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Fall - One leaf at a time
2nd PlaceFall - One leaf at a time
JeffDay


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Challenge: Point of View II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Laurelhurst Park, Portland Oregon
Date: Oct 13, 2007
Aperture: f|4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1|250
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2007

Shot in Laurelhurst Park.

Post challenge: I found this leaf trapped in a spiders web in the middle of Laurelhurst Park. It was really windy and it was blowing around quite quickly (faster than if it was just falling). I wanted a blurred background, so I tried a few different lenses. Started with the 17-40mm, then the 100mm macro, and finally the 70-200mm. I ended up using the image from the 17-40. The others were great but, the sharper the focus on the leaf was, the more the spider web appeared. Not being able to get rid of the spider web, I went with a slight OOF leaf.

Thanks for the votes and all the comments, also a special thanks to team members for ongoing encouragement and support. Extra thanks to 21.gif HeiSch for title.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 250
Avg (all users): 7.2143
Avg (commenters): 8.1250
Avg (participants): 6.7941
Avg (non-participants): 7.4649
Views since voting: 12006
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 182
Comments: 78
Favorites: 28 (view)


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10/30/2007 08:49:11 AM
Awesome, in it's simplicity.

D40x
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10/30/2007 04:26:33 AM
nice nice ... great find and photo, colors are great
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10/28/2007 05:53:58 PM
Congrats on the red ribbon! Wonderful image, excellent work.
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10/28/2007 10:12:25 AM
Nicely done, I used to have that lens and I was never able to squeeze out that kind of DOF or bokeh out of it so like I said, nicely done, congrats on the ribbon!
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10/27/2007 11:25:51 PM
this is one of the coolest shots i've seen in a very long time!! what a fantastic bokeh capture, so creative, i just love it!
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10/26/2007 09:48:21 AM
very cool image...colours are perfect...
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10/25/2007 11:30:38 PM
I really like this picture. The colors, the leaf, the bokeh. You did a tremendous job. Congrats on your new personal best and the well earned ribbon.
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10/25/2007 09:57:22 PM
Congrats on a good find, fine technique, and an attention arresting image as well as a ribbon.
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10/25/2007 06:48:37 PM
What a lovely image! Congratulations...this is stunning!!
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10/25/2007 05:22:29 PM
Darn! I liked the magic of this shot so much more before I read how it was done. Excellent shot!
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10/25/2007 03:40:13 PM
another ribbon and a pb Jeff...well done. I love the oof background and the way the leaf just sits there
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10/24/2007 09:51:14 PM
Well spotted and presented. Congrats on a terrific shot & the red ribbon. Well done!
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10/24/2007 06:10:45 PM
Congratulations! What a simply lovely image!
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10/24/2007 04:11:12 PM
I saw this during the challenge and wondered if you were going to post how to photograph a falling leaf because I've desperately have wanted to do this. Now I know lol.

Beautiful photo!
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10/24/2007 03:06:50 PM
Congrats on ANOTHER ribbon. You are on a roll lately. Great image.
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10/24/2007 01:22:31 PM
lovely, even more creative with your explanation
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10/24/2007 12:45:31 PM
Damn Jeff, you are just taking over, One SHOT at a time. Keep up the great work man. Beautiful shot and colors. Great idea, and congrats on the Ribb.
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10/24/2007 09:21:18 AM
Hell yea! Great finish
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10/24/2007 09:03:47 AM
Great find and used so beautifully ! Congratulations
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10/24/2007 08:41:05 AM
You Da Man!!
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10/24/2007 08:34:36 AM
WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was a FAVORITE and I gave it a SEVEN!!!! That's 7! AWESOME!
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10/24/2007 08:08:47 AM
Awesome! Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/24/2007 08:00:36 AM
excellent execution, beautiful shot and well deserved ribbon
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10/24/2007 07:49:16 AM
Great shot Jeff, well deserved ribbon, and congrats on the 7+
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10/24/2007 07:40:24 AM
Congrats! Well done!
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10/24/2007 07:08:45 AM
HOORAY!! aribbon AND you broke the 7. Congratulations.
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10/24/2007 07:06:55 AM
great capture enjoy the ribbon!!!!!!!
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10/24/2007 06:07:39 AM
GReat job Jeff, nice photo and score. Well-deserved ribbon,

Jack
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10/24/2007 06:02:17 AM
WOW... love the idea, colors and dof... congrats
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10/24/2007 05:38:27 AM
well done/congrats
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10/24/2007 05:25:25 AM
Congrats Jeff! Very cool!
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10/24/2007 03:50:59 AM
great shot Jeff an absolute GEM!
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10/24/2007 02:40:38 AM
WOW, you did it again. Please let me say it: THIS GUY IS FROM MY TEAM!!!!
Congratulations on another ribbon, mate. You finally went above 7. We told you it will arrive sooner or later.

