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Me and my Ladybug
Me and my Ladybug

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Challenge: Self Portrait VI (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7
Location: outside my dorm
Date: Dec 4, 2007
Galleries: Portraiture, Self Portrait
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2007

Claire McAdams

I came up with this idea a couple days ago while I was walking to class. I noticed a bush FULL of ladybugs and thought it would be really cool if I could get one to sit on the tip of my nose and I crossed my eyes making a silly face looking at it.....HAH! Even though they were sluggish from the cold they would NOT stop crawling, and since I had a grand total of 10 minutes to do this shoot I had to go with the only shot that came out in focus. The ladybug is in different placement but oh well. I still think this is cute. Probably will do average like all of my other shots have been doing lately, I don't really care though

Post challenge:
WOW so many comments, thanks SO much, I am glad so many of you liked this...

Place: 19 out of 241
Avg (all users): 6.6533
Avg (commenters): 7.6818
Avg (participants): 6.4463
Avg (non-participants): 6.7772
Views since voting: 3651
Views during voting: 615
Votes: 323
Comments: 61
Favorites: 9 (view)

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02/25/2009 11:19:14 AM
Love this shot, great creative humor.
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02/10/2008 05:06:01 PM
lol this is funny your really tlaented
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01/04/2008 12:30:09 AM
flick that thing off. oh wait its stuck to your forehead lol
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12/12/2007 10:44:57 PM
Sweet shot.
12/12/2007 12:26:43 PM
Great shot Claire !
12/12/2007 10:22:57 AM
Claire, you are so CUTE!!!!!!! Oh. ..and quite the photographer as well! . . .not to mention quite the singer and musician. Can you please share some flaws next time :) juuuuuuust kidding. . .go ahead and be perfect. It suits you.
12/12/2007 09:34:48 AM
Underrated! But top 20 is not bad! Congrats!
12/12/2007 03:41:02 AM
Cute, would make great Indian jewelery! Great finish.
12/12/2007 03:40:57 AM
you're fantastic Claire, I love your images...you have fantastic eyes
12/12/2007 01:54:52 AM
Wonderful image - catchlights in the eyes, DOF, everything is there including the ladybug for added interest and dynamics...

congrats on this great SP.
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12/12/2007 01:17:55 AM
Haha! This is great. Portraiture is definitely your thing... from either side of the camera.
12/12/2007 12:45:51 AM
A friend of mine told me that Indian women put the red dot on their forehead to remind them that they left the boiler on.
sweet pic.
12/12/2007 12:09:32 AM
Cute! :-)
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12/11/2007 09:30:43 PM
Nice soft tones, Great self portrait.
12/11/2007 07:26:40 PM
You remind me of Anne Hathaway (devil wears prada) in this picture. The big eyes are very cute, the lighting works very well, and the ladybug finishes it all. Great picture!
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12/10/2007 11:00:07 PM
This is so cute! Your eyes just crack me up. Good luck!
12/10/2007 11:32:15 AM
This is soo.. funny. u almost managed to stop the eye balls popping out. lol
12/10/2007 03:56:48 AM
Great eyes. The ladybug adds a great splash of coclor.
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12/10/2007 12:37:30 AM
I know that I should recognize you! Or should I say that you look like someone that I should know. Perfect expression with your eyes and the 'bug'.

PS. No animals were harmed in the photographing or producing of this image.
PSS. Oh, never mind! Love it, BB
12/09/2007 07:10:32 PM
Cute, LOL. Be careful you might remain cross-eyed! ROFL. One of your surplus ladybugs? ;)

Bumping up. Good luck.
12/09/2007 03:06:10 PM
That ladybug looks like a bad cut and paste job, so it ruins the spontaneity of the image for me.
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12/09/2007 08:27:43 AM
Clever idea done well.....
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12/09/2007 04:43:32 AM
I like the ladybug
12/09/2007 04:15:57 AM
Awesome! Beautiful eyes! :)
12/08/2007 06:29:14 PM
Oh but those are big eyes!! Very cute shot.
12/08/2007 05:41:58 PM
Hehe, nice idea, made me laugh.
12/08/2007 03:54:34 PM
LOVE IT! haha
12/08/2007 05:49:34 AM
12/08/2007 01:36:57 AM
This makes me smile. Fantastic eyes!
12/08/2007 12:47:35 AM
12/08/2007 12:13:31 AM
you didnot need your full face to show the entire expressions, eyes were enough. great shot.
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12/07/2007 11:57:39 PM
Interesting, funny, nice portrait. Love the eyes :) Technically very good, DOF is right on. Overall good photo :)
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12/07/2007 06:56:35 PM
Very cute! Love the eyes!
12/07/2007 04:13:53 PM
Such big eyes ! Funny photo.
12/07/2007 12:11:49 AM
If all of your hair was in focus this would have been a better shot. I still ilke it though and I think you will do well with it.

Good luck.
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12/06/2007 07:42:53 PM
12/06/2007 06:49:46 PM
well done shot - great idea
12/06/2007 11:14:32 AM
Fantastic, love the eyes, excellent composition.
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12/06/2007 01:50:11 AM
You have impossibly huge and gorgeous eyes! And didn't your mother tell you if you crossed your eyes they'd stay that way? Great shot!
12/06/2007 12:51:38 AM
Great eyes, good humor, and effective use of DOF.
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12/05/2007 11:07:34 PM
this is great, i wonder if i can do that with my eyes? 9, gl
12/05/2007 11:01:08 PM
Different and Beautiful. Love the sharp focus on those beautiful eyes and an overall shallow DoF. Goodluck.10.
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12/05/2007 10:20:44 PM
cute shot!
12/05/2007 09:21:30 PM
Very simple and effective. I really like the contrast between the tiny ladybug and your big beautiful eyes.
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12/05/2007 07:55:39 PM
I love it. Nice.
12/05/2007 07:39:29 PM
Very cute, good job.
12/05/2007 06:22:06 PM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this, creative and very cute
12/05/2007 03:24:29 PM
Very cute! You have great eyes. They are very big, but in a good way! :D
12/05/2007 03:21:02 PM
Interesting capture
12/05/2007 01:33:59 PM
I like it. This is very creative and perfectly executed.
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12/05/2007 12:36:10 PM
12/05/2007 12:05:00 PM
Although it would have been nice to see more of your face, I think for what you were going for, you captured it nicely. Lovely lighting, and color.
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12/05/2007 11:00:53 AM
A shot that you just cant help smiling at when it pops up on screen

Fantastic fun pose. Great big eyes and I am not sure whether they are naturally that colour or you have boosted them but they look fantastic. Love the DOF you have used

8 from me Great image
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12/05/2007 09:32:18 AM
Fun iamge. Love the eyes!
12/05/2007 08:55:50 AM
Do your eyes really open that big? =) Interesting crop, nice hair and colors - very nice SP.
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12/05/2007 08:19:10 AM
great capture of the eyes and the lighting.
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12/05/2007 07:36:06 AM
love the concept and the capture great job
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12/05/2007 07:03:27 AM
Finally, one that stands out.
12/05/2007 02:37:26 AM
so cuuuuuute!
12/05/2007 01:21:24 AM
12/05/2007 12:27:08 AM
this is very nice. (:
the ladybug idea is very creative.
you have such nice big round eyes. lol
this is one of my favorites.
good luck
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