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Challenge: What Doesn't Belong? (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Date: Feb 4, 2011
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2011

Thank you so much for the kind words and high votes. My ribbons are few and far between, so I appreciate every one. For this shot, half the credit goes to my 9 year old son, Ryan, who was responsible for placing/dropping our 15 week old Maltipoo, Annabelle, into the slot left in the middle of the set up. My job was to take the shot before she ran off. It is hard to see, but the set up is basically on the edge of our dining room table, so Annabelle didn't have too much room to run. Several of you commented on how well trained she is, but that is part of the deceptive art of photography. Annabelle would run, scoot, slide, sniff or knock over the stuffed animals on virtually every shot, and my son and I would set up again, and re-shoot. Overall we took more than 60 shots. Nonetheless, it was great fun and Ryan and I were laughing out loud at many of Annabelle's actions and expressions. All in all it was great fun, and the ribbon was an added bonus. Thank you again.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.7007
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 6.0870
Avg (non-participants): 6.9802
Views since voting: 11059
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 147
Comments: 46
Favorites: 15 (view)


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02/19/2011 02:35:14 PM
This was my favorite, so happy to see it ribbon! Excellent lighting :-)
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02/17/2011 12:19:00 PM
very cute shot - must have been so much fun! And congrats on the added bonus!
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02/16/2011 11:13:24 AM
Too funny your Comments... Never occured to me, just thought was a sweet pup to lay right there in the middle ... Shows how an Action shot can turn into a Static shot with lots of work.. LOL Congratulations a Great Photo!
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02/16/2011 10:40:56 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Hardwork, yes. But you took your time and made it great.
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02/16/2011 09:28:51 AM
You & your son were very patient !!! Congratulations !
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02/16/2011 06:48:31 AM
Fabulous image! Congrats on you well-deserved ribbon! These shots are never easy and you clearly had the patience to wait it out until you got the shot. that is the mark of a good photographer....
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02/15/2011 06:24:08 PM
It's amazing! Congratulations!
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02/15/2011 11:43:02 AM
Lovely shot, congratulations!
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02/15/2011 12:21:55 AM
Forgot to comment on this, it's just too good, the lighting is SPOT ON. And you doggies to cute.
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02/14/2011 04:35:03 PM
We just got a maitipom. They are so adorable!! Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/14/2011 02:38:51 PM
This is really cute. Annabelle is just gorgeous.
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02/14/2011 02:23:48 PM
WOW! Great Job! Congrats!
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02/14/2011 01:11:05 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon, this is so cute.
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02/14/2011 01:03:29 PM
This is so cute. What you didn't say in your blurb was how many shots did it take to get the right one. Having worked with little kids and animals, sometimes is just luck in getting any shot much less one this good. Annabelle is precious. I think my fav part is the bit of her red tongue sticking out.

Message edited by author 2011-02-14 13:04:34.
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02/14/2011 11:26:49 AM
Great shot,Congratulations.
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02/14/2011 10:41:17 AM
Ha! Brilliant!
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02/14/2011 09:09:13 AM
Love it!! Congrats Bob on your RED Ribbon.
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02/14/2011 09:05:06 AM
Congratulations Bob on another great capture and well deserved ribbon!
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02/14/2011 07:55:11 AM
He looks like a tiny version of my Miniature Golden Doodle. Except my doodle dog won't stay that still long enough to have his photo taken.
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02/14/2011 06:53:07 AM
Haha! Very cute shot, I really had to look to spot the real doggie. Good work and hope you gave your model some treats. Congrats on the red! :-)
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02/14/2011 03:07:04 AM
Congrats Bob..nice presentation..well deserved placing...my wife loved your photo.
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02/14/2011 01:38:37 AM
lmao i love this.
congrats
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02/14/2011 01:25:16 AM
SO glad this ribboned. Fabulous.
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02/14/2011 12:46:22 AM
Congrats! I am glad this ribboned. It was just too adorable!
By the way, what kind of dog is this?
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02/14/2011 12:33:57 AM
This is too funny! Great image, one of my favs. Congrats on the red!
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02/14/2011 12:25:05 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. I'd go with the ones on the end, the one in the middle has had his ears sprayed yellow by some joker in the Hanoi factory :)
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02/14/2011 12:09:25 AM
LoL, that dog looks unreal. Grats on the ribbon
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02/14/2011 12:05:51 AM
congrats! very deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2011 11:57:26 PM
too cute! you can't get any cuter than that.
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02/13/2011 10:21:53 PM
lovely image..10
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02/13/2011 08:13:48 PM
nice lighting
02/13/2011 01:21:05 PM
This is adorable and my top pick for this challenge. This would make an awesome postcard. 9
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02/13/2011 08:20:42 AM
Just gorgeous! 10
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02/13/2011 01:09:09 AM
Awsome!
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02/11/2011 01:48:34 PM
OMG! That is TOOOOOO funny. Ok, this is MY pick for the blue. The lighting behind the little black one (real or stuffed???) is spot on. No pun intended :-)

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02/11/2011 07:07:47 AM
Great lighting
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02/10/2011 11:03:21 AM
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02/09/2011 11:31:36 PM
Five adorable pups - middle one is the cutest though!! Excellent shot!!
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02/08/2011 08:05:21 PM
Awesome....took me a while to figure out which was real and not!
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02/07/2011 09:13:39 PM
Great! Exposure and contrast look wonderful. IMO, the vignette/shading around the setup is a little dark? Let me guess... the one in the middle is the real one? That's one well behaved dog (unlike mine)!
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02/07/2011 07:24:51 PM
Love that. Nice shot and lighting. Pretty sure the little guy in the middle is a great live model. :-)
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02/07/2011 07:21:46 PM
i'm going with the one in them middle being the real one. nice job on the back ground and the portrait. lighting looks great
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02/07/2011 10:59:44 AM
This is mega-cute. I had to look and then look again & then once more to just enjoy it.
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02/07/2011 09:46:32 AM
Very cute! I really can't tell which one is real, they're all so cute. The middle one? Or the black one, LOL.
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02/07/2011 01:51:30 AM
Very well done, I hope I am right picking the centre one as the real one? 8
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02/07/2011 12:55:09 AM
OMG TOTALY AWESOME... I looked and went whaaaatttt they're all stuffed, LOL What a sweet face, your very own stuffed cuddle bug.. Very Well Done!
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