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Drippin' Reds
Drippin' Reds

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Challenge: Bokeh II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Quezon City
Date: Jun 17, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 18, 2006

its the tip of a green fern shot in front of wet foliage. i played with curves, enhanced blue in color balance. saturated and changed hue to red. took me some time to choose red over yellow, orange and green. all came out beautifully too.

i've learned what bokeh in this challenge by reading the forums. i had outakes that produced really hexagonal/circular reflections from the background, but IMO this type of bokeh came out more pleasing.

my biggest challenge in shooting macros is the wind. i learned to shoot handheld or with a tripod but its hard to keep the subject from moving due to the wind. You'll notice the "motion blur" at the back.

Place: 30 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.3434
Avg (commenters): 8.0625
Avg (participants): 6.1288
Avg (non-participants): 6.5564
Views since voting: 2569
Views during voting: 411
Votes: 265
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/28/2006 03:59:07 PM
This should have placed higher. It was an absolute 10 in my book.
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06/28/2006 06:53:21 AM
I can't believe this didn't score higher. One of the most pleasing to the eye images that I can really get my teeth into. It did finish 30th which is great considering the size of the field...so all is not so bad...but still...awesome image.
06/28/2006 03:26:50 AM
undervalued in my opinion... great work.... composition is perfect
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 10:21:56 PM
Beautiful and most creative pic. One of my tops, great color, dof, bokeh and composition.
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06/27/2006 12:37:50 PM
Love the colors and feel in this.
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06/25/2006 10:44:19 PM
This is a beautiful image for sure.
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06/25/2006 01:59:00 PM
this is such a strong image. Well done
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06/24/2006 06:30:21 PM
I just think this is a really cool photo...
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06/24/2006 05:30:29 AM
Awesome...abstract...but just plain beautiful. I take my hat off to you. 10 and faves.
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06/23/2006 08:25:04 PM
gorgeous! this manages to stand out despite all of the other flower pictures.
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06/23/2006 05:31:48 PM
very nice red
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06/23/2006 09:59:07 AM
I love this image. I dont know if people will like your interpretation of Bokeh but I think this is great. I especially love the movment in the image and your wonderful use of colors. I think I would have liked it better withoutthe water droplet. Greta Job
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06/22/2006 05:47:57 PM
Can't for the life of me figure what this is but sure is fascinating with lovely colours and swirl in the bokeh. Rather appealing.
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06/21/2006 11:06:33 AM
Gorgeous color! This makes quite a marvelous abstract...very nicely done.
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06/21/2006 10:57:37 AM
Wow....Great Composition.
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06/21/2006 09:47:12 AM
How was this shot?
06/21/2006 09:01:10 AM
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06/21/2006 01:32:29 AM
Love the droplet, as I dream of doing one like that.....
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06/21/2006 12:34:51 AM
Beautiful! The background leads you right to the subject.
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