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Ambition - Once you've made it to the top, be prepared to be the first mowed down.
1st PlaceAmbition - Once you've made it to the top, be prepared to be the first mowed down.
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: De-Motivational Poster (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: Big Lake, AK
Date: May 11, 2009
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Humorous, Emotive
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2009

Now this was truly fun! I chilled a cricket in the freezer while finding the perfect spot of grass for him/her. Put a small droplet on one blade, and let the slowed down cricket settle in for his/her photo shoot.
Since there was a slight breeze, I pushed up the ISO a bit to get a really fast shutter speed.
I really wish this was Advanced editing, or that a special rule had been implemented to allow for a larger size as this looks so much better at even 800 pixels.

SWEET!! My first Blue ribbon! It only took me 4 yrs and 17 days to achieve. And as Melon Musketeer put it, now I can be prepared to get mowed down. lol

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 124
Avg (all users): 7.1946
Avg (commenters): 8.3750
Avg (participants): 6.9636
Avg (non-participants): 7.2574
Views since voting: 21910
Views during voting: 639
Votes: 257
Comments: 67
Favorites: 15 (view)


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06/20/2012 09:15:54 AM
I LOVE THE PHOTO,LOVE THE TITLE, LOVE YOUR MESSAGE... LOVE IT FROM SHEZ
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03/21/2011 08:34:48 PM
Ha Ha love your image and title!
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12/02/2010 08:33:57 AM
Really nice, I love it
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08/22/2010 03:11:55 PM
this still just makes me laugh...what a superb execution (no pun) of a fabulous idea...
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08/22/2010 01:51:30 AM
I wasn't here to give you congrats on your blue... so I'm saying it now :-) Congrats! Awesome photo!
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05/26/2009 12:09:31 AM
I haven't been very active lately but just checked in. VN work! Congrats.
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05/24/2009 12:45:15 AM
Love the poster (everything about it) - a well deserved congratulations!
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05/22/2009 06:15:00 PM
3 cheers for the PB!
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05/21/2009 03:45:03 PM
Well done on your blue ribbon, fantastic image and a great strap line on the poster. A well deserved win.
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05/21/2009 09:16:58 AM
Congrats on your first blue! Fine image and funny statment, well done Linda!
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05/20/2009 11:46:59 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved blue ribbon!!! Love this image.
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05/20/2009 05:21:14 PM
Good goin' Linda!!!
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05/20/2009 01:52:13 PM
Well done!! Congrats on the blue, Linda!! Yay!
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05/20/2009 01:40:48 PM
Puggers!! Good work!
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05/20/2009 01:34:44 PM
Congrats on the blue ribbon and awesome image. :D
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05/20/2009 12:37:44 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon and PB!!
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05/20/2009 11:35:41 AM
Linda, you did a great job here. Love the image and love the story. Congrats on your blue!
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05/20/2009 11:07:44 AM
Linda :) Congratulation on the nice ribbon :) very well done :)
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05/20/2009 10:48:20 AM
Congrats on your first blue!!
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05/20/2009 09:55:26 AM
Nice shot
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05/20/2009 09:46:52 AM
OMG Linda this is AWESOME, big hugz n grats to you :)
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05/20/2009 09:39:37 AM
Hey Linda!! WOOHOO!! nicely done!
and not a pug in sight!!! :-)
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05/20/2009 09:38:06 AM
Congrats! Great shot.
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05/20/2009 09:21:14 AM
Congrats Linda on your Blue Ribbon win, love it. :)
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05/20/2009 09:02:16 AM
Congrats on your First Blue great image and caption.
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05/20/2009 08:27:34 AM
Awesome! Congrats on the blue!
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05/20/2009 08:23:49 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, great job!
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05/20/2009 08:11:58 AM
Excellent photo and great description! Congrats on your first ribbon and the blue!
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05/20/2009 07:20:54 AM
Congrats on your blue, good shot and design, like the font choice.
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05/20/2009 05:58:45 AM
Sweet! Congrats & very well deserved - one of my top picks for the challenge.
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05/20/2009 05:06:40 AM
All those 7s in your port and no Blue ribbons (until now) how fitting that you win your first with a De-Motivational Challenge :)

