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Handfull of New Life
Handfull of New Life
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Challenge: Life II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: Faye McNeeken, Forrest Glen, Qld. Australia
Date: Dec 2, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Emotive, Animals
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2006

I was fortunate to be able to go out to a poultry breeder, who had baby chickens, gooselings, and ducklings from one day old. My choice to use for this photo, just had to be this little two day old duckling. It was love at first site. If they stayed like this, and never grew up, I would have taken him home with me.

He just sat so perfectly in the palm of the hands of the breeder. His life was just starting, at two days of age, so cute and so precious.

The breeder who produced this young duckling, is quite renowned for her baby ducklings, and have appeared in many national commercials, and also movies here in Australia.
Faye McNeeken, Forrest Glen, Qld. Australia.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.5342
Avg (commenters): 7.5417
Avg (participants): 6.4348
Avg (non-participants): 6.5758
Views since voting: 2318
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 234
Comments: 51
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/09/2008 06:45:14 PM
awwww! hellooo babyyy =]
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01/13/2007 12:14:46 PM
great picture and a great idea good work
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12/18/2006 02:04:27 AM
The hands absolutely make this shot. I mean, the duckling's cute, but the hands add so much character. Well done!
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12/17/2006 05:19:24 PM
Loved this one. Congratulations on your 9th place.
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12/15/2006 08:38:52 PM
Ah... so cute!!! :-)

Congrats on the top 10 score!
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12/15/2006 07:47:11 PM
Way to go SISTER, such a sweet shot, I think I know those hands.. great choice for the challenge!!
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12/15/2006 07:17:53 PM
I found my sparkle, it was there all the time, just hidden from view for awhile.
My little star, beside my little duckling, makes me very happy.....
Thank you everyone.....

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments, and huge support you all give me.....

I am truely blessed each and everyday for DPC and it wonderful members.....
12/15/2006 04:55:16 PM
Shez, way to GO!!!! You so deserved to be in the top 10 with this one! CONGRATULATIONS! You're awesome, and so is this adorable photo!

Congratulations!!!!!

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12/15/2006 03:07:20 PM
Got bumped up to the 10th spot! :)
Congratulations! :)
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12/15/2006 02:20:53 PM
Come on Sherryl; hurry up and ribbon. The anticipation is killing me! :)
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12/15/2006 02:10:03 PM
Congrats on your 10th! way to go!
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12/15/2006 02:14:50 AM
Wow, fancy finishing way up there, must be the ducks goood looks....
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12/14/2006 07:06:07 AM
Well done Shez! Your highest rated pic line on your profile page is really filling out quite nicely with some great scores. Well done on 11th place. Keep up the good work!
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12/14/2006 06:46:12 AM
YEAH!! 11th Place!! Awesome sister!!! Very nicely done - a lovely sweet image. Nice job!
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12/13/2006 11:04:18 PM
bravo on your top 20 placement!!!! WAY TO GO!!!
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12/13/2006 07:32:10 PM
Sherryl, this is a beautiful picture. Congratulations on the 9th place!

Message edited by author 2006-12-16 13:26:24.
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12/13/2006 06:56:25 PM
What a great shot, Shez. Congrats on 11th spot.

eta: make that 10th spot : )

Message edited by author 2006-12-15 23:26:16.
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12/13/2006 06:23:14 PM
Ah, lovely finish! Didn't realize this was yours, shez!
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12/13/2006 09:19:37 AM
11th place! Contratulations Shez on a truly adorable fantastic photo and such a wonderful finish!!!

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12/13/2006 08:49:48 AM
Congrats on 11th place! This is a gorgeous photo. :)
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12/13/2006 07:39:08 AM
What a beautiful picture. Congratulations on a great finish.
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12/13/2006 05:07:43 AM
Great finish, Shez and a gorgeous entry. Congratulations !!!!!
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12/13/2006 02:47:48 AM
Congrats on your 11th place finish! Go Outcasts!
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12/13/2006 12:52:29 AM
congrats on top 10, cute image!

