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Lydia


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Challenge: Halloween III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Oct 31, 2009
Galleries: Humorous, Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2009

I bought these little pumpkins... and made the hat out of construction paper, after almost miraculously finding a toad during a 48-hour challenge.

Life is good.


I hope you like it.





[Nov. 4th, 2009 04:35:53 PM]

What a CRAZY score! I'm lovin' it!

Post Voting: You people amaze me. Really. Amaze me.

Just when I think noone can be any nicer to me... the next commenter is.

THANKS MEGA BUNCHES for making me feel successful and loved for a week!

You people are AMAZING.


Oh yeah... I'm sorry about the motion blur of his throat. I did ask him to stop breathing.

*sigh*

Models these days! *rolleyes*

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 97
Avg (all users): 7.5185
Avg (commenters): 8.7059
Avg (participants): 6.4884
Avg (non-participants): 7.8908
Views since voting: 6798
Views during voting: 382
Votes: 162
Comments: 68
Favorites: 35 (view)


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01/09/2011 05:28:59 PM
Can't believe that you didn't get an average of 10 on this one!
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08/02/2010 10:30:41 AM
I absolutely LOVE this! Great image.
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11/15/2009 07:40:44 PM
This is bewitching! A well-deserved blue.
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11/14/2009 01:02:05 PM
Absolutely magical!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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11/13/2009 06:14:24 AM
Only just started to browse through the halloween entries so apologies for late comment! This is a superb shot & very well deserving of the ribbon.
Really very halloweeny. well done!
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11/11/2009 09:49:19 PM
i just noticed this excellent, imaginative and wonderful image on my home page .. i'm so glad i didnt miss seeing it .. really made me laugh and go WOW .. and WOW again .. !!!
congratulations on your blue ribbon and a second place on your profile page .. ahhh .. i just noticed the horse hamming it up taking third place and with another ribbon .. i loved that in the challenge didnt vote or comment tho ..
if you're anything like me then getting an amazing score and lots of great comments goes a long way to making life a whole heap better .. altho i havent ever had such an amazing score as this one .. i'll just keep trying .. !!.. that's half the fun of course .. :)
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11/11/2009 08:44:03 PM
This is wonderful!
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11/11/2009 08:43:39 AM
I am blown away! Great work, Lydia! ~Sharon
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11/11/2009 06:32:44 AM
Congrats on the Blue for an outstanding effort!!!
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11/11/2009 12:50:54 AM
Hahahahaha...well, you are having a wonderful week with two ribbons on the front page! Congratulations! I can't help but wonder...if the right princess kisses him...will he turn into Harry Potter?!!!...;-)
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11/10/2009 11:24:18 PM
Casually voting along...smack, here's the BLUE! Terrific and I hope you sell it as stock.
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11/10/2009 04:38:16 PM
Great shot !!! congratulations on the blue ribbon.
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11/10/2009 12:53:17 PM
There's always a frog (ok ok ok I know.....) I betcha there's a frog in the 'No Frogs or Toads' category. Man he looks really hacked off. Its a fine photo and well deserved blue. Gotta know are those really really tiny tiny pumkins or is this one zorking large toad?
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11/10/2009 09:33:43 AM
You and your toads!!! Well done on this excellent shot, I think the blur works really well on this, it gives it an added dimension and richness!
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11/10/2009 07:26:31 AM
I knew you could be on the podium, i'm very glad to see this photograph with a blue ribbon, compliments.
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11/09/2009 06:38:48 PM
A beautiful fun shot
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11/09/2009 04:40:37 PM
A brilliant concept very well executed. A very fun shot! Not surprised to see this on the front page. Congratulations :)
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11/08/2009 06:55:19 PM
I'm so stoked. This is hands down the best thing!!!! Congrats.
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11/08/2009 06:39:30 PM
(Almost miraculously) torn between the wit and the beauty.
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11/08/2009 05:27:21 PM
"after almost miraculously finding a toad.." Good thing I wasn't drinking anything at the time or you'd owe me a keyboard. Delightful shot!!
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11/08/2009 04:26:09 PM
Oh Lydia! This has to be the best of all your froggie shots. It melted my heart the minute I saw it. Yes. Life is good!

