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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Successful Challenge Entries
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Date: Apr 22, 2006
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

this was shot with the d70 with the lens mounted in reverse. It is an outtake of the negative image challenge a couple years back.
edit:
Natural moisture. Shot in daylight.

Statistics
Place: 61 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.5778
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.5936
Avg (non-participants): 6.4868
Views since voting: 1030
Views during voting: 713
Votes: 514
Comments: 88
Favorites: 5 (view)


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03/17/2009 10:17:44 PM
Great shot - nice water beads and light/dark.
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03/17/2009 09:46:06 PM
Excellent macro. The water(dew) almost look like solid balls, great DOF and focus.
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03/17/2009 09:30:49 PM
love these shots! nicely done!!

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03/17/2009 08:53:52 PM
nice contraast in b/w
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03/17/2009 05:15:36 PM
Beautiful design piece.
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03/17/2009 03:39:36 PM
Nice and difficult was it shot in daylight?
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03/17/2009 01:32:31 PM
This is beautiful in its simplicity.
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03/17/2009 10:51:41 AM
Amazing detail!!
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03/17/2009 10:16:11 AM
Cool photo! Interesting - something different.
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03/17/2009 09:45:21 AM
Nice reflection and shot too.
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03/17/2009 04:46:42 AM
Excellent!
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03/17/2009 12:30:43 AM
Best dewdrops-on-spider-web shot I have seen. Beautiful. 10 and a favourite.
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03/16/2009 11:00:22 PM
My question is whether you spared it or was it natural.
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03/16/2009 10:54:17 PM
Wow ! I hope this does well for you. I really think it's incredibly good.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 07:05:32 PM
Oh, Wow Wow Wow! I can't believe I'm being impressed by a waterdrop shot! This is simply stunning.

ETA: My guess is that after voting on over 1000 photos, this one will win the blue.
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03/16/2009 06:39:31 PM
great
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03/16/2009 05:23:27 PM
Lovely. it always amazes me how strong a web is to hold the weight of all that water.
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03/16/2009 02:30:47 PM
Just love the beautiful scenic reflection shown in the dew drops. Awesome. 10
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03/16/2009 11:56:57 AM
A natural gem! Very well captured
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03/16/2009 03:59:45 AM
cool shot
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03/16/2009 12:36:17 AM
Extraordinary sharpness and details.
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03/16/2009 12:30:56 AM
This is good. Love the perspective.
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03/15/2009 10:17:52 PM
Great capture!
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03/15/2009 10:15:56 PM
very interesting and well done thank you
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03/15/2009 08:26:35 PM
I like the reflections within the water droplets. nice focus and lighting.
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03/15/2009 07:22:59 PM
Wow. Very very cool.
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03/15/2009 06:58:14 PM
wow super detail nice work 10
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03/15/2009 05:40:43 PM
Beautiful duotone! 9.
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03/15/2009 02:34:52 PM
Very nice shot. I'd be tempted to brighten the highlights even more--would make it pop nicely. Impressive clarity and DOF. It's a very difficult thing to shoot this well!
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03/15/2009 09:48:01 AM
this is so well done, have to give u 7
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03/15/2009 09:32:07 AM
I like the composition. Nice job.
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03/15/2009 09:19:06 AM
really pretty, so clear and sharp against the backdrop, neat reflection in the water drops, really well done, good luck in the challenge
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03/15/2009 05:21:24 AM
nice macro ;)




cheers
brano
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03/14/2009 10:52:47 PM
Very clear, very striking, well done.
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03/14/2009 09:36:45 PM
this is beautiful! i might have flipped it so the reflection would be right side up(i think i see a tree in there). nice background color, this might be able to hold its own as a b&w too
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03/14/2009 07:38:43 PM
Amazing water distribution.
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03/14/2009 07:08:07 PM
Beautiful!
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03/14/2009 04:51:38 PM
She had worked so hard, and had finally gotten everything arranged just so. It was to be her finest moment. Her grandest accomplishment. She just knew, she had that magic feeling, that everything was going to go her way this year.

For days she had slaved, getting every droplet just right. Just so. For days she had carried each and every drop of water for yards and yards across the open grass, from the puddle down the way, and had placed them ever so carefully, not even nudging her web in the slightest.

Now, it was done, and the Arachnid Days Fair was mere hours away, and nobody had a better display than her! Nobody!

Then, she heard it, and a sick feeling grew in the depths of her stomach, for she knew that sound. A buzzing. Faint at first, but growing louder by the moment. A buzzing, and a whisp of wind announcing its presence. No! Not now! Not...

... before she could react, it slammed into her web. Into her masterpiece. Into all her hard work. It hit that web and the droplets scattered in a rain of liquid and destruction, and she screamed.

