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Challenge: What is this Pencil? (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Tom Varn Park
Date: Oct 16, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2007

okay...first of all she IS alive!
I had so much fun with this. I was pleased to see that so many of you have a great since of humor. Obviously this is not very good "Technically", but it was so funny i couldn't resist.

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I was agonizing over what to do for this challenge when my co-worker had the idea to put peanut butter on a pencil and give it to a squirrel. We walked over to the park..dropped it on the ground.. and to my surprise...it took about 3 minutes for this little female to pick it up. I took some pics that were much better, but this one (as she ran up the tree with it) was the only one apropriate for the challenge.

Oh and she threw it back to me from the top of the tree when she was done!

Thanks for the fun!

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 112
Avg (all users): 6.0034
Avg (commenters): 6.9063
Avg (participants): 5.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.1272
Views since voting: 1102
Views during voting: 546
Votes: 298
Comments: 34
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10/23/2007 06:57:40 PM
Ok how much did you pay your model? Does he work for peanuts?? He look a little off his nut... Ok I'll stop. How did you get him to hold the pencil? Is he stuffed? No matter, this is a great find no matter what and totally different then anybody else in the challenge, so good on you for that.
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10/23/2007 06:36:06 PM
I really like this shot. I just want to know how long you had to wait for the right moment.
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10/23/2007 02:57:34 PM
A critter like this too pose? What did you do bribe him with some nuts? ;-)
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10/23/2007 01:57:20 AM
nice idea. too bad you were not lucky enough to get a clean shot. not appealing as it is. I will give you a 6 for the idea
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10/22/2007 10:30:32 PM
How did you get a squirrel to wave a white flag??? You get a 10.
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10/22/2007 06:33:42 PM
Good idea, bad focus on the squirrel, way to low of an f stop

composition good,& bad, bad exposure
10/22/2007 05:55:07 PM
okay you must explain this one...how do you get a squirrel to hold something?
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10/21/2007 10:56:19 PM
What a cutie
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10/21/2007 02:31:33 PM
How ever did you get a squirrel to hold that?
Excellent shot :)
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10/20/2007 11:26:35 PM
How did you manage that?
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10/20/2007 10:19:08 PM
I can't imagine how you shot this, funny image, maybe a bit too much blur in foreground
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10/20/2007 01:29:42 PM
you get a 10!
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10/20/2007 03:55:57 AM
Really cute Idea.
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10/20/2007 02:38:54 AM
You deserve an 8 just for getting him to hold the pencil... really great capture and composition.
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10/19/2007 12:25:19 PM
wow! how in the world did you get him to hold that up?
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10/18/2007 08:05:58 PM
Cute
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10/18/2007 03:12:21 PM
How did you get the squirrel to do that?
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10/18/2007 01:34:11 PM
Hmmm ... taxidermied squirrel in a tree?
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10/18/2007 01:15:59 PM
Nice play on the challenge
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10/18/2007 12:37:44 PM
Ok, how did you manage to give that pencil to that squirrel?! hahaahahha I like this alot making me giggle ;p 9
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10/18/2007 10:58:07 AM
how did you manage this shot?
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10/18/2007 07:13:27 AM
Wow, this must've taken some patience. I think a tighter crop would help this from a technical standpoint.
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10/17/2007 10:09:28 PM
Tee hee hee. Too funny. I love squirrels and this photo cracks me up. I don't even mind the blurry foreground. Rofl. Thanks for the smile.
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10/17/2007 04:56:45 PM
Awwwww. . . .Way to go making a pencil tug at the heart strings so much! Great job. One of my favorites. This is so cute.
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10/17/2007 04:46:22 PM
rofl. fantastic!!!
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10/17/2007 03:39:02 PM
Still wondering how you managed to make this happen :) I absolutely love it!
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10/17/2007 02:57:22 PM
This is beyond amazing..
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10/17/2007 01:42:08 PM
I am curious to know how this was set up. Nice capture.
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10/17/2007 01:04:55 PM
the front bokeh blicking the subject kill the shot for me.
10/17/2007 11:21:17 AM
Under pressure
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10/17/2007 11:11:00 AM
hehehehe funny,love it
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10/17/2007 04:52:18 AM
Nice idea but poor composition. I know it's difficult to capture such images but technically the foreground is too distracting..6
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10/17/2007 03:28:22 AM
fantastic! now how did you teach him that?
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10/17/2007 12:12:39 AM
Now now, how did you accomplish that? lol
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