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in flagrante de ducko
in flagrante de ducko
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Self Portrait IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Japan, at home
Date: May 13, 2006
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Nude, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2006

Japanese bath - nice and deep.
I had my remote control trigger in a plastic bag so it wouldn't get wet.

Only light was the bathroom light. I had WB set to tungsten, but still used the Color cast changer in PS Elements.

Post Challenge: Well, that's three comments about me looking like Jean Reno. He's fairly well-known here in Japan - so I get that comment every now and then. BUT, he has a large hooked nose whereas mine's beautiful - and he's at least 12 years older than me...

Statistics
Place: 64 out of 236
Avg (all users): 6.2702
Avg (commenters): 6.9412
Avg (participants): 6.0076
Avg (non-participants): 6.4935
Views since voting: 2204
Views during voting: 477
Votes: 285
Comments: 42
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/28/2006 01:22:19 PM
OMG, this is priceless! I love this shot! First, the photographic comments - it's clean, well lit, nicely balanced light-wise (good choice using tungsten) and nicely balanced compositionally, too. I even like the pale yellow border that echoes the line/moulding of the tub wall. Second - the self-portrait part - this tells me that you have one heckuva sense of humor and a sense of just plain fun! Awesome job, David!
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05/27/2006 06:07:35 AM
Hey Pug, funny shot. I like it. Looking at the picture and thinking Jean Reno, then read your comments. So now it's 4.
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05/26/2006 11:19:09 AM
Man, I bet you hate the movie 'Wasabi'... It's pretty popular here in TW too... Comes on the TV quite often and there's always a copy of it in every video store...

Being a pretty major fan of Jean Reno myself (actually, I like his characters but I can't stand some of the movies he picks... probably more like most...), I would say that the facial expression captures some of the better qualities in his style...

It looks so very Franco-Italian...

Of course, your intent was not to portray Jean, but to portray yourself...

On that, I think you did very well... Indeed, seeing as the first thing that jumps to my mind is Jean, I would say that you pretty much nailed the technicals...

This should have scored a fair bit higher IMHO...

Keep it up!
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05/26/2006 07:12:02 AM
Man, this so looks like a shot of Jean Reno, the French actor. Do you get that sometimes?
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05/26/2006 03:16:19 AM
The expression on this is great. I'm surprised this didn't place higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2006 10:43:48 PM
priceless expression, i like the border
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05/25/2006 08:47:02 PM
konichiwa! ohisashi burides David-san ;)
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05/25/2006 05:06:02 PM
you made me smile!
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05/25/2006 01:36:07 PM
Very Funny! 9
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05/25/2006 12:49:48 PM
funny 9
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05/25/2006 12:43:53 PM
Ah the guilty pleasure of those alluring yellow rubber duckies! Well done!
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05/23/2006 06:33:00 PM
You clearly have a rapport with your models - who seem to positively adore you. This insight into your private life is brave and revealing - although you seem to be slightly indignant that you've intruded on your own special moment with this self-portrait.

Good use of space to highlight your desolate - no, tragic - social condition.

; )
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05/23/2006 06:57:50 AM
This is a great photograph.... Briljant, with a perfect look on the face. A moment of being yourself. Cool that the little duck on the side of the bath is asking for some attention (play with me too)....

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05/23/2006 12:15:17 AM
Nice one
I like this 7
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05/22/2006 10:38:38 PM
Excellent light and details! Great work.
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05/22/2006 04:57:44 PM
Wonderful!
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05/22/2006 12:49:18 PM
funny
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05/22/2006 08:10:12 AM
great -
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05/20/2006 10:52:25 AM
Great expression - like someone just walked in on you!
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05/20/2006 10:47:28 AM
Funny... :o)
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05/20/2006 05:50:01 AM
Bwwwwaaahahahaha! Not only is this hilarious, it is very well done. Nice work :)
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05/20/2006 12:47:34 AM
You look like that french actor who's in the Da Vinci code. I'm sure you've gotten this comment at least 7 times by now.

Sweet duckies
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05/19/2006 11:32:48 PM
You quack me up...
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05/19/2006 11:16:41 PM
I wanted to leave a comment that expalined what I like about this photo. Unfortunately I cant. I just like it.
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05/19/2006 07:08:21 PM
Very cute. Love the "who me?" expression on your face!
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05/19/2006 06:47:31 PM
Jean Reno, really! :)
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05/19/2006 06:36:13 PM
LMAO! This one will be in the forums later :-)
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05/19/2006 06:14:27 PM
Cool look! You really achieved that surprise effect.
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05/19/2006 02:35:07 PM
this looks wrong but i like it!
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05/19/2006 01:55:21 PM
hehe
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05/19/2006 10:58:28 AM
great light excellent pic... although I gotta say even though I am a woman I still prefer looking at images of women in a bath rather than men there's just something WRONG about a man and his ducky LMAO well done excellent SP
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05/19/2006 10:28:59 AM
Great expression, but also very funny!
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05/19/2006 10:28:35 AM
very humorous, out of the box.
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05/19/2006 09:41:52 AM
You still play with rubber ducks! How embarrasing! Just kidding ofcourse, hehe, I do the same :p
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05/19/2006 09:36:01 AM
what is it with all of these ducks???!!!! good shot and an interesting place to shoot it
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05/19/2006 08:01:07 AM
Clever idea, nicely executed.
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05/19/2006 05:24:23 AM
Boys and their toys :)
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05/19/2006 02:57:01 AM
Ha ha ha - very funny. I love your expression. 9 from me
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05/19/2006 02:48:21 AM
is it the squeeky kind? :)
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05/19/2006 01:23:11 AM
not much cuter than a naked man in a tub playing with his rubber duckies. lol
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05/19/2006 12:24:31 AM
CUTE!!! Love the expression. Great focus. God, you look like a younger Billy Joel here!!
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05/19/2006 12:09:05 AM
HeeHee... cute!
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