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Pi, a fundamental constant of nature, found in nature
Pi, a fundamental constant of nature, found in nature

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Challenge: Science III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-520
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/1.8 MF Normal Zuiko
Location: Copake Falls, NY
Date: Nov 21, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2
Galleries: Nature, Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Nov 22, 2009

There is a fundamental constant that works with every single circle. The name of this constant is pi and its value is close to 3.1415926535897932...

The Greek letter is used to represent this important constant. It appears everywhere, even on my camping trip. I took this shot on a nice hike to the Bash Bish waterfall this weekend in Copake Falls.

Place: 39 out of 69
Avg (all users): 5.4725
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1176
Avg (non-participants): 5.5380
Views since voting: 1368
Views during voting: 372
Votes: 218
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2009 11:53:53 PM
Not sure how this relates to Pi, but I like the photo.
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11/30/2009 12:18:08 AM
before i scolled down i thought the title would be "Fluid Dynamics" ;-)
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11/29/2009 01:27:54 PM
I'm not particularly mathematically/scientifically inclined; however, I don't see the element representative of Pi in this photo. When I think of Pi I think of circles and spheres. Bubbles are spheres, but don't make an appearance in this photo. That said, I'm not voting based on your title. Would have liked a slightly slower shutter speed to prevent the highlight blow-outs, or better yet - assuming you didn't use one - a ND filter. 5

EDIT: by "slower" I meant "faster" OOPS
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11/27/2009 12:19:35 PM
very pretty picture
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11/27/2009 10:13:31 AM
Very good! Nicely done! Hooray! Good vote from me!
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11/26/2009 08:43:48 PM
It requires special vision to see a pattern such as this surrounded by the rest of the natural beauty. You have a gift in sharing it.
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11/26/2009 09:33:07 AM
If I had not visited this shot again, I would have missed the subtle Pi in the picture.. Nice find, and great composition with slow shutter speed! 7
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11/25/2009 10:50:34 PM
I love this idea. But the location of Pi and the burnt out water does not work for me
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11/25/2009 07:36:31 PM
Nice job on the long exposure.
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11/25/2009 12:29:25 PM
Soft, subtle, nice lens, good photo, quite a few washed out highlights but acceptable. Hope the long title doesn't hurt you in the long run, as they seem to on DPC.
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11/25/2009 03:14:36 AM
I always thought pi was all around us not you have proved it. The bits of wood and rock out of the water look either a touch over exposed or over edited. Maybe a shorter shutter would have help and you would still get the motion blur as the water does appear to be fast moving.
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