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Right before my best buddy's head fell off for Makro III
Right before my best buddy's head fell off for Makro III
Harz_Joerg


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Point of View (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Dinning room
Date: Jan 13, 2004
Aperture: 3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Humorous
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2004

This image is really a last minute submission after I tried out several other thinks using the mirror mentioned below.

The image is supposed to be a joke on Jacko's image "Fly on Cactus", that placed 2nd in the Macro III challenge. In his comment he told us that the head of the reused, old and dead fly fell off after 6 shoots. Found it way funny and so I tried to make a shot of the setup from the point of view of another fly.
I used a small concave mirror, placed the cactus with a dead fly I found in our winter garden and the camera in front of it and made a image of the mirror.

Post processing:
Rotation, horizontal mirroring, cropping, resizing and unsharpen mask.

Hope you liked it.

Statistics
Place: 107 out of 286
Avg (all users): 5.4523
Avg (commenters): 7.1765
Avg (participants): 5.4286
Avg (non-participants): 5.4729
Views since voting: 955
Votes: 241
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/24/2004 10:35:45 AM
From the Critique Club

This is a very unique shot for the challenge. I love the use of the mirror that gives an effect similar to a wide angle lens. The focal point and DOF are dead on. Combining with the fish eye effect, this gives an almost dreamlike feel!

There are a couple of nit picky minor things compositionaly that I don't like. There is some kind of artifact on the lower left curve of the mirror that is a touch distracting. The image isn't cropped evenly on the left and right in relation to the circle of the mirror.

I know some people may not have liked the added elements (tissues and filter), but I think that they only add to the illusion of someone working hard to get the 'perfect macro' shot!

Nice job
TC
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01/23/2004 10:07:10 AM
This is too funny. Very creative!!! thanks for the chuckles.
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01/23/2004 10:06:47 AM
hahahahaha...this is great! Great point of view. Should have done better.
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01/21/2004 12:18:23 PM
Thanx for all the kind comments and votes!
I knew it wouldn't do very good because the story is to much a DPC-insider.
Acctually I wanted to make an image using the concave mirror from the point of view of a bug beeing photographed. However, I couldn't get a nice background (I would have liked to make a outdoor shot with the mirror).
So I decided to make a funny submission, and as with almost all my joke-images (beside the tacky image though) it did not do too well.

So I remembered the fly of Jackos Macro III image and wanted to make a story out of it. It should be the view from another fly (the buddy of the fly on the cactus) onto the scene right before the head was falling off.
Didn't realize that most people probably thought that the buddy of the cactus-fly is Jacko and not another fly :(

Anyway, it was a fun to set this up and you will for sure see other pictures from me with this mirror.

Jörg

BTW: here's a shot on the setup
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01/21/2004 11:05:34 AM
I'm surprised this didn't place better. It was a favorite of mine! :)
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01/21/2004 02:39:58 AM
This one was indeed very good!!!
Didn't place well:-(
Was one of my fav's!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2004 05:31:49 PM
Freakin' Hilarious! Excellent POV and DOF. Nice twist!
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01/19/2004 08:21:34 PM
Are you implying this was taken a month ago?
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01/19/2004 12:39:08 PM
This is funny,9 from me!
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01/18/2004 11:03:07 PM
...
Edit: Sorry. That was a mean comment. It's a nice photo with good lighting and composition.
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01/18/2004 08:53:21 AM
Who d'ya think u are, George Lucas?! Prequel to the Macro Challenge would have worked as a title as well, or Episode I: The Phantom Fly.... (like the shot btw, great take on the challenge!)
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01/17/2004 10:50:41 PM
Jacko?
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01/16/2004 11:45:11 PM
hahaha. nice use of foreshortening.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2004 06:31:04 PM
Wow, thats awsome, thats a darn huge fly though.
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01/16/2004 03:11:23 PM
hope you find another fly...
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01/16/2004 03:07:20 AM
:-) Like this shot. Macro, but not...

The wee fly is cool, like the details in that. Plus showing the other camera etc is a good idea.

Not too sure about the Olympus book inder the right hand though, too distracting. 8
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01/15/2004 08:54:10 PM
man ya gotta let it go Jacko its just a fly! :) great shot though perfect for the challenge
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01/15/2004 11:58:43 AM
hoho funny. i remeber that! 8
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01/15/2004 01:10:42 AM
LOL, Jacko's pic from the eyes of the wall, eh? To funny, this is a 9 just for the creativity of it. :)
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01/14/2004 07:39:39 PM
funny
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01/14/2004 01:34:56 PM
I have wonder how many pic with high score is taken in this way?It is a good pic on cheating.
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01/14/2004 01:12:38 PM
Very interesting shot, and a nice perspective.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/14/2004 08:34:18 AM
Looks like Jacko's setup from the Macro III challenge.
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01/14/2004 12:54:08 AM
captivating!
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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