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Kelli


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Challenge: Puzzle Macro IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Adventure Aquarium, NJ
Date: Feb 16, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 16, 2011

I'm not even exactly sure what this is. LOL! It's some type of either a sea anemone or a sea lily or coral. Either way, it's not a plant, it's an animal. This was in a tropical tank with many types of coral and tropical/exotic fish.

[Feb. 23rd, 2011 06:22:37 PM]

Curently 7+. I can't believe it. I wonder if I'll be getting my first ribbon after all these years? LOL! I almost went with a different shot of this, till my daughter pointed out it had a "naughty" look to it. 4 more days of voting to go, I'm wearing out my update button!

[Feb. 26th, 2011 09:18:47 AM]

OMG! This is nerve racking! It's still above 7. I have to keep checking every hour or so. LOL!

[Feb. 27th, 2011 11:24:52 PM]

Half hour till roll over. A PB by a mile!

WOOHOO! I finally did it! Thank you for all the wonderful comments and votes!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 158
Avg (all users): 7.2877
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.3288
Avg (non-participants): 7.2466
Views since voting: 7529
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 146
Comments: 125
Favorites: 12 (view)


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01/05/2013 08:53:14 PM
Wow. That is a puzzle. And good to look at. So dark, and so grabby. I like it very much.
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01/01/2013 04:13:14 PM
I am fond of this image because it gave me hope :-) AND it;s a killer image, to boot!
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12/29/2012 10:36:59 PM
This was my favorite shot from this challenge, so otherworldly beautiful.
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12/29/2012 11:01:06 AM
I had never seen this one before. Incredible work to get the details 'just right'
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01/24/2012 01:17:13 AM
Goodness! This is just awesome.
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03/07/2011 05:58:47 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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03/05/2011 03:15:39 PM
Wow congrats on the ribbon after 8 years! That is what you call devotion lol. Great image
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03/02/2011 12:48:43 PM
Congrats on the blue! looks like a Bubble Coral http://www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=861363

Message edited by author 2011-03-02 12:49:44.
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03/02/2011 10:20:54 AM
Great choice for this challenge and great PP! A well deserved blue.. a first for you!!!
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03/02/2011 09:56:55 AM
Kelli, you sooooo deserve this - Huge Congrats my dear !
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03/02/2011 07:36:11 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win.
(it must have been the "naughty" aspect that did it;))
Very beautiful.
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03/01/2011 09:06:56 PM
Kelli! Congratulations! What an interesting photo!
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03/01/2011 10:13:56 AM
Well done Kelli! Wow, your first ribbon after all those entries! Big Congrats on your ribbon and your PB!
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02/28/2011 11:15:02 PM
Very beautiful! Congratulations Kelli! First ribbon and a 7.2877! An even bigger congrats!
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02/28/2011 09:15:18 PM
Woooooohhhhhoooooooo!

Congrats on your first ribbon, first blue, and new personal best!

What a cool image - look at all the fun comments! And WOW what an avg score from them.

