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Challenge: Black & White (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: My Home
Date: May 30, 2002
Galleries: Black and White, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jun 2, 2002

This is a wet leaf :)

Place: 1 out of 153
Avg (all users): 7.9202
Avg (commenters): 8.8409
Avg (participants): 7.8750
Avg (non-participants): 7.9603
Views since voting: 13784
Votes: 238
Comments: 71
Favorites: 119 (view)

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03/02/2006 03:50:16 PM
Great details and texture. Excellent work! Regards
05/21/2005 01:41:18 PM
ya ur pic aptly require a perfect 10!
but alas im late!i know that the challenge is over now, but still u need to be gice some gutso pleasanteries!
nice work!
keep it up!
03/04/2005 11:09:20 AM
Love it. What settings did u use to achieve such a DOF in entire shot? I love macros but I am never able to get anything closer to this. Kindly guide me a little whenever u have time. Thanks.
02/01/2005 06:55:37 AM
I love macro shots and I think this one is great.
08/22/2002 04:31:00 PM
like we said in my country.... ESTA ARRECHIIIIIISIMA!!!!!!!, CONGRATS
06/26/2002 07:37:00 PM
06/14/2002 09:21:00 PM
Great shot John, and congrats on the big win.
06/11/2002 01:46:00 AM
I knew that this was going to happen sooner or later. Great job. Love the color version also.
06/10/2002 02:33:00 PM
congrats on a great picture and the win! you certainly deserve it!
06/10/2002 12:08:00 PM
Congratulations,a great shot.
06/10/2002 10:37:00 AM
Congrats on a job well done. Beautiful photograph
06/10/2002 08:52:00 AM
Gordon, thanks for the comment... I added the water to this.. it was done inside on my livingroom floor... I placed the leaf (back side up) on a drinking glass about 6" above the floor on top of a black shirt... I provided the light with a 500w halogen lamp and left a dark shadow underneat the leaf so I could easily make the background completely black. The color version of this photo has had the levels adjusted back to as close to the original color as possible...
06/10/2002 08:39:00 AM
Just had a look at the colour version - I think the B&W is better - the textures are excellent on this. Did you add the water yourself or was it shot 'as is?"
06/10/2002 08:38:00 AM
Excellent shot - my favourite of the week. Well deserved win.
06/10/2002 08:21:00 AM
Beautiful macro. Congratulations. You deserve it.
06/10/2002 08:11:00 AM
yay! congrats, dude, you made it! : )
06/10/2002 03:35:00 AM
Congrats John
06/10/2002 01:52:00 AM
Congradulation! I love this photo very much.
Those water drops are very much like some kind of magnifier!
It is surely a perfect photo for large printout!
06/10/2002 01:49:00 AM
Congrats on the win Setz... Awesome shot! & thx for the kind comments on my lightning pic :)
06/10/2002 01:10:00 AM
I just love this photo....the detail is superb! Great shot
06/10/2002 12:23:00 AM
Congrats John!!! THIS is the one I'd like to reprint large. I'll pay ya for it ;)
06/10/2002 12:22:00 AM
Well done and well deserved, John!
06/10/2002 12:11:00 AM
Thanks to everyone... if u want to see the color version, go here: //webpages.charter.net/setzler/dpchallenge.htm
06/10/2002 12:05:00 AM
Way to go John! *Crowd cheers wildly*
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/09/2002 10:53:00 PM
looks great in color too!, congrats------ nice detail
06/09/2002 09:36:00 PM
wonderful textures and composition
06/09/2002 08:18:00 PM
Spectacular photo. Rest of contest is for second place.
06/09/2002 08:03:00 PM
The crispness is profound, as is the detail on the leaf and bulbs of water. I wish the tip of the plant was more in focus though.
06/09/2002 02:20:00 PM
wow how did the background get so black?
06/09/2002 01:58:00 PM
Wicked! I love how clearly defined the crevices in the leaf is, as well as the droplets of water, great capture.
06/08/2002 11:42:00 PM
Really lovely. The detail is wonderful! Mother Nature would be so proud...
06/07/2002 06:38:00 PM
great clarityand detail, sharp as a pin - dark bg suits
06/07/2002 11:33:00 AM
Great tonal range, just lost the d.o.f at the bottom, I like this one.
06/06/2002 09:36:00 PM
