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IreneM


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Challenge: Still Life IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jul 24, 2008
Aperture: F22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 s
Galleries: Still Life, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jul 29, 2008

Thanks, thanks, thanks for the ribbon!
Iím not sure if this is Still Life in the classic sense (dishes, vases, fruit) but I love the refractions in the simple drop of tap water. Also like the serene colours.
I originally wanted to say that I didnít have a lot of hope for this shot but I knew that 21.gif Yanko would be down on me like a ton of hot bricks ;-D
Hereís an outtake: 707137.jpg

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 228
Avg (all users): 6.6209
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.5091
Avg (non-participants): 6.6693
Views since voting: 6681
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 182
Comments: 52
Favorites: 5 (view)


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08/13/2008 01:20:55 PM
Congratulations on moving forward!! Excellent macro shot.
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08/10/2008 08:42:48 PM
Movin' on up, Irene! :) Now a red ...
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08/08/2008 06:12:02 PM
I knew this would be yours...lovely shot...congrats!
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08/08/2008 10:40:49 AM
Congrats on another great shot Irene!
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08/07/2008 06:30:51 PM
Another great photograph, congrats!
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08/07/2008 04:06:56 PM
lovely work
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08/06/2008 06:27:49 PM
Originally posted by yanko:


Irene Fun Fact #1 (and yanko is very jealous of this. :P):

- Not only is Irene very good but she sure can pick em! When she scores 6.5 or higher she has won a ribbon 40% of the time! That's either very high or my percentage is low (i.e. 18%). So now that we got that out of the way can you PM me which challenges to enter and which to avoid? Thanks! Did I tell you that you are the bestest??? :P


Here's an Irene fun fact for ya. Irene has entered 182 challenges and finished in the top 25 96 times (53%) and has finished in every position between 1 and 25 except 15th. So try, try, try as she might Irene just can't finish 15th place.

Congrats on yet another ribbon!
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08/06/2008 05:08:14 PM
Love the lighting. This one and the Outtake. I interested how you accomplished the lighting and the stillness. Usually in these type of shots with feathers, there is always movement. Especially from cooling fans.

Great shots.

M.H.
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08/06/2008 04:12:24 PM
Very nice and very orginal.It is a work af art.Harvey Sherman
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08/06/2008 03:43:28 PM
Heh. Congrats once again!

The best compliment I can pay you is that one of the best comments I got was that I'd beaten even you. :)
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08/06/2008 02:47:55 PM
Congratulations Irene ! You are truley gifted. Of course now you have set your standard so high you will have to keep it up !

P.S. Can I buy one off you ;-)

Mike

Message edited by author 2008-08-06 14:49:31.
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08/06/2008 01:38:46 PM
OMG are you serious??? I just don't see how you keep doing it.

Congratulations though on your new addition.
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08/06/2008 12:27:14 PM
non stop Ribbons! Dp Challenge IreneM :-} Superb!
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08/06/2008 10:42:36 AM
Originally posted by hotpasta:

Congratulations on your yellow and welcome to dpchallenge...getting a ribbon with your first entry is quite an accomplishment...keep up the good work ;)

YOU AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ME! Enzo

LOL!! I'm a bit shy, this being my first entry and all... but thank you for being so kind and encouraging to a newbie. I'll try and kep up the good work ;-))
ENZO!! you're lucky you live so far away from me or I'd come round and give you a BIG hug.
08/06/2008 10:11:48 AM
stop doing that!! :P
Grats on the ribbon. Well deserved
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08/06/2008 10:05:37 AM
Congratulations on your yellow and welcome to dpchallenge...getting a ribbon with your first entry is quite an accomplishment...keep up the good work ;)

YOU AMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ME! Enzo
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08/06/2008 09:07:26 AM
one word: brilliant.
Congrats again Irene.
I have to admit: I learned a lot from your photos :)
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08/06/2008 09:04:42 AM
Extremely consistant Irene Congrats yet again
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08/06/2008 05:55:32 AM
Second: To those who gave 1 and 2's ... even 3's to this photo, please quit photography before you get hurt by dropping your stinking cameras to your head and bleed to death... There are safer things for you out there, like flipping burgers at local sandwich store. Just don't use the grill.
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08/06/2008 05:55:00 AM
Yawn, yawn, yawn....so, Miss Irene...you deliever another insanely good macro shot...yawn, yawn, yawn...

