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"Oh, thanks! ...  I LOVE cheese..."
2nd Place"Oh, thanks! ... I LOVE cheese..."
Lydia


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Challenge: Love III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Dec 18, 2009
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2009


Ok... I hesitate to tell you all this because it will tell you how dedicated I am to DPC and photography.

It's Winter here, but I found a drowned mouse at the bottom of our pool while I was scooping leaves. The cold water preserved her perfectly and she had this adorable expression on her face as if she were alive.

I brought her inside (with a rubber glove on... Even I thought it was a BIT gross) and showed her to my family who basically said, "Creepy."

*grin*

I blowed her hair dry with a hair dryer... ok. Yeah... I do know this is a bit on the wild side.

Then, I posed her with the cheese.

Yeah. I know.

So have me committed. My family has wanted to on several occasions, I'm sure. *smile*

Thanks for your votes and comments.
They're ALWAYS appreciated... Even when they're 'negative'.


Post Challenge: YEEE... HAW!!

Thanks folks! May she rest in peace. *smile*

Post Mess:
I have no idea... cannot even FATHOM why I can't seem to remember to not write stuff here... After several times of telling myself not to...

Yet still... I write stuff here.

I will strive to remember in the future.

But, let us all remember that what we think we "know" we may not know.

And what we do know just might... just might... be something that we might want to reconsider.

Yes. I talk to myself.

And still... I have no regrets.

Live and let live, folks.

Life is good, even when it's not.




Statistics
Place: 2 out of 72
Avg (all users): 7.0323
Avg (commenters): 8.2143
Avg (participants): 6.6176
Avg (non-participants): 7.1093
Views since voting: 11834
Views during voting: 414
Votes: 217
Comments: 109
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02/02/2011 11:56:27 PM
Wow Lydia I found this image randomly and I have to say............

I wish I had your imagination and dedication. I have said it before and I really do not want this to come off as "brown nosing" but you are my favorite photographer on this site. Your stuff is just so imaginative and technically brilliant.

I can't believe this shot was criticized by some so harshly, it is not as if you killed the little thing yourself. Oh well, I guess I should keep the fact that I am a bow hunter to myself, huh?

Again excellent shot Lydia, and a nice tribute to the little creature.
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01/31/2010 04:32:41 PM
That is a beautiful story, I love it!
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01/09/2010 10:45:17 AM
This mouse will live forever. No doubt the image will pop up all over the net (I do not agree with theft, but I am sure many will take it and blog it).

Better than rotting away unknown.
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01/06/2010 03:50:16 PM
Lydia, You are awesome! thanks for making me laugh so hard .... I too, hope you gave mousie a decent burial.
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01/05/2010 09:41:22 PM
OK, now you have me looking for dead mice and such LOL
Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/05/2010 09:40:18 PM
Lydia, first off let me say congratulations on two fronts, first for the ribbon and second for being honest in your use of the dead mouse.

Your efforts to get the shot are well within the boundaries of what I consider to be humane, you did not kill the poor thing you found it dead already and I for one have seen plenty of dead animal shots on this site and they looked dead not like this one. You could have said nothing at all and just let everyone think you had a well trained mouse on your hands.

I for one would be shocked to find out that after you were finished with your little mouse that you didn't give it a proper burial, you did give her a proper burial right?

Great job with your photograph, no matter what we do with our images we will never please everyone but as long as we please ourselves, that's what it's about.

