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Drop of Honey
2nd PlaceDrop of Honey
Jacko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Liquid (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: May 30, 2003
Aperture: F8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: May 30, 2003

Not a very complicated set up. Print a page full of "honey" and place a drop of honey. That's it. Wanted to take the picture outside during an overcast day -- this would totally remove the glare -- but it rained. Never got around to it.

Spot edited the final (not this one) print of this pic, to remove the bubble and relfections.

Lens: Canon 28-135mm IS @135mm

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 202
Avg (all users): 7.4537
Avg (commenters): 8.7143
Avg (participants): 7.3675
Avg (non-participants): 7.5455
Views since voting: 11501
Votes: 227
Comments: 74
Favorites: 60 (view)


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09/09/2005 12:17:06 PM
simple idea, yet awesome results!
10/02/2003 09:15:28 PM
wonderful photo...simple, yet very effective. Very good creativity and thought! I love the way the drop stands out on the white...good job!!
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06/20/2003 02:24:00 AM
good :)
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06/14/2003 06:22:30 AM
Congratulations Jacko, you sure got one heck of an imagination there!
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06/11/2003 10:30:27 AM
Un autre pour toi!! Kewl! Keep it up! Simple yet effective!
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06/11/2003 09:11:09 AM
Well done Jacko, nice work yet again!
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06/11/2003 08:16:00 AM
Thanks guys! Thank you so much for the kind words and the generous voting. It was a fun shot to take.
06/11/2003 07:59:33 AM
congrats jacko! well deserved. this is very inventive.
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06/11/2003 07:19:37 AM
One again, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Someone's going to have to take that 10D away from you if you can't play nice. :-) Awesome shot!!! Keep it up!
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06/11/2003 07:12:22 AM
this was very creative. i can only imagine how you came up with this idea :) ... you are slowly but surely knocking me off the 10D page. Go Team 10D !
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06/11/2003 06:21:27 AM
Congrats Jacko! Hot shot!
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06/11/2003 05:48:15 AM
Congrats on yet another ribbon. I told crabappl3 he was hoarding them. I think you've got a pretty fair collection too. Nice shot!
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06/11/2003 05:38:21 AM
Congrats jacko :) I never got round to this pic in the voting but its excellent!
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06/11/2003 05:10:34 AM
Congrats again Jacko. Soon going to set up a keystroke macro just for you. :)
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06/11/2003 05:06:20 AM
I knew this would be in the top 3.
great job.
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06/11/2003 04:21:10 AM
Woo Hoo Jacko! I like honey in my tummy!
:o)
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06/11/2003 03:03:46 AM
deep focus in this composition. nice contrast between color of liquid and all around (b/w)
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06/11/2003 12:51:15 AM
Nice ribbon there Jacko! Good stuff with that macro lens again!
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06/11/2003 12:12:31 AM
Congratulations on one honey of a shot. ;)
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06/11/2003 12:10:04 AM
Nice work again! We keep learning from you guys!
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06/11/2003 12:08:46 AM
Honey, honey.....you sweetie you!! Good job, love it. Congrats.
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06/11/2003 12:07:09 AM
Sweet shot, Jacko! Congrats!!
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06/11/2003 12:05:03 AM
jacko!! you da man!! congrats on another well deserved ribbon! :) great shot!
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06/11/2003 12:04:22 AM
I have two words to add to Shiz's: NICE SCORE!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/10/2003 09:49:02 PM
That's one mighty fine macro lens you have there! The clarity and selective focus make for a 'sweet' shot!
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06/10/2003 09:33:00 PM
love it, how creative
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06/10/2003 05:15:21 PM
I have 3 words for you .... I LOVE IT !
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06/10/2003 04:15:10 PM
Originality at its best, Nice Work..
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06/10/2003 12:01:31 PM
Great shot.. Very creative 10 from me!
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06/10/2003 09:17:09 AM
Just great!
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06/10/2003 04:27:49 AM
Great idea. 9.
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06/10/2003 12:10:11 AM
Great idea. Like how it magnified. Good depth displayed.
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06/10/2003 12:07:15 AM
great way to get us realize what your liquid is! I like the tiny bubble too, and the smoothness of the drop.
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06/09/2003 11:58:18 PM
Loving the focus here. I think you got a litttttttle too much blur at the top, but that's ok - an excellent shot. 9
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06/09/2003 05:19:20 PM
Great selective use of focus and creative idea. 9
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06/09/2003 04:06:52 PM
There are a lot of really good shots this challenge, and this is one of my favorites. I love how you've used the drop of honey as a mini magnifying glass to make the one word stand out. Using the sheet printed with "honey honey honey..." made a great backdrop that really added interest to the honey itself. 10
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06/09/2003 03:04:06 AM
