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Challenge: Silhouettes II (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: the prints
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Vt - usa
Date: May 15, 2005
Aperture: f:4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: May 15, 2005

this is where the fish gets put when i clean it's tank. halogen lamps behind glass pointing up at the wall create both the silohoutte, and the gradient background. there is a simliar - dirtier version with some color on the fish in my profile.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 248
Avg (all users): 7.1089
Avg (commenters): 8.6250
Avg (participants): 7.1210
Avg (non-participants): 7.0968
Views since voting: 6319
Views during voting: 504
Votes: 248
Comments: 59
Favorites: 35 (view)


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01/14/2009 08:42:09 PM
Pretty nice motel room your fishy has there.

Good (er) catch.

:-))
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12/01/2008 03:22:32 PM
VERY nice!
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01/18/2006 12:40:37 PM
i love betas...its beautiful
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09/05/2005 06:05:12 PM
Excellent picture of a beta.

A random thought, two glasses with a beta in each both displaying their full finage could be very interesting.
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05/26/2005 09:28:31 AM
simply superb.an example of simple manipulation with excellent result.liked the aqua-marine background.congrats!
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05/24/2005 07:17:41 PM
Absolutely beautiful. You created magic with the lighting. Great photo.
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05/23/2005 03:41:30 PM
you should have placed first with this shot. it's such a clean shot!.
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05/23/2005 03:10:13 PM
The stuff that you do with these glasses are truly amazing. I really need to try some of this one day. You have inspired me to do so. Truly a great image worthy of the 5th place. I think it should have done better but 5th place is something to be proud of. You can also be proud of the fact that you have mastered the art of photographing glasses. Great work.
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05/23/2005 06:41:45 AM
thanks all !! - my highest score and finish so far ;}

05/23/2005 02:51:55 AM
Congrats on top 10. I still love the heck out of this one.
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05/23/2005 02:36:15 AM
i think this photo is on point but i think it could be sharpened in some sopts. the steam of the glass is noticibly sharper than the fish and the glass. despite all this, i really like it.
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05/23/2005 01:33:27 AM
Awesome finish! One of my favorites by far!
TC
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05/23/2005 12:35:03 AM
Tim: here you have outdone yourself. Superb. Congratulations on your top 5.
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05/23/2005 12:12:13 AM
This is just a terrific shot! I love its uniqueness. Great idea and execution!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/21/2005 03:30:58 PM
Beautiful! Simple, clean, perfect lighting, perfect tones.
Well... perfect 10!
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05/21/2005 02:30:22 PM
This is just excellent. Really great work !
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05/21/2005 01:01:34 PM
Love the cleanness to this. Nice gradient of white to blue on the background. I gave it a 9.
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05/21/2005 12:55:17 AM
Nice! Cant figure out what's inside..
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05/20/2005 10:48:52 PM
Original idea. I love it!
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05/20/2005 10:07:30 PM
Refreshing to see somethign so different from what everyone else has submitted. Very well executed. Love the hues. Lighting is suberb.
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05/20/2005 09:35:38 PM
Love it, Love it, Love it. Fantastic image - love the idea here. Colors are wonderful - a 10 for me.
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05/20/2005 11:58:30 AM
Beautiful picture, perfect composition and fits the challenge perfectly. Well done!
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05/20/2005 02:07:12 AM
Very nice. Love the title too. Strong entry.
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05/19/2005 10:18:25 PM
Well done. The image and the colors are so clean
I just bought a Beta less than 2 hours ago, we wanted a dog but our landlord doesn't allow them...
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05/19/2005 12:18:45 PM
very beautiful. love this shot.
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05/19/2005 10:37:15 AM
Love it!! Excellent idea for silhouette!!
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05/18/2005 11:16:27 PM
Wow, after all the dandelions and sunsets, this is a very unique and interesting shot! Love the colors. 10
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05/18/2005 11:14:15 PM
Something different! Nice colour and lighting 9
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05/18/2005 10:28:46 PM
What an imaginative idea. Outstanding shot and colors.
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05/18/2005 09:48:59 PM
Superb lighting. At first glance, I thought your fish had passed, but I'm guessing it would be floating if that were the case. The mood i'm stiil getting is post life. Anyway since you decided to cut off the base, I'm left trying to figure out why you decided to show so much of the stem.
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05/18/2005 05:35:37 PM
Poor fish doesn't look very healthy.
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05/18/2005 05:14:28 PM
Lovely. Nice colour, lighting, well done. 9
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05/18/2005 02:57:55 PM
Gorgeous setup, i like the graduated background as well. The center composition works well. A nitpick, it's technically a betta... :) 9, with possible bump up on second look.
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05/18/2005 12:28:47 PM
Simple and elegant.
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05/18/2005 10:01:26 AM
great in all ways. A top ten finisher.
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05/17/2005 08:05:11 PM
Very cool take on the challenge! Very cool colors! Love the framing within the frame. Love the centered composition! Wouldn't change a thing.
Kudos
TC
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05/17/2005 07:25:06 PM
Very good. Exposure seems perfect.
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05/17/2005 06:50:39 PM
Beautiful!
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05/17/2005 04:47:01 PM
simplicity and color - great
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05/17/2005 02:08:49 PM
With just a hint of the dynamic colors that beta have I would be giving a 10 on this.
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05/17/2005 11:15:29 AM
Incredible sharpness!
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05/17/2005 07:15:50 AM
Neat idea, might have to report you to the goldfish protection society though, only joking, good shot. 10
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05/16/2005 10:05:04 PM
Very clean image! Simple, neat, uncluttered. I like it. I just can't get over how smooth this image is! (I *hate* seeing great images ruined by JPEG artifacts or jaggies or noise or dust specs...)

