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Lydia


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Challenge: Masters' Free Study II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Nov 7, 2008
Aperture: 13
ISO: 400
Shutter: .3
Date Uploaded: Nov 8, 2008

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Oh my WORD! How scary is this... entering a shot in with real Masters? *sigh* I hope I don't disgrace myself.

But, really... I'm just happy to be here! *grin*
Even a Brown Ribbon in a Masters Challenge will make my day.

Anyway, this is Thomas Toad and Tommy Toad. What are the odds that the only two toads I could find have such similar names, huh? But, sometimes that's the way Life deals it. *grin*

Tommy Toad (on the left) looks like he works for the Mafia, huh? Actually, he was much nicer than Thomas.

But, I think Thomas has self-esteem issues. That's a whole 'nuther story altogether.

Edit: Toads don't smile. Ever. Even when I ask them to and they're totally thrilled with life. This is their expression. *grin*

Statistics
Place: 68 out of 170
Avg (all users): 6.3917
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2308
Avg (non-participants): 6.4512
Views since voting: 1027
Views during voting: 602
Votes: 337
Comments: 24
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/08/2008 10:35:08 PM
Lydia, you're incredible with the frogs. It is now reaching the point of actually introducing a new and idiosyncratic esthetic by whatever name you care to apply. The wonder of discovery from repetition is the something new that is found even if indefinable, and I would argue that the deliberate attention you show in each of the new frog images reflects something even deeper than perhaps you have intended. This is wonderful and among the best I've seen of the frogs.
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12/08/2008 04:45:39 PM
nice idea...I love putting things in dishes, too....
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great capture

edit for spelling

Message edited by author 2008-12-08 16:47:00.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 10:48:58 PM
those are some angry looking frogs! Well done on the technicals.
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12/07/2008 10:46:42 PM
The look thrilled =)
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12/07/2008 10:51:34 AM
So Cool!!
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12/06/2008 09:13:09 PM
They don't look so happy. Very Jabba the Hut. Why does the bottom of the glass look OOF? 7
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12/06/2008 08:53:52 PM
Great photo -
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12/06/2008 11:35:22 AM
irresistible
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12/06/2008 01:40:15 AM
Two cute
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12/05/2008 03:31:46 PM
Excellent, one of my four 10's in this challenge. Nicely lit, perfect focus and good composition. great shot
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12/05/2008 12:34:45 PM
I just freakin' love this silly image! LOL!!! Fav & 8
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12/03/2008 09:23:20 AM
Excellent 9
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12/02/2008 06:40:14 PM
Great focus and clarity of detail.
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12/02/2008 03:15:50 PM
fun picture. Is the focus a little soft?
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12/02/2008 09:33:04 AM
Go Lydia! This is so cute. I love those faces!
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12/02/2008 07:09:21 AM
OMG another standout to me in an exceptional challenge
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12/02/2008 03:31:41 AM
I love this type of image and I am sure it will do very well
the base of the glass bowl seems a little off focus but the Frogs are lovely
Ummmmmmm Did I say lovely LOL! 9
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12/01/2008 09:57:26 PM
This makes me smile -- a lot!
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12/01/2008 02:22:04 PM
WOW, Beautiful
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12/01/2008 12:33:37 PM
For a minute I thought there was ice in the glass and I thought - "oh, froggies on ice" :-) Nice work!!
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12/01/2008 10:16:40 AM
This has to be Lydia. I must say I love your frog shots. Keep em coming!
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12/01/2008 04:28:09 AM
The frogs alone make this photo an 8 in my book. They look great. I don't think the glass adds too much to the composition. I think you could use a better receptacle. Still great job.
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12/01/2008 02:32:25 AM
They look unhappy haha.
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12/01/2008 02:20:00 AM
Wonderful, do we have a winner here? 10 from me,
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