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Nature's Spirals
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Challenge: Threes (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Location: Blue Sea
Date: May 26, 2004
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 26, 2004

My 1st DPC submission from my new cottage!! :-D

Adusted colors, curves, levels, USM, dodge and burn, blured out the rest of the leaves near by, cloned out just a small anoying part of another sipral.

Place: 1 out of 205
Avg (all users): 7.1667
Avg (commenters): 8.5333
Avg (participants): 7.0776
Avg (non-participants): 7.3026
Views since voting: 13926
Votes: 192
Comments: 49
Favorites: 49 (view)

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09/10/2007 03:56:18 PM
Simply beautiful
07/20/2004 09:50:33 PM
breathtaking.... almost looks icy :)
06/09/2004 02:37:34 PM
Can someone suggest software to use to print my pictures, i'm new at this i heard photoshop 7 but now i'm hearing photoshop cs ?
06/08/2004 10:28:15 AM
I adore that, I wish I could be as good =). Beautiful man, Beautiful!!
06/08/2004 02:35:24 AM
Yanik you always surprise me by coming out with such masterpieces! A fine image well deserving of the blue ribbon!
06/07/2004 08:52:12 PM
this is gorgeous! congrats
06/07/2004 11:38:18 AM
In the Gatineaus? Looks like it's been raining (again) in Ottawa :))

Beautiful shot!!! Congratulations.
06/07/2004 09:06:35 AM
Wow - I didn't get to vote on this challenge, but now that I'm looking, this entry knocks my socks off. Congrats on the well-deserved blue. Very unusual and beautiful.
06/07/2004 08:38:33 AM
Congratulations! Absolutely deserved blue!!!!!!!!!!
06/07/2004 07:41:34 AM
congrats! fabulous entry - well deserved blue!
06/07/2004 07:10:11 AM
WOOHOO!! Me be happy!! :-D

Thanks to everyone!!

And for those who thought that I sprayed the water on.... nope. It was after the rain and it was still drizling when I took the shot.
06/07/2004 06:53:21 AM
Beautiful. The more I look at it the better I like it. Congratulations.
06/07/2004 01:02:52 AM
Congratulations! A well deserved win.
06/07/2004 12:26:07 AM
congrats on your blue ribbon beautiful work
06/07/2004 12:23:26 AM
Fabulous and surreal and lovely, Yanik! Way to go!
06/07/2004 12:09:43 AM
Congrats on the win...again its beautiful.
06/07/2004 12:08:20 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon! Love this one! :o)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2004 09:58:41 PM
Beautiful image. wonderful detail and excellent color. I really like this.
06/06/2004 06:44:41 PM
Simply beautiful !
06/06/2004 05:36:21 PM
Simply awesome!
06/06/2004 01:35:12 AM
Just beautiful. Very nice color and composition. (10)
06/04/2004 06:32:05 PM
So much going on (lines, shadows, blobs and curls) but despite all that still very calm. Cold blue toning enhances the feeling the waterdrops create. Nice composition, good exposure, excellengt toning.
06/04/2004 06:59:42 AM
Great shot, I love the blue tone and the DoF, a definate 10 :)
06/03/2004 10:46:57 PM
Beautiful shot. I'm predicting a ribbon. I'd like to see this cropped differently, just to see what other views could be had. Great subject. -10-
06/03/2004 09:14:20 PM
It's a wonderful composition that makes you wander around the drops. The unusual color makes it very unique. I know it's really tough with macro to get much DoF, but that closest diagonal line needs to be crisp. Too bad you didn't have a lens that would stop down to f64! Exposure is spot on. Overall - an excellent job!
06/03/2004 06:13:14 PM
06/03/2004 01:40:32 PM
wow.... this is stunning the focus the colours .... 10 blue ribbon ;-)
06/03/2004 01:22:21 PM
Nice. I like the blue duotone effect, too. A little overkill on the water drops, and the blurry petal edge right down the center is unfortunate. Still a fine entry.
06/03/2004 10:56:54 AM
Very observant catch of three. The water spots and color don't look natural. It looks like you sprayed the drops on and color shifted the shot.
06/02/2004 08:47:12 PM
very very interesting composition and subject matter. nicely done with the lighting and dof too.
06/02/2004 11:31:06 AM
Very nice ! Would love to see it for print...
06/01/2004 08:08:35 PM
What a compelling image. AMAZING!
06/01/2004 05:45:35 PM
This seems unnaturally wet, did you squirt water on it? Lovely nevertheless.
06/01/2004 10:10:41 AM
Beautiful color and details.
06/01/2004 01:53:08 AM
Wow - what a beautiful photo! The only thing I would change about it is the harsh glare on some of the droplets since it conflicts with the soft tone of the photo, but I imagine that's from the sun, which you don't have much control over. But that's a tiny point. This is a really great shot.
06/01/2004 12:53:41 AM
awsome image!
05/31/2004 05:44:21 PM
Great compostion for three challenge. Like the water drops and coloring. 9
05/31/2004 04:44:37 PM
Lovely 10
05/31/2004 03:05:55 PM
Compliments only.....it's fantastic. Top three.
05/31/2004 01:25:25 PM
This is a calming shot. The water drops make you feel the cool. Pretty
05/31/2004 12:46:09 PM
excellent work here, 9
05/31/2004 11:33:44 AM
Interesting shot - the leaves are so wet they almost look frozen! Intersting color as well.
05/31/2004 11:22:40 AM
great photo! love the coloring, and excellent detail!
05/31/2004 11:08:23 AM
beautifully captