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Challenge: Orange (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Tracy, CA
Date: Mar 20, 2004
Aperture: f1:4
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 20, 2004

I found this snail while working in my backyard. I had seen pics of them but never took the time to do any of my own. I thought it would be happy to get some carrots for lunch, so I put it on some and waited. All it wanted to do when it recovered from being handles was escape, and wasn't interested in the carrots at all.
This scene was lighted with overhead flourescent lighting, which I have found gives fairly true color with a white balance setting of 4000. About all I did was adjust levels, contrast and color saturation. I added a little USM to finish it off and saved it as a Web Ready JPEG.
Some of the other shots showed more action but not the best focus and clarity. It has been a fun time.

Place: 49 out of 383
Avg (all users): 5.8115
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 5.7687
Avg (non-participants): 5.8673
Views since voting: 940
Votes: 260
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2004 09:02:10 PM
Very clever depiction of color orange.
03/30/2004 05:37:48 PM
Other than part of the snail being (slightly) out of focus I love this photo! Not enough of a problem to mark it down, so I don't really know why I'm mentioning it at all...hehe!
03/29/2004 07:37:07 PM
i love it. are those carrots?
03/28/2004 11:07:47 PM
Interesting contrast of life forms
03/28/2004 04:15:55 PM
Not sure I've ever had carrots and escargot in the same meal. Nice contrast and composition.
03/26/2004 09:36:42 PM
I always hated carrots...now I hate them more..if thats possibe. :)

Great shot though....perfect clearity dof and color.
03/26/2004 06:42:30 AM
A very clever and good idea. I find the lighting is a touch too harsh on the front carrot, but only minimal, and the snail could be a tad sharper. (I know I am very picky :) Very fitting to the challenge.
03/25/2004 07:17:06 PM
very cool.....so creative
03/25/2004 06:26:33 PM
Are those carrots? Very cool shot! It would have been a 10 if you had cleaned up with mess from the snail a little. Even still, great focus and color!
03/25/2004 05:29:43 PM
Great detail, this is a beautiful macro! 9

Good luck...
03/25/2004 04:39:16 PM
best carrot shot, well done.
03/25/2004 11:06:23 AM
I wouldn't buy that carrots. Or maybe the snail is for sale ? ;-)
03/25/2004 02:50:19 AM
A bit gross, but nicly done. - 6
03/24/2004 10:25:22 PM
great picture, i can almost touch the snail ! - 10
03/24/2004 07:33:17 AM
Nice photo but yucky at the same time. All well can't help the looks of the model sometimes.
03/24/2004 06:57:59 AM
Wouldn´t wanna buy this carrot;)
Good photo. 6
03/24/2004 02:25:34 AM
AHGGGGGGGG... hehee... 8
03/24/2004 12:35:03 AM

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