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Judi


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Challenge: The Eyes Have It! (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges People
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Australia
Date: Feb 4, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Portraiture, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 5, 2008

Post Challenge:

Wow...what can I say? I was stoked this got first....I thought it might get top 5...but Blue???...wahooooooooooo!! Kita stood beside me with a big grin on her face as this challenge rolled over. We sat on 7.000 for ages during the week...and then sunk way down in the last hours. At rollover 30 votes got wiped which pushed me back up .05.

This image was a rush job. The night before the challenge started I decided to do this right on Kita's bed time. A 10 minute make up job...then stood her in the shower and sprayed her face with hairspray and then threw glitter over the makeup..hence the eyelashes...then about 10 shots under the studio lights...a quick wash off and into bed. I was dead tired from writing the Floods book...so this was not my best work...but a big shock on the votes.

So thankyou, thankyou everyone.

But most of all...thanks Kita...you are the best babe.


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 299
Avg (all users): 6.9649
Avg (commenters): 8.1333
Avg (participants): 6.8158
Avg (non-participants): 7.0395
Views since voting: 10081
Views during voting: 442
Votes: 228
Comments: 56
Favorites: 19 (view)


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02/18/2008 03:07:38 AM
Judi, Judi, Judi... can I borrow a ribbon? ;-)
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02/16/2008 06:48:19 PM
C0ngratulations Judi!! another feather in your cap. It certainly was an outstanding shot (as usual) with an outstanding model!
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02/16/2008 10:04:40 AM
Congratulations Judi! This is BEAUTIFUL!!!
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02/16/2008 01:34:09 AM
Congrats Judi! Your Kita has great eyes.
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02/14/2008 06:16:41 PM
Amazing Photo, Ms. Judi! However, just remember that glitter makes great seasoning,...but...No Worries! You are excellent, expert, exquisite, and glittery, but not flaky! :} Get it? Friendly little barb to a superb photographer! :)
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02/14/2008 06:01:28 PM
Congratulations Judi on another amazing entry. Knew it was yours... unmistakable style. R
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02/14/2008 03:05:25 PM
Absolutally outstanding work Judi & Kita, Amazing clarity of the eyes.
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02/14/2008 02:31:21 AM
Congrats Judi!!! Maybe you should change your moniker to "Judi Blue"! :)

And thank Kita for us too! She is a wonderful model for all that you do... and WE are the ones who reap the rewards! Such wonderful shots!!!

But be careful, Judi! Some nasty UNknowing person could label you with child brutality. First you bend her up and around like a rubber Gumby:
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and now you festoon her with pretty stuff postponing her bedtime. Just kidding!!

Way to go, Kiddo!!

Message edited by author 2008-02-14 02:32:29.
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02/14/2008 02:07:15 AM
Congrats Judi. Nice touch going with all those tropical colors. :P
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02/13/2008 06:36:41 PM
I knew this was going to get first place!

I gave it a 10 :]
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02/13/2008 06:05:19 PM
A stunning shot and a well earned ribbon -- way to go!
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02/13/2008 05:53:49 PM
what a stunning shot for so little prep time! And a great model too!
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02/13/2008 04:39:27 PM
Judi at this rate I'll never catch up to you. I was sure this was yours and now I know. You rock Judi. How do you find the time, I wonder, but that's what makes you great you find the time. All the best to you and yours.

MAX!
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02/13/2008 11:03:25 AM
Congrats Judi :)
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02/13/2008 10:08:56 AM
Congrats Judi. You are my inspiration, and I always look forward to seeing your work. This is great. Congrats again.
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02/13/2008 07:55:49 AM
congrats on your snapshot
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02/13/2008 07:38:58 AM
Wow! Beautfiully
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02/13/2008 07:01:34 AM
WTG Judi! Very creative and awesome photo!
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02/13/2008 06:41:40 AM
Wow! Beautfiully strong image. Congrats on the ribbon - well deserved!
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02/13/2008 06:09:39 AM
Congrats Judi!
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02/13/2008 05:39:31 AM
Congrats, a really nice pic.
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02/13/2008 03:20:26 AM
Judi!! ...Kita!! :D What a team! Congrats!
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02/13/2008 02:58:18 AM
Go Australia........ Nice one Judi, as always excellent work. Well done

