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Goldfish Smoothie
Goldfish Smoothie
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Challenge: Wacky Foods (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A70
Location: Home
Date: Sep 28, 2004
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: auto
Shutter: 1/50 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Humorous
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2004

Just a note- I've had these guys for a while and love them! I would never hurt them, the blender isn't plugged in, and they were ctually in there for only a minute. Plus, they kept eating the fruit... I think they liked it!

This was hard to set up, I wish the lighting was a bit better. Maybe if I had had a little more time... I really did take this too quickly. Planning a reshoot in the future. If only spot editing were allowed in contests :)

I think it was the look on his face that made it work so well.

Thanks so much to everyone who rated it so high! I am truly honored that it was so well-accepted for its creativity!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 154
Avg (all users): 6.6190
Avg (commenters): 7.0750
Avg (participants): 6.5250
Avg (non-participants): 6.6542
Views since voting: 3214
Views during voting: 499
Votes: 294
Comments: 50
Favorites: 6 (view)


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01/14/2005 06:18:32 PM
yeah, fish will eat fruit and veggies, too.
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10/27/2004 10:17:19 PM
BBBBBeauty!! I love it!! crisp clear and colorful and the look on that fish's face "all we've been through" LOL!!!!!!!

Great shot,
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10/09/2004 11:33:58 PM
I didn't submit to this challenge so I didn't vote. This is the best! As you said, the expression on that little guys face is priceless!! Top notch work done here!!
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10/06/2004 12:31:32 PM
Who gave it only 1 ? Just blend him/her !
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10/06/2004 04:18:28 AM
Congratulations... it was truly one of the best idea in challenge.
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10/06/2004 02:18:28 AM
Its a nice idea, maybe you can make the background less "messy" in the reshoot...

:)
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10/06/2004 12:49:23 AM
Awsome green ribbon shot. Cool idea, and well executed (but still nice oh you to know that you can improve on the shot).
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10/06/2004 12:11:33 AM
Congratulations on your 4th placing with this wacky shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/05/2004 11:58:15 PM
Hilarious- especially with the expression on the fish. One of my top 5 picks in this group. The blender contents are perfectly exposed, but the hotspot on the right side and dull exposure on the left are distracting.
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10/05/2004 11:43:11 PM
Yum :)
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10/05/2004 09:29:26 PM
Love this photo. I think I would like it better with not quite as much stuff in the blender.
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10/05/2004 07:33:23 PM
Cute, a different background would have improved this a lot
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10/05/2004 02:37:54 PM
NIce idea. Could have used a better set-up (backdrop, lighting) but the idea is brilliant. Hope the goldfish werent harmed :o)
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10/04/2004 07:39:41 PM
I love it
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10/04/2004 07:22:21 PM
OMG! *gasp*

This is awesome! Someone is insanely creative. This is the first really great image I've seen in this challenge.

10!
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10/04/2004 07:50:01 AM
Go on hit that button :)
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10/04/2004 07:35:21 AM
I trust the blender was unplugged...... Great Idea
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10/03/2004 11:58:08 PM
Thats so funny. The fish looks shocked :) great idea.
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10/03/2004 08:11:46 PM
Fantastic idea! Well executed. Background is a little distracting and blown out on the right. Still it is among my favorites this challenge.
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10/03/2004 07:16:07 PM
please tell me the fish were okay when you were done.
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10/02/2004 04:07:59 PM
:) funny...the eyes of fish are cool...it looks real surprised. Would have croped just on fishes to give more impression.
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10/02/2004 12:06:10 PM
Less is more. I think you just needed to include the blender jar with the contents to make this statement. Your sheet in the background should be ironed or purposefully folded and wrinkled to break up the background. The light is hot, but you did well in trying to backlight the jar so as to minimize the reflection. - 6
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10/02/2004 11:10:52 AM
funny, but sick! I think getting rid of the motor part of the blender would have been better.
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10/02/2004 03:14:06 AM
I am laughing still :) great idea... maybe the background is distracting ---> 9
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10/02/2004 02:31:58 AM
*laugh* Hillarious.
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10/02/2004 01:21:09 AM
PETA to the rescue!!!!! Great expression on the fish, kinda says "Oh #%#!" My only complaint would be the composition. I think undue attention is drawn to the glass with the strawberry and the blue straw. Also, this glass is in shadow. Unfortunately, my eye is consistently drawn to the lower left corner, when the part of the picture that shines the most is on the other side of the photo. Great effort.
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10/01/2004 04:04:15 PM
Great idea! A shallow DOF would help to blur the background. It would have helped to have another method to light the background. Still good though but could have been much better.
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10/01/2004 01:52:00 AM
a little contrast/brightness adjustment might help wash the wrinkles out of the background
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09/30/2004 06:48:02 PM
Yummy..............Nice picture
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09/30/2004 05:40:21 PM
I love this photo!
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09/30/2004 12:19:33 PM
Good picture.
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09/30/2004 11:34:09 AM
the background and lighting aren't so hot, but the idea is fun... would've been better had you only shot the blender on a dark background,...but good effort!
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09/30/2004 08:28:20 AM
You nasty person. Those poor defenceless strawberries!!!
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09/30/2004 06:24:28 AM
Really clever! Great color and clear focus used. Maybe iron the background sheet next time. I know, picky.
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09/30/2004 04:48:22 AM
Simply amazing!
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09/30/2004 12:00:10 AM
This was an excellent idea with problems in execution. The background is the downfall. The wrinkled sheet is terrible. I would have considered a black background and direct backlight as the main light source. Very creative though.
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09/29/2004 09:52:19 PM
Good idea. Background is too distracting ie: folds in the sheet.
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09/29/2004 08:11:50 PM
This one made me a bit uncomfortable.... Although I must admit, it's a great concept.... Rethink the condition of the backdrop... Too many creases and wrinkles.
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09/29/2004 07:51:20 PM
I love this pic except for the backdrop
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09/29/2004 07:09:36 PM
This is funny. The expression on the fishies face is priceless.

The crop seems a little too tight top and bottom and I think a little more light on the left maybe through the use of a reflector would do wonders. 5
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09/29/2004 03:26:19 PM
yep, wacky, the goldfish look to be in panic. Pity about the background, next time iron out the wrinkles, or take a different material, put it out of focus, or overexpose so it becomes totally white.
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09/29/2004 03:20:21 PM
Outsstanding shot...very powerful, great composition...reminiscent of vintage SNL "wow that's great bass". my only 10. I truly hope you win
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09/29/2004 12:17:41 PM
great idea and execution
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09/29/2004 10:18:42 AM
Awesome idea. One of the beat!
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09/29/2004 09:58:22 AM
This was one of my favorites. The DOF could have been a little shallower. The creases in the cloth behind the subject are kind of distracting and the right side of the image seems to be a bit overexposed.

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09/29/2004 09:38:47 AM
Eww, not funny or nice.
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09/29/2004 06:55:41 AM
Great idea! Awesome :-) A bit bright on the right side, may want to burndown a bit. But all good 7
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09/29/2004 06:43:06 AM
Love your idea! The goldfish works the gag. I even like the styling. The blender looks cool.
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09/29/2004 04:58:13 AM
You just know this is gonna get a few comments! Well done... 7
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09/29/2004 02:12:54 AM
I think the fish says it all!!! LOL. good job
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