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Does Water Conduct Electricity ?
Does Water Conduct Electricity ?
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Complementary Colors III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro AF
Location: Home studio
Date: Apr 23, 2006
Aperture: f16.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2006

It's pure coincidence that this challenge came up at the same time that I bought the kids the most orange goldfish at the shop :) Inspired by Larus and terje whose images I studied before attempting this shot. Really would've loved to do some advanced editing on this if only to remove the sharpening artifacts and stray bubbles but thats another story.

Statistics
Place: 30 out of 287
Avg (all users): 6.1407
Avg (commenters): 6.7600
Avg (participants): 5.6875
Avg (non-participants): 6.3316
Views since voting: 4146
Views during voting: 489
Votes: 270
Comments: 57
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/03/2006 05:43:38 AM
Robbery!
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05/03/2006 12:34:29 AM
Note to self:
Never submit an image with a title that implies harm to animals. Also never submit an image with motion blur unless it's the challenge topic.

Thanks for all the comments....a new record for my non-ribbon winning entries.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2006 10:58:09 PM
i guess i would have preferred it if the fish was in focus
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05/02/2006 09:08:43 PM
LOL. How many fishes were harmed by this?
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05/02/2006 10:06:17 AM
Interesting picture. I'm disturbed by what the title suggests. :-o
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05/02/2006 02:14:56 AM
can't tell what the pic is off... but its nice and sharp
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05/01/2006 07:13:17 PM
Hope the poor little guy didn't suffer much
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05/01/2006 06:00:09 PM
Not only good color but great imagination.
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05/01/2006 03:24:25 PM
I hope no gold fishi where electricuted during this shot... Title naff otherwise vote would be much better
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04/30/2006 09:53:48 PM
Can oranges fly?
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04/30/2006 07:48:31 PM
Creatively flipped image, very well done!
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04/30/2006 06:44:22 PM
cruel
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04/30/2006 04:45:35 PM
very interesting shot, how the heck did u do this with the fish in it
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04/30/2006 03:24:58 PM
SO COOL! That is one crazy picture!
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04/30/2006 01:07:56 PM
I have no idea how did you forces this fish to jump. Great.
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04/30/2006 12:31:17 PM
I like it. Might hve been stronger with the 'bottom' of the splash being more in frame and less blue 'above'.
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04/30/2006 09:51:52 AM
unitneresting title and composition needs work but its fits the challenge and the focus is perfect. what were you going for? 7 for an overall ok photo.
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04/30/2006 09:33:15 AM
Good concept but there's a touch too much blur on the fish for my taste.
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04/30/2006 07:09:05 AM
Is this a real fish? I like the photo, but I hope that there was no animal cruelty involved!

I actually had to look at it 3 times before I realised it was actually taken up the other way!!!

It looks great! The colours are bold and it is an interesting subject.
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04/29/2006 08:56:49 PM
Flipping the image as such, very interesting idea for this type of subject. Hope no fishies where harmed during the photo shoot :)
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04/29/2006 07:13:20 PM
AAAGGHHH!!! This is wild. Great idea, I'm glad to see something totally unique. Good job.
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04/29/2006 03:55:00 PM
this is a really cool and well done shot, but didn't the process stress out the fish?
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04/29/2006 02:25:43 PM
good image but um I am calling peta on ya :)
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04/29/2006 02:18:23 PM
Yes it does. Does your picture do it for me? Yes..Very nice composition.
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04/29/2006 02:12:11 PM
great capture here, would have loved to see more of the spash below the water line .. what is it?
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04/29/2006 09:30:02 AM
interesting shot
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04/29/2006 08:36:18 AM
This is a very neat idea for the people that don't know how to do this and the effect of the fish jumping out of the water is awesome.
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04/29/2006 07:46:49 AM
Distilled water never conducts electricity, but you picture does !
Great shot.
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04/29/2006 03:58:59 AM
Intriguing - wonder how you did that.
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04/29/2006 02:20:31 AM
nice timing and beautiful shot
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04/29/2006 02:13:46 AM
Oh no! Poor goldfish. How could you? Meanie :P Interesting how the view looks completely different if the image is flipped. Great job but not with the fish ;( 6
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04/29/2006 02:07:39 AM
interesting shot.
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04/29/2006 01:56:34 AM
That is just cool.
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04/29/2006 12:24:53 AM
I like the water ...the fish isn't detailed enough to make it worth throwing around a fish
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04/28/2006 04:03:25 PM
Few spots either in the water or on the glass but a very convincing illusion otherwise and a fun image.
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04/28/2006 09:37:22 AM
quite an exciting picture, but the action distracts from the complementary interplay
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04/28/2006 03:35:06 AM
This is different. Well done.
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04/27/2006 11:44:31 PM
Love this one!
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04/27/2006 10:37:34 PM
Please tell me that no fish were harmed in the making of this photograph... Very nice.
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04/27/2006 09:59:02 PM
lol. that is a great title.
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04/27/2006 08:48:46 PM
Upside down?
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04/27/2006 07:57:43 PM
2 - Ok. Colors seem quite good, the stop motion, whilst showing an unusual 'flow', is not as sharp as it would need to be for a shot like this to work best, in my opinion. However, will be back PC to see how you got this fish out of the water.
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04/27/2006 04:59:49 PM
So how many times did you have to drop the fish in the water!? Great photo and capture of the splash
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04/27/2006 02:12:16 PM
Wow! How did you capture this?
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04/27/2006 08:08:38 AM
like how you caught the fish at the right time.
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04/27/2006 06:31:08 AM
This is brilliant (assuming no electricity was actually used :). Excellent title, beautiful colours and I am totally unbothered by the slightly blurred fish. Great work
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04/26/2006 11:11:15 PM
good shot
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04/26/2006 06:04:40 PM
don't get the title, but awesome picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/26/2006 04:24:38 PM
Maybe crop the splash drops from the bottom, er top, so the looks more like a jump instead of an rotated drop. First glance I thought it was jumping from a spoon. Ha!

Edit: Crop not cop. Freudian slip? <running>

Message edited by author 2006-05-03 11:49:24.
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04/26/2006 04:06:04 PM
I love this image. I took me a minute to figure out what was going on. Great illustartive look. I'd like the entire composition shifted downward slightly to see a little more of the splash at the bottom of the image and a little less of the negative space above.The splash seems like part of the subject and it bothers my eye that it breaks the bottom of the page. Just some subjective nitpicking though. Great job.
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04/26/2006 01:07:58 PM
He he he... throwing a fish into water, huh??? How many times did that guy got dropped befor eyou got the shot! ;)
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04/26/2006 12:44:28 PM
I hope no goldfish were harmed.
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04/26/2006 11:27:21 AM
I want to give you a high score because i like the picture, but i feel so bad for the poor fish.
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04/26/2006 07:50:13 AM
Excellent!
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04/26/2006 07:46:54 AM
you are going to get a hiding from the pet lovers!!! ;-) I love it...makes you look hard to try and figure out how you did this...excellent 9
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04/26/2006 07:09:54 AM
A little overprocessed (blown spots on water and noise on the fish.) Nonetheless, great catch at the "exit" moment. 8
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04/26/2006 01:29:39 AM
Definite ribbon winner.
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