that I did not really want to know what this was. HOWEVER, since we talked, now all I see are little dicks on sticks (woulda been a good title)!!!! heheheheee

Excellent macro btw :D
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04/15/2008 12:10:44 AM
this is terrible, disgusting, and hilarious. My friend over here knew what you were getting at without even knowing the challenge criteria or being familiar with the site.
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04/14/2008 11:19:40 PM
Well, Deb, you certainly went out of the box, but as usual, you produced a wonderful image. :) FWIW, you have 5 times as many faves as the 3rd-place image.

Message edited by author 2008-04-14 23:25:07.
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04/14/2008 10:46:20 PM
Would not have thought this would get such a low score - maybe the uncircumcised are too scary for some? :) An admirable use of that sexy macro lens!
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04/14/2008 12:18:25 PM
Didn't vote in this as I have been off having a good time - but 154th !! LOL

Don't stop the challenges Deb - keep them comming :- )

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04/14/2008 09:39:35 AM
What a gorgeous macro. I thought it might be some microscopic part of the human anatomy. The title just flew right over my head!
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04/14/2008 09:22:05 AM
OH you devil ! I love these mini peni!!!! Aside from being very creative & humorous, it's quite lovely :)
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04/14/2008 09:07:31 AM
lol I think it's hilarious. I approve :)
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04/14/2008 06:30:09 AM
Ha, ha you are so much braver than I am - I keep pulling out entries at the last moment.

I love this - to see such a wicked imagination. Scary - they're uncircumcised.
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04/14/2008 03:59:29 AM
Now, is this the "humurous" shot or the "beautiful flower" one? Didn't vote on this because I thought it was accidentally entered or going for the brown. Would have got a 7 from me in almost any other challenge.

ETS: Don't stop entering.

Message edited by author 2008-04-14 03:59:51.
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04/14/2008 03:00:50 AM
OK, when I was reading in the scores thread about how badly you were doing there is no way on earth that I would have connected your score with this picture. I thought is was intriguing and enough like a part of the body to warrant being in the challenge

Perhaps it lacked enough breast for many voters

Edited for early morning spelling

Message edited by author 2008-04-14 03:02:09.
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04/14/2008 02:42:20 AM
Ha! I wouldn't have guessed this was you in a million years - you got a 7 from me for making me laugh out loud. :)
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04/14/2008 01:14:57 AM
This photo is a hilarious reminder of how little man has evolved since crawling out of the ocean.
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04/14/2008 12:39:24 AM
Didn't enter this challenge but are you sure you were not affected with your recent deployment, the mind is in overdrive, (or reverse) the photo itself is very good, maybe would have won the Paranormal challenge....
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04/14/2008 12:32:35 AM
I guess the literal voters don't get or understand anything out of the box. ROFL
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04/14/2008 12:19:31 AM
So close to a new ribbon. Maybe you should call up last place for validation and hope it gets dqed. ;)

And the Too family secret recipe - you are too funny.
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04/14/2008 12:10:13 AM
Again, ROFL Melethia. I love this shot. Faved.

For crying out loud, 154th. sheesh. shakes head
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04/14/2008 12:07:12 AM
sorry, i'm one of the people who kept you from the brown - it was a 9 from me! excellent anthropomorphism!
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04/14/2008 12:06:07 AM
Is it that I'm simply weird that I saw it immediately? ;)
Didnt' have time to vote this challenge, but I love it!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2008 10:43:22 PM
Can't see the body part - a better title may have helped clue me in
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04/10/2008 08:48:38 PM
This looks like something that I would take, and make fun of, but get a low score on. It is defiitly unique however. I just think that everybody will give it a DNMC even though it is hysterical.
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04/10/2008 02:54:53 PM
I'm missing what the body part is?
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04/09/2008 11:29:09 PM
Nice image but body parts?
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04/09/2008 09:12:24 PM
lol
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04/09/2008 02:10:49 AM
where is the body part?
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04/07/2008 08:37:49 PM
ROFL oh man this is neat. So, what plant is this? I can't wait to read the comments on this one.
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04/07/2008 04:50:13 PM
DNMC in my opinion... sorry
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04/07/2008 04:03:30 PM
Can't find any human body parts. Unless I'm just missing them, DNMC.
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04/07/2008 01:26:32 PM
great image with nice DOF, but not sure it meets the challenge
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04/07/2008 01:05:38 PM
Congratulations! Your photo was 1 of only 3 DNMC's I gave for this challenge
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04/07/2008 11:33:37 AM
not a body part.
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04/07/2008 10:11:14 AM
Doesn't seem like this is a human body part to me... DNMC, in my opinion. The colors and DOF are good though.
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04/07/2008 06:28:04 AM
What is it? There is a lot to like about the picture, but it has to be taken as an abstract and I am not sure (???) if it meets criteria for the challenge.
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04/07/2008 02:12:40 AM
I'm not seeing any body parts from the human anatomy - as the challenge details speak of
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