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Judi


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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Fairy Tales II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges Infrared
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Australia
Date: Dec 1, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Portraiture, Infrared
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 82
Avg (all users): 7.8030
Avg (commenters): 8.8710
Avg (participants): 7.7000
Avg (non-participants): 7.8282
Views since voting: 19828
Views during voting: 522
Votes: 203
Comments: 116
Favorites: 38 (view)


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04/13/2011 04:19:24 PM
Beautiful
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01/18/2008 07:22:52 PM
It´s first time I´m looking this site and saw this challenge theme.
Than I found your pic. it´s so beautiful work. I hope sometime do things as like you do!
Thanks, for the before/after and data about yours pictures
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01/17/2008 06:12:50 PM
I went into your portfollio, you do fantastic work!
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12/19/2007 11:00:51 AM
Magical little fairy - this photo should be on the cover of a child's book - ethereal

Message edited by author 2007-12-20 09:11:00.
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12/19/2007 03:59:22 AM
congratulations on the award, this is yet another teriffic shot from your talented eye. BTW happy birthday, would of sent something soon except for some computer issues.
cheers Jase
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12/16/2007 07:25:24 AM
Outstanding photo. You are one of the best!!!!!
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12/14/2007 12:48:15 PM
Although I did also like the Kiss one, Im a huge fan of your IR photos, haveta go with this one ;)

-dave
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12/12/2007 03:43:48 AM
Pretty, very nice enviornment.
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12/11/2007 09:15:34 PM
Congrats, well deserved. Nice shot.
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12/11/2007 04:53:53 PM
Congrats on your new PB! Magical shot! It has the WOW factor!
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12/11/2007 03:17:34 PM
judi i must say i am not suprised that this was your image. Great and very imaginative image.
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12/11/2007 01:39:09 PM
Very well done ... I'm in awe!
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12/11/2007 09:59:02 AM
better learn how to make cappa!!! and now you know what your camera can do so show us!!
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12/11/2007 08:20:50 AM
Time to take over the hot beverage duty!
;-)
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12/11/2007 04:37:11 AM
congratulations Judi. well- deserved. Beautiful
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12/11/2007 01:37:32 AM
Great photo. Hope this jump starts your daughters barista career!
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12/11/2007 01:33:16 AM
Just realized this was a new PB... sweet!
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12/11/2007 12:54:59 AM
Absolutely stunning! Congrats on the blue.
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12/10/2007 06:20:53 PM
Congrats on the blue!
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12/10/2007 05:47:27 PM
Congrats on a well deserved blue.
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12/10/2007 04:48:21 PM
COTBR and PB!
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12/10/2007 04:41:23 PM
totally beautiful image .. i particularly like her ear !!! .. along with the ir look, the soft water, your choice of colours and the imaginative and excellent idea .. congratulations on an awesome photograph, a pb and another ribbon .. :)
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12/10/2007 04:00:42 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!! Nice work.
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12/10/2007 02:55:03 PM
Congrats on the blue! I knew it would make home page.
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12/10/2007 02:30:48 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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12/10/2007 02:24:15 PM
Judi congrats on an amazing entry. Truly it screams fairy tale and your editing and idea were incredible. Congrats again on the Ribb and a great entry.
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12/10/2007 12:29:03 PM
Wow amazing Judi, I knew this one would win :)
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12/10/2007 12:25:15 PM
What a great shot! Love it!
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12/10/2007 12:19:27 PM
congratz on the blue, beutiful pic
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12/10/2007 11:36:30 AM
Congrats on a beautiful photo and a well-deserved blue (to go with the hair, no doubt)! :-)
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12/10/2007 11:30:05 AM
Judi, congrats! this shot is absolutely perfect for the challenge. well conceived, and the use of IR was brilliant.
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12/10/2007 10:44:26 AM
Bautiful: this is exactly the kind of image I would have wanted to enter. Well done! Captures the challenge spirit perfectly.
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12/10/2007 10:35:11 AM
Another example of your amazing talent! Love it!
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12/10/2007 10:11:02 AM
Ohhh, Crazy. Right On!!
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12/10/2007 09:49:48 AM
IR perfection! Great use of IR imagery along with superb PP skills. Not overdone but yet just enough to bring the picture alive. You amaze me with your dedication in pulling off a shot like this. Great job from A-2-Z on this one. Congratulations on your Blue and a wonderful photograph.
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12/10/2007 09:31:55 AM
Congratulations Judy on your winning Ribbon. This really beautiful. :)
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12/10/2007 08:49:15 AM
beautiful image, wonderful for this time of year too! CONGRATS on BR!!

