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Challenge: Puzzle Macro (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 180mm f/3.5 Di LD IF for Canon
Location: home
Date: Jun 18, 2007
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2007

Speaker cone and pin head. Reference is to the 80's pop song, 99 Luftballons by Nena, which was about bombs and doomsday.

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Thanks everyone. I just noticed that this is my 4th ribbon with the Tamron SP AF 180mm lens. Gotta love a prime.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 300
Avg (all users): 7.5279
Avg (commenters): 8.0270
Avg (participants): 7.5057
Avg (non-participants): 7.5455
Views since voting: 11095
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 197
Comments: 98
Favorites: 17 (view)


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03/12/2008 12:53:12 AM
Wow, great looking shot. Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/29/2007 09:49:12 PM
Totally awesome..... and totally worth the magical "Blue" ribbon.....
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06/29/2007 03:40:28 PM
Originally posted by Yanko:

Reference is to the 80's pop song, 99 Luftballons by Nena, which is about bombs and doomsday.

I remember the song, but that's the first I heard that is was about that. Shows how much I pay attention to lyrics. ...maybe I only heard the German version. Yeah, that must be it.

Oh, congrats on a great image and well deserved ribbon! :)
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06/28/2007 05:37:11 PM
Excellent work! Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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06/28/2007 05:32:51 PM
oh yea ! this is one cool photo ... congratulations !
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06/28/2007 04:06:02 PM
Amazing
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06/28/2007 03:36:01 PM
Very creative, very sophisticated! Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/28/2007 10:18:45 AM
WTG Yanko! Stunning shot - congrats on the blue! :-)
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06/28/2007 08:36:29 AM
Outstanding!! Congratulations on the Blue!
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06/28/2007 07:53:58 AM
awesome Richard and what a score! WOW! Love your title, I remember that song
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06/27/2007 11:37:54 PM
Richard: Once in a while an image emerges that captivates or as the mind freaks would say, "Entrain" the senses. This image rises above the challenge into sheer art work. Congratulations on your coveted Blue award, this image is a shoe-in for the best prize.
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06/27/2007 09:52:03 PM
freakin' genius shot...
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06/27/2007 08:16:42 PM
Mr. Toro,
I've no words for this photo, but Superb!
Congrats for this amazing photograph.
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06/27/2007 06:17:03 PM
Congrats on the ribbon Richard - What a way to finish the DPL - I wish I could have helped some more. Really well done mate
Jeff
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06/27/2007 02:48:00 PM
Congrats on a great shot!
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06/27/2007 10:01:49 AM
beautiful shot. excellent sharpness and composition. Congrats on your blue. Well deserved!
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06/27/2007 08:41:58 AM
Very cool looking macro...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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06/27/2007 08:40:00 AM
Very creative and amazing shot. Congrats on a well deserved ribbon. I am so happy to be sharing the front page with one of my most admired photographers here on DPC. You continue to inspire me!
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06/27/2007 08:29:18 AM
your work amazes me...just realized this picture wasn't on my favorites. both you and the shot are instantly favorited...wow....amazing. truly an inspiring piece of art. 11 ! lol
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06/27/2007 08:10:55 AM
This is an amazing shot - as Alex says, something totally different. Congrats on your well-deserved blue!
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06/27/2007 08:07:18 AM
Congrats, this was the best by far. It's amazingly beautiful, and creative.
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06/27/2007 05:43:10 AM
well done yanko... get that blue in the collection dude..
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06/27/2007 05:32:48 AM
Very clever and simple and well shot/processed. Congrats on winning the BLUE.
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06/27/2007 05:11:28 AM
this is just so different. Great shot and well deserved!!!
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06/27/2007 04:54:31 AM
Originally posted by akinser:

Amazing shot! but the song is about red balloons...


Actually it's not. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong but "luftballon" in German simply means "balloon". When the song was translated into English the word red was added just so the flow of the song remained the same. Regardless, it's a protest song about bombs and doomsday during the cold war days.

