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Winters Tear Drops
2nd PlaceWinters Tear Drops
scab-lab


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Home
Date: Dec 7, 2003
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/3000
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2003

Tamron 90mm macro lens. Contrast, brightness adj. Cloned out a small mark about the size of the @ symbol on your keyboard. White balance set for incandescent lighting. The DOF is shallow, but not distracting IMHO. The shot is sharp where it needs to be.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 125
Avg (all users): 7.0616
Avg (commenters): 8.4231
Avg (participants): 6.9375
Avg (non-participants): 7.2121
Views since voting: 7761
Votes: 146
Comments: 49
Favorites: 11 (view)


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09/27/2005 07:23:31 PM
great colours and awesome pic!
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02/03/2004 05:48:14 PM
Excellent shot! Congrats on 2nd.
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12/20/2003 02:52:24 AM
Absolutely beautiful capture. The ice almost looks like a hand dripping water off the skin. Stare at the thumbnail and you can really see it.Wow.
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12/16/2003 02:28:26 AM
Your photo is wonderful! The dof is great and focus is very good. The drops are perfect..I don't know how much better it could get.
Marianne
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12/15/2003 04:20:06 PM
Scab, excellent work :cheers :)
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12/15/2003 12:32:43 PM
Congrats Scabby. A great photo. Very eye-catching and beautiful as usual.
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12/15/2003 12:20:37 PM
A fine photo Gary, congrats!
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12/15/2003 11:17:32 AM
kick butt dude. you are on a roll! esp love the refraction in the drop. congrats :D
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12/15/2003 09:40:58 AM
great image, and love the title scab! Congrats!
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12/15/2003 09:35:17 AM
That's great Scab! wonderful photograph. congrats on yet another ribbon.
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12/15/2003 08:42:44 AM
Congratulations on the red ribbon - a very fine image
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12/15/2003 08:26:06 AM
Originally posted by scab-lab:

Definately caught in mid air Eddie :) Took me quite a bit of shots to get this, but I did this hand held. Good timing, good light, and good luck, was what it took.

That really is an unbelievable capture, and a well-deserved ribbon. I can't believe you got this hand-held! I guess my comment about DOF was a little harsh -- looking at this picture again, I see that the points of all 3 icicle tips are in-focus, which now that I study it some more, I really like! Awesome work as always Gary. ' . substr('//www.hawkins.nu/gtchat/images/worship.gif', strrpos('//www.hawkins.nu/gtchat/images/worship.gif', '/') + 1) . '
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12/15/2003 06:23:16 AM
Originally posted by EddyG:

If you really caught two perfect drops in mid-air, this is an amazing capture. If the dripping water was added in after the fact, a lot less impressive. I really like the smooth gradient background. I can see how the shallow DOF accentuates certain parts of the icicle, but I would have preferred to see more of it in clearer focus, since the majority of it is out of focus...


Definately caught in mid air Eddie :) Took me quite a bit of shots to get this, but I did this hand held. Good timing, good light, and good luck, was what it took.
12/15/2003 05:58:31 AM
Lookin' good on the home page - Congrats!
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12/15/2003 05:40:55 AM
Wow, I love the reflection in the waterdrops! :-) Great job, congrats! :-)
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12/15/2003 05:34:07 AM
Spectacular shades of blue, refrigeratigly good, congratulations.
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12/15/2003 02:06:08 AM
Congatulations on a great photo
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12/15/2003 12:55:56 AM
woohoo...congrats, gary! in celebration, you should send me the Diana. :-D
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12/15/2003 12:10:47 AM
Nice work, Gary! Keep showing us how!
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12/15/2003 12:04:27 AM
Fantastic icy blue. Congrats.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 11:43:13 PM
If you really caught two perfect drops in mid-air, this is an amazing capture. If the dripping water was added in after the fact, a lot less impressive. I really like the smooth gradient background. I can see how the shallow DOF accentuates certain parts of the icicle, but I would have preferred to see more of it in clearer focus, since the majority of it is out of focus...
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12/14/2003 10:54:11 PM
The colors here really add to the coldness of the ice. Great capture of the water droplets. Focus and lighting are excellent. Well Done.
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12/14/2003 10:08:47 PM
love the capture & the title!
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12/14/2003 08:41:38 PM
This will ribbon, it has it all, great idea, and really high WOW factor-- Good luck and let me add another 10 to your list :)
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12/14/2003 05:35:42 PM
Great Focus.
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12/14/2003 05:20:59 PM
Lovely capture. Good colour, nice DOF and my favoured kind of shape. Those drops almost give your set-up away but not quite! Very cool shot! ;)
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12/14/2003 10:15:42 AM
I find the wide border to be a bit overwhelming - my eyes are continuously drawn away from the subject to the white of the border. I would like to have seen the entire icicle in nice sharp focus. The composition is interesting. Good catch on those droplets!
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12/13/2003 11:31:24 PM
Great timing! The contour of the icicle leads the eye to the drops, which are beautifully shaped. Nice color too.
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12/11/2003 10:23:49 PM
Beautiful graphics and color. The blurry part does attract attention, IMHO.
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12/10/2003 09:39:23 PM
Stunning work! What more can I say…..
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12/10/2003 09:20:39 PM
Very nice capture of the water droplets. Nice DOF. This a great shot and would have worked for the water challenge also. 7
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12/10/2003 09:55:35 AM
nicely timed and I like the background
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12/09/2003 11:22:42 PM
i love water pictures, this shot is beautiful, I feel like I'm there
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12/09/2003 10:50:48 PM
beautiful work and great stop action...
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12/09/2003 10:11:31 PM
you can almost see the background through the droplets. great capture. 9
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12/09/2003 03:24:49 PM
Very nice. I tried to take a photo like this yesterday, but the background was too busy.
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12/09/2003 10:01:21 AM
wonderful blue and drops. beautiful ;-)
Biliana
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12/09/2003 01:59:42 AM
I really like this one a lot. The way the water drop just let go of the icicle to the well blurred background. Excellent job!
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12/09/2003 01:32:39 AM
Great shot... make the border smaller next time! Hope you mention how you captured this. :)
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12/08/2003 10:15:36 PM
Superb 10 Morgan
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12/08/2003 06:14:09 PM
shape not really most important aspect
12/08/2003 03:46:40 PM
Beautiful! Lovely photo. 10
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12/08/2003 02:21:31 PM
Excellent work! Love the colours and dof sharpness - 10
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12/08/2003 01:42:36 PM
Beautiful capture. 9
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12/08/2003 09:25:56 AM
Border is too big. But an excellent photo.
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12/08/2003 09:07:38 AM
Very interesting shot, i like the tone of the blue color here. The freeze of water also nice. Very well done!
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12/08/2003 04:43:06 AM
Love the mix of the ice and free falling water. Blurred background is very effective indeed, and the plain border is a bonus. Excellent.
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12/08/2003 04:36:11 AM
Brilliant capture and muted blues.
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12/08/2003 03:21:08 AM
Absolutely Stunning!
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