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Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Nov 29, 2009
Aperture: f10
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125 s
Galleries: Macro, Textures
Date Uploaded: Dec 1, 2009

The trouble with bubbles is that they keep bursting, usually just when your getting your focussing right ;-)
I used two Kenko extension tubes to get closer to the bubbles. Started off with four small bubbles for this particular image. Just the very second I got the focus right (crouched over them like Quasimodo, camera handheld) the fourth bubble burst, so I though “oh well, three bubbles are also fine”. ;-)
Only when I zoomed in on the camera display did I notice that the minute ring left by the burst bubble was actually a trail of amazingly tiny bubbles. Although I’d done loads of shots before this one and loads after it, I kept coming back to this because of the bubble trail (and thankfully the focus was also spot on).
Thanks so much for a great week, I was at 7.5 for a few days, then the score settled in at around 7.0/6.9. Also thanks for the comments and votes. Also thanks, thanks, thanks for the ribbon ;-))

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 198
Avg (all users): 6.9479
Avg (commenters): 8.8333
Avg (participants): 6.6667
Avg (non-participants): 7.1128
Views since voting: 6710
Views during voting: 370
Votes: 211
Comments: 44
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/31/2009 10:49:41 AM
Hi Irene, don't know how I missed this, congratulations again!!
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12/18/2009 04:23:35 PM
Irene, can you share your secret about lightening a bubble without the reflection of the light?
Keep working on the bubbles trails, I want to see what you can do with this. ;)
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12/10/2009 01:33:14 PM
Congrats Iren, your talent really inspire me.
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12/09/2009 11:49:16 PM
Congrats Irene.....I hope to know the first perosn here at DPC to reach 100 ribbons!! I am sure that it will be you!!
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12/09/2009 08:07:35 PM
wow i would really like to know how you lit this
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12/09/2009 05:24:25 PM
I would like to see some of your running photographs.Harvey Sherman mrhsherman@yahoo.com.
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12/09/2009 03:17:00 PM
Congrats on your new ribbon, Irene! I love that trail of tiny little bubbles and the colors are gorgeous.
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12/09/2009 03:05:19 PM
You rock Irene! This is an awesome image.
As always, your attention to the smallest details, is what brings you to the top and way over!

Congrats on the ribby
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12/09/2009 03:04:03 PM
Originally posted by Louis:

Just a comment from "the other side". It's sharp, it's in focus, it's colourful, but it's bubbles in water. Personally, it doesn't engage me in any way. It's pretty, but empty. Congrats on the ribbon. The fans may now tear me a new one. ;)

Hi Louis, I have no problems with comments from the "other side". There are many photos here that I find excellently done but which don't engage me in any way either... so I know where you're coming from. This is a big site, there's room for us all, thank goodness.
Thanks for taking the time to give me your views on the image. In one point you're wrong though... they're bubbles but they're not in water ;-D
All the best,
Irene
12/09/2009 03:02:26 PM
Lovely shot Irene. Well done.
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12/09/2009 01:03:22 PM
Goooooooooooooo Irene! Amazing picture, light and just straight up awesome! Congrats!
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12/09/2009 11:58:07 AM
This is an amazing photo! Well done
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12/09/2009 11:31:26 AM
Just a comment from "the other side". It's sharp, it's in focus, it's colourful, but it's bubbles in water. Personally, it doesn't engage me in any way. It's pretty, but empty. Congrats on the ribbon. The fans may now tear me a new one. ;)
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12/09/2009 09:50:12 AM
Another brilliantly executed image Irene ! The tinies do make it special :)
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12/09/2009 07:49:52 AM
Another beautiful image Irene. 'gratz :)

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12/09/2009 06:28:03 AM
Congratulations Irene on your Red Ribbon, wonderful macro.
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12/09/2009 03:36:01 AM
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12/09/2009 03:21:41 AM
Originally posted by IreneM:

Originally posted by roz:

just blow my eyes away sharp and the colours .. words fail me .. !!
this is an extraordinary photograph irene .. you are indeed the master ...
you once said you'd like to have a gtg in the grass near my home .. well i was going to suggest a gtg around your cooker .. well that was when i read that you take a lot of your bubble shots on your ceramic stove top ..
think it would take me many many hours, days, weeks, months .. to do something as amazing as this even if you were coaching me ..
congrats on such a well deserved ribbon ..