Message edited by author 2007-06-27 09:18:33.
06/27/2007 04:11:59 AM
Amazing shot! but the song is about red balloons...
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06/27/2007 02:58:26 AM
BIG, BIG congrats on the blue, Richard! Fantastic!!!!
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06/27/2007 02:53:36 AM
WTG Yanko!!! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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06/27/2007 02:43:23 AM
Nice work, Richard, congrats on the blue. I hate Nena, though.
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06/27/2007 02:42:57 AM
great shot dude!!
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06/27/2007 02:06:19 AM
So Richard turns out to be a closet Nina fan. Congrats man! Great score. I knew it would hold up.
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06/27/2007 02:05:56 AM
Yep, definitely worthy of the Ribbon.
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06/27/2007 02:04:18 AM
WOO HOO, Richard. Way to go man. I didn't vote this one but this is outstanding. Congrats.
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06/27/2007 01:57:10 AM
Wow 7.5279! excellent! Congratulations!!
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06/27/2007 01:47:43 AM
Stunning shot, Richard. I'm over the moon for you that you won the Blue.
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06/27/2007 01:09:27 AM
Man, you sure "own" that lens! Congratulations on your blue. Sweet shot.
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06/27/2007 12:46:13 AM
Congrats!!! Yes, I remember the song...too cool!! way to go!! Congrats on the Ribbon!!!
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06/27/2007 12:44:18 AM
Your sphere is too lumpy. Showoff. :P
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06/27/2007 12:42:06 AM
Big congrats on your new blue, Richard! Awesome abstract!
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06/27/2007 12:30:28 AM
Awesome shot dude. Big congrats!
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06/27/2007 12:24:40 AM
Congrats Richard on another fine ribbon
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06/27/2007 12:18:15 AM
Congrats Richard! Love you too. ;) We (fstoppers) had you pegged for something good but we didn't suspect 7.5+ Wow.
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06/27/2007 12:13:58 AM
Fantastic job Richard...yeehhaaa!
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06/27/2007 12:13:14 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon...amazing image!!
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06/27/2007 12:10:59 AM
very very cool shot, Richard! congrats on the blue! :)

Message edited by author 2007-06-27 00:11:26.
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06/27/2007 12:10:31 AM
Dude you are gonna go sterile if you keep playing with mercury ;-) Sharp shot. Congrats on the blue!
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06/27/2007 12:05:49 AM
Grats, I remember I gave you 9 on this one ^.~ I knew you will win the blue ribbon...
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06/27/2007 12:05:08 AM
Wow! This is damn cool. :)
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06/27/2007 12:04:53 AM
Brilliant! I'm glad to see your macro expertise is winning you ribbons. :)
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06/27/2007 12:03:30 AM
Very Nice Man! Congrats!
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06/27/2007 12:03:02 AM
Nice
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06/27/2007 12:02:08 AM
whoa! another blue!
congrats Richard :)

