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Lydia


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Science III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Nov 18, 2009
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2009

[Nov. 27th, 2009 11:51:03 PM]

Ya know? I think this 6.8 score is the best part of my week this week!

My daddy's body died this week... I'm over the edge in missing him... WHAT a blast is was to be his daughter!

But, I appreciate your votes and comments. Daddy really liked this image and laughed at my title. He liked most everything I did. *sigh*

Gosh. How does this happen so quickly?

Go tell everyone you love, that you love him/her. Do it now.

Done already? No... I know you didn't.

Really. Go do it now. I'll wait...

Ok. Good. I'm trusting you that you did it.

The last words my daddy said to me were, "...love you lots, lil girl of mine..."

And he wasn't sick... (massive heart attack) He said stuff like that every day to me as we chatted a couple of times every day via one media or another.

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Don't let today go by without doing what I asked. You'll be so glad you did.

I'm so blessed to have had such a loving relationship with my daddy... No regrets... just too soon.

Too soon is always too soon, though... today isn't too early to make things right.

Go on... I know you didn't do it when I waited earlier. *grin*

Go do it. You'll be so glad you did.


Post Voting: WOW! Daddy would be thrilled with this ribbon for me! Thanks BUNCHES for your sweet words to me about Daddy and about my image.

I printed the frog dissection chart off of the internet. The frog went back outside when we were finished. Not harmed at all. *smile*


Statistics
Place: 2 out of 69
Avg (all users): 6.9289
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9143
Avg (non-participants): 6.9316
Views since voting: 5500
Views during voting: 415
Votes: 225
Comments: 58
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/07/2009 08:38:06 AM
Congratulations and condolences at the same time Lydia. Wonderful image in honor of a wonderful man it sounds.
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12/06/2009 05:54:43 AM
Congrats Lydia :) i gave u an 8 for this and u deserved it ..
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12/04/2009 05:11:10 PM
Oh, Lydia - your sweet and charming image brings a smile to my face, and your story below it brings tears.

My thoughts are with you.
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12/04/2009 04:31:57 PM
I love the humor is this shot! Congrats on your ribbon.

My condolences on the loss of your Dad, Lydia. In the very least the lasting memory you will carry in your heart was his love for you and the laugh you gave him with this photo.

And I take the advice you give to heart - no one in my family leaves the house at the start of the day without me telling them I love them - tis been that way for quite some time now:-)
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12/04/2009 11:15:17 AM
My condolences, i know how you feel, my Dad died aged 50 when I was 20, 16 years ago.

The last words he said to me were "See you later" - same thing, not ill, massive heart attack.

You are absolutely right when you say to tell people how you feel. You may not get another chance xx
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12/04/2009 07:11:51 AM
My sincerest condolences.

Congrats on the red ribbon. B.t.w.: nice picture of you and your dad. He will be with you forever and will live on in the heart and mind of his beloved ones.
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12/04/2009 02:52:25 AM
This is priceless Lydia! I just don't understand how a boring waterdroplet could beat your score. Congrats!

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Great picture of you two!

Message edited by author 2009-12-04 03:59:09.
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12/03/2009 08:52:02 PM
Lydia, not very often am I at a loss for words, this is one of those rare occasions. First let me say how sorry I am to hear of your loss, and it sounds as if he was a wonderful man. Secondly, congratulations on the ribbon, it's a wonderful shot, and like your father, the title made me chuckle.
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12/03/2009 01:53:15 PM
ohh Lydia, at first I was happy to seeing you on the first page again, but now I'm in tears. It's always difficult to lose somebody, and all that we have left, are the sweet memories of them, my heart goes to you and your family, and I'm glad, you got to be part of the life of such a wonderful man. Hugs.
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12/03/2009 01:03:03 PM
Lydia! At first I was smiling, like always, at your adorable frog pictures, then I wanted to cry as I read about your loss of your dad. I am so sorry! I saw your picture on Facebook, but I didn't realize that your loss was so fresh! I'm so thankful that you are the kind of daughter you are (and so not surprised), and that your relationship was filled with so much love.

I've lost both of my parents, so I understand your hurt very well. I loved what you said about "his body dying". What a testament to your faith that the soul lives on, and you will be reunited again one day!
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12/03/2009 09:18:22 AM
You are my hero Lydia and I'm so sorry you are hurting now. Congratulations on the red

You are, ARE so lucky to have had a parent like that. Not all of us do. I weep with you

Debbi
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12/03/2009 08:58:00 AM
i'm really sorry for your lossy, but i think that your daddy will be very happy about your ribbon, awesome photograph!!
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12/03/2009 08:41:30 AM
Congratulations on this outstanding image- your Daddy would be so proud ...
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12/02/2009 08:49:32 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss. I always love seeing your frog photos! Thanks for the laugh - 9 from me
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12/02/2009 04:30:13 PM
I'm sitting at my desk crying right now after reading your note. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I can tell from the photo of you and your dad that you were very close, and had a wonderful relationship! Congratulations on your ribbon and you are right, your dad would be so proud!
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12/02/2009 01:56:46 PM
I'm sorry to hear about your dad Lydia...I'm sure he got a kick out of your pond creatures as much as we do.
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12/02/2009 11:48:53 AM
So sorry for your loss Lydia. I wish I had been able to have that kind of relationship with my father but he passed away at the age of 47. You are so lucky to have so many wonderful memories.
Congrats on your ribbon - brings back memories of biology - but, fortunately, your frog has a much happier ending! :-)

