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The Downward Spiral
2nd PlaceThe Downward Spiral
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shapes III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: Camas, WA
Date: May 18, 2007
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 18, 2007

Shot in my backyard. The spiral is cut off of one of my pea plants in the garden. I taped it to the kids' swing-set because the fence behind was still lit by the sun and was a nice warm brown which went nicely with the greens. I was looking for a ladybug, but couldn't find one and knew where lots of these big ants were. Getting one to climb on a stick, I transfered him to the spiral and started shooting while he tried to find his way off.

PP involves tonemapping, NI, hue/saturation shifts (+20 overall, +20 shift on greens), color balance to warm things (+50/-60), and selective color to add black to the reds (to help darken the BG), I believe S/H was also used, but I have lost the settings. USM, border.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 343
Avg (all users): 7.0265
Avg (commenters): 8.7273
Avg (participants): 6.6375
Avg (non-participants): 7.3119
Views since voting: 11024
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 189
Comments: 42
Favorites: 20 (view)


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06/04/2007 06:45:49 PM
Great shot. I the title a NIN reference?' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25166/thumb/437852.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/25166/thumb/437852.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Message edited by author 2007-06-04 18:47:11.
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06/01/2007 10:11:19 PM
really great Doc! So creative! And congrats on the RED!
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06/01/2007 03:46:37 PM
That's pretty amazing. Congrats on the ribbon.
06/01/2007 07:17:29 AM
Nice composition but if the background is dark it will give a grate rilief.
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06/01/2007 12:25:35 AM
How did I just know this was you! :)

Great job!

Cheese
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05/30/2007 05:12:42 PM
Cool shot! I love the spiral. Congrats on your ribbon!
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05/30/2007 04:03:40 PM
Congrats on a wonderful Macro shot and your Ribbon
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05/30/2007 03:56:00 PM
Awesome Capture! Congrats!
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05/30/2007 02:33:04 PM
Back in the Red ZOne...sweeeeet!!

Another one of your amazing stunning shots, Jason...Beautiful work!
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05/30/2007 01:39:25 PM
Congrats! and you didn't end up with a non-ribbon 7+ score :)
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05/30/2007 10:51:49 AM
As one of your '10' voters, I must say BRAVO and CONGRATS!!! I sure know how to pick 'em (just can't shoot 'em!) Into my Favs it must go, as a real macro lover!
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05/30/2007 10:45:18 AM
Well named.
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05/30/2007 09:18:22 AM
Wonderful color and clarity...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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05/30/2007 09:13:49 AM
Very nice! Congrats.
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05/30/2007 07:46:28 AM
Congrats Doc!! Perfect shot for this challenge.
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05/30/2007 06:29:22 AM
Well done Doc...great image!!!
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05/30/2007 04:37:13 AM
Great macro, very creative image. Congrats on your Red.
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05/30/2007 01:42:58 AM
Amazing work! Congratulations on your RED.
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05/30/2007 01:20:35 AM
wow, i have never seen anything like this before.
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05/30/2007 12:56:12 AM
Congrats on another great macro shot, Doc! You're definitely putting that lens to good use. :)
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05/30/2007 12:55:36 AM
Excellent image, and creative thinking with the ant. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/30/2007 12:20:47 AM
Nice shot Doc and fantastic focusing!
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05/30/2007 12:15:04 AM
Quote:
I was looking for a ladybug, but couldn't find one
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Now, I wonder why.........
Congrats on the nice image.
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05/30/2007 12:13:14 AM
Great shot Jason! Hope to see you Saturday at the Oregon GTG! You're our local celeb!
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05/30/2007 12:12:36 AM
How did you get the super glue to work, congratulations on the Ribbon.
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05/30/2007 12:09:41 AM
Big Nine inch nails fan are yah?!!! awesome as usual.
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05/30/2007 12:09:04 AM
Nice job Jason, maybe you need to change careers from an Immunologist and become an Entomologist, you are so good with the bugs. Congrats on another red.
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05/30/2007 12:04:13 AM
When this gets validated can the SC verify the ant is still alive? :P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2007 09:53:18 PM
Amazing macro, perfect!!
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05/29/2007 07:05:16 PM
Terrific!
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05/29/2007 11:55:33 AM
sweet composition. i like the ant. it has great detail and the colors are vibrant. great job.
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05/28/2007 01:24:21 AM
Superb detail. Love the color and light. 10
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05/27/2007 01:28:13 PM
ewww this sends shivers down my spine! great shot though
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05/25/2007 08:36:19 PM
Excellent shot - thank you for keeping the entire spiral and ant in focus!
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05/25/2007 02:10:04 PM
Excellent shot! The DOF and color are perfect!
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05/25/2007 11:08:35 AM
Great color combination. i love the green color mixed with the orange background. Very creative and sharp image.
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05/24/2007 10:39:13 PM
very nice 8
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05/24/2007 07:38:03 PM
Very cute shot and such a cool plant. I even like the spider web. Back to bump you up to 8.
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05/24/2007 10:44:04 AM
good structure and creativity. The depth of field is spot on drawing the eye into the main subject. 10
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05/23/2007 04:31:57 PM
Wonderful shot, i like the composition, clarity and the DOF in here as well, Very well done, 10,
Cheers,
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05/23/2007 03:15:39 PM
Another nicely composed photo. Great clarity. 9
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05/23/2007 01:31:04 PM
This is stunning. The focus, DOF and lighting is just spot on. 10.
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