Enjoy the next week of seeing this on the front page! :)
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02/28/2011 08:45:13 PM
Well done on such a fabulous shot! And my fav colour!!!!
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02/28/2011 06:48:37 PM
Well there ya go....my 10 wasn't wasted after all....How good is this...way to go Kelli..congrats on your PB and the BLUE ribbon to boot...Woo Hoo!!!
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02/28/2011 06:43:08 PM
Kelli!! Congratulations on your blue!! WOOHOO!! I'm doin the Snoopy dance for ya!!
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02/28/2011 02:08:16 PM
Congrats on your first Blue. This is so very cool.
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02/28/2011 12:55:39 PM
Wow ,Congrats on your ribbon,taken a bit of time hey,Great image.
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02/28/2011 12:48:33 PM
Kelli, well done! Congratulations on your first ribbon and such a great high score.
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02/28/2011 12:30:38 PM
Congrats with your first ribbon! Great image.
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02/28/2011 11:25:49 AM
Kelli, this is amazing! Missed the voting (still in South Dakota) but would have given this a 10!! Congrats, gurl!!!
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02/28/2011 11:01:36 AM
Kelli, fabulous purple and blue tones! Congrats to you! You are AWESOME!!
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02/28/2011 10:37:30 AM
CONGRATS on a PB, your first ribbon, and a beautiful image!
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02/28/2011 09:09:53 AM
6 from me. That's high for a blue ribbon shot. Well done. One thing I only noticed after you said it was underwater is that the light is really beautiful.
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02/28/2011 08:33:41 AM
Yay! Congrats Kelli, great to see you ribbon! The image is so striking, well done :-)
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02/28/2011 08:30:00 AM
Congratulations, Kelli! This is huge!! So happy for you - and a BLUE for your first ribbon, no less. Great photo.I'm sure you're really excited! :o)
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02/28/2011 08:12:54 AM
Seems your subliminal message with the title worked! Congratulations!
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02/28/2011 08:11:30 AM
I didn't vote on this challenge, if I did I would have given it a 10! Persistence pays off
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02/28/2011 08:06:18 AM
Very big congrats Kelli!!!!
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02/28/2011 08:00:42 AM
Astounding. Congrats!
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02/28/2011 07:56:12 AM
Well done Kelli, I thought your Hippo shot deserved a blue, at last justice is done and you have the ribbon you so deserve. CONGRATULATIONS
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02/28/2011 07:54:24 AM
Congratulations! Nicely done, terrific score, and your 1st ribbon...WTG!
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02/28/2011 07:34:58 AM
OMG, look at you! You did it -- finally. Big huge congrats, Kelli. I'm so happy for you.
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02/28/2011 07:33:39 AM
nice! your first ribbon on your 464th entry! you get the persistance award!
and check out the scoring breakdown, no 1's, 2's or 3's!
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02/28/2011 07:33:31 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon, and a blue at that!! Fantastic puzzle macro.
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02/28/2011 07:30:30 AM
wow, I'm going to have a get season pass to that aquarium. You're pictures always seem to turnout great. do you use a filter?
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02/28/2011 07:27:32 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and personal best! (I still have a soft spot for that hippo however..lol)
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02/28/2011 07:05:17 AM
awesome way to get a PB!!! Congrats on a wonderful blue!!
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02/28/2011 07:02:04 AM
Congrats on a blue Kelli.
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02/28/2011 06:36:37 AM
Woot! Way to go, Kelli! Nice!!!!
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02/28/2011 06:33:05 AM
Congrats on your blue, well desrerved!
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02/28/2011 06:02:22 AM
Yay!! Congrats my friend! This is so cool!! You got a blue!!!!!!!
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02/28/2011 05:57:57 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, first blue and first 7+ score. It is a great image. very mysterious. Well done!
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02/28/2011 05:54:50 AM
Congratulations Kelli!!! Very well deserved Blue!!
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02/28/2011 05:35:19 AM
AWESOME - Kelli congrats on your first ribbon and it's blue! This is a great image, I'm one of your 10s.
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02/28/2011 03:42:53 AM
WOW .. !! .. kelli .. congrats on such an awesome puzzle macro .. the shapes and colours are amazing .. and a HUGE congrats on the blue and PB .. :)
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02/28/2011 03:21:22 AM
Bam! great shot - great result. Congrats.
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02/28/2011 03:01:00 AM
Well deserved win, this was definitely the best shot in the challenge. You had a 10 from me
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02/28/2011 02:48:12 AM
Kelli- yay!
World looks brighter.
Congrats.
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02/28/2011 02:06:55 AM
Many congrats, Kelli - first ribbon and a blue, too!
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02/28/2011 02:02:24 AM
Congrats Kelli!
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02/28/2011 01:33:30 AM
Congratulations Kelli!!! So awesome to see you on the front page. Well done with a rocking image.
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02/28/2011 01:22:33 AM
Wow! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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02/28/2011 01:17:38 AM
Congrats Kelli!!!!! Well deserved!!!! Beautiful and amazing!
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02/28/2011 01:12:15 AM
Hearty congrats. 9
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02/28/2011 01:11:23 AM
Congrats with your wonderful photo and your first ribbon!
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02/28/2011 01:09:40 AM
Great job and congratulations on your big win!
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02/28/2011 12:58:24 AM
YAAAAAAAAAAY Kelli!!! I'm so happy for you. Congrats on your first ribbon (a blue to boot) and PB. It means there's still hope for ME, LOL!!!
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02/28/2011 12:57:10 AM
First ribbon..Congrats!
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02/28/2011 12:54:07 AM
yay, congrats Kelli, happy for you!
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02/28/2011 12:35:14 AM
Oh man, how sweet it is! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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02/28/2011 12:34:07 AM
great shot, i love it :)
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02/28/2011 12:29:30 AM
Beautifully done. Congratulations on your first ribbon and personal best!
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02/28/2011 12:26:18 AM
you go girl!!! First Blue!!! your on top of the moon right about now!!! Congrats
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02/28/2011 12:20:30 AM
Yeah, Kelli! Big congrats on your blue Blue and PB! WTG! And great shot!!!
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02/28/2011 12:14:29 AM
Congrats on your ribbon. This is a seriously cool shot and technically sound. Very deserving of the top prize.
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02/28/2011 12:11:02 AM
Congratulations! I thought this would do well.
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02/28/2011 12:08:10 AM
Go Kelli, well deserved - enjoy every second of it ;)
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02/28/2011 12:07:15 AM
Congrats, Kelli, great shot and score!
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02/28/2011 12:03:22 AM
Way to go! a Blue ribbon and a personal best. How exciting. Congrats!
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02/28/2011 12:03:17 AM
WOhoa, Kelli you did it , a BLUEY, congrats, loved this.
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02/28/2011 12:03:03 AM
big congrats kelli!!!!!
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02/28/2011 12:02:57 AM
WooHoo Kelli! Congratulations! This is a fantastic image and I intended to come back and comment when I figured out what it was - but I couldn't.
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02/28/2011 12:02:45 AM
Awesomeness! Congrats!
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02/28/2011 12:02:35 AM
omg your first ribbon and it's a blue! I really liked this shot. The color and clarity is awesome. Plus it matches your ribbon. :) Congrats!
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02/28/2011 12:02:09 AM
OUTSTANDING!!!!! Huge congratulations!!
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02/28/2011 12:02:01 AM
Congrats!! I had this one pegged for the Blue. Excellent shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/27/2011 11:23:12 PM
The frustrated libido of ten failed Surrealists.
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02/27/2011 10:32:52 PM
this one's easy......... it's the flying purple people eater!!!!
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02/27/2011 10:02:24 PM
So cool and a bit scary at the same time! Love it!
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02/27/2011 09:05:08 PM
Yes, this is absolutely a 10... So digitalblasphemy!
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02/27/2011 07:18:38 PM
I don't know what it is, but I like the photo.
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02/27/2011 05:19:24 PM
I have no idea.. but it is the winner
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02/27/2011 04:00:38 PM
is the title here for a kind of anchoring? :-)

