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Challenge: Ducky (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: ANIMALS
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: rocky river fishing pier
Date: Oct 10, 2006
Aperture: f16
ISO: 640
Shutter: .5sec
Galleries: Humorous, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2006

I just keep thinking that rubber duckies wanna join the other duckies. Broaden their horizons, spread their rubber wings and experience more than just a bathtub and a wash-cloth.
Forgot to change my ISO but it was OK at 640.
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WOW! - my highest score EVER!!!! I knew that rubber wasn't the easiest thing nor the most exciting thing to photograph so i wanted to make the subject small yet still the focus of the composition - apparently that was the way to go :) !!! I perched the camera on the trip pod because i wanted to use a relatively closed aperture to get most of this in focus - I'm still always learning and I'm not sure whether ISO 640 helped or hindered because I didn't want the water to be too blurry either (with a longer exposure).
Thanks everyone for all the great comments. Thanks to my daughter for unknowingly letting me borrow her duckie !

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 174
Avg (all users): 7.4198
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.9756
Avg (non-participants): 7.6460
Views since voting: 19258
Views during voting: 624
Votes: 243
Comments: 83
Favorites: 55 (view)


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01/10/2011 01:05:03 AM
I like it!
02/05/2007 03:44:18 PM
lol............yessssssssssssss
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11/27/2006 05:13:30 PM
Adding this one as a favorite right now, as I don't know why I didn't before, as it is truely just brilliant.....
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10/21/2006 01:17:19 PM
Brilliant shot! You deserved this ribbon!
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10/21/2006 09:20:04 AM
Awesome perspective!
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10/20/2006 01:18:03 PM
I really like the thought behind this image. It's a great concept and has the composition and excellent execution to back it up. Congrats!
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10/20/2006 10:34:29 AM
Congratulations, this was a wonderfully creative image.
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10/20/2006 12:16:16 AM
Congrats on your rib1.gif and your highest ranked shot to date Tate.
The point of view here as well the the tones/levels really set this one apart from the crowd.
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10/19/2006 05:05:19 PM
Fantastic Image!! Congratulations on a well deserved Blue for this original and creative perspective of a rubber ducky!
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10/19/2006 03:28:00 PM
Great shot, congrats on your ribbon!
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10/19/2006 03:19:46 PM
Looks like a cartoon. Gorgeous!!
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10/19/2006 06:29:12 AM
excellent concept! One of those - "Damn, wish I thought of that!" Love the color tones in your processing - work very well to really highlight the tiny subject. Congrats on your blue!
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10/19/2006 02:48:23 AM
You have an unbeleivable eye. This is an amazing shot. Congrats on your ribbon!!!!
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10/18/2006 10:37:14 PM
This is a great shot!! Congrats on the blue ribbon!!!
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10/18/2006 08:54:44 PM
Congratulations on a new PB not to mention the blue! Great interesting shot. Very well done. Go O-H-I-O!
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10/18/2006 08:29:37 PM
I knew this would win!
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10/18/2006 06:31:12 PM
oh, this is just so cute. I love the description. Congratulations on the ribbon! It is well deserved.
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10/18/2006 02:17:34 PM
PERFECT angle and composition on this shot! Love the PP too!
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10/18/2006 01:33:12 PM
shucks! sorry I missed this one.. so creative. a definite first
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10/18/2006 11:54:52 AM
One of my favorites, congrats on a well deserved blue ribbon!
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10/18/2006 10:16:37 AM
I have to say, I've never seen such a powerful rubber ducky! Those words really don't mix well but you made it work on "digital film". It feels there's a whole fleet of duckys out there calling him to come with them, but we can't see them! Nice job with the pic, and fierce modelling as well (for someone named ducky!)
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10/18/2006 09:30:19 AM
Innovative idea.Congrats on your ribbon.
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10/18/2006 09:17:28 AM
This might be the first time I've seen a challenge where the blue ribbon winner is actually the best picture in the challenge. Brilliant.
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10/18/2006 07:41:18 AM
Congrats! I thought you would win!
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10/18/2006 07:25:46 AM
Excellent! Congrats on a well deserved blue!
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10/18/2006 07:14:29 AM
Helluva nice job!
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10/18/2006 06:52:15 AM
I don't think I have ever seen a ducky shot that I could actually say wow about...
now I have...WOW!
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10/18/2006 05:49:21 AM
This is absolutely brilliant, I love it. Congrats on the Blue.
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10/18/2006 05:34:18 AM
Nice work, you got my top score for the challenge... glad everyone agreed.
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10/18/2006 04:47:22 AM
thoroughly deserved! Tate...this was the best in the challenge and the voters backed it up
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10/18/2006 03:47:59 AM
Great score....Great image..... So well deserved.....
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10/18/2006 03:46:49 AM
I am pleased to see you with the ribbon. Congratulaions!
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10/18/2006 02:00:32 AM
yay, the tides are turning, arty shots being appreciated more here.
congrats....!
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10/18/2006 01:21:02 AM
This picture is brilliant! Almost magical!
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10/18/2006 01:08:04 AM
This image adds a lot of scope specially of hopes and wishes. Congratulations on your Blue!
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10/18/2006 12:39:51 AM
Tate, beautifully done, congrats on this well earned blue!

