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Dennisheckman


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Challenge: Delicate II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jan 19, 2010
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2010

Drove to Frisco CO, set up at a trailhead parking lot with a table, a tent, a piece of plexi glass, and snow boots. It was snowing but not really too cold. I honestly didn't think I had captured anything worth keeping while in the field. But then I got back to the the computer and wow! I had a couple images that popped after a little adjusting with white and black balance. Then I adjusted levels a bit, and tone curve a bit, cropped and submitted.


I learned a great deal during this challenge about macro photography. Thank you all for the great comments and the votes! I'm thrilled with this result! Talk about a exciting week! I took a half day off work just to drive to the mountains to see what I could come up with. The cold feet were worth it! (: Thanks everyone!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 142
Avg (all users): 6.7018
Avg (commenters): 8.2727
Avg (participants): 6.4643
Avg (non-participants): 6.7840
Views since voting: 4446
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 218
Comments: 29
Favorites: 11 (view)


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01/30/2010 11:51:05 AM
beautiful!
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01/27/2010 05:01:30 PM
congrats on your first ribbon!
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01/27/2010 01:54:54 PM
woah that looks amazing,its kind of blurry but i love the cold looking blue amazing texture
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01/27/2010 01:12:58 PM
Very delicate, VERY beautiful. Congratulations on your first ribbon, Richard.
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01/27/2010 11:54:53 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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01/27/2010 10:22:09 AM
Amazing image and very well done for your first ribbon, and a blue too!
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01/27/2010 10:09:28 AM
Awesome! Blue! Congrats. Not too bad for your 5th entry.
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01/27/2010 09:19:07 AM
You created a wonderful mini-tute with your explanation of how you set this up. Setting up an outdoor Winter-Studio of sorts was brilliant! You deserved the "Blue" for more than just the image (which is spectacular, btw.) Congratulations.
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01/27/2010 08:43:55 AM
21_F.gif annig beat me to the Bentley Link, I know that some of the Vermonters must have pictures of the Old Gris Mill at Jericho, VT....I'm sure I've see some...it's a great place to visit and see the photographic history of snowflakes. Wonderful capture...now I know it can be done with today's equipment....
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01/27/2010 08:06:31 AM
lovely piece and congrats on the Blue..appropriate eh?
as an aside, check out the work of Vermonter Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley
http://snowflakebentley.com/
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01/27/2010 07:31:45 AM
This is an extremely good photo of the crystals. Congrts!
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01/27/2010 06:34:08 AM
Wonderful work here - this just screams delicate. Well deserved Blue!
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01/27/2010 05:50:58 AM
Beautiful image....
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01/27/2010 03:53:37 AM
Wow, not often I correctly predict the blue! Nice work and congrats
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01/27/2010 12:41:36 AM
Congratulations on the win. That is a truly beautiful, and delicate, image.
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01/27/2010 12:08:14 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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01/27/2010 12:05:11 AM
Nice shot..Very Neat! Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/23/2010 12:37:26 PM
Good choice of hue, my pick for the blue!
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01/22/2010 08:56:36 PM
Each is marvelously unique in structure, so delicate and fragile that a single warm breath will destroy them forever yet you have captured their supreme beauty in a wonderful jumble of intertwining crystalline perfection. You have my highest praises for the complexity of this photograph.
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01/22/2010 12:09:44 PM
i love the color and composition here- i keep coming back to it- top 5
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01/22/2010 04:13:56 AM
Fantastic shot. Perfect for the challenge and great hue.
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01/21/2010 12:04:56 AM
Good choice of subject matter; nice color treatment and DOF. I'd have liked to see a little more sharpness in the details and a little less grain in the soft areas.
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01/20/2010 03:03:39 PM
Beautiful!
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01/20/2010 01:32:30 PM
Bravo. Really well done. WOW this is great.
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01/20/2010 11:24:34 AM
I love the color against the black.
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01/20/2010 03:09:01 AM
what a cool picture
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01/20/2010 01:31:19 AM
No way...are those real?! Please, you've gotta let me know.
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01/20/2010 01:11:01 AM
WOW
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01/20/2010 12:45:03 AM
how the heck did you get the ice cristals so big i thought you needed a microscope for that haha top shot indeed
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