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Challenge: Surprise! (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Bratislava, Slovakia
Date: Nov 23, 2003
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1s
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2003

Oh, this was hard. I was thinking about the idea whole week, and I bought the mouse only for the photoshoot. It was ok to take care about all the lights, background and all the technical stuff, but as you can imagine, it's not easy to persuade mouse into standing for long time quietly, still and looking cute and sexy :) The first day failed. But on the other day, she was finally like at home, stagefright was gone and we had a very nice shooting. :) I like the photo and I like my new pet. You can't get rid of such a good model, can you?

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 57
Avg (all users): 6.9863
Avg (commenters): 8.4231
Avg (participants): 6.8043
Avg (non-participants): 7.0700
Views since voting: 5177
Votes: 146
Comments: 45
Favorites: 14 (view)


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03/27/2004 10:09:48 AM
Totally cool. At first I thought this was an edit. But then I read the description and developed a whole lot more appreciation for this photo.
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12/05/2003 11:27:53 AM
Greetings from the CC, obviously a loved shot and a deserved ribbon winner. I think you did very well to get the mouse to stay in that egg shell first of all. Of course it is a good shot as is, but here is my opinion what perhaps could improve it. The egg holder could possibly be black (or white) to give a more monochromatic color scheme matching the mouse or perhaps even cropped out, I find the large blue section a little distracting, then again you could try it in b&w also. The mouse could also be facing the camera, this I think would be the biggest improvement possible. Perhaps cropping a little more on the right moving the subject a bit more into that corner would make him seem like he has more room on the left to 'look into'. These are just some thoughts, to give something to think about, very nice job and congrats on the ribbon!! Well done!
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12/02/2003 05:53:34 AM
So sweet and beautiful. Bravo. Congratulations.
Biliana
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12/01/2003 09:25:09 PM
Egg could have been sharper, and if mouse was facing the camera this could have been a great shot. Nevertheless, it does show a bit of potential. Don't get discouraged man, we are all in this together!
12/01/2003 10:40:06 AM
So cute and very well deserved ribbon, congratulations!
You should call your new friend, Surprise LOL
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12/01/2003 10:34:22 AM
Congrats from me too. Interesting story :)
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12/01/2003 10:19:47 AM
hahahha...this is cute. Definitly a surprise. Congrats!
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12/01/2003 10:14:41 AM
Very fun, Martin! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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12/01/2003 09:13:13 AM
This is so cute, it definitely deserves a ribbon! Congrats!
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12/01/2003 08:58:42 AM
I loved this shot - congratulations on the red ribbon.
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12/01/2003 08:18:13 AM
Congrats on the red ribbon! :-) He he, I like this, i's funny. :-)
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12/01/2003 07:34:09 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Great story too, thanks for sharing that. Didn't get back to vote on this one - but I loved it the first time I saw it. Nice work!!! :-)
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12/01/2003 01:38:54 AM
Great shot! Thanks for adding the background comments as well...and for putting so much effort in. It's inspiring and motivating stuff. Oh, and cute model!
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12/01/2003 12:09:49 AM
Congratulations.. and I love your story about your new model!
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12/01/2003 12:07:53 AM
A Red ribbon! good job and congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2003 11:29:59 PM
the winner-- 10
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11/30/2003 08:51:10 PM
By far, the best 'set-up' shot in the challenge. The concept is excellent and all teh technicaals are perfect. I would like to have seen this more from the front of the mouse. Seeing more of the mouse's face would be better (for me, anyway). Great colors, focus, lighting, etc all perfect! Great job and good luck.
JD
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11/29/2003 10:06:29 PM
perfect, as far as my eyes can tell.
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11/29/2003 05:12:24 AM
Very nice work! Eggshell is perfect, could be even with sharper remains to define harmony and also contrast of shapes. Backround could be more dramatic. I am just sorry, I can't vote.
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11/28/2003 07:42:42 PM
