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Piece #23
Piece #23
bspurgeon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Puzzle Macro II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Nov 15, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/10
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2008

OK. Sorry, I was out buying cough drops!!!

It's a Nautilus. Please don't take your story back!

Nautilus

PP: BW conversion, levels, curves, etc. The main pathway to this image was heavy burning to clean it up. Really brought out the contrast and curves. Did not cross my mind to use this method, so thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Lydiatoo for slapping me in the face!

Statistics
Place: 16 out of 262
Avg (all users): 6.2545
Avg (commenters): 7.2963
Avg (participants): 6.3289
Avg (non-participants): 6.1910
Views since voting: 1463
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 165
Comments: 40
Favorites: 0


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09/17/2014 04:45:09 PM
I love the high contrast. So abstract.
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11/26/2008 10:37:50 AM
Beautiful shot Ben, and congratz on the top twenty finish!
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11/26/2008 07:46:59 AM
This was one of my top three picks. Nicely done and congrats on top 20.
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11/26/2008 01:32:29 AM
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

I hope you guys are not truly upset. I can't tell.

Nah. I busted the chops of about a dozen others who also forgot to leave notes.
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11/26/2008 12:51:34 AM
I hope you guys are not truly upset. I can't tell. The link is above, sorry, I totally forgot. Obviously I had an entire week to update the info.

Message edited by author 2008-11-26 00:51:46.
11/26/2008 12:47:03 AM
It's a cross section of an ammonoid, Nautilus. Although the chambers looks like they have been mineralized so it's likely an ammonite.

//britton.disted.camosun.bc.ca/Nautilus.jpg

Message edited by author 2008-11-26 00:48:11.
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11/26/2008 12:41:44 AM
You had better tell people what this was. I didn't actually leave a guess, but I did spend some time trying to figure it out and was intending to come back if I did.
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11/26/2008 12:26:04 AM
I've been robbed! If you're not going to tell us what it is, then I want my story comment back!
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11/26/2008 12:19:35 AM
So what's the point of not leaving any comments about the image to us poor saps who voted and guessed what it was??
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11/26/2008 12:19:24 AM
the black and white contrast looks wonderful here. Congrats on a great finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2008 08:02:23 PM
Wow. I think this one is going to end on the front page. I can't even fathom a guess. Love the tones you have achieved. Is it some type of quartz / agate? Great puzzle marco
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11/25/2008 05:20:57 PM
A cross section of a shell? is it petrified?
Nice B&W conversion with good contrast.
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11/23/2008 09:29:03 PM
The pod mother started awakening the sleeping drones from their growth chambers. Earth was near and they would soon feast. It had been a long journey and they did not yet have a McDonalds™ in the Rigel system.
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11/23/2008 07:19:20 AM
Looks like an aerial shot of a delta! The more I look at it, the more I like it.
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11/22/2008 07:58:25 AM
nautilus section?
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11/22/2008 06:46:54 AM
Shell fossil?
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11/22/2008 01:12:06 AM
Not exactly a stumper but a well captured and presented example of this cliched subject.
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11/21/2008 10:25:55 PM
nautilus?
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11/21/2008 02:03:26 AM
Id put this on my wall just to perplex folks. Well that and because its a dang interesting shot. \
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11/20/2008 10:16:31 PM
No idea at all. Nice job meeting the challenge.
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11/20/2008 11:54:33 AM
A shell.
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11/20/2008 08:53:02 AM
A slice of a bean pod? really cool
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11/20/2008 07:02:20 AM
awsome. but i dont know what it is.
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11/20/2008 06:03:39 AM
this is really interesting!very good composition, nice lighting and the b+w works very well
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11/19/2008 08:51:31 PM
Cross Section of a Nautilus Shell. Nice composition, detail and the B & W looks great!
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11/19/2008 08:24:16 PM
Great composition. Very sharp!
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11/19/2008 06:52:23 PM
don't know what it is, but it looks like it could use a good washing! ROFL!
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11/19/2008 06:12:53 PM
A polished shell of some sort? Striking.
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11/19/2008 04:13:33 PM
Nice - one of my top pics... snail shell?
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11/19/2008 03:14:53 PM
crazy sperm?8
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11/19/2008 03:06:13 PM
Now this one looks like a proper macro. Gets a good score from me. Great composition, great focus and I have no idea what it is!
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11/19/2008 02:53:55 PM
pretty cool, nice contrasting
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11/19/2008 02:37:48 PM
Shell?
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11/19/2008 02:36:56 PM
Oh wow! A nautilus shell? I think this is beautiful and one of my favourites in the challenge.
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11/19/2008 01:45:53 PM
No clue. Looks like you turned it into a negative though?
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11/19/2008 12:02:28 PM
Seashell, or something from an engine. There, that covers it!
:-))
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11/19/2008 06:36:43 AM
sea shell?
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11/19/2008 04:31:07 AM
This looks more micro than macro... going to have to give it more thought
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11/19/2008 03:55:15 AM
Peapod
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11/19/2008 01:58:23 AM
Go Southwest!
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