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Whaddya mean 'Yellow'?!?!?
Whaddya mean 'Yellow'?!?!?

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Challenge: Rubber Ducky (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: Baerschwil, Switzerland
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/15s
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

50mm 1.8 @ f8 with a +2 close-up filter to create a shallow dof.

One light on the background, 12" strip lights on either side of the subject.

Water sprayed on.

Adjusted white balance to enhance background, USM, Rotate, curves, crop, slight levels adjustment, resize, add border.

Place: 13 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.1386
Avg (commenters): 8.1111
Avg (participants): 5.7639
Avg (non-participants): 6.2423
Views since voting: 1502
Views during voting: 538
Votes: 332
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/14/2005 11:01:32 AM
*Critique Club*

I like the closeness of this shot. It shows nice detail, especially in the water drops. The DOF is good. I like how the tops of the far grapes are softer focus and everything else is in great sharp focus. Lighting is perfect. Nice even lighting throughout. Color is great as well.
The only thing that I see that could be something to try differently would be the seperation of the photo. The 'seperation' line is directly in the center of the photo. Left 1/2 of the shot (from tip of ducks beak leftward) is heavy and dark in color, and the right side (from tip of ducks beak rightward) is bright in color. Puts a lot of weight on the left side of the photo.
Other than that, for a shot of a duck with 5 grapes in water on a blue background, this is a very nice shot. I really see no need for major improvement anywhere. Very nice job. ~Heather~
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04/09/2005 01:13:16 AM
What a riot. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/08/2005 08:53:31 PM
wow. that's a super evil duckie.
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04/07/2005 03:07:14 PM
haha! I like this photo
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04/05/2005 10:15:49 AM
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04/05/2005 06:32:16 AM
its no ducky.. it looks like a cock or a hen :-( vbut good phptp in the end
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04/05/2005 05:14:03 AM
Cool ducky! Good close up, as far as I can see, everything is in focus. Some smoke would have been cool, showing the duck's anger. 8.
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04/03/2005 09:35:51 AM
Love it.
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04/03/2005 04:53:07 AM
good job here,,,water, 5 grapes, blue background, and ducky..check ! 10
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04/02/2005 11:29:34 AM
Excellent pic,It's perfectly executed,and I love the red duck,looks like a punk ! a 10
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04/02/2005 04:07:41 AM
Excellent macro! Wet and wild!
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04/02/2005 02:14:16 AM
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