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Challenge: Zen Photography II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Date: Jun 15, 2009
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/50 s
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2009

This is my tribute to Steve 21.gif pointandshoot, he’s one of my favourite photographers here at dpc and his beautiful images have often inspired me. This one in particular Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_372126.jpg Thanks Steve.

Also thanks, thanks, thanks to you guys for the great comments, the fabulous score and the ribbon. It’s been a nerve-wracking week for me watching my score ;-)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 146
Avg (all users): 7.2192
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8594
Avg (non-participants): 7.5000
Views since voting: 8536
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 146
Comments: 79
Favorites: 19 (view)


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05/12/2010 10:53:09 PM
very beautiful indeed....
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08/26/2009 08:26:39 AM
it makes me believe in magic looking at your photos nothing in the thumb bar under seven women in my opion are the best photographers... because your more in touch with emotion on a general level and it shows in your views of the world around you and how you want to show those thoughts and feelings. Inshallah you will live a long and grace filled life.

Kind Regards,

j. c.
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07/05/2009 05:42:51 PM
Another beautiful shot! Congratulations!
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07/04/2009 04:23:57 AM
Irene - a quite beautiful shot. Congrats on another well deserved ribbon . . you know you're doing something right when the latest 'blue' doesn't even get close your existing top line :- )
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07/03/2009 03:22:39 AM
ISO 800? Lol, I literally almost never take my camera off of ISO 200, and anything above 400 is unusable :(

Congrats on another ribbon! A nice nod to the previous winner with an added twist of color, well done :D
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07/01/2009 09:12:51 PM
Congratulations, this is really nice.
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07/01/2009 06:15:28 PM
What can I say? I am not surprised about your win. Congratulations on another perfect capture. Awesome!
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07/01/2009 04:24:59 AM
Beautiful image. Congrats!
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07/01/2009 04:04:48 AM
So beautiful, congratulations!
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07/01/2009 02:32:44 AM
Congrats on the blue! Beautiful image....
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06/30/2009 11:50:35 PM
Congratulations on your blue! This is excellent shot!!
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06/30/2009 10:22:43 PM
Just a gorgeous shot. Love the color and light. It's really wonderful. Congrats.
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06/30/2009 07:52:09 PM
Congrats Irene! A nice tribute to Steve!
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06/30/2009 05:54:48 PM
Awesome image...congrats sweet! Hugs!
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06/30/2009 09:32:34 AM
This is an awsome pictures. Very basic but extermely effective movements to build a great body.
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MarkJones
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big bertha--big bertha
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06/30/2009 06:36:02 AM
WhooooHooo way to go madam :)
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06/30/2009 05:43:23 AM
Didn't vote at this challenge, but if I did, I would've gave this a good fat 10 :)
Very well done and congratulation on a very well deserved award,
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06/30/2009 01:32:41 AM
Originally posted by sprite777:

Hey - is the noise level here straight out of the cam, or did you use neatimage or something? my d700 is on its way, and i'm stoked about the ISO performance.

For you and 31.gif and1tricker: I did use a very slight touch of neatimage for this shot, not because of noise, more to enhance the Zen effect. The ISO performance of the D700 is excellent. When I got my D700, I was experimenting with the ISO possibilities and found that ISO 800 is the sweet spot. I wish you lots of fun with your D700 when it arrives - you're going to love it ;-)
06/29/2009 07:03:23 PM
ISO 800? wish i can afford a D700. very nice picture anyway.
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06/29/2009 05:40:16 PM
Hey - is the noise level here straight out of the cam, or did you use neatimage or something? my d700 is on its way, and i'm stoked about the ISO performance.
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06/29/2009 04:38:49 PM
Beautiful!
Debbi
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06/29/2009 11:36:44 AM
Congratulations, Irene! A beautiful 'feeling' image.
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06/29/2009 10:35:08 AM
Congrats, Irene! Nice to see you on top again.
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06/29/2009 09:52:52 AM
Irene, I loved this the minute I saw it in the challenge. Congratulations on First Place. This is so very zen. The light on the water is exquisite.

