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My contribution for Silly Sunday.
Scarecrow Festivals are held in a number of towns and villages across the UK and are a fun way to involve the community and provide stimulus to local tourism. It was a grand annual event when I lived on Hayling Island so I thought I'd show you a few of the amusing entries.
To help find the hundreds of stuffed characters, a special Scarecrow Trail is created for visitors to try and spot all the creations made by the Islanders.
There are awards for the best scarecrows in a number of categories, and locals make the scarecrows for display in gardens, rooftops, shops and even at the local police station.
Inevitably, some get vandalised, which is very sad.
V1: a couple gardening.
V2: drunk in a hammock.
V3: children escaping from a nursery school.
V4: girl climbing a wall.

Pamela.

Brand:FUJIFILM
Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S9600 Zoom
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.4
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Last Straw
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:2 Jun 2013 - 2:58 PM
Tags:Competition, Hampshire, Hayling island, Humour / fun, Scarecrow festival, Straw figures
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hankfoto
hankfoto  5 United States
2 Jun 2013 - 3:03 PM

Great peace. It looks like an itchy project. But worth it.GrinGrinGrin

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2 Jun 2013 - 3:05 PM

These are brilliant Pamela.

Ken

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Jun 2013 - 3:07 PM

I love the stunning blonde amongst the flowers in V1 Smile Great and funny images Pamela !! All the kids escaping is also a lovely one Smile

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psu68
psu68  2 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 3:10 PM

These are great fun - wish we had something like this where I live. Really like that you seem to have been standing very close to the subject, and used a wider angle to make your capture - going to try this technique first chance.

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ChristineD
2 Jun 2013 - 3:14 PM

These are a brilliant set of images

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Alda
Alda  246 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 3:33 PM

How wonderful GrinGrinGrinGrin

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saltireblue Site Moderator 54745 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 3:42 PM

Marvellous, imaginative scenarios, Pamela...what an amusing hoot...(gawd, luv a duck, how very upper class that sounded). It's great that people are inspired to do this kind of entertaining artwork.

Malc

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brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 3:50 PM

well, these people have a great phantasy!
Superb images of a great idea.
Johanna

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
2 Jun 2013 - 4:47 PM

A great set Pamela my favourite been the composition of V4. Wonderful.

John

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2 Jun 2013 - 5:03 PM

V3 Smile Smile Smile Smile

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 5:06 PM

All of a sudden Scarecrow festivals are popping up all over the place - and a jolly good thing, too. A new form of folk art, community participation and (as in V2) community spirit Wink
These are excellent photographs, too!
Bill

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johnke
johnke  2223 forum posts South Africa14 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 5:16 PM

Ha ha ha Pamela a stunning very colorful set, silly sunday it is, beautiful clarity and color depth...John

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CaroleS
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2 Jun 2013 - 5:46 PM

These are great fun, what a wonderful setSmile
Carole

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JohnChambersPhotography

Now these I do like , good fun and so well captured.

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2 Jun 2013 - 6:40 PM

A great set of photos Pamela - I am drawn to v3 with the children being helped over from the other side - great stuff [ or stuffing in this case]WinkWinkWink
Helen

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netta1234 Plus Member 3241 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 6:58 PM

These are brilliant pamelaSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
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2 Jun 2013 - 7:07 PM

A fantastic set of fun images Pamela, what a bunch of colourful characters you've captured on camera for us.

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2 Jun 2013 - 7:45 PM

Love the bikini topWink

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2 Jun 2013 - 7:48 PM

Excellent !!!

Pam👍😄😄

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RonnieAG
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2 Jun 2013 - 7:53 PM

You've caught me so well at V 2, Pamela: great set of these clever scarecrows, and I love the humour in V 3.
Ronnie.

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LynneJoyce
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2 Jun 2013 - 8:43 PM

Hilarious. I trust that Ronnie is referring to your capture of him in V2.

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2 Jun 2013 - 9:06 PM

Such fun, ALL brilliant and well captured Pamela
but rather like V1 and the swing V2
Lillian

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2 Jun 2013 - 9:13 PM

These festivals are such fun and so creative. We used to have a scarecrow festival but it didn't happen last year. Love v2 - a perfect way to spend the day! Smile
Ann

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2 Jun 2013 - 9:45 PM

These are very , very cool!

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3 Jun 2013 - 1:16 AM

Brilliant! absolutely brilliant!!!!

Tish

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HuddersfieldHil

A fabulous set Pamela but v3 is my favSmile

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3 Jun 2013 - 2:09 PM

Absolutely super! And what a wonderful set, Pamela, love 'em all, but think my fave is V2 Wink
Trev Smile

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3 Jun 2013 - 7:50 PM

A brilliant set of images Pamela - V2 for me - drunk in a hammock sounds very appealing.Smile

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3 Jun 2013 - 9:23 PM

I love em all but my fav character is the lovely coloured one in V4WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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TONKSPHOTO
4 Jun 2013 - 1:36 AM

Love em all.....John

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PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jun 2013 - 7:26 AM

Great set. Like 3 the best. paul

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5 Jun 2013 - 9:47 AM

1 and 4 I like best, well composed and framed.

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xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2013 - 11:21 PM

Beautiful set with wonderful colour and detail....
I quite like V3Grin

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Rende
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7 Jun 2013 - 6:20 PM

Wonderful series Pamela; I especially like V3 Smile
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Michaela_Solway

Super scarecrow set.. A lot of work goes into making these.. Nicely observed

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9 Jun 2013 - 5:16 PM

Can you imagine all the hard work that is gone into each figure ? So creative & great fun xx

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