It was all in ruins, and as the judge of the web-decorating event passed by, he merely shook his head and wrote one single line on his form, a line that said:

Fly caught in web. Cliche. Uninteresting.

And she sobbed.
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03/14/2009 04:26:53 PM
Stunning detail on the water beads.
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03/14/2009 02:53:55 PM
Oh, wow.
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03/14/2009 02:33:22 PM
Very nice. Love the dark background against this.. I hope you have this framed somewhere.
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03/14/2009 01:46:31 PM
Wow. Great clarity.
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03/14/2009 01:16:55 PM
Excellent composition and a good capture.
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03/14/2009 11:19:45 AM
the reflected trees really add an element of mystery to this shot, makes them look like eyes
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03/14/2009 08:20:22 AM
Stunning, Nature's own jewelry. 9
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03/13/2009 10:32:00 PM
cOOL! I like all of the mini-landscapes.
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03/13/2009 09:58:36 PM
super!! really nice capture
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03/13/2009 07:40:29 PM
Lovely web pearls. Definatly show up very nicely against the black background.
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03/13/2009 02:32:23 PM
beautiful image.
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03/13/2009 02:23:36 PM
Wonderful detail and even the reflection in the water droplets is perfect.
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03/13/2009 10:50:42 AM
Wow, looks like glass beads. I love the reflections too. What a great capture.
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03/13/2009 06:47:58 AM
Great observation!!!
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03/13/2009 05:20:53 AM
Great drops and pattern. It really looks like a pearl chain.
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03/13/2009 03:41:10 AM
You've got just enough detail in the drops to lure us into looking carefully at each one
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03/13/2009 03:11:49 AM
Great water droplets. The focus is prefect. Nice work.
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03/13/2009 03:08:58 AM
Very pretty...
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03/13/2009 01:47:21 AM
Beautiful capture. Isn't nature pretty?
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03/12/2009 10:34:07 PM
You just have to love dewy spider webs, it's really one of my favorite things when I find one hiking in the morning. You captured this superbly, well done!
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03/12/2009 07:51:27 PM
nicely captured, crisp and clear , 7
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03/12/2009 07:10:34 PM
Nice shot
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03/12/2009 07:05:04 PM
Very cool, nicely framed
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03/12/2009 04:38:30 PM
Good title and pic.
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03/12/2009 04:14:51 PM
Beautiful string of jewels :-) Nicely captured.
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03/12/2009 02:04:45 PM
Very cool. Lots of details to look at.
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03/12/2009 02:01:47 PM
great shot, a bit to dark
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03/12/2009 12:31:55 PM
Very nice abstract. I can see it on someones wall. Love the reflections. Good focus.
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03/12/2009 12:23:15 PM
I never found a good web last year, I'll look again in the spring. Nice
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03/12/2009 11:34:19 AM
You've taken one of my phobias and made it beautiful. Maybe I'll be less afraid next time!
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03/12/2009 10:01:30 AM
great shot
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03/12/2009 08:13:27 AM
Great composition and capture. Trully nature's jewels. Best of luck.
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03/12/2009 03:32:07 AM
Fantastic!
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03/11/2009 11:46:22 PM
this is magazine cover material...perfect and stunningly beautiful. can't beat mother nature! bumping up
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03/11/2009 08:36:13 PM
Very cool shot.
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03/11/2009 08:31:54 PM
Beautiful -well done.
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03/11/2009 08:19:35 PM
neat droplet of water...very cool
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03/11/2009 08:17:19 PM
Just so many beautiful pictures in this challenge. And yet again, another one lays before me. Lost for words on this photo. Just amazing!
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03/11/2009 07:52:15 PM
If I look carefully, I can see a tree refracted in the water drops. Nice photo.
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03/11/2009 07:23:08 PM
This is one of the those shots that we all want to take at one time. Great capture!
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03/11/2009 03:53:17 PM
Picture perfect.
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03/11/2009 03:26:18 PM
Beautiful shot with all the different sized drops. I like the scene showing through the drops also. Was this the way you found it or did you spray it to get these drops like this? Nice composition.
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03/11/2009 01:28:27 PM
Fantastic detail in the water droplets
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03/11/2009 12:54:25 PM
Very nice image!
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03/11/2009 11:09:24 AM
Nice work with a subject I've always found tough to work with.
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03/11/2009 10:58:39 AM
Amazing. Beautifully done.
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03/11/2009 10:36:43 AM
Nice macro!
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03/11/2009 07:01:52 AM
a classic, very well executed
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03/11/2009 04:57:44 AM
love thes e water drop images
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03/11/2009 01:05:05 AM
I love the reflections...but where is the spider?!
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