Álex.
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10/24/2007 02:15:35 AM
Outstanding! Well done and congratssss!
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10/24/2007 01:25:29 AM
Outstanding image. I really like this alot! Congrats on your well deserved placing.
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10/24/2007 01:10:14 AM
I always wanted to capture a leaf in free flight, and here you have it (not exactly in flight :), but the illusion is there!) Great shot, congratulations!
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10/24/2007 01:04:30 AM
Beautiful!! I love it. Congratulations on the ribbon, Jeff.
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10/24/2007 12:44:13 AM
I am simply in love with this shot. Awesome!
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10/24/2007 12:40:42 AM
Congratulations, Jeff. I love this shot. It's so wonderfully simple, yet something I could look at for hours.
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10/24/2007 12:37:31 AM
Wow, congrats on the ribbon. I thought for sure this was the blue. Excellent shot. Was wondering how you caught the leave in the air like that. I thought this was the best in the challenge. Congrtas on the great shot!
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10/24/2007 12:32:49 AM
So glad this did well. Just loved it. CONGRATS
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10/24/2007 12:26:24 AM
Beautifully and artfully done, Jeff - congratulations!
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10/24/2007 12:15:56 AM
Love it, congrats on the RR.
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10/24/2007 12:14:25 AM
Big congrats on the red!!
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10/24/2007 12:14:02 AM
AWESOME! I am so happy to see you ribbon with this. I love this photo..it's so lovely. Congrats on a wonderful shot. :)
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10/24/2007 12:11:38 AM
Beautiful image!! Those colors are stunning.
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10/24/2007 12:11:01 AM
excellent image I loved it in challenge..congrats on strong finish, a ribbon and a new PB! woohoo!
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10/24/2007 12:10:53 AM
this is stunning Jeff! well done :)
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10/24/2007 12:08:21 AM
Jeff this is AMAZING! I didn't see it during voting but it's CLEARLY spectacular!

CONGRATULATIONS!
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10/24/2007 12:04:38 AM
Congrats on a beautiful shot, a shiny new ribbon, and your new personal best (including your first 7+)!
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10/24/2007 12:03:53 AM
congrats on another ribbon jeff! well-deserved
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2007 10:59:14 PM
very good. love the colours. 9.
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10/23/2007 10:38:00 PM
I really like this. well done.
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10/23/2007 12:23:48 PM
VERY INTERESTING, MAKES YOU THINK.
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10/22/2007 11:49:22 PM
Really nice capture.
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10/22/2007 09:57:13 PM
very nice and to me meets challenge very well - focus and DOF is enough here (without any lines to show perspecive as in many other entries)
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10/22/2007 10:55:29 AM
Great shot, the leaf is fairly clear considering the situation and the almost uniform colour of the background just works well. Good work!
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10/21/2007 03:18:10 PM
Super colours and very well executed.
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10/20/2007 06:55:32 PM
nice capture
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10/20/2007 04:16:07 PM
Wow!!
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10/20/2007 10:51:27 AM
very good
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10/20/2007 06:08:35 AM
Wow! Very cool. I'm looking forward to hearing how you did it.
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10/19/2007 04:19:18 PM
wow! nice capture. Was this caught as it fell or was it setup?? I'm thinking it was setup since there seems to be no motion in the background. Anyway, nice capture
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10/19/2007 01:38:49 PM
excellent! 10
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10/19/2007 01:38:43 AM
love the blurred bg 7
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10/18/2007 04:57:21 PM
Ooooh, well done! I'd like the falling leave to "pop" a little more against the background, but still, very, very nice.
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10/18/2007 02:53:10 PM
Nicely done. The blur works, it really draws you to the lone falling leaf. I like the overall yellow tone.
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10/18/2007 02:18:28 PM
Sweet! the colors here are gorgeous and the leaf floating like that is just perfect, the hint of motion is also really ncie
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10/18/2007 11:26:43 AM
Nice, the leaf is excellent focus! Great job!
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10/17/2007 11:37:55 PM
I am inspired! Lovely shot!
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10/17/2007 11:20:47 PM
this picture is strangely awesome. Wish it was a tad sharper but wont fault you for it. 9
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10/17/2007 10:05:16 PM
Nice stop action on the leaf... great colors and I enjoy the painterly quality the oof b/g brings to this shot.
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10/17/2007 05:41:33 PM
Neat idea. Did you drop the leave or actually catch it falling?
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10/17/2007 12:30:09 PM
Simple and efficient....I like the color - 7
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10/17/2007 11:10:31 AM
This is a very unique thought. I like how you stopped the action, and the fall colors really help to make this photo come alive. Nicely done.
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10/17/2007 05:34:39 AM
Nice picture! I like the colors!
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10/17/2007 12:36:02 AM
Just loved this from the thumb and even more up close. Nice capture!!! The golden tones and the single leaf - WOW
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10/17/2007 12:03:58 AM
Nice job jeff! Although part of the leaf is blury...
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