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BUST A NUT
3rd PlaceBUST A NUT
sinistral_leo


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Challenge: Euphemisms (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G
Location: CT USA
Date: Feb 28, 2012
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Humorous, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2012

[Mar. 1st, 2012 05:19:23 PM]

One comment was to have less hand in it and a closer up crop of the nutcracker. Which I think would normally be true, but given the euphemism's meaning, I wanted to included the hand since it is needed to "Bust a nut" and the "nut cracker" is positioned to resemble "something else"...

Thanks for the great comments!! Just to answer some questions, I did not use the sound trigger, I just tried to time it. I think I used about 10 walnuts. since my hand was inside my light tent clean up was pretty easy and tasty...

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Place: 3 out of 89
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Views during voting: 365
Votes: 166
Comments: 32
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03/08/2012 08:23:54 PM
how did i know this would be you!!! AWESOME!!!
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03/08/2012 08:19:39 AM
Fab work!
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03/07/2012 01:31:57 PM
"clean up was pretty easy and tasty..."

LOL! Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/07/2012 01:15:34 PM
Congrats Mike! I thought this one would make it to the front page :)
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03/07/2012 10:40:25 AM
Congrats.
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03/07/2012 10:20:21 AM
Very Unique! Nice.
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03/07/2012 10:20:07 AM
I loved this shot! Was one of the greatest in the bunch! Congrats on ribboning! Well deserved!!!
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03/07/2012 08:47:53 AM
This was also one of my 10's. Love it.
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03/07/2012 07:26:10 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Buddy! This was one of my few 10s.
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03/07/2012 06:41:42 AM
Way to go Mike. Awesome finish.
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03/07/2012 03:29:35 AM
Made me cross my legs in pain, nice image and well done on the finish.
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03/07/2012 02:45:36 AM
great work mike was this with your sound trigger thing? do i recall you built it yourself?
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03/07/2012 01:25:08 AM
Congrats, Mike! Looks like your monkey spanking paid off. :P
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03/07/2012 12:51:02 AM
Congratulations. Great capture of the action.
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03/07/2012 12:03:18 AM
WOOO HOOO! Congrats! Love this!
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03/07/2012 12:01:12 AM
Yee HAW! WTG!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2012 03:28:00 PM
Excellent sharpness in this action catch.
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03/06/2012 11:50:36 AM
Hilarious. Ouch...
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03/05/2012 01:03:39 PM
Made me laugh
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03/05/2012 11:40:23 AM
ahahaha! - 8
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03/04/2012 11:56:15 PM
Almost looks 3D. Fantastic.
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03/02/2012 04:00:05 PM
Ok, yet another I hadn't heard - your photo description, whilst literal, also makes a good nod to the euphemistic meaning. Good work!
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03/02/2012 01:17:56 PM
The vintage crackers are a nice touch.
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03/02/2012 10:01:42 AM
how many nuts did you have to bust to get this moment perfect?? :D
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03/02/2012 01:11:55 AM
wonderful shot! love the DOF and the simple background. That is one busted nut!
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03/02/2012 12:25:29 AM
Great capture. Vivid image.
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03/01/2012 06:12:53 PM
Nice action capture. Lots of energy here. The shallow DOF really worked well.
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02/29/2012 01:38:41 PM
I love this idea but I really wish it had less hand in it and a closer up crop of the nutcracker
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02/29/2012 11:45:08 AM
I give this one a ten just because. Excellent technique - the motion capture says it all. Well done.
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02/29/2012 10:10:31 AM
WONDERFUL SHOT! I was wondering if someone was going to choose this euphemism. You did great shooting this one, the action is great... the actual nut coming at you (no pun intended) is well shot (another pun not intended, lol).
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02/29/2012 08:26:11 AM
HA HA HA HA HA
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02/29/2012 12:49:24 AM
Very cool, what an action filled shot!
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