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Ducky having much success during the annual migration of Swedish Fish.
Ducky having much success during the annual migration of Swedish Fish.
sjhuls


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rubber Ducky II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: My home
Date: Jan 13, 2011
Aperture: 9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Humorous, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2011

I had a lot of fun with this one. I used much of the same setup as my homemade landscape challenge and luckily had most of the stuff left over from it.

I dressed the rubber ducky in a custom made(by me) fly fishing vest and hat

The vegetables: are broccoli trees and kale bushes.

The red: the Swedish fish

And the string or rope I used in the fishing pole.

The stream was made by lining the landscape with rocks and fish bowl rocks. I made blue jello and waited for it to set up a bit before pouring it into the river bed and adding the fish.

My light sources were my external flash with a diffuser on it. The second source was natural light from a window to fill in from the other side. And the third was my on board flash heavily diffused to add a fill to the front.


Statistics
Place: 7 out of 66
Avg (all users): 6.5338
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.4250
Avg (non-participants): 6.5741
Views since voting: 1716
Views during voting: 404
Votes: 148
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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01/24/2011 12:44:44 AM
Outstanding. Congrats on the top 10
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01/24/2011 12:26:50 AM
Awesome job and attention to detail. This was my top pick for the challenge. Congrats on the top 10!
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01/24/2011 12:21:57 AM
Top 10, I knew this would do well!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2011 11:26:31 PM
very creative. i love all the thought you put into creating this scene.
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01/22/2011 11:47:29 PM
great set up! I love his fishing vest and hat.
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01/22/2011 02:01:17 PM
LOL
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01/21/2011 12:45:10 AM
Beautiful, 7 - very nice scene, the clothes on the ducky are a great touch, I probably would have used deeper DOF but then the focus is on the duck! (just noticed the basket! WOW)
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01/19/2011 04:35:45 PM
I was waiting to get to one of these shots. It's so well done, with such fine attention to detail, I just cannot help but vote it high!
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01/19/2011 04:14:32 PM
Came back to bump up - 10. I LOVE all the creative details in this shot! From the candy fish to the broccoli trees to the sewing spool reel to the outfit on the rubber ducky (it's very hard to dress a duck ). Great creativity and wonderful lighting in this scene. Definately top 5!
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01/19/2011 10:13:29 AM
Good stuff
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01/19/2011 10:13:13 AM
Great setup, must have taken you a while :)
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01/19/2011 08:22:53 AM
This is so creative! Well done. Congratulations!
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01/19/2011 08:14:47 AM
This is great! Awesome home landscape, and the fish are amazing. Great one.
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01/18/2011 01:26:06 PM
Gotta' love Swedish Fish LOL! Very well put-together scene.
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01/17/2011 04:44:07 PM
A superior image, by all measures. A joy to view. The broccoli forest makes me smile, as do the reddish salmon swimming upstream. Your use of selective blur is spectacular. WOW!!!! Keep up the great work!
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01/17/2011 03:48:47 PM
10, brilliant set up
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01/17/2011 02:39:23 PM
i SO appreciate the amount of work it took to do this right... well done!
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01/17/2011 11:47:38 AM
Too cute! I love it (not voting)
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01/17/2011 09:09:59 AM
Aww this is so cute! An intricate set-up too.
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01/17/2011 02:44:50 AM
Clever idea, excellent set-up, and perfectly shot! Nice job. (I love the sewing bobbin as a fishing reel; that's quite inventive.)
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01/17/2011 01:52:07 AM
Wonderful vignette! Lots of work went into this image.
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