Sweet dreams are made of this
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12/10/2007 08:47:44 AM
I'm so happy this one got the blue - I love it!! Congrats!!
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12/10/2007 08:44:31 AM
I knew this would win. Congrats!
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12/10/2007 08:21:07 AM
beautiful Judi ;-)
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12/10/2007 07:57:16 AM
You seem to have the magic touch!!! Congrats.
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12/10/2007 07:50:21 AM
Judi, this is absolutely stunning! I was one of your many 10's. Look at that huge score. Huge congrats.
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12/10/2007 06:15:31 AM
Yep was my number 1! ;p Congrats!!!!!!!!!
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12/10/2007 05:55:04 AM
Absolutely beautiful Judi! Congrats on the Blue.
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12/10/2007 05:28:22 AM
brilliant shot. This was my immediate shot I saw as the BLUE. well done. By far the best
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12/10/2007 05:14:02 AM
Wow, Judi!!! This is spectacular!!! Congrats!
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12/10/2007 05:00:26 AM
congrats on the blue, sweet shot.
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12/10/2007 03:36:44 AM
Originally posted by Larus:

Congrat´s Judi, but why use the D70 when you got a 5D lying around? You aussies are a crazy bunch... Guess it was cause of the IR effect.


Hahahaha...I am a Canon girl...I only use the Nikon for the coloured IR effects! If it wasn't for Kita using the Nikon, I would actually have it converted!
12/10/2007 03:28:04 AM
this was the ony 10 i have put down in this challenge! Congrats!
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12/10/2007 03:23:59 AM
Congrat´s Judi, but why use the D70 when you got a 5D lying around? You aussies are a crazy bunch... Guess it was cause of the IR effect.
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12/10/2007 03:03:36 AM
Good job! I think I like the original just as much.
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12/10/2007 03:02:08 AM
beautiful picture...congratulations/well done
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12/10/2007 02:48:17 AM
I knew you would win this challenge Judi.
Fantastic image, congrats on a personal best.
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12/10/2007 02:36:08 AM
genius! congrats
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12/10/2007 02:32:13 AM
Nice one Judi. Congrats on another Ribbon.
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12/10/2007 02:16:04 AM
Well Done!! Congratulations!
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12/10/2007 01:29:51 AM
Ah! The ex-sandgroper strikes again!! : ) Congrats Judi! : )
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12/10/2007 01:01:08 AM
You little ripper. Great effort deserving of a ribbon. wel done, Judi.
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12/10/2007 12:56:28 AM
Beautiful work Judi! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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12/10/2007 12:47:15 AM
Great job on this and well deserved score. Congrats :)
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12/10/2007 12:45:37 AM
Look at that score as it says everything.....
Totally worth the BLUE ribbon, and congratulations on your PB.....
You totally ROCK.....
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12/10/2007 12:35:17 AM
holy *!@$ congrats on your new personal best! This shot has it all, a well-deserved blue
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12/10/2007 12:29:34 AM
WTG, Judi! Excellent shot, big congrats on winning the Blue.
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12/10/2007 12:27:01 AM
Beautiful shot in a tough challenge. It was brilliant to think of using IR to get the cold tree look.
Congrats!
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12/10/2007 12:23:34 AM
WTG JUDI!!! I knew this would finish on top. Outstanding work. Wasn't sure whose this was, but thought I recognized the girl... ;-) CONGRATS!
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12/10/2007 12:21:14 AM
Congrats Judi, very nice!No fair changing the hair color though :-P
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12/10/2007 12:18:16 AM
Your getting your moneys' worth out of that filter....congrats.
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12/10/2007 12:17:38 AM
YEAH BABY... you go girl ;)

