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Tribute to Yakatme's "Rainforest"
Tribute to Yakatme's "Rainforest"
Hipychik


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Deja Vu III (Advanced Editing V*)
Collection: 7's
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Date: Sep 10, 2007
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Sep 10, 2007

I really like yakatme's original so I thought I would give it a try. I couldn't find a leaf with more red in it but I thought this one would work. I know it's not nearly as good as the original but I hope he likes it!
Sooooo close! Thanks for all the great comments everyone!

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 111
Avg (all users): 7.3145
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 7.3148
Avg (non-participants): 7.3143
Views since voting: 4261
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 159
Comments: 45
Favorites: 12 (view)


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01/14/2013 10:30:03 PM
I like the strong colour, and the contrast between the simplicity of the frog and the detail on the leaf. A favourite.
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07/05/2008 07:46:53 AM
This is excellent, and now a favorite as well.....
Just look at that score.....
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03/09/2008 11:13:12 PM
Great silhouette of that little frog. Well deserved 4th place. Congrats!
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02/06/2008 10:23:40 PM
This is a stellar deja vu - really vibrant! Congrats on the near-ribbon!
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10/15/2007 10:20:02 AM
nice nice nice, cool photo ... congratz!!!
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09/27/2007 11:02:49 AM
Very nicely done Terry...congratulations on the HM!
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09/26/2007 04:55:45 PM
Congratulations on your 4th place! Your image is really outstanding. Such a compettitive challenge and a close call. You did so well and should be proud of it!!!
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09/25/2007 12:19:23 PM
Looks like you fell victim to the self-fulfilling prophecy of having a picture with dominant green wind up winning the "green" ribbon. Been there and done that! ;)

Sorry you just missed out on your first ribbon. I am quite sure you will get there soon enough.
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09/24/2007 06:46:16 PM
hot dang, congrats hipy!
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09/24/2007 09:41:29 AM
Congratulations Mom!!! You did a great job. I'm proud of you.
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09/24/2007 09:37:37 AM
In response to your comment "...but I hope he likes it!", I have to say that I absolutely LOVE IT!!! I am honored and very flattered that you chose Rainforest to pay tribute to. Thank you.

No, you weren't able to find a leaf with any red in it, but the detail that you got in the leaf structure is amazingly good and has a 3D look to it. It seems that you were actually able to get some shadows around the veins of the leaf.

Everything, from the position of the frog, the scale of the frog versus the leaf, the crop around the leaf so that the veins at the top exit the image at almost the exact same place as my crop, to even the border around the image has been very well recreated. You definitely took some time to pay attention to the details and recreate them here. edit to add---> I just noticed that you even found the original frog silhouette. I thought that you probably printed out Rainforest and cut out the frog from that. But no, the silhouette was cut out in a slightly different way and I can tell that it was as difficult for you as it was for me making clean cuts around the small details.

I am wondering if it was difficult to pull this off since it took me so many attempts and many retakes to overcome the various problems that I encountered, or were you able to accomplish this detailed reproduction easily by following my comments as to how I was finally able to make it? Did you find an easier way of cutting out the frog? What was your setup and did you also tape the leaf to glass for the backlighting? It would be very interesting to hear your account of how you created this great image.

Again, very nicely done with so much attention paid to the details of the original. It would have been nice to see this on the front page again but a top 5 finsh is a great accomplishment. Thank you for paying tribute to one of my images.

Message edited by author 2007-09-24 09:48:18.
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09/24/2007 09:24:37 AM
Terry, CONGRATULATIONS on your honorable mention and the phenomenal job you did on this photo! It is so awesome!
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09/24/2007 08:13:39 AM
Congrats on your HM, Terry! This is a fantastic recreation, looks just like the original!
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09/24/2007 08:06:56 AM
Fabulous shot Terry! Good job.
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09/24/2007 04:15:01 AM
Strewth lady, massive score and great shot.
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09/24/2007 02:54:23 AM
Congrats on the 4th, very good job!
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09/24/2007 02:05:41 AM
Great result and a super score...well done on your HM Terry
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09/24/2007 01:36:47 AM
very well done.
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09/24/2007 12:48:43 AM
Wow, Terry, congratulations! This is really good - well done and a great copy.
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09/24/2007 12:18:46 AM
Hey look at you, nice shot and finish!
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09/24/2007 12:15:49 AM
Holy cow!! Congrats on a stunning photograph, an amazing score, a 4th place star thingie, AND a new personal best! Great work on all counts!
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09/24/2007 12:15:24 AM
I'm impressed. Great job and congratulations
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09/24/2007 12:08:44 AM
Yahoo! Congrats, Terry, on your 4th place and new personal best! You got a 10 from me. :)
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09/24/2007 12:07:38 AM
Oh my gosh, Terry. Amazing!!! Amazing score, amazing 4th place, and amazing job on the emulation. Congratulations on your new PB. This is awesome.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2007 11:27:38 PM
Great tribute!!! Very nice.
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09/23/2007 12:07:22 PM
Well, since the original used a cut-out image I guess we can let you get by with the same. Very nice image. Not identical; to the origina but in ways more interesting IMHO.
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09/23/2007 10:38:51 AM
Excellent details on the leaf. Love how you got a 3D effect on it.
Now that we all know about the silhouette, one could spot some "imperfections" there, but taht doesn't take away anything from the image. Nicely done!!!
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09/23/2007 10:22:01 AM
Excellent, even taking into consideration it is a different kind of leaf (we have what we have). I will rate this one on the original artists intention . I think it is spot on in every aspect, a ten from me.
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09/23/2007 02:23:41 AM
Good work.
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09/21/2007 08:27:34 PM
love this image - 10
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09/21/2007 01:06:26 AM
Very sharp, nice silhouette. Good luck. 9
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09/20/2007 08:43:25 PM
Great color and saturation.
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09/20/2007 01:41:46 PM
The shape and positioning of the frogs limbs alomost loosk identical to the original. Did you print it and cut the frog out?

The lighting is great. One of the best renditions in the challenge.
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09/19/2007 03:39:05 PM
I liked the original a lot and I like this one as well. Love the green and the branching while the frog shadow keeps bringing the eye back into the composition.
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09/18/2007 04:24:16 PM
mmmm awesome! even the same frog position im impressed. beautiful
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09/18/2007 12:34:33 PM
The level of detail on the leaf and the rich green and yellow tones is simply stunning!!! Love the shadow of the frog that we see from the underside of this leaf. You did a stunningly bang up job on reproducing the original. Really excellent work and I have absolutely nothing to suggest on how to improve this one:-)
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09/18/2007 09:36:42 AM
In the ribbons for sure. Great shot.
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09/17/2007 09:35:59 PM
really well done.
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09/17/2007 05:02:15 PM
Excellent re-capture of this wonderful set-up...Bravo to you!! The green just 'pops' and the detail/clarity is spot on! *9*
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09/17/2007 08:06:44 AM
Very good retake.....
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09/17/2007 07:49:25 AM
Great idea but, it looks to me like the frog is pasted onto the leaf.
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09/17/2007 05:21:39 AM
Great silhouette! nicely done
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09/17/2007 04:45:31 AM
VERY good.
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09/17/2007 03:57:45 AM
clever! as good as the original.
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09/17/2007 12:17:42 AM
great effort...what can I say? well done
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