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Challenge: Textures IV (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: My Wee Room
Date: Apr 5, 2006
Galleries: Still Life, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2006

Some octopus bits bought and brought home from the local deli arranged on a black plate and shot with the 100mm macro lens.

Dont really enjoy doing still life but this was quite good, love the slimy texture.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.8102
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.5862
Avg (non-participants): 7.2000
Views since voting: 2875
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 137
Comments: 29
Favorites: 4 (view)


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04/01/2009 05:56:35 AM
Very cool....
04/16/2006 10:47:57 PM
setail and texture that one can almost touch and feel. Congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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04/14/2006 10:21:26 PM
Top 10. WOO HOO - congratulations.
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04/14/2006 09:47:14 PM
Wow, beautiful. Cool subject arranged in an interesting fashion. I'd love to see this in color. And congrats on a top ten!

Message edited by author 2006-04-14 21:47:48.
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04/14/2006 07:00:46 PM
well done Steve ! anotherstar....almost enough for a constellation. Great (gross ) shot.
Christine : )
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04/14/2006 01:24:01 PM
Great finish, Bloke!
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04/14/2006 04:30:40 AM
Congratulations on yet another 6+ score.
Almost the elusive 7.
a great shot and well deserved top 10
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04/14/2006 03:00:01 AM
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Great minds think alike...

Beautiful placing. I was scared to enter knowing I'd get eeeks, eeeews and yucks from the weaker sex and all but you pulled it off with true grace.

Cheers!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2006 07:27:45 PM
A beautiful B & W study...excellent range and light...very nice.
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04/11/2006 01:04:20 PM
Very good subject choice and nice execution!
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04/10/2006 01:49:36 PM
Yummy
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04/10/2006 03:28:19 AM
great! but central out of focus bit is distracting...better to have used a smaller aperture if possible to get a better dof...great lighting and excellent as a b and w
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04/10/2006 02:26:18 AM
Beautiful shot
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04/09/2006 11:30:59 PM
Mmmm I'm hungry! Great shot and focus.
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04/09/2006 11:09:10 PM
beautiful
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04/09/2006 03:00:28 PM
good shot
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04/08/2006 04:35:14 PM
You've done an outstanding job making me feel the glistening texture of the critter. Lighting and reflections are terrific. I would have given one more point for slightly greater DOF, but no worries, it's among my top picks.
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04/08/2006 05:43:34 AM
This would be perfect with the focus brought forward a tad. Other than that it's a great subject and excellent lighting. I think the black background really works well. You can really feel the texture in this shot.
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04/07/2006 10:16:16 PM
Someone's been reading Lenswork. Great shot.
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04/07/2006 08:48:24 PM
Wow, this could be a winner! Incredible details
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04/07/2006 02:16:33 PM
Very nice contrast and detail. Great photo!
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04/07/2006 11:52:31 AM
This is very cool, but why is the front out of focus? This would do alot better if all of it was in focus.
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04/07/2006 07:09:36 AM
Beautiful - even though I realize this is somewhere between death and dinner.
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04/07/2006 03:33:15 AM
Awesome. Gooey, squishy, alienesque, and very effective. The only nitpick I would have, or suggestion I would make, is to clone out the dustspecks, and perhaps the reflections, in the right hand foreground. I'm just looking now, and wonder also is the depth of field could be widened, to sharpen the foreground suckers too. But still, a very strong overall entry...well done.
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04/07/2006 03:14:35 AM
I like the composition play between light and dark. Good choice on going B&W
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04/07/2006 03:08:01 AM
Edward Weston meets octopus! Terrific! I wish the shiny glare were controlled a little bit, perhaps by polarizing, though I realize you need to show it for the right feeling...
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04/07/2006 02:51:46 AM
true to the challenge... great capture. I feel slimmy.
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04/07/2006 01:36:09 AM
Nice yin and yang feel. Great image for a dynamic black and white. I like the title also. The only thing that bothers me is the very out of focus tube foot beneath the dark tentacles spiral. Actually the whole front cluster of four is quite out of focus. The eye is pulled to the upper left (which is alright), but I think it'd be more natural if the focus was further front and fell off in back.
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04/07/2006 12:24:27 AM
cool image but a greater dof would have helped those suction cups up front.
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