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Starfish 'Enterprise'
Starfish 'Enterprise'

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Challenge: Bizarre Nature (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: My home aquarium
Date: Nov 1, 2004
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4 second
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2004

A baby 7 legged starfish on the glass of my aquarium. No more than 0.5cm across. (I originally tried to photograph the hermit crabs, but they are too damn fast)

PS Work -
Change white balance to give it a blue tint
Heavy USM and sharpen
Heavy use of contrast and brightness to adjust the backlight effect and deepen the blue of the water.
Probably went round the brightness/contrast/colour balance loop several times until I was happy

Taken using a Canon 100m f2.8 macro, also tried one with a reversed 50mm on the front, which got so close I could see its tonsils.

Place: 39 out of 225
Avg (all users): 5.9568
Avg (commenters): 7.8182
Avg (participants): 5.6538
Avg (non-participants): 6.1000
Views since voting: 903
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 324
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/09/2004 02:31:10 PM
I like the tones and the detail of your photo. I'd be tempted to be in closer to show more of the detail in the starfish.
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11/07/2004 11:11:30 PM
Catchy title
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11/07/2004 10:48:44 PM
Beautiful! Great lighting and color. Interesting textures.
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11/07/2004 08:22:32 AM
Great detail and lighting (if you were in control of it :) ) Good composition
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11/06/2004 03:01:25 AM
Could use some color balancing, but I like the shot
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11/05/2004 11:00:16 PM
Not only are starfish just kind of strange with their regrowing limbs, but you managed to find one with seven legs... Certainly bizarre! Plus I like the colors here and the little light-colored things shooting by :)
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11/05/2004 01:04:02 PM
Amazing colors and shapes... good job.
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11/04/2004 08:57:27 AM
Love the colors & arrangement of this.
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11/03/2004 06:40:03 PM
Cool shot and love the title
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11/03/2004 11:18:17 AM
nice color
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11/03/2004 04:13:25 AM
So beautiful...outstanding color..
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11/03/2004 12:31:20 AM
Challenge: 3
Quality: 3
Aesthetics: 2
Bonus: 1
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