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Challenge: Free Study 2011-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Laconia, NH
Date: Feb 13, 2011
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2011

2011 Sled Dog Championship, Laconia NH

Post Challenge:
Unbelievable, a blue in a free study. I can't thank you all enough for the votes and kind comments! I was hoping to stay on the +side of 7 but never thought it would make the blue.

Special thanks to 21.gif Bear_Musicfor offering some sage advice on this one.

Winning a blue in FS was an honor and receiving a 21.gif ubiquecomment like this is icing on the cake...
"Del, you were in my 7s. You know what that means! It's probably also the first time I have ever scored a blue above 5. Now you have to create a new voter profile category just for me."

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 325
Avg (all users): 7.2867
Avg (commenters): 8.1613
Avg (participants): 7.2946
Avg (non-participants): 7.2632
Views since voting: 6751
Views during voting: 265
Votes: 150
Comments: 79
Favorites: 33 (view)


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03/23/2011 06:30:40 PM
LOVE it:)
it just made my day:)
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03/16/2011 01:43:48 PM
Every time I log onto DPC now, my daughter wants to look at this picture - she LOVES dogs! Thanks for giving her something to enjoy! Well deserved blue ribbon.
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03/12/2011 06:24:56 AM
Great capture, very well-deserved blue! And the tongues on those dogs are insane, and the dog on the right does look possessed! Personally I like the sepia toned husky :-)

Message edited by author 2011-03-12 06:27:43.
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03/10/2011 03:48:27 PM
Incredible! The expressions of the dogs. Congrats! You deserve the blue.
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03/09/2011 09:35:27 PM
I cant get over this picture... Its so damm good!!!! :) :)
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03/09/2011 09:11:29 AM
Del, Huge congrats! Fabulous shot and deserving!!
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03/09/2011 05:46:17 AM
Wow,this one of the best photos I have ever seen,awesome capture!!!!!!!!
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03/09/2011 03:49:02 AM
flawless shot..
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03/08/2011 11:47:34 PM
6 from me. I think it's a hoot.
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03/08/2011 09:25:01 PM
Love this image. Congrats on a well deserved blue!!!
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03/08/2011 08:40:52 PM
What a FABULOUS! photo! I'm so glad to see it with a blue ribbon! CONGRATULATIONS! I wouldn't be surprised to see it with the score all your commenters thought it should have :)

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03/08/2011 07:01:05 PM
This is the feel good shot of the year. Congrats. So well deserved.
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03/08/2011 05:49:16 PM
Fantastic image. Congrats
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03/08/2011 04:10:41 PM
This is just so good! Congrats; well deserved.
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03/08/2011 04:06:47 PM
Ha! I LOVE THIS! And I love even more that it beat out the usual nekkid women and landscape winners... *big grin* (not that there's anything wrong with nekkid women and landscapes)
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03/08/2011 03:15:43 PM
This is excellent photograpy! Congratulations!
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03/08/2011 11:43:56 AM
Great photo! Can't believe that 1/500s stopped the action; love it!
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03/08/2011 11:36:53 AM
LOL the dog on the right looks like a cartoon character! great image and congratss
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03/08/2011 11:25:43 AM
Congratulations ,its a stunner of a shot.
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03/08/2011 11:08:39 AM
Congrats on your blue for your fantastic image!
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03/08/2011 10:13:10 AM
Del that's fantastic, I would love to know what the sage advice Bear gave you...job well done
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03/08/2011 09:41:33 AM
Congratulations, I just Loved this! Like blue ribbon LOVED! Am soo happy others saw the same thing!
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03/08/2011 08:36:44 AM
Great work. Those blue eyes really grab your attention. Congratulations.
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03/08/2011 08:13:02 AM
This is an awesome image! Congrats on your FS Blue!
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03/08/2011 08:02:19 AM
Pure joy indeed... These puppies are having a wonderful time!! Congratulations on your well-deserved blue!!
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03/08/2011 07:59:47 AM
I always wonder how one gets these images so sharp. I never seem to be able to capture a moving object correctly. You have mastered it here. Congrats on the blue!
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03/08/2011 07:51:38 AM
So glad this achieved the blue! Pure joy! What a fabulous moment captured!
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03/08/2011 05:38:13 AM
I have to agree, these ones really seem to enjoy their time :-) Great work on the timing, especially with those beasts running towards you! Congratulations.
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03/08/2011 05:33:54 AM
What a fun shot! Anyone who has been to a sled dog race know how much these dogs love to run and the expressions on these faces says it all. Congratulations on a well deserved blue!
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03/08/2011 05:20:36 AM
Del, you were in my 7s. You know what that means! It's probably also the first time I have ever scored a blue above 5. Now you have to create a new voter profile category just for me.
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03/08/2011 05:13:16 AM
Love it!!! We're going sled dogging this weekend in Jefferson, NH
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03/08/2011 04:02:28 AM
Awesome shot Del! Congrats on the blue! This shot has so much energy.
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03/08/2011 02:36:44 AM
Yes ! So glad this ribboned, well done !

