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Examining the Cactus Garden
Examining the Cactus Garden

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Transparency III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Things
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Dec 30, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2008

Thought a magnifying glass might prove reasonably interesting in between me and my subject. Played around with some shots outdoors which were interesting, but not quite what I wanted, so I started over with the cacti for some nice texture.

PP - converted from RAW, slight rotation, cropped, increased contrast, duotone, added border, resized, sharpened.

Place: 11 out of 152
Avg (all users): 6.4057
Avg (commenters): 7.2857
Avg (participants): 6.4375
Avg (non-participants): 6.3944
Views since voting: 1714
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 244
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/12/2009 12:50:21 AM
Hey, congrats on a cool image, Mary!
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01/07/2009 06:46:39 PM
Mary, I really LOVE this image, in my top (equal) two when voting. Meets the challeng in a precise and more creative way than most :-)
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01/07/2009 11:52:25 AM
Very popular entry!! Congrats on a great shot, a very good finish, and some excellent vibes generated. :-)
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01/07/2009 12:51:41 AM
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superbly done, luminous and rich conversion
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01/07/2009 12:43:13 AM
Great job! and congrats for a top twenty finish.
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01/07/2009 12:06:59 AM
Nice one Mary. Meets the challenge well. Not so many did. LOL
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/06/2009 11:26:41 PM
Great clarity. Nicely done.
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01/06/2009 08:45:14 PM
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01/04/2009 01:03:10 PM
Nice and sharp, I like a strong contrast b/w that still shows so much detail.
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01/02/2009 01:14:12 PM
Nice B/W image. Good sharpness and tones. Great idea.
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01/01/2009 06:31:25 PM
clever and awesomely done, and i love the border!
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01/01/2009 09:54:45 AM
Great detail and really delicious tones.
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12/31/2008 04:19:26 PM
Wonderful. I love absolutely everything about it: lighting, tones, shapes, subject. The sharp (no pun intended) detail of the thorns, and the soft focus of the magnifier. Oh. Would front page if up to me, but the nontraditional crop my offput some.
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12/31/2008 12:29:57 AM
great b and w tones and clarity
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