Message edited by author 2009-12-02 11:49:54.
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12/02/2009 10:28:16 AM
What a wonderful idea, and so well executed too Too.
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12/02/2009 05:27:05 AM
I am sorry for your loss, but glad for your relationship with your dad. That is wonderful.
I am going, today, to be with my sister as she goes through some big dangerous surgery. And be sure, I WILL tell her I love her before she goes in.
We appreciate your words, and love this pic, too! God bless.
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12/02/2009 05:08:15 AM
Sorry for your dad. Keep loving him as he will keep loving you.

And congrats on the ribbon... Well deserved.
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12/02/2009 03:42:23 AM
Congrats on the red, absolutely deserved!
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12/02/2009 03:40:28 AM
Awesome work Lydia!
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12/02/2009 02:09:47 AM
Oh man, you have (he's still with you!) the most AWESOME dad. I can see that oh so clearly. Hugs my dear. You are one helluva woman, you know that? Of course you do - he told you every day.
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12/02/2009 12:57:59 AM
I only wish I could say those things. My dad died of 2nd heart attack in 1982. He was only 55, lost mom at 57. So sorry about your dad and congrats on the ribbon.
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12/02/2009 12:52:43 AM
You're so right, Lydia. Too soon is always to soon.... So sorry about your Dad ;-( he was blessed with a great daughter, though! Big (((Hugs))) and congrats on the ribbon. Super image.
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12/02/2009 12:31:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, I know it's been a very difficult week for you. BTW, I hope my daughters are calling me Daddy when they are...well...grown up! Our hearts are with you my friend! :)
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12/02/2009 12:29:43 AM
Congrats and hugs :)
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12/02/2009 12:17:17 AM
Take care Lydia !! Congrats on the ribbon ,well deserved.
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12/02/2009 12:13:45 AM
I have no doubt that Dad is smiling.

Message edited by author 2009-12-02 00:19:30.
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12/02/2009 12:07:18 AM
Whoa, I just read your description,.. my sincerest condolences. Congrats on the ribbon with this image as well.
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12/02/2009 12:04:19 AM
Congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2009 08:08:18 PM
don't do it!!! :)
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12/01/2009 07:50:59 AM
nice idea well exposed and framed, poor frog if he's actually the subject
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11/30/2009 12:19:25 AM
"No frogs were harmed in the making of this photo." ;-)
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11/29/2009 09:37:15 PM
Increased my vote. It's growing on me more and more.
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11/29/2009 12:28:58 PM
I think I get the humour, but.. Huh, I don't know! Maybe? ARGH! Nice approach though.
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11/29/2009 11:52:48 AM
Very nice! nice clear photograph, simple yet interesting compostion and overall excellent craftmanship. Plus, the title is very whitty :)
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11/29/2009 09:57:05 AM
LOL!
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11/29/2009 02:22:51 AM
Like the humor. Isn't this freshman biology...
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11/28/2009 09:23:09 PM
They wanted to amputate your ribbons? NEVER!
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11/28/2009 12:04:40 PM
Hahaha! This made me smile once I realized what he's on!
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11/28/2009 11:35:12 AM
Haha, great shot! 9
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11/27/2009 11:55:27 AM
wonderful idea...great "execution"....oops!!!
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11/27/2009 10:25:40 AM
HAHA! Great interpretation and great image.
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11/26/2009 11:40:55 PM
intresting 7
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11/26/2009 09:03:52 PM
How to dissect a frog without the knowledge or consent of the subject is an ethical dilemma. Excellent capture of the intended victim, er..scientific collaborator. Crisp, colourful and full of good humour.
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11/26/2009 01:36:18 PM
very good,nice idea,simple but strong
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11/26/2009 02:46:23 AM
You so should have done the disection! :P
I'm not sure if it was the print or what but the diagram is badly pixalated.
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11/25/2009 05:53:22 PM
LOL at the title.
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11/25/2009 05:21:41 PM
This is a great shot.... I see that you have exposed the testes and sperm ducts... might be a subliminal message to get your female voters to score higher?!?! My favourite in this challenge.
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11/25/2009 02:31:02 PM
hahaha nice idea
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11/25/2009 12:58:31 PM
Looks like you had a lot of fun with this challenge. Your model stayed so calm for you, probably due to the fact that the little guy can't read. Most frogs aren't so lucky. Anyway, I like this one a lot...9!
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11/25/2009 12:44:50 PM
Nice idea, good def and sat. Not liking the cropped tweezers and pins.
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11/25/2009 12:25:42 PM
Hahaha, great humour here, love it.
Very well thought of.
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11/25/2009 11:59:54 AM
fantastic! 8
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11/25/2009 10:46:25 AM
Can't imagine why this will not be the blue! 10
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11/25/2009 08:21:52 AM
a bit tired of toads, but this is (again) very well done and should at least make the top 10
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11/25/2009 03:44:55 AM
funny, great light, but viewpoint doenst help, perhaps more of the instruments might help
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