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Challenge: The Egg II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Riyadh
Date: Mar 2, 2010
Aperture: F8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Animals, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2010

I bought a hamster which turned out to be pregnant and gave birth to pups a couple of weeks later. Here's one of them in a last ditch effort to participate in this challenge.

Nothing special with editing,

curves, levels, sharpening, contrast, highlights/shadows

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Post challenge:
Well its a new PB for me, so for that i'm happy. In the last two days of voting my score dropped significantly, was 6.62 with over 100 votes, ended 6.51 so a little irritated about that. Its a step forward so i'm happy and can't complain. I'm very delighted with all the comments thank you very much.

Many of you assumed this took hard work to keep the hamster still. Truth be told, it wasn't hard at all. He actually kept trying to sleep by tucking his head in, the real challenge was constantly poking him to have him peek his little head out. He got a big carrot after this shoot :)

By the way the hamster's name is Master Splinter

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 121
Avg (all users): 6.5189
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 6.0984
Avg (non-participants): 6.6453
Views since voting: 2419
Views during voting: 513
Votes: 264
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)


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04/04/2010 02:04:51 AM
Nice work.
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03/10/2010 12:28:22 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish and a new personal best!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2010 10:02:46 PM
I thought of doing this with my hamster, but I don't think she'd like it.
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03/09/2010 08:22:43 PM
This is an excellent photo. How did you get him to co-operate and stay in the egg?
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03/09/2010 06:08:05 PM
lol that's just cute!
How'd you ever get the mouse to stay in the egg?

Fun to look at and the composition is nice too.
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03/07/2010 08:55:02 AM
This must have taken great patience to shoot. Nicely done.
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03/06/2010 09:23:16 PM
This is cute ! I see you used the rule of thirds. Great job !
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03/06/2010 12:08:05 PM
wow
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03/05/2010 02:40:32 PM
this is just tooooo cute...how long did this take you to do???
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03/04/2010 08:21:41 PM
There were some great photos in this challenge and most were very good (IMHO). This was one of the four I gave my hightest score. This one I would like to have bumped to one of the rare 10s that I give if only the focus was a little sharper. I love this photo and would be surprised if it doesn't get a ribbon and annoyed if it's not in the top 10. Well done!
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03/03/2010 11:52:57 PM
haha love this... a little critter like this is hard to capture!
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03/03/2010 08:19:32 PM
How funny!
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03/03/2010 05:10:34 PM
awww, this is cute
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03/03/2010 04:33:08 PM
Sweet! I think I'd like to see the whole egg in focus (but hey, it's your photo). I assume this required some mouse wrangling -- and that no animals were harmed in the making of this photograph.
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03/03/2010 02:58:14 PM
Front page.
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03/03/2010 02:51:50 PM
This is tooo cute!
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03/03/2010 11:20:42 AM
Cute!
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03/03/2010 10:29:30 AM
This is so cute, great picture....10!
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03/03/2010 03:01:18 AM
I think this photo gives a funny twist to a hatching egg. I believe countless hours must have been spent to try to make sure the hamster stays in the egg along with the egg shell hat.
Bravo!
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03/03/2010 02:46:46 AM
LOL! This definitely gets extra marks from me for the humour and cute factor.
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03/03/2010 12:50:53 AM
not sure if that's a mouse or a hamster, but i'll pretend it's a hamster since i have a huge fear of mice...haha... either way, great shot!!
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