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Challenge: Puzzle Macro (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007-08-09
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Jun 15, 2007
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2007

Shot RAW, opened in PSCS3
Cropped, adjusted curves, ran through NN, adjusted colours and brightness (using variations). Added border. Resized, sharpened, maybe a bit more NN, saved for web. The inline happened when I sharpened.

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Afterwards:

Thank you! It's oil drops on water, the water is in an aluminum salad bowl lined with metallic wrapping paper leftover from Christmas. Sunlight from the side/top.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 300
Avg (all users): 7.2784
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.9277
Avg (non-participants): 7.5405
Views since voting: 16978
Views during voting: 373
Votes: 194
Comments: 107
Favorites: 57 (view)


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07/05/2007 10:14:00 PM
this is really cool!
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07/02/2007 01:27:31 PM
congratz! great macro shot!
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07/01/2007 03:07:22 PM
Congratulations! This is a wonderful image.
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06/29/2007 09:35:36 PM
Once again a magical image from you in your true 5112.gif Ursula style..... You know I love it, and yes, adding it to my favorites right now.....
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06/29/2007 08:33:15 PM
Congrats! Very nice image!
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06/28/2007 05:40:35 PM
Fantastic image, great colours,- congrats on your yellow ribbon Ursula!
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06/28/2007 05:34:03 PM
very good, excellent ... i love the colors and the mystery :-)

congratz
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06/28/2007 01:00:47 PM
Congrats Ursula. Well done.
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06/28/2007 10:20:03 AM
Beautiful work as always Ursula! I guess I can't complain coming in right behind you! Congrats on the ribbon! :-)
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06/28/2007 09:18:18 AM
Ursula, this is absolutely gorgeous. YOu are so creative and talented. Congrats on your ribbon. This is lovely. ~Magen
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06/28/2007 08:42:01 AM
Absolutely Fantastic!! Congratulations on the Ribbon!
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06/28/2007 07:55:48 AM
Ursula...of course...

awesome and congratulations on another spectacular image in your collection
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06/28/2007 05:29:33 AM
great stuff ursula congrats
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06/27/2007 11:40:47 PM
A return to some old experiments and look another ribbon! Amazing. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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06/27/2007 09:55:56 PM
very nice ursula
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06/27/2007 08:25:43 PM
Simple and expressive as beautiful should be. Congrats Ursula, for this lovely image.
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06/27/2007 06:11:48 PM
Hmmm, oil and water do mix - to make a perfectly delightful photograph.
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06/27/2007 04:50:53 PM
Great shot as always Ursula, love all your work, congrats on ribbon.
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06/27/2007 02:51:30 PM
Doesn't matter to me how long it took to take this shot, art, for the spectator is in the final product, not the process..that is the relationship with the artist. I love this!! Congrats!
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06/27/2007 01:18:56 PM
Why couldn't I guess its yours. Great work as usual!
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06/27/2007 01:16:58 PM
You have such an artistic, creative eye! We all respond to beauty and your photos are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. They are simple, yet amazing and bring joy to my heart! I don't consider myself a dummy! :)
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06/27/2007 12:59:18 PM
When I first started browsing this site about 4 years ago, pictures like this one were winning contests too. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but these type of pictures are the poster children of the fact that people will choose bright colors, busy, and somewhat out of focus pictures over real pictures that took massive amounts of skill to achieve. Think of it this way, say you stage a photo that takes a more than few hours to get perfect after editing and so forth. You submit and lose by a pretty good sized margin to someone who walked up to a window with water on it with bright colorful lights behind it, snapped a photo then took it home, made little adjustments on it and....won...why are we romanticized by bright colors and patterns? Are we really that dumb? "Ooooohhh look at the colors george, arn't they pretty!"
06/27/2007 11:25:19 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, great macro very creative with beautiful colors. :)
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06/27/2007 11:03:36 AM
very nice ursula, I love it, sorry I did not vote for this challenge.
Gorgeous image, congrats! On ANOTHER deserved ribbon

