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I got my eyes on you, Earthling!
3rd PlaceI got my eyes on you, Earthling!
IreneM


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Master of Disguise (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: My kitchen, Westphalia, Germany
Date: Mar 3, 2006
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500th s
Galleries: Action, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2006

Did a lot of water splashes trying to get the "alien" touch. On this one the white reflections on the stem (caused by the flashes on either side) made perfect eyes for my little monster.

Adjusted contrast and colour balance in Nikon Capture.
Reduced noise with Noise Ninja.
Cropped and resized in ACDSee 6.0.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 117
Avg (all users): 6.6892
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 6.1613
Avg (non-participants): 6.8137
Views since voting: 50300
Views during voting: 713
Votes: 325
Comments: 62
Favorites: 64 (view)


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08/24/2010 06:29:20 PM
Fantastic image I wonder how many shots you took to get this:)
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03/07/2007 05:06:15 PM
I am Lost for words - How do you do it. It is a great shot - well done.
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01/02/2007 11:00:04 AM
Another cute little shot - must try this sometime.
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03/28/2006 03:06:01 AM
impressive capture!
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03/21/2006 04:07:56 AM
Fragile, eery effect... well composed...
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03/21/2006 02:59:32 AM
marvellous, the effect is really nice! With the red color water. I do not how to explain it to show my thumbs face up!
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03/18/2006 06:02:43 AM
I love the effect!!!!
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03/17/2006 10:36:22 AM
Absolutely aMAZING!!!!!!!! Almost too perfect to be REAL! Congratulations not only on the ribbon, which of course is wonderful, but on getting the PERFECTLY executed photograph!

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03/16/2006 01:07:51 AM
I knew it. When I saw this photograph, I knew it was yours. I think it is a wonderful shot, and I scored it well. Have been trying my own water shots, but nothing to write home about. just wish I knew how you get all the elements to come together so well.
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03/15/2006 11:22:39 PM
Irene, congratulations!
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03/15/2006 07:08:09 PM
This is without a doubt the BEST water drop shot I have ever seen. Well done.
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03/15/2006 05:22:19 PM
beautiful!
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03/15/2006 02:02:37 PM
Congrads on the yellow. Nice photo and nice idea.
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03/15/2006 12:17:07 PM
One of the coolest splashes i have seen! Congratulations on your Yellow.
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03/15/2006 11:35:59 AM
One of the cooler "drop" shots
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03/15/2006 10:57:27 AM
Another classic "Irene" image - great shot and kudos re your ribbon.

Carl
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03/15/2006 08:02:59 AM
I thought this was yours. What a coincidence we just spoke about these types of images. Pbase, then you send me to dpreview and now here too. We have too many sites in common :) Congrats on the ribbon!
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03/15/2006 06:26:39 AM
Congratulations on the yellow, very well deserved!
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03/15/2006 02:57:49 AM
Originally posted by IreneM:

...and I will try to make my entries more "challenge fitting" in the future

Oh don't do it on my behalf.
Besides, what do I know - the voters obviously saw it - I didn't.
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03/15/2006 02:37:26 AM
Originally posted by BradP:

I'll come out and say publically, I gave this a 2
Superb shot, but have a real hard time with this image standing on it's own in this challenge without the title being crucial to the force fit.
I do think out of the box by the way, but maybe my box is a bit small.

I know, how to win friends here....nothing personal.


Thanks for commenting Brad. I know this was difficult to see - but I really tried to get the shot looking this way (with the "alien" looking at us earthlings). It's not just a image I gave a name to. However, this is a learning curve for me and I will try to make my entries more "challenge fitting" in the future.
Kind regards,
Irene
03/15/2006 01:24:19 AM
I don't see how this fits the challenge. Oh well, good shot anyway.
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03/15/2006 12:57:12 AM
I'll come out and say publically, I gave this a 2
Superb shot, but have a real hard time with this image standing on it's own in this challenge without the title being crucial to the force fit.
I do think out of the box by the way, but maybe my box is a bit small.