Yes, did this on my stove top too. A gtg around my cooker sounds great - just don't expect me to cook (my husband doesn't ;-)) He's thin, but healthy ;-D

lol LOL .. you're my kinda girl .. !!.;)
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12/09/2009 03:02:13 AM
Congrats, Irene, indeed a beautiful image.
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12/09/2009 01:46:57 AM
Just amazing Irene...congrats
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12/09/2009 01:23:59 AM
Great image...looks like you and I came up with a similar idea Irene, but you triumphed...I bombed
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12/09/2009 01:07:29 AM
Originally posted by roz:

just blow my eyes away sharp and the colours .. words fail me .. !!
this is an extraordinary photograph irene .. you are indeed the master ...
you once said you'd like to have a gtg in the grass near my home .. well i was going to suggest a gtg around your cooker .. well that was when i read that you take a lot of your bubble shots on your ceramic stove top ..
think it would take me many many hours, days, weeks, months .. to do something as amazing as this even if you were coaching me ..
congrats on such a well deserved ribbon ..

Yes, did this on my stove top too. A gtg around my cooker sounds great - just don't expect me to cook (my husband doesn't ;-)) He's thin, but healthy ;-D
12/09/2009 01:02:08 AM
Just brilliant.
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12/09/2009 12:57:07 AM
just blow my eyes away sharp and the colours .. words fail me .. !!
this is an extraordinary photograph irene .. you are indeed the master ...
you once said you'd like to have a gtg in the grass near my home .. well i was going to suggest a gtg around your cooker .. well that was when i read that you take a lot of your bubble shots on your ceramic stove top ..
think it would take me many many hours, days, weeks, months .. to do something as amazing as this even if you were coaching me ..
congrats on such a well deserved ribbon ..
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12/09/2009 12:42:06 AM
Beautiful clear shot Irene. Especially like the bubble trail. Congrats on the red!
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12/09/2009 12:37:26 AM
beautiful Irene...I would soooo love to learn how to do this kind of work...I'm trying although (at least I think so...)
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12/09/2009 12:30:12 AM
Congratulations, Irene. I had this picked as the winner.
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12/09/2009 12:17:25 AM
Many congrats Irene !!! beautifully lighted and yess the trail of small bubbles add that little extra to the shot.
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12/09/2009 12:13:08 AM
Splendid image, Irene, and splendid placement.

Absolutely spot-on, and a textbook example of good photography.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2009 11:19:41 PM
Very nicely done. Sharp focus and well lit. Good Luck
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12/05/2009 03:08:15 PM
WOW, great lighting and colors. Perfect, I personally don't care about originality. 10.
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12/05/2009 06:23:31 AM
Just a simple crisp and colorful image, nice shot!
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12/05/2009 12:25:17 AM
nice colors, sharp focus, not something I find overly interesting though
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12/05/2009 12:20:52 AM
wow great photo!
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12/04/2009 10:26:39 PM
Very beautiful. I love the colour and the clarity is brilliant.
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12/04/2009 11:12:47 AM
quite spectacular...love your colors
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12/03/2009 03:09:12 PM
The first image that came up in my voting list--good luck...I have a hard time believing that you won't finish highly. The orange accent is a nice plus, as is the small trail of bubbles. (not voting)
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12/03/2009 11:21:02 AM
The clarity on this is breathtaking. This will undoubtedly finish on the front page. Love the colors too. And the composition is spot (bubble) on... Not voting.
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12/02/2009 04:30:37 PM
Great clarity but this shot increases its appeal by the smaller bubbles you have included in the frame. Nice shot, should do well.
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12/02/2009 01:20:43 PM
Nice colors and composition in this photo
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12/02/2009 07:19:54 AM
Lovely soap bubbles.....
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12/02/2009 05:48:34 AM
great colors and funny subject , like the composition and lighting, only distraction is the mid right light reflection which distracts.
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12/02/2009 02:46:40 AM
Beautiful, crisp, colourful.
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12/02/2009 01:00:40 AM
superb...great colour and detail...deserves a ribbon
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