Flattery: Sold!

Challenge #44 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Back in September 2006, I received an email from Next Advertising in Romania wanting to use this photo for billboards and flyers for a phone company. At first I thought it was someone who just wanted to steal the photo. It turned out to be legit and $4116.00 later (for a non-exclusive contract of course), Carlos the Frog was on display in Poland. Carlos is actually a rather famous frog (#13 image all-time on photoSIG) and I got a couple emails from people telling me that my photo was stolen.
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Submitted: Saturday, 29th May, 2010 03:16 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 11th August, 2003
Focal length: 240 mm
Shutter speed: 3/10 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
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