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Catch a Falling Star
3rd PlaceCatch a Falling Star
colorcarnival


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Ice II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Pics - Love 'em!
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital
Date: Jan 1, 2008
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Dec 28, 2007

I put a star in to make this a little more interesting. I don't know if this will be icy enough but it sure looks cold to me. :)

This is now one of my new faves. Happy New Year!

POST: Thank you for all the nice comments. This is pretty exciting to win a ribbon now. It's been almost a year to the day since I bought my membership. This place has taught me a lot in one year. It's been fun!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.8405
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.4444
Avg (non-participants): 6.9607
Views since voting: 11111
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 232
Comments: 69
Favorites: 20 (view)


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01/24/2009 01:05:07 AM
This quite nice, congrats on the ribbon. I love the detail.
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01/19/2009 10:53:38 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and a wonderful image! Very creative!
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12/26/2008 08:20:31 PM
ah what a beautiful capture:) the color is great, this idea is just great
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06/03/2008 09:04:34 PM
perfect and enchanting

a wonderful image for a Holiday card or invitation..the colors are so great! that blue, oh yeah!!
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03/15/2008 01:46:02 PM
My favorite color is blue. Seriously, try submiting this to American Greetings or some professional stock business for a Christamas Card cover.
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01/14/2008 11:55:22 AM
Hey, Michelle, a big congratulations to you on your first ribbon!
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01/13/2008 01:12:52 PM
Big congrats to you, colorcarnival!!!
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01/12/2008 09:55:19 PM
OMG, this is stunning. What a gorgeous shot - congratulations!!!
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01/12/2008 01:37:23 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. I just don't see the impact here, it's a veritably weak image compared to many of the other entries.
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01/12/2008 01:22:20 PM
Michelle, I'm so happy for you! Huge congrats on your first ribbon - what a worthy photo! I love the composition and creativity here. Really first rate work!
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01/12/2008 01:16:47 PM
WOW MICHELLE !!!
a stunning & beautiful photograph ...
CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!! ..:)..xx
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01/11/2008 12:48:25 PM
The tones in this image makes me feel cold. Great job. I can see what you mean by the higher grade lens on this one. It assisted you in taking a fantastic photo. Glad to see in olympus e500 make the front page. Also, nice touch with the star.
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01/10/2008 08:48:15 PM
What can I add to the other wonderful comments in here, except to say.....CONGRATULATIONS! :)

I'm so happy for you!!!

YIPPPPEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(What took you so long? ;))

Now, if you had have changed the background to white, the actual object to blue and green, taken off the star, added a mountain the background and a nude.......hey....you woulda had 1st!!!! ;)

SNORT!!!

Message edited by author 2008-01-10 20:50:25.
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01/10/2008 02:32:31 PM
Wonderful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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01/10/2008 04:38:21 AM
Wonderful creative idea! Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!!
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01/09/2008 11:45:49 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon Michelle...this is a truly beautiful image with some beautiful rich blue tones and a delicacy beyond my words...well deserved...
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01/09/2008 11:23:19 PM
I keep comong back to this fine image, as I really do LOVE it.,....
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01/09/2008 10:15:47 PM
Hip hip hooray! This is gorgeous, Michelle. Such beautiful color, and the star was an inspiration. Congratulation on your ribbon. This is so exciting. I'm really happy for you.
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01/09/2008 10:04:42 PM
WOW!!! Congratulations on the ribbon!!! That shot is phenominal!!! Beautimus even!! :)
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01/09/2008 07:20:44 PM
Congrats on the ribbon. This is lovely and so clever of you to add the star. Well done, Michelle!
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01/09/2008 06:03:41 PM
WTG Michelle!! Congrats on the ribbin!! Awesome shot!!
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01/09/2008 04:30:20 PM
Michelle!!!! Hey congrats on this!! Just gt back from winter vacation to see you as a Page 1 girl! Great photo, and health and hapiness for 2008! Great Start!
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01/09/2008 12:15:21 PM
Michelle!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! What a beautiful display of ice. Most deserving of top honors! I'm so happy for your first ribbon (I'm sure there will be many to follow)

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01/09/2008 12:03:20 PM
I really enjoyed this one in the challenge! You are so good a macro. With the frame and DoF wonderful shot.

Oh yeah, congrats on the Ribbon too!

