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Challenge: Coffee (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Date: Mar 8, 2011
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2011

[Mar. 15th, 2011 10:55:28 PM]

So...

Everything I thought of, I figured that someone else could do better. The coffee in a cup, the coffee beans, the coffee splashes.

I wanted to come up with something different and unusual. So I thought of birds.

I thought of trying something like this shot I did a couple of years ago:
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The problem is that the squirrel keeps butting into my photos. My "self portrait without people" photo wasn't supposed to be a squirrel! This coffee photo wasn't supposed to be a squirrel! But he came anyway. He was there for just 2 or 3 shots. And I lucked out with this one. I loved his paw on the saucer and his other paw on the cup. It's an antique cup, and I was afraid that he would break it, but he was very careful.

What kind of coffee, you ask? Why hazelnut, of course!
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4th?!! Wow!! I'm so surprised! I thought this was an awesome challenge -- I loved many of the photos. I didn't think I stood a prayer of top 10, simply because of the wonderful quality of the competition. Thanks, all!! :D

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 85
Avg (all users): 6.4163
Avg (commenters): 7.6000
Avg (participants): 5.8837
Avg (non-participants): 6.5542
Views since voting: 2425
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 209
Comments: 28
Favorites: 4 (view)


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03/16/2011 03:17:14 PM
you blow me away with your squirrel and bird shots .. this is absolutely fantastic .. and i love your title .. congrats on the HM .. :)
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03/16/2011 02:15:03 PM
This is a great photo! I believe I like the squirrel better than the birds. Great job.
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03/16/2011 08:18:36 AM
hee hee - a little squirrely but I loved it. LOL Congrats.
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03/16/2011 06:47:59 AM
I knew this wasn't a shoehorn, congrats on 4th place!!!
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03/16/2011 03:30:43 AM
i can't believe this photo get a few 1's and 2's. Fantastic as always. --Rick
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03/16/2011 02:10:10 AM
This is REALLY getting old, Wendy. Squirrels. Front page. Give it a rest, will ya?

Congrats on the HM, BTW...
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03/16/2011 12:46:15 AM
You always think it's going to bomb and then it comes in with a high placement. I told you this would perform well.
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03/16/2011 12:32:05 AM
See what happens when you think something is a shoehorn, you get a HM out of it. Congrats, it was a great shot and deserved a good score.
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03/16/2011 12:19:26 AM
Told ya! Glad you entered it, now? :-)
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03/16/2011 12:14:21 AM
I love your nature shots, Wendy.
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03/16/2011 12:10:04 AM
Well, congrats on 4th, but I was sure this would win. You got my only 10 and no-one else even came close.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2011 10:12:31 PM
Another blue ribbon for Wendy? This is stunning and has to be number one. 10
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03/15/2011 08:58:02 PM
Dammit. You're going to beat me again.
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03/14/2011 09:21:45 PM
Cute, but really, what did you have in there? LOL 8
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03/13/2011 07:04:22 PM
Just a fun picture and what a catch. Love the foot on the saucer and other on the cup.
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03/13/2011 11:33:33 AM
Real cute.
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03/12/2011 07:57:59 PM
Is this a vawendy image? Who else has squirrels that conveniently do things that make them fit into multiple challenges? :-P Nice capture. Tack sharp
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03/12/2011 04:50:30 AM
I'm sure you have a squirrel farm ;)
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03/11/2011 04:27:08 PM
Amazing, how did you get the squirrel to do that.
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03/11/2011 09:51:30 AM
Coffee is for Rats ?
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03/11/2011 12:31:32 AM
i guess everyone needs some coffee
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03/10/2011 05:36:49 PM
How do you get a shot like that? I gave you and only you a 10.
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03/10/2011 06:40:46 AM
Excellent clarity, lovely subject, good shot.
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03/09/2011 03:34:46 PM
squirrel bait!!! great shot
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03/09/2011 01:50:37 PM
Hmm..intersting
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03/09/2011 12:32:14 PM
Fantastic capture! It goes to show that even the squirrels need coffee.
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03/09/2011 08:42:07 AM
Perfect focus. Excellent composition and light even though the pattern is slightly distracting, but no big deal. I love his little "hands." :) It made me smile. Oh and the catch light is terrific. 8
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03/09/2011 07:45:42 AM
Wendy, this is sooooo much better than when I looked at it on my iPhone. Love it! Such great detail in the squirrel (Topaz detail?).
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