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Challenge: Abstract Macro II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Johannesburg,South Africa
Date: Sep 20, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2006

Hi all!Thanks to all the people that gave high votes for this shot.Im very happy with my top ten finish!!To put the guessing to rest, the object in the shot is a saltwater flyfishing reel.Well done to Red Gecko and Glad2badad, you guys were the only ones to get it right.

Place: 9 out of 285
Avg (all users): 6.5915
Avg (commenters): 8.6154
Avg (participants): 6.3889
Avg (non-participants): 6.8378
Views since voting: 2231
Views during voting: 258
Votes: 164
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/08/2006 02:18:46 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color, saturation, hue, brightness and contrast are all excellent.

I might have liked a tiny bit more depth of field. Just enough to keep the yellow/green stripped line sharp to the edge of the frame. Just a personal preference, not a major point.

This picture really meets the challenge. I like the play of the shapes and the colors. The only other suggestion I have, would be for a little more detail in the lower left of the frame. There is really nice texture and shape to the blacks, until the seem to meld into a undefined shape lower left. Again, a minor point and more of a personal preference.

Overall an excellently done photo, and well deserving of the top ten finish it received.
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10/02/2006 01:42:36 PM
I would guess that the green/yellow is an earth wire, the black is phase?
10/02/2006 12:35:01 PM
Can I guess??? Is it the reel on a fly rod? Great shot. Congratulations.
10/02/2006 08:54:02 AM
Very nice! Great finish with this fine abstract. BTW, caught any fish with that line lately? :P

Smile and keep having fun!
10/02/2006 12:23:05 AM
A truly abstract capture with great line flow. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/30/2006 08:22:13 PM
Great abstract macro choice. I vote an 8.
09/30/2006 06:01:33 AM
Quite well done: composition and lighting are great! Don't know what is shown here.
09/28/2006 10:49:02 AM
Very, very nice...I hope the other voters follow my lead...10
09/28/2006 07:02:08 AM
create shapes and colour...definitely abstract
09/27/2006 04:04:24 PM
Beautiful, soft light and lines. I love the blurry gold one in the front. Nice job, and the soft gold way in the background. Total effect really neat. 10
09/27/2006 01:57:26 PM
stunning colours, wonderful texture
09/27/2006 10:43:13 AM
Great shot, can't tell what it is!!
09/26/2006 07:24:42 PM
the yellow just POPS!
09/26/2006 07:02:33 PM
Nice flow and colors.
09/26/2006 05:43:10 AM
simply beautiful. No idea what the thing is tho, but that's the whole point of this abstract challenge. Goob job!
09/26/2006 04:22:15 AM
i find the object on the right distracting
09/25/2006 04:00:39 PM
i don't know what this is, but it's a great image. the framing, colors, and DOF all work very well together. very sensual.
09/25/2006 10:08:56 AM
i like it! The yellow on the right is a little distracting because it takes up so much of the picture. Still i have no idea what this is so im giving it a 10
09/25/2006 08:35:51 AM
Beautiful, simply beautiful. One of my favourites.

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