Message edited by author 2006-12-16 13:10:28.
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12/13/2006 12:44:24 AM
Congratulations on your top score...such a darling image. Great composition. I love the old and the new.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/12/2006 11:40:25 PM
A new life sits well protected in old hands. Lovely colours and a wonder-ful composition.
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12/12/2006 10:52:24 PM
oh how cute....how did you get that ducky to sit in your hands...what a beautiful meaning of life!!!
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12/12/2006 03:06:29 PM
Cool
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12/12/2006 08:21:14 AM
Lovely image, pleasant colors and a cute little (non rubber) ducky. Bumping up 1.
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12/12/2006 02:56:03 AM
Really nice! I hope you ribbon. Unlike some other pics of animals that were also technically superb, this one distinguishes itself by meeting the "celebratory" requirement of the challenge through, in this case, the image of the older human hands cradling the new life in a protective way. For me, the gentle protection equates to value which implies celebration. Very nice. One of very few 10s I'm giving this time.
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12/11/2006 10:38:37 AM
Nice picture. I know it is basic editing and you couldn't have done this, but selective sharpening would really be neat I think. Keep the feathers soft and the eye/bill sharper? Anyway I'm obviously not lowering the score because of that, just a thought.
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12/10/2006 10:49:46 PM
great! it has a very cozy feel to it- innocence carefully wrapped in experienced hands. like that
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12/10/2006 10:16:09 PM
nice image...would have liked to have seen the whole thumb, but that's minor, very good
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12/10/2006 07:23:36 PM
Beautiful, I can just about feel the warmth of the little body in my hands.
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12/10/2006 03:31:40 PM
I like the contrast of 'older' hands with the new life. Beautiful!
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12/10/2006 11:13:16 AM
In my opinion this could win a ribbon. Good luck. Good compisition and photo. Background colour is complementary to the darker patches on the duckling.
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12/10/2006 01:07:17 AM
Nice contrast of new and "older". Great color saturation on the duckling
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12/09/2006 09:12:45 PM
This indeed a lovely capture. A slight desaturation of the red would have given this image even more strength. 7
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12/09/2006 06:47:34 PM
Ok. . now that my heart has turned to mush, how am I supposed to get anything done! This is so CUTE! That little fellow looks so content and safe in those rough, protective hands. What an emotive shot! 10
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12/09/2006 01:00:37 PM
beautiful shot!
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12/08/2006 02:22:36 PM
The delicate nature of the hands holding the chick take this to a level beyond just being another cute photo of a baby something or another. Don't know if it's just me or not, but the red in the hands seems to be overly saturated to the point of distracting from the chick.
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12/08/2006 01:19:40 PM
This is a beautiful juxtaposition between old and new. The colors are very sharp and focus crisp. 9.
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12/08/2006 02:36:56 AM
Nice texture and contrasts.7
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12/07/2006 09:14:35 PM
I like the idea that the hands belong to an elderly person. To me it says "The old and the new". 7
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12/07/2006 03:44:17 PM
Oh God, that is SOOO cute! But I shall put my delight in the subject to one side to rate the photo: excelent depth of field, with all the duckling and most of the hands in focus, with the background thrown completely out; good sharp focus on the eye; pleasing composition. And it is cute...
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12/07/2006 05:47:17 AM
hands are to red... distract the main point of the baby duck....
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12/07/2006 02:59:52 AM
Cute little ducky! A bit overexposed on his head but cute
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12/06/2006 03:13:20 PM
Very nice, the old hands and in them the new life, great.
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12/06/2006 02:59:55 PM
Perfect for Life!!! 10.
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12/06/2006 05:17:49 AM
so sweet!! this yellow color is so joyful and light
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12/06/2006 04:31:03 AM
OOOooooooHHHHhhhhhh, a great image of new life, with good contrasts between the hands and the duckling, composition is good, and use of the rules...Top Shelf
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