MAX!
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01/05/2010 03:43:11 PM
a hair dryer?... outstanding!
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01/05/2010 02:46:40 PM
LOL You ARE dedicated, creative (& mad)!
I did think the mouse had a bit of an odd look about it.
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01/05/2010 12:57:04 PM
Funny how a dead, pesky, disease ridden rodent can stir up such an argument. Nothing surprises me here anymore, though. For the record, I am much worse than Lydia. I kill these little bastards every chance I get. Anyway, awesome shot there Lydia. Wonderfully creative and the story still has me chuckling. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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01/05/2010 07:33:46 AM
Btw, one of the famous photographers that photographed the aftermath of Gettysburg rearranged the bodies.
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01/04/2010 09:52:09 AM
Posing a dead mouse, to me, is far, far, less of an issue than posing dead people: Bodies... The Exhibition
Great photo!
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01/04/2010 09:29:55 AM
LOL
I shouldn't laugh, but I loved the story and I love your work. I always feel good after seeing your stuff (thanks for that!!)
Debbi
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01/03/2010 10:50:30 PM
Fabulous image Lydia and I'm amazed at the story behind it.
Congrats on the ribbon. Well deserved
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01/03/2010 08:04:50 PM
haha.. Well said, ambaker!
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01/03/2010 06:34:45 PM
That is just TOO freaking hilarious!
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01/03/2010 04:56:47 PM
I was going to say that this was the hairiest frog I have ever seen, but it pales in comparison with reality.

Excellent job of re-animation. Franken-mouse is one of a kind. Congrats on the red!

@ 21.gif Morgan she didn't hurt the mouse. She gave it one last moment in the sun. Now it's immortal, on this site.
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01/03/2010 01:34:43 AM
How can one use a selective quote from Gandhi to mock how this image was created? If you take the time to read Gandhi's well documented writings and speeches, you will see his hatred for black South Africans, calling them K*ffirs, a derogatory term here in South Africa as is N*gger in the USA and is justifiably banned. His support for the (Asian) Indian Caste system, which is still in force in India today, has been compared to Apartheid. How anyone in their right mind can take one selective quote from a so called untouchable "great" as Gandhi without delving deeper into the man and his real beliefs is wearing rose tinted glasses.

Lydia could have unceremoniously dumped the little mouse in the trash can, yet she chose to immortalise "her" and share the image with us. No worse than walking past your Aunt Gertrude's open casket at the funeral parlor and taking one last snap, mental or celluloid erm CMOS.

Ignorance is bliss.

Message edited by author 2010-01-05 15:34:40.
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01/03/2010 12:08:34 AM
Originally posted by Morgan:

Do not be too quick to pat yourself on the back.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 - 1948


Hmm...I guess you consider zoos moral progress?

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_24174.jpgCopyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_10510.jpg (By the way it's not a monkey!)

Any animals displaced for the runway? Habit ruined?

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Did these fellows volunteer to be your beast of burden?

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Any leather at home, in your car, on your feet, in your closet? Any gelatin in your medicine or vitamin capsules? Do you always it cage free eggs? When was the last time you didn't swat a fly or wipe up the ants in your kitchen? (I let them roam until they leave on their own, do you?)

I know my examples are over the top, but so is your attack.

It's so not right to attack the moral character of a person without looking in a mirror first. Walk your own journey.
01/02/2010 11:33:01 PM
Ummmm... Did I say that no animals were harmed? I really thought I had...

Did it seem as if I were patting myself on the back? 'Cause I missed that part...

And who made Gandhi be God? I missed that part, too. But even assuming he is... I still didn't mistreat an animal.

It was a carcass that I photographed.

Can we just say that folks here don't agree on a lot of stuff and drop it?

I'm sure if I looked, I could find something in your likes that I don't like. And I'm sure you could find more in mine that you don't like.

But, you know? ALL of us aren't perfect. Yes. All.

If you look around and see the choices... starvation of humans... sexual abuse of children... yes right there in your own neighborhood... you might see that photographing a dead mouse isn't really all that big a deal to get worked up about.

And I've decided that life is good with all of us here, anyway. I overlook the stuff that doesn't matter and try to focus on the good in everyone. I actually DO believe that life is good, even when it's not.


Have you seen the alternative? I've read about it in depth. And it sounds AWESOME (since I'm a Christian) and still... even with all of the misery and strife in the world and even in my own life, I don't kill myself.

Why?

Life is good. Even when it's not.

