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Challenge: Puzzle Macro II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 28-105mm f/2.8-4.0 Aspherical for Nikon
Date: Nov 18, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 18, 2008

This is a macro shot of a slice of lemon. The lemon was actually leaning on the end of a snoot attached to a white lightning studio flash unit.

I used the +1 and +2 macro extension tubes and obviously focused manually.

Post was mostly shadow/highlight to bring out the contrast a bit more, curves, hue/sat just a tad, then a bit of cloning to clean things up just a bit. rotate a bit. crop. Unsharp mask. noise ninja. add vignette. dodge tool various places. save for web.

Statistics
Place: 36 out of 262
Avg (all users): 5.9217
Avg (commenters): 7.1905
Avg (participants): 6.0132
Avg (non-participants): 5.8444
Views since voting: 1404
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 166
Comments: 32
Favorites: 6 (view)


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12/02/2008 02:50:23 PM
This really stood out to me during the challenge; I really thought this was going to be a ribbon contender. I gave it an 8.
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11/27/2008 08:43:29 AM
veeeery cool
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11/26/2008 02:20:48 PM
This is an amazing photo. I have just added it as my first favorite!
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11/26/2008 02:05:17 PM
This was one of my favorite shots in the challenge--the lighting and detail are fantastic. Completely underrated, I think.
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11/26/2008 06:07:19 AM
Gorgeous image! Underrated...
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11/26/2008 01:09:13 AM
I never would have guessed. I really love this image.
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11/26/2008 12:43:51 AM
Even knowing what this was, I had to squint to see it. Fabulous shot. A fave!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/25/2008 10:06:00 PM
No idea, this is great, congratulations in advance
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11/23/2008 07:06:30 PM
like this one - slice of lemon
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11/23/2008 03:07:07 AM
Geode slice?
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11/22/2008 08:05:44 PM
A shark's egg? It definitely looks embryonic. It is a great image.
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11/22/2008 06:28:00 PM
orange slice.
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11/22/2008 10:19:29 AM
lemon or orange slice with seed?
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11/22/2008 01:20:41 AM
A stumper, so meets the challenge. But too abstract for my taste. I can't find anything to hang onto here.
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11/21/2008 09:12:10 PM
Pretty cool image. It looks like some form of citrus fruit.
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11/21/2008 12:55:34 PM
Love the light.
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11/21/2008 05:22:12 AM
Interesting to look at, looks like some kind of flower/seed?
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11/20/2008 11:32:28 PM
I'll be seeing this one in the top ten.
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11/20/2008 05:46:23 PM
Perfect title for this! Looks like you used lighting to great effect.
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11/20/2008 03:53:07 PM
A lemon slice.
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11/20/2008 10:00:34 AM
the title works perfect!
is it a fruit? No! Have no idea
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11/19/2008 10:26:26 PM
Wow.
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11/19/2008 07:54:32 PM
Great shot--has a very "sci-fi" feel to it.
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11/19/2008 06:03:26 PM
Orange or lemon slice. Nice.
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11/19/2008 05:26:28 PM
orange or lemon slice
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11/19/2008 04:17:07 PM
great shot - very mysterious though... maybe a pice of citrus fruit? Lemon?
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11/19/2008 03:18:36 PM
Back lit lemon slice!
Best shot Ive seen yet
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11/19/2008 11:53:57 AM
Lemon or orange seed lit from behind
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11/19/2008 11:30:29 AM
Is this a lemon or orange backlit?
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11/19/2008 11:28:40 AM
How marvelous! Like a painting by Rafael.
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11/19/2008 07:59:33 AM
I've always had trouble with fruit, but you have captured this quite nicely. 7
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11/19/2008 01:24:02 AM
No vote, just guessing...

slice of lemon?
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