Hmm, well, kind of overly-arty for my tastes. I'm fine with the use of honey and I do like the word refraction but I think there's way too much emphasis on the printout and not enough on the liquid; to some degree it's de-emphasized because of the focal blur but it's still a bit much.
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06/08/2003 10:09:22 PM
very clever...i like this
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06/08/2003 03:08:05 PM
Superb image. My pick of the week. Very well balanced. 10 Morgan
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06/08/2003 11:57:54 AM
A fun idea - simple and effective. The liquid really "pops" out. The small DOF exagerates what the honey drop does - brings the eye to focus on the honey and the words it magnifies. I wonder if an off-center crop would work better? Something on the "thirds" line?
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06/08/2003 11:55:45 AM
I just wish I had thought of this. Fantastic. Crisp Focus ...how many times in this challenge have people missed focus. ?
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06/08/2003 08:36:05 AM
the best of the bunch ... 10/10 ( the only this that spoils it is the wee bubble in the honey)
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06/08/2003 01:27:10 AM
Very, very, very good!! Very creative and clever of you. Really nice image!!!
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06/07/2003 08:51:34 PM
Clever!!! Simple, clean, sharp, meets the challenge. Very good
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06/07/2003 10:18:56 AM
nice perspective/leading lines. love the simplicity. The focus and dof are perfect... and it is difficult to focus thru a viscous liquid! good work!
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06/07/2003 02:05:19 AM
Great dof. Best honey shot in this contest. :) 9
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06/06/2003 12:13:28 PM
perfect 10, wonderful ideal and composition
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06/06/2003 03:47:50 AM
Wow. In the thumbnail this shot didn't look that interesting, but the full image it like explodes off the screen. I love the DoF. Very crisp. I think I would have liked to have seen this one with either the words straight, or a little more crooked. It seems a little inbetween as it is. 10
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06/05/2003 05:54:05 PM
I LIKE IT! Your use of DOF is perfect, and the idea is very unique. Nicely done. :)
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06/05/2003 03:51:03 PM
Nice idea! - made me smile. Well done.
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06/05/2003 01:57:28 PM
Amazing..
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06/05/2003 10:55:17 AM
Razor sgarp, nice idea, I like the dof. 10
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06/05/2003 07:10:48 AM
Great idea and execution
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06/05/2003 06:00:24 AM
Brilliant! Both the idea and the execution :o)
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06/05/2003 02:43:27 AM
Nice!
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06/05/2003 12:11:46 AM
Very creative, and nicely executed! Looks like a good candidate for the matrix challenge!
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06/04/2003 09:30:22 PM
Very nicely composed photo. Great lighting and color. So far my favourite!
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06/04/2003 09:26:47 PM
Creative... good shot...
JB
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06/04/2003 09:15:58 PM
I really like this photo, I'm not sure why but it really stands out, great job........
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06/04/2003 08:25:49 PM
With so many different honey shots in this challenge, its nice to see one thats a little different. 8.
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06/04/2003 07:45:13 PM
Very cool shot, one of my favourites so far. Good DOF. Air bubble on honey drop is slightly distracting though.
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06/04/2003 07:37:45 PM
This is by far best photo of the week! Absolutely fantastic - 9
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06/04/2003 06:20:43 PM
I get the feeling this might be honey ;)
nice shot, crisp and clear.... having said that, I would have perhaps just had the word honey once with the drop over the top of it..... just my 2 cents worth.... good luck, Todd.
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06/04/2003 05:51:29 PM
The blured out "honey" in the very bottom of the photo is a bit distracting. Very nice photo otherwise.
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06/04/2003 04:46:14 PM
This is great! A lot of the honey shots were becoming very cliched. The only thing I could suggest is maybe making the honey background a little more dynamic? Instead of columns maybe an 'intersection' where the central column and two or three horizontal rows in the middle meet, like an X. Maybe only a single honey, with the rest stark white...

Regardless, my favorite shot this challenge. Congrats.
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06/04/2003 04:29:23 PM
Great shot. 10
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06/04/2003 11:56:34 AM
Great Idea, cool effect
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06/04/2003 11:43:27 AM
Very interesting!
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06/04/2003 11:32:23 AM
Very good....
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06/04/2003 07:46:50 AM
VERY cool. Nice originality. Great depth of field and sharpness where it's needed.
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06/04/2003 05:49:25 AM
excellent idea & shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! = 10
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06/04/2003 03:03:16 AM
I like this, it would make a great postcard. Pity about the tiny blimp on the bubble itself.
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06/04/2003 12:49:49 AM
Nice idea, well framed, nice use DOF (or lack there of), great job!
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06/04/2003 12:23:29 AM
wow!!! great pic!!! i love the DOF...good work!
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