If you want to make a difference, go outside and do it, Morgan. I dare you.
01/02/2010 09:23:49 PM
Do not be too quick to pat yourself on the back.

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi, 1869 - 1948

Originally posted by LydiaToo:

While I don't find photographing a dead mouse in good condition nearly as disgusting as one decomposing on the bottom of a pool *grin* , I do appreciate Morgan's truthfulness and the fact that MINE is the first image he's commented on in over 4.5 years. :) Photography that brings out a strong reaction is good, I think.

Everyone has his ideas about what's proper. Some disagree with nudity, some with shooting animals kept in zoos... and so on. Some even oppose black and white images. To each his/her own, I say.

No animal was harmed in the making of my image... and so I say...

Life is good, even when it's not.

~Lydia


Message edited by author 2010-01-02 21:26:57.
01/02/2010 05:46:59 PM
I clicked on this photo to see your latest winning as I always enjoy your sense of humor...;-)

Errrmmmmm...I'm rather speechless now...::promptly faints::
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01/02/2010 05:18:22 PM
Let's not beat Lydia up too much, value judgements should be left at the door. I think the ethical boundary mentioned is fuzzy, but appropriate, and open for interpretation for many photographic subjects.

Have these crossed a line?

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_650782.jpg Should be in water, correct?
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_493258.jpg Randomly picked this image, but in general, are we exploiting the homeless?
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_327615.jpg Discussed in the past, but a good example of how insect photography may be acheived. <Sorry Jason! First image that came to mind!>

and, finally, my own exploitation of a dead critter.

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01/02/2010 04:03:10 PM
Lydia Dear, I was hesitant to comment on this shot when I first saw it even though I found it rather repulsive. Now seeing the positive way some have reacted to this image as someone who feels compassion for all creatures great and small feel I should say something. I really don't think you and some others here have taken the time to consider the ethics of what you have done here? This was once a living creature with a soul that probably died a pretty horrible death by drowning in your pond. It would be one thing to use the body to sustain that of another or even arguably for science. But to use it in this way for something as trivial as a ribbon at DPC I feel is really quite awful. And I cringe at the thought that some ribbon hounds here at DPC will see this entry and be inspired to dig up more dead stuff or capture other critters in a manner that causes them discomfort or even eventual death.
So kudos for a shot very well captured Lydia, but I hope you and all other members here at DPC never cross this ethical boundary again. One that as a good person you just didn't think about enough at the time you crossed it :-)

Message edited by author 2010-01-02 16:38:46.
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01/02/2010 02:15:32 PM
While I don't find photographing a dead mouse in good condition nearly as disgusting as one decomposing on the bottom of a pool *grin* , I do appreciate Morgan's truthfulness and the fact that MINE is the first image he's commented on in over 4.5 years. :) Photography that brings out a strong reaction is good, I think.

Everyone has his ideas about what's proper. Some disagree with nudity, some with shooting animals kept in zoos... and so on. Some even oppose black and white images. To each his/her own, I say.

No animal was harmed in the making of my image... and so I say...

Life is good, even when it's not.

~Lydia
01/02/2010 11:15:39 AM
Agreeing with Morgan. This is not cool.
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01/02/2010 08:03:15 AM
How disgusting and perverted. When do we start propping up dead human remains and handing out awards for that? This is beyond comprehension. Shame on those who praised these actions as acceptable.
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01/02/2010 12:20:35 AM
I love it! And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who sees a dead critter and immediately thinks "Ooh, photo model!" Haven't ever tried blow-drying an ex-critter, though. That was a touch of genius.
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01/01/2010 08:08:29 PM
I hope you gave her the bit of cheese when you buried her....that is a precious story...great picture
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01/01/2010 05:28:19 PM
Aw geez! Like it's not competitive enough around here...

