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Ever had the feeling that you were being watched??
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Challenge: Peanuts (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-30
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital
Date: May 21, 2010
Aperture: 5
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: May 21, 2010

Post Challenge.

Woooo-Hooo. Finally get the illusive Blue. Collection is complete!

Two top-10's in the same week. Could there be a third? Can only hope.

Set a hunk of wood at the edge of my deck. Seeded the area with peanuts and waited. This was actually one of the very first shots (of a hundred) that I took. Had to push ISO a little due to the evening shade. Was washing dishes when I saw him. Had to rush over to the other window to shoot this. We live in a neighborhood, but our backyard borders a state park. No shortage of wildlife here (deer, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, turkeys and the occasional skunks and groundhogs).

Thanks All!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 177
Avg (all users): 6.8466
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 6.6829
Avg (non-participants): 6.9016
Views since voting: 9773
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 163
Comments: 32
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/05/2010 03:54:29 PM
Lovely to see a four thirds sensor coming n first place, the E-30 is simply one of the best cameras made.
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06/05/2010 03:56:49 AM
A few squirrels in this challenge but he is just beautiful and you caprured him so well. Congratulations!!
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06/04/2010 11:14:30 PM
Congratulation on your win great clarity and detail on this little fellow.
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06/04/2010 09:07:38 AM
I'm a little late in my congrats, but I'm so glad this won!! As one of the rodent entries, I was very disappointed to see this shot, because it was so incredibly wonderful!! I gave it a 9 (crazy me, in retrospect it should have been a ten.)

Excellent picture, love his full cheek. Love the log (I'll have to steal that idea). Perfect in every way. Congrats on a well deserved blue!!
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06/04/2010 12:47:23 AM
Congratulations! What a beautiful shot!
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06/03/2010 03:09:22 AM
congrats... very well deserved this blue, compliment, i like very much your shot!
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06/02/2010 10:01:42 PM
Excellent Photo! No surprise on the Blue! Congrats! :)
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06/02/2010 07:20:30 PM
Congrats on your Blue Ribbon. Wonderful capture of cute little guy.
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06/02/2010 06:53:35 PM
Nice shot, I like the one already stuffed in... :)
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06/02/2010 06:38:16 PM
Stan, U da' man!! Congrats on the blue! Excellent image..
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06/02/2010 05:28:21 PM
Beautiful details and colors
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06/02/2010 05:28:14 PM
15 people who took the time to congratulate a blue ribbon winner. (take away us Oly oops and it's down to 10 people on a site that has hundreds of users)

What has happened to this site?

I smell sour grapes.

Huge win Stan, huge. It's what gave us the win and kept us undefeated.

Message edited by author 2010-06-02 17:30:01.
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06/02/2010 10:50:01 AM
huge congrats on a well deserved blue!!!
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06/02/2010 09:24:46 AM
Congratulations!!! Excellent image, first blue for you and for the E-30. Great accomplishment!
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06/02/2010 08:25:55 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. Very cute!
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06/02/2010 06:25:58 AM
Originally posted by scalvert:

That's pretty amazing with only 150mm. I took similar photos as a backup and couldn't that close to the chipmunks with a 400mm lens.


Sorry Scalvert. Actually shot with the 50-200, which IS 400mm (max equivalent). Corrected the posting. Hope that's not violation enough to strip my ribbon. ;)

Congrats on YOUR (most recent) blue!

Message edited by author 2010-06-02 07:03:13.
06/02/2010 04:23:47 AM
Wow! Gorgeous image, great clarity. Congrats on the blue, Stan.
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06/02/2010 02:05:55 AM
Great capture of a cute chipmunk. As pesty as they can be I sure miss the little buggers.
Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/02/2010 01:36:28 AM
that isnt a squirrel!! thats a chipmunk!!!! wtg on the win!
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06/02/2010 01:32:30 AM
Awesome! Congratulations on the ribbon!!!
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06/02/2010 01:19:51 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon. Very cute.
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06/02/2010 01:09:06 AM
Congrats on the Blue !!! SUPER shot.
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06/02/2010 12:48:29 AM
That's pretty amazing with only 150mm. I took similar photos as a backup and couldn't that close to the chipmunks with a 400mm lens.
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06/02/2010 12:33:24 AM
That's a beautiful shade of blue you're wearing Stan. Congrats, and nicely done!
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06/02/2010 12:22:38 AM
Congrats Stan! Go Oly Oops!!
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06/02/2010 12:10:24 AM
Awesome!! Congrats!
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06/02/2010 12:03:37 AM
WOOHOO! Stan the man. Congrats my friend on a fine image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2010 06:56:50 PM
Its a shame there were so many squirrel and nut entries in this challenge as its likely to drag the score down on this fine entry. the colors are lovely and the DOF was handled perfectly
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05/26/2010 06:05:41 PM
Outstanding detail. I'll bet that didn't take long for him to get the bait.
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05/26/2010 08:10:15 AM
Chipmunks are so cute :-) Looks like he's already completely filled one side of his cheek! Lovely detail and the green sets him off beautifully.
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05/26/2010 05:13:56 AM
There are 9 squirrel photos(includ mine), and this is one of the best two.(not includ mine XD)
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05/26/2010 12:50:53 AM
awesome clarity!
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