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Challenge: Circle (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2800Z
Location: Garden Studio
Date: Jul 3, 2005
Aperture: F/2.8
ISO: ISO-100
Shutter: 1/111
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2005

Ants at the golden syrup watering hole.

PP; cropped, adjusted hue, contrast, brightness and sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 165 out of 545
Avg (all users): 5.2619
Avg (commenters): 6.5938
Avg (participants): 5.1180
Avg (non-participants): 5.4828
Views since voting: 1536
Views during voting: 549
Votes: 294
Comments: 43
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/30/2006 03:29:01 PM
Great idea. I think that the lower perspective is more dramatic and would still have met the challenge easily. Spectacular.
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12/23/2005 02:10:58 PM
Wow, that's pretty amazing. I love how perfectly lined up they are.
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07/19/2005 02:03:40 AM
I love this!
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07/13/2005 08:42:58 AM
Thank you for the helpful comments and beneficial feedback.

For the record, the first time I saw another 'ant' picture was in this challenge (although surprised to see it ('Social Circle'), for me it was still a different concept). I conceded then my idea wasn't as original as I thought. When I saw "..i saw the same shot on..", I thought that I was going to see MY photo at that link. The referred photo I saw was indeed similar to my 'pre-pp' image, but it was the first time I had ever seen it. It was also the first time I ever saw the original to THAT photo (read the comments there if you are interested).

I concede the idea is not that novel now, but I did before that delusion was shattered ":)". All part of the 'learning'.

Here are some of the 'finalists' for my entry. My better half (who it seems was right, as usual) preferred the sharper angle, but I wanted to ensure it looked like a CIRCLE.

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' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/39850/thumb/247811.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/39850/thumb/247811.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I chose the one I did because I liked the angle best and I liked how the ants out of focus created a 'blurred border'. I also liked the two ants in the foreground. For me 'the subject' was the actual circle, not the ants.

The original before 'pp':
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PS: My Icelandic is a little rusty.

Message edited by author 2005-10-23 01:26:49.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/12/2005 10:43:51 PM
Ingenius. More attention paid to the actual capture and this would have won a high place and bib accolades. Bumping up on great idea.
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07/12/2005 10:39:21 PM
Sugar water? great idea 8/10
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07/12/2005 07:14:13 PM
Wow! If the quality would be better...
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07/12/2005 06:27:50 PM
haha þetta er svona hlaupa í skarðið djók!!! haha með þessa neðstu 2!
..... 8
07/12/2005 02:12:40 PM
interesting... I think I'll try this too... White balance is a bit off
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07/11/2005 10:25:55 PM
EDIT: "unhelpful" comment removed by voter

Message edited by author 2005-10-05 02:13:26.
07/11/2005 03:28:32 PM
For this contest everyone who has the word “circle” in their title is getting a lower score. This is a copy and paste version that I am including in every photo that I downgrade due to the title. We as members of DPchallenge know the topic of the challenge – we do not need to reread the topic every time we reach a photo. If circle is in the title and it is appropriate I will most likely not down grade, but it better be good. I am sorry if you do not agree with my method of protest – but scores are all I have.
07/11/2005 11:19:46 AM
this is a really cool scene. Oh how I wish it had greater depth of field
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07/10/2005 10:23:05 PM
HaHaHa
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07/10/2005 02:20:15 PM
very original!! not liking the top left super white corner. very cool still..
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07/10/2005 12:47:39 PM
This could have been great with a smaller aperature. As it is, only the two closest ants are in focus, and those don't seem all that in focus. I like the idea. I have seen a similar ant shot already, but I think I like this one better. May come back to this later. Well done.
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07/09/2005 07:22:07 PM
great shot but i saw the same shot on photo.net i'm not accusing i just thought you should know

//www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=2495344
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07/09/2005 03:56:31 PM
Arghh, if only this were in better focus, brilliant idea!
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07/09/2005 04:45:47 AM
Very clever! I guess that is sugar water or something in the middle. Great title as well.
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07/08/2005 11:22:21 PM
looks cool, highlights way blown out though
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07/08/2005 02:33:22 PM
Oh, how clever! Really likin' this one!
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07/08/2005 01:44:35 PM
a picture with a different perspective,apt pic for the current theme!!!
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07/08/2005 11:24:52 AM
Content fascinating. Over exposed leading to loss of highlight detail in top areas of frame. This is one case where I think I'd prefer more depth of field.
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07/08/2005 01:50:41 AM
HOW did you ge the ants to do this?
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07/08/2005 01:15:04 AM
blurry
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07/08/2005 12:15:19 AM
whoaaaahh! awesome
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07/07/2005 12:59:37 PM
What a great subject...
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07/07/2005 09:23:04 AM
amazing one
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07/07/2005 09:09:54 AM
VEry interesting idea... just wish for better focus.
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07/07/2005 08:59:46 AM
I love the humor in the title
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07/06/2005 11:14:17 PM
Fun idea, but, needs to be way sharper and clearer.
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07/06/2005 08:23:26 PM
That's very creative.
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07/06/2005 04:43:53 PM
Nice subject but I really wish the whole circle was in focus.
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07/06/2005 03:31:04 PM
wow is this for real?
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07/06/2005 03:07:26 PM
Fit to challenge criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Colors: 1/2
Photo Quality: 1/2
Composition: 1/2
My subjective affinity: 1/2
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07/06/2005 03:06:17 PM
Shame you couldn't get all the ring in focus
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07/06/2005 02:51:14 PM
creative title!
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07/06/2005 01:12:43 PM
How bizzare! How did you do that?
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07/06/2005 11:47:04 AM
LOL - Very funny title and very unique entry. It's a little blown out on the highlights/white, but otherwise pretty cool.
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07/06/2005 03:20:59 AM
Very inventive... a better DoF might have helped though
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07/06/2005 02:47:47 AM
ah, fantastic. very creative submission and the dof is excellent..
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07/06/2005 02:29:51 AM
I like the content, but it seems to lose is with the lack of focus at the far end. Also a little to much glare distracts from the main body of the picture.
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07/06/2005 12:57:34 AM
Should have gotten more depth of the field, the ants are the primary subject so they need to be in focus in the back and left side as well
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07/06/2005 12:04:34 AM
this is really cool, great ideo of settin gthis up 10 from me
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