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Lullaby of the Leaves
Lullaby of the Leaves

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Challenge: Beauty (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Central Park
Date: May 29, 2005
Aperture: f5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2005


Place: 47 out of 255
Avg (all users): 6.0431
Avg (commenters): 7.8667
Avg (participants): 5.8397
Avg (non-participants): 6.2581
Views since voting: 1332
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 255
Comments: 20
Favorites: 5 (view)

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08/26/2006 06:25:14 AM
Wow! One of my favorites. I like the angle you took this at - it makes all the difference - and I can appreciate the difficulty of getting this photo in the bright lighting and in capturing turtles in general.

This is one that I wish I had taken. :^)
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05/04/2006 05:07:11 PM
Now this is something very special.....This is actually awesome, my dear friend Steve..... I love it..... It is now, one of many, that are now in "my favorites".....
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07/05/2005 12:46:34 PM
This is outstanding. I love it. I try so hard to sneak up on turtles here, but they are way to shy. Can't really use a zoom because of the brush and they can see you from a mile away.
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06/09/2005 01:52:28 PM
this is underrated.. it should have place much higher
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/05/2005 01:43:53 PM
beautiful photo. i wish my pond turtles would pose like this. i don't care for the green in the border but oh well. 10.
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06/05/2005 12:51:43 PM
I like this image alot even though I cannot help thinking the turtles are slightly out of focus, but good anyway
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06/05/2005 09:58:17 AM
That's a great image..and one of my top picks for the challenge
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06/05/2005 02:41:43 AM
Interesting. Seems a little soft. Couldn't you get these guys to look at the camera and smile : )
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06/04/2005 11:37:13 AM
nice border, great composition, fantastic photo! this is beautiful, it really is! the yellow flowers (lilys, i guess) are the perfect touch.

there are two things this photo needed to get a 10. first, a little more contrast...second, a little bit of sharpening.

great work! you should be very proud of this one!

Edit: bumping to a 9, this is really nice...not even sure about the need for more contrast, perhaps sharpening would do the trick. good luck!
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06/03/2005 06:37:24 PM
Cute! Great capture, love the colors and reflections. Nicely done!
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06/02/2005 12:20:42 AM
Beauty is a subjective thing, I know. In my scoring and comments I'm trying to score based on NOT whether or not I would think a particular subject beautiful, but on whether the photographer has succeeded in creating a beautiful photo. I look for the elements of color, lines, focus and dof interest, lighting, and a certain element of grace and lovlieness. I'm looking for a unique and creative appeal for the highest scorers. The description says to create a photo that makes the viewer think "that's beautiful", so it will undoubtedly be very subjective. (This is what I'm putting at the start of all of my comments, and I hope it is helpful.)

That being said, This is a nice nature photo, but it doesn't make me think "beauty." The clarity and colors are good, but it doesn't have a real unique or creative quality to it.
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06/01/2005 03:59:47 PM
That is too awesome. If you offer it as a print, please, please, let me know. My little sister LOVES these animals and I would like to get her one!!!

Great colors and composition.
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06/01/2005 08:37:26 AM
Appealing, with good colours
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05/31/2005 09:48:23 PM
i am a true turtle fa..its nice to see others find the beauty in these strange little creatures
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05/31/2005 06:13:36 PM
great title!
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05/31/2005 03:17:35 PM
The frame will cost you. Work on the composition.
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05/31/2005 02:37:58 PM
great shot, not always easy to get the exposure so good in bright sunlight; border is appropriate
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05/31/2005 12:09:55 PM
What a neat photo!! I think your border enhances it too.
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05/30/2005 10:04:26 AM
I just love turtles...this makes me smile.
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05/30/2005 12:54:53 AM
By far, the best turtle photo I've seen. Fantastic job capturing the reflections. Good clarity - I would probably turn up the color saturation a little more (but I tend to overdo that anyway) and there is a little glare, but what can I say? It's a GREAT shot! (9)
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