I know, how to win friends here....nothing personal.
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03/15/2006 12:46:30 AM
Stunning shot! Congrats!!
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03/15/2006 12:44:36 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon...I gave you 8 for this and am glad you got a spot on the podium
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03/15/2006 12:11:38 AM
very impressive! and congrats on the ribbon.
I'm amazed by this shot, I hope I can do something like this someday.
thanks for the inspiration.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/14/2006 12:02:28 PM
Just great shot.
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03/14/2006 07:31:20 AM
Wow really good one. What is this? Wine?
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03/13/2006 11:47:23 AM
that is so kool but i dont know wut it is
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03/13/2006 06:27:25 AM
Beautiful.... not sure about the disguise part, but its a wonderful shot.
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03/12/2006 11:23:01 PM
good chance of ribboning. good luck
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03/12/2006 05:48:26 PM
how did you make that splash??? the shape is awesome
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03/12/2006 01:54:42 PM
Downright spectacular!! Not my fav for meeting the challenge but definitely my fav in the beautiful category.
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03/12/2006 12:55:06 AM
Very, very cool shot.
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03/11/2006 08:36:52 PM
amazing capture, but i don't think it fits the challenge
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03/11/2006 12:18:30 PM
That is the perfect capture! I love the height and color of the drop. The the circle is near perfect too.

Well done! 10
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03/11/2006 12:00:34 PM
absolutly wonderful
i will have to try this my self (looks like a double hit )
could use just a bit more DOF but great crop !!
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03/11/2006 10:54:27 AM
Great water drop. Hope it didn't take too many tries
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03/11/2006 10:24:51 AM
whoah!!!!
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03/11/2006 08:25:20 AM
how in the world did you do that? looks like a nuclear bob to me :)
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03/10/2006 05:54:47 PM
Give the points for trying to do something different. Although it is a bit of plagiarism ;)
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03/10/2006 11:04:47 AM
Very nice water drop shot, one of the nicer I have seen, not sure how well it fits the challenge.
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03/10/2006 09:53:14 AM
Okay... that is a cool water drop photo.
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03/09/2006 07:45:38 PM
Crystal clear and unique take on the challenge. I think you are going to do extremely well with this one!
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03/09/2006 03:52:51 PM
well it really doesn't look like a UFO but it is a beautiful capture.
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03/09/2006 10:36:53 AM
cool photograph......like those red colors striking out in the corner of the circle and the waves too
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03/09/2006 07:48:45 AM
Gorgeous. I love the colors in this shot.
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03/08/2006 09:32:32 PM
tHIS GOES IN THE "HOW'D YOU DO THAT" BOOK. EXCELLENT SHOT. '10'
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03/08/2006 09:08:03 PM
Wonderful waterdrop!
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03/08/2006 02:22:51 PM
I'm not sure I get the disguise part, but this is certainly a beautiful image.
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03/08/2006 01:34:44 PM
VERY well taken! Dunno about the relevance to the competition name, but a very good photo (9)
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03/08/2006 12:09:07 PM
Beautiful picture, but wat too far of a stretch to fit the the theme. The title alone shouldn't be the only thing to qualify.
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03/08/2006 12:01:46 PM
i love the color
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03/08/2006 12:01:35 PM
Wow how did you do this.
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03/08/2006 10:20:23 AM
and the disguise is?
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03/08/2006 10:03:35 AM
this is a very well composed pic but the title is a little off to me.
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03/08/2006 09:34:17 AM
Wow!
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03/08/2006 08:51:52 AM
Awesome water drop! Im glad to finally see this done in a different color other than blue or clear. Great job!
~~Cher~~ :o)
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03/08/2006 08:34:11 AM
I tried something similar to this in a competition and got crushed. This is great. Much more of what I had in mind. Good luck 7
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03/08/2006 05:31:05 AM
this is a sensational shot...not sure how it fits the challenge, but wow, amazing
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03/08/2006 05:07:17 AM
I can only imagine how many shots you took to get this one. Well done.
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03/08/2006 02:14:49 AM
Stunning!!! i c.
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03/08/2006 01:57:44 AM
I miss the connection to the theme, but like this image, regardless.
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