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Amelia Bedelia Dresses the Turkey
Amelia Bedelia Dresses the Turkey
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: You're Doing It Wrong (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Garage
Date: Nov 20, 2012
Aperture: 4.00
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Humorous, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 21, 2012

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Anyone who is familiar with the Amelia Bedelia children's books knows that the character takes instructions very literally. In one of the books she is told to dress the chickens, dust the furniture and draw the curtains when the afternoon sun is strongest. So of course she dresses the chickens in cute outfits, spreads make-up powder (dust) on the furniture, and draws a picture of the curtains:-)

My friend, Leslie, agreed to be the model for Amelia Bedelia. We both loved those books from our childhood. Hopefully, others will fondly remember those books too.

The turkey was a ten pounder that I put in a red dress. We had to really wash our hands after handling it because as you see it is still raw. It was a fun 1/2 hour shoot:-) Our dog, Sirius, was watching the whole time just eyeing the turkey:-)

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 46
Avg (all users): 6.3525
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 5.7879
Avg (non-participants): 6.5618
Views since voting: 1848
Views during voting: 355
Votes: 122
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/30/2012 06:38:17 AM
Way to go - I love this one. Congrats on 10th!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/29/2012 10:55:55 PM
Hahaha this shot really makes me laugh because I had a friend whose most embarrassing moment was when she thought (when she was 12) that dressing the chicken meant putting clothes on it and her family never let her live it down .. thanks for the great chuckle and the memory - ohh and you did a great job photographing it too - a 9 from me for the laugh and for your great work.
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11/29/2012 10:55:32 PM
:) Love it.
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11/29/2012 10:11:56 PM
...and she's so cute and ready for her Christmas portraits in her little red dress!
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11/29/2012 10:03:37 PM
Great concept; the skin softening is a little too much, but the idea is great.
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11/29/2012 09:34:41 PM
OMG, Amelia Bedelia! I'd forgotten all about her. Have no idea if she actually did this in any of the books but it's certainly something she would do. What a hoot :-). Thanks for the memories, and the smile!
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11/29/2012 05:36:59 PM
Move over Martha Stewart!
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11/29/2012 04:29:09 PM
nice smile
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11/29/2012 07:23:18 AM
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sooper!
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11/29/2012 06:27:59 AM
Great concept ;)
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11/28/2012 03:49:29 PM
Excellent entry. One of my ribbon picks.
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11/28/2012 10:12:47 AM
Elegant and goofy in the same shot, ya don't see that every day.
Great colors they really POP.
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11/27/2012 04:35:50 PM
Haha! Wonderful play on words. Well done.
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11/23/2012 10:42:21 PM
Completely awesome. Great color choices and huge points for humor.
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11/23/2012 01:28:00 AM
This is too funny. Fabulous, hilarious concept, with maybe just a touch too much contrast.
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11/23/2012 12:37:49 AM
HA HA HA HA HA
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