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Challenge: Rock Song Titles (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Mar 27, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2009

It rained all day yesterday so these are natural waterdrops ;-) Took me awhile to find the itsy bitsy spider after I saw the web. I don't generally like to get too close to spiders but when I saw the web that song popped into my head so I had to find the weaver.

Used fill flash since he was backlit and had the 20mm extension tube on.

PP - converted from RAW, cropped, 2nd layer (Gaussian blur, dodged spider, merged in multiply mode), levels, 3rd layer to tone down the red sticks (shifted color balance to teal, erased spider, merged at 20% transparency), tinted some bits of background greener, cloned out some foreground blur on top of stick and a little of stick's shadow, reduced noise, added border, resized, sharpened.

Statistics
Place: 97 out of 175
Avg (all users): 5.4067
Avg (commenters): 5.8750
Avg (participants): 5.4459
Avg (non-participants): 5.3684
Views since voting: 594
Views during voting: 255
Votes: 150
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/01/2009 09:39:00 PM
wow, you really got in close there, well done
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04/01/2009 04:46:41 PM
I like the strong shape created by the twigs...
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03/31/2009 03:19:02 PM
This has the mood of the song - nice!
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03/30/2009 08:59:42 PM
Great lighting!
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03/30/2009 11:28:00 AM
great textures and dof, thought I might see an entry like this! 7
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03/30/2009 05:29:06 AM
I love the idea!
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03/30/2009 03:22:45 AM
tough shot, I like the composition but the spider is a little glarey
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03/30/2009 01:16:41 AM
really nice light and bokeh...nice 7
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