Message edited by author 2008-01-09 12:03:40.
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01/09/2008 11:56:53 AM
This is a wonderful photo. Congratulations on your first ribbon!!!!!!!!
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01/09/2008 11:06:20 AM
Congratulations! This truly is an excellent photo! :)
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01/09/2008 09:58:05 AM
YAY! This was my favorite of the challenge! Congrats!
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01/09/2008 09:17:39 AM
congrats to you
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01/09/2008 08:14:08 AM
Little ol ten from me. Beautiful. Huge congrats to you.
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01/09/2008 07:51:00 AM
Great job. Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/09/2008 06:50:11 AM
I didn't vote on the Ice challenge and this is the first time I have seen this photo - it is beautiful! It would look gorgeous as a canvas print, or as a Chritmas card for next year.
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01/09/2008 06:25:29 AM
Congrats on your stellar finish! WOO HOO!!!!
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01/09/2008 05:54:18 AM
Awesome image! I am quite a fan of this shot. Very well composed and so cool and icy!
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01/09/2008 05:19:42 AM
Oh my gosh! Way to go, Michelle!! Delighted to see you with a ribbon by your name!!
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01/09/2008 04:30:01 AM
Woohoo! Congrats! This is such a cool shot!
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01/09/2008 03:49:54 AM
excellent shot, congrats on the ribbon
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01/09/2008 03:16:30 AM
This image is definitely a star. Absolutely gorgrous. Congrats on your ribbon!
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01/09/2008 02:57:06 AM
This was one of my STAR picks for this challenge.....
The little star just completely finishes this wonderful image.....
A truely lovely composition, and so very well captured. Congratulations of receiving a ribbon..... Much deserved.....

Message edited by author 2008-01-09 02:57:56.
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01/09/2008 02:32:41 AM
well done/congratulations
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01/09/2008 01:56:40 AM
Jeez, Michelle...this is beautiful! Congrats on your ribbon!! (Now go kick some Bear Butt, lol!)
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01/09/2008 01:29:29 AM
OMG CONGRATULATIONS ON THE RIBBON!!!!!!!

A stunning photo. Wonderful composition sharpness and the blue tint adds a real sense of cold to the shot

I am so pleased for you, what a great way to start the year.

A simply stunning image that has been rightly recognised as such my the voters
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01/09/2008 01:06:45 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon. I love this magical image!!
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01/09/2008 01:01:13 AM
Beautiful photo!! Grats on the ribbon :)

-dave
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01/09/2008 12:58:40 AM
Wow what a beautiful photo and huge congratulations on your ribbon!
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01/09/2008 12:44:28 AM
This is the Blue in my book. I would have given it a 15 if possible...great shot.
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01/09/2008 12:42:06 AM
Oh, fantastic!! This was one of my 10's - great job. Congratulations!
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01/09/2008 12:39:34 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, Michelle! Wahooo!!!!

It's a tribute to your talent that it's only your second-best score. :)
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01/09/2008 12:37:19 AM
Beautiful!! Way to go.
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01/09/2008 12:25:29 AM
Fantastic. You got 3rd place!!!! Woooo hoooo. Way to go Michelle!
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01/09/2008 12:25:27 AM
Beautiful picture. Congratulations on your first Ribbon. Your "Ice" did definetely suffice.
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01/09/2008 12:24:00 AM
YAY!!!! I am so happy for you!!! Congrats!
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01/09/2008 12:10:19 AM
This really is very purdy. Great shot and congrats on the ribbon!
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01/09/2008 12:02:37 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a wonderful photo to ribbon on! Very well deserved! Happy New Year to you too!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2008 09:26:29 PM
I hope this one ribbons, it's absolutely beautiful!
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01/07/2008 07:40:03 PM
How absolutely beautiful is this. I love the focus and the colours used. Very good job.
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01/07/2008 12:46:21 PM
This feels like an ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ursula shot. Well seen and captured! I hope you share your star secrets afterwards. :-)
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01/06/2008 08:04:08 PM
simple and beautiful!
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01/06/2008 05:26:28 PM
i love the toning :) great shot!
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01/06/2008 02:25:45 PM
This would make a good backdrop or a holiday card.
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01/06/2008 01:53:48 AM
lovely...I love the blues...love your title...very nice 9
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01/05/2008 09:18:48 PM
What a phenominal shot! Exquisite focus, shapes, sparkle and background! Makes me feel COLD and yet warm all at the same time. Love the title and the star adds a certain.....je ne sais quoi that simply adds to the enchantment of this shot. Nicely done!

I'm glad that this has been validated as it proves that the seemingly "impossible" simply means that someone cannot figure out how the heck you could possibly do this within the rules! *grin*
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01/05/2008 08:21:34 PM
Wow this is a great shot! Wonderful include with the star. The coloring is just beautiful.
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01/05/2008 07:51:04 AM
Very pretty tones. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/05/2008 04:44:58 AM
The colours are spectacular. I like the shimmer details and the composition here.
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01/03/2008 04:35:23 PM
Great colors and focus here. Background is a great compliment. Exposure seems spot-on for me.
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01/03/2008 11:37:18 AM
This is such a nice shot without the star. The exposure, focus and contrast are outstanding and the grass(?) is a nice subject. To me, the star just distracts from the rest of the (otherwise excellent) photo.
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01/03/2008 02:32:02 AM
amazing colours and composition. well found, that little star.
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01/02/2008 09:02:25 PM
Beautiful lighting, color and use of selective focus. The star is a nice focal point but I almost wish it wasn't there to focus on the beauty of the needles.
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01/02/2008 10:57:28 AM
Cute! I love the varying shades of blue!
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