Excellent photo ;) Congrats :)
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12/10/2007 12:12:11 AM
I recognize those ears!! GRatz on the blue ribbon, red. :)
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12/10/2007 12:10:54 AM
congrats Judi, well deserved!
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12/10/2007 12:09:28 AM
Beautiful work. Congrats on the blue.
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12/10/2007 12:04:35 AM
Had that Judi look to it for sure. Nice job. One of my top picks.
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12/10/2007 12:04:33 AM
Congratulations on the blue and the scores. It is a wonderful image.
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12/10/2007 12:04:19 AM
Hey great score by the way...you BLITZED!
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12/10/2007 12:03:50 AM
Another ribbon for Judi...well done! Have this a 9
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12/10/2007 12:03:33 AM
congrats! i thought you would be in this challenge :)
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12/10/2007 12:02:03 AM
Great shot Judi. Knew this was you. Awesome processing.
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12/10/2007 12:01:41 AM
Great score Judi! Knew this would be a whopper. COngrats!
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12/10/2007 12:01:09 AM
YEAH BABY!!! :-D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2007 10:04:19 PM
So pretty and magical! Very cool use of the IR.
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12/09/2007 09:30:44 PM
Wow. This is wonderful! I'll be looking for some details on how you did this one when the challenge is over. A solid 9.
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12/09/2007 04:40:37 PM
Wow. Love this shot, I think it's definitely ribbon-worthy. 10
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12/09/2007 10:55:39 AM
Beautiful scene - very Fairy Tale-like. My only nit-pick is the upper left corner but I know you have to take nature as it comes ;-)
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12/09/2007 04:32:05 AM
wonderful for the challenge, the IR adds to the surreal effect...the ears look a little big, but other than that, great 9
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12/09/2007 03:53:17 AM
wow! awesome shot
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12/08/2007 10:48:17 PM
wow! exceptionally beautiful
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12/07/2007 03:39:17 PM
Neat idea. I love the ghostly blue in the water.
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12/07/2007 03:27:59 PM
Very very fitting for this challenge. Very surreal and nicely edited. This is definately a favorite of mine for this challenge.
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12/07/2007 10:01:36 AM
Awesome shot.
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12/06/2007 10:43:52 PM
Gorgeous use of color. Just a wonderful shot.
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12/06/2007 09:08:21 PM
Beautiful image! I would have cropped a bit off the top, bu that's just me. Awesome coloring. 9
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12/06/2007 03:13:07 PM
Lovely image! Captures the essence of the challenge beautifully - Very Well Done!!
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12/06/2007 08:25:23 AM
Absolutely magical
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12/06/2007 12:51:30 AM
OMG. I've only gone through 30 images, but this is the winner. IR photography? Very nice. Nothing to improve.
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12/04/2007 08:42:44 PM
This is my fav! Excellant. I only would have crop some off the top to hide the blue sky in the corner. Overall Great!!
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12/04/2007 02:18:57 PM
very well done... one of the better in this challenge
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12/03/2007 11:55:27 PM
This is stunning!
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12/03/2007 11:23:46 PM
well done -8
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12/03/2007 08:44:09 PM
The processing on this is perfect for this challenge! What an excellent image. Please post the original! I love this.
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12/03/2007 07:19:17 PM
this will be by the top of the pack for sure. Very cool colors and infrared work. Reminds of 21_F.gif Judi's IR portraits.
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12/03/2007 06:58:38 PM
WOW.. STUNNING! The yellows and greens are so unexpected in this otherwise IR image. Fantastic work.
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12/03/2007 12:26:43 PM
wow, this is really cool. How did you achieve the IR look and kept the color in the model? If you shoot IR you wouldn't see the colors in her hair/dress right?
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12/03/2007 11:44:33 AM
nice one. definitely fairy tale-ish.
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12/03/2007 10:58:32 AM
Like a beatiful painting
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12/03/2007 10:11:07 AM
Great imagination, well executed.
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12/03/2007 09:28:44 AM
How beautiful, mystifying, and imaginative this is.
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12/03/2007 08:38:53 AM
OK, I am still early in voting in the challenge but this is the first shot that has stopped me in my tracks. The use of infrared and the fantastic colour PP on top of this has created a truly magical effect. I can almost hear the running water and see the nymphs and fawns leaping around

Super shot 9 (and I could well be back to bump upwards later)
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12/03/2007 08:25:10 AM
Pretty! Looks sufficiently dreamy and the contrast between the colorful fairy and the trees is lovely.
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12/03/2007 07:01:37 AM
One of my top picks of the challenge. Great use of infrared and wonderful postprocessing. Bumping up.
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12/03/2007 05:02:33 AM
the winner no doubt about it
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12/03/2007 12:45:44 AM
oh wow!...this is awesome...ribbon for sure...my 2nd and last 10 of the challenge..Good Luck!
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12/03/2007 12:42:12 AM
one of my two 10's . favorited it..
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12/03/2007 12:41:27 AM
I love this one, simply beautiful, really has a fantasy feel to it.
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12/03/2007 12:34:51 AM
Judi?
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12/03/2007 12:25:19 AM
Beautiful. Just lovely.
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12/03/2007 12:07:21 AM
This is surreal. I love it. Perfect 10 from me
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