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Challenge: Exposed (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Enfield Park, London, UK
Date: Oct 11, 2003
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 11, 2003

I've seen so many luscious horse chestnuts this year that I just had to shoot one. I love the colours and they are so plentiful, but by the time the challenge came around there were very few with a shell still on. In fact, I found only two!

I've also noticed that this year there were many more with 2, 3 and 4 conkers inside and I thought this one looked particularly like a lovely pair of cheeks (you know the kind I mean)!

I nearly shot myself when I read the first comment about the blade of grass though! It's bugged me ever since...

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 110
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Avg (commenters): 8.2381
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Views since voting: 1996
Votes: 141
Comments: 26
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12/25/2003 04:57:22 PM
Originally posted by JC_Homola:

I wish I could give more points, so 101010101101011100 which may or may not be valid binary for 10


00001010 is binary for 10.

(not showing off, just having fun...)
10/20/2003 07:56:28 AM
looks like someone is catching onto the dpc 'esthetic' :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/19/2003 02:10:40 AM
Clever imagery via the title. The chestnuts are richly colored and well lit.
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10/17/2003 07:36:28 PM
I thought I could recognize any sort of fruits or nuts, but this one has me baffled! What is it? You've captured the textures well, and picked your background to enhance the main subject.
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10/17/2003 10:44:57 AM
LOL! I saw the title come up before the image and was expecting to see some scantily clad temptress. AWESOME idea and EXCELLENT play on words. One of my favourites for this challenge.
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10/17/2003 10:33:26 AM
Very nicely seen and taken macro shot. Only criticism would be that the bright highlight is too blown.

As for exposed certainly meets the remit.
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10/16/2003 01:31:52 PM
I like this. Horse chestnuts? I love the wood grain look of the nuts. Nice DoF. The glare and the washed out blade of grass in the foreground are a bit distracting.
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10/15/2003 02:06:52 PM
Excellent representation of "concealed now exposed". I have no idea what this is (some sort of seed?) but the lighting is good and it fits the challenge well. 10 from me.
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10/15/2003 01:59:53 AM
Excellent !!! I love the title, the sharpness, the backgroung, the "autumn" light and atmosphere... Great job !!!
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10/14/2003 02:41:37 PM
This is very good.
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10/14/2003 12:03:01 PM
this is cool. wonderful detail and color
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10/14/2003 11:49:03 AM
Made me giggle. Brilliant color. Love the composition and sense of humor.
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10/13/2003 07:29:33 PM
!!!! This is one of the best images I have seen on this site.
Colour, DOF, compostion,, and well THE subject and humor. I wish I could give more points, so 101010101101011100 which may or may not be valid binary for 10
oh yeah,, the shine on the err nut, is the only tech point I would make
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10/13/2003 06:23:18 PM
Awesome Picture ! The only thing that distracts me whilst looking at this shot is the very bright blade of grass on the right hand side, although with it there it isnt that distracting as it keeps me looking at the picture for longer ! :0) My particular favourite thing is the lovely flowing lines in the chestnut itself. Sheer Excellence...
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10/13/2003 06:09:40 PM
Brilliant - what a great photo. I love it.
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10/13/2003 01:58:16 PM
Wow! Great angle and composition. Wonderful light. Perfect focus and DoF. Lovely colors and textures. I wish I could take a photo like this. 10.
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10/13/2003 11:42:48 AM
very nice work :) good macro and nice use of shallow depth of field...
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10/13/2003 11:17:30 AM
Nice shooting. Challenge met. Good focus, light and colors. The only change would of been the one [right side] blade of grass. I know you didn't plant this, just took the photo. It's a nice shot.
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10/13/2003 10:02:28 AM
I like this one a lot. The only thing I don't like is the very soft and bright blade of grass in the lower right hand corner. I think this shot would be better without it.
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10/13/2003 08:35:17 AM
nice colors - that chestnut/henna is really rich and satisfying
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10/13/2003 07:43:55 AM
Good Points: nice dramatic angle, well done for gettign so low! good colour mix too
Bad Points:mmm, very slightly over contrasted
Score:9
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10/13/2003 02:52:42 AM
I like the perspective of this shot, the tree in the background gives the photo a bit of a story - can easily imagine this nut having dropped from it.. The sunlight coming in and giving that sheen would normally be a bit distracting but it works here for me. Good colors, very solid photograph. 7
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10/13/2003 01:07:49 AM
is this a chestnut/buckeye? hope so, otherwise it's kinda scary. very nice macro and definitely fits the challenge.
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10/13/2003 01:03:44 AM
Excellent! 10
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10/13/2003 01:03:10 AM
nice shot...I personally don't care for this frame with this shot...think it would be better without it.
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10/13/2003 12:42:26 AM
LOL! In the thumbnail you really can't tell what this is and it makes you wonder! This is a wonderful shot, the lighting, the colors, the cropping. My first 10 of the challenge. WELL DONE!
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