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A Dental Drill And Bit
2nd PlaceA Dental Drill And Bit
GolferDDS


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tools of the Trade (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Dentistry
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: The Office
Date: Jul 21, 2005
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/40 sec
Galleries: Macro, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Jul 21, 2005

A Dental highspeed handpiece with fiberoptics taken with a Canon EF 100mm 1:2.8 macro. The backround is a stainless steel sink. ISO 400, Aperture 5.0, Speed 1/40 sec. A mix of fluorescent and natural light. No flash. The handpiece was running at a full 500,000 rpms. The image was slightly cropped, sharpened, increased saturation and Neat Image used.

Thanks to everyone for voting my picture to a 2nd place ribbon. It is always a great thrill to have one's image do well amongst such a talented group of fellow DPCers. Being a member of DPC has been a wonderful experience and has helped me develop my photographic skills. I strive to continue to improve and I hope to ribbon again soon!!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 342
Avg (all users): 6.9619
Avg (commenters): 7.8387
Avg (participants): 6.7287
Avg (non-participants): 7.1500
Views since voting: 27123
Views during voting: 449
Votes: 289
Comments: 58
Favorites: 9 (view)


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08/14/2005 05:57:30 PM
i HATE this
but it's a great photo. ;)
good job!
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08/05/2005 03:03:26 AM
Amazing shot and you've managed to make it come to life almost, congratulations!
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08/03/2005 05:14:34 PM
I never thought dental drill could be such a fasinating subject. You've mangaged to take a tool most ppl really don't like and put it in a creative and interesting compostion. Really well done. I saw this in the voting and liked it, but didn't have time to comment.
Good job and keep up the good work.
Now frame it and give it to your dentist, or if you're a dentist hang it up in your waiting-room.
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08/03/2005 03:21:47 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! This was my favorite to ribbon in this challenge. Now I know what this looks like, I usually have my eyes closed
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08/03/2005 02:43:51 PM
Congrats! This is very cool!
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08/03/2005 11:17:34 AM
Knew this one would ribbon! Great job - congrats!
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08/03/2005 10:50:04 AM
Congratulations!!! This is a wonderful shot!!!
This should have won the blue!!!

Message edited by author 2005-08-03 10:50:47.
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08/03/2005 08:55:46 AM
Congratulations! Very cool shot, my first thought was how did you do that without getting mist on your lens! I have a good friend who's a dentist, and I thought about going there for the challenge but didn't. I'll have to show him this. Congrat's again.
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08/03/2005 08:21:49 AM
great picture, i knew it was gonna be a ribbon winner
way to go
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08/03/2005 08:12:40 AM
Originally posted by sabphoto:

very well done, being a dental assistant I had this in mind also but then I wanted to do a setup of oral surgery tools with the doc and patient in the background. Had the doc that wanted to do it and everything, just didn't have the time to do it. You did it perfectly.

(p.s. their called burs not bits ;) )


Hi Scott,
Yes, I know they are called "Burs". Just thought "Bit" would be more easily recognizable and understood by non dental individuals :)
08/03/2005 07:56:35 AM
very well done, being a dental assistant I had this in mind also but then I wanted to do a setup of oral surgery tools with the doc and patient in the background. Had the doc that wanted to do it and everything, just didn't have the time to do it. You did it perfectly.

(p.s. their called burs not bits ;) )

Message edited by author 2005-08-03 07:56:58.
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08/03/2005 07:15:24 AM
Very unique I would never have thought of using a dentists tool. Well dont you your red.
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08/03/2005 05:51:38 AM
Congrats! Very nice! :)
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08/03/2005 01:23:27 AM
Congratulations! Fantastic capture!
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08/03/2005 12:29:57 AM
Well done and congratulations! Would have been good for a "Tools of Torture" challenge as well. ;-)
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08/03/2005 12:20:58 AM
Congratulations on getting people to like a picture of something they actually really would prefer to avoid. Shows your skill as a photographer, I would say!!
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08/03/2005 12:18:06 AM
CONGRATS... i can HEAR this drill... not to mention 'feel' it...lol.... well done... deserving for sure....
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08/03/2005 12:13:01 AM
Great shot! I especially like it because I hope to be on the giving end of those so loved tools one day.
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08/03/2005 12:10:08 AM
congrats! very nice pic but ouch at the same time :)
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08/03/2005 12:09:28 AM
What a great shot. Well worth a ribbon
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08/03/2005 12:09:04 AM
Congrats!! Well deserved.
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08/03/2005 12:06:18 AM
Congrats!
Glad you ribboned. Yay!
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08/03/2005 12:04:58 AM
NICE work!
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08/03/2005 12:04:24 AM
Hey Lawrence: congratulations on your RED with this spinning wonder. very well captured!
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08/03/2005 12:03:05 AM
Congratulations on 2nd :) - now to complete the set you need to get two blues :P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2005 01:26:10 PM
like the sharp focus on the drill with the soft flow of the spray on the bit
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08/02/2005 10:19:35 AM
{{{cringe}}}
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08/02/2005 12:34:36 AM
Very clean shot, great job! 9

