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Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Canon
Location: ledyard, CT
Date: Sep 30, 2007
Aperture: f11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2007

was playing around with extension tubes and my 150 macro. had a few to choose from. cliche, I know.

shot in RAW. Opened in ACR, adjusting sharpness while there. slight crop for composition. noise ninja. layers for levels, curves. cloned out the catchlight from the flash, and a little bit of my hand in droplet. took care of a couple dust spots, too. USM at large radius. resize, then small dose of USM at small radius. add simple border. save for web. a little spot sharpen to flower in droplet.

Place: 45 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.5772
Avg (commenters): 7.0909
Avg (participants): 6.4947
Avg (non-participants): 6.8571
Views since voting: 1442
Views during voting: 209
Votes: 123
Comments: 15
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/08/2007 06:57:13 AM
Steve - Another excellent entry - i really like the warm colors and how the flower cuts at an angle across the top of the image and how the green mirrors it. Very solid!
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10/08/2007 12:28:27 AM
Congrats, Steve! I wonder how many people will see this and try it in the current macros challenge. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 09:01:22 PM
This shot has been overdone, especially with flowers. Its a nice shot, but why not look at what others have done with these drop shots and make one that is unique?
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10/07/2007 03:11:12 PM
Good color, Composition OK but not all that interesting.
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10/07/2007 12:23:16 AM
Very nice refraction. This would make a nice notecard. Good vibrant colors.
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10/06/2007 03:15:37 PM
cool shot
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10/06/2007 05:06:45 AM
Really nice shot. Love the colours, the composition, the DoF and the 'shot within a shot'.

I alos like the dynamic tension created by the little flower in the droplet being sharp and clear, while the big flower is beautifully blurred.

Very nice work.
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10/05/2007 07:38:06 PM
Almost perfect, just that shadow over the petals detracts.
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10/03/2007 08:48:18 PM
great colors ... good job with the composition also
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10/03/2007 12:32:47 PM
Bright, beautiful and intriguing.
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10/02/2007 05:13:53 PM
awesome! great color contrasts here. really good clarity on the droplet.
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10/02/2007 02:15:13 PM
Nice photo, good detail on the smaller flower portion. Good DOF..was it done with gausian blur? Nice contrasting colors.
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10/02/2007 12:26:02 PM
very creative! love it! 10!
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10/02/2007 01:26:05 AM
Beautiful colors! Great capture.
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10/01/2007 11:45:45 AM
I keep trying these and they are hard! - Nicely done - 9
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