LOL! Amazing story and a shot to match. Congrats on the ribbon!
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01/01/2010 03:07:15 PM
Great shot, great-great story. I laughed so hard and had my husband laughing also. Wonderful!!!!
Congrats.
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01/01/2010 01:05:17 PM
I saw the photo on the front page (congrats by the way) and thought "how did they get the mouse to pose like that"

Then, I read your story. Oh my! Just goes to show what lengths photographers will go to in order to get a great shot!
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01/01/2010 12:28:53 PM
LOL - I hope you buried the mousie with the cheese!
cute story and memorable image.
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01/01/2010 10:39:56 AM
Oh Yayyy! I've been so busy hadn't checked in in a few days. How nice to see you here, sweet friend! And a HAPPY NEW YEAR starting off with a ribbon :) This is of course adorable beyond words :)

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01/01/2010 10:04:46 AM
Shocking!
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01/01/2010 05:51:29 AM
I just now read your details on your experience in obtaining your photo...you deserve the ribbon...lol
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12/31/2009 11:25:47 PM
this made me laugh harder than anything has in a long time, what a story!!
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12/31/2009 08:18:28 PM
I just read the description... and you have proven that you will go further than 99% of DPCers to get a shot :)

Great result, and congrats on the ribbon.
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12/31/2009 07:57:48 PM
That's the funniest tale I've heard in a while - I especially love the hairdryer part! Way to go, it's a fantastic pic.
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12/31/2009 07:38:15 PM
wonderfully demented! big congRATS!
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12/31/2009 07:09:22 PM
hahaha love the story and the tenacity it takes to create a wonderful image! Congrats ;)
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12/31/2009 06:19:05 PM
AWWWWWWWWW!
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12/31/2009 04:15:14 PM
I agree with Magnum! RIP mouse
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12/31/2009 03:59:36 PM
If this mouse did not make an impact in life, He has now! Great image and congratulations!
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12/31/2009 12:11:20 PM
The story of this shot is fantastic! The shot is nice too :)
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12/31/2009 10:34:04 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon after going through that you really deserve it and frozen or not he is so cute!
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12/30/2009 10:33:59 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! Well I was just going to commend you for the vast amount of patience you must have had with waiting for this little guy to pose just right for you! Chuckle, you took the easy way...and a little to gutsy for me would not have touched it:-) But I do agree with you how we go nuts over our photography, the way he holds the cheese with his paws and that smile on his mouth is priceless:-) The kids think this is an adorable shot...no they did not read the description for it would just make them sad to know that the little mouse was not alive.
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12/30/2009 08:02:31 PM
Well-done! Congrats!
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12/30/2009 07:14:22 PM
Oh my goodness I cannot believe you did that hahaha! Congrats on the ribbon :)
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12/30/2009 06:46:38 PM
Just awesome. Congrats!
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12/30/2009 06:35:21 PM
I could tell the second I saw this that the mouse was dead (my beautiful hamster Mischa was recently put to sleep and her eyes did that exact same bug-out thing as she passed.) It's a cute idea though! Well done on second place.
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12/30/2009 06:26:26 PM
Hey, if you're not gonna eat that cheese, can I have it? I love swiss.
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12/30/2009 04:57:53 PM
I thought she had sort of a glazed look in her eyes....

Now that's what I call dedication. So cute! Mind you, not knowing that it's a dead mouse. Congrats on the awesome score and the RED!
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12/30/2009 03:58:31 PM
Originally posted by DCNUTTER:

Originally posted by Magnum_za:

Cute and original in a sea of "ho hum" in this challenge. I hope this ribbons.
PS: He looks half drowned! 10 in the interests of better photography :)


Magnum..too funny! Poor little guy doesn't look half drowned...he's 100% drowned as we now know. RIP little buddy.


LOL! OK OK so I got the sex wrong :) How the hell does she know it's a female anyway?

