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Double Golden Crown
1st PlaceDouble Golden Crown
william88


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Double Take III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Date: Jun 7, 2010
Aperture: 11
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2010

I consider myself lucky because within only 120 shots, I got this one. The failed shots are like this
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With EOS 7D's wireless ETTL, I was thrilled to test drive ETTL with Canon 550EX for this scene, but end up not worked right, because it's not fast enough to freeze the top portion of the crown. I went back to my 20-year old auto flash for this.

Thank you very much for the comments and votes!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 152
Avg (all users): 6.9534
Avg (commenters): 8.0769
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.9280
Views since voting: 6787
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 193
Comments: 49
Favorites: 11 (view)


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09/20/2010 02:24:15 PM
What are you dropping the water into and what do you use as a background?

Thanks, Adam :)

06/22/2010 06:00:16 AM
Had winner all over it! Congrats to you.
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06/20/2010 01:27:59 PM
Originally posted by kenskid:

Hello again. How did you get the golden color? Also...did you use a mirror or glass for the surface?

Thanks

A gel or filter for flash unit. A glass for surface.
06/20/2010 12:30:50 PM
Hello again. How did you get the golden color? Also...did you use a mirror or glass for the surface?

Thanks
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06/17/2010 02:28:32 PM
Wow! YOU are the BOMB! That is AMAZING! Congratulations!
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06/16/2010 07:38:25 PM
Nice clean shot. Well done and congrats.
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06/16/2010 07:09:46 PM
This is amazing. Can't believe you achieved this with an auto flash! Sorry I didn't vote - would have been another 10 for you!
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06/16/2010 05:35:52 PM
Very Cool!!!! Congrats on your win.
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06/16/2010 05:08:12 PM
How can 33 voters give this a 5 or less
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06/16/2010 02:22:01 PM
C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s ! ! ! :)
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06/16/2010 02:01:12 PM
Originally posted by vawendy:

Beautiful shot!!

Ok, but now you have me curious -- I just got a 580, as well, and was thinking I should try water drops again now that I have it. I know you can increase the sync speed on the flash, did you try that and it still didn't work?

Thanks!

Since flash is the only light source, the shutter speed doesn't matter that much. As you can see my shutter speed for this was very slow but the flash froze the motion. I didn't try high speed sync, I guess it won't help.
My old fashion flash is a 20 year old unit, there was no TTL flash at that time I think.
06/16/2010 01:19:35 PM
WOW...gorgeous image. Congrats again and again!! :O)
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06/16/2010 12:48:25 PM
Congratulations.
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06/16/2010 09:59:22 AM
Very nice... well done and color and lighting are great.
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06/16/2010 08:20:52 AM
Fantastic shot William. Your work is inspiring.
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06/16/2010 06:44:27 AM
Beautiful shot!!

Ok, but now you have me curious -- I just got a 580, as well, and was thinking I should try water drops again now that I have it. I know you can increase the sync speed on the flash, did you try that and it still didn't work?

Thanks!
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06/16/2010 04:48:08 AM
Congrats William. I tried something similar and know what it took to get it perfect. Very well done.
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06/16/2010 04:31:48 AM
Awesome work William, and a very deserving first place, the shot is amazing!!

I know how hard it is to get the timing right, and this is just perfect.

Congrats!!
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06/16/2010 02:39:31 AM
obviously this was gunna win :P haha well done, amazing shot and two front pagers :)
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06/16/2010 02:18:00 AM
A very worthy winner I gave you a 10 and it is a great image well done
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06/16/2010 02:17:27 AM
Billy, you are my ultimate HERO!!!! Congrats on yet another ribbon! Truly, I think there's nothing you can't do!
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06/16/2010 02:17:26 AM
Congrats William, you're on fire these days. Great shot, wonder why this didn't get a 7+
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06/16/2010 02:11:39 AM
Flawless, gorgeous.... CONGRATS, William. Wonderful, wonderful image.
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06/16/2010 02:10:24 AM
Originally posted by Pug-H:

Thankyou for saving ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kenskid from having to eat a lens cap sandwich.
A terrific double. Congratulations.

My south score made me worried about him. Thanks to commenters and participants who saved him!
06/16/2010 01:29:55 AM
Congratulations on the blue. Perfectly done.
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06/16/2010 01:24:42 AM
Flawless , Perfection (well at least for shots like this) , Amazing & congrats my friend !!
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06/16/2010 01:01:49 AM
Flawlessly executed, a perfect example of the genre. Congrats on blue!
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06/16/2010 12:43:45 AM
Thankyou for saving ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' kenskid from having to eat a lens cap sandwich.
A terrific double. Congratulations.
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06/16/2010 12:19:39 AM
Two ribbons this week! You must be thrilled. :) Congrats once again for a job well done.
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06/16/2010 12:11:21 AM
You're hoggin' the front page these days! Congrats!! Lovely image!
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06/16/2010 12:11:11 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

Would love to know what you use to create the splash. Is it just water dropping or are you dropping something into the water?

The liquids in the dripper and tank were the same - tap water mix jet dry.

Message edited by author 2010-06-16 00:12:19.
06/16/2010 12:05:20 AM
Congrats!!! Very cool!
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06/16/2010 12:05:17 AM
Brilliant! congrats on your Blue!
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06/16/2010 12:04:47 AM
Wow! You are a constant on the front page. Way to go!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/15/2010 10:47:41 PM
Very cool!
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06/15/2010 10:06:31 PM
Beautifully captured.
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06/15/2010 11:30:34 AM
Amazing timing on that one...
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06/14/2010 11:46:59 PM
Tired of water drops but that won't stop me from giving you a TEN!

If this doesn't win, I'll eat my lens cap between two slices of bread.
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06/14/2010 07:04:09 PM
Great shot and timing! 10
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06/14/2010 05:27:10 PM
Fantastic shot.
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06/13/2010 05:17:41 PM
Would love to know what you use to create the splash. Is it just water dropping or are you dropping something into the water?
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06/13/2010 08:38:52 AM
I have spent ages trying to capture this and you manage to get two at the same time! Goodluck, should do well
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06/11/2010 07:59:52 PM
should be a ribbon- great shot
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06/09/2010 06:13:23 PM
I hate the border ..
just kidding
amazing capture, and getting it so nice and clean in basic editing is brilliant! 10
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06/09/2010 05:28:25 PM
very nice! i hope you tell us how you did it (8)
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06/09/2010 12:55:50 PM
best splash in this challenge
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06/09/2010 07:36:04 AM
amazing synchronization!
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06/09/2010 05:10:13 AM
You know, I always tell myself that I'm bored of drop shots, and then something like this comes around and still manages to take my breath away. Congratulations.
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06/09/2010 12:49:22 AM
I would love to see this on the front page! the clearity and colors are wonderful! good luck! (not voting)
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