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Social Circle (yes, they're real, alive, and unharmed)
Social Circle (yes, they're real, alive, and unharmed)
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Circle (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Alpharetta, GA
Date: Jul 5, 2005
Aperture: f2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Humorous, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 5, 2005

No ants were harmed for this shot! Little sugar water imprinted on a white canvas backdrop...and time for these little gals to gather. Minor PS with levels, and inverse (from typical) levels correction. CS2 smart sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 545
Avg (all users): 6.0833
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9840
Avg (non-participants): 6.2320
Views since voting: 1292
Views during voting: 539
Votes: 312
Comments: 47
Favorites: 0


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07/13/2005 03:32:31 PM
Incredible! Fantastic! Sorry I wasn't here to vote. Congratulations for a great shot! thank you
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2005 10:21:16 PM
I'm not thrilled by the blue toning, but it's a fascinating capture.
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07/12/2005 10:11:18 PM
wow, how wonderful is this. great job using creativity and playing with the challenge title.
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07/12/2005 08:29:51 PM
Great shot, hope no bug was hurt during this photograph.
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07/12/2005 07:35:43 PM
Interesting setup. I don't much care for the explanation in the title and would have been better if the ants cooperated and got in line in order to form a more perfect circle - so to speak. Great effort here, though.
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07/12/2005 07:07:00 PM
An unusual circle indeed! Very original! Nice! :)
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07/12/2005 06:23:57 PM
svalt! 9 ! yeahh
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07/12/2005 09:29:15 AM
Would have been even better if I could'nt see the sugar water, still very cool.
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07/11/2005 10:28:07 PM
For this contest everyone who has the word “circle” in their title is getting a max 10 score. This is a copy and paste version that I am including in every photo that I upgrade to 10 due to the title. We as members of DPchallenge need to be reminded of the topic of the challenge – we really need to reread the topic every time we reach a photo. If circle is in the title and it is appropriate I will give a 10. I am sorry if you do not agree with my method of voting – but scores are all I have.
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07/11/2005 07:03:16 PM
Ok your title works but I have an issue with titles using the challenge word - I realy like your photo and the since the title works I have not downgraded it - I give it a 7

For this contest everyone who has the word “circle” in their title is getting a lower score. This is a copy and paste version that I am including in every photo that I downgrade due to the title. We as members of DPchallenge know the topic of the challenge – we do not need to reread the topic every time we reach a photo. If circle is in the title and it is appropriate I will most likely not down grade, but it better be good. I am sorry if you do not agree with my method of protest – but scores are all I have.
07/11/2005 05:32:08 PM
Very cool shot! How did you achieve this? Sugar water is the only thing I can come up with.....?
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07/11/2005 03:50:13 PM
can you speak bee, too?? neat!
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07/11/2005 12:30:07 PM
Neat. The focus is good, but the blue cast around each ant tends to make them look blurrier than they really are. I've had trouble with the blue cast myself (my entry for the Granular challenge suffered from the same thing). It's a cool shot, though. 7
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07/11/2005 09:28:43 AM
are you kidding me, that's awesome!
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07/10/2005 10:46:18 PM
How ? I guess you put some suggary liquid on the paper or somthing like that...nice idea but you could have made a better focus i think... well done 7
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07/10/2005 07:50:05 AM
Great concept
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07/10/2005 04:37:20 AM
Very creative. You find that that and killer works?
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07/09/2005 07:23:23 PM
elmer's glue used here? innovative shot.
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07/09/2005 05:45:29 PM
good idea. I dont think the ants cooperated fully ;)
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07/09/2005 04:12:54 PM
I would have rated this higher if the color balance had been adjusted to a more neutral color. The shadows are all tinted blue on my monitor, though not intensively. Still it ruins the mood. Excellent idea and setup. How'd you do it? 6.
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07/09/2005 10:13:27 AM
Gotta watch out for those beer rings on the countertop. You'll get your ants drunk. Fascinating image.
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07/09/2005 06:47:17 AM
nice comp
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07/08/2005 07:19:59 PM
unharmed? someone's got to do something about that!
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07/08/2005 06:58:46 PM
interesting, I like it. Although it's not affecting the score, the title is over done.
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07/08/2005 12:59:32 PM
cool. needs a bit more contrast. great idea.
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07/08/2005 11:22:37 AM
Nicely done, utterly quirky. Don't like the bluey-green colourcast thats especially evident in their shadows.
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07/08/2005 01:52:49 AM
is this after they drank the drop of whatever in the other ant pic? :-)
07/07/2005 10:22:00 PM
Awesome idea, I tried to shoot a circular anthole but apparently around here, ants prefer semi-circles. And I love the title
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07/07/2005 07:36:31 PM
This is great...how did you get them to do that???...7
07/07/2005 04:39:29 PM
Why do they have blueish shadows and purplish glow? Save for those two things, very good.
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07/07/2005 03:18:59 PM
nice one.. did you stick them there? :-)
07/06/2005 10:36:14 PM
What a good idea. Great shot.
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07/06/2005 10:31:36 PM
What did you promise them in return for posing?
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07/06/2005 09:50:05 PM
interesting...
07/06/2005 08:58:02 PM
painted circle of sugar water? very clever
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07/06/2005 08:48:04 PM
I just told someone else how creative they were for their ant shot. Great minds must think alike, or else you two are friends! This one is really cool too, though more ants might have made the circle fuller.
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07/06/2005 07:51:35 PM
VERY creative!
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07/06/2005 05:48:08 PM
Nice idea, interesting concept, bad title. Should have left it as Social Circle, the rest is not necessary and takes away from the shot I think.
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07/06/2005 03:31:07 PM
Fascinating! VERY creative. You have to be the only one who did a live circle. I love it.
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07/06/2005 03:29:24 PM
Fit to challenge criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Colors: 1/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
My subjective affinity: 0/2
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07/06/2005 10:33:28 AM
how?
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07/06/2005 10:08:34 AM
Well ants are all right outside its when they come in the house that drive me nuts. You must have these trained. Nice shot and capture.
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07/06/2005 09:24:25 AM
did you glue them down lol this is a nice idea and very different from the others, shows originality
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07/06/2005 09:15:19 AM
ewww... Great circle, ok how did you do it?
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07/06/2005 01:13:12 AM
8 Good job, but how the heck??
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07/06/2005 12:54:49 AM
I've gotta give you your props for getting all those guys to stand still and hold formation for the shot! Great idea! : )
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07/06/2005 12:11:42 AM
??? How did you do that ???
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