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Precious water. Thank you for not wasting it.
2nd PlacePrecious water. Thank you for not wasting it.
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Water III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: home
Date: Apr 13, 2008
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200 sec
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2008

Dream score: 6.8
Estimated score: 6.3

Notice that the tulip is a print of my very first entry
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Post: Didn't expect this to do so well, the refraction looks quite odd... Thanks for the votes and comments, folks!

Here is, as promised, the setup:
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Further instructions: Keep the room as dark as possible. Press the shutter when the drop looks like this
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Feel free to PM me if you have questions.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 207
Avg (all users): 7.2384
Avg (commenters): 8.4211
Avg (participants): 7.0735
Avg (non-participants): 7.3462
Views since voting: 8536
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 172
Comments: 57
Favorites: 25 (view)


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AuthorThread
04/25/2008 03:24:43 AM
So clever and a perfect drop image
Congrats on your ribbon
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04/22/2008 01:24:04 AM
Oliver you have made some terrific shots and this is one of them...
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04/21/2008 10:15:28 PM
Impressive shot. Nice and sharp. Congrats on your Red.
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04/21/2008 08:32:47 PM
well done indeed, lovely, but expect nothing more from you and Bubel, you make an amazing team!
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04/21/2008 07:18:09 PM
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04/21/2008 06:02:30 PM
Congrats on the ribbon and a nifty image.

I'm wondering how you managed to get such a round water drop. Did you photograph it this way, or did you edit it?

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04/21/2008 04:48:13 PM
Congratulations. This is just awesome!
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04/21/2008 03:14:17 PM
Congrats!!!! This is fantastic!!!
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04/21/2008 02:24:32 PM
Congrats!, really cool refraction and the BG pic looks like flames.
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04/21/2008 02:03:52 PM
Congrats! this is good
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04/21/2008 01:22:54 PM
Really cool!
Debbi
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04/21/2008 11:50:50 AM
very, very well done.
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04/21/2008 11:10:10 AM
I love the warmth here. Great idea using a previous image. Congrats.
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04/21/2008 10:27:23 AM
Wow! You passed your dream score! How often does THAT happen! But it is absolutely stunning. I'm surprised you didn't get the overall score that your comments gave you :) Congratulations!

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04/21/2008 10:15:44 AM
Congratulations Oliver !!! I simply re-state the comment I made during voting.
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04/21/2008 09:58:57 AM
Beautiful shot/congratulations
04/21/2008 09:50:38 AM
Absolutely stunning on how this came out. The clarity of the tulip in the droplet and the droplet itself are amazing! This was my favorite entry of all of them. Beautiful work!
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04/21/2008 08:42:45 AM
Oliver, congratulations for an other phantastic picture. This was one of my favorites. Well done.
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04/21/2008 07:16:44 AM
Oliver, you are really on a roll lately. You smashed your dream score out of the water I see, no pun intended. This is a very interesting shot. The tulip almost looks like it is in a mirror instead of a refracted drop. I don't think the refracted drop looks odd at all, though the tiny stem portion coming out of the faucet does give me pause. It's so minute that it doesn't detract, however.
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04/21/2008 06:13:10 AM
Congrats Oliver!
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04/21/2008 05:21:44 AM
Stunnig...congrats for red ribbon.
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04/21/2008 04:41:08 AM
Absolutely awesome image...

Love the refracted tulip in the Droplet. The bokeh'd background looks great.

