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Challenge: Apple (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Minolta
Location: Garden
Date: May 14, 2005
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2005

My new macro lens! It'll take me a while to get used to the nonexistent dof, but I like the abstract effect here.
Levels, curves, colour balance, NeatImage, sharpening.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 386
Avg (all users): 6.5938
Avg (commenters): 7.9310
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.9207
Views since voting: 3304
Views during voting: 502
Votes: 320
Comments: 34
Favorites: 5 (view)


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05/25/2005 12:17:25 PM
I gave this photo a ten (along with 27 others)..Maybe I'm new at this and I'm missing something here, but I certainly cannot understand why people would give it a one, or even two for that matter... I think its absolutely brilliant, and the low scores were rather unfair...
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05/25/2005 07:44:14 AM
I can't believe 9th place?!?!?!?! I gave it a 9 and was totally expecting a ribbon for this one. At least you got in the top 10. Great shot with wonderful colors and lighting. Congrats
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05/25/2005 12:34:09 AM
Great visual with great color and form projection which invites immediate attention to resolve its essence. Very impressive. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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05/25/2005 12:07:53 AM
love the abstract, the green, the detail, excellent work! my blue ribbon winner :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2005 10:54:27 PM
A stalk swimming in green Beauty, OMG, this is fantastic-- 10
Great Macro-- Good luck
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05/24/2005 09:35:23 PM
Great DOF Bob ! :) Wonderful green color. I like the cropping a lot but I think it would have been nice to see the end of the stem.
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05/24/2005 07:50:58 PM
Nice macro work.
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05/24/2005 07:07:08 PM
As we voters have found out, it is not easy to make art out of an apple using a camera. But, you have succeeded admirably. This slice of focus cuts like a paring knife into its center, revealing an almost breathing lifeform. The furlike fuzz on the stalk makes this fruit nearly animal-like in suggestion. My pick for the blue this week and so have added to my favorites list.
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05/24/2005 06:08:02 PM
I've seen a shot like this. and this is a better version. i like this picture it is a print avaible shot and i know that youre going to get a ribbon for this. good job. nice composition, texture. contrast abstract good shot. 10
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05/23/2005 11:23:36 PM
Great pic ! Can see lots of detail. !!!
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05/23/2005 03:47:26 PM
Very nice macro... deep colors and good focus.
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05/21/2005 12:57:49 PM
excellent selective focus. adds to the composition by cutting a line from the far left to center.
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05/21/2005 01:00:54 AM
I am leaving a comment for everyone so no one will feel left out so here is yours...
Love your DOF 9
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05/20/2005 07:38:09 PM
I like this a lot better than most. But i can't help but wonder how much more i might have liked it if you had shortened the stem so it stopped with more free space at the top. Or perhaps just didn't get quite as tight on the apple.
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05/20/2005 04:34:26 PM
A classic composition that works well. The picture requires maybe a little bit more surrounding to fit the title "apple". Without name the target remains mystery. But anyhow, I like photo and its colours, sharpness, blurness etc. a lot.
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05/20/2005 07:17:09 AM
Looks alien like. Good macro.
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05/20/2005 12:44:54 AM
Very good macro with excellent DOF and sharp focus on the stalk. Really nicely done.
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05/19/2005 02:19:24 PM
Very nice.
Color, composition, DOF all perfect.
Wouldn't be surprised if it ribboned.
9
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05/19/2005 01:33:16 PM
Nice shallow DOF. Awesome color and light.
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05/19/2005 08:31:00 AM
Nice Macro here, different from other entries for sure...
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05/19/2005 12:21:31 AM
funky abstract and I love it! 10
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05/18/2005 10:56:11 PM
look at that detail wow!!
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05/18/2005 10:06:53 PM
bold color!! Nice job!
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05/18/2005 09:15:07 PM
Nice use of depth of field.
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05/18/2005 08:50:02 PM
Very very cool shot. I can't wait to see what kind of lens you used on this beautiful macro. This was the only still life that I liked this much. I guess you can't get too close!
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05/18/2005 08:37:22 PM
great macro! I'm impressed. I gave you a high score mostly because I like the compositon and the shot in general. there is a little bit of noise in there but overall excellent job!
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05/18/2005 05:30:12 PM
cracking abstract, my fav so far, well done - 10
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05/18/2005 05:28:05 PM
nice idea but too much out of focus
05/18/2005 01:37:00 PM
WOW!
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05/18/2005 01:16:14 PM
nice crop. a little too soft IMO.
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05/18/2005 12:34:27 PM
Great macro shot... good composition and DOF.
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05/18/2005 07:57:08 AM
Nice use of shallow dof in this macro.
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05/18/2005 12:37:06 AM
Nice macro, I got to get me something that can do that.
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05/18/2005 12:20:13 AM
Nice abstract type photo, good luck
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