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Flowers in a Droplet
Flowers in a Droplet
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Ledyard, CT
Date: Oct 21, 2006
Aperture: f11
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2006

taken with a reversed 50mm lens. the stick was mounted on one tripod, the camera on another. An inverted blue tub, and two bouquets of mums, one yellow and one pink, were set up about 6 ft behind the stick. A drop of glycerin was placed on the end of the stick, and my 3 yr old daughter held the bouquet of fake sunflowers about 1 ft behind and to the side of the drop. Had to take a few shots since she wasn't the most steady hand! A flashlight was also put in one of the mum bouquets to add the light. Overall, 3 bouquets to get some bokeh.

PP: adjusted levels, a slight curves adjustment to punch up the lower end, resized for web. Finally USM at small radius.

Statistics
Place: 48 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.0442
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 5.8800
Avg (non-participants): 6.2097
Views since voting: 875
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 249
Comments: 18
Favorites: 2 (view)


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11/01/2006 08:16:45 AM
Wow, this is beautiful! The bokeh is so magical and pretty!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 07:46:46 PM
very interesting
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10/31/2006 12:05:54 PM
very pretty!
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10/31/2006 06:07:35 AM
Gotta love the drop!
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10/31/2006 05:46:03 AM
nice colours!
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10/30/2006 01:21:01 PM
Maybe THE most amazing picture I've ever seen!!!
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10/29/2006 09:58:37 PM
love it...looks like a painting with great color contrast and awesome bokeh. I'm sure you've got comments about the refraction "pentagon", but I really think it works to balance out the whole picture. 10 + fav.
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10/29/2006 12:09:57 AM
Nice reflection in the droplet.....
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10/28/2006 09:12:40 PM
Deja vu. But this a nice one with attractive colours. I wonder what is that pentagram or where it came from. It distracts a bit as it does not match with the "all nature" concept of the image.
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10/27/2006 11:29:35 PM
Wicked capture of the blurred element in focus within the drop
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10/26/2006 06:01:47 PM
Interesting ... is that a reflection?
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10/26/2006 11:31:51 AM
I like the color captured in the water drop.
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10/26/2006 06:06:18 AM
Nice work.
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10/25/2006 03:08:21 PM
Very nicely done - hope this does well for you.
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10/25/2006 03:06:41 PM
That white pentagon is very interesting. It takes away from the other bokeh, but it is quite an interesting shape to have clearly defined.
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10/25/2006 08:16:14 AM
A perfect shot. The lighting is super, the colors are amazing, and the refection in the water droplet.... it's perfect. 10. I'd give you an 11 if I could.
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10/25/2006 07:20:48 AM
lovely...great bokeh...nice colours
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10/25/2006 02:02:50 AM
cool shut !
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