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LevT


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Challenge: Rubber Ducky II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Humor
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: San Diego
Date: Jan 15, 2011
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/13s
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2011

The hard part was to come up with an interesting composition that would use all the required components that would interact together in at least a semblance of a story. After that, the actual setup was pretty easy in advanced editing. Used a couple of pins to fix the ducky to a tightly stretched rope, and a thin black thread attached to another needle behind the head to hold the ducky up. Then two more needles stuck in the beak and the tail as support for the beans and tomatoes. For lighting I used three LED flashlights - one red on the right facing the camera and two white on the left facing the ducky. The thread and barely visible heads of bottom pins were erased in post-processing.


...I still cannot believe I played in this silly challenge, without even an excuse of helping my DPL team :). But in the end it was a lot of fun, and hey, I'll take the ribbon anytime! Thank you for the votes and comments!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.7273
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5116
Avg (non-participants): 6.8108
Views since voting: 4011
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 154
Comments: 33
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01/28/2011 05:29:18 PM
Nice focus on the Subject here! Congrats!!!!!!!
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01/26/2011 01:09:54 PM
Congratulations on the Red Lev. This was one of my favorites this challenge.
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01/25/2011 11:24:40 PM
Great image and your creativity well rewarded. Congrats with ribbon!
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01/24/2011 11:32:42 AM
Congrats Lev!
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01/24/2011 11:23:02 AM
LOL...oh Lev! This one is just too funny! Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/24/2011 11:08:07 AM
Congratulations - this is funny and perfectly photographed.
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01/24/2011 10:40:58 AM
Beautiful
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01/24/2011 09:41:37 AM
Congrats, Lev! Nicely done and creative, too.
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01/24/2011 08:52:01 AM
very cute - congrats on a photo well done! And a ribbon!
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01/24/2011 08:10:12 AM
Congrats, well deserved ribbon.
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01/24/2011 01:28:22 AM
Congrats Lev on the ribbon! I bet it was a nightmare to balance everything on the rope. Great work.
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01/24/2011 12:24:45 AM
Great image Lev. Congrats on the red!
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01/24/2011 12:16:48 AM
Too Creative image, Spotlight and vegetables shows the awesome creative really interesting love it.
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Earl Nunes
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01/24/2011 12:10:46 AM
awesome, Lev. Congrats on your ducky ribbon.
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01/24/2011 12:06:25 AM
A ribbon with a ducky! I can't talk. I have one with a cat... :-)
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01/24/2011 12:06:12 AM
Congrats on the red!
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01/24/2011 12:01:30 AM
Ha! Congrats Lev.
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01/24/2011 12:01:01 AM
Congrats, Lev! This is wonderful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2011 11:24:27 PM
what a great balancing act! love the perspective. the face on the duck makes the scene too.
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01/23/2011 05:01:55 PM
Sooooo cute, love the light.
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01/22/2011 11:48:26 PM
wow! what a talanted ducky!
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01/21/2011 12:44:42 AM
One of the best, 7 (although there are no vegetables - tomatoes and beans are not supposed to be vegetables, so they say; no impact on the score)
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01/20/2011 11:58:14 AM
In my top three.
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01/19/2011 04:32:08 PM
Wonderfully orchestrated! Such creativity, and the choice in perspective is spot on.
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01/19/2011 01:03:06 AM
Awesome job on the balancing of the duck. Im guessing you used toothpicks on the vegetables and propped something behind the duck to keep it all in place.
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01/18/2011 01:20:43 PM
Clever duckie! And very coordinated, I might add. I like all the red rays coming out of the light, too. Nice work!
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01/18/2011 09:09:49 AM
Great balance! No, really - love how the subjects are balanced in the shot:-) The string divides the composition at a diagonal with the tightrope ducky on the top half and the spotlight in the bottom half. I get the strong sense of the ducky being a circus performer in the big top- well done in putting all the elements together. Love the creative way you included the vegetables in the shot - for tightrope walkers do balance objects as one thing in their act. Nicely done!
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01/18/2011 02:56:10 AM
Mega fantastic 10, and a ribbon for you.
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01/17/2011 08:58:15 PM
Great balance Ducky has on the high wire with both tomatoes and olives so precariously balanced. Nice work. 8
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01/17/2011 12:25:35 PM
Brilliant. Lighting on ducky is a bit harsh and could be better but really love this.
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01/17/2011 11:58:21 AM
Wow! What a Duck!! LOL! (not voting)
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01/17/2011 07:51:35 AM
Excellent pic & title, the square format works well.
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01/17/2011 12:58:25 AM
One talented Quacker!
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