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Moonlit Slumber
Lydia


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Challenge: Negative Image II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Date: Apr 10, 2008
Aperture: f/27
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/45
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2008

Nothing is more humbling than to look with a strong magnifying glass at an insect so tiny that the naked eye sees only the barest speck and to discover that nevertheless it is sculpted and articulated and striped with the same care and imagination as a zebra. Apparently it does not occur to nature whether or not a creature is within our range of vision, and the suspicion arises that even the zebra was not designed for our benefit.

-Rudolf Arnheim, psychologist and author (1904-2007)


Invert, clone sensor dust (this pollen is annoying me! *smile*), Highlights/shadows, Curves/Levels, Contrast/Brightness, Saturation, Crop, Border, Resize, USM, Neat Image, Save for Web

I'm hoping for a personal best. *sigh* But does a dead dragonfly get me there? I doubt it. *heavy sigh*

POST Challenge: Oh my WORD! I'm thrilled! I knew the moment I saw the dragonfly that he was perfect for the Negative Images job. Usually, I shoot a couple of ideas and then choose one, but I liked him from the beginning. I refreshed Update Scores quite a bit this week. Started out at over a 7 with 3x votes -- so that was a first for me and a thrill. I'm completely thrilled with 9th place and my first little star. *big grin*

Thanks folks, for your kind comments. It's a good day in Lydiaville today. *smile*

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 355
Avg (all users): 6.6879
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.3293
Avg (non-participants): 7.0800
Views since voting: 2636
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 157
Comments: 23
Favorites: 7 (view)


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07/16/2013 09:50:05 PM
I love the inversion. Makes him look almost made of ice or frost. Great detail in the wings.
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09/22/2010 12:15:59 PM
Hey, I gave this an 8! And now...6.6 is chump change for you!

This is one of your best images.
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09/07/2008 03:50:52 PM
This is beautiful!!! The quote says it well and your image captures the essence of the quote. Very nice!
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07/29/2008 12:25:01 AM
beautiful.
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04/24/2008 12:00:53 AM
Truly stunning.
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04/23/2008 10:00:20 PM
Beautiful image that is certainly worth first or second place!
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04/23/2008 09:32:01 PM
Brilliant! worth first or second place!
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04/23/2008 01:35:56 PM
My goodness, this is fascinating and awesome. WHAT a shot. Excellent work, Lydia. Congrats on top 10 and your PB.
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04/23/2008 01:07:13 PM
Lydia, WOW! This is SO amazing! You did such an expert job making this so artful and beautiful. I think the star by this image looks very classy and appropriate. And it is a fine image to have top honors on your profile page :) CONGRATULATIONS!

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04/23/2008 10:35:34 AM
got your new PB! nice work and very well deserved high placement.
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04/23/2008 06:59:31 AM
Beautiful. Well done. Very original.
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04/23/2008 04:18:36 AM
Nice. I like this one.
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04/23/2008 03:35:24 AM
You got your personal best AND a top ten! And this is a beautiful, sad image. The words you posted with it go so well - it is amazing how detailed and somehow emotion-laden this small creature is. Congratulations! Oh, and I thought I'd commented on this before, but apparently I did not - I like how in negative it looks as though the mouth is open, though when viewed in positive it isn't. That's one of the things that makes this work so well in negative.

Message edited by author 2008-04-23 03:58:52.
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04/23/2008 03:16:36 AM
love the quote. when I first looked at the image it did stir me sad so i think you achieved the effect. and love the details in the wings.
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04/23/2008 02:55:57 AM
Congrats on your top 10 finish and new PB, this workes excellently for the challenge.
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04/23/2008 12:48:52 AM
Got your new PB. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/22/2008 11:08:53 PM
Great detail, this shot works perfectly in negative.
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04/20/2008 06:42:50 PM
Wings are BEAUTIFUL. Quite magical looking, with great detail. 10.
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04/20/2008 12:40:34 PM
Cool effect.
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04/19/2008 05:13:13 PM
simply beautiful,the detail on the wings is ...just........ wow.
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04/18/2008 06:24:05 PM
one of my favotites! the wings are so elegent, and the dragon fly really looks like its sleeping in the moonlight!

10
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04/16/2008 02:12:29 PM
Wow!
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04/16/2008 10:04:42 AM
Amazing!!
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