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"I tell you the TRUTH!  Tom Thumb DID ride on my back!"
"I tell you the TRUTH! Tom Thumb DID ride on my back!"
Lydia


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Challenge: The Brothers Grimm (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Your Childhood Story Book
Date: Oct 1, 2008
Aperture: 13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/45th
Galleries: Nature, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2008

I had a 'hairy' caterpillar with the turtle. I was going to use and title it "The Tortoise and the Hair" (Hare), but they didn't play well together. *grin* They never were in the same spot...

[Oct. 12th, 2008 08:01:00 PM]

MaryO, I'm so pleased to be able to tell you that they are both real...

And not at all friends. *sigh* Mr. Snail wanted to check out Mr. Turtle (Theodore).
When Mr. Turtle touched him by accident as he left to get away from the stranger, Mr. Snail was startled abruptly and went into his shell... leaving Ms. Photographer with this ONE shot.

Theodore went on his merry way.

Mr. Snail went back underneath the hose reel where I found him.



I think Theodore is a young box turtle. He came to me from the side yard where I think he was eating worms (which I find vaguely disgusting, but understandable).

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.8802
Avg (commenters): 6.5263
Avg (participants): 5.9487
Avg (non-participants): 5.8627
Views since voting: 1541
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 192
Comments: 23
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10/15/2008 02:00:36 PM
The subjects are perfect for Grimms tales. The tortoise does not look amused. Haha! Love the lighting and DOF!
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10/13/2008 05:46:57 PM
I did come back to check :-) Still completely adorable and even more enjoyable with the story behind it! Sounds like you had to work very hard with the neighborhood fauna to get a decent shot.
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10/13/2008 12:45:10 PM
This was one of my faves inthe challenge. The title nailed it. I believed they were havign a conversation. Well done - should have scored higher.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/12/2008 08:09:21 PM
good focus on the eye of the turtle
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10/12/2008 07:57:08 PM
awsome detail, i like the expression on the turtles face 6
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10/12/2008 07:40:56 PM
Is that a baby turtle? Or tortoise, maybe. What beautifully expressive eyes. I'm going to be so disappointed if that's not real! Not sure how he fits into the fairy tale (the version I read just had Tom sleeping in a snail shell) but he's adorable.

Don't think I've ever seen two such critters together. Very, very cool.
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10/12/2008 04:16:10 PM
Great job with tough models. How did you bribe them to do what you asked? By the way what kind of turtle/tortoise is this?
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10/12/2008 10:40:48 AM
Love the "expression" on the turtle's face. LOL
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10/12/2008 07:39:50 AM
cute!
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10/12/2008 12:17:38 AM
Nice catchlight in the turtle eye... a fun shot!
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10/09/2008 11:20:11 AM
sweet shot good luck 8
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10/09/2008 03:48:24 AM
Nice work!! I love the dof and focus on the turtle's eye.
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10/09/2008 12:17:44 AM
Great shot
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10/07/2008 07:03:43 PM
That is using some ingenuity. Well done, it's a great photo.
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10/07/2008 03:55:19 AM
Very, very cute. I love the expression of the turtle. Your subjects have great personality. My only wish is that it had either a solid black background or a solid white one, or even better a nice brightly colored background. This one just seems kind of haphazardly gray and distractingly textured.
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10/06/2008 09:32:58 PM
This is great - the snail and the turtle... good colors and focus. I think the image would hugely benefit from a much tighter crop.
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10/06/2008 07:47:59 PM
That's so cute, the snail's head is tilting like it really is talking to the terrapin! Nice lighting and DOF.
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10/06/2008 11:09:05 AM
Perhaps the left side could be cropped a little? Otherwise a nice interpretation. 8
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10/06/2008 09:48:37 AM
I love this shot. I hope it does well.

Bella: "Turtle sad"
Dad: "Why?"
Bella: "Me not know...snail"

She stared at this for minutes, that's a lifetime for a two and a half year old!
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10/06/2008 09:36:20 AM
"The title of your entry should be the title of the tale it is based on. "

Love that single eye. hee hee
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10/06/2008 03:11:23 AM
Well thought out and shot...
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10/06/2008 01:28:12 AM
LOL...great shot...love the DOF
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10/06/2008 12:37:13 AM
LOL
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