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goldfish
3rd Placegoldfish
gaurawa


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Username Challenge (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: santa clara, ca
Date: Dec 25, 2005
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2005

the user I selected
goldfish

Got the idea from soup's image

I wanted to keep the color of the fish and use a background similar to its color and red always looks good to me ;)

Tried to keep the water clean of air bubbles, but couldn't get it right. the fish wasn't willing either to look in front, always fixed on one of the sides. oh well just keep waiting with your camera on
Edits:
cleaning up the air bubbles, some cloning on the edges of the glass, little blur on left bottom corner to get rid of white pixels.. burn on top and right, curves and leves to lighten the tail, resize and sharpen

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 153
Avg (all users): 7.3213
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 7.0213
Avg (non-participants): 7.5433
Views since voting: 14275
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 221
Comments: 59
Favorites: 36 (view)


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01/26/2006 05:28:24 AM
I keep coming back to this photo... it's a source of inspiration for me. Great work - adding it to my favorites.
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01/05/2006 06:54:36 PM
Striking colours and clarity, perfect shot. Congrats.
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01/03/2006 08:47:52 AM
Great Photograph.Great rich Colours.Congratulations !!!!
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01/03/2006 08:31:05 AM
GREAT to see this here - Congratulations!! A fun well done challenge entry!!
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01/02/2006 11:55:01 PM
beautiful work. great job.
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01/02/2006 11:42:38 AM
haha..cute! Love the background color. Congrats!
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01/02/2006 11:26:01 AM
great job on the ribbon and getting the fish to swim the richt way
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01/02/2006 10:10:52 AM
Beautiful! Lovely shot and well deserved ribbon.
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01/02/2006 09:20:38 AM
Great way to end the year and start a new one. My pick for the Gold(Blue)in the Challenge but none-the-less, I guarantee you'll get 6000 plus, long views, within a week or two. Way to go.
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01/02/2006 08:36:43 AM
great shot - nice job lighting the fish.

congrats !
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01/02/2006 06:32:36 AM
fantastic shot - well done.
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01/02/2006 04:16:33 AM
congrats on your 'gold' fish!
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01/02/2006 02:44:03 AM
Congratulations! Outstanding image!
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01/02/2006 02:03:15 AM
Great image - during the challenge I suspected it might just be a cut out of a fish (I remember nico_blue winning another challenge with a shot of a fish jumping out of a wine glass in what really is a borderline copyright infringement) so I'm pleased to see that yours is a real fish. Fantastic effort - the lighting in particular is very professional.
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01/02/2006 01:32:01 AM
Congrats!!!!
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01/02/2006 01:14:28 AM
Absolutely deserving of a ribbon in this extremely competitive challenge! This is an AWESOME photo! Congratulations!
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01/02/2006 12:50:37 AM
Well deserved ribbon. Congratulations.
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01/02/2006 12:38:09 AM
Gaurawa again! Wow! This is some fish in a bowl. Congratulations on your YELLOW. Outstanding work.
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01/02/2006 12:26:09 AM
Well look at you. Another ribbon already. :) Excellent shot and great colors. Congratulations on another well deserved ribbon.
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01/02/2006 12:17:12 AM
ooh yes this rawks!! congrats
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01/02/2006 12:15:51 AM
wtg with this lovely image. I had it pegged for a ribbon.
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01/02/2006 12:13:40 AM
congrats!
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01/02/2006 12:12:26 AM
amazing shot... my favorite from the challenge!! Congrats for the ribbon!
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01/02/2006 12:11:10 AM
Congrats on the yellow. Fun shot
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/01/2006 10:58:28 PM
amazing photo!! great lighting and colors
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01/01/2006 10:37:01 PM
awesome! i really like this. Great job keeping off the reflections from the glass.
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01/01/2006 07:45:06 PM
poor guy!
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01/01/2006 04:59:59 PM
Best I've seen in the last 35 photos, love the color, lighting is awesome, composition is right on, A+++++ Way to shoot!!
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12/31/2005 11:00:35 PM
I love the goldfigh in the glass. The background is so high key though...just a bit much, but overall - 9 and good luck in the challenge.
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12/31/2005 08:23:33 PM
Wow- Another 10!!
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12/31/2005 06:20:08 PM
excellent exposure, color, lighting, composition. this looks like it could have been a collaborative project between soup and nico_blue.
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12/30/2005 08:30:34 PM
Wow. Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/30/2005 05:39:27 PM
Great stock photo. Cool image.
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12/29/2005 07:08:47 PM
I think a white background would have been better. Other than that it's a good shot of the fish and good composition.
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12/29/2005 02:43:50 PM
great shot
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12/29/2005 02:23:36 PM
Love everything about this. 10
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12/29/2005 11:06:15 AM
The goldfish is a bit swamped by all the red... I think a colour that would have made the fish stand out more would have been better. otherwise I think its excellent!
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12/29/2005 10:47:16 AM
great background
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12/28/2005 10:33:40 PM
top 5 for sure. outstanding!
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12/28/2005 08:57:12 PM
This should do very well -- gearing for another ribbon?! :-)
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12/28/2005 11:04:03 AM
Tricky. I like it.
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12/28/2005 10:11:22 AM
imho this would work better with a color that would complement the orange of the fish.. something like yellow or blue.. and try less make-up next time lol...
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12/28/2005 09:12:03 AM
Haha, don´t know why but I immediately thought of the user who calls himself "soup" and that is a compliment, he has some very good shots of glasses. Nicely done, everthing technical about it is good but just quite doesn´t hit the spot but still an 8 from me.
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12/28/2005 08:31:58 AM
aw, that's devine!!
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12/27/2005 08:04:15 PM
I love the use of red for the background as it really works well for this image......... Good shot as well.............
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12/27/2005 08:36:04 AM
Outstanding work. Perfect.
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12/27/2005 07:27:59 AM
For me this is the best one
Icerock
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12/27/2005 06:53:02 AM
wow, didn't see this one when I looked at the thumbs yesterday! this is absolutely beautiful!
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12/26/2005 07:40:04 PM
Interesting choice of red as the background, but it makes a great image and I really like it. Excellent monochromatic photo!
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12/26/2005 06:32:09 PM
Simple and beautiful. Love the coloring and focus. Great shot!
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12/26/2005 10:43:38 AM
WOW! What a shot! This is so striking! One of my top 2 so far! Fantastic job!!! 10
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12/26/2005 09:31:32 AM
Destined to be a DPC Classic. Easy Top 10 if not a Blue. I'd be curious to know how you lit this. Good Luck!
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12/26/2005 09:23:59 AM
I am going to take a wild guess on this one, and I am betting whoever took this shot has ribboned once before for sure. Basic, and beautiful. In my top 5. Good Luck, and sorry for no critique, I cant come up with anything.
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12/26/2005 09:14:22 AM
Love it!!!
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12/26/2005 09:05:12 AM
Fantastic shot. Should be up there at the top. Nicely done.
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12/26/2005 08:17:32 AM
ribbon winner for sure.. 10
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12/26/2005 05:16:51 AM
It's very cool but I find the background colour a little bit off. I like how the goldfish blends with the background and disslike it at the same time. :/
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12/26/2005 04:12:18 AM
this is wonderful. I like the way you used the same colour bg as the fish! wonderful. good luck (8)
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12/26/2005 01:09:40 AM
Really cute. I like the vivid red. I wish he were a bit more gold, but maybe that's just me. 8
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