the color and capturing of the structure and the little ratty/moley creatures are absolutely top, the composition imho less so

(some rope ends?)
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02/27/2011 03:32:15 PM
Don't really know if you'd care or if it would be helpful (and it really doesn't matter to me) but, at first glance I thought 'Wow, what a great photo! Then I saw your title. Luckily, I don't vote regarding the title however arrogant I think it may be. This site should be about photography and you've got a great photo. Especially for the challenge.
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02/27/2011 05:22:52 AM
Upside down "stuff" from a tropical aquarium. Gave you my highest score.
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02/26/2011 04:05:22 PM
Gorgeous purple dunno what...
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02/26/2011 09:32:34 AM
wow..what is this? its beautiful
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02/26/2011 12:00:45 AM
Spooky and interesting
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02/25/2011 11:49:08 PM
dish towe?
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02/25/2011 03:34:31 PM
ok, is this something that you can see only with a microscope?
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02/25/2011 09:14:00 AM
Like the color. Don't know what it is but it has the feel of a shot taken through a microscope.
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02/24/2011 11:59:50 PM
Weird, but so cool
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02/24/2011 11:55:53 PM
very good
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02/24/2011 07:03:47 AM
Inside the alien mother ship, you had a camera during your abduction experience. You decided to win a DPC ribbon first and then inform authorities.
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02/24/2011 04:24:22 AM
Very nice! I hope this did not come out of your refrigerator.
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02/23/2011 11:04:56 PM
WOW Your title may be a good predictor of your score ... Or is it just wishful thinking?? I like this image. No idea what it is.
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02/23/2011 08:34:29 PM
Guess: underwater life
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02/23/2011 07:49:44 PM
Sea slug?
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02/23/2011 06:34:49 PM
It looks like something in an aquarium... very cool! 10
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02/23/2011 06:05:09 PM
This is really beautiful
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02/23/2011 01:31:32 PM
Guessing at Hyacinth , love the deep purple
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02/23/2011 11:46:44 AM
Great image! I have no idea what on earth these might be - 9
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02/23/2011 08:11:45 AM
i have no idea what this is. |But it's freakin' scary.
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02/23/2011 02:14:10 AM
ten? presumptious aren't we?
yes, a 10
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02/22/2011 09:08:04 PM
Ew .. looks gross. Like little slugs or snails.
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02/22/2011 08:39:47 PM
Looks like a carnivorous plant -- pitcher plant maybe?
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02/22/2011 08:34:02 PM
Is that bacteria attached to some material. Even though it makes my skin crawl, I have to give this a 10 as the name of the photo suggests lol Whatever those things are, some of them look to have faces. This photo is seriously freaky but it draws me in all the same.
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02/22/2011 07:29:18 PM
I have no idea what this is, but I gave it my highest score of the challenge. Nice pic.
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02/22/2011 05:27:25 PM
Can't tell
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02/22/2011 04:25:19 PM
this looks like shoelaces... beautifully captured and processed
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02/22/2011 11:23:14 AM
I wanted to say "Bo Derek's taste-buds", but this is the scariest image I have seen on DPC. So 10 it is.
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02/21/2011 10:22:25 PM
center of a flower
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02/21/2011 05:39:54 PM
Some kind of sea creature?
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02/21/2011 04:38:04 PM
No, not 10, but very nice. I'm guessing part of a flower.
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02/21/2011 01:54:29 PM
No idea, but very cool
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02/21/2011 12:44:18 PM
flower buds
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02/21/2011 12:11:02 PM
Hmmm...what in the world could this be?? Great capture...love the color tones.
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02/21/2011 09:43:38 AM
This is neat! Looks like some sort of sea creature. Or maybe it's just a mop.
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02/21/2011 01:17:27 AM
wow, great! what a moody purple
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02/21/2011 12:54:53 AM
Voting Later guessing first: I don't know what this is for sure but it looks like something from a fish tank.
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02/21/2011 12:22:50 AM
Very effective, whatever it is.
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02/21/2011 12:06:29 AM
really cool!
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