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Rgarcia


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Challenge: Textures V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f.3.5-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Sabanilla de Montes de Oca, Costa Rica
Date: Dec 24, 2007
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2007

Taken at night (11:49 p.m.), backlit with remote slave flash (Quantaray QMS-D1) and front lit as well with external flash unit (FL-36).
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Thanks a lot to everyone for their votes and comments, special thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MAGUERO, as he helped me a lot both with the idea and execution.

I still have a hard time believing it, this is the perfect ending for 2007, a very special year for me as I had lots of great things going on with photography (Won a National Geographic competition and had my picture of Arenal Volcano appear on the July issue on the National Geographic for Latin America, had a Kodak POTD, participated in three different exhibits on one of the most important art galleries in my country, they kept two of my pictures for permanent display in their private collection! Getting lots of positive comments on my pictures in Panoramio and Google Earth. Got my first DSLR!!); and a very promising start for 2008.

This is an important milestone for me: another blue ribbon, new PB, first ribbon for my actual camera, and best score for it as well.

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Place: 1 out of 222
Avg (all users): 7.2768
Avg (commenters): 8.7857
Avg (participants): 7.0893
Avg (non-participants): 7.3636
Views since voting: 7447
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 177
Comments: 37
Favorites: 15 (view)


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01/27/2009 12:53:32 AM
Está increible hombre!
Como que siento que puedo tocarla!
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01/04/2008 07:52:03 PM
Well deserved! Fantastic detail. Great shot.
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01/04/2008 05:20:57 AM
Roberto! you did it again! nice dramatic light there.
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01/03/2008 09:25:03 PM
Lighting really adds drama to this fantastic image. Congratulations!
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01/02/2008 10:24:25 PM
Knew this would do extremely well...congrats on your ribbon, superb work
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01/02/2008 09:09:31 PM
Primo muchas felicidades! Así se hace Teacher!
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01/02/2008 04:36:47 PM
Congratulations a nice photo
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01/02/2008 04:09:27 PM
Congrats on your ribbon! Excellent shot!
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01/02/2008 11:46:26 AM
Congratulations! Great job with the lighting.
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01/02/2008 11:39:11 AM
congrats/well done..great picture
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01/02/2008 09:58:29 AM
¡¡¡¡ Felicidades !!!!

¡Qué alegría ver cómo una excelente foto se lleva el ribbon! Todos sabemos que eso no suele ocurrir siempre.
Vaya manera de empezar el año , espero que sea una señal de todo lo bueno que te deparará el 2008.
Con todo mi cariño , Mambe
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01/02/2008 09:23:44 AM
This is excellent. Nice colors, detail and patterns.
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01/02/2008 05:06:24 AM
Enhorabuena, Roberto! Cuando sea mayor quiero ser como tu!
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01/02/2008 04:12:24 AM
Congrats on a PB along with another Blue Roberto! Its been fun seeing you so exited in the accompanying thread all week.
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01/02/2008 03:30:55 AM
Congrats on the blue, wonderfully detailed shot!
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01/02/2008 02:35:24 AM
Originally posted by bubeltrubel:

congrats on the well deserved ribbon! Fantastic colors and details!
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01/02/2008 02:35:00 AM
congrats on teh well deserved ribbon! Fantastic colors and details!
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01/02/2008 01:53:18 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!!
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01/02/2008 01:50:41 AM
Congratulations on your first place position in this challenge. This image truly is outstanding. Cheers, Sandra.
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01/02/2008 01:40:48 AM
perfect design and perfect textures.....
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01/02/2008 12:50:53 AM
WTG, Roberto! This is a gorgeous image with wonderful detail. Huge congrats on winning the blue.
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01/02/2008 12:03:33 AM
I knew your score would ribbon. Congrats!
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01/02/2008 12:03:27 AM
well done, knew you would do well with this one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/31/2007 09:35:30 PM
Wonderful details!
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12/31/2007 01:11:19 AM
Nice shadows and highlights. Well done!
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12/30/2007 03:26:41 PM
7 - Nice color and composition. There's something odd looking about the stem/main vein, but could just be shadows.
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12/30/2007 02:55:55 PM
the only thing missing is the frog =] nice shot, great lighting and coloring, the texture is lovely.
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12/30/2007 05:52:51 AM
Superb colour and detail. Well done.
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12/29/2007 11:16:33 PM
Wow, how vivid! Love it. 9.
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12/29/2007 07:06:45 AM
nice effect
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12/28/2007 04:34:46 PM
Very nice. Love that texture. Abstract from nature, good stuff. 7
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12/28/2007 04:26:35 PM
incredible detail. great shot!
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12/28/2007 12:37:43 PM
wow, great detail
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12/28/2007 01:27:45 AM
I love this shot. Back lit? The details are great.
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12/27/2007 12:47:24 AM
Very nice surreal feel to it, almost seems like digital art instead of a photo. Great details and lighting.
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12/26/2007 07:41:06 PM
Almost looks fake. It is so cool tho!
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12/26/2007 07:32:37 AM
wow! 9
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