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Challenge: Animal/People Interaction (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Date: Nov 3, 2009
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2009


[Nov. 6th, 2009 02:10:27 PM]

A little tuna juice on the nose does the trick every time.

I had an entry for tilted from a senior photo shoot this past Saturday that I was happy entering. But when I noticed Tues morning that this challenge only had 36 entries my addiction kicked in. I am sucker for low entry challenges. Combed out Rowans hair and brushed out the cats hair, rubbed tuna juice on Rowans nose and placed Hairball on a stool next to her. Some of the outtakes were kind of gross with a cat tongue making a full swipe of her upper lip and nose.

This wasnt exactly what i was looking for but was easily the best of the lot. And with the score I am sitting on now I have a new top 5 image in my portfolio. It certainly isnt the best image I have ever shot - but it is the right image for the right challenge. I seem to be pretty good at that.

Friday afternoon scoring -
Votes: 164
Views: 418
Avg Vote: 7.3963
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2

[Nov. 10th, 2009 06:31:51 PM]

Votes: 256
Views: 595
Avg Vote: 7.5391
Comments: 34
Favorites: 3

Still pretty stunned that this is scoring the way it is. Not complaining one bit mind you. Looking forward to rollover. Replacing any image in my top 10 is a rare occurrence anymore. Glad ot have it done with an image of my little girl. The cat is still just annoying.

Post Challenge - Whooh hooh! I am stunned that thuis scored as high as it did. It is a rare occurence that I replace an image in my top 10 - but to have a new third place is pretty cool. Thank you for the votes and comments. And even to those votes of 1,2 and 3 - I understand. It is quite a stretch to see any human/animal interaction in this picture. This is pretty much a shoehorn all the way. ;)

And a couple of outtakes. Be prepared to say "EWWWWW!!!!"


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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 67
Avg (all users): 7.5229
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.0811
Avg (non-participants): 7.5956
Views since voting: 23197
Views during voting: 612
Votes: 262
Comments: 73
Favorites: 9 (view)


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11/18/2009 03:39:45 AM
Fab shot - the out-takes are hilarious too!
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11/17/2009 09:33:02 AM
Great shot, Congrats!
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11/14/2009 06:25:17 PM
Excellent work Tim, perfect for her future college dorm room. LOL @ the tuna juice! I've put slabs of cheese on my forehead to get my dog to look at me, but tuna juice!?!? Great stuff.
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11/14/2009 01:33:07 AM
Yep, sure hard to see the pet/person interaction... :) Maybe the 1,2,3's thought it was a stuffed Rowan! Congrats Tim!
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11/13/2009 04:11:34 AM
adorable shot - a well deserved winner.
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11/12/2009 06:03:55 PM
Congrats Tim, although I have to admit, I'm glad your tooth fairy photo is still #1 in your profile; it's a classic :D
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11/12/2009 01:01:22 AM
congrats Tim! you can set up a shot, but you cannot set up your daughter emotion, it is obviously genuine.
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11/12/2009 12:44:58 AM
I loved their connection. Sweeeeeet. Congrats, tim!
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11/12/2009 12:29:47 AM
congrats...You so good! LOL I'll be back some time soon
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11/11/2009 08:54:06 PM
Well deserved blue! Congratulations!! Beautiful image
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11/11/2009 07:07:14 PM
Adorable, congratulations on the well deserved blue.
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11/11/2009 06:45:53 PM
Great image captured of your darling daughter and her cat. Congrats on your well deserved Blue Ribbon and great score.
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11/11/2009 05:17:47 PM
awwwww. very cute! Cognrats!
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11/11/2009 12:46:39 PM
Congrats Timfy, very well done - as usual!
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11/11/2009 11:25:10 AM
What an excellent shot. Tim. Congratulations on your blue
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11/11/2009 10:52:33 AM
Congrats on the blue, Tim. Wonderful shot, your daughter is a wee beauty.
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11/11/2009 10:39:26 AM
Beautiful shot, Tim. Congratulations on yet another ribbon !!
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11/11/2009 09:41:26 AM
I am in love with Rowan! What an amazing sport and such a fabulous model she is to first have tuna juice on her nose, then pose while her cat licks her to her heart's content :) And you can certainly see the bond between those 2 :) Awesome job!
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11/11/2009 09:33:29 AM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon they are so cute.
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11/11/2009 09:10:38 AM
Congrats, "Timfy" -- my challenge favorite and high vote went to you as well. Love your "outtakes" as well.
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11/11/2009 08:38:40 AM
Well deserved Tim-congrats & kisses for your models :) !
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11/11/2009 08:06:30 AM
congrats!
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11/11/2009 06:36:33 AM
A hearty congrats Tim. You have delivered the goods once again.
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11/11/2009 06:34:33 AM
Wow, what a cute one! Congrats on the Blue.
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11/11/2009 06:12:25 AM
Thoroughly deserved Champ...great birthday present. I have loved watching your kids grow up
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11/11/2009 05:55:09 AM
Brilliant capture Tim, wonderful interaction . Congrats on the Blue.
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11/11/2009 05:45:59 AM
JUST DELIGHTFUL.....LOVE SHEZ
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11/11/2009 02:59:42 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon and high score!! Excellent and perfect!!
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11/11/2009 02:53:55 AM
lovely photograph, many compliments for your blue ribbon.
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11/11/2009 01:58:55 AM
Oh my gosh! How exciting! A ribbon - and a blue one at that! I'm sure you'll have many more... :-)
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11/11/2009 01:49:27 AM
Big congrats. this is very well done!
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11/11/2009 01:27:55 AM
So glad to see this cool shot on the front page. Congrats Tim!!!
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11/11/2009 01:27:04 AM
Nice one Tim. Don't forget to do the screen shot ;)
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11/11/2009 12:36:29 AM
Wd Tim, nice Birthday present...
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11/11/2009 12:22:51 AM
I loved this one and knew it was a winner!! Congrats!
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11/11/2009 12:22:15 AM
Congrats, Tim! They are adorable!
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11/11/2009 12:14:02 AM
Congrats on a great photo and the ribbon! Pretty awesome score too!
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11/11/2009 12:06:23 AM
awesome shot!! I got your comment that you used tuna fish on your shot--I used cheese!). I actually tried the same shot with my daughter months ago, but my cat just didn't catch on :D

