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2nd Placewinter web
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: oxfordshire, england
Date: Nov 25, 2004
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2005

Opened the kitchen curtains one morning and this woderful web caught my eye hanging off the garden washing line. Shot in raw and white balance converted to tungsten to give the image a blue tint, cloned out small patch of cocooned spider in one of the water droplets, sharpened and adjusted the contrast and brightness a little.

Sigma 105mm macro lense used

In April 2005 I won a Nikon D70 in the 'shallow depth of field' competition in the Practical Photography magazine with this image.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 530
Avg (all users): 7.0798
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 7.1278
Avg (non-participants): 6.9294
Views since voting: 15469
Views during voting: 578
Votes: 351
Comments: 44
Favorites: 77 (view)


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11/12/2005 12:22:39 AM
very nice! i LOVE the blue tint to it.
10/10/2005 09:41:13 AM
This photo is absolutely beautiful, the shallow DOF works so well. Congrats on an excellent capture, this is nature at its best.
04/14/2005 10:47:45 PM
I love this picture...excellent color, composition and exposure. I wonder when I can possibly take this kind of photo.

You desreve your win here and elsewhere!

Manny
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03/07/2005 08:41:17 PM
I love it, and the process details as well -bob
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02/14/2005 06:11:41 AM
This picture makes me feel so good. So much aesthetic. Thank you for your art that makes my heart flies.
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02/07/2005 02:53:43 PM
This is beautiful.
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02/06/2005 11:17:52 AM
this is a great shot. nothing here is too dark or too bright. exposure is spot on and the composition is great.
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02/03/2005 10:38:55 AM
For this image to bubble up to the top and win a red speak of its excellent rendition and presentation. The colors are magical and the general effect worthy of its place amongs so many entries. Congratulations on your red.
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02/02/2005 05:15:13 PM
Truly magnificent!!! Added to favs! :-)
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02/02/2005 03:21:39 AM
Thanks for all the votes/comments, woke up one morning and discovered a ribbon - am I dreaming?
02/02/2005 01:03:42 AM
Wonderful photo, congrats to you!
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02/01/2005 03:47:13 PM
This is absolutly beautiful! I really like it. Nice focus and great center. Congrats on your 2nd place! I think you deserve it!
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02/01/2005 11:52:14 AM
Think I lost some comments during the challenge. I love this anyway!
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02/01/2005 09:55:24 AM
Beautiful picture. Congratulations!
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02/01/2005 09:10:29 AM
Super work, Neil! Congratulations!
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02/01/2005 12:14:43 AM
Great shot... deserved ribbon winner.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 11:35:47 PM
beautiful. love the deep blue and crystal clear drops. really nice capture. :)
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01/27/2005 11:57:05 PM
Beautifull master piece. Have my 10
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01/27/2005 07:10:56 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. Big ol' 9 from me.
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01/27/2005 05:39:44 PM
Beautiful abstract. Like strings of jewels. Nice choice of blue colour cast. Nice use of shallow DOF. 8
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01/26/2005 11:41:13 PM
Remarkable color and big, beautiful water droplets. Amazingly sharp with a wonderfully shallow dof. Nice work.
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01/26/2005 03:16:23 PM
I see you! Interesting self portrait in a way. The delicate strands of the web contrast nicely with the fat drops of water. Like a spider, it pulls you into the shot. 9
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01/26/2005 12:46:22 PM
Nicely composed photograph, with good detail, complimentary depth of field and a nice tone chosen. ((8))
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01/25/2005 12:19:59 AM
Added to my favorites. Simply great. So pleasant to look at.
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01/23/2005 08:28:15 PM
droplets, you should do well :)
unless, of course, droplet fatigue has set in
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01/23/2005 06:51:40 AM
Excellent composition and dof.
I really can´t offer any improvements or criticism.
Very good job.
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01/23/2005 01:36:15 AM
Very nice. Blue is my favorite color. 10
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01/22/2005 10:03:35 PM
cool!
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01/21/2005 09:02:01 PM
Nice capture! and the litle sparcle in the drops... !!!!!!! 9+
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01/21/2005 04:35:22 PM
The shallow DOF, bokeh, and colors are really nice. Has a nice abstract look.
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01/21/2005 01:15:41 AM
looks like you've done it again! this is exquisite. great composition, hope it does well for you!
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01/20/2005 10:35:30 AM
WOW well done. I love the clarity of the water droplets. Amazing choice of DOF and awesome colors. Congrats. <10>
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01/19/2005 01:38:44 PM
Sharp. Nice us of depth of field.
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01/18/2005 10:22:15 PM
Great composition. I really like the DOF. Nice shot.
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01/17/2005 11:45:59 PM
excellent DOF, bumping up to 9.
would be increadible to have a star in the drop...
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01/17/2005 07:05:34 PM
I really like the DOF of this. Simple and yet interesting. Very nice.
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01/17/2005 04:41:47 PM
I love the blues, nice shot.
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01/17/2005 12:11:44 PM
Very sharp drops and clean image. 8
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01/17/2005 02:40:42 AM
Great shot!
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01/16/2005 05:36:06 PM
Nice abstract image. Love the different sized beads of water. Nice shot.
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01/16/2005 02:54:42 PM
Stunning macro. great color and perfect DOF.
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01/16/2005 12:23:12 PM
nice color to the background
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01/16/2005 07:24:35 AM
Stunning. Love the reflections and colours, one of the btter spider web shots I've seen. DOF is perfect. 10.
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01/16/2005 01:41:29 AM
I would crop a little off the bottom and top...I think a wider frame would make it more dramatic. Otherwise this is awesome.
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