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Day 1 - Seeds
Day 1 - Seeds
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Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: living room
Date: Mar 1, 2008
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 1, 2008

Viewed: 917
Comments: 36
Favorites: 9 (view)

One of those big puffball seed things. I finally found them while I was out last summer and collected a few so I dug them out for macro month!

Sat in front of a window, but the color in the background was dull. I had printed out a photo the other day, but was out of yellow ink in the printer cartridge... the paper was lying on top of the recycle pile, so I held it up behind the seed pod to give some extra color. Used the 50mm lens with a reversing ring.

A few auto-adjustment layers, some desaturation, cropped off a bit of the right side where there were some blown out corners, a brightness/contrast adjustment, resize and USM.

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01/03/2009 10:32:20 PM
This is one of the prettiest photos of these seedling things I've ever seen. I keep looking at it and studying it thinking, "I wish I could do that!"

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10/03/2008 03:03:11 PM
Cool! I like this.
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05/06/2008 01:02:17 PM
This is really gorgeous!
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05/05/2008 05:23:48 PM
I really love the colours and softness of this, it's like cotton candy. Beautiful.
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03/19/2008 09:14:08 PM
This is very beautiful! Very creative use of recycled paper! I don't think I would have ever thought of something like that!
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03/11/2008 11:41:14 PM
Wow! This is awesome. I cannot believe this is done with 50mm 1.8. You inspired me to play with my 50mm 1.4's macro capabilities. Love the delicate feel and pastel colors. (IMO) Maybe you could have used some neat-image to smoothen it out a bit. Delicate, pastel and smooth goes well together ;)
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03/09/2008 09:08:23 PM
This is wonderful! Awesome colors and textures.
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03/07/2008 05:44:39 PM
this is beautifully handled, and the extra color 'makes' the picture extra special.
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03/06/2008 03:29:46 PM
A very interesting macro. I think the background colors was a good decision and it really bring the subject out. I like the soft focus around the edges and crisp in the middle. The leading lines help this image a lot. Very nice!
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03/06/2008 03:43:18 AM
Your background works perfectly with this. I love the shallow DOF, giving such wonderful softness behind the sharp lines.
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03/05/2008 07:17:42 AM
Stunning! What a fine inspiration and execution you have here.
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03/03/2008 01:58:36 PM
This is gorgeous! Very Ursula-like.
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03/03/2008 12:29:54 PM
Oooooh! I love this!! The BG is absolutely fabulous. One of my favorites so far.
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03/03/2008 09:10:09 AM
Simply beautful. Lovely soft muted colors, excellent composition and detail where it is needed. Great work.
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03/03/2008 06:33:43 AM
wow! This would have blitzed in a challenge...well done
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03/03/2008 06:30:50 AM
absolutely stunning photograph ... love the colours and the delicacy ... beautiful .. :)
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03/02/2008 11:34:17 PM
I like the soft colours in the background. Nice composition!
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03/02/2008 04:02:34 PM
This is an awesome shot... very creative.
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03/02/2008 12:45:03 PM
The lines are amazing and so in focus. The puffiness is slightly out of focus and adds to the beautiful composition and the background colors are soft yet add depth.
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03/02/2008 08:17:37 AM
Gorgeous , melanie! I love to photograph things like this- outstanding, creative image :)
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03/02/2008 07:12:49 AM
Very pretty pastel colors. I really like the DOF too.
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03/02/2008 12:55:25 AM
Just wonderful to look at, all the pastel colors, the blur in the background, sharp focus in the foreground. Great image! Good thing you were out of yellow ink.
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03/02/2008 12:51:05 AM
Dang, if I didn't know better, I would have thought that was an image by ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ursula. WOw - stunning.
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03/02/2008 12:41:08 AM
Nicely composed and processed. I love the blend of colors. The background helped a lot.
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03/01/2008 11:30:52 PM
This is really beautiful!
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03/01/2008 11:28:11 PM
This is magnificent!
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03/01/2008 10:15:09 PM
as is, i like it... very nice color choices for the background.

i can't help but wonder if i wouldn't like it more with a deeper DOF, but yeah... i like it...
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03/01/2008 08:40:06 PM
What a beauty you have here, and love the fine detail and the wonderful pastle colors..... Nicely done thats for sure.....

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03/01/2008 08:00:06 PM
Very VERY nice! The BG colors is what makes this sucker humm!
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03/01/2008 07:22:11 PM
Great idea with the printed photo, it added great colors to the background. Seems so dreamy. Wonderful shot. I need to try the reverse ring.
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03/01/2008 05:13:42 PM
This is so much like a shot of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ursula's I remember seeing! Beautiful...it is so difficult to get such a great amount of detail with beautiful colours and composition but you have done it excellently here! Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow brings! :o)
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03/01/2008 03:34:24 PM
Love this! Almost impressionistic. Great choice of colors to augment the image. There's a ton of color noise, that lends a wonderfully brushed feeling to the whole. Neat Image would have ruined this shot. Top ranks!
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03/01/2008 03:10:01 PM
I like the diagonal flow and contrasting colors - yellow/brown puffball against the *yellow-less* photo! :) There is some noticeable noise in the darker areas, but it doesn't disturb.
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03/01/2008 03:09:36 PM
Beautiful composition and colors. Very sharp. Nice way to kick off the challenge.
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03/01/2008 02:37:03 PM
Great photo. The color is outstanding and the detail is very good. I like the effects of the diagonal lines in the image as well.
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03/01/2008 02:21:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful. On seeing this, I immediately wondered how the image would look if the seeds were pointing downwards rather than up (I know, I know. All I have to do is turn my monitor upside down ;-))
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