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 This image was disqualified from the Rat's-Eye Perspective challenge.
"Don't do it, Cynthia! Remember Harry!"

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rat's-Eye Perspective (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Aug 21, 2019
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/6
Date Uploaded: Aug 21, 2019

This is NOT a real rat (of course).

And, I put the inside dogs outside while I carefully set the trap... holding my breath the whole time.

Scared me almost to death when it tripped by accident. This is a rat trap... not a tiny mouse trap (although the size of the rat makes it look small).
I think it would have broken my fingers if I'd gotten caught in it!

DPC is not for the faint of heart!


I'm sure that there will be many rat traps on the floor shots... So be it. It's all I can think of for this topic. I did want to shoot it in a restaurant's kitchen (like the movie "Ratatouille"), but... I don't have one of those...

Disqualification Details
You MAY include existing artwork in your entry, but photo-realistic artwork such as printed photos, monitor images or realistic illustrations must either be clearly presented as artwork or used only as a minor supporting element. Using photo-realistic artwork to simulate physical objects or backgrounds that provide the primary impact of an entry will be grounds for disqualification.

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Views during voting: 97
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09/06/2019 02:29:29 PM
Thinking about this again, this image without the rat would still have done well. It is similar to the glass at Thanksgiving - the glass without the background would make no sense but the background could still do well in the challenge :)
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09/06/2019 02:43:24 AM
Commiserations on the DQ. 8 from me .. and I can tell it's not a real rat. Harsh rule enforcement imo. Creativity ought to be rewarded.
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09/05/2019 02:55:15 PM
Oh.. harsh DQ... not sure I was aware of that rule
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09/03/2019 02:11:28 PM
Nice idea, Lydia. Reminds of ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' cutout, I wonder what he is up to these days
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09/03/2019 07:53:18 AM
looking at it again.. you cut that out of a print?! - Amazing effort and well deserved top 5.

For my entry, I took my camera out of my bag on my walk to the office (in London) and fired of a quick snap :)
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09/02/2019 10:23:30 PM
Ditto what Anita said, my favorite of the challenge
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09/02/2019 08:58:23 PM
Congrats Lydia. This was now of my choices to ribbon. Couldn't have been more on topic. Thankfully no rodents or humans were hurt in the making!
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09/02/2019 01:21:39 AM
That was my top score. I had a similar idea but couldn't find a realistic looking rat.
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09/02/2019 12:42:45 AM
That is a really good fake rat!

I really thought this would take the blue. Great processing and light coming through the kitchen.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/01/2019 11:21:04 PM
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09/01/2019 10:51:39 PM
Loving this, bump.
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09/01/2019 06:51:26 PM
Haha.... good one, how did you do that? Iím thinking maybe itís not a real rat!

My top pick... bumping up. That title cracked me up
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08/31/2019 11:00:47 AM
too fabulous..
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08/31/2019 07:06:27 AM
Hilarious! Well done! My pick for red in this challenge.
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08/27/2019 01:52:08 PM
love it.. should be up there in the top IMO
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08/26/2019 10:06:39 PM
Go for it girl a short life but fun ...
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