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Challenge: Delicate II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: Home
Date: Jan 18, 2010
Aperture: 40
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 19, 2010

For those who are interested:

The key to the close up view was a combination of a 105 mm macro lens and Kenko extension tubes.

Regarding lighting, the photo was taken inside, the subject faced the window to get some daylight, and an SB800 flash was attached to the camera to provide the rest of the light.

The key processing step was to desaturate red and magenta, with a mild increase in saturation of yellow and blue -- done with Hue/Saturation layers.

The entry was validated whie voting was still ongoing.

Place: 8 out of 145
Avg (all users): 6.3180
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8889
Avg (non-participants): 6.4601
Views since voting: 1597
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 217
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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01/27/2010 08:00:02 AM
Congrats on top 10, Erki!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2010 12:42:27 PM
great focus. just a little too bright. but a nice shot
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01/22/2010 09:43:39 PM
WOW - this commands immediate attention when looking at it! The selective colouring enhances this perfectly.
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01/21/2010 06:24:29 PM
Seems like this would be difficult to do but you did a good job.
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01/21/2010 02:42:06 PM
Although I get the creeps of an eye shot that close and wide open this way, I vote in function of the technical aspects. Sharp from left to right, bottom to top. The skin in b&w, the eye ball slightly coloured and the iris full colour: perfect job.
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01/21/2010 06:34:53 AM
Very nice. Love this and it makes me stare and stare and stare. The flash doe sbother a bit in the black but nothing you can do about that. It's just amazing looking at this and trying to understand how this works. 8
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01/21/2010 03:30:03 AM
Wow! To have managed this under the basic editing rules is really impressive. Looking forward to reading about your light setup and post-processing.
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01/20/2010 08:05:56 PM
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01/20/2010 06:32:09 PM
Very cool picture!
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01/20/2010 11:05:11 AM
I like this but am wondering how you did it with basic editing, regardless 9.
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01/20/2010 09:39:34 AM
Wow, leaves a lasting impression, well done!
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01/20/2010 04:21:33 AM
Really like this, the sharpness is amazing and the colours simply stunning, welldone!
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