Huge congratulations though it's a great image!
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05/20/2009 05:06:38 AM
Great stuff! I loved this one in voting.
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05/20/2009 04:34:45 AM
BIG congratz !
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05/20/2009 03:16:17 AM
Congrats on your first blue Linda!!!
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05/20/2009 03:10:57 AM
Big congrats on your 1st ribbon with a wonderful shot!!
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05/20/2009 02:20:38 AM
Way to go, girl! :D
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05/20/2009 02:14:28 AM
Congrats on your first blue - well deserved.
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05/20/2009 02:10:38 AM
Linda - terrific result. Congrats on your Blue ribbon and new PB.
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05/20/2009 02:03:15 AM
Yippee! WTG, Linda! Big congrats on your Blue and new PB!

Message edited by author 2009-05-20 02:03:53.
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05/20/2009 01:44:01 AM
Congrats on your first blue!
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05/20/2009 12:51:10 AM
Congrats Linda!
Be prepared to be mowed down LOL : )
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05/20/2009 12:29:30 AM
I am sooo glad you got the blue. Huge congrats!!!
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05/20/2009 12:12:44 AM
Congrats on your superlative effort!
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05/20/2009 12:11:42 AM
Congrats on the blue! Your theme is the definition of America.
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05/20/2009 12:11:23 AM
Congrats on your first blue.
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05/20/2009 12:08:29 AM
Yay Linda! Blue!
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05/20/2009 12:04:15 AM
Congrats! You got everyrhing right on this one. A well deserved blue.
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05/20/2009 12:03:56 AM
HA!! Awesome! Congrats on the blue!
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05/20/2009 12:03:39 AM
Congratulations!!! Not only is it a very good shot, but this is perfect for the challenge.
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05/20/2009 12:03:30 AM
Yayy Congrats on your First Blue. Great entry. The photo and the slogan. Well done.
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05/20/2009 12:01:44 AM
You did it!!! Awesome! Great job!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2009 09:02:33 PM
everything works perfectly here...great job..top score from me ..10

Back to take a second look at all entries. This is definitely my pick for the blue.

IMO, this should win because it is technically the best photograph of the bunch, and this is mainly a photo contest. I addition to that unarguable merit, it has an excellent graphic design and a perfect concept for the challenge.

Too bad I can not bump you up (already gave you a 10). Hopefully voters are not too biased by the quality of puns, practical jokes and great humoristic creativity involved in other images. If that does not happen you should win. Good luck!!!
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05/19/2009 01:19:23 PM
Excellent all round - funny, makes sense, no typos, well photographed, and pleasingly presented.
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05/17/2009 07:39:33 PM
really great idea. great take on the challenge-7
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05/17/2009 03:50:25 PM
Very good photo and your text suits it, good job.
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05/16/2009 08:02:29 PM
very well done, one of my two favorites for the top spot. Great DOF and colors, you even got the water drop which is needed for top DPC contention. The type is well balanced with the image.
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05/16/2009 02:35:06 PM
good concept, good text, too sharp.
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05/16/2009 12:56:56 AM
I like it. Love the photograph, theme works well.
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05/15/2009 12:36:52 PM
Very true, it is not important to go up there, it is how to stay there .. very well done 9
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05/15/2009 07:33:42 AM
Great macro, set up and poster layout. My fav so far.
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05/14/2009 11:35:59 PM
Very true. Excellent entry in every way!
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05/14/2009 12:53:20 AM
This is the essence of thise challenge IMHO.
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05/13/2009 02:36:24 PM
The colors and the dof are just pefect. Great capture!
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05/13/2009 04:31:58 AM
So true.
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05/13/2009 12:33:16 AM
This is excellent!! Laughed my butt off.
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05/13/2009 12:31:44 AM
Great combination of a photo that fits the saying. An early favorite for the front page. 10
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05/13/2009 12:23:27 AM
That's good. Maybe my fav so far.
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