lynn
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06/27/2007 10:32:01 AM
Incredible! Voted 10.
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06/27/2007 08:57:03 AM
Just gorgeous. Congratulations on your ribbon!
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06/27/2007 08:44:46 AM
Rich and beautiful colors in this macro...congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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06/27/2007 08:37:41 AM
Congrats on an amazing job and imagination. It is an honor to share the front page with you.
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06/27/2007 08:08:58 AM
wow! Very cool! Congrats
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06/27/2007 07:55:30 AM
This is simply beautiful. Love it! fav
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06/27/2007 05:29:55 AM
Very cool shot. Nice to look at and hard to work out. Congrats on your Yellow ribbon.
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06/27/2007 03:02:36 AM
BIG congrats on the ribbon, Ursula! Beautiful shot!
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06/27/2007 03:01:17 AM
Stunning macro, really beautiful (and very inspirational). Big congrats on your ribbon, Ursula.
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06/27/2007 02:54:33 AM
Stunning macro shot!! Congrats Ursula.
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06/27/2007 02:44:23 AM
Excellent shot with beautiful colors and all, congrats on the absolutely deserved ribbon!
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06/27/2007 02:42:24 AM
thats so cool, i'm gonna try it.
congrats.
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06/27/2007 01:52:56 AM
Me too!!
Beautiful and colorful. Congratulations. ~10.
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06/27/2007 01:39:48 AM
I knew this had to be yours! Lovely!
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06/27/2007 01:20:41 AM
Very lovely! Congratulations Ursula!
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06/27/2007 12:59:39 AM
congrats ursula beautiful work as always :)
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06/27/2007 12:48:54 AM
congrats, ursula!! beautiful.
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06/27/2007 12:48:26 AM
Really psychedelic. NIce work Ursula and congrats!
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06/27/2007 12:43:31 AM
YAY girl, look at you!!!! Fab. Congrats.
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06/27/2007 12:30:23 AM
Now why did I just know this was yours? Another great macro.
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06/27/2007 12:23:13 AM
Put down the Macro and step away slowly.
:P

Very nice. Makes me wanna' put on some Jimi Hendrix or somethin.