Alan
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02/13/2008 02:27:30 AM
Your poor family.
:P

I tried this kinda' shot too, but all I had was brake dust and an unsuspecting kid walking by.
It didn't look right. lol

Glad you snagged the blue on this Judi!! WooHoo!
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02/13/2008 02:14:02 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations!!
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02/13/2008 02:07:25 AM
I knew it was Kita! Congratulations!
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02/13/2008 01:30:09 AM
Congratulations to you and your beautiful girl once again Judi - Wonderful!
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02/13/2008 01:00:28 AM
omg you blue hog :)
awesome congrats Captain of Aust-Oly-DPC Team
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02/13/2008 12:54:17 AM
Wooooohooooo!!! WTG Judi!!
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02/13/2008 12:38:12 AM
Judi, Judi, Judi... you're on a roll :-D Congrats!
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02/13/2008 12:36:23 AM
Gorgeous as usually Judi, I dont know where you find the time girl... Great work!!

-dave
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02/13/2008 12:31:40 AM
Beautiful!! Congrats!!
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02/13/2008 12:17:28 AM
Schweeeeeet! So shaarp. You really are the queen of strobes. Congratulations :)

My bad, no strobes :)

Message edited by author 2008-02-13 00:21:34.
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02/13/2008 12:15:00 AM
Grats on the ribbon. Kita pulled it off again.
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02/13/2008 12:14:56 AM
This is a great shot! Congratulations!
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02/13/2008 12:07:01 AM
Congrats Judi.

Awesome image
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02/13/2008 12:06:08 AM
WooHoo Congrats!!!!

:-D
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02/13/2008 12:05:09 AM
Congrats, Judi!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2008 11:50:40 PM
Amazing deal in this shot.
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02/11/2008 07:23:39 PM
Very pretty colors and cool bokeh. The makeup overwhelms the eyes a bit but still a lovely image. Back to bump you up to 8.
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02/11/2008 01:33:17 AM
circus lady
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02/11/2008 12:22:21 AM
Great detail & composition - fab shot! << 8 >>
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02/10/2008 02:21:01 AM
Easily one of my top ten
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02/09/2008 06:49:38 PM
fantastic focus and the shallow depth of field works well.
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02/08/2008 11:26:19 PM
Fabulous capture! The glitter really makes those pretty eyes pop!
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02/08/2008 08:49:40 AM
Lovely. There's so much potential distraction here, but your framing and DoF make sure that the viewer's eye is always drawn back to that one magical spot. Nice work.
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02/07/2008 11:39:00 PM
i love the sharpness of the left eye and i think that it stands out partly due to such shallow dof. I think though that if the eye was any less sharp the shallow dof would actually be a negative thing. 7
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02/07/2008 07:38:30 PM
Beautiful! One of my favorites!
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02/07/2008 03:19:11 PM
Well chosen focus point and depth.
Nice contrast between the "silly" makeup and the natural eye
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02/07/2008 11:19:07 AM
I think the glitter detracts from what is a great photo. All the elements are there already...lighting, focus, composition. Without glitter...I'd give it 8. With the glitter...a 6.
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02/06/2008 09:17:33 PM
Very nice. Great color, the glitter is a little overpowering in this image and takes a way from the eyes somewhat.
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02/06/2008 12:54:49 PM
marvelous colors here! -7
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02/06/2008 10:21:24 AM
Lovely clarity in the eye and lashes... really nicely executed...
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02/06/2008 09:03:12 AM
Great colours
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02/06/2008 06:46:53 AM
Nice Sharp Eye
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02/06/2008 01:27:12 AM
Wow!
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