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Challenge: Sand (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Jan 1, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2009

The obstacle is a single grain of sand.

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Thanks for the comments and favs. And thanks for the nod Chromey, I appreciate it.

Be sure to check out the Underrated Gems from this challenge.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 124
Avg (all users): 6.7256
Avg (commenters): 7.5294
Avg (participants): 6.3878
Avg (non-participants): 6.8696
Views since voting: 2821
Views during voting: 331
Votes: 164
Comments: 31
Favorites: 17 (view)


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01/23/2009 10:26:52 PM
ahhh yes....
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01/13/2009 11:22:20 AM
Brilliant. My favourite in the challenge.
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01/12/2009 04:23:29 PM
Unbelievable! SO good, good, GOOD!
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01/12/2009 04:05:38 PM
Originally posted by LevT:

wonderful minimalism. And a perfect rim light on your ant, did you shoot him in a studio?


Lev, this was shot outdoors but I used a tripod and white board for fill, so it is almost a studio shot. I should have increased 1/2 stop for DOF. Thanks.
01/12/2009 02:03:04 PM
The technical expertise displayed here is pretty astounding - and the artistic presentation of course always blows me away. Deceptively simplistic, visually, but presents a deeply allegorical narrative.
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01/12/2009 01:59:18 PM
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My favorite of the challenge (got a 10) and an extraordinary image independent of any challenge theme
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01/12/2009 01:04:07 PM
Nice combination of camera and lens to get this shot. Slim DOF to say the least. I enjoyed this photo.
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01/12/2009 12:21:17 PM
scrummy.
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01/12/2009 01:42:31 AM
wonderful minimalism. And a perfect rim light on your ant, did you shoot him in a studio?
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01/12/2009 01:03:02 AM
Congrats on top ten. It's a winner for sure.
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01/12/2009 12:18:07 AM
Originally posted by Melethia:

You've trained ants now, I see. And gone mainstream with the whole top ten thing. :-)


I'll never match your fantastic trained pigeons, Deb.
01/12/2009 12:07:38 AM
You've trained ants now, I see. And gone mainstream with the whole top ten thing. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/11/2009 09:30:23 PM
I like abstracts that aren't.
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01/11/2009 09:23:07 PM
Incredible capture and idea that doesn't kill me with "glamour". It's actually kind of gritty. 10 and a fav!
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01/11/2009 08:35:00 PM
Wish I could see more of the sand, but challenge aside, this is excellent the way it is.
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01/11/2009 03:59:25 PM
really great pic. Composition is awesome, processing is just right.
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01/11/2009 01:19:46 PM
Most excellent!
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01/09/2009 07:28:14 PM
I like the super shallow DOF. It's a very linear composition.
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01/09/2009 07:06:59 AM
topp 2. great dof! 9
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01/08/2009 11:23:30 AM
Great dof.
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01/07/2009 07:36:51 PM
Awesome and powerful image. One of my favorite
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01/06/2009 10:36:23 PM
cool, you got him solo.
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01/06/2009 03:31:17 PM
Such an unbelievable capture! Congrats! I love gradient of color and your dof is perfect.
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01/06/2009 12:20:26 PM
Oooh that shallow DOF is glorious. Perfect. Composition works. Love the light on the top egde of the ant. All great.
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01/06/2009 01:09:17 AM
i'm a sucker for simplicity, this is cool!
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01/05/2009 10:59:09 PM
Cool photo. Kind of like an inspirational poster. The "sand" part of the photo seems not very strong.
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01/05/2009 01:29:36 PM
I adore everything about this shot. I'm adding it to my favorites. But this doesn't say "sand" to me.
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01/05/2009 11:36:58 AM
The DOF really emphasizes a tiny subject and provides some natural framing. I like the lighting on the body of the ant. This is one of my top entries in this competition.
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01/05/2009 08:32:18 AM
Love that.
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01/05/2009 03:11:50 AM
Is this sand?
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01/05/2009 02:50:33 AM
Sweet shot!
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