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A Duck of a Different Colour
A Duck of a Different Colour
mariomel


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Challenge: Rubber Ducky (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: My Kitchen
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Aperture: F 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

OK, so it's not a "duck" but it is a rubber duckie, in the likeness of Vladimir Guererro, of the EX-Expos. It was a give-away at a game a few years back. Part of the 2003 Sports Ducks series.

My kids ate all the green grapes yesterday, but fortunately, my wife bought more today. Yeah!

OK, so the background's not blue: it does have some blue in it though. It doesn't say that it has to be "ALL" blue, does it?

I have 3 light sources: 2 stobes, one at each side, a tungsten from behind to light the BG (photo from my son's collection of stuff). I also have a flashlight to create the "moon" on the background.

I'll probably get DQed because it's not a duck. Oh well, it's all just for fun anyway.

Used 28-135 IS @ 85mm.

In PS: very slight crop, levels, saturation, contrast, Neat Image (the BG image was grainy), resize, USM, Gaussian blur.

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 125
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Views during voting: 643
Votes: 349
Comments: 17
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04/08/2005 11:53:44 PM
This is just so awesome I want to weep. In fact i amk weeping.
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04/07/2005 10:09:14 PM
Sorry, but this figure isn't even trying to pass as a duck! and then while trying to ignore the "bobble-head" feel to the it, I realized the background didn't work for me either (not blue, and not a ballfield.)
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04/07/2005 11:36:00 AM
I like the image but I don't know if it meets the guide lines of the challenge.
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04/05/2005 08:42:07 PM
Reflections on the "duck" make it look cartoonish. I do like the distortion in the water.
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04/05/2005 11:48:19 AM
Nice background. Cool duck.
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04/04/2005 10:28:18 PM
great!! 10
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04/04/2005 01:07:44 AM
interesting
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04/02/2005 04:37:34 PM
whoa! baseball duck!!! whats with the glare though?
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04/02/2005 02:10:29 PM
Very cute and creative! The only thing I'd change is not having the blue stripe in the bowl, it's a bit distracting for me. :) !
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04/02/2005 10:19:23 AM
clever
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04/02/2005 07:32:38 AM
Too bad the Expos closed down :-( Great pic!
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04/02/2005 05:12:25 AM
well, that's a collector's item ;-)
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04/02/2005 02:36:34 AM
Nice job!

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04/02/2005 02:21:21 AM
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04/02/2005 01:46:36 AM
I love the colors. It almost looks like a studio shot.
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04/02/2005 12:27:37 AM
this works really well as a work of art! i dont know how you did your set up but this is really awesome and different! and the duck almost looks like it painted, especially in parts of the face. i really like the colors here as well. a rare work of art here on dpc! 9
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04/02/2005 12:06:00 AM
Let's Go Nats! :)
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