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I fell on my needs and preyed
I fell on my needs and preyed

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Miniature II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: May 15, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 160
Galleries: Floral, Blur
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2009

I had a magnifier on my macro lens and was taking pictures of individual dead flowers on a lilac bush. This creature appeared in the darkroom. I never saw him on the flower. He was barely visible on the original. I had to bring him out with high pass sharpening and curves and channel mixer.

I am overdue for a brown ribbon.

Place: 115 out of 115
Avg (all users): 3.7248
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 3.6286
Avg (non-participants): 3.7703
Views since voting: 864
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 109
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/29/2009 08:34:45 PM
You snuck in for the brown - congrats...
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05/29/2009 07:33:28 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Initial impression: OMG I have to critique one of Don's pix, I not only have to make it sound like I know what I'm talking about, it also won the brown...! But this shot does grow on you.

Technical: Comp OK, lighting is ambient, maybe ap open a little more to 1/100 or so and f-stop one or two higher. Just a teeny-tiny itty-bitty bit oof.

Artistic: Very impressionistic, the dead leaves and blurry b/g give it a sense of surreality. Does that make sense? Actually the glowy blur does make the bug's wings look somewhat ethereal. Quite nice.

Overall: Ummm....err....*scratching head* I actually cannot think of a way to improve upon this shot. Well done! :-)

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

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05/27/2009 04:23:16 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. I really like this image. The blur and color blends are very pleasing to me. I like the grain too. And the subject is obviously very small and is sharp enough. So be proud of your ribbon. You earned it the hard way -- with a good image.
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05/25/2009 12:16:43 PM
The glow is what makes this for me. And the oof is convincing. It's actually quite nice.
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05/25/2009 03:42:47 AM
'I am overdue for a brown ribbon.'

Maybe, but you shouldn't have got one for this.
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05/25/2009 01:58:14 AM
Genius title, sweet oof. (Lovely graph of scores too).
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05/25/2009 01:05:43 AM
Congrats on your achievement, I think. I had actually suspected ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' pointandshoot's entry was yours.
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05/25/2009 01:01:25 AM
Well, congrats on your overdue brown, since you seem to think it is, but I'm way more overdue than you :-)
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05/25/2009 12:41:19 AM
Congrats on your ribbon... if you wanted it. :)
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05/25/2009 12:38:27 AM
restores my faith...
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05/25/2009 12:12:24 AM
LOL - I see I'm in good company at the bottom of the barrel here.

Congratulations on your new ribbon!

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05/25/2009 12:04:47 AM
brilliant/brown. p.s. how did p&s get so darn smart?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2009 11:54:41 PM
I don't know if including the cross makes this a "recursive double entendre", or a "triple entendre", or neither. Whatever it is, it is an excellent photo. I give it a 10 for the photo and another 10 for the title. However, this is the only photo I'm voting on, so my 10's won't count.
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05/24/2009 10:04:43 PM
Really blurry and grainy, but it's also got a glow about it that I like.
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05/23/2009 06:56:48 PM
Beautiful colour.
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05/23/2009 10:01:09 AM
Ha! I love the title! The image isn't quite sharp enough to score well, I fear. But, the colors are fantastic.
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05/18/2009 04:17:54 PM
Now what can a man need?
a bottle of vodka and a few shekels to his name.
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