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Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Nikon
Location: Kitchen
Date: Apr 20, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2008

No idea how this will rate, I sure hope the voters like it.

Post challenge:
OMG!! THANK YOU! Thanks for the fantastic score and the ribbon. Thanks for the comments and, most of all, thanks for being so fair and open-minded.
The liquid is normal tap water coloured very slightly with orange food colouring.
The blue comes from a transparent sheet (the kind you use for Powerpoint presentations) printed out in a blue colour. I printed sheets out in various colours, even black (which also gives an interesting look to the water, as you can see from one of the outtakes). These sheets are easy to work with (just drape them over the flashes) and they are also inexpensive.
Here are two outtakes:
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Thanks again, you guys.This was an extremely long week but the reward was worth waiting for (off to work now with a HUGE grin on my face).

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 258
Avg (all users): 7.3533
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 7.0930
Avg (non-participants): 7.6296
Views since voting: 11133
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 167
Comments: 65
Favorites: 21 (view)


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12/11/2008 10:55:45 PM
Another one of my favorites..... love to you from shez
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05/03/2008 02:49:36 AM
It's amazing what you can do with a drop of water!
Congrats Irene on your blue ribbon! But I am making your outtake two as my favorite!

Message edited by author 2008-05-03 02:51:14.
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05/03/2008 02:44:12 AM
Originally posted by Citadel:

In retrospect, something in the back of my mind told me that this was yours Irene. I don't know anyone who has such skill in photographing liquids.


I too had the same feeling and sent a PM to Irene last week feeling a bit embarrassed about it since I am no photographer and so whether my instincts will be valued!

Thanks, Citadel, I seem to have glorious company!
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05/02/2008 06:58:21 AM
Congrats! Love the colours
Beautiful work and congrats on BLUE!
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05/01/2008 02:54:20 PM
Congrats Irene on your 1st place ribbon.
You make it sound so easy, but I know it is not!! :-)
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05/01/2008 12:29:15 AM
Awesome image! Congratulations. :)
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04/29/2008 05:38:47 PM
In retrospect, something in the back of my mind told me that this was yours Irene. I don't know anyone who has such skill in photographing liquids.
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04/29/2008 11:21:00 AM
What more can I say, You are the best at these types of photos. Keep 'em coming.
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04/29/2008 10:34:26 AM
Congrats! Love the colours.Would love to have that on my wall.
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04/29/2008 08:38:05 AM
irene as always your picture is stunning,from the colors to the focus,just outstanding.congratulations
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04/29/2008 03:25:13 AM
Congrats Irene, great shot.
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04/28/2008 08:45:11 PM
Awesome photo Irene,congratulations.
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04/28/2008 07:55:17 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! Way to go with the ribbon!
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04/28/2008 07:44:24 PM
bah.. good angle and color but nothing special, rather banal .. i don't understand people that vote only colorful picts..
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04/28/2008 05:53:47 PM
talk about tack-sharp.
well deserved ribbon, congratulations.
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04/28/2008 05:51:45 PM
Irene!!!!

Beautiful work and congrats on BLUE! :D
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04/28/2008 05:49:43 PM
:D
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04/28/2008 04:44:07 PM
Congrats on the blue! An eye-popper if I ever saw one.
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04/28/2008 04:12:55 PM
How PRETTY!!! Those colors are just amazing. Congratulations Irene!

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04/28/2008 03:42:52 PM
Wonderful of you to share your coloured light set up. Great stuff. Congratulations Irene!
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04/28/2008 03:07:57 PM
Good job, congrats for blue. Paolo :)
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04/28/2008 01:38:33 PM
Beautiful Irene, love the colors, composition it all works. Congrats on the amazing shot....
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04/28/2008 12:49:26 PM
My mentor takes it again!
Irene, you amaze me....regularly! Congrats, my friend!
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04/28/2008 12:37:40 PM
Congrats Irene! NO surprise that this was done by you.Excellent as always.
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04/28/2008 12:09:46 PM
Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon!!! Great image!!
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04/28/2008 10:54:20 AM
Congrats Irene.
Fabolous shot. Even more fabolous photographer!
your on my facebook listed under inspirations.
keep it up girl.
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04/28/2008 10:30:49 AM
A colorful and beautiful presentation/congratulations
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04/28/2008 09:30:40 AM
This was so striking when I saw it I wasn't sure what to say - so I voted and moved on. The complimentary color scheme shows your intuitive artistic vision.
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04/28/2008 06:50:56 AM
Congrats Irene - You are the star of these type of shote. Technicals as always amazing!
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04/28/2008 03:56:03 AM
beautiful shot Irene and well deserved blue, congratulations ;-)