Message edited by author 2007-06-27 00:23:35.
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06/27/2007 12:20:53 AM
Groovy!
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06/27/2007 12:20:16 AM
Congrats! I presume oil in water right?
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06/27/2007 12:15:17 AM
i'm not voting at the present but looking through thought this a top macro puzzle.
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06/27/2007 12:13:36 AM
It's beautiful, Ursula. Congratulations on your yellow ribbon. Are you going to tell us what it is?
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06/27/2007 12:11:22 AM
Congratulations! Love this one!
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06/27/2007 12:11:22 AM
Beautiful Congrats!
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06/27/2007 12:10:32 AM
Gorgeous image, Ursula! Love the shapes and colors....so....what is it?
Many congrats on you ribbon!
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06/27/2007 12:06:59 AM
Congratulations girl!! Well deserved!
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06/27/2007 12:06:51 AM
Congrats, Ursula! What's an "inline"? And is it oil on water over something colorful?
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06/27/2007 12:06:42 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Ursula. Very nice shot and screams your style.
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06/27/2007 12:04:19 AM
Absolutely beautiful....fantastic job girl.
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06/27/2007 12:03:43 AM
i especially liked the blue-ish part on the bottom right corner.
congrats on yet another ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2007 07:13:12 PM
Oil and water on glass,.... over the rainbow? Very cool image. I love it!
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06/26/2007 01:41:29 PM
so oil and water do mix? huh... nice abstract with lovely coloring...
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06/26/2007 12:26:36 PM
Curse you water bubble people, it is done a lot but it does look good. 9
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06/26/2007 11:52:49 AM
great abstract! such nice vibrant color. well done!
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06/26/2007 12:04:48 AM
Drops of oil in water.
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06/25/2007 11:40:48 PM
Oil on water on glass with some kind of rainbow image behind it? It's beautiful, regardless. Great shot.
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06/25/2007 09:18:28 PM
Excellent. Kind of reminds me of a solar system picture.
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06/24/2007 09:40:32 PM
looks like oil droplets but i can't figure out the background, but very beautiful. 9
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06/24/2007 04:31:23 PM
Maybe some oil with water? With some sweet lighting behind it. Nice setup and shot.
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06/23/2007 05:46:12 PM
i already voted under 3 on 64% of the images... i am very happy to give a 9
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06/23/2007 04:41:44 PM
droplets on a CD? very pretty and nice use of focus/lack of focus
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06/23/2007 02:24:57 PM
very nice, love the colors
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06/23/2007 08:52:09 AM
jello?
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06/22/2007 10:27:38 PM
Wow. Thats incredible. Crystal clear and beautiful colors. 10.
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06/22/2007 10:25:00 PM
Great colors and love the perfectly round circles of all different sizes. Great job!
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06/22/2007 09:37:34 PM
could this be hand blowen glass?
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06/22/2007 07:24:32 PM
Awesome colors...I have no idea.
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06/22/2007 10:25:33 AM
nice colors and a great looking well lit macro
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06/22/2007 09:44:03 AM
Out of this world, something from the Incredible Voyage. Good composition and fun outcome.
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06/22/2007 06:04:20 AM
looks like a microscope slide of something? Nice colors.
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06/22/2007 02:12:43 AM
Oil on water? Nice design!
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06/22/2007 01:33:14 AM
Excellent use of color, lighting and DOF. I have no idea what this is.
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06/22/2007 12:04:34 AM
water drops and oil...lighting from bottom. excellent shot!! Hope to see this in top 10
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06/21/2007 08:18:32 PM
Looks like some kind of glass. Love the rainbow of colors. Very cool abstract!
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06/21/2007 03:47:57 PM
Very cool shot. Glass of some sort?
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06/21/2007 03:24:46 PM
soda bubbles? Ummmmm.... air bubbles and water in a glass? Water droplets? Maybe both.... air under the glass and water droplets on top. Bumped from 8 to a 10.
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06/21/2007 02:55:51 PM
This is stunning! I know it's water drops, but on what? It almost looks like there are 2 layers of drops with something colourful underneath. Great job.
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06/21/2007 01:06:08 PM
Nice galaxy you've got there! Love the photo!
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06/21/2007 08:09:34 AM
Wow, this is superb!!! Just gorgeous colors, and the detail is fabulous. Who cares what it is...it's so pretty!!! Champagne?
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06/21/2007 06:57:47 AM
coll image looks like soap bubbles
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06/21/2007 12:26:30 AM
dnt know but it looks very cool. some liquid on glass. that's about as specific as i can get. colors are awesome.
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06/21/2007 12:17:11 AM
I love the color and lighting.
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06/20/2007 07:06:12 PM
soap bubbles on a CD?
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06/20/2007 07:03:53 PM
absolutely love it
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06/20/2007 06:17:03 PM
i dont know.. but i like the colors!
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06/20/2007 05:54:28 PM
Lovely colors on this one.
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06/20/2007 05:06:07 PM
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Message edited by author 2007-06-27 17:09:58.
06/20/2007 04:47:34 PM
I have no clue what this is. Very nice detail, colors, and composition.
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06/20/2007 03:18:48 PM
This is very nice. I like the three-dimensional look of the shapes on the right. I think the image is much stronger if you crop out about 1/4 of the left side and 1/4 of the bottom (keep the three bluish spheres below the big red-yellow one). What I like most is the bluish "spheres", the largest of them looks like a planet.
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06/20/2007 02:54:32 PM
soap bubbles???
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06/20/2007 12:50:13 PM
Some people mistook my shot for oil and water but there's a clearly a difference. Splendid shot. A very eye pleasing image.
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06/20/2007 12:30:23 PM
I have no idea what it is but the colors are so beautiful I love it anyway!
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06/20/2007 11:53:14 AM
Oil in water backlit or sidelit?
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06/20/2007 09:54:55 AM
Great colour and texture.
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06/20/2007 07:39:40 AM
another good one. colors are great! reminds me of the solar system. 9
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06/20/2007 06:23:38 AM
Condensation on glass. Lovely colours. After looking for a whild I find the little bubble on the bottom left interesting.
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06/20/2007 05:36:34 AM
I'm guessing this is cooking oil.
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06/20/2007 03:20:49 AM
Very eye catching. Clearly dpc kind image which should get voted high
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06/20/2007 02:38:16 AM
droplets on a mirror but not water, more like an oil or both
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06/20/2007 01:39:52 AM
water on a window with a rainbow colour sheet behind. Not sure. Another good puzzle
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