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It's a Boy!
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Challenge: Banana (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Home
Date: May 23, 2004
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2004


Place: 82 out of 122
Avg (all users): 4.8618
Avg (commenters): 5.5556
Avg (participants): 4.6286
Avg (non-participants): 5.0610
Views since voting: 1018
Votes: 152
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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06/05/2004 12:56:04 AM
Hello Hans and * Greetings from the Critique Club *

One of the indicators of a succesful image is whether or not it invokes emotion for the viewer. As you probably noted from your comments - your image did so for most of the commenters.

It was a very original idea - and although your technical aspects (exposure, focus, composition) were very well done, it still didn't score very high.

The question to ask are "What could be done to make it move up in the rankings?"

I would suggest that you should do anything that would make it more "believable" - such as:
a) Add a medical touch - something that would make it look more "hospital like" - instead of the wooden background. Perhaps a miniature medical instrument - and a very sterile white background.
b) Perhaps a "father" banana looking on.
c) Mini receiving blanket in the scene.

You get the idea - just that little extra thing that may make a voter who normally spends a few seconds... look a little longer before hitting the "4" key!

Hope this helps - and congratulations on one of the most original ideas for bananas!


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2004 01:12:50 AM
Original! How do you tell the sex of a banana anyway? Perfect expoyre - would proably work better on a dark backgrould without the wood grain.
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05/27/2004 08:35:58 AM
I'll never look at a banana the same again. Nice job.
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05/26/2004 05:35:25 PM
This is such a cool idea. I have no idea what you used for the newborn there...some sort of squash? But it's perfect. It has that slithery amniotic sac look to it which really completes the picture. Great clarity. Exposure seems a little hot on the brightest part of the banana.
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05/25/2004 07:06:00 PM
Hehe, how come the banana didnt cave in? :D
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05/24/2004 02:25:02 PM
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05/24/2004 01:55:50 PM
Gross... and I like it! 9
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05/24/2004 01:41:10 PM
Brilliant, very clever.
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05/24/2004 12:54:17 PM
Vaguely disturbing.
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05/24/2004 04:34:28 AM
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05/24/2004 12:55:30 AM
very strange, like it though
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