A great shot Irene. I love how the drop works as a lens to blow up the details of the feather in more. We can almost touch the delicate feel of the feather with this one. Big congrats on the ribbon.
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08/06/2008 05:48:05 AM
Ups you did it again :o) :o) As brilliant as usual - congrats :o)
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08/06/2008 04:00:30 AM
Congrats on your 16th ribbon of the year :)
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08/06/2008 03:08:54 AM
Congrats!!!!!
Knew It was yours bcos the feather is your signiature...
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08/06/2008 03:01:04 AM
Beautiful!! Congrats and big hugs Irene!!
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08/06/2008 02:25:44 AM
gee, you on the front page, who would have thought.
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08/06/2008 01:50:37 AM
Congrats!! Congrats!! Congrats!! (for the next couple of challenges in advance)
Really Congrats again!!!
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08/06/2008 01:25:16 AM
Not having a lot of hope for the shot would be pretty silly indeed. 625550.jpg Grats again!

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08/06/2008 01:03:57 AM
I knew it! I knew this was the work of Irenem! I told my coworker when I saw this, I said "This must be by Irenem". It's such a distinct style and it's top notch too.
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08/06/2008 01:00:49 AM
Irene, First thing, congratulations on yet another ribbon. Second, I'm still trying to decipher the code (these things take time) so you'll have to keep winning. Third, does it hurt to have all your creative juices flowing like that, shouldn't you let a little out at a time, oh say like, let 10 or 20 challenges go by and then turn it loose on us, or would it hurt to stop such creative genius??

Any way, you know you rock and we are still waiting for your 8+ shot, so could you please WOW us sometime soon and stop holding back :)~

MAX!
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08/06/2008 12:49:08 AM
Being not attached to a bird and moving it is "still" life.
Great placement.
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08/06/2008 12:44:54 AM
Yeah you would be crazy to think this wouldn't do well. Now I'm getting tired of congratulating you so I'll just be posting Irene fun facts from now on. :)

Irene Fun Fact #1 (and yanko is very jealous of this. :P):

- Not only is Irene very good but she sure can pick em! When she scores 6.5 or higher she has won a ribbon 40% of the time! That's either very high or my percentage is low (i.e. 18%). So now that we got that out of the way can you PM me which challenges to enter and which to avoide? Thanks! Did I tell you that you are the bestest??? :P
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08/06/2008 12:28:45 AM
Yes this has your stamp all over it Irene, and this a beautiful image, and I love that water droplet.....
You definitely deserved another ribbon with this awesome 21_F.gif IreneM image.
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08/06/2008 12:28:16 AM
Absolutely exquisite! What more can be said?
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08/06/2008 12:18:05 AM
ok seriously Irene this is getting slightly ridiculous......

congrats ;)
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08/06/2008 12:16:58 AM
As again, wonderful photo Irene!
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08/06/2008 12:13:34 AM
Congratulations! You are rocking with ribbons.
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08/06/2008 12:11:50 AM
Simple and delicate, congrats!
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08/06/2008 12:08:11 AM
As always, lovely image.
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08/06/2008 12:06:41 AM
Your style is a winner, Congratulations.
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08/06/2008 12:06:25 AM
now i understand why your name keep being mentioned around the forums.
YOU'VE BEEN STEALING ALL THE RIBBONS! :)
congratz Irene.
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08/06/2008 12:02:30 AM
Yeap... this was it :)
Congrats :)
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08/06/2008 12:02:01 AM
I knew it!! Congratulations.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2008 12:53:40 AM
In my top 4 images. [9]
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08/01/2008 03:58:43 PM
Beautiful
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08/01/2008 10:52:21 AM
Having tried this a couple of time, I know the difficulty in getting this right. Good results.
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08/01/2008 09:48:19 AM
Lovely color scheme and great sharpness. I love the very fitting title.
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07/31/2008 09:41:34 AM
Another feather in your cap with this one.....
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07/30/2008 08:39:10 PM
Really like this shot. Great!
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07/30/2008 01:50:06 PM
Beautiful! Very Iren-esque :-)
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07/30/2008 06:46:31 AM
beautiful.
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07/30/2008 05:01:24 AM
Now is this another 21_F.gif ireneMmaster piece worthy of a top score
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07/30/2008 12:33:58 AM
Irene? Looks like one of hers. Pretty.
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