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Goutte D'Eau Sur Une Plume
Goutte D'Eau Sur Une Plume

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX APO Macro EX DG HSM for Canon
Location: Ledyard, CT
Date: Jan 29, 2009
Aperture: f16
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 29, 2009

I've always loved ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ireneM's photos, and never could seem to capture the quality image that she consistently achieves. This is my best attempt to date. I hope I do her proud! My goal on this one is to get at least one comment guessing it's her!

PP - opened Raw file in ACR. slight crop. cloned out a few dust spots. layer for curves, then a layer for gothic glow (to put more emphasis on drop area) at 30% opacity. USM. resize, USM again just for droplet, then added border. save for web.

[Feb. 3rd, 2009 11:43:52 AM]

goal achieved! score keeps dropping,though. down over 0.2 in recent voting. strange voting patterns on this one. oh well!

Place: 20 out of 454
Avg (all users): 6.5503
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3565
Avg (non-participants): 6.9630
Views since voting: 1789
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 169
Comments: 14
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/08/2009 06:32:27 AM
It is indeed very unfortunate that you had to hack into ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' IreneM's computer to get the image for this challenge.

Really nice work Steve -perfect focus and lighting
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02/08/2009 04:07:00 AM
Steve, this is such a beautiful image. The colors and the perfectly round drop are breathtaking. ((Hugs)) and congratulations on top 20.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2009 11:37:06 PM
One of my faves in this challenge. The sharpness & detail is stunning.
I love the blue tones and the water drop(?)! Good luck!

Message edited by author 2009-02-08 00:32:17.
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02/03/2009 09:57:33 PM
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02/03/2009 07:22:03 PM
Very cool, love the color contrasts and the ball reflecting the feather, I wish the ball were a bit larger
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02/02/2009 11:52:09 PM
This looks like an Irene, very nicely done. 9
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02/02/2009 10:17:28 AM
Nice Macro work.
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02/02/2009 09:28:06 AM
Superbe ! J'adore. I'd love to know how you did that.
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02/01/2009 11:44:20 PM
Not voting, just commenting on my faves. This is stunning. Top 10 for sure. Excellent lines, tones, detail, sharpness Love it.
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02/01/2009 11:01:47 PM
Amazing delicacy with good use of the negative space around the subject.
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02/01/2009 09:57:49 PM
Wonderful!! A feather and a drop of water will get me everytime!
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02/01/2009 12:25:56 PM
Graceful lines and curves. Perfect composition. An eye-pleasing image. Wonderful clarity. 10
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02/01/2009 07:36:08 AM
Interesting image - but a little small on the screen to do justice to your fine subject.
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02/01/2009 01:19:15 AM
Amazing photo, I wouldn't have a clue how to even attempt this type of shot but I can tell you have captured it perfectly. Vey well done and best of luck 10.
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