Hedgehog

Contest Info

  • Started: 11/12/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 11/16/2008 18:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 19
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
Hedgehog
Contest Directions: Photoshop this hedgehog image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: dressing up this hedgehog, placing it into some new environment, making the hedgehog perform some stunts. These are just some ideas.
You have 3 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Vitezslav Valka and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/12/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 11/16/2008 18:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 19
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
19 pictures
  • Darwin Hedgehog

    Darwin Hedgehog
        • Congratulations on the golden hedgehog fish, news1st! Your last apprentice contest gold - triumph and sadness here
        • The Coup D’E tat of the United States Press

          Red 'X' Society·Wednesday, March 1, 2017

          by Tracy Mapes

          SACRAMENTO,California--In America, it has long been held that there is a sacred bond between the United States Government, and the People of the United States.

          That bond is the unbendable document called the Constitution of the United States, and, as I am about to embark, this bond has been broken by the Corruption of Our Central Bodies of Government, Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Agency, and the Press.
          This means that while Americans have been kept busy with the non-essential, info-tainment of the Press, both Print and Broadcast, these bodies along with all key positions in the Government of the United States, have been subverted and replaced with loyalist Felons and Street Prostitutes as legitimate Journalists, Political Appointees, Judges, and even Entertainment Personnel.

          This means that along with the Silent Subversion of the 1st Amendment of Our Constitution, a facade of disinformation has cloaked the atrocity with unfounded fears of the necessity to increase the National Security risks assessed to convince the Citizens of the United States that loss of their personal freedoms, restriction on travel, and the production of “Fake News” in warranted to maintain the Secrecy of the Criminal Enterprise Our Government has become.

          I became aware of this situation in quite an unconventional manner.

          As I have described over the past 8 years, to United States Government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congress, the United States Senate, and News Media alike, without material response, I met over 150 Pimps, Prostitutes, and Individuals involved in criminal acts in the related to the before mentioned street crimes on the streets of Sacramento, California during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

          Since my involvement with these persons over a 7 year period, 2 of the persons involved in narcotics use and prostitution have become Presidents of the United States of America.

          With the addition of a First Lady, a Supreme Court Justice, State Senator, City Mayor, and County District Attorney of Sacramento, there are nearly 150 persons that have been placed, appointed, hired, or infiltrated into the Newsrooms of America.
          One could look at this as a miracle of some great proportion, but in fact, the pattern sings of racketeering, espionage, and the criminal manipulation of All Avenues of Control and Command of the United States Government and the Media.

          And, after engaging in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America ...I find this UN-Acceptable!
          The Red ‘X’ Society was formed as an Idea, to redress this wrong, and hold those accountable for this Horrific Tragedy of United States Government Miss-Management, and urge All Americans to display the Red ‘X’ until this matter is resolved in accordance with the written word of the U.S. Constitution.


          Red 'X' Society
          sacramentovalleynews.com
  • Hedgehog Girl

    Hedgehog Girl
        • great work. I suppose with all these needles she's a bit touchy
        • Hot girl. she will end up dating a prick

          great work
        • Just like a Coyote!, You have to roll her over with your paw before you can eat her.

          Great Chop! Burnfaery!
        • LOL John!
          Congratulations on the silver, BF!
  • Slippers

    Slippers
        • This was Very Inventive.

          The Dawgs look all Tuckered Out!

          Great! Job!
        • Creative work. Bronze congratulations, otzie!
  • I always wanted a Tyrolian hat!

    I always wanted a Tyrolian hat!
        • Clean work, looks like a real photo - congratulations on the wood, Tarkus!
  • The barber shop

    The barber shop
  • Hog Evolution

    Hog Evolution
  • Koal-hog

    Koal-hog
        • The idea has a merit, but I wish the face was not blurry - it is sharp in the source
  • Spikey Spartan

    Spikey Spartan
        • Add some depth to the face? burn lightly, shadow,blend.
        • Hilarious concept! Wanna see some razors he uses
  • Zebrama Hedgehog

    Zebrama Hedgehog
        • The Coup D’E tat of the United States Press

          Red 'X' Society·Wednesday, March 1, 2017

          by Tracy Mapes

          SACRAMENTO,California--In America, it has long been held that there is a sacred bond between the United States Government, and the People of the United States.

          That bond is the unbendable document called the Constitution of the United States, and, as I am about to embark, this bond has been broken by the Corruption of Our Central Bodies of Government, Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Agency, and the Press.
          This means that while Americans have been kept busy with the non-essential, info-tainment of the Press, both Print and Broadcast, these bodies along with all key positions in the Government of the United States, have been subverted and replaced with loyalist Felons and Street Prostitutes as legitimate Journalists, Political Appointees, Judges, and even Entertainment Personnel.

          This means that along with the Silent Subversion of the 1st Amendment of Our Constitution, a facade of disinformation has cloaked the atrocity with unfounded fears of the necessity to increase the National Security risks assessed to convince the Citizens of the United States that loss of their personal freedoms, restriction on travel, and the production of “Fake News” in warranted to maintain the Secrecy of the Criminal Enterprise Our Government has become.

          I became aware of this situation in quite an unconventional manner.

          As I have described over the past 8 years, to United States Government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congress, the United States Senate, and News Media alike, without material response, I met over 150 Pimps, Prostitutes, and Individuals involved in criminal acts in the related to the before mentioned street crimes on the streets of Sacramento, California during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

          Since my involvement with these persons over a 7 year period, 2 of the persons involved in narcotics use and prostitution have become Presidents of the United States of America.

