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Challenge: Macro Without Bugs or Flowers (Basic Editing I)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Kirkland, Washington, USA
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Aperture: F/3.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 5, 2004

Photographerís Notes
Left over Halloween candy made a fine subject but I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted to punch up the reflections but couldnít do it in Photoshop due to editing rules. Spraying water just melted the shell on the M&Ms. Cooking oil ran off too quickly. Honey was viscous enough to stay put long enough to take the picture.
Iíll probably get comments about shallow DOF but for the record, itís on purpose because I wanted to focus attention on the highly reflective honey and its shape as it drips down the M&Ms.

Post Processing
Reduce Noise

Camera Data
Nikon D70
2004/11/04 22:04:56.1
JPEG (8-bit) Fine
Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000)
Lens: 105mm F/2.8 D
Focal Length: 105mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
1/60 sec - F/3.5
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0į
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Image Comment:
Noise Reduction: OFF

Place: 240 out of 528
Avg (all users): 5.0093
Avg (commenters): 4.2857
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Views since voting: 702
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 323
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2004 06:16:38 AM
don't like the shallow dof. intentional or not, this is hard to look at. maybe if the lighting wasn't so strong? or maybe, if the foreground subject was razor sharp?
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11/13/2004 05:21:46 AM
Creative idea, though I think I would like the shot more if the sharp depth of field ran from the front of the pile to just behind the top brown M&M, though I know on these small scales that can be hard.
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11/12/2004 05:27:53 PM
Too blurry in foreground --- wet m&m's --- don't see the point.
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11/12/2004 11:51:53 AM
Very nice DoF and lighting. I think a border would have finished this off nicely.
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11/11/2004 07:03:08 PM
simple but beautiful
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11/11/2004 09:15:26 AM
Not to interesting of a subject to me but we were limited on what to take. I just donít see the association between honey and M&Mís. Your focal point seems to be on the honey leaving an out of focus foreground and background which distracting in this shot. Seems that only about a 1/5th of your photo is in focus. Good attempt.
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11/11/2004 02:36:18 AM
Wow! Almost felt like the liquid was still spilling while the image was loading. Really good focus, and a very creative composition.. 9
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11/10/2004 03:02:13 PM
Very interesting idea. Nice color.
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11/10/2004 02:54:15 AM
Greeeat...I just had 2 candy shots in a row. Now I *have* to hit the vending machine. By the way, this shot is quite sexy. Don't know why. Must be the green ones ;) 6 I'm not too hot about the DOF but it was well exposed.
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11/10/2004 01:32:13 AM
Interesting take on the M&M's, which seem to be a popular subject this time around. The honey is an original element. :)
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11/10/2004 01:25:02 AM
Good example of macro
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