Edit: 9 hu, must have been the bad beer, this shot is really a 10, bumping up...perfect stuff, great job!
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08/01/2005 01:08:20 AM
wonderful picture! meets the challenge very well
glad to give my first 10 out in only my 5th picture ive voted on

this is gonna win 1st place i know it
if there was an 11 id give it to ya
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07/31/2005 09:53:02 PM
Beautiful in its simplicity. Elegant lighting.
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07/31/2005 11:06:23 AM
its a fear
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07/30/2005 07:35:51 PM
Excellent shot. Good framing, great exposure and added drama from the ignition.-- 10
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07/30/2005 04:37:16 PM
FANTASTIC
I love this shot
the lighting and the focus are just perfect.
A 10 from me
ribbon winner without a doubt
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07/30/2005 01:30:52 PM
ugh! I hate dentists! BUT a very good pic, well shot, very sharp and great crop. deserves to be ribbon winner! 10
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07/29/2005 07:26:07 AM
great shot nasty subject
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07/29/2005 06:52:28 AM
I think I really would have liked this one even more if it was 90 degrees CCW
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07/28/2005 11:14:34 PM
And seeing this close up is supposed to make me like the dentist more??? Well done! Great photo!
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07/28/2005 10:46:59 PM
Good textures, well-focused, but something I'd rather not think about.
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07/28/2005 07:58:30 PM
Wow very very nice. How'd you get that glow there? That glow eventually blurs how'd you get the trail of light?
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07/28/2005 01:58:13 PM
Cool shot well done, good lighting and colour
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07/28/2005 01:00:46 PM
Good shot - I can feel it. (I would'a titled it 'Pain').
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07/28/2005 06:18:15 AM
how on earth you managed to pull a volumetric lighting shot here i dont know exactly, but you sure got it right. very very good entry.
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07/27/2005 11:33:19 PM
7 - Met the Challenge. I like the capture of the spray coupled with the light. Criticism; I would like to see said capture in more detail. I do not know if you have adjusted the color of the little light , but if you have, in my opinion I think a different color would have worked better to highlight the metal, perhaps blue. I would like to see a sharper focus on the drill?, and as I said more detail on the spray. The background is bland, and in my opinion needs 'something' to lift the subject up, but you may not have had any choice there. Original.
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07/27/2005 08:59:46 PM
This shot is exceptional, good luck
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07/27/2005 08:18:48 PM
nice... do you know a dentist? good job~!
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07/27/2005 07:30:28 PM
Just the sight of it makes me cringe! I love the water flow capture.
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07/27/2005 06:19:49 PM
Oh Dear more dental work......... I have a terrible dental fear and just looking at this shot makes my tummy churn........ Well done good lighting and creating that dental atmosphere 9
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07/27/2005 05:29:52 PM
Great job. I love the effect of the stuff blowing out of the tool. 9
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07/27/2005 05:05:45 PM
great colors and texture
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07/27/2005 04:12:58 PM
Makes me cringe, but good shot.
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07/27/2005 03:58:34 PM
The tools I fear the most!
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07/27/2005 02:52:37 PM
It hurts just to look at it...
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07/27/2005 12:52:36 PM
I hate going to the dentist... I love this photo though..
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07/27/2005 08:34:27 AM
Good catch and use of light. Should do well for you in this challenge.
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07/27/2005 08:11:46 AM
Gee! I can fill it... nice pic though
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07/27/2005 01:07:18 AM
Wow - phenomenal clarity and great composition. Very nice job. 10
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07/27/2005 01:05:52 AM
Just Love Lighting!!! Great Pic... Congratulations
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07/27/2005 12:22:51 AM
Finally a decent shot. Well executed with great detail. Good job!!! Perfect use of macro and light.
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