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11/08/2009 02:54:03 PM
Congrats, my friend. On a great image and a great score. Many, many congrats on your blue ribbon, Lydia (btw, that toad looks straight out of a Harry Potter film).
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11/08/2009 02:48:06 PM
I didn't vote in this challenge but this would have been my top pic so I'm glad it got the blue ribbon. Fabulous shot. Congratulations.
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11/08/2009 01:36:14 PM
Brillant. Congrats on a more than deserved blue!
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11/08/2009 12:32:40 PM
YAY Lydia! Congratulations!
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11/08/2009 12:25:16 PM
Totally charming, Lydia.
Congratulations on your excellent win.
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11/08/2009 11:45:28 AM
Great score Lydia!!! wonder what happens when someone kisses that toad LOL!!
Huge congrats on the Blue!!!!!!!
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11/08/2009 11:09:32 AM
Hallmark should be knocking on your door...
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11/08/2009 10:09:05 AM
Congratulations Lydia!! This was my fav on this challenge.
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11/08/2009 09:57:30 AM
Congratulations Lydia on your Blue Ribbon great score was one of my favorites of the challenge.
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11/08/2009 09:49:10 AM
Congrats Lydia! So...have folks started wondering what happened to your son? ;)
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11/08/2009 09:19:27 AM
Congratulations Lydia. Very cute!
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11/08/2009 08:55:03 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, great photo-made me laugh
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11/08/2009 08:39:28 AM
Haha! This has got to be the best one I've seen from you yet (when abducting your local wildlife...lol). It's true, the title probably added a nice bump to the overall score.
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11/08/2009 08:37:21 AM
This is so funny I can't stop laughing. What a fantastic idea and so well done. Congrats on the blue ribbit. :)
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11/08/2009 06:08:10 AM
Dang - I can see why you were happy. You gonna have apair up there on the front page this week? ;)

Congarts on the ribbon and the monster score!
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11/08/2009 04:57:43 AM
Congratulations Lydia. This is such a great shot.
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11/08/2009 04:06:26 AM
Fabulous image I love it
Congratulations
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11/08/2009 03:37:22 AM
Wow! How did you get the toad to stay still??
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11/08/2009 03:35:01 AM
Stunning shot and cute model :)
Great blue ribbon, congrats!
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11/08/2009 01:37:10 AM
Great work and congratulations! Great image!
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11/08/2009 01:35:05 AM
you are just SO creative. nice one. congratulations.
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11/08/2009 12:54:51 AM
Very creative and well executed. Congrats on the Blue!
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11/08/2009 12:29:19 AM
Lydia - this is adorable. Congrats on the blue!
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11/08/2009 12:15:08 AM
What a grand concept, and great image. Then the title cinched the blue. Congrats!
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11/08/2009 12:14:34 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon!! excellent!!
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11/08/2009 12:11:58 AM
Soooo cool, a treasure of an image!
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11/08/2009 12:09:31 AM
Lydia!!! Congratulations on the blue! Awesome photo.
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11/08/2009 12:03:30 AM
Awesome photo. Congrats Lydia!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/06/2009 06:58:46 PM
Saw this made me smile when I saw it. Definately one of my favorites.
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11/06/2009 01:48:25 PM
Wonderful! In my top 3.
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11/05/2009 01:22:07 PM
LOL!!! That's great!......7
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11/04/2009 10:04:52 PM
Clever idea. And one seriously ugly toad. Nice job.
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11/04/2009 07:05:35 PM
OMG this is just fabulous. Perfect for not only humor but it has commercial appeal as well. I want to see this on a greeting card. 10
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11/04/2009 06:51:32 PM
Haha, that is so funny! 10!
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11/04/2009 06:11:05 PM
This is awesome!!
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11/04/2009 12:45:56 AM
Brilliant set-up well shot.My favourite from this challenge. 10
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11/03/2009 08:02:27 PM
Very cool and creative! Nice setup and capture!
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11/02/2009 10:27:23 PM
Really cool shot and nice nice editing. Those eyes are killer! i dig the texture of the background as well.
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11/02/2009 08:09:46 PM
Creative and cute! Liked the composition. Nice job!
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11/02/2009 04:25:22 PM
Great setup and nice shot.
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11/02/2009 11:50:41 AM
too cute!
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11/01/2009 11:52:30 PM
outstanding... my number 1
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11/01/2009 09:00:32 PM
Love this! 10
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11/01/2009 06:29:00 PM
10. Congrats! Love it.
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11/01/2009 06:19:54 PM
I like the picture and the title. Is the frog's (lower) mouth a little blurry, or is that just me?
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11/01/2009 04:36:21 PM
I love this..!!
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11/01/2009 01:44:17 AM
A Huge TEN !!!! awesome idea and shot. Damn I wish I had thought of that. Going into my favs
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