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Challenge: Animals In Motion (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Apr 22, 2009
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/4000th sec
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2009

After three hundred thousand, two hundred sixty-seven shots (I might be exaggerating, but only by a small amount), I actually gasped when I saw on the preview that I'd captured what I'd imagined in my mind when the "Animals In Motion" Challenge was announced.

I'm hoping for a 6+, but I'm happy even if it's a 4+ (as I currently have in "Not Quite Right") since I worked so hard for this and am happy with my accomplishment.

But still... I hope you like it. :)

[Apr. 27th, 2009 12:37:13 AM]

Grrr... I just realized that I entered the wrong edit of this. It seems a bit soft to me. I'm sure I'll hear about it. *sigh*

Still... I had fun shooting it. So, I'm happy.



*gasp!* ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' SandyP! Toads are NOT "ugly little creatures" :) (Thanks for the comment, though... you always make me smile.)



Gosh Golly, this was an exciting week! *grin*

From a 5.x to a 7.x to a 6.x... Too fun!

Thanks all, for the votes and comments... and for the ride!

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 143
Avg (all users): 6.8859
Avg (commenters): 8.0714
Avg (participants): 6.5441
Avg (non-participants): 7.0862
Views since voting: 2918
Views during voting: 447
Votes: 184
Comments: 28
Favorites: 3 (view)


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07/19/2009 06:47:09 AM
Such an amazing shot. I love it. I browsed your portfolio and you really have some exceptional work in there.
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05/04/2009 04:27:28 PM
Awesome! Who was the freak who gave you a 1?
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05/04/2009 02:27:16 PM
I wondered if this might be yours. Your frog photography is becoming quite legendary! And, well, I so apologize for calling your award giving little creatures the *u* word. Sitting here in 6th place in perfect form, their beauty is actually growing on me. Your magic touch certainly knows how to make them so! MEGA CONGRATULATIONS on front page honors with your creatures of noble character :)

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05/04/2009 03:52:37 AM
Way to go, Lydia! This is an awesome shot!
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05/04/2009 01:26:12 AM
lol .. this is so funny and so excellent .. congrats on your great place in the challenge ..
those ugly old toads did good against some very beautiful entries .. lol .. !!..:)
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05/04/2009 12:53:38 AM
Congrats Lydia! They look *so* serious...stay out of their way!
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05/04/2009 12:10:19 AM
Wow!! Knew this was yourrs. Has your signature written all over it. One of my 6 Top scores. Great finish !!!
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05/04/2009 12:03:11 AM
Excellent score! Congrats on the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/03/2009 11:23:06 PM
Looks like a little something else might be going on instead of leapfrogging ;-)
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05/03/2009 08:26:43 PM
Wonderful!
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05/03/2009 12:53:32 PM
The odd cyan of the blurred background mars an otherwise perfect subject matter and execution. Still one of the best in the group
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05/03/2009 09:06:23 AM
8 - Nice colors and capture.
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05/03/2009 04:06:38 AM
LOL! Classic. Well-captured, too.
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05/02/2009 12:05:39 PM
/*-This is outstanding..!!! Should win a position..!
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05/01/2009 09:17:53 PM
Apart from this being a technically excellent shot - I lol'd. This is creative and amusing both. Well done.
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05/01/2009 03:59:50 PM
I voted earlier in the week and this one got a 10 from me! Well done!
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05/01/2009 08:57:41 AM
this should do very well... excellent work!
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04/29/2009 09:05:07 PM
how in the world did you able to catch this moment? talking about being at the right place at the right moment.
unless somehow you were able to stage this with two "pet" frogs. then again, how can you make two frogs do this?
either way...impressive!!!
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04/29/2009 08:56:24 PM
{laughing} great capture. Hope it does well.
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04/29/2009 02:55:01 PM
This is a super shot!
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04/29/2009 02:23:31 PM
That is pretty amazing! The detail -- without an over-sharpened look is fantastic! And I love the way those colors make it look so. . .well. . .pretty, even in such ugly little creatures :) This has gotta be a top contender. I think our dpc crowd looooves their frogs :)
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04/28/2009 11:50:53 PM
Cool
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04/28/2009 12:12:41 PM
Initially, this image failed to completely impress, but on a third viewing, it would appear that the initial impression was incorrect. This is one of those images that require more than one view to properly assess because of it's very nature - a macro shot with a rather plain background and lack of motion inviting closer inspection. However on review, the details pop out - nice and rich with excellant exposure and color control. There are not any technical issues and while it failed to impress initially, it is a complete artistic success. Originally rated an 8, it it rerated a 9. Well done.
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04/28/2009 09:05:02 AM
My top image for the challenge. Great moment of capture. The background colour nicely isolates your subject.
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04/28/2009 03:59:25 AM
brilliant shot!! wonderful details , they look so macho. 9
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04/27/2009 03:38:01 PM
Rare picture. Very very good. And that is no Championship, I dare say!
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04/27/2009 09:35:31 AM
Great focus. The background seems a touch over exposed.
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04/27/2009 12:15:35 AM
made me laugh. :) Great capture -- this is sure to do well.
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