Wingy
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04/28/2008 03:43:57 AM
spectacular and congrats on the blue
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04/28/2008 03:08:14 AM
I admire your work so much Irene
Congrats on your ribbon the colours and clarity are amazing
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04/28/2008 03:00:10 AM
What a very beautiful shot!!! Congrats on your well deserved blue Irene :D
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04/28/2008 02:53:12 AM
Congrats Irene, beautiful shot - as always!
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04/28/2008 02:39:05 AM
Wonderful color and great lighting; beautiful image!
Congrats on the blue, Irene!
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04/28/2008 02:15:54 AM
congratulations! great work
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04/28/2008 01:48:27 AM
Congratulations Irene. Your patience and dedication to purpose is amazing.
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04/28/2008 01:10:26 AM
Many congratulations, Irene!
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04/28/2008 12:29:14 AM
Congratulations Irene! just love the colours in this too. Well deserved
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04/28/2008 12:18:21 AM
Congrats on 1st, had a feeling that this was yours but wasn't too sure. The lighting excellence was the key here, congrats again.
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04/28/2008 12:18:10 AM
Yes, I knew this was a BLUE ribbon contender, as it stood out amongst the rest..... I admire you and your images so much ..... Just PERFECT in every way..... definitely a favorite thats for sure.....
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04/28/2008 12:15:04 AM
Well YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I am so so proud of you, this is so amazingly brilliant for you! Well Done indeed!!
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04/28/2008 12:08:14 AM
Congrats Irene, the colors are just so beautiful!
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04/28/2008 12:06:16 AM
Congratulations Irene, great photo and congrats to the blue ribbon
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04/28/2008 12:05:41 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats Irene!
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04/28/2008 12:04:43 AM
Grats on first place!
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04/28/2008 12:04:14 AM
Once again Irene, you never cease to amaze me/us! WOW...smoooooothe
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04/28/2008 12:04:11 AM
My original comment was correct. Congrats on the blue.
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04/28/2008 12:03:51 AM
Grats on the blue. I gave this a 10 btw.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2008 11:41:43 PM
I'm sure this will ribbon. Such beautiful color and clarity. Good luck!
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04/27/2008 10:33:18 PM
PERFECT and deserves a RIBBON IMO..... Hopefully the BLUE..... A "10" from me.....
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04/27/2008 09:35:15 PM
amazing colours and tones...looks like something Irene would shoot...hope this does well for you...bumping up
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04/27/2008 02:44:53 PM
love the use of color in this. not crazy about the border, but's that just me.
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04/27/2008 01:15:20 PM
No doubt this will be toward the top of the pack in this challenge. Great clarity, lighting and color.
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04/27/2008 07:06:57 AM
wonderful colors and bubble is nice and sharp
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04/26/2008 04:53:26 AM
Hopefully not too many will DNMC thinking this is an image of Saturn. Good luck.
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04/25/2008 11:32:42 PM
Great shot. Interesting colors and textures. I wonder what this is? something viscous like high fructose corn syrup?
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04/25/2008 01:29:25 AM
Super bubble, great color
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04/24/2008 09:24:38 PM
Awesome. One of my favorites for sure.
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04/23/2008 08:18:21 AM
I love this shot! Nice colors and great macro... my top vote :)
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04/22/2008 10:30:15 AM
Very pleasing image, with excellent colours and light! Great!
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04/21/2008 10:52:27 PM
Great clarity and nice colours.
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04/21/2008 08:23:16 AM
Love the lighting & the colors , well done 7
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04/21/2008 02:11:33 AM
WoW ! ! ! Beautiful.
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04/21/2008 12:13:21 AM
This will be on the front page.
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