I'm guessing this one will win. I love the structures emphasized by the b&w, I love the lighting, and I love the crispness. I would really like to see it in color, but I'm guessing I like it better in b&w (which is really saying something, considering I don't generally like b&w at all).
06/06/2002 08:24:00 PM
Nice macro. Nice B&W for contrast and texture.
06/06/2002 01:30:00 PM
Perfect lighting, great focus, stunning detail - an all around gorgeous photo. One of my top two.
06/06/2002 11:46:00 AM
Wonderful! The leaf structure comes up beautifully, and the drops of water magnify parts of it just to drive the point home of its fractal complexity, and then tease you with their spherical simplicity. Nature is... well... read Wordsworth to see how I feel about this photo :) 10!
06/06/2002 05:02:00 AM
The rain drops really bring out the texture of the leaf. I'm glad to see a rain drop on the tip of the leaf too.
06/06/2002 02:16:00 AM
I like the way you've catpured the detail on the leaf. Perhaps I'd like it better if I saw the whole leaf in the frame.
06/05/2002 11:47:00 PM
Beautifully done magnifying effect -- is that water or another fluid?
06/05/2002 08:05:00 PM
Neat shot!
06/05/2002 06:27:00 PM
I like taking photo of stuff with water on as drops of water always seem to stand out well.
06/05/2002 01:52:00 PM
Love the lens effects of the droplets - catchlight from the flash looks good. Did you try this in colour?
06/05/2002 01:02:00 PM
Very clear and sharp picture, i like the magnifying glass effect!
06/05/2002 12:52:00 PM
this is easily one of my 5 top shots. the lighting, the detail, and the refraction of the water droplets, elevate this pic head and shoulders above the majority. the tip of the leaf where it curls is slightly oof, but that doesnt detract too much for me. a 9.
06/05/2002 10:58:00 AM
wow.. great macro! Great lighting, sharp, good contrast.
06/05/2002 06:41:00 AM
Sure glad I didn't submit my water drops this week. This is just about perfect - the detail, tonal range, clarity and composition are all first rate. Top 3, IMO.
06/04/2002 11:08:00 PM
WOW. I'd give my 'I' teeth to beable to take a macro like this. fantastic. The only thing I would change would be to get the whole leaf in the shot. more! more! :) great job. A winner.
06/04/2002 10:44:00 PM
Nicely done.
06/04/2002 08:59:00 PM
well done
06/04/2002 08:30:00 PM
This is an excellent macro. Very good focus. Interesting composition. Cant see anything I would change.
06/04/2002 05:18:00 PM
Normally, leaves and water don't inspire me, but this picture is awesom. Great capture of the texture of the leaves, and the water droplets give it depth. Very nice!
06/04/2002 04:17:00 PM
Is that really a leaf? It looks so flat. Great composition, lighting on the waterdrops, background...it all goes together quite nicely. Good job.
06/04/2002 02:59:00 PM
I really like the photo a LOT. If I had to find anything wrong, I'd point out the couple of water drops that are kind of "flat," but it's so minor, it's part of the easter egg hunt.
06/04/2002 02:52:00 PM
As Mr. Burns would say, "excellent"
06/04/2002 10:23:00 AM
i like it.
06/03/2002 11:51:00 PM
nice macro shot. great detail - very sharp.
06/03/2002 07:27:00 PM
the drops of water look like balls of glass ... nice and crisp ...
06/03/2002 06:01:00 PM
This is the sort of image I aspire to take.
06/03/2002 05:52:00 PM
06/03/2002 04:54:00 PM
Nice texture, good tone and a good photo. Nice work.
06/03/2002 03:34:00 PM
Great shot. Superb detail. Only detraction being that this was submitted for a B&W challenge, probably was better in color. Only reason it is not a 10 in my book.
06/03/2002 11:50:00 AM
very nice , tied for my top vote.. great work
06/03/2002 07:26:00 AM
nice and abstract
06/03/2002 06:18:00 AM
You are up there on creativity - a well deserved 10
06/03/2002 05:52:00 AM
WOW great shoot
06/03/2002 05:17:00 AM
Marvellous! I can't say anything negative about this.
It's sharp. It's eye-catching. It's a great work!
06/03/2002 01:47:00 AM
The detail is superb ! This is a 10 all the way !
06/03/2002 01:34:00 AM
06/03/2002 12:28:00 AM
Perfection!! This is truly art.
06/03/2002 12:22:00 AM

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