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03/08/2011 02:22:45 AM
What would be "unbelievable" is if this didn't take the blue. Absolutely captivating. ...oh look, a PETA troll gave you a 4. :P

Congrats!!
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03/08/2011 02:01:12 AM
A makes-you-happy-to-look-at-it image, super-well executed too. Congratulations on getting the blue.
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03/08/2011 01:32:04 AM
Not just another action shot, you captured the funny expressions. Congratulations!
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03/08/2011 01:28:37 AM
Way to get first even though there was only a 9.2% chance of that ;-)
Bet you watched your own chart pretty closely throughout the week.
Congrats!
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03/08/2011 01:14:05 AM
Wow, those are some serious tongues! And I love the pop-eyed look on the dog on the right.

Thanks for winning with something other than a landscape, and congrats!
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03/08/2011 12:37:52 AM
Congratulations! Fantastic shot. What HAS the black dog got in his tank???
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03/08/2011 12:27:07 AM
Best photo I've seen in a long time.
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03/08/2011 12:19:10 AM
Congrats on the blue. well deserved. :)
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03/08/2011 12:15:10 AM
If the doggie on the right were any more exuberant he'd explode. What an awesome image. Congrats on your blue. In a FS yet!
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03/08/2011 12:11:37 AM
incredible shot .. that dog on the right with the blue eyes makes this even more amazing .. he looks so excited .. just wonderful all round .. CONGRATULATIONS on the blue ..:)
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03/08/2011 12:06:35 AM
Definitely the most fun shot in the challenge - and in a long time. Awesome! And congrats on the blue!
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03/08/2011 12:05:35 AM
All RIGHT, Del! You WON! Awesome!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2011 09:56:27 PM
these dogs are something else...so very well done
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03/07/2011 07:53:10 PM
Looks like a winner to me! Ribboner I'd say. If not definitely top 5 or 10.
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03/07/2011 06:10:20 PM
Crazy good! Crazy good title, too!
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03/07/2011 11:50:46 AM
Great action shot - gotta love the almost possessed look on the sled dogs faces
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03/07/2011 11:48:47 AM
This is a WOW!
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03/07/2011 09:59:57 AM
awesome awesome awesome
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03/07/2011 03:15:00 AM
Fantastic.
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03/06/2011 10:28:09 PM
Fun point-of-view and motion capture.
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03/06/2011 10:05:48 PM
Awesome photo!
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03/06/2011 09:03:19 PM
Gawd, look at those tongues! Those dogs are working HARD.
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03/06/2011 01:32:00 AM
Yikes - this is wild!!! I love those expressions!!! Great picture.
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03/05/2011 09:55:08 PM
Unreal. What an image. Fantastic.
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03/05/2011 11:48:57 AM
Bwa-hahaha! Hilarious!
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03/05/2011 10:54:15 AM
This is just brilliant. The enthusiasm of the dogs screams at you. A great capture.
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03/04/2011 06:41:43 PM
Great intensity!
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03/03/2011 06:40:52 PM
That is quite the tongue action.
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03/03/2011 08:11:50 AM
Great action shot!!
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03/03/2011 02:31:58 AM
Can't keep from laughing when I see this one. Great shot, especially the one on the right. Just a comment, can't vote. Shame registered members can't vote on these.
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03/02/2011 11:33:50 PM
Really nice freeze action! The expression on both dogs face is priceless! 7
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03/02/2011 03:49:24 PM
Fabulous!!
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03/02/2011 02:54:16 PM
This is fantastic! The facial expressions are just remarkable. I hope to see it on the front page next week.
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03/02/2011 12:09:12 PM
Love the expressions....
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03/02/2011 03:50:50 AM
This is a classic i love how there eyes and tongues are in this images thats what makes it so good plus the energy they give wonderful image very good sharpness congrats
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03/01/2011 08:35:09 PM
This would do well in any challenge! 9
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03/01/2011 05:51:41 PM
The expressions are PRICELESS!!
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03/01/2011 01:12:22 PM
Wonderful sleigh dogs in action shot.
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03/01/2011 12:43:42 PM
Great action shot!
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03/01/2011 10:51:12 AM
awesome!
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03/01/2011 09:52:47 AM
wow. what a capture!
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03/01/2011 08:58:06 AM
wow - what detail and action, those tongues, great shot all the way around - this looks like Del's work.
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03/01/2011 03:36:39 AM
Fantastic image, expect this to finish high maybe a ribbon coming your way
:-)
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03/01/2011 01:03:01 AM
wow, what a capture, just great
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03/01/2011 12:47:37 AM
OMG this is terrific. Their expressions and wagging tongues. That is perfect focus!!!
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03/01/2011 12:38:49 AM
This is a great image. Superb and interesting action capture. It's my fav in the FS challenge. Should ribbon!
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