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06/29/2009 09:28:28 AM
Congrats Irene. :)
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06/29/2009 09:15:20 AM
So lovely. I gave this a 9. It's incredible and a fitting tribute.
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06/29/2009 09:10:01 AM
Congrats Irene on your Blue. I love this image!!
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06/29/2009 08:23:32 AM
I knew this was yours! Cograts on the ribbon!
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06/29/2009 07:03:41 AM
Irene, congrats on the blue!
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06/29/2009 06:39:57 AM
Congrats on another ribbon, Irene :)
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06/29/2009 06:27:56 AM
Congratulations Irene on your first place Ribbon. This is beautiful very nice work.
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06/29/2009 05:47:00 AM
Congrats, this is a exelent image
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06/29/2009 04:50:30 AM
Congrats on the blue young Irene
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06/29/2009 04:38:20 AM
Congrats on a beautiful shot and blue ribbon.
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06/29/2009 04:03:07 AM
Congraulations on a beautiful image, I gave it a 10.
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06/29/2009 02:54:06 AM
congrats irene on the blue and a great score .. its a stunning image .. so beautiful .. :)
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06/29/2009 02:14:24 AM
Congrats on the blue, Irene!
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06/29/2009 02:05:40 AM
Super shot well deserved blue. Congratulations.
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06/29/2009 02:02:46 AM
M A G N I F I C E N T ! as usual. Enzo.
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06/29/2009 01:08:13 AM
Congratulations Irene, magnificent shot and color.
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06/29/2009 01:04:13 AM
This is spectacular - congrats on your Blue!
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06/29/2009 12:31:23 AM
Originally posted by pointandshoot:

Congratulations Irene! This is a big improvement over 21.gif pointandshoot's feeble contribution in the previous Zen challenge.

LOL! Nothing feeble about it as far as I can see...;-)
06/29/2009 12:27:48 AM
Congratulations on another well-earned first, Irene. Your entry was one of only two that received a ten from me in this challenge.
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06/29/2009 12:23:20 AM
Congrats!! This is beautiful!
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06/29/2009 12:18:25 AM
Beautiful.........
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06/29/2009 12:15:01 AM
Congratulations Irene! This is a big improvement over 21.gif pointandshoot's feeble contribution in the previous Zen challenge.
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06/29/2009 12:14:22 AM
Congrats Irene! This is a beautiful image!
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06/29/2009 12:11:46 AM
Congrats on yet another gorgeous image, Irene! Excellent job.
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06/29/2009 12:11:38 AM
Congrats!
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06/29/2009 12:09:50 AM
Congrats, Irene......I feel like a dork, but congrats anyway! LOL!!!
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06/29/2009 12:08:10 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

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My stamp isn't in from the printers, but another lovely delicate water shot, well done
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06/29/2009 12:06:18 AM
Lovely Well done!
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06/29/2009 12:05:03 AM
Big congrats on the blue!!!
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06/29/2009 12:04:59 AM
WTG!!!!!! Huge congrats Irene.
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06/29/2009 12:04:01 AM
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06/29/2009 12:02:34 AM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon! It was well deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2009 11:44:09 PM
umm? looks a little too familiar, albeit nuclear
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06/28/2009 11:30:24 PM
This kind of looks like one from a previous challenge? Very pretty scene. Love the dip into the golden water.
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06/28/2009 08:58:51 PM
very nice and calming. the yellows really go well with the plant.
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06/28/2009 04:27:52 PM
Simple & great. - 8
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06/28/2009 02:54:35 PM
Although a classic Zen style image, the brilliant yellow is too intense for me.....6
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06/27/2009 10:05:53 PM
great shot...I love how peaceful it looks....good luck
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06/24/2009 06:51:27 PM
Not so keen on the yellow/ grey (gold/ silver?) tones but like the subject matter and composition very much.
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06/24/2009 12:58:40 PM
Beautiful! It looks like the color is bleeding out of the flowers, turning the water. Or vice-versa?
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06/24/2009 12:29:52 AM
Great choice of color and the lighting on the grass is wonderful. I wonder who you got with the steady hand to dip the grass... :-)
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06/23/2009 09:02:08 PM
Not very original concept, having in mind the previous zen challenge.
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06/23/2009 03:35:11 PM
Impressive colors here. I like the lighting very much. Good job. Meets challenge well.
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06/23/2009 03:31:44 PM
Wonderful! Lighting and technique are outstanding!
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06/22/2009 10:33:14 PM
Wonderful image. I love how you captured the ripple in the water. 8
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06/22/2009 10:00:24 PM
This is beautiful. Such delicate light and softness. Zen indeed (Course I know nothing about Zen, but from what I've gathered. . .this is IT! :) Good Luck!
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06/22/2009 09:42:34 PM
Perfect title for a stunning shot. Stunning.
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06/22/2009 12:17:48 PM
delectable work...A masterpiece of balance and harmony.
The yellow is just a bit too vivid IMO...so 9 and not 10!
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06/22/2009 08:51:34 AM
gorgeous (I C blue 4 U)
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06/22/2009 08:39:38 AM
This looks like an 21_F.gif IreneM photo....beautiful!
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06/22/2009 02:54:04 AM
love this, the colour, sharpness r great. simple but very effective
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06/22/2009 12:33:33 AM
This is so beautiful
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06/22/2009 12:19:21 AM
This appears to be an excellent remake of the red ribbon winner in the first zen challenge. I think the color and light are an improvement. Beautiful image.
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06/22/2009 12:18:19 AM
Oh my!!!! That vivid citron yellow is fabulous. Perfect focus. WOW
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06/22/2009 12:17:09 AM
Awesome lighting.
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