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Well, there were 9.
Well, there were 9.

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Challenge: Nine (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-30
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Date: Sep 14, 2009
Aperture: 14
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2009

Yeah, yeah, I know, theses have been done to death. Sorry, but it's a first for me.

Seeds fall essentially straight down when dropped without a breeze, so I tilted my set up to give the appearance that it is being carried away by a breeze.

Finally realized that some fall more slowly than others. Once I found a good one, took numerous shots with it.

Nice having a camera and flash that can sync at high shutter speeds to substantially capture motion of dropped seed.

PP: Convert from raw, Shadow/Highlight, Hue/Sat, Noise Ninja, Re-size, Slight sharpen

POST: Thanks for all the comments (even yours, Eric)! This did much better than I had expected.

Why is it that entries I expect to score well do poorly and ones I expect to score poorly do well?

Place: 4 out of 165
Avg (all users): 6.5556
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.1207
Avg (non-participants): 6.7357
Views since voting: 2735
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 198
Comments: 16
Favorites: 5 (view)

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09/24/2009 07:54:55 AM
Congratulations on your high placement, love the lighting in this shot.
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09/23/2009 12:53:25 PM
Very well executed.
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09/23/2009 07:01:40 AM
Originally posted by essay:

When I do mimic something, I TRY to make some element(s) of it unique or at least execute it better than has been done before, as I'd like to think I have done in my entry this week, and as you have in yours.


Well, you didn't. It scored in the top 5 because this is DPC. Your lighting is off and nothing is original. If you can't handle honest critiques on your images, perhaps a public challenge forum isn't for you. Your retaliation was very, very unnecessary.

Message edited by author 2009-09-23 17:17:32.
09/23/2009 12:11:00 AM
I love how the lower looks on, as if saying farewell to its offspring :-)) Really well done.
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09/23/2009 12:03:55 AM
Nice job, congrats on 4th.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2009 07:02:09 PM
This will be in the top 3 I bet. Great image. Perfect. Wow. One of the best ive seen on DPC to be honest. 10 easily.
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09/22/2009 09:13:54 AM
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09/21/2009 09:22:03 PM
Meets the challenge : 3/3
Execution : 2/2
Originality : 2/2
and everything else : 1/3
total : 8/10

Great shot.. love the lighting and setup!
09/19/2009 09:36:12 AM
A definite 10 in my opinion. Job well done.
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09/18/2009 08:01:01 PM
Love the lighting. Colors are a bit pixilated.
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09/18/2009 10:15:49 AM
made me laugh.
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09/18/2009 04:00:47 AM
Nice use of lighting and it has an anthropomorphic feel to it - kind of reminds me of a mother watching one of her kids leave the nest.
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09/17/2009 07:20:33 PM
Perfection in motion, this looks like a winner to me. Great focus and lighting. 10
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09/17/2009 07:42:56 AM
Good one. Like the details and sharpness.
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09/17/2009 06:08:11 AM
I like the composition and the minimalistic image you have presented here, but the subject matter suffers from commonality here on DPC. There are a lot of dandelions on DPC. In fact, I think I've even seen a few with the same type of blown technique. Something seems off to me with the lighting. The highlights seem a little too harsh. 5.
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09/16/2009 04:34:22 AM
Very nice.
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