AGS Virtual Show 2017

Results - CLASS Pet: Props

Judge: Cynthia Kurtz, Maine, USA

Entries: 223 235 247 258 292 295 296 302 305 306 316 329

First Place

Felicity

Owner: Sabrina Hundley, Virginia, USA
#302

Judges Comments:

I love the way the curves of this champagne flute mimic the swirls in the pressed fur of the gerbil. The tail sticking out is an added bonus! Creative and breathtaking shot!


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Second Place

Zoe

Owner: Sabrina Hundley, Virginia, USA
#306

 

Judges Comments:

What a unique shot! This is really very cool. The pink flowers look stunning next to this black and white gerbil, and the look of curiosity on its face is so wonderful!


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Third Place

Rizzo

Owner: Julia Hass, Massachusetts, USA
#247

Judges Comments:

What a great idea for a prop! The saying is perfect too! If lighting could be improved to keep the text on the flip side of the fortune from showing, it would make quite a difference. As is, very original and well done!


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Honorable Mention

Cressiad

Owner: Melanie Speck, Germany
#223

Judges Comments:

I just love this gerbil's facial expression! Very curious and brave. His pose is adorable! The selective focus is also well executed, and the gerbil is well framed. Well done!


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Honorable Mention

Pippa

Owner: Sabrina Hundley, Virginia0, USA
#305

Judges Comments:

This "chocolate" agouti gerbil goes perfectly with this oversized Hershey kiss! Fantastic lighting, though the reflection on the shiny kiss is a bit strong. However the gerbil remains the focal point, and his position just off center makes for a very pleasing photograph!


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Felix

Owner: Diane Nott, USA
#235

Judges Comments:

This guy just couldn't wait to take his new toy out of the packaging! The photo is a little blurry, and the background is a bit messy. However the gerbil has a great pose, with just a hint of mischief in his eye!


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Maza (Cuddly)

Owner: Nada Orlic, Belgrade, Serbia
#258

Judges Comments:

Peekaboo! I almost imagine this gerbil at the counter of a bodega, selling me sunflower seeds and honey-sticks. I wish the gerbil was more in focus than the box, but the lighting gives a really neat effect


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ABC's Cayenne

Owner: Donna Anastasi, Massachusetts, USA
#292

Judges Comments:

This gerbil has all her ducks in a row! Very cute prop! The focus on the gerbil is perfect, and the background is a great color: really makes the gerbil pop without being distracting.


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ABC's Jingle and ABC's Smooth

Owner: Donna Anastasi, Massachusetts, USA
#295

Judges Comments:

What a cute pair of gerbils waiting for Santa! Very whimsical set up, and great job getting both gerbils in focus at the same time! Would prefer if the fireplace was straightened, but that's getting a bit picky.


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Jack Jack

Owner: Leslie Balch, Massachusetts, USA
#296

Judges Comments:

Tickling the ivories, this gerbil looks as though he is about to begin singing in a soulful, melodic voice. Fantastic pose on the gerbil's part, what a shot! I wish he could be just a teeny bit more in focus, and that the horizon was a bit more level, but the personality of the gerbil more than makes up for these!


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Smokey

Owner: Marian Tomusiak, Massachusetts, USA
#316

Judges Comments:

This gerbil has found himself a great perch! I love the composition of this photo, it leads you to this little guy's face very smoothly. I would like to see him a little more in focus, as opposed to the wicker background, but as it is he is very clear, own to his cute little whiskers!


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Pleiades Clan Gerbils

Owner: Stevie Miller, Pennsylvania, USA
#329

Judges Comments:

Our youngest contestants in the Props class, these three are utterly adorable. I love the way they are sitting on top of this plushie! The one on the right even seems to have the same expression. Only improvement I could see would be removing the stray shavings from the background, otherwise, this is a great photo!


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