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IreneM


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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Feb 6, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 s
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 10, 2008

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Yippeeee! thanks for the ribbon!
I had intended photographing a lily lying in a puddle for this challenge but I had order it from my local flower shop first. The shop owner said she would try and get my a lily for the next day but she couldn’t promise anything.
I said to her that it was a pity she didn’t have any in stock because I wanted to practise the lighting that evening. She then gave me a flower she had cut for a flower arrangement so that I could do my lighting check (nice lady).
Well, I got such a good result on the test flower she gave me that when she said the next day she couldn’t get any lilies till next week, I decided to enter my “test” shot result instead.
THANK YOU so much for the votes and comments. I didn’t think this would get such a good score. However, my husband (who thinks the photo’s great), had this “I told you so” grin on his face the whole week ;-)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.0205
Avg (commenters): 8.7647
Avg (participants): 6.7805
Avg (non-participants): 7.1947
Views since voting: 9187
Views during voting: 435
Votes: 195
Comments: 54
Favorites: 30 (view)


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02/25/2008 05:09:25 PM
Gorgeous conversion! What kind of flower is that anyway?
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02/21/2008 08:28:09 AM
nice click Irene...loved the way the silver detailing has come up... :)
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02/21/2008 12:21:03 AM
I dont need any thing just the photo.It`s great!
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02/21/2008 12:19:32 AM
No the lilly would not have given you this photo.This is as good as it gets.I will go back and re look at the flower.
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02/20/2008 09:02:45 PM
This is one of the best photo`s that I have seen.The detail in the floower is very good.It is very good.
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02/20/2008 12:16:45 PM
Lovely indeed. Mind sharing your PP?
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02/20/2008 11:01:28 AM
Irene, this is just beautiful! fantastic lighting and wonderful tones! Congrats on another ribbon!
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02/19/2008 11:23:45 PM
This is so pretty. I liked the glow of light reflecting the underside of the flower. It makes it look like silk. Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/19/2008 03:10:40 PM
Nice work on the lighting!
BTW we're doing smoke photography with the Photography Society tomorrow and I told our members to look at your pbase collection to get some inspiration.
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02/19/2008 01:46:39 PM
This image is breathtaking and in IMHO should have 1st. Congrats on ribbon
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02/19/2008 12:19:31 PM
A shot in hand is worth two lilies next week. You have puddles in your house? It must be the accumulation of water drops.
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02/19/2008 11:03:25 AM
Simply beautiful Irene, you rock!!!!!!!!!!
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02/18/2008 05:59:24 PM
"Beautiful" is a word that goes very well with your work, this image included. Congrats Irene
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02/18/2008 12:32:35 PM
WOW!!!

Really like the silky/glimmering feel to the flower. This shot is spot on.
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02/18/2008 12:20:24 PM
Exquisite Photo! Most Worthy! :)
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02/18/2008 11:56:54 AM
Another beautiful one. Congrats!
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02/18/2008 11:08:18 AM
nice job! im glad this did well
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02/18/2008 10:55:38 AM
Beautiful shapes and tones, Irene. Congrats!
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02/18/2008 10:55:01 AM
Oh my! Irene, I think this may actually be one of your best -- and that is saying ALOT!! The sparkly glowy look makes this so incredibly stunning! CONGRATULATIONS once again!

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02/18/2008 10:45:46 AM
So lovely! Great stuff, Irene! Congrats~
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02/18/2008 08:10:00 AM
You're an expert in such close-up images and I always appreciate your work, this photo included.
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02/18/2008 07:37:00 AM
It's a beauty Irene...love the detail and the duotone. Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/18/2008 06:48:48 AM
i loved this when i first saw it
congrats on the ribbon
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02/18/2008 02:53:40 AM
Congrats Irene, unmistakable yours, very well done!
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02/18/2008 02:13:35 AM
This is so amazingly beautiful. Would love to hear how you lit it.
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02/18/2008 01:45:18 AM
I would say the way you are going the ribbon hogs are about to lose thier mantle, absolutally awesome result.
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02/18/2008 01:40:09 AM
Beautiful lighting and execution. LOVE LOVE LOVE the color. Going into favs.
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02/18/2008 01:02:20 AM
Very nice Irene. Clean and sharp. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/18/2008 12:45:16 AM
Congrats Irene, on a beauty of a shot.
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02/18/2008 12:39:41 AM
WTG Irene!! This would make a beautiful print!
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02/18/2008 12:28:52 AM
Congrats Irene! You are just racking them up.
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02/18/2008 12:27:00 AM
Congrats on the ribbon. Beautiful photo, fun story behind it!
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02/18/2008 12:20:00 AM
Sumptious, Irene! Congrats on your ribbon!
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02/18/2008 12:14:11 AM
wow!
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02/18/2008 12:14:03 AM
Irene love to know how you achieved this awesome image..... Just beautiful and adding it to my favorites. You totally rock.....
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02/18/2008 12:01:50 AM
Congratulations! I was right! Well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2008 08:02:51 PM
Great reflection, love the tone and composition. 8
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02/17/2008 10:11:25 AM
very beautiful and well-done. the lighting to make it shimmer is perfect /10
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02/16/2008 11:58:24 PM
Love this idea crop and reflection very much........
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02/16/2008 10:52:49 AM
Outrages image, a 10 in my book
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02/16/2008 09:45:07 AM
WOW
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02/16/2008 09:11:47 AM
Very pretty. Nice contrast & detail & pleasant composition. Back to bump you up to 8******* ah let's just make it a 9...BUMP!
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02/14/2008 03:47:39 PM
Very nicely composed and lit image. Bumping up.
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02/14/2008 01:13:09 PM
Nice reflection, well lit and exposed. I like the monotone convertion also. Minor detail is that the water streak crossing the reflection is distraction. Without that this would be a top 3 finish.
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02/14/2008 08:37:53 AM
Excellent lighting, would like to know more about it. Love the detail.
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02/14/2008 08:23:27 AM
8 - Very nice. Wish the severed end wasn't so prominent though. Like the textures (of what appears to be a begonia) coupled with the tone, works well.
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02/12/2008 02:43:48 PM
Nice composition and detail!!!!
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02/12/2008 01:03:26 PM
wonderful tones and lighting is spot on -- one of my favorites this challenge
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02/12/2008 12:46:24 PM
Beautiful tones, beautiful photo, 10 from me.
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02/11/2008 11:23:24 PM
nice texture and form 8
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02/11/2008 10:08:25 PM
Amazing!! I love it!!
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02/11/2008 06:23:08 PM
stunning! I wrote down who I think this is ;)
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02/11/2008 04:41:25 PM
Very pretty layered effect.
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02/11/2008 09:05:59 AM
One of my favs to win :-)
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