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Spoon
Spoon
ladyhawk22


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Challenge: Knife Fork Spoon (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6(D) DT
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Date: Dec 3, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2005

Taken at my house in Champaign, Illinois. The only neutral background I had handy at the moment were my window blinds.

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Thank you so much to all those who voted and commented on this image and this challenge!!! I'm extremely happy with the results :-) It has completely made my entire week--maybe the whole month! Special thanks to my husband who puts up with my craziness and helped me by holding the spoon (don't let it shake! hold it more still!)!! And thank you to all those on DPC who've given comments and feedback, instruction and support.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.8981
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3261
Avg (non-participants): 7.3596
Views since voting: 5015
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 206
Comments: 34
Favorites: 12 (view)


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12/06/2007 07:34:38 AM
Now THAT is clever! I really like how the the background is mostly soft periwinkle colors, but the spoon reflects the more colorful, warmer colors back. Very beautiful!

Message edited by author 2007-12-06 18:22:35.
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12/28/2006 02:33:09 PM
Lovely and creative image, excellent DOF and color subject contrast vs. white. Hope that your enjoyment of photography and music grows, I certainly appreciate your sharing of this image.
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11/04/2006 05:06:58 PM
This is one of those images, that one can never forget after viewing, as it is just awesome.
I just love that reflection of the flowers in the spoon, in this one.....

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10/05/2006 12:37:14 AM
really nice I love the reflection of the flowers in the spoon. They are more saturated so it put a emphasis on them. Really original!
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05/04/2006 01:55:58 AM
This should have won this challenge as I loved it.....
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04/21/2006 06:14:59 PM
Very nice!! Congrats on your new high score! And your 4th place!
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12/27/2005 06:56:37 AM
Congrats on such a high placement! WOW - this is amazing. I love how the image reflected is a diff. color than the actual flowers themselves. I gave this a high score in the challenge. Well deserved!!!
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12/12/2005 08:13:50 PM
Congrats on your new high score and congrats on this top 5 finish! way to go
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12/12/2005 07:08:05 AM
One of my favorites. Congratulations on 4th place.
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12/12/2005 05:55:42 AM
A beautifully colorful and creative idea. Congratulations on your 4th place finish.
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12/12/2005 02:41:21 AM
Love this shot ... congrats on finishing so high!
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12/12/2005 01:02:43 AM
Congratulations on your top 5 finish with this lovely reflection.
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12/12/2005 12:34:08 AM
Oh so close to a ribbon....well done.
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12/12/2005 12:14:17 AM
This shot totally rocks. One of the ones I thought would ribbon. Congrats on top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2005 08:01:26 AM
This one is really nice. I am a sucker for reflections because I find it so hard to get them perfectly the way I want. The colours are nice, the DOF is just perfect.
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12/09/2005 10:24:23 PM
I like the clarity of the reflection on the bottom of the spoon.
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12/09/2005 07:58:16 PM
i loved this...very unique
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12/09/2005 05:48:55 PM
The most beautiful shot of a spoon i think i've ever seen!
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12/09/2005 08:26:11 AM
What a brilliant idea !! Great imaginative shot and well executed. Perhaps a touch sharper and a more solid blurred background. Certainly deserves a high finish Good luck !!
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12/09/2005 06:27:19 AM
Very cool!!! Best one that I seen so far... 10
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12/09/2005 03:26:53 AM
I love the colours in this photo. The reflection works a treat! Well done!
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12/08/2005 06:18:59 PM
A beautiful reflection.
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12/06/2005 11:54:17 AM
Fantastic... Incredible... Beautiful execution...
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12/06/2005 12:05:01 AM
I love this. It is so beautifull. Well done. The soft focus is great and the contrasting colors in the spoon are perfect.
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12/05/2005 07:47:47 PM
The juxtaposition of colors to whites with the soft background are really great. Excellent lighting and DOF. <8>
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12/05/2005 02:39:52 PM
Lovely image! In my top 10 faves for this challenge. Good luck. I can't score but I can surely leave a fav and a comment. In my faves ;)
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12/05/2005 02:32:35 PM
Very imaginative photograph. Excellent execution.
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12/05/2005 01:18:42 PM
That is nice. White flower visible direct, and coloured only in the reflection.
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12/05/2005 12:48:09 PM
Beautiful. There is another entry similar to yours, but I like yours better. Probably because of the flowers. Composition is good. Idea is great. One of my favorites in this challenge. Good Luck.
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12/05/2005 12:15:27 PM
Beautiful
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12/05/2005 10:13:06 AM
Wow, Beautiful. Love all the white flowers, then the reflection of colors. Nicely done.
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12/05/2005 06:02:19 AM
Another wow factor comimg on, beautiful image and deserves top votes.
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12/05/2005 01:25:22 AM
Very nice colourful image. A bit of pixelation at the spoon edge, maybe look at the workflow for downsizing.
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12/05/2005 01:11:33 AM
Great Image,well captured
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