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Boiled Crawfish
2nd PlaceBoiled Crawfish
carsten


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Recipe (Food) (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Home
Date: Oct 15, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2003

INGREDIENTS
1 Sack live crawfish (36-42lbs)
16oz (1 can) salt
16oz Liquid Crawfish Crab and Shrimp Boil Concentrate
1 dozen lemons, cut in half
1 dozen ears of corn, cut in half
3-5lbs small, red potatoes washed but not peeled
6 cloves of garlic, cut in half and cleaned
Water to cover 1/2 to 2/3 of the pot
Dill

Large boiling pot
Bring water to a boil.
Add seasonings, allow to boil at least 5 minutes,
Add crawfish to water at a rolling boil.
Cook 10-15 minutes or until crawfish start to float.
Allow to soak at least 15-20 minutes (the longer they soak, the spicier and more flavorful they will be!).
Remove from water and enjoy!

You can add anything else you want to the boil...use your imagination!
Cooking water can be used over and over, adding seasonings when the batches begin to loose flavor. Do not use water that has been cooled completely though - start a new pot!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 58
Avg (all users): 7.4747
Avg (commenters): 8.4412
Avg (participants): 7.0870
Avg (non-participants): 7.6339
Views since voting: 5094
Votes: 158
Comments: 56
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/04/2003 06:39:15 AM
Hej!
Grattis till andraplatsen!
Fin bild! Det vattnas i munnen!
Finns det sådana i Värnamo
Hälsningar Mats
10/28/2003 09:22:58 AM
Congrats on your win! Excellent focus! Made me hungry and crawfish season is overrrr! I like the dill, breaks up the red nicely.
10/24/2003 10:51:13 AM
Congrats, Carsten!
We have a crawfish feed every year here. They are pretty good!
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10/23/2003 07:27:09 PM
Great shot...congratulations on your win.
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10/23/2003 11:14:01 AM
Grats on the ribbon. Excellent shot :)
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10/23/2003 09:04:16 AM
Congrats on the win - I'll have to try making this some day!
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10/23/2003 07:11:48 AM
Hey Carsten good on ya! Now you have a red ribbon to break up that blue/yellow monotony in your profile. And you've made your mark on the 10D profile page as well. Prost!
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10/23/2003 06:25:39 AM
Congrats! Makes me want to go down south and grab a bite. I rated you an 8 and was right.
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10/23/2003 01:20:27 AM
Congratulations, Carsten!!!!!
Today with -7C, if warms sthe body to think about the summer and all the parties eating KRÄFTOR!!!!!!
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10/23/2003 01:14:58 AM
Grattis Carsten! Så glad för din skull och grattis till en fantastisk bild. Och nu blev jag suger på kräftor även om klockan är bara lite över sju på morgonen...
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10/23/2003 12:34:18 AM
Congrats! I thought you were for sure the winner... <G>
really fine shot.
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10/23/2003 12:29:19 AM
Nice work Carsten! Looks yummy!
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10/23/2003 12:14:34 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!!! This was one of my top two and the other one got yellow!!! Very nice!
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10/23/2003 12:08:00 AM
Great work Carsten. One of my best votes.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2003 07:57:07 PM
yum, and nice to accessorize with Dill
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10/22/2003 07:11:05 PM
Beautiful shot. Rich tones, lovely colours and (despite my pity for it!) a tasty looking dish. Hope it didn\'t die in vain. ;) [10]