That would definitely be a surprise - and is very cute. I like the detail on this shot - how clear the cracks in the shell are, the mouse's fur, the whiskers visible against the background. Very clean - no extra clutter - and very crisp and clear. Easy to believe it's right in front of me.
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11/28/2003 01:26:00 PM
Creative and attractive image, technically very well done. The juxtaposition of elements works very well here. Maybe if it looked more like the mammal was hatching, or it was being served to a diner it would convey surprise better. As is, it is just a nice setting for a cute photo.
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11/28/2003 10:49:01 AM
excellent work... = 10
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11/27/2003 12:52:46 PM
Cute idea, but wish it was looking towards me. 6
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11/27/2003 11:33:13 AM
interesting idea. did you use tape to hold the eg together?
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11/27/2003 07:37:16 AM
Great shot, one of my favorites.
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11/26/2003 08:08:22 PM
So tiny and cute! Great photo too.
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11/26/2003 06:58:35 PM
so thats where the easter bunny comes from!
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11/26/2003 03:54:41 PM
I love this image. wonderful composition, detail, light. 10
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11/26/2003 07:14:46 AM
Very well executed. The lighting is superb, the simple colours and background make this into very good photo. My only suggestion (and I know this was probably hard) would be to make the hamster face towards the viewer as he is saying Whats Up?... 10
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11/25/2003 06:38:08 PM
That sure made me laugh!
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11/25/2003 11:03:24 AM
I like the idea, would have like to see the mouse facing the camera or in.
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11/25/2003 07:59:23 AM
Beautiful!
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11/24/2003 10:37:17 PM
I love this photo and how did you manage to get the little guy to stay still for your shooting session. Excellent shot.
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11/24/2003 10:06:08 PM
That would certainly surprise me to open my hard boiled egg and find a little mouse, LOL! Very cute I"m gave this a 9 but raised to a 10 but I would have really liked to see the little guy looking at the camera, it would have added that extra little touch.
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11/24/2003 06:16:53 PM
Cute and funny. Wish the mouse were facing the camera, he does look pretty mystfied from what I can see. Those are a great set of whiskers - wish we could see them better against the background - highlight them with lighting or use a dark background?
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11/24/2003 05:57:18 PM
Hehe, cute... that would be quite a surprise!
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11/24/2003 05:15:43 PM
Too bad he looking the other way. Good colors, light and good idea. Nice shot. I hope you do well in the challenge.
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11/24/2003 01:55:02 PM
Nice clear picture. I think the mouse should have looked towards the camera. Maybe include a hand and a spoon to express the surprise element even stronger ? 7
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11/24/2003 08:38:21 AM
Cute, but totally improbable. Unless you're saying the mouse is surprised to be stuck in the egg for reasons he can't possibly understand.
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11/24/2003 07:31:53 AM
Very cute! I liked this one very much. Colors and lighting are perfect in my opinion!
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11/24/2003 03:40:14 AM
Beautiful shot and exceptional lighting. I even like the way it starts to go grey at the top, it adds depth. Fits the challenge perfectly, got to be in the running for a ribbon.
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11/24/2003 02:58:00 AM
:-) Really like this one. Think th eidea of cropping out the bottom of the egg cup is nice. The only thing I would have liked to see would have been the egg shell in better condition. 9/10 from me.
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11/24/2003 12:45:22 AM
A fun shot! I wish the mouse were facing the camera...but I am sure this had to have been a challenging photo shoot. still tops with me. 8
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11/24/2003 12:41:10 AM
This is great, what an imaginative idea! I love it
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11/24/2003 12:28:41 AM
Lighting, perfect. Background, perfect. (I really like how it grades to a slightly darker tone at the top!) Composition: actually, I think there are a few things to be done about the positioning of the subject in the frame, but I can't quite place my finger on what it is. Maybe I'd like to see the whole blue ramikin. Idea: perhaps the best of the challenge. Overall, this is a 10 from me.
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