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Etiquette Lesson #24:  How to use a fork
2nd PlaceEtiquette Lesson #24: How to use a fork
vawendy


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Challenge: Knife Fork Spoon II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Jun 28, 2011
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2011


[Jul. 8th, 2011 09:56:15 AM]

Ok. I give up. I like taking squirrel shots!!!

I tried other shots:

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So I really did try to avoid the squirrel. But it called to me. It said "we want forks!!"

How could I resist?

I tried over 4 days. And NO These squirrels aren't tame!!

They do come down on my deck, but most of the time they grab something and turn around, or worse, they grab it and run off with it!! I currently have 8 pieces of silverware somewhere out in my backyard. Here's an example of why:

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7 different times he grabbed the fork and ran off into the trees with it.

I tried for 4 days, usually a couple of hours each day. I adored this shot, but it was too fuzzy to save:

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Here's a couple more from the shoots:

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I should really go find the silverware -- I forgot it was all out there until I started typing this up...

6.8 with 91 votes, 2 favs and 19 comments. I'm so incredibly pleased. I figured that sooner or later I would get pummeled for entering a squirrel, or banned, or something! But I really have fun with these shots.

Thanks, all!! :)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.8279
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.1515
Avg (non-participants): 7.0787
Views since voting: 4496
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 122
Comments: 48
Favorites: 6 (view)


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07/14/2011 09:27:00 PM
i love your squirrel shots .. DONT STOP .. !!
and congrats on another amazing and endearing shot .. and of course the ribbon .. :)
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07/12/2011 11:50:32 PM
Congrats on the red Wendy! Great story and a cool shot.
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07/12/2011 04:22:50 AM
I love your squirrel shots Wendy. They are always amazing. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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07/11/2011 11:05:48 PM
What an effort you put forth! I love your work Wendy, congrats on another ribbon!
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07/11/2011 10:48:41 PM
hahaha Love it even more after reading your silverware story!!!
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07/11/2011 08:59:26 PM
Did you get the forks back yet? You should use those fancy plastic ones that are silver and look real! Then you won't have to worry when they wander off with them. Very cute. Congrats on another ribbon. Have you caught Timfy yet? :-)
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07/11/2011 05:57:54 PM
Great shot, great read.
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07/11/2011 12:19:32 PM
Congratulations!! Absolutely perfect!
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07/11/2011 11:59:29 AM
And there she goes... racing by... *sigh*

Congrats, friend! This is adorable!
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07/11/2011 11:51:25 AM
So actually there IS a DPC formula for Wendy: shoot squirrel, win ribbon

Congrats on having found your "thing". And for the ribbon
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07/11/2011 11:46:43 AM
Fantastic stuff,Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/11/2011 11:03:32 AM
Ha Ha. So totally wonderful. You and I should start a "We Love Squirrels" club.
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07/11/2011 10:14:37 AM
you are the 'squirrel whisperer' ! heehee
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07/11/2011 10:11:48 AM
ahhhh haaaaa...great job Wendy!!! Knew it would place!! 101 ways to photograph squirrels!!!
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07/11/2011 08:49:30 AM
Well worth the 8 I gave it, Wendy! Now get out a ladder and go find the cutlery! :-)
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07/11/2011 08:33:59 AM
Awesome, as always :-) Sorry about the lost silverware LOL.
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07/11/2011 06:22:50 AM
Embrace the squirrel. You will not get pummeled entering a squirrel picture that is as creative, well executed and hilariously titled as the ones like this. And, it's not like you are a one-trick pony. When I go to your profile my system shows your seven top scoring pictures -- only one squirrel in the bunch. Shoot whatever strikes you, Wendy. You are doing well. Congrats on the ribbon.
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07/11/2011 01:18:18 AM
I'll never get sick of your squirrels or birds (or any pic you take)! I love your squirrels!!! (and all you do)! Congrats on another well deserved ribbon.
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07/11/2011 12:43:50 AM
you are the squirrel whisperer...
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07/11/2011 12:15:16 AM
WTG Wendy.
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07/11/2011 12:15:08 AM
We all told you so, looks like no one is sick of squirrels yet. congrats!
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07/11/2011 12:12:12 AM
This is sooooo cute! Congrats on the ribbon!
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07/11/2011 12:06:25 AM
Hehehe... :-}
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2011 11:53:17 PM
He still looks drunk. :P
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07/10/2011 11:15:33 PM
Where are all these tame squirrels coming from?
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07/09/2011 06:56:34 PM
Oh Wendy.... Only you. I really like how his tongue is sticking out. Too adorable!!
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07/09/2011 06:34:28 PM
Funny, and good picture.
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07/09/2011 11:25:30 AM
Funny
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07/08/2011 08:57:02 PM
This is a personal thing, & maybe it's because of where I'm from... but all the squirrels make me feel...*blech*
On to the photo- I like the choice in depth of field here. The sharpened fur of the arms and face are a nice contrast to the tail.
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07/08/2011 08:00:55 PM
I think you hit upon the right idea!! Train a cute squirrel to do what you want for 6 months, then use the squirrel to ace the challenges for the next 6 months! lol. I can't honestly imagine how you do so well with squirrels. This one's too cute - cuter than the Absolut challenge. And the title!! Perfect!
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07/08/2011 09:20:48 AM
Yup the cute vote :) Very creative. Peanut butter on the fork? Has he got a social security number yet? What about employee benefits? Keep 'em coming, squirrel and all.
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07/07/2011 02:25:37 PM
I don't know how you got this, but you deserve an 8 just for the capture. Add in the great light and detail and I have to give you a 9!
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07/06/2011 01:02:08 PM
or "Red Neck Dishwasher"
Cute shot - something on there 'es interested in getting off...
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07/06/2011 03:15:45 AM
who wouldn't laugh at this? Can't wait for his next adventure!
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07/05/2011 02:10:12 PM
Nice
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07/05/2011 02:01:43 PM
:D adorable! i think i know who this is... like everyone else will probably guess...
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07/05/2011 12:00:30 PM
very cute, Wendy! 8 how long did it take you to get the squirel to lick whatever-it-is (peanut butter?) off the fork?
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07/05/2011 10:28:34 AM
LOL cute.
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07/05/2011 05:46:52 AM
I have to admit this is a good one! Are they trained? :)
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07/04/2011 06:06:34 PM
Love love love it! The little tongue is too cute!
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07/04/2011 03:13:59 PM
Be careful. With all the food you keep feeding him he's not going to be able to maintain his figure for these photo shoots...
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07/04/2011 01:25:50 PM
Brought to you by the VAWendy School of Squirrel Training? The bizarreness of this is off the scale.
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07/04/2011 08:39:55 AM
LOL!!! Wendy?
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07/04/2011 01:18:30 AM
Yeah, this will ribbon, Wendy. You'll have to organize a search party to retrieve all your silverware.
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07/04/2011 12:33:57 AM
Cuteness factor off the scale!!! Great close up, never seen a squirrles tounge before!
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07/04/2011 12:18:04 AM
I hope the squirrel knows how famous he is!
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07/04/2011 12:17:07 AM
Oh No!! This is too cute. Wendy is that you?
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07/04/2011 12:16:46 AM
I am so glad we're starting after this challenge. That tongue is... adorable.


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