Congrats on the blue ribbon...
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10/22/2003 04:09:51 PM
Very nice, great detail and I really like the dof. 10 (even though by doing this I'm sure I'm shooting myself in the foot! Good luck,
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10/22/2003 03:45:58 PM
yummm! great color and DOF...lighting is perfect!
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10/22/2003 12:58:04 PM
This doesnt look very appetizing to me personally, but the image is really good. It has a nice bright redness, which really highlights the garnish. The use of dof works well too. The lighting seems spot on also. Not sure i can see much here to improve on.
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10/21/2003 07:17:06 PM
Great photo, but I would have to leave the table if this were served to me! I like mine already out of the shell. 9
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10/21/2003 11:43:43 AM
I like the colour contrasts in this - with the green/ blue background - good choice of focus. Maybe the foreground leaves are distracting and spoil the 'lead in' but that is minor.
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10/21/2003 03:13:19 AM
Fit to be in any restaurant magazine depicting it's cuisine. Beautifully done.
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10/21/2003 01:24:38 AM
I think this one is one of the best. Maybe "The best". I just love it.
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10/20/2003 07:23:14 PM
My second highest rated shot of the week. Would be higher if the foreground wasn't so distracting. Great image. 9
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10/19/2003 09:37:25 PM
I like it. The focus is right where it should be, Those eyes saying "come on and eat me"!
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10/19/2003 09:19:07 AM
To eat it, or be eaten by it, that is the question. Nice photo.
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10/19/2003 07:31:53 AM
Nice composition and DOF. Excellent contrast too. I'm not normally keen on food that looks back at me, but this is an excellent shot.
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10/18/2003 07:27:50 PM
Great closeup of the crawfish. The greens mixed with the red color of the main subject helps to give great interest to the shot. The pictures shows all the textures on the crawfish (bumps and ridges). I like how you positioned the head making the eyes look right at you.
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10/18/2003 12:08:45 PM
Beautiful detail in the crawfish face and legs. How can you eat something that is looking at you with such an expression? In my view, the garnish in the background adds to the picture; the garnish in the front should either have been placed to keep it in focus or removed.
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10/18/2003 05:23:04 AM
I have never eaten crawfish before but this photo certainly makes it look appealing :) = 10
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10/17/2003 11:58:39 PM
Very nice shot indeed. The focus on the crawfish's head has worked really well when you then look at the locus on the green stuff.
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10/17/2003 04:00:52 PM
Even though I don\'t really like crawdads, this is the best shot in here so far, 10. Really cookbook cover quality!!
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10/17/2003 02:15:06 PM
outstanding! even the look on his face is good. excellent focus and the garnish makes him look like a boiled crawfish in his natural habitat. or something :)
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10/17/2003 12:29:53 PM
Gorgeous.. A bit freaky though. He looks like he's glaring at me.
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10/17/2003 11:20:16 AM
all the redness looks like the anger he is showing, good portrait. Although I would not eat him......gr Doginroom
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10/17/2003 10:13:32 AM
My favorite picture even though I have never eaten a crawfish. THis one seems t be daring me to try. The sprigs of greaan give a nice touch of color, the border is well done. Technically lovely, perfect focus and nice DOF to make those accusing eyes really stand out. All leading lines point towards the eyes.
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10/16/2003 11:13:17 PM
Very nice presentation of an ugly beast. I really like how you have his face in focus and the dof kind of trickling off from there. I also like how a little bit of the garnish is also in focus. the bottom left corner is a little busy with the different directions of the out of focus leaves, but it doesn't take away horribly from the main subject. Very nice detail in his face. You show us the textures really well. Nice shot. ~Heather~

UPDATE: I had already given this a 9, but after reviewing the other submissions, I have no doubt this will be in the top 3. Good work.
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10/16/2003 10:35:48 PM
YUM!!!! 10
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10/16/2003 09:45:20 PM
Very nice composition.
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10/16/2003 09:38:53 PM
Good color, and I ike the lacy look of the dillweed.
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10/16/2003 09:36:40 PM
HEY! HE IS STARING AT ME! LOL! One of the reasons I don't eat crawfish though I hear they are delicious. This is a wonderful shot, the colors are vibrant, the clarity is fanstistic, the subject fits the challenge without a doubt and capturing those eyes so they look right in the camera, wonderul. The only thing that bothered me about the whole this was the sprig in the front, the blurred out one, it adds to the shot but takes away at the same time. You get a 9 from me.
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10/16/2003 07:17:12 PM
Great shot! Good colors, sharp, angle is good. Very nice work. Lobster is yummy, but I can never eat 'em when they're looking at me. :-)
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10/16/2003 03:04:46 PM
Lets take a guess..mmmmm..Pitsaman?
Great pic! 10
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10/16/2003 02:53:52 PM
I can almost hear him saying, "C'mon, you're not gonna EAT me, are ya?!" Almost makes me feel guilty for loving seafood! I like the DOF here -- a very nice shot.
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10/16/2003 02:52:57 PM
Great colour and composition
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10/16/2003 12:19:23 PM
This tastes like august in Sweden! Yummy yummy!
Thank you for bringing back summer memories 10:-)
Like the DOF, it is almost like the Beast is stirring at me!
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10/16/2003 08:53:48 AM
Great color, excellent lighting. I like the DOF.
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10/16/2003 08:40:10 AM
yup, it's a 10
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10/16/2003 07:04:15 AM
Great shot. It has beutiful colors. Great composition and lighting. Good job. 9.
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10/16/2003 04:54:40 AM
Nice diagonal composition, great use of a touch of vivid green and blue to contrast with the crawfish. Detail in the eyes very good. Very professional.
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10/16/2003 03:47:43 AM
Very nice shot. Should do well. 10.

Edit: This is my pick for first.
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10/16/2003 03:09:38 AM
eww.. heh. Great closeup, fantastic brilliant colors - I like the yellow & green against the red. Not overly cluttered, great focus. Only complaint is that sprig of whatever in the lower left corner, fairly distracting. 7
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10/16/2003 03:07:24 AM
This must be a shot from Sweden! Don´t know anywhere else where people eat the crawfish with dillkronor! A very very good picture, so sharp and just perfect!

Message edited by author 2003-10-23 01:12:23.
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10/16/2003 02:16:47 AM
Very awesome photo. DOF is perfect and the focus and detail are great. Colors fit wonderfully and I like the green in the bottom corner. I had one of those things on my honeymoon and I didn't like them. The one that I had, had little red eggs all in it and it was kind of gross. Awesome shot though.
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10/16/2003 12:45:32 AM
Great shot, for some reason when I think crawfish I think Cajun.. wonderful lighting and colors are great also.
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10/16/2003 12:10:00 AM
Very nice shot. The only thing that bugs me is the green plant in the forground. Other wise..very nice.
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