Message edited by author 2007-06-27 00:02:56.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2007 10:52:20 PM
this is a nice abstract....waterdrop?
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06/26/2007 09:39:34 PM
It looks like an aluminum phase plug from a tweeter. Not sure what the drop is though...
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06/26/2007 05:32:37 PM
The tip of a bullet with a drop of solder above it?! 9
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06/26/2007 03:59:11 PM
Tiny, alien weather balloon? Very cool image. Very techie!
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06/26/2007 03:05:30 PM
This is very clever and has great impact..my blue ribbon-10
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06/26/2007 01:36:14 PM
the sphere looks like a pearl, but i can't tell what the metal bit is...
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06/26/2007 11:52:31 AM
wow, what a capture! very cool. love the duotone.
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06/26/2007 10:16:22 AM
I don't know if this is much of a puzzle, but I love the simple and smooth lines. The silver metal finish is perfect.10
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06/25/2007 10:56:07 PM
COOL!!! I cannot figure out what this beauty is!
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06/25/2007 09:51:11 AM
Stunning!
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06/24/2007 11:32:44 PM
an awesomely engaging image! something about the lines on the object is downright mesmerizing. A really cool composition, and some outstanding tones going on. Great shot!
my guess- 180 rotation of a shot of a soldering iron point with a falling drop of hot solder?
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06/24/2007 04:03:13 PM
Wow now that is sweet. Really like this shot, I have no idea what the heck it is, but it is awesome. The only thing distracting to me is the blur at the bottom of the cone. Not sure why that is there, but it is a great shot non the less.
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06/23/2007 06:30:02 PM
very neat
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06/23/2007 04:57:47 PM
no idea! but this is amazing...abstract, precise, thought provoking. one of my most faves in this challenge
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06/23/2007 03:41:32 AM
I predict a blue ribbon for this one. Well done
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06/23/2007 01:25:33 AM
Cool. 99 luftbaloons? Nice shapes and golden/silver colour. I'm going to say what a lot of people have probabley said but the 'Ballon' would have looked better centered. But in saying that i'm sure that it wan't that easy, just to center it. so to speak. 7
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06/23/2007 12:01:51 AM
It looks like the Mercury is rising. Great depth of field. Nice capture.
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06/22/2007 10:38:49 PM
very nice, no Idea
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06/22/2007 10:24:33 PM
Unique shot for this challenge. Nice metallic feel to it and I love the textures on the bottom part, though I have no idea what I'm looking at!
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06/22/2007 01:34:48 PM
Winner!
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06/22/2007 09:55:08 AM
Very nicely executed shot - looking great
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06/22/2007 03:18:06 AM
whatever it is, it's got to be a top 5. how'd you get this in basic? well done. if i was gonna nit-pick i'd say i wish you hadn't cut off the top of the bubble.
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06/22/2007 02:14:49 AM
steel boob and ball? Very cool looking
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06/21/2007 11:02:37 PM
wow, whatever this is, i like it!
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06/21/2007 09:05:36 PM
OK, I have no idea. I was thinking that maybe the pic is upside down and it is a water drop, reflecting silver, dripping off of...something :-) Whatever it is, it's a great picture.
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06/21/2007 03:41:19 PM
A drop of water descending toward a stainless steel orange juice squeezer?
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06/21/2007 02:58:03 PM
WOW! This is so cool and surreal. I have no idea what it is. The round thing at top looks like a drop of water but it also looks like a pearl.
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06/21/2007 02:00:32 PM
Top of upper ball is cut off. Probably for a reason but would have been better if you could see all of it. Still great composition.
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06/21/2007 01:09:42 PM
No idea what this is but it's pretty cool!
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06/21/2007 11:42:31 AM
beautiful pic, i wonder wat it is
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06/21/2007 07:01:28 AM
coooooooooolllllllllll
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06/21/2007 06:00:40 AM
drop of water falling off something, photo rotated 180, nice.
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06/21/2007 02:46:40 AM
I don't know what this is, but the composition is simple, pleasing and intriguing! B/W was a perfect choice. I predict a ribbon for this one. 10
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06/21/2007 01:22:27 AM
Not sure what it is but it is very cool. Nice image.
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06/21/2007 12:25:45 AM
whatever that is, it looks cool. Nice lighting too.
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06/20/2007 09:59:09 PM
Pin head and water drop??? Brilliant. I predict a ribbon or top 10 finish. 10/10 from me. Excellent capture. Good levels and contrast. Well Done.
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06/20/2007 09:38:27 PM
take me to your leader.....
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06/20/2007 07:15:33 PM
this is really really really outstanding!! i forsee this in the top 10~
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06/20/2007 05:51:22 PM
I love the chrome look of this photo. Very smooth and satisfying.
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06/20/2007 04:31:41 PM
I have no idea what this is, but I love the comp, color, lighting -- very cool!!
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06/20/2007 04:19:16 PM
wow cool shot, very modern
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06/20/2007 12:40:11 PM
Really like the metalic textures here. I see the top cropped off like that, so it's holding on to something. I have no idea what this is, but I do like it.
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06/20/2007 09:22:38 AM
This is great. I will be interested to know what this is. It looks like one of those levitating gimicks. I like the black and white effect in this picture.
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06/20/2007 07:29:20 AM
finally something worth looking at! ya know this is good. but it would have been amazing if you couldve just photographed that thing??? up top with the black bacground and not even included the bottom pointy thing. or cropped it some more. still very good. it's funny that I keep having to say "thing", I dont even know what a luftballon is LOL? it is very puzzling.
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06/20/2007 02:57:51 AM
juicer and a juice drop?
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06/20/2007 12:39:57 AM
ooh, ahh. that's that cornstarch stuff right? Well, I'm not sure what it's called, but I've seen it before and you did an excellent job of capturing it!
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