Congrats Lydia, I am glad it ribboned. Now go see House. M.D. for your Vicadone.
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12/30/2009 03:37:35 PM
oh ish!! I always thought it would be fun doing photographs with you, but now I'm rethinking that... :P
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12/30/2009 03:07:09 PM
Congrat's! Couldn't tell he was dead. I hope you didn't eat the cheese afterwards! :O
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12/30/2009 02:01:06 PM
You are one dedicated woman. Congrats to you for your bravery for touching a dead mouse...and for the red ribbon.
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12/30/2009 01:15:24 PM
Oh, my! I don't think I could do that... Congratulations!
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12/30/2009 12:45:26 PM
OMG Lydia! I had no idea you were so dedicated/addicted to DPC, LOL! Congrats on your ribbon!
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12/30/2009 12:11:53 PM
awesome set up, i actually wondered if the mouse was alive when i voted. to quote my favorite james bond movie, "just because one is dead, doesn't mean one can't be useful!"
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12/30/2009 12:00:44 PM
Oh no you didn't! LOL
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12/30/2009 11:07:36 AM
Yes, I think this is, umm, well, a sign of your, umm, shall we say - addiction? A dead mouse? Ewwwww! And you blow dried it? Ewwww!!! You are one sick puppy! (LOL!!!)
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12/30/2009 10:46:48 AM
Oh my!

When I saw your image, I thougt: Oh-so-cute!
When I went reading your comments, I had to laugh very hard.

This is THE DPChallenge-spirit in my book! Well done, I love the photo and the effort you put into it :D
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12/30/2009 10:37:56 AM
This is really gonna stick in my head for a little while! This was hands down one of my favorites prior to voting, and now.....creepy, but ingenious!

Congrats, well deserved.
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12/30/2009 09:35:02 AM
OMG! Reading some of the comments from the challenge after reading your notes is hilarious! Congrats on the ribbon and on being crazy enough to try it!
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12/30/2009 09:26:12 AM
I love the back story! So funny! Congratulations :)
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12/30/2009 08:55:18 AM
Lydia! Congratulations, what an amazing imagination you have!
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12/30/2009 08:40:16 AM
You deserve a ribbon for going FAR beyond the call of duty. Very, very funny story and great image.

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12/30/2009 08:14:07 AM
Brilliant , just brilliant. Into my favs this will go....Huge congrats Lydia..
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12/30/2009 07:32:05 AM
LOL, i have done the same thing with a lizard, a hummingbird, a red tail hawk, a mouse. Oh phhheewww glad I got that off my chest!!! Congrats on joining the dead still usefull club!!!! It is an excellent picture, well deserved!!!
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12/30/2009 06:53:24 AM
I thought this was a really great shot...then I read your notes. LOL indeed. I bow to your brilliance and determination. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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12/30/2009 06:16:26 AM
You SO DESERVE this ribbon - what a lovely end for a mouse to be immortalized at DPC!

RIP happy one!
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12/30/2009 06:16:16 AM
You SO DESERVE this ribbon - what a lovely end for a mouse to be immortalized at DPC!

RIP happy one!
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12/30/2009 05:48:50 AM
Oh, yuck!!!!! LOL!!! Congrats, you're NUTS!!! LOL!!!
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12/30/2009 04:10:55 AM
id have to say reading your description makes me like this photo even more:)
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12/30/2009 03:59:40 AM
Congrats Lydia! I just loved the title from the beginning.
And yes, you are totally dedicated to photography :-P
Superb job, and a very gutsy thing to do to your family on Christmas :-D

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12/30/2009 03:40:10 AM
Great photo and story! I think this one should get a "posthumous" award!!
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12/30/2009 02:11:35 AM
As long as you don't sew any little mouse suits, shirts and ties I guess it is not going off the deep end...even if you found this one floating in the deep end.

Of course, this is why they say that it isn't the camera that makes the picture....

Congrats.
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12/30/2009 02:06:44 AM
wow. What a great photo. Thanks for explaining how you did that -Id probably try it in the future and get so upset that I couldnt get the animal to hold still, or hold the perfect expression. You truly deserve this ribbon after all that work ;)
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12/30/2009 01:48:30 AM
OMG that is so funny .... I am in stitches here!

