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Challenge: Symmetry II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Apr 26, 2007
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125 s
Galleries: Abstract, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2007

I've always wanted to photograph a dandilion really well and thought symmetry would be just the chance I've been waiting for. I lay the dandilion on a sheet of glass and.... nearly all the seeds fell off! I tried standing some seeds up to photograph them but every slight breath I took blew them away, so I put some water onto the glass and, lo and behold, they stood.
I really like this shot so I'm quite sure it won't do well....


THANKS voters! Never in a million years did I think last week that this would ribbon (and get a +7 score). Yippeeeeee!!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 249
Avg (all users): 7.1039
Avg (commenters): 8.1818
Avg (participants): 6.8679
Avg (non-participants): 7.2277
Views since voting: 8726
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 154
Comments: 46
Favorites: 19 (view)


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08/15/2017 10:25:21 AM
Originally posted by Cyrilda:

Your work is amazing.


Thanks, Susie!
08/14/2017 11:19:45 AM
Your work is amazing.
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11/04/2009 06:50:09 PM
Wow, I had not seen this one before Irene. Great approach to getting these isolated like they are. Have I ever told you how you motivate me into trying new things in my studio? Thanks for that. :)
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05/19/2007 12:22:11 PM
Brilliant Irene - what a fabulous idea and so well executed.
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05/13/2007 04:16:50 PM
A most wonderful delicate study to illustrate the challenge call. Congratulations on Yellow!
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05/12/2007 07:35:22 PM
Fantastic shot Irene, way to go!!!
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05/10/2007 04:14:25 PM
Many congratulations, Irene! A happy accident that lead to a beautiful image :)
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05/10/2007 04:08:58 PM
Congrats Irene, really an interesting photo... I love the way the seed end stands out from the dark BG.
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05/10/2007 01:36:30 PM
Very nice exposure. A good capture of light and details.
Congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon:)
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05/10/2007 09:22:07 AM
beautiful abstract image, i had no idea what it was.
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05/10/2007 08:51:15 AM
Well done...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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05/09/2007 11:48:27 PM
you are an inspiration - I'm inspired to go one step further as I explore the world in my photography - maybe the next step will get me closer to this kind of amazing image.
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05/09/2007 10:08:13 PM
Congrats. So well done!
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05/09/2007 05:12:31 PM
Very beautiful. Congrats!
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05/09/2007 03:30:26 PM
A wonderful capture. Really like the soft lighting coming in from the bottom and the details you capture of the pod tips. It wouldn't have been as magical without the water, what a neat touch :)
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05/09/2007 12:31:07 PM
hey congratulations, this is beautiful and deserves the ribbon IMO
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05/09/2007 11:06:09 AM
woww...this is really cool!!! I like the idea too :):)

upps!!! I missed out to congrats you!!!! :)

Message edited by author 2007-05-09 11:09:37.
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05/09/2007 10:46:44 AM
Exellent!!!! Irene, congrats!
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05/09/2007 10:14:23 AM
Irene, WOW!!! This is beautiful! Symmetry at its most exquisite!

Congratulations on winning a ribbon with the photo!

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05/09/2007 09:44:35 AM
Nice to see something out of the box.
Well done!
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05/09/2007 08:34:10 AM
your studio work is clean, beautiful, captivating and a model for photogs at any level.
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05/09/2007 08:33:27 AM
Good work. Nice and clear and the strong contrast looks good. Congrats on your Yellow.
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05/09/2007 08:27:39 AM
Congrats.
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05/09/2007 06:09:50 AM
Love this shot, congrats!
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05/09/2007 03:41:52 AM
congratulations Irene, a well deserved ribbon, knew this photo would be up in the top three.
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05/09/2007 02:58:20 AM
Congrats, Irene, brillant idea well executed!
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05/09/2007 01:05:33 AM
I LOVE this one Irene, and it just prooves just how clever you are.....
Well done dear friend, and so pleased it ribboned for you.
I am adding it as a favorite as well.....
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05/09/2007 01:00:13 AM
This is an awesome shot Irene, way to go!
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05/09/2007 12:57:24 AM
"I really like this shot so I'm quite sure it won't do well...."
We all proved you wrong! I have looked at this a couple of times during voting; it really is very good. I do wonder if you re-shot it, it might be worth trying to psition the seeds at the edge of the glass so that they are completely against the black background - the idea may be a logistical non-starter, but may be worth considering. Either way, I love this one!
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05/09/2007 12:49:36 AM
Congratulations Irene. This is a beautiful composition and I think your choice of colors made the shot exceptional.
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05/09/2007 12:18:42 AM
absolutely gorgeous!
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05/09/2007 12:11:30 AM
You go girl!
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05/09/2007 12:09:24 AM
Love this - very creative! Congrats!
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05/09/2007 12:08:38 AM
Congrats Irene! Save some of these for the season! :P
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2007 02:25:36 PM
Prett nice, a different take on dandilion shots and works like a charm. 7
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05/07/2007 10:55:29 PM
creative and well executed!
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05/06/2007 05:34:48 AM
This is a brilliant idea and wonderfully executed. The lighting and composition are fantastic. My only very minor criticism is the small dip between the black and white background around where the 3rd seed is. Great job.
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05/04/2007 06:01:25 PM
Neat - 8
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05/03/2007 11:29:35 PM
great capture-very well done----
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05/03/2007 08:52:26 PM
This is great!
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05/03/2007 07:17:01 PM
I like the simplicity of this
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05/03/2007 06:37:35 AM
whow 8
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05/03/2007 04:39:56 AM
Cool :) Its beautiful!
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05/02/2007 08:38:45 PM
This is by far the best take on the dandilion in this challenge.
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05/02/2007 01:10:52 PM
Cool! Love the idea, and so well done in its execution.
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05/02/2007 03:12:58 AM
First original dandelion use I've seen! -7-
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