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Eggs and Morning Dew
Eggs and Morning Dew
mocabela


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Centered Composition (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: In my yard
Date: May 12, 2004
Aperture: F/3
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2004

I'm not sure how this will go over, but I liked this photo a lot because it's of such a.. different subject. I have a feeling the out of focus leaf is going to bug people, and it's hard to tell if it's dead center or not... I wasn't really sure what to go by, but moved too much either way it simply looked "off" somehow. Also, I expect some gripes about the thick border ;) People always hate my borders! lol

Editing: Cropping, resizing, USM, some very light Neat Image, and a bit of manual blurring on the background to remove some of the leftover noise. There was not a lot of noise to begin with, but I think it looks nicer completely smooth. Mild hue adjustment to cool the colours a tad. I also rotated this a bit to give it more of a balance for centering, though it's still difficult to tell if it's right because it's so asymmetrical. I might have tweaked the levels on this a bit; I can't remember for sure. If I did, it was minimal. The majority of the editing was sharpening.

I had a hard time choosing from all of my centered photographs, but I decided on this one for its uniqueness (at least to me it seems unique). I accidentally saved over my finished submission photo, and I see a little compression noise in it now... I hope it doesn't affect my score too much.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 240
Avg (all users): 6.6114
Avg (commenters): 7.8125
Avg (participants): 6.3644
Avg (non-participants): 7.1228
Views since voting: 1678
Votes: 175
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/30/2004 06:30:22 PM
I loved this shot. I didn't see it until after the voting. I didn't vote on all the Centered entries.
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05/25/2004 10:52:54 AM
WTG Mocabela! Superb shot! Congrats on the 12th placing.. well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/23/2004 04:24:44 PM
Flawless
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05/22/2004 07:52:45 AM
Very nice! 0 great colours
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05/22/2004 05:05:58 AM
Nice Macro very clear
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05/21/2004 06:54:01 PM
excellently composed, a very unusual feel to this image - well done
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05/21/2004 05:08:21 PM
Wow, what a pretty shot, with lovely detail and color. One of my top picks this challenge!
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05/21/2004 03:04:09 PM
Lovely capture. Great focus DOF and lighting. Beautiful.
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05/19/2004 03:44:20 PM
really good capture! love the DOF here.
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05/19/2004 10:49:57 AM
Excellent soft colors and a great shot. Very nice!
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05/18/2004 10:49:32 PM
Best I've seen
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05/18/2004 07:05:49 PM
very nice. a bit alien-like, but nice. not contrasty enough for my taste, but fabulous DOF and clarity. well done. P
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05/18/2004 06:05:59 PM
Intense shot! Definate wow factor. Lovely.
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05/18/2004 10:49:04 AM
Really like the DOF. Great focus on the drop and a very interesting subject matter.
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05/17/2004 04:51:23 PM
Beautiful photo. I love the DOF, the clarity, the subject. Great color, tone, feel and composition (centered works perfectly for this photo). The only thing I would change would be the lighting under the leaf... I'd add a tiny little bit to lighten the eggs. I love the square crop!
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05/17/2004 01:34:24 PM
Lovely!
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05/17/2004 12:10:06 PM
Love the dof and the sharpness in the water drop. Great colors everywhere. Not sure what to complain about here, so I won't.
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05/17/2004 10:48:00 AM
kinda gross ... cool shot though
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05/17/2004 12:47:49 AM
Bingo...I think you got it going on here. Excellent DOF keeping us in the center of your shot. Great Job.
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