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Challenge: Duotones IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Trees, Leaves, and Branches
Camera: Olympus E-520
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f/3.5-4.5 Zuiko Digital
Date: Jun 13, 2009
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 13, 2009

Black and white and green all over :D

Editing: Start with RAW and do my color and tone adjustments there. Then I did a contrasty conversion to black and white, used topaz adjust to emphasize the details and tones. Then I converted to grayscale, duotone, second choice was black, first choice was some green (and I will never find it again I am sure). This editing made the greens look better. :)

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 253
Avg (all users): 6.8833
Avg (commenters): 7.8235
Avg (participants): 6.7237
Avg (non-participants): 7.1591
Views since voting: 2806
Views during voting: 217
Votes: 120
Comments: 41
Favorites: 12 (view)


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06/29/2009 08:34:10 AM
Great photo and a new one for your front page. Congrats on the strong finish.

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06/28/2009 07:24:50 PM
Stunning image! The incredible clarity on the leaves combined with the brokeh is stunning
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06/27/2009 10:17:54 PM
the lighting is right on! good image!
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06/27/2009 10:16:41 AM
Love it ... The tone is quiet like a dense forest
Congrats on the high finish
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06/25/2009 11:27:37 AM
Michelle, wonderul picture, amazing processing, love the tones in here, think this should've ribboned .. congratulation on top10, keep up the good work,
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06/23/2009 04:28:16 PM
smooth and beatiful.
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06/23/2009 12:03:45 AM
This is great, you actually brought the sense of smell to the photograph. Well done.
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06/22/2009 10:24:01 PM
Very nicely done! Congrats on the top 10.

Green was the perfect choice here. I love the contrast and detail on the water drops.
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06/22/2009 07:04:58 PM
Nice, very nice...... Beautifully sharp and fresh..... Can almost smell it. A worthy opponent for teh next round of "Better than Average......." hehehehe
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06/22/2009 12:30:47 PM
oooh - spectacular! Congrats on 6th!
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06/22/2009 09:26:24 AM
Top 10! Congrats! Beautifully done!
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06/22/2009 07:38:38 AM
Way to go Michelle, a top ten finish! Woot! :-0 Love the raindrops on the mint leaves.
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06/22/2009 05:32:50 AM
WOW !!!!! congrats on a Top 10. You definitely have the vision & the skill to get the result. Wonderful.
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06/22/2009 01:58:37 AM
Wow! You're gonna be on Southwest's team again when the next DPCO starts, right? ;-)
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06/22/2009 12:57:38 AM
WOW MICHELLE .. !!!
the thumb doesnt do this one justice at all .. on opening it was such a kapow .. !!
love the excellent details, the brilliant droplets and killer tones .. congrats on a great place in the challenge and leaves made STUNNING .. !!!
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06/22/2009 12:56:14 AM
Big congratulations for another star (wow, three in a row) and for a new entry on your top row. Way to go!!! And a beautiful image.
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06/22/2009 12:23:52 AM
Congrats Michelle! This is really lovely.
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06/22/2009 12:18:41 AM
Hey lady, you're on a great top ten roll! Keep it up! (Now I simply must know - is this actually in color?)
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06/22/2009 12:16:32 AM
absolutely loved the processing on this one, would love to see how it was accomplished. Great deep greens. Congrats on the great finish!
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06/22/2009 12:10:08 AM
Great finish. I really loved this one. And the title - perfect!!!
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06/22/2009 12:06:53 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on another top-notch photo.
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06/22/2009 12:03:19 AM
Pefection, Michelle! Congrats! Perfect.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2009 04:43:48 AM
Wow, excellent choice of colour for your second tone. Great clarity. I'm not sure whether it is a consequence of post-processing or just some lighter background blur but the lighter areas under the leaves look a little halo-ish - I think I might have been tempted to blend that area into the background a little more (though as the the photographer if I knew it was something in the background I'd probably leave it).
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06/19/2009 06:46:00 PM
Love it! I can feel the coolness and dampness!
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06/18/2009 03:30:24 PM
This is pure deliciousness. I usually don't like over saturation in a duotone but man - this is almost something I can taste and smell. Nice. Bumping up.
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06/17/2009 10:28:59 PM
Nice choice of color. Works well for the challenge.
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06/17/2009 03:16:27 PM
absolutely stunning. so crisp & clear, such gorgeous saturation, and perfect lighting/background. ::sigh:: I could stare at this for a long, long time.
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06/17/2009 09:50:07 AM
I really like your photo, but I have some questions...1 is it color (thus, I think you shot in duotone) or did you change this to B&W then add all the green? I really, really like this picture, the dew drops, the clarity of your shot...excellent
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06/16/2009 11:54:22 PM
What a beautiful image! Green is the perfect choice. Wonderful clarity and DOF. (not voting)
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06/16/2009 09:06:48 PM
just beautiful.
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06/16/2009 02:48:51 PM
The image really looks fresh... great use of green tones... like the subtle border... a big relief after a series of black and white images... Raj
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06/16/2009 09:31:01 AM
Well done!
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06/15/2009 07:51:00 PM
Wonderful rich tones!
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06/15/2009 12:59:54 PM
Lovely. Great comp and clarity. The duotone choice is excellent.
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06/15/2009 11:31:57 AM
with a crop off the bottom this could have been fabulous 5
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06/15/2009 09:35:04 AM
Pretty and refreshingly cool.
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06/15/2009 06:21:38 AM
Probably considered more "in color" than "toned" but hey, it's quite lovely and it is in two "tones" - green and black, I'd wager. And it's very lovely. Excellent DOF to get clarity on the drops and good detail. Very gentle, calming photograph.
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06/15/2009 12:35:27 AM
now this is stunning! beautiful! 10
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06/15/2009 12:33:48 AM
A delicious metallic green! Really nice work.
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06/15/2009 12:28:06 AM
Great color and clarity! This literally pops off my screen...
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06/15/2009 12:14:01 AM
"pops" ! , 9
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