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Challenge: Never Seen on DPC! (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Location: Oakland, California, USA
Date: Jun 24, 2009
Aperture: 3.51
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/101
Galleries: Humorous, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2009

... turd, or, more specifically, coprolite (fossilized dino dung), subjected to some form of lapidary treatment which leaves it with a high polish. A gift from my younger brother.

-Handheld, Tv mode
-Custom White-Balance under CF lamp
-Small amount of local burning
-Clone out stray edge of metallic mount
-RGB Curve
-Blue/Yellow Curve
-Resize
-Crop from left and right to square
-Rotate 180
-USM at 16%/64 dia/TH = 0
-SaveAs JPEG at quality 7/10 = 195KB

File: Copro_IMG_2697-DPCsq7.jpg

Statistics
Place: 104 out of 110
Avg (all users): 4.3750
Avg (commenters): 4.9286
Avg (participants): 4.2553
Avg (non-participants): 4.4286
Views since voting: 1145
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 152
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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07/26/2009 10:04:22 AM
A. I think you need to change brother
B. I hope you got him something just as fun
C. umm, have to come back on that one
D. I really was hoping you wouldnt stick this one in the pile (hah pile haha groan)

it is too shiny, sticking a light underneath it would have brought out the amber tones that I think are lurking there (Dear Lordy how do you comment on poop)

get rid of the paper, i think having it on a higher plane would have worked with the angle here. As with most fossils, there are solid pieces (shoot me now), so the brown/amber colour would only enhance these lumps.
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07/05/2009 11:20:18 PM
ROFL. Well played, sir!
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07/03/2009 01:08:03 AM
An awesome showing. I forgot to issue shoehorn awards for humor during the challenge, but this really deserves one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/02/2009 11:49:13 PM
aaiieee... not another dpc literalist! scat! ;-)
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07/01/2009 05:41:54 PM
it looks like cholet
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07/01/2009 05:26:35 PM
"Mythbusters" showed you really could. Needs some more DOF, IMO. Cool idea, right for this challenge.
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07/01/2009 05:18:10 PM
What is that? Haha =)
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06/30/2009 08:44:48 PM
cute title, focus is off though
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06/30/2009 04:50:37 PM
What a piece of crap!

Gotta give you extra pointage for sheer creativity!
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06/27/2009 10:35:57 PM
Haha! I certainly haven't seen that!
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06/27/2009 05:01:34 PM
LOL. The plastic/paper that it is setting on makes it look like a gem stone. It isn't in focus though, which was probably intended, but is distracting. Very funny.
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06/27/2009 04:25:27 PM
Not sharp enough for my taste. Very wild though.
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06/27/2009 03:04:50 PM
Wouldn't be my first choice of subject, but at least the background distracts from it.
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06/27/2009 01:54:55 PM
wow. You've really gone outside the box here. :) There doesn't seem to be enough detail in the ummm... the brown stuff to make me think it's in focus. The wrapping seems more in focus because of this... illusion? (not voting)
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06/27/2009 11:59:19 AM
looks like poop...quite different
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06/27/2009 10:56:56 AM
:-) Okay - gross title and I'm hoping it's only chocolate. Lol
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06/27/2009 12:01:14 AM
This is really funny and quite unique, but the quality is lacking. There's very little in focus, and this kind of shot lends itself to a deeper DOF. Great idea, though! Plus, where'd you get that?!
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06/26/2009 08:06:51 PM
comment only

hmm, how can I put this? your title suggests what the image is but rather than a polished t*rd it appears to be an oof brown thingy on some gift wrapping, you going for the brown perchance?
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06/26/2009 05:50:55 PM
I think that it would be better to avoid the holes on the right bottom and left top...
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06/26/2009 12:24:10 PM
haha... ew... what is that??
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