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Challenge: New Year's Resolution IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Date: Jan 15, 2012
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2012

[Jan. 22nd, 2012 07:36:23 AM]

2011 was beyond my wildest dreams: third in points and ribbons race, 1st in a freestudy, completely and totally unreal.

This year, I couldn't really think of any goals.

Well... that's not true -- there's so much I need to work on. I suck at portraits, my lighting knowledge is extremely limited, so I do have goals. They're just not fun, silly, dreaming goals.

So the only goal I have that's fun, silly, and dreaming is to get a squirrel back on my profile. :)

Thus, this shot was born.

I really wanted to get him holding a ribbon (a smaller one, of course), but he wasn't interested in that.

oh drat!! I just went to look for some outtakes to post, and I found one that I should have entered instead! I was in a hurry shooting this one, because we were leaving shortly for an adventure for night landscape, and we had a 3.5 hour drive ahead of us.

This should have been the entry, but I didn't even look twice at it.

I would have titled it "You love me!! You really love me!!"

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01/23/2012 12:32:37 AM
You are magical with those rodents :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2012 04:04:58 PM
LOL, the trained squirrel is back. Beautiful image, and a lot of creativity.
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01/22/2012 01:43:08 PM
Why is the squirrel purple?
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01/22/2012 12:17:07 PM
Now you're talking!
We all have something to look for in 2012. Shall we stack some nuts and delicatessen?

voted earlier
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01/21/2012 10:50:29 AM
gotta love it!!!!
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01/20/2012 03:10:55 PM
Good luck on that one.
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01/19/2012 10:16:35 AM
Very clever indeed. Really nice detail on the squirrel. Really like this photo a lot.
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01/19/2012 12:03:02 AM
lol, good luck. :D
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01/18/2012 10:58:09 PM
I want to guess . . . nah! I'll wait til post-challenge, but I'm pretty sure this is . . .nah!
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01/16/2012 07:23:38 PM
Funny :) Edible reward?
It's cute. With my display calibration the colours and image quality of the two images do not blend too much. Perhaps a bit less contrast on the ribbon, similar DOF between the images, a slight reflection of the squirrel on the ribbon and/or some corrective layers could have helped enhancing the illusion. But perhaps you wished to keep it as it is.

[Edit: clarified, not two images but two distinct edits on the ribbon and the squirrel]
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01/16/2012 05:40:49 PM
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01/16/2012 05:00:25 PM
Hahha. Great homage
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01/16/2012 12:11:52 PM
Cute and super quality shot.
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01/16/2012 11:58:35 AM
OK Wendy we get the idea...;-)
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01/16/2012 11:30:40 AM
This is awesome. Love your bokeh.
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01/16/2012 02:19:38 AM
I don't think this is Wendy, cause she has topped all the top honours. Great picture
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01/16/2012 12:25:33 AM
ROFLMAO... Good one Wendy!!!!! OMG just realized this is advanced not expert.. so You got that Squirrel to hold the ribbon??? WOW
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