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Elephant Ears
Elephant Ears

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rain II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Home
Date: Sep 22, 2006
Aperture: F14
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Water, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2006

Plucked a couple of old leaves off our elephant ear plant. Positioned them with some tape and dripped water out of holes punched along a couple of straws. Used one flash from above and to the right.

Place: 12 out of 128
Avg (all users): 6.4649
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.1346
Avg (non-participants): 6.5241
Views since voting: 787
Views during voting: 463
Votes: 342
Comments: 21
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/10/2006 07:59:25 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

Congratulations on a new personal best and for placing in the top twenty in this challenge. It wasn't that difficult to determine that this was a studio shot. But it was so well executed that I had to give it an 8. This image really shows a lot of motion, with the water flowing from one leaf to the other and the shadows from the falling drops. Although the catch lights on some of the drops are kind of neat, I bet you wish you could have cloned them out, as they do compete with the leaves for the viewer's attention. You came up with a solid idea and executed it to near perfection. Nice job!

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.


Message edited by author 2006-10-10 08:00:24.
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10/09/2006 12:24:29 PM
I missed voting on this. Outstanding. People pay to have sculpture to do this and you found it naturally. Gorgeous. Glad it did well.
10/09/2006 12:08:32 PM
Very well done creating and imparting a tender feeling. Congratulations on your top twenty finish.
10/05/2006 06:08:24 PM
Very good shot. Congrats on your high finish!
10/04/2006 07:06:31 AM
This is excellent use of a studio setting, I really like the single drop with the large flare. congrats on your high finish.

Message edited by author 2006-10-04 16:52:37.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2006 01:56:00 PM
I love water in motion - especially when captured in one shot!
10/03/2006 08:25:27 AM
Great composition. I vote an 8.
10/03/2006 06:10:45 AM
Goregeous exposure and nice capture!
10/01/2006 07:34:30 PM
The lighting makes this look staged rather than being real rain, but I still like the shot, especially the way the drops cast shadows on the leaves.
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10/01/2006 09:48:45 AM
nice pic
10/01/2006 05:07:05 AM
Love the greens in the shot..
10/01/2006 03:34:51 AM
Too contrived for my liking...But love the sparkle from the drop!
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09/29/2006 02:47:13 PM
Nice motion in this. You get to feel the water flowing. Great stop action on the drops too! Woah! Motion AND stopped action in the same pic! Go figure.
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09/29/2006 11:46:35 AM
Wow. Fantastic action and wonderful lighting and clarity! 10.
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09/28/2006 10:14:32 PM
These are great plants and excellent stopped motion. Good luck!
09/28/2006 06:49:12 PM
Cool shot of the water flowing onto the lower leaf.
09/28/2006 01:19:33 PM
I love the shadows.
09/28/2006 01:15:06 AM
I wish the lighting was a little less harsh. Loved the frozen action though.7.
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09/27/2006 08:41:44 PM
really cool picture - great details
09/27/2006 06:37:24 PM
Gorgeous lighting! This has got to be on top for sure. The spark from the drop in the top of the frame pulls this whole image out of the "great" file and propells it into extraordinary! Nice work! 8o)
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09/27/2006 02:01:03 PM
Good simple subject matter that doesnt distract from the excellent capture of the water flowing from on leaf to another. The only negative is the bright reflection in the water near the top - very nice overall!
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