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Challenge: Dairy II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Home Studio
Date: Feb 9, 2013
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2013

This image 2012 by Oliver Hoffmann. All rights reserved. Unauthorized use is a violation of applicable laws and will be prosecuted. Buy this image at Alamy

Bought a Speedlite 430 EX II for this; my first attempt at high-speed photography and the first time after years of work with studio lighting equipment I come back to strobist stuff. Great fun, but a mess to clean up afterwards.

Was hard to get strawberries at all at this time of year; this was the second best I could get - the first one was "dead" after three shots.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 60
Avg (all users): 7.1930
Avg (commenters): 8.1000
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 7.6400
Views since voting: 2586
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 114
Comments: 32
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/22/2013 06:34:37 AM
Outstanding image Oliver! Congrats on the blue!
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02/21/2013 09:46:22 PM
Wow! THAT was worth the effort! An art piece that will long survive the hassle of creating it! It is photographic perfection!
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02/21/2013 05:45:26 AM
Congrats on the Blue, such a great image. And these cream splashes almost give it a 3D effect, really great!
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02/20/2013 09:32:15 AM
I have seen such a nice quality and creation after so many months !
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02/19/2013 03:13:52 AM
Originally posted by Debbi:

Wow, great...shutter 1/4000 ? Lol more like flash duration 1/128 power

Not at all, high-speed sync works differently, you lose only 2.5 stops (not 7)
02/19/2013 01:46:30 AM
Congratulations, Oliver. Great shot.
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02/18/2013 09:28:40 PM
Wow, great...shutter 1/4000 ? Lol more like flash duration 1/128 power
02/18/2013 06:19:10 PM
Executed with your distinctive precision. Well done on getting the blue.
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02/18/2013 02:34:32 PM
Fabulous, of course.
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02/18/2013 12:20:42 PM
Glad to see you were able to put that new speedlite to good use right away Oliver- congrats!
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02/18/2013 11:48:34 AM
Beautifully and masterfully done! (drat)

I really need you to teach me indoor lighting someday. I'll trade you some squirrels for it... :)

Huge congrats on the blue!
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02/18/2013 11:04:49 AM
You are a wonderful man and a gifted photographer,I love you dearly. Congratulations.
02/18/2013 08:14:56 AM
Congrats on the blue; great light.
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02/18/2013 06:54:00 AM
congrats on the blue
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02/18/2013 05:20:16 AM
An excellent shot. Congrats on the Blue.
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02/18/2013 04:33:24 AM
Not hard to guess it was going to win, not hard to guess it was yours, not hard to guess it had to improve after a bad start :)
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02/18/2013 03:54:46 AM
Schmeckt sehr gut! Above par again Oliver. WD
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02/18/2013 03:08:16 AM
congrats on the blue!
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02/18/2013 02:52:11 AM
Well done Oliver.
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02/18/2013 02:06:32 AM
Cream of the crop as I expected. Nice one!
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02/18/2013 12:05:41 AM
Yes didn't think I could beat this one, more polished than mine, congrats, and thanks for my nice comment.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/17/2013 11:37:00 PM
So cool.
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02/17/2013 11:07:08 PM
Expected, but very well done. 10
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02/17/2013 10:32:03 PM
Nice detail and lighting. (voted earlier)
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02/17/2013 08:55:13 AM
Very very nice.
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02/15/2013 02:36:55 AM
One of my favorites and a front page one for sure! Nicely done...
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02/14/2013 10:06:59 AM
Ribbon!!!
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02/13/2013 04:46:06 AM
Oh yeah, this looks like a real strawberry. Well shot
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02/11/2013 04:52:14 PM
Lighting is very consistent and image is very sharp but I think you could have done away with the border.
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02/11/2013 12:26:57 PM
Top 3
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02/11/2013 10:40:03 AM
While this is technically very well done, I've seen so many similar images its become a cliche. I like it as one of the better ones I've seen, but they've lost their initial impact.
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02/11/2013 03:03:11 AM
My top pick - 9. Minor complaints are not keen on the pixel line and feel a better strawberry may have made this superb photo even better. Still fabulous though!
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