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Challenge: Rubber Ducky (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Location: Sydney Australia
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

taken outside at midday (Sydney Australia)
lightsources
1 sun filtered trough white paper
2 aluminum foil reflectors... one right side and one rear of the duck
editing
curves
contrast
crop
usm
add border
resize
light usm
save for web

the grapes were on a wooden skewer that was push in the squeak hole and out through the beak... the beak healed over and the squeaker still works so no ducks were really hurt during the shoot :p

the setup

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.8918
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.6164
Avg (non-participants): 6.9665
Views since voting: 8764
Views during voting: 631
Votes: 342
Comments: 40
Favorites: 0


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06/07/2006 12:54:07 AM
Very Cute Firsty, I would of prefered to see a bit more light on the duck, but overal a good result.
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04/08/2006 05:51:42 AM
I just ran across this. Great set up! What an imagination. BRAVO
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04/12/2005 08:38:07 AM
I loved this picture, it was great!! This is a well deserved ribbon, though I think it deserves a blue!!
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04/11/2005 12:25:51 PM
Love the sharpness and deep colors. Congrats!
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04/11/2005 01:38:28 AM
Congratulations on your win, wonderful image, very creative!
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04/10/2005 09:57:30 PM
thanks for all the great comments and the ribbon :)
the grapes were on a wooden skewer that was push in the squeak hole and out through the beak... the beak healed over and the squeaker still works so no ducks were really hurt during the shoot :p
04/10/2005 08:23:41 PM
I personly think this should have been first, I think it blew first and second out of the water
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04/10/2005 08:01:07 PM
how were the grapes done?
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04/09/2005 06:24:22 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon... excellent job getting it all right.
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04/09/2005 02:35:01 PM
this should of won blue ! I like the composition and clarity.
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04/09/2005 01:12:12 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!! :)
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04/09/2005 09:02:13 AM
Waahooo!!! Congrats on the ribbon!!! Well deserved!!!
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04/09/2005 07:28:01 AM
This was my winner. I think technically it was the best shot of this challenge. No flaws at all. And it was also a very creative shot. Well done.
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04/09/2005 04:21:37 AM
Very nice ! I am glad this one ribboned. Congrats !
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04/09/2005 03:06:46 AM
hehehe... congrats on the brownish ribbon! Got a nine from me - definately one of the best of the challenge.
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04/09/2005 02:07:23 AM
Super shot Keith! Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/09/2005 02:01:21 AM
Congrats on your 3rd!!! Well deserved with this great take on the challenge. Beautifully composed and awesome colours!!
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04/09/2005 01:42:02 AM
Nicely done, Firsty. Lovely entry, and congrats on the yellow, well raspberry ribbon =).
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04/09/2005 01:16:52 AM
wooohooo for you!
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04/09/2005 12:25:33 AM
This one was terrific. Loved the balancing act. Congratulations
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04/09/2005 12:11:19 AM
Now, this is real class. Vivid colors and lovely comp. Congratulations on your yellow.
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04/09/2005 12:09:47 AM
lots of solid finishes for you lately! congrats on your first goofy ribbon :P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2005 08:16:12 PM
Cute, but not overwhelmingly so.
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04/05/2005 08:20:34 AM
Very cute! :D I love the bright colors in this picture! the border brings out the blue and yellow in it very well, I think! 10
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04/05/2005 07:05:27 AM
Standout picture
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04/04/2005 10:09:47 PM
wish the grapes weren't spotty...but I love everything about the rest of this image 9
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04/04/2005 08:37:22 AM
Cool!
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04/03/2005 09:35:06 AM
What talent! =)
Neatly done! Like the choice of different sized grapes--it adds to the expectation of the next moment with its wobble quality.
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04/02/2005 10:10:25 PM
Outstanding compositional choice, and a cool idea, giving this duck some character/style. I like the richness of the blue background with the water drops, and the grapes revealing the subtle use of light sources (required for the challenge, yet not shown directly). Excellent photo for a strange challenge.
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04/02/2005 07:47:56 PM
Nice job integrating the grapes into a simple story that makes sense. Composition, lighting and color are all good. Maybe a ribbon?
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04/02/2005 04:58:18 PM
Nice color saturation.
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04/02/2005 04:43:31 PM
Pretty neat, have you been cruel and stuck a toothpick in his beak :O ?
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04/02/2005 04:04:35 PM
very original with the water being only drops and the grapes standin up like that

i like it :)
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04/02/2005 02:34:27 PM
10
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04/02/2005 10:10:01 AM
I missed up last time I tried to type my comment, so you may or may not get a partial comment from me... What I wanted to say was:
This ducky should go on David Letterman's stupid pet tricks!
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04/02/2005 04:05:46 AM
Clever! Very well done. 10
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04/02/2005 03:30:07 AM
best one so far Good luck
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04/02/2005 02:05:21 AM
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04/02/2005 02:02:29 AM
Now this is scalvert creativity.. a straight 10 from me.
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04/02/2005 01:12:01 AM
I expect to see this one in the top few.
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