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Do They Know They Are Stars?
Do They Know They Are Stars?
KarenNfld


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Middle Cove Beach, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Jun 23, 2006
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

This is in my portfolio with 5409 views, 20 comments and 19 favourites (the most favourites I have for a non-challenge photo and the 3rd highest number of favourites for any photo). I didn't enter it in the Best of 2006 challenge because of that. But I will enter it here.

It's been photo-of-the-day at several sites, on Kodak's big screen in Times Square, on Kodak.com's front page for a month (I got $50 for that, and the title, that's what they called it, much better than my boring "Starfish" title) and my sister-in-law has it framed on her wall.

Editing is basic......slight crop, sharpen and saturation.

Statistics
Place: 237 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.0580
Avg (commenters): 6.8500
Avg (participants): 6.0124
Avg (non-participants): 6.2875
Views since voting: 985
Views during voting: 671
Votes: 483
Comments: 65
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/18/2009 09:54:16 PM
Those are just some of the most amazing creatures on Earth, sorry to have missed this one, good colorful background to go with your subjects.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:47:22 PM
Oh I love it. Great details.
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03/17/2009 09:58:21 PM
i don't know why, but this just gives me the grins.
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03/17/2009 07:56:50 PM
I know so little about starfish. I wonder if they hang out together for a purpose? Very crisp shot, love how the colors of the rocks complement the subject. Bumping up to an 8, nice job Karen! :D
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03/17/2009 03:38:01 PM
Beautiful
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03/17/2009 01:22:37 PM
I like the composition here, and the colors.
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03/17/2009 10:15:04 AM
NSFW.... Starfish mating season :)
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03/17/2009 09:57:08 AM
nice taken,

five from me ;)


brano
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03/16/2009 09:15:23 PM
I recognize this Karen-Special - this is such a wonderful capture, I've always thought it was super swell. You have such a wonderful eye, this photo shows your talents well.
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03/16/2009 07:13:45 PM
Love the rough textures of the stars atop the smooth stones. Nice color contrast too!
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03/16/2009 05:58:59 PM
nice detail and title
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03/16/2009 04:39:30 PM
Well I know at least they're not bugs....
nicely done... 7
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03/16/2009 02:52:56 PM
Nice shot. Good color and crop.
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03/16/2009 11:55:24 AM
Very nicely captured lovely colours and composition
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03/16/2009 04:18:12 AM
Well captured and presented. Great color.
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03/16/2009 01:17:30 AM
I love this shot. It is a wonderful blend of textures and colors.
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03/15/2009 10:50:53 PM
Sharp image and creative title. What special coloring.
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03/15/2009 10:25:15 PM
very nice details captured. A selective desat could have worked very nicely here too. 6
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03/15/2009 10:16:41 PM
nicely focused and composed
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03/15/2009 08:17:13 PM
Great color.
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03/15/2009 03:50:32 PM
Delightful rock pool image. Super clarity and detail. 7
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03/15/2009 02:08:06 PM
very fine image, color is great, exposure works too
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03/15/2009 10:44:35 AM
For me, photography is all about textures and you have captured some really great ones here.
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03/15/2009 07:17:45 AM
great colors and well done
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03/15/2009 12:41:40 AM
Looks kinda like a shot i saw from Karen...beautiful job ! 8
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03/14/2009 11:39:12 PM
Nice combination of roundish rocks and distinctive starfish shapes. Starfish colors are great.
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03/14/2009 07:50:50 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. Wow! Look at the level of details you can see on these two seastars! It's fabulous! Colors are wonderful too. My biggest critique (yeah, I know, does she have to be so darn picky;-) ) is that I think the composition would be even stronger in visual appeal if it was cropped closer to those seastars on the stone. There is just a bit too much negative space that does nothing to further the appeal of the photo.
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03/14/2009 07:22:15 PM
DOF needs more.
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03/14/2009 04:20:16 PM
Very unique subject. Wonderful detail, textures, colors, shapes. I LOVE this shot. Top 100.
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03/14/2009 11:46:09 AM
such vibrant colors and tones...wonderful
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03/14/2009 08:12:18 AM
good mix of colors
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03/14/2009 05:59:44 AM
sweet shot great dof and perspective
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03/13/2009 11:01:12 PM
The colors and composition are splendid!
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03/13/2009 10:16:01 PM
I hope they are not star crossed lovers. They seem to like each othere. Great colors and textures here.
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03/13/2009 09:40:43 PM
cute title. great color, shapes, and dof
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03/13/2009 08:51:02 PM
Looks like they're hugging :-) Lovely DOF and composition.
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03/13/2009 07:55:00 PM
Tide pools are great! Nice colors and the focus is good. The setup really makes the starfish stand out.
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03/13/2009 05:16:17 PM
Nicely taken and the bokeh of the background rocks is superb.
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03/13/2009 04:55:17 PM
Excellent shot, nice composition, color and textures.
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03/13/2009 02:54:15 PM
Great sense of design and color. Very nice!! 7
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03/13/2009 02:47:57 PM
I've always liked this one a lot, Karen. I may bump you up (it's still early in my random order), but it's at least a 7.
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03/13/2009 02:26:25 PM
Nice clarity on your starfish.
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03/12/2009 08:35:44 PM
Nicely composed and well captured though they seem terribly out of place.
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03/12/2009 08:06:16 PM
lovely colours
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03/12/2009 05:08:56 PM
Great colors - I love how the pinks of the subjects are matched by the reddish rocks in the background.
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03/12/2009 02:15:05 PM
Cool composition!
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03/12/2009 02:04:07 PM
Nice and sharp with preserved details. A very sweet photograph.
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03/12/2009 10:28:04 AM
Who would have thought one could put a human like personality in a starfish. Fantastic!!
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03/12/2009 09:06:28 AM
Very cute. They look so human.
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03/12/2009 08:32:50 AM
Beautiful stars and I like the color combination with the stones.
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03/12/2009 06:07:28 AM
This shot is awesome!
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03/11/2009 11:01:07 PM
huh, good question. excellent texture on the stars and on the rocks. great color too-7
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03/11/2009 09:00:59 PM
Prettily composed. I like the colors.

Not voting yet.
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03/11/2009 04:45:24 PM
Nice focus and very natural looking photography. Nice.
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03/11/2009 03:51:46 PM
very pretty
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03/11/2009 10:05:45 AM
No they don't. But then it does look like the pink one is about to run away. Great image by the way, soft light and great composition... also i think pink/red combination is what makes it special... best of luck.
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03/11/2009 10:04:18 AM
good image, nice colors
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03/11/2009 09:27:59 AM
love the color and the texture of the image, I can easily see this one as a "best friends" poster or something along those lines :-)
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03/11/2009 07:49:31 AM
good mix of color
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03/11/2009 07:17:29 AM
simple clean , stunning , i love it
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03/11/2009 05:03:24 AM
A lovely tribute to the gentle grace and fragility of these creatures.
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03/11/2009 03:16:13 AM
Just a bit more DOF would have been even nicer.
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03/11/2009 01:01:33 AM
Beautiful composition.
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03/11/2009 12:59:00 AM
Very nice shot - I like the way they are posed. Makes me think of mother starfish and her baby
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03/11/2009 12:41:30 AM
Lovely colors - were they just like that or did you arrange?
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