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Tropical Freshness
Tropical Freshness

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Challenge: Complementary Colors IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Date: Nov 26, 2007
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Nov 26, 2007

At first I was just planning on shooting the leaf with nothing on it. I wanted to use a ladybug but I couldn't find any, so I decided to set it up anyway. After I took a few photos I realized that they were way too boring and needed something. So I got my camera all focused and set up on a tripod and then my while my brother would count down to three and click the shutter button I dropped water out of a dropper on to the leaf. I quit after about 75 shots and just picked what I thought was the best.

Editing in Photoshop:
-Straighten and crop
-Selective color to correct the background (the white balance wasn't quite accurate so it made the red look pinkish)
- Hue/Saturation
-Photo filter
-USM and save for web

I'm predicting anywhere above a 6

Place: 9 out of 172
Avg (all users): 6.6828
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3889
Avg (non-participants): 6.8030
Views since voting: 2291
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 186
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/05/2007 10:31:49 AM
This is beautiful. Congrats on top 10.
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12/05/2007 02:58:09 AM
Congrats on your top10 finish - this was my favorite in the challenge
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/03/2007 03:10:04 AM
This is my favorite so far. The colors vibrate and to me that is what makes the compliments work for me. Used to do a lot of geometric art with compliments. The water drops are a refreshing addition.
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11/29/2007 04:44:29 PM
i love the red/green combo. just wondering if lighting from a different angle could've shown more detail of the turbulent water on hitting the leaf getting ready to roll off. nice shot.
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11/29/2007 04:03:31 PM
makes me think of tropicana o.j. i don't know why, but at work and home the backround looks orange instead of red, but it could be me ; ). the water drops are a nice touch and the centered comp appeals to me in this shot.
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11/29/2007 06:54:05 AM
nice and simple
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11/28/2007 10:02:06 PM
This is a very warm and vibrant shot. I like the drips of water and the reflection of light in the water drops on the 'leaf' (right? leaf?) Very nicely taken.
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11/28/2007 07:03:59 PM
Nice shot! Great bright colors and stop motion! 9!
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11/28/2007 04:43:10 AM
Unique image. Would have liked to have seen more textured on the green leave or maybe better lighted droplets on the leave - 6
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11/28/2007 12:30:30 AM
nice one -7
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