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IreneM


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Challenge: First Entry (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Jul 17, 2010
Aperture: f16
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/125 s
Galleries: Water, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2010

I love the work of Bea Di Febo 31_F.gif Dax- It has such delicate beauty and is an absolute joy to behold.

To my workflow: The flower isn’t sitting on rippled water (as some comments suggest).
I put a thin layer of the fluid you use to blow bubbles with onto the surface I was using and, before every shot, ran my fingers through the liquid to form the “ripples” and quick! quick! placed the flower on the fluid, grabbed my camera and took the shot before the fluid started to straighten out again (which happened within seconds)…
Lighting from the left (behind the flower) and low down from front.

Thanks for the comments and fav. and many, many thanks to Bea for the inspiration.

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Well, talk about surprise! THANKS for the ribbon, I'm also delighted seeing my own first image on the front page!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 76
Avg (all users): 7.0174
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.9744
Avg (non-participants): 7.0395
Views since voting: 5035
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 115
Comments: 33
Favorites: 14 (view)


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07/28/2010 06:27:54 PM
Way to go Irene.
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07/28/2010 06:25:12 PM
Congrats Irene! A real zen type feel to this one and a beautiful 31_N.gif Dax reproduction.
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07/28/2010 03:59:47 PM
I love your work and it is beatful.

What kind of fluid did you use ?

The ripples look grate creative and you are one of my favorit photographers

Harvey Sherman
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07/28/2010 09:09:19 AM
you're on the home page twice for the same challenge! How can you top that? Time to retire? :-) I've wondered what you're up to...
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07/28/2010 08:25:27 AM
Irene.....This is spectacular.
Would you explain what is the surface you put the soap on? Glass, mirror??
I am wanting to duplicate your vision and am a photo neophyte. Could you be more specific about your lighting setup.

Thanks...and congratulations on your Ribbon.......Jim
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07/27/2010 07:21:25 PM
This is spectacular Irene!! I love it....huge congrats!
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07/26/2010 11:50:23 PM
Oh How, simply beautiful, Irene! Congratulations!! Tee hee. . . I love it that you have 2 ribbons in the same challenge! Way to GO, Girlfriend! :)
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07/26/2010 08:35:22 PM
Beautiful
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07/26/2010 04:21:43 PM
Way to go, girl. A perfect tribute. This is a winner in my book!!
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07/26/2010 03:37:15 PM
Irene is back! Good to see you. :)

Another lovely image. Congrats. You haven't lost it huh. Can't wait to see more from you in the coming months.

Anything planned for Minimalism in B&W? I hope so.

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07/26/2010 02:13:44 PM
Irene, I'm so thrilled to see someone highlight the excellent work of 31_N.gif Dax! Congrats on your ribbon!!!
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07/26/2010 12:41:41 PM
Really like the idea with the ripples, does a better job than what the "flood filter" tries to achieve (but never really does it right) in Photoshop - and all in-camera.

If there was any critique to offer - you have used a very sharp gradient in your selective sharpening / blurring of the area around the flower which detracts from image. Congrats on yet another ribbon - i fear you may do well in the upcoming minimalism challenge too ;)
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07/26/2010 11:51:46 AM
Congrats Irene!
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07/26/2010 11:03:21 AM
Beautiful shot Irene...as always a winner
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07/26/2010 08:42:38 AM
Why am I not surprised to see the nanme IreneM twice in the ribbons during this challenge? :-) Congrats on the ribbon and I shouldn't have been surprised to see your first entry was pretty much impossible for me to replicate!
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07/26/2010 02:41:37 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Perfect lighting and clarity!
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07/26/2010 01:36:15 AM
Congrats on the yellow Irene! This was one of my favorites. An outstanding shot. You had me fooled on the "ripples". You have a great creative imagination for getting these cool effects.
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07/26/2010 12:40:07 AM
Congratulations. Beautifully done.
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07/26/2010 12:15:09 AM
So um..does this mean you are on the frontpage twice for the same challenge since the 2nd place image was a recreation of one of yours? :)

Thank you for sharing this fantastic image and congrats on the ribbon.
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07/26/2010 12:06:22 AM
Nice Job, congrats!!
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07/26/2010 12:04:19 AM
Congratulations!! Very well executed!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2010 09:22:36 PM
I like this very much. Well done
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07/25/2010 05:31:39 PM
Nicely inspired image - very well executed too.
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07/23/2010 11:22:28 AM
Very good improvement on the original. Great lighting and I really like the ripples in the water. 8
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07/20/2010 03:08:35 PM
I really enjoy this photograph. Very well done. I would love to get the details of your setup.. 9
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07/19/2010 09:59:53 PM
really beautiful, delicate and elegant
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07/19/2010 06:55:17 PM
I miss her work. This is a nice tribute!
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07/19/2010 12:43:20 PM
Beautiful shot. Nicely composed and great color. The ripples really add a nice effect.
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07/19/2010 12:36:57 PM
I think of tranquility when I see this...very beautiful
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07/19/2010 10:53:35 AM
I haven't yet been able to find the original, but this is a really nice photo. Wonderful lighting to set the mood.
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07/19/2010 06:34:22 AM
top 10
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07/19/2010 02:57:26 AM
Beautiful interpretation. Love the rippled surface, and perfect lighting.
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07/19/2010 12:09:07 AM
stunning! 9
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