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Kiwinezz
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Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: My Kitchen
Date: Jun 30, 2005
Aperture: f/32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/3s
Galleries: Macro, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2005

A slice of kiwi on a lightbox. Guess what I did with the kiwi though? I took it to my bathroom, got out my Gillette Mach 3 razor, and shaved the kiwi. The hairs were patchy and really annoying in the shot, so they had to go. I think I need a new blade now though. :)

The red background is a red gel placed over part of the lightbox. I had to build a paper funnel to block off the red light from reaching the kiwi, to prevent redness from showing through. That is my biggest gripe about my Limon Fresh image, that it looks orange in places where the red shows through.

Shot with my brand new Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D lens. I used my light box that I built from a Rubbermaid tub and eight CFLs.

Camera on 5 sec self-timer, on Manfrotto tripod w/ Manfrotto ball head.

Processing:

- NEF conversion with UFRaw (CVS) in the GIMP 2.3.1
- touched up a couple of stray hairs and specs with the clone and smudge tools
- slight color adjustment on the green area to reduce the red component
- spaced to 640px wide
- duplicate layer, gaussian blur r35, mode overlay, slight curves adjustment on this layer
- local contrast enhancement on base layer (usm r43/a0.19)
- saved as JPEG

dsc_0311_v1_tu_clr_640_ov2lce1.jpg

Statistics
Place: 68 out of 374
Avg (all users): 6.0866
Avg (commenters): 7.4211
Avg (participants): 5.9645
Avg (non-participants): 6.3294
Views since voting: 1471
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 254
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0


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07/10/2005 11:21:20 PM
too saturated
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07/10/2005 11:09:25 PM
Wow. Great use of color and technique. This really works as a macro and a graphic statement.
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07/10/2005 09:47:05 PM
Oversaturated for my taste, but nice composition.
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07/10/2005 10:18:26 AM
:) Great contrast of stark colors and good overall clarity. Wonderful :-D
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07/08/2005 05:23:27 PM
Great colors! I like the composition a lot.
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07/08/2005 02:28:43 PM
Gorgeous colors. Very vibrant.
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07/08/2005 12:57:07 PM
lovely contemporay commercail style
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07/07/2005 10:38:51 PM
hmmmm I don't like the red but the kiwi is pretty cool
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07/07/2005 05:43:51 PM
what a great shot.. I like the red background 10!!!
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07/07/2005 03:02:31 PM
I really like the details that you captured but I don't care for the background that you used.
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07/06/2005 08:24:55 PM
I like this. the backlight on the kiwi is great as is the red background...very vibrant and exciting photo.
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07/06/2005 05:28:45 PM
Very good shot
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07/05/2005 10:14:53 PM
Beautiful colors
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07/05/2005 07:45:56 PM
i love the colors in this
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07/05/2005 04:37:19 PM
Color, composition and focus are perfect. This is a ribbon winner in my books! Good luck.
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07/05/2005 03:52:22 AM
wow cols, might try cropping a fifth off right side to balance cols, 8
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07/05/2005 12:27:51 AM
Just remarkable the colors are just so perfect makes me want to get some kiwis and eat one right now (10)
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07/04/2005 11:14:30 PM
4 - Would like to have seen it more natural.
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07/04/2005 09:01:47 PM
A touch oversaturated, maybe? It's always a little risky saturating to that extent. Regardless, this is a good take on a DPC classic and I think you've executed this pretty nicely. Good job, 8

Alex
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07/04/2005 08:50:17 PM
Too much saturation and contrast. Look a bit like a drwaing. Good composition and capture but way too heavy on post processing.
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07/04/2005 11:57:37 AM
Fantastic shot - LOVE the contrasting colors & crop!
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07/04/2005 11:37:32 AM
Great Contrast of colors. I like it.
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07/04/2005 10:30:22 AM
Base: 5
Tech: +2
Subj:+1
Chln:

Total: 8
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07/04/2005 05:39:20 AM
Strange colors, great composition!
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07/04/2005 01:24:41 AM
Love the colours and the simplicity of it all. Good Luck!
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