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Five Halved Grapes and Quackers, please!
Five Halved Grapes and Quackers, please!
sbeaumont


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rubber Ducky (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Kohler, WI - our bathroom
Date: Apr 1, 2005
Aperture: f10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Apr 1, 2005

Five grapes were halved with zig zag cuts. The grapes and duck were placed on a blue board. A blue background was taped to the back of the shower and the shower adjusted to provide a sparkling rain effect.

The board and duck were sprayed with water and the scene was lit with an SB-800 flash in commander mode from behind to illuminate the "rain". A tungsten light was turned on from above and a hand held flashlight used to add illumination to the halved grapes. The aperture was at the minimum f10 allowed for maximum depth of field. Used the Sigma 105 2.8 Macro lens. Cropped, slight adjustments to saturation and levels, resized and saved.

This shot was executed with the help of my daughters Nicola and Laura who arrived today to stay with us for a week! Thanks guys for the inspiration and creativity :)

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.0737
Avg (commenters): 6.9091
Avg (participants): 5.6389
Avg (non-participants): 6.1910
Views since voting: 1381
Views during voting: 569
Votes: 339
Comments: 15
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04/09/2005 01:15:29 AM
Stephen: this is real nice. Congratulations on your 16th finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2005 03:01:47 PM
nice presentation.....meets all the goals creatively.....
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04/05/2005 06:20:48 AM
beautiful light effect.. makes me hungary
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04/05/2005 05:10:34 AM
Nice deco-work. I like the bokeh effect on the background. The composition is too static though. 6.
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04/04/2005 01:49:25 PM
How do you make grape flowers? That alone is worth the price of admission.
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04/03/2005 05:00:09 PM
Very clever idea!!!
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04/03/2005 12:04:05 AM
very nice idea !!
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04/02/2005 07:55:46 PM
Somebody has a little much time on their hands, I think! Or do you have a talented sous chef in the house? Unique! =)
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04/02/2005 12:56:21 PM
Your idea, and composition are good, but I don't see light on the front side of the duck. Great title...
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04/02/2005 09:33:33 AM
great use of the grapes. I like the shimmery background too. focus is pretty soft overall, however.
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04/02/2005 09:10:04 AM
so clever--good job
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04/02/2005 08:27:52 AM
I love the grapes!
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04/02/2005 07:38:46 AM
Never thought about cutting the grapes in have you need some extra points for that.
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04/02/2005 02:28:23 AM
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04/02/2005 01:47:33 AM
Nice composition and lighting. Good luck!!
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