Thankfully this is so unlike the standard road kill shots, you deserve a huge pat on the back (oh hang on..... you got one already.... a big red one ;-)

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12/30/2009 01:33:01 AM
I'd have done exactly the same (I think ;-) You are the greatest!! and a dedicated photographer (we'll all come and visit you in the loony bin ;-))
Seriously, it's a wonderful image and a well deserved ribbon.
eerrr... you did throw away the cheese afterwards? Lydia....???
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12/30/2009 01:19:39 AM
Congra...EEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWW!
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12/30/2009 01:06:46 AM
Wonderful shot...wonderful story!...well deserved ribbon!
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12/30/2009 12:48:32 AM
You could have at least combed her hair!

Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/30/2009 12:44:30 AM
Hee hee, you did agreat job on the blow dry. You are crazy like a fox. So glad you got the ribbon.
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12/30/2009 12:41:30 AM
hope she had a decent burial after that!
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12/30/2009 12:40:47 AM
Awesome! Congrats, Lydia!
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12/30/2009 12:39:38 AM
Congratulations. You really deserved this. Good for you that you are so inventive, and that you don't let any worries about 'commitment' get in your way!
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12/30/2009 12:30:42 AM
Originally posted by Magnum_za:

Cute and original in a sea of "ho hum" in this challenge. I hope this ribbons.
PS: He looks half drowned! 10 in the interests of better photography :)


Magnum..too funny! Poor little guy doesn't look half drowned...he's 100% drowned as we now know. RIP little buddy.
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12/30/2009 12:20:37 AM
Wow that is dedication! Congratulations! Love the photo!
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12/30/2009 12:12:43 AM
I thought this would ribbon, congrats! Extra kuddo points for dedication to your craft :)
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12/30/2009 12:09:16 AM
Congrats! Classic Lydia.
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12/30/2009 12:06:12 AM
I figured this was yours lol and I kind of wondered if it was dead... and it is! ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :P

Congrats on the red!
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12/30/2009 12:04:20 AM
Congratulations! Beautifully taken!
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12/30/2009 12:02:50 AM
LOL! Cute, well done, Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2009 11:29:19 PM
So cute! Love the slight smile. This one is indeed happy :) It's like he's saying "life is good" :)
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12/29/2009 11:13:23 PM
enjoyment
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12/26/2009 09:07:47 PM
Adorable!
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12/26/2009 04:47:01 PM
Funny shot...nice job on the lighting as well!
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12/24/2009 08:05:34 PM
This is GREAT - the little mouse looks so happy with his unexpected Christmas gift. Delightful, whimsical, touching, superb.
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12/24/2009 05:59:12 AM
Funny, sensitive. Perfect!
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12/24/2009 01:18:38 AM
so cute 7
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12/24/2009 01:14:33 AM
love his expression and the position of his hands. this should ribbon.
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12/23/2009 10:01:28 PM
is that a dead mouse? He's in pretty rough shape if not.
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12/23/2009 08:48:39 AM
Is this a real mousse??? How cute :D
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12/23/2009 07:55:15 AM
I am sure we will see this in the top 10, adorable shot.
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12/23/2009 05:42:16 AM
awesome picture....don't know how you managed to make the mouse stay still for the shot.....but i like cheese too! 10 from me!
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12/23/2009 02:51:26 AM
Cute and original in a sea of "ho hum" in this challenge. I hope this ribbons.
PS: He looks half drowned! 10 in the interests of better photography :)
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12/23/2009 02:04:08 AM
I think the ungroomed-ness of the mouse's fur gives off a slightly "diseased" feeling (usually only sick animals don't groom). I think that takes away from what could be an absolutely adorable image. The idea is great and the moment is perfect--the mouse's expression is cute and he seems very possessive of his cheese : )
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12/23/2009 01:18:18 AM
This is amazing!! I love this photo and I just saw the ratatoullie last night so maybe I'm just in love with cheese as well!
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