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Crocodile Tear
Crocodile Tear

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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Date: Oct 14, 2007
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Emotive, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

This original looks almost exactly like my Macro VI's original. That one was IMG_6606.CR2, this one is IMG_6620.CR2. It's the same drop. Obviously, I took several very similar shots! I used what I thought was the very best for Macro VI, and this one comes in second. Since that was my highest scoring image ever (and I've gotten lots of good feedback), I figured I'd do something similar for best of 2007. This one is flipped horizontally and processed just a bit differently. I think I like how this one turned out better. It will be interesting to see the score.

Shot in RAW: adjusted white balance

Flip Horizontally
Channel Mixer (B/W conversion)
Selective Color (blacken the blacks)
Curves (similar to the Acidify action)
Selective USM
Save for Web

Place: 78 out of 484
Avg (all users): 6.3724
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2679
Avg (non-participants): 6.6197
Views since voting: 1098
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 239
Comments: 11
Favorites: 4 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 10:48:28 PM
Excellent macro. Awesome job with getting the drop in just the right place.
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01/27/2008 08:23:58 PM
Very cool macro; such sharp detail. I like the duo-tones here. It shows great emotion with the tear drop. Great job on this photo -BB

P.S. Is this ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' freakin_hilarious?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2008 08:24:17 AM
Neat shot. I like the angle and the colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2008 12:56:16 AM
I have seen this before. Nicely done. DoF is a little narrow for my liking, but still nicely captured. Good Luck. 6.
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01/22/2008 05:06:24 PM
while nice, just been done a bit too much for me. I understand that it can be great practice to learn how to recreate shots that you like. But I would like to see your own interprtation of the shot vs a pretty much recreation. It is done well though and I do like the tones.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/22/2008 05:14:24 AM
Not really into washed out images.
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01/21/2008 08:14:22 PM
Must be from the same shoot as this:
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I like this but I think I prefer the blue one better.

Message edited by author 2008-01-28 06:12:13.
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01/21/2008 06:04:28 PM
this is getting old
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01/21/2008 05:45:57 PM
Beautifully done, perfect dof. 8
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01/21/2008 07:46:50 AM
Aaah! Here is a Top 5- pic!
Wonderful idea great executed! - Good luck!
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01/21/2008 02:04:51 AM
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