congrats on another blue! Spectacularly well done!
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11/11/2009 12:03:24 AM
Hairball...........brilliant name! Congrats and well done buddy!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/10/2009 01:05:37 PM
I elected to use a rating table to decide on what value to assign during voting.
Here’s the table:
1 No Animal/People Interaction
2 Slightly Appealing, but no Animal/People Interaction
3 Moderately Appealing, but on Animal/People Interaction
4 Greatly Appealing, but no Animal/People interaction
5 Not Appealing, but possessing Animal/People Interaction
6 Slightly Appealing and possessing Animal/People Interaction
7 Moderately Appealing and possessing Animal/People Interaction
8 Greatly Appealing and possessing Animal People Interaction
9 Better than #8, and caused an audible sigh
10 Better than #9, and would likely declare it a favorite
11/10/2009 10:38:01 AM
Simply Superb!!! 11
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11/10/2009 07:40:52 AM
Very well done, B/W fits perfect. So cute.
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11/09/2009 08:06:37 PM
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ETA: Not sure what that original \ was all about there. Apparently I was hitting backspace to maneuver around the challenge entries. Anyway, I love the emotion you captured here. They both seem very happy with the current situation. Congrats on the blue!

Message edited by author 2009-11-12 13:35:48.
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11/09/2009 08:00:29 PM
Beautiful! :D
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11/09/2009 09:03:30 AM
Adorable!!!!! That kitty looks a little pissed. LOL
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11/08/2009 11:55:19 PM
puuuuurrrrfect! Happy Birthday
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11/08/2009 10:48:21 PM
Most Excellent! :)
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11/08/2009 07:41:22 PM
LOVE the contrast in the bw image.
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11/08/2009 07:13:44 PM
i love it... the smile of the kitty matches perfectly that of the girl. B&W treatment a great idea
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11/08/2009 01:16:26 PM
I think I recognize this little girl... ;-) Very cute shot - full of emotion and very well composed. Nice work.
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11/07/2009 02:23:06 PM
This is definitly my favourite beautiful picture
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11/07/2009 09:36:58 AM
Yup. You were right. Serious competition, Tim. *grin* (not voting)
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11/07/2009 02:15:54 AM
Ribbon!
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11/06/2009 09:42:17 PM
I'll be shocked if this isn't a ribbon winner!
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11/06/2009 06:30:03 PM
Now that is the interaction I was expecting to see. If I ever got off my butt I would have done something similiar but with our Shih Tzu. Love the choice of B/W tones. This should be on the front page. Beautiful. 10
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11/06/2009 05:30:10 PM
Charming portrait, beautifully composed, intimate because of the tight framing, lovely sharp detail, lovely lighting and tones.
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11/06/2009 12:48:13 PM
Awww :-) I knew there would be pictures of photogenic children and pets in this challenge, and this is a good execution of one.
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11/06/2009 07:02:28 AM
Your title and photograph are a perfect match. Yes indeed the photograph tells me "BEST FREINDS" great job.
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11/06/2009 12:25:08 AM
Not crazy about your processing--too much noise reduction maybe? But absolutely nuts over the moment you've captured, and I like the comp/square crop.
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11/05/2009 02:23:57 AM
this is really beautiful! Technically very good. A winner in my eyes! - good luck!
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11/04/2009 07:46:02 PM
Excellent! Focus, lighting, and composition!
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11/04/2009 07:05:10 PM
Very sweet 10!
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11/04/2009 04:00:18 PM
Great shot
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11/04/2009 12:53:00 PM
a sweet portrait...
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11/04/2009 12:44:43 PM
great shot- my number 1, easily
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11/04/2009 12:41:02 PM
How sweet! 10
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11/04/2009 12:34:07 PM
Cute interaction, great content expression on child. Great DOF, skin however is marginally OE.
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11/04/2009 10:30:57 AM
Kids and cats - how can you go wrong!!
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11/04/2009 09:22:57 AM
Nicely done, a sweet interaction well exposed and focused, did you need to put something on the girls nose? Nicely placed in the frame, I like this.
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11/04/2009 09:18:12 AM
Hands down Blue .. I will be terribly surprised if this is not blue! 10
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11/04/2009 06:26:48 AM
Probable ribbon winner!
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11/04/2009 04:18:15 AM
So Lovely , such a special bond is clear through this image
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11/04/2009 01:46:20 AM
I love this one, one of my favorites!!
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