          With the addition of a First Lady, a Supreme Court Justice, State Senator, City Mayor, and County District Attorney of Sacramento, there are nearly 150 persons that have been placed, appointed, hired, or infiltrated into the Newsrooms of America.
          One could look at this as a miracle of some great proportion, but in fact, the pattern sings of racketeering, espionage, and the criminal manipulation of All Avenues of Control and Command of the United States Government and the Media.

          And, after engaging in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America ...I find this UN-Acceptable!
          The Red ‘X’ Society was formed as an Idea, to redress this wrong, and hold those accountable for this Horrific Tragedy of United States Government Miss-Management, and urge All Americans to display the Red ‘X’ until this matter is resolved in accordance with the written word of the U.S. Constitution.


          Red 'X' Society
          sacramentovalleynews.com
  • Hedgehog Ride

    Hedgehog Ride
  • The mother

    The mother
  • Hedgehog Love

    Hedgehog Love
  • hedgantula

    hedgantula
  • Mushrooms

    Mushrooms
  • Snake

    Snake
  • Tyrolean hat

    Tyrolean hat
  • Boss Hog

    Boss Hog
  • Nice to meet you

    Nice to meet you
  • Hoffburgers

    Hoffburgers
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The Eurasian hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) is a mammal of the echinoid family, a generation of wood hedgehogs Appearance: The hedgehog is a well-known small animal, whose back and sides are covered by short dark needles. The needles are 3cm in length; adult hedgehogs have 5000—6000, their young — only 3000. The needles are white at the base and at the end; they are painted by strips of black, white and brown colors in the middle. The fur on the muzzle, feet and paunch is rigid. The breast and throat are monophonic, without white stains, unlike similar four-toed hedgehogs. The length of a body is 135-265 mm; the hedgehog weighs on average 700—800 g, but before hibernation it can be 1200 g. Males are larger than females. A muzzle is extended and mobile; the nose is sharp and constantly damp. The eyes are black and round. The ears are short (less than 3.5cm), rounded and are almost hidden in a fur. The extremities are five-fingered, with sharp claws; the upper extremities are slightly longer than the lower extremities. On the top jaw there are 20 small sharp teeth, on the lower jaw16. The needles: The needles of the hedgehog are hollow and are filled with air and divided by diametrical disks into compartments. Under the skin of the back of the hedgehog it has a special muscle panniculus carnosis which at its contraction allows it to be turned off in a prickly sphere. Each needle grows 12 to18 months; the fall-off goes slowly .On average for a year only one needle from three varies (basically in the spring and in the autumn). Distribution: The habitation area of an ordinary hedgehog covers Europe (including Ireland and Britain), Caucasus, Transcaucasia and Asia Minor. It is rare after the latitude of 60° north. In Russia it is found in the midland of the European part, in the Middle Ural and in the south of Western Siberia. In the end of the 19th century it has been acclimatized in New Zealand, where it is numerous now. Judging by fossil remains it was found before in the North America. Mode of life and nutrition: The hedgehog is the native of forest-meadows and steppe zones. It comes into zones of a taiga and semi-desert only on valleys of the big rivers and their large inflows. It avoids dense forests and spacious bogs; the biggest area of distribution is at the edges of coppices, forest belts, and small glades and in flood plains. You can meet them in mountains (to 2000 m above sea level), it is usual in the cultivated districts: gardens, parks and personal plots. The hedgehog has an individual mode of life. Males aggressively protect the feeding territory from each other. The areas of the feeding territory of the males are from 7 to 39 hectares, females — from 6.9 to 10 hectares. Plots of males can be crossed with plots of females, but plots of pregnant and feeding females are never crossed. Within its plot the hedgehog arranges several nests (up to 10), which are hidden in a thorny bush, under logs, in heaps of brushwood, etc. The hedgehog sleeps, having curtailed into a loose ball. When it gets frosty (lower than +10 °C), having saved up fatty stocks, the hedgehog corks an entry in the hole and runs into hibernation which the duration depends on the environmental conditions. Hibernation comes to an end in April when the air temperature rises to +15 °C. The hedgehog basically eats insects (bugs, earwigs) and their larvae, slugs, snails and earthworms. Dogs, foxes, polecats, badgers and large owls hunt for hedgehogs. Hedgehogs have a sharp sense of smell and hearing but their sight weak. They run with a speed of up to 3 m/s and swim and climb well. Hedgehogs utter various sniffing and sneezing sounds, grumble and chatter. Young hedgehogs, being in a nest, utter whistle and quacking sounds similar to the ones birds make. The advantages and harm for people: The Eurasian hedgehog is useful thanks to the destruction of harmful insects: among insects eaten by it — May beetle, ground beetles, caterpillars of the black arches and the gipsy moth. At the same time the hedgehog destroys baby birds and eggs of small birds nesting on the earth. Hedgehogs also plunder hens and abduct chickens. The hedgehog can be a carrier of such diseases as dermatomycosis, a yellow fever, salmonellosis, and leptospirosis. Pincers and fleas are found on them in considerable quantities. Hedgehogs are in the number of owners on which pincers are fed in all phases of development. In forests hedgehogs collect on themselves ticks, including encephalitic ticks. The hedgehog easily adapts to life near people and often is kept as a pet. It is known that the Romans in the 4th century BC reared hedgehogs for the sake of their meat - it was baked together with needles in clay. Some national medicines (in particular from alopecia) included ashes, bile, entrails or blood of the hedgehogs. * Also hedgehogs in case of danger defecate and, being turned into a ball, start to go for a drive in their own excrements, frightening off a source of danger with a pungent smell; * The widespread opinion that hedgehogs pin food on needles is erroneous; sometimes they transfer the leaves pinned on the needles to their nest.