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thelsel


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Insects (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: Oceanside, CA
Date: Sep 7, 2003
Aperture: F/6.3
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/480
Galleries: Macro, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2003

Ladybug floating on a flower in the pool.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 137
Avg (all users): 7.2353
Avg (commenters): 8.4839
Avg (participants): 7.0326
Avg (non-participants): 7.5410
Views since voting: 3978
Votes: 153
Comments: 49
Favorites: 15 (view)


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11/19/2004 12:10:39 PM
What an amazing contrast. This really makes an impression on me, mostly because of the pure colours.
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07/25/2004 03:03:09 AM
Wow! I love this. It's one of my favorite photographs ever. I can't understand how it only got third place. The dragonfly picture is pretty nice, as is the bee pic, but this is so much more beautiful that it's not even fair.
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09/27/2003 12:56:56 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. The lighting in this pic is perfect.
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09/21/2003 09:29:57 PM
Critique Club

This really is a very pretty photo you got. The composition is exordinary, the colors are magnificent and the focus is really good.

You really did deserve a ribbon, well done and congrats.

Anna
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09/19/2003 04:17:40 PM
Love the colors, striking and beautiful!
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09/16/2003 01:56:39 PM
Talk about composition perfection. You should add 'MOC' to your professional title. Tom Helsel, Master of Composition. Another beautiful shot for your portfolio.

Message edited by author 2003-09-16 14:02:59.
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09/16/2003 01:48:36 AM
what a great shot. very pleasing to the eye. great detail - tips of the petals in the water, the water drops on the flower, etc. nice work.
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09/15/2003 09:25:40 AM
Nicely done, the colors pop!
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09/15/2003 08:54:52 AM
Awesome colours, great contrast. Bug almost secondary to the shot unless it was red so makes a great detail.
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09/15/2003 01:56:07 AM
Great composition. The blueness of the water really sets the flower apart and the color of the ladybug really sets itself apart from the flower. These three layers give it a great depth of field.

An incredibly beautiful shot. It would make for a great summer greeting card or a postcard.
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09/15/2003 01:41:33 AM
Congratulations Tom. A clean, clear attractive shot.
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09/15/2003 01:31:27 AM
Congratulations Tom on a great photo and also your first ribbon.

Message edited by author 2003-09-15 01:31:45.
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09/15/2003 12:45:21 AM
Really delightful shot! Congrats on the ribbon! It won't be your last!
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09/15/2003 12:19:52 AM
Congrats on the well deserved ribbon - it was one of my favorites of this challenge. :-)
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09/15/2003 12:18:13 AM
Congrats..This photo almost feels 3-d. I feel like the flower is moving in the water. Beautiful colors!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2003 08:50:57 PM
This is one of my favorite this week. The Colors fits so well to gether -10
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09/14/2003 03:04:45 PM
Stunning colors
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09/14/2003 12:43:45 PM
This is very nice - great colours and composition. I think this will do well - a very attractive shot. Well done.
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09/14/2003 01:15:33 AM
Absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so beautiful and stunning! Wonderful contrast of colors......excellent!
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09/12/2003 11:44:59 PM
very cool pic
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09/12/2003 11:25:15 PM
Unique perspective. I really like this and the more I look at it the better I like it. Great composition and absolutely wonderful color.
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09/12/2003 05:38:20 PM
Very nice shot. Good composition, lighting is good. I see a ribbon in it's future. :-)
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09/12/2003 03:31:25 PM
Excellent colours and composition, Simple and effective. 10
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09/11/2003 01:07:09 AM
I love the bright colors! I do find that glare on the beetle's crapace to be a little distracting. I wonder if you could have filtered the light somehow (tissue screen?) and still maintained those intense hues...
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09/10/2003 10:39:31 PM
good color also good composition 8
Sue
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09/10/2003 06:50:27 PM
Very nice colors on this one.
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09/10/2003 06:22:34 PM
Great use of color and composition. Great job. The only (minor) distraction is the highlight on the bug itself. Otherwise a perfect shot.
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09/10/2003 12:27:08 AM
Great use of bold colors and simple shapes
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09/09/2003 09:14:20 PM
By far my favourite. A guaranteed ribbon in my book.
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09/09/2003 07:55:18 PM
Excellent image and great use of colors! I like how this is not just a picture of some random insect, but photographer has put some thought into it and makes it more interesting!
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09/09/2003 05:49:09 PM
This is a terrific composition! I love it. The blue and yellow contrast with the ladybug is outstanding. Well done.
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09/09/2003 02:04:27 PM
Wonderful idea and great use of contrasting color. Good composition as well.
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09/09/2003 11:30:27 AM
I like your idea, it is a creative take on the challenge. Good title too, I like the way the light hits the water and the delicate way the petals of the flower 'break thru the water'.
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09/09/2003 05:56:10 AM
Fantastic color combination. The texture in the water is awesome and everything is sharp and focused. Congrats on a beautiful pic.
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09/09/2003 04:05:05 AM
Pretty and a cute idea.
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09/09/2003 12:04:02 AM
I love this photo! The color contrast between the flower and the water is great. The composition is good and it's original. 10 Good luck.
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09/08/2003 10:24:58 PM
This one really stands out. Vibrant colors, good composition and a crisp image. 9
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09/08/2003 09:26:00 PM
what vibrant and rich colors...nice that you were able to keep the ladybug important
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09/08/2003 08:24:33 PM
Excellent colors and great sharpness. Very well executed. Jacko. 10
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09/08/2003 06:41:26 PM
Very creative.
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09/08/2003 05:53:51 PM
Unique idea and great color mix... Nice picture!
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09/08/2003 04:19:49 PM
wonderful composition! so refreshing to see bright summer colors after all this camouflage! my favorite so far :)
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09/08/2003 12:30:49 PM
Such a shame about the shadow the beetle casts, this spoils an otherwise excellent picture for me. Delicious juxtaposition of colours. 7
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09/08/2003 11:25:32 AM
Great colors...just stunning blue and yellow.
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09/08/2003 09:51:34 AM
great simple colors, but get in closer!
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09/08/2003 01:56:50 AM
Wonderful clarity and color -- 10
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09/08/2003 12:47:38 AM
Colors are absolutely fabulous. 10.
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09/08/2003 12:34:21 AM
Great composition, lighting & clarity! Terrific job!
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