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Spotted at Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display on Bank Holiday Monday - this was the mascot on a Studebaker (from about 1927, so contemporary with Beatrix Potter).
He was lovingly polished chrome, gleaming like a mirror and reflecting the blue sky. The light was really bouncing off him and I nearly didn't bother trying - I'm glad I did as I was delighted by how this turned out.
Incidentally, Ty Chee's upload yesterday featured sky reflections on a much larger shiny sculpture, this has something of the same effect in miniature.
Bill will upload another detail from the same vehicle later this morning.
Thanks to everyone for your kind wishes. I'm just glad I didn't fall sick a day earlier, I'd have missed this. (And there's a lot more to come from the day!)
Tomorrow, a shot of the Angel of the North. Taken in Sunderland.
Thanks for looking.
Moira

Camera:Nikon D40 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:kit 18-55 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Peter Rabbit's Grand Day Out
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:30 Aug 2007 - 8:02 AM
Tags:Beatrix potter, Close-up / macro, Humour / fun, Peter rabbit, Seaburn historic vehicle display, Studebaker
Votes:48

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
30 Aug 2007 - 8:40 AM

Well spotted Moira, did this remind you of someone, if I'm not mistaken that is a camera he's carrying,
Fred.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 9:39 AM

Wonderful capture with well controlled shiny surfaces. What a great idea to have that as a mascotte on your car; sure beats all the modern logos!
Rende

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
30 Aug 2007 - 9:53 AM

Peter also looks like hes smoking a hooker, rather than eat a carrot ! Well sen.

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 10:01 AM

Wonderful shot - well spotted - JudeC

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 10:20 AM

Hope you are not in too much pain and over doing it!
Interesting story as ever to your pictures
Good shot
Helen

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 10:27 AM

Have tried before to get details of shiny surfaces before,but not much success.Great job here Moira with the outcome.No major hotspots at all.
I thought I would be the only one to go to see a vehicle display and come away with a pic of a rabbit.Well done for pulling this one out of the hat.
Mick.

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 - 10:31 AM

lovely bunny shot moira glad to see your feeling better you have captured him so well looking forward to tomorrow.
ian

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aitchbrown
aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
30 Aug 2007 - 10:46 AM

Brilliant shot Moira and well controlled too. Those shiney surfaces are so difficult to capture. helen x

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field  7 Wales
30 Aug 2007 - 11:10 AM

Well captured....detail, contrast. Like the blue and hint of gold. Great mascot.
Phil

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imander
imander  7388 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 11:40 AM

lovely shot, Peter rabbit was the first soft toy bought for my daughter when she was born.....dont know why i mentioned that ,your pic just reminded me!!!well done
ian

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AliMurray
AliMurray e2 Member 7AliMurray vcard Scotland
30 Aug 2007 - 11:40 AM

Nice shot. Big fan of Beatrix Potter.

Sorry you are not well. Hope you recover soon.

Alison

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 11:46 AM

This is delightful. One of your very best shots. You were able to get the details and the reflections perfectly...love it.

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
30 Aug 2007 - 11:54 AM

great capture and detail

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summ3r
summ3r  726 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 12:30 PM

Wonderful shot, excellent in detail & reflections dealt with perfectly

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 1:16 PM

Excellent exposure and detail Moira

Bernie

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7460 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1040 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 1:56 PM

Thanks everyone. Camera? Hookah? These are very adult tastes to attribute to a young rabbit...
And Mick - you don't honestly think that I went to a motor show to photograph cars, do you?
Moira

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Hop-A-Long
30 Aug 2007 - 3:46 PM

Great shot Moira. Lovely detail and reflections. You now have me intrigued, The Angel of the North affectionately known as Auld Rusty by a few people. Taken in Sunderland. Interesting.
Andy
P.S. Hope your feeling better now.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
30 Aug 2007 - 4:22 PM

Good shot Moira, nice reflections caught in the little Bunny. I think I can see people in the reflection, knew you would get some in somehow.
Nice one. Annette

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7460 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1040 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 4:32 PM

Well spotted, Annette - I'm pretty sure that's me under his second button.
Moira

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ChristineL
30 Aug 2007 - 5:28 PM

a lovely detailed shot Moira, love the reflections,
Chris.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 5:38 PM

A reflective little bunny-- Even his coat is appropiately blue despite the chrome-- Well done!

Jennnnnnnn

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dianah
dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 6:42 PM

Hope you are fully recovered Moira. The reflecions in the little rabbit are excellent..I can almost see what is going on.
Di

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9197 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 7:14 PM

This came out really great. Shiny surfaces are really tricky and you got this one just right. Excellent reflections and DOF. Cars of today certainly lack the character of those of yesteryear. Glad your back and feeling better.
Ty

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Aug 2007 - 7:29 PM

These really can be hit or miss and yours is certainly a hit.
The Angel in Sunderland? Have those Mackems been at it again

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2007 - 3:41 PM

haha he's lovely. Nice capture.
Cheers, martin

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2007 - 8:32 PM

lovely exposure
Tony

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2007 - 10:27 PM

Good detail on this.
Brian

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Libby_M
Libby_M  7 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2007 - 10:40 AM

this is great
you can tell what it is so lots of good detail
well taken

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2007 - 4:14 PM

This is a superb capture Moira and not an easy shot to get, it's a trbute to your skills that there aren't any blown highlights at all in this shot! Great use of DoF with the background too, a real pleasure to look at and well-spotted!
kind regards,
Robin

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Morpyre
Morpyre e2 Member 101622 forum postsMorpyre vcard Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2007 - 1:35 PM

wonderful name for a rabbit (no bias of course) =) and especially if he enjoys a hookah now and again (sounds ominous)

anyway, to the photograph - great capture, a really nice character portrait and cool being shiny and metal - far better to look at than that flying lady on the rolls royce =)

i love classic cars but not obsessively like my dear father - i just like photographing them when i get a chance - nice lines and curves and forever beautiful, like moira really Wink lol

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AngelaR
AngelaR  9155 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Sep 2007 - 8:19 AM

Don't know how I missed this one Moira - but isn't it lovely.

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graff
graff  7 France
10 Sep 2007 - 12:35 PM

lovely model dear lady!....is that a carrot?.....or a Hookah?

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mushroomgirl
23 Oct 2007 - 6:35 PM

what a nice statue
jade

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