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Challenge: Valentine's Photo (Expert Editing*)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Feb 14, 2011
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Feb 14, 2011


[Feb. 15th, 2011 10:40:28 AM]

I'm so excited about this shot. I had tried taking some extreme closeups of squirrels the day before, and I loved what the 100-400 lens up close did to the DOF. It just seemed to fade away. Which is good, because I wouldn't be able to do that effectively in photoshop (yet).

Unfortunately, I just didn't get the sun that I had the day before, so he was in pretty deep shade.

I really lucked out in getting this shot. The squirrel was eating a peanut that I had put out, and had just finished. But his paws were still in the position from holding the peanut. Here's the shot without the heart:

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[Feb. 21st, 2011 07:43:04 PM]

6.84 on the last day. I swear this week took about 15 days!

22 comments and 3 favs -- how incredibly fun. Thanks everyone!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 56
Avg (all users): 6.8428
Avg (commenters): 7.8500
Avg (participants): 6.4118
Avg (non-participants): 6.9600
Views since voting: 4582
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 159
Comments: 61
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/23/2011 01:21:19 PM
Well done and a delight to view.
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02/23/2011 12:27:49 PM
very cute, and perfect technically. Congrats Wendy!
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02/23/2011 11:55:53 AM
We "heart" you too Wendy.
Congrats on the ribbon, and on the crafty job of putting it together in your head then in the image.
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02/23/2011 06:23:31 AM
Huge congrats Wendy!!
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02/23/2011 05:58:13 AM
Not only are you a great photographer, but you are very clever and witty. Gotta love that 7D!
Congrats on another well deserved ribbon.

--Rick
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02/22/2011 11:50:06 PM
Congrats Wendy!!! Such a moment in time
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02/22/2011 11:01:28 PM
this is really outstanding. Congrats on an amazing and very clever shot. Easily my #1 in the challenge
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02/22/2011 09:45:51 PM
You had a great base shot and just popped that "I (Heart) you" right in those paws perfectfly, Wendy! Big congrats on your ribbon!

Message edited by author 2011-02-22 21:46:24.
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02/22/2011 08:29:16 PM
I wondered how the heck you got him to a) hold that without eating it, and b) hold it correctly so the words showed up! Then I noticed it was advanced editing. Adorable! This would sell - you should market it!
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02/22/2011 07:51:20 PM
So cute Wendy...congrats on your ribbon!
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02/22/2011 06:22:26 PM
One of the best images I've ever seen of a squirrel. Congratulations!
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02/22/2011 04:31:17 PM
Ha! Adorable! Congrats, Wendy!
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02/22/2011 12:29:30 PM
Awww! This is amazing, Wendy! Congratulations!
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02/22/2011 12:28:30 PM
Your editing is so good I still believe the squirrel is holding the heart!! Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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02/22/2011 12:08:53 PM
Excellent work, Wendy. The DOF's perfect. Many congrats.
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02/22/2011 12:07:57 PM
Congrats to you Wendy! Who ever thought Cupid was actually a SQUIRREL?!!! Love it!
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02/22/2011 11:50:25 AM
You just need another blue to have five of each kind.
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02/22/2011 10:24:27 AM
WAHOO!! What a great shot Wendy!! OMG it is so adorable!
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02/22/2011 10:01:33 AM
Great job. How cute is that?????
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02/22/2011 09:54:43 AM
Well done. Love this one.
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02/22/2011 09:20:06 AM
Awesome Wendy...well done with the Yellow!!
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02/22/2011 08:57:08 AM
Oh Wendy, I thought this might be yours; my favorite. Congrats on the ribbon. I love your animals and birds.
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02/22/2011 08:52:21 AM
Sweet - great job with the planning and editing and a well deserved ribbon!!!
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02/22/2011 08:48:23 AM
That's insanely adorable! Great work, Wendy, and congrats on the ribbon :-)
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02/22/2011 08:20:09 AM
Congratulations! Excellent capture and editing.
Money Shot!
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02/22/2011 08:05:33 AM
Nice shot Wendy. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/22/2011 07:59:17 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/22/2011 07:39:15 AM
Nice one,Congrats to you.
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02/22/2011 07:02:58 AM
Giving candy to squirrels, how cute.
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02/22/2011 06:47:59 AM
Yay, congratulations!!!!!
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02/22/2011 04:25:09 AM
Congrats with your ribbon. Very cute and nice editing.
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02/22/2011 01:47:26 AM
To cute for words Wendy. This is really a heart warmer/stealer
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02/22/2011 01:15:43 AM
I am sorry that I didn't vote for this challenge. Wendy i loved this when I saw it. How luck you were for it to post that way.
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02/22/2011 01:04:58 AM
Congratulations, Wendy! Beautiful entry and clever concept.
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02/22/2011 12:23:09 AM
Well, that worked well didn't it? 'Grats!
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02/22/2011 12:18:22 AM
I knew it.
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02/22/2011 12:08:39 AM
Congrats! You deserved it for sure, thanks for keeping me company during this challenge.
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02/22/2011 12:03:47 AM
Congrats on the yellow, Wendy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/21/2011 11:35:03 PM
Very clever idea. This really is so cute!
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02/21/2011 01:01:59 PM
so cute! what a shot!
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02/21/2011 10:29:55 AM
way too cute! Want to see this on the front page!
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02/21/2011 07:17:19 AM
This is beautifully composed and has a lovely soft background.
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02/20/2011 06:18:14 PM
epic
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02/20/2011 04:07:09 PM
Love it!
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02/20/2011 12:45:06 AM
Very sweet, amazing you got it to pick it up just right.
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02/19/2011 10:10:20 AM
Back to comment... This is just so freaking cute! And I hate squirrels, but I had to give you a 10.
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02/18/2011 10:23:58 PM
Oh! Now there's a Hallmark Card if I ever saw one!!! :-D
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02/18/2011 04:32:08 PM
So cute, nice shot!
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02/18/2011 12:09:55 PM
Neat idea.
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02/17/2011 03:10:13 PM
ROFL how many of those sweets did you feed that poor rat with furry tail before you got the shot hehehe. Very cute.
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02/17/2011 01:04:12 AM
Very cute!
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02/16/2011 10:50:03 AM
cute cute.. is that squirrel really holding the candy correct? Or a PS trick.. I'm ez I choose to believe the squirrel is holding the candy so I can read it!
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02/15/2011 09:16:44 PM
priceless! addition: i would've called this 'fur you' . :-) 8
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02/15/2011 07:14:10 PM
this look nice
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02/15/2011 07:12:17 PM
too good....excellent
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02/15/2011 05:27:52 PM
Excellent. Wow. really good. Smells like a ribboner to me so far (23% of the way in). It looks like it's presenting you with the thing. Awesome.
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02/15/2011 12:03:17 PM
That is adorable! Great shot
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02/15/2011 10:28:01 AM
This is really clever, I am assuming you added the heart in later. Great idea! One of my top picks.
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02/15/2011 10:18:17 AM
Brilliant use of expert editing!!
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02/15/2011 09:18:37 AM
I LOVE this!!!!!!!!!
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02/15/2011 09:11:05 AM
So cute!!
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