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Suspended in Silk
2nd PlaceSuspended in Silk
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hanging On By A Thread (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II for Nikon
Location: Texas
Date: Nov 20, 2008
Aperture: F/4.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2008

Went on an early morning walk and found this leaf suspended in a web.

Post-challenge:

WOW! I want to say a HUGE thank you for the votes and for the comments. I feel very grateful, honored, and humbled. Thanks a million.

*Note* - Several people commented about the spots where there were no dew drops. In the original at a larger size, you can see the silk in those gaps, the dew just wasn't there. I'm not sure why. The leaf and web were untouched and left as I saw it. Maybe when the leaf landed in the web, the dew drops were knocked off.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 77
Avg (all users): 6.9103
Avg (commenters): 7.8947
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.0923
Views since voting: 5350
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 234
Comments: 33
Favorites: 10 (view)


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12/09/2008 08:05:36 PM
So simple and so effective. Congrats on the great finish!
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12/05/2008 10:03:24 AM
Congratulations, beautiful colour and lines.
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12/04/2008 12:00:12 AM
My leaf sucks compared to this! Great work, Congrats!
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12/03/2008 08:30:37 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! The composition is simply great here.
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12/03/2008 05:05:51 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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12/03/2008 12:39:48 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!
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12/03/2008 11:27:51 AM
Knew it would ribbon. Congrats!
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12/03/2008 08:42:23 AM
YAY - they got it right. I'm a huge leaf fan. This is truly wonderful. Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/03/2008 03:46:22 AM
I knew this would ribbon - it's absolutely gorgeous and a great find. Big congrats on your ribbon and new PB, Steven.
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12/03/2008 03:27:18 AM
Congrats for this delicate shot. Ciao.
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12/03/2008 03:01:20 AM
Beautiful, perfect mix of curves and lines!
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12/03/2008 02:09:17 AM
DUDE......way to go!!! Congrats on your first ribbon of many to follow. Excellent work.
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12/03/2008 12:44:34 AM
This was one of my favs. Great shot and congrats on a fine image.
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12/03/2008 12:04:36 AM
Congrats on a ribbon and a new PB, Steven!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/02/2008 01:36:23 PM
Nicely done, well composed & has nice detail.
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12/02/2008 01:07:01 PM
Love your comp and your style........10
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12/01/2008 02:10:40 PM
Excellent. Deserves to Ribbon.10
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11/30/2008 10:38:52 PM
wow, this is absolutely wonderful, the silk provides a perfect background
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11/30/2008 07:40:38 PM
Aesthetically, very pleaseing. Superb entry for this challenge. 9
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11/29/2008 12:51:53 PM
I love this entry. It may be the shot that we all had in mind when we saw the challenge... :-)

Well found. Perfect.

I voted the challenge just so that I could give this a 10... well done...
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11/29/2008 12:36:30 PM
Very minimalist but yet with so much power.
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11/28/2008 09:41:45 PM
The breaks in the droplets on the web spoil the effect you were going for
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11/28/2008 11:38:30 AM
simple yet captivating, very nice
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11/28/2008 10:04:13 AM
beautiful picture and really meets the challenge
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11/27/2008 11:51:00 PM
Nice photo.
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11/27/2008 10:54:56 PM
aha...my 2nd 10! great composition, great execution. i like the sharpness f the web, and the accent/main subject is perfect. great exposure too!
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11/27/2008 02:47:41 AM
Nice image. Like the dof in this!
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11/26/2008 09:14:04 PM
If the leaf was a little more infocus....
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11/26/2008 08:55:07 PM
best so far (I have voted on about 25%). This has so much going on for it: color, light, perfect composition and symetry. One question though: how come there is no droplets where the leaf points?
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11/26/2008 03:13:43 PM
This has got to be the winner by a mile!!! I love it.
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11/26/2008 01:45:33 PM
Really NICE!!!
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11/26/2008 01:16:12 PM
Winner. Fabulous detail.
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11/26/2008 12:03:37 AM
i see the thread...very pretty though. nice dof though, colors too
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