How do you light this to get the water looking so nice?
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04/21/2008 02:41:03 AM
Excellent shot - I should have guessed it was one of yours :- )

Congrats on the Red and exceeding your dream score !!
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04/21/2008 02:35:32 AM
dream score smashed well done
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04/21/2008 02:14:31 AM
beautiful,well done/congratulations
04/21/2008 01:11:26 AM
you're going to town these days, with the scores and wins. Congratulations
on another excellent image.
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04/21/2008 01:00:30 AM
No idea how you did that, but it's way cool! Congrats on another one. You're making Timfy nervous... :-)
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04/21/2008 12:42:46 AM
COngrats on your red. I'd love to the know details of your set-up. Beautiful work.
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04/21/2008 12:33:59 AM
This is perfect, I love it. WTG, Oliver and huge congrats on your ribbon!
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04/21/2008 12:28:37 AM
Brilliant shot mate, this one really jumped out at me during voting, well done.
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04/21/2008 12:18:50 AM
Dangit! Now I need to ribbon again before you do. And odds are you will be in the running in macro. Dangit!

Oh yeah - well done, congrats and all the kudos on the ribbon, blah, blah , blah...

;)
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04/21/2008 12:11:34 AM
Wow, gorgeous image! Love the color and detail in the shot. Nice timing too. Great shot! :-)
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04/21/2008 12:08:24 AM
WOW, this is amazing! Congrats on RED with this beautiful shot!
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04/21/2008 12:04:08 AM
Dream score: 6.8
Estimated score: 6.3
Avg (all users): 7.2384

Hows that????

Great job mate. Looks really good
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04/21/2008 12:02:18 AM
Like a poster for water conservation. Fantastic!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2008 10:15:53 PM
Good reflection in the drop, great colours.
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04/20/2008 08:43:58 PM
Beautuful capture.
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04/20/2008 06:13:09 PM
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04/20/2008 05:56:44 PM
It took me a little while to work out that the picture in the drop is a tulip. I like the shape of the drop and the bright oranges vs the grey, monochromatic tap.
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04/20/2008 02:25:19 PM
Beautiful clarity and colours.

Great crop, DoF and vignette of the flower in the water drop.
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04/20/2008 01:07:44 PM
The tulip in the droplet turns this into a water drop photo with benefits. I love that golden orange/ red color. One of my faves. Good luck!
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04/20/2008 12:08:57 AM
The best water drop of the challenge. It's so incredibly sharp.
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04/19/2008 09:28:49 AM
Excellent drop capture! I like the way you composed this with the faucet. I wonder if a blue background behind the refracted subject might have added some additional interesting color in the drop (but that's just my curiosity playing with an already great shot). Good luck, I'm sure you're doing very well with this one.
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04/19/2008 07:28:05 AM
Brilliant image. Creative use of water. Sharp and good attention to details.
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04/18/2008 10:37:38 PM
great shot...love the bright color in the background (and in the water drop). well done.
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04/18/2008 05:43:55 PM
the drop that didn't want to drip
04/18/2008 02:04:36 PM
This is a really killer image. Even the sharpness of the faucet is nice. I like the discovery of what makes your background hidden in the drop. Really nice--one of my top 6 in the challenge.
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04/18/2008 06:25:51 AM
8 - Nice processing.
04/17/2008 05:49:08 PM
A more interesting execution of the cliche water drop. This is punchy and graphical with a delectable quality through colour and clarity. I'd like to have seen a more identifiable flower form (tulip?) in the droplet and composition is bottom-heavy, but this will surely appeal to the smooth-centric voters here at DPC! You may end up with a coloured gif next to your title by the end.
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04/17/2008 12:52:14 PM
great macro. One of my favs in the challenge.
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04/17/2008 12:10:02 AM
Stunning image and great message (10)
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04/15/2008 08:47:17 AM
good focus
04/14/2008 07:39:59 PM
Love it!!!
04/14/2008 10:42:41 AM
Water falls from the sky. It then either goes down in the ground, getting filtered along the way, gets pumped back up for us to use again, or gets evaporated back up into the sky to start the cycle again. We have the same amount of water that we've always had... it's just recycled and refreshed continuously.
All of that said, this is a wonderful image and quite deserves the 10 I've given to it.
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04/14/2008 03:46:12 AM
I guess this will ribbon
04/14/2008 12:58:41 AM
Not bad. Pretty original.
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04/14/2008 12:51:40 AM
would make a great stock image...nice colours
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