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Challenge: Abstract Macro IV (Basic Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Forest preserve
Date: Mar 3, 2012
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 8, 2012

Last week I visited the forest preserve. There were a lot of frozen puddles and saw some really interesting ice crystals. I thought these might be a good subject for a macro shot. However, it has been a little above freezing this week, so no ice everything is wet and soggy. This is a shot of some submerged leaves with one stem poking out. I thought the surface tension made the reflection around the stem interesting. I am not sure how well this one is going to do. Sometimes I am excited for voting to begin, and sometimes I am worried. This time I am a little worried.

Place: 9 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.5426
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 6.2727
Avg (non-participants): 6.7432
Views since voting: 1218
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 129
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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03/20/2012 03:56:58 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I gave you a 7 in voting, probably because I was jealous that I didn't get this shot :-) Very nice and subtle, plenty to look at apart from the ripples. Love how the two leaves converge right there. And the bit of bark poking out of the water adds to the shot just enough, without being distracting. The tones are great, nice and muted but still colourful enough to add interest.

And for all your worrying, you finished with a 6.5 in the top 10 - so I'd say keep on doing what you're doing, it seems to work!

Feel free to PM me

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03/16/2012 01:35:08 PM
My fav. of the challenge.Nice high place anyway,Congrats
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03/16/2012 11:28:15 AM
Again you were among my 10s :) I just love this one.
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03/16/2012 02:28:30 AM
Nice one, very unique.
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03/16/2012 12:36:42 AM
You should have been excited, not worried. Nice macro view of a slice of the real world!
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03/16/2012 12:13:40 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/15/2012 08:16:51 PM
Really interesting abstract. The leaves I get, but then I find myself studying the image to figure out the whirlpool effect. Well done.
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03/14/2012 07:22:17 PM
Love the colors and tones. Nice picture.
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03/14/2012 12:45:29 PM
Very near to the top I hope. Bumping this as my top pick.
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03/12/2012 10:09:44 PM
Really gorgeous shot. Feels like a watery grave! The reddish swirly circle is incredibly interesting, really draws you in to the image.
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03/11/2012 08:55:40 AM
water pouring on dried leaves
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03/10/2012 02:25:41 PM
Now this here, is what we call art. A visual treat to be explored, not just glimpsed and passed by. 10
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03/09/2012 03:24:42 PM
If I had my way, this would be the winner. Perfect.
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03/09/2012 01:14:49 PM
Beautiful shot! Love how the water is the only thing very detailed and clear/crisp. Lovely macro!
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03/09/2012 10:50:05 AM
Nice image!
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03/09/2012 07:17:22 AM
Leaves in water?
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