Excellent job!
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05/16/2005 09:47:02 PM
Beautiful color and contrast. Your glass stem is perfectly in focus but not the betta and parts of the glass like the bottom. Perhaps it may look sharper overall with a smaller f-stop/ less macro effect? There is also a distracting line in the right side of the rim that could have been cloned out. But I'm just being nit-picky because I really like this image so much. 9
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05/16/2005 05:55:34 PM
Perfect shade and composition! :)
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05/16/2005 05:30:12 PM
Very creative. Like the line and simplicity. Nice composition.

Second pass...bumping up. 9
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05/16/2005 04:59:25 PM
Well thought out,& captured, I particuly like the blue through image........9
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05/16/2005 03:40:50 PM
This one made me laugh. Then it struck me hey this ones not only comical but it good as well. Great silhouette work on the Beta. The glass however looks to be a lttle off to me. But still a very nice shot.
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05/16/2005 11:38:26 AM
I expect this will do quite well. Beautiful depth of color. Nice clean outline on the fish. Only nit I have to pick is the water level in the glass - don't know if you could have filled it further to get rid of the line just under the rim, though. Fish probably would have splashed it out.
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05/16/2005 11:35:47 AM
very clever!
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05/16/2005 10:43:40 AM
The detail on the goblet is superb, but contrasts a little too much (IMHO) with the lesser crispness & detail of the beta. Fantastic idea & very well done. I would have scored it even higher if the fish's silhouette had been a little clearer. (I know that shooting fish is not exactly like "shooting them in a barrel", so it's extremely difficult to attain as much clarity as you would out of the water. And normally I don't think I'd even notice that it was more out of focus, but the extraordinarily fine detail of the glass - especially the stem, and I think you may have edited the left side, as there's a slight imperfection as the goblet begins to round from the stem -draws my eye to the lesser clarity of the beta.) Sorry, this is a very long, drawn out compliment and humble suggestion - the image is outstanding! (8)
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05/16/2005 09:12:42 AM
Great shot! My pick to win!
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05/16/2005 06:39:14 AM
very clean image. slight lack of sharpness on fish. well lit
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05/16/2005 02:30:27 AM
Love the title. Great clarity on the glass...the silhouette of the fish looks a little less defined around the edges, though that's likely due to the glass...nice shot!
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05/16/2005 01:48:00 AM
Simple, Elegant, nice color.
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05/16/2005 01:42:00 AM
I love it !! Great idea...great focus...excellent color, contrast and brightness.
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05/16/2005 12:58:08 AM
Wow, hope the fish did not mind. Good control on the glass rim and curves to keep the jaggies out. 10
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05/16/2005 12:47:49 AM
perfect 10 in my opinion love it!!
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05/16/2005 12:38:54 AM
Wow! Wonderful. How did you shoot this?
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