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Long and Winding Road
Long and Winding Road
shudderbug


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: back yard
Date: Oct 28, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2006


cropped
shadow/highlight applied
cloning out of two small web strangs on vine and strays from curled leaf
hue/saturation minorly adjusted +8/-5
contrast adjusted +6
resized
sharpened
run through neat image

50mm with 12mm extension tube

Statistics
Place: 120 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.3828
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 6.2753
Avg (non-participants): 6.8933
Views since voting: 1458
Views during voting: 599
Votes: 431
Comments: 25
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/14/2006 10:46:30 AM
This is terrific. Love the very shallow DOF and the twisty vine. Well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:29:18 PM
Fantastic macro. This is sure to do well. Love the swirls, the background color and the way the lady bug just pops from the image. Great work.
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01/30/2006 03:05:39 PM
What is it - a vine? Love it.
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01/29/2006 07:17:26 PM
Lovely. Lots to focus on - great subject, very well taken.
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01/27/2006 11:02:03 PM
This is a really great shot. The DoF is perfect and the composition is too. 10
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01/26/2006 02:35:03 PM
I love it. That swirling line matches the whimsical nature of the lady bug perfectly.
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01/26/2006 11:40:37 AM
This is one of those once in a lifetime shots. Well done.....
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01/25/2006 01:20:27 AM
Excellent title. Fantastic mood and colors. Great capture. Perfect timing!
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01/23/2006 08:28:43 AM
The title makes the picture for me ... :-p
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01/22/2006 11:21:54 PM
beautiful macro and excellent use of shallow depth of field... 10
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01/22/2006 05:58:06 PM
like th curves and spirals...cute bug but light on back is a bit strong. Nice details in the leaf. Good composition
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01/22/2006 10:41:51 AM
nice idea, Excellent comp, light ok, color very good, good macro, b&w ok, good movement, overall a good pix
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01/22/2006 08:05:04 AM
Wendy, This is one of my favourites of yours. Pleasantly coloured bokeh, some nice textures and the vine is nice to follow. This shot is ver nicely composed with perfect placement of the leaf, the ladbug and the line of the vine. Good luck with this!
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01/21/2006 04:30:26 PM
Nice macro shoot. Like how tight the focus is - that the edge of the leaf is out of focus. I think the center enhances this image. On a more symbolical level, this image could be compared to life - we all begin at the leaf. Innocence, childhood, happiness (well, hopefully), but then we set out on the journey of life. And the journey of life is like this image, we usually don't know where it's going, because it circles round and goes up and down, but somepoint in our lives we must choose either to believe in Jesus Christ, or not. The road down to hell is smooth and straight, without many twists, and easy to walk down. But the road to heaven is right, but hard to follow because it is against our human nature. It leads up into the light, and into eternal life. And we can see this lady bug as ourselves, making this journey. That's what I get out of it, so thanks for sharing =), and God bless your final outcome.
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01/21/2006 06:54:05 AM
cute!
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01/20/2006 05:59:02 PM
Nice macro, I really like the background. Focus seems a little soft on the ladybug.
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01/20/2006 05:49:53 PM
Cool shot
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01/20/2006 01:04:02 PM
Great macro-8-
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01/20/2006 08:22:17 AM
This is a very good macro shot. To me, it is a bit flat (colorwise) and a bit muted (lighting wise) for my tastes. The subject seems a bit to centered in the frame which draws everything into viewing just the center, more then the whole frame of the image. Not quite a 10, but close.
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01/19/2006 09:06:48 PM
This is cool, I love your title.
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01/19/2006 05:45:45 PM
Needs a bit more DOF to ensure the subject itself is sharp (maybe by just one more stop so the rest remains out of focus) - but beautiful eye-catching piece.
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01/18/2006 01:14:18 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/17/2006 08:08:01 PM
This is one of the few 10s from me. Awesome BOKEH, great lines. Love the story it creates. Simply beautiful.
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01/17/2006 07:14:46 PM
aha thats so pretty!
10!
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01/17/2006 04:47:08 PM
Great macro shot.
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