Message edited by author 2006-10-18 00:41:09.
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10/18/2006 12:27:36 AM
Congrats on your well-deserved blue!
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10/18/2006 12:16:41 AM
Excellent. For once my favorite won! :) Got a 10 from me.
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10/18/2006 12:14:42 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. Very deserved and a great shot.
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10/18/2006 12:11:29 AM
Way to go. Monster score and congrats on yet another ribbon!
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10/18/2006 12:08:33 AM
BRAVO. Absolutely the BEST of the bunch. Congrats.
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10/18/2006 12:07:17 AM
I knew this would be in the top 3! Congrats!
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10/18/2006 12:06:10 AM
Whoo Hoo - congrats on a striking ducky image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/17/2006 09:57:47 AM
What a wonderful use of colour contrast! I love the yellow duck against the harsh grey-blue fence and water.
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10/17/2006 06:45:05 AM
Really great shot. I love the dramatic angle and cool colors. It almost seems like he just wants to jump almost with an attempt of suicide, but he's a duck, so it's all good. Great work.
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10/16/2006 10:59:13 PM
excellent. love the symmetry and the yellow duck really stands out. 8.
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10/16/2006 06:10:40 PM
Bump - this is just great. I know exactly how this little guy feels... :)
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10/15/2006 05:57:09 PM
I never thought I would say this about a ducky picture but this is really awesome. I feel like this would be a photo that would really appeal to me even without the duck but having the duck there as a focal point really ties it all in. Great job!
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10/15/2006 02:38:25 PM
Excellent shot. Love the perspective and use of color. Blue ribbon IMHO. 9
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10/14/2006 05:34:51 PM
The duck gets a bit lost...but a nice concept that is well shot.
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10/14/2006 10:00:19 AM
pretty good
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10/14/2006 07:51:51 AM
I am very fond of this entry...excellent composition, and the perspective makes it even more intriguing.
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10/13/2006 09:31:45 PM
Nice perspective and color.
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10/13/2006 01:04:44 PM
Don't jump! Here's 10. I love the composition.
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10/13/2006 11:23:31 AM
This is just hilarious! So creative. Excellent execution and colors! May you be a winner. 10
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10/13/2006 01:44:00 AM
real pretty and touching
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10/13/2006 12:41:47 AM
Very, very nice!
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10/12/2006 10:55:31 PM
Great perspective! I love the colors and lighting!
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10/12/2006 09:58:26 PM
What a great eye you have! Very nice composition and PP.
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10/12/2006 08:30:43 PM
The two shafts thrusting down gives the impression of menace to the duck, and you wonder, would he survive if cast upon the water?
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10/12/2006 01:51:01 PM
Meets Challenge = 2
Technical Stuff = 2
Creativity = 2
Overall Impression = 2
Biased Wow Factor = 2
Superb job!
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10/12/2006 12:49:56 PM
Wow, very nice! A different perspective and unusual image. Good stuff!
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10/12/2006 12:18:57 PM
Back to bump you up to 8. Cool colors and perspective.
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10/12/2006 10:39:56 AM
great!
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10/12/2006 09:16:42 AM
BRAVO. Excellent tones and perspective. This rocks. Just upped to ten. I loved yours. Only gave out 2 10's this time. The leading line - the colors. Awesome. Good luck.
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10/12/2006 09:09:26 AM
Great comp. Love the selective coloring.
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10/12/2006 08:26:49 AM
This image, with the striking angles of the chain link posts, is very interesting; actually,it is one of my favorites in this challenge...the tones are good and the lines dramatize the yellow duck's position.
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10/12/2006 08:05:58 AM
The best pic in the competition , for my opinion . Congrat
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10/11/2006 10:55:22 PM
Great angle, it really looks like he's about to go in to the "beyond".
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10/11/2006 10:40:02 PM
Great photo - great imagination, color and composition!
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10/11/2006 05:49:30 PM
Excellent perspective. Out of the box - or as you'd say, out of the bathtub.
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10/11/2006 05:06:42 PM
This also could go to the top, great wide perspective and clarity. 1,2,or 3
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10/11/2006 03:20:13 PM
Awesome shot. 10
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10/11/2006 03:04:37 PM
very cool. one of the best
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10/11/2006 01:55:03 PM
lovely use of perspective
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10/11/2006 10:33:46 AM
Fisheye lens? Great job! Love the tone of blues/gray, really helps set the mood of "unknown" and leaving the safety of the bathtub! 10
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10/11/2006 10:29:45 AM
I absolutely love the angle and the title.. great job!
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10/11/2006 09:15:40 AM
wonderful detail, grittiness and quirkiness...9
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10/11/2006 07:57:36 AM
Nice perspective and symmetry. I like how the yellow of the duck creates the contrast.
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10/11/2006 04:42:20 AM
nice idea, perspective and color -7
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10/11/2006 04:38:07 AM
I like the colors and composition here, this is by far my favorite in this challenge. Good luck!
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10/11/2006 12:53:18 AM
very epic
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10/11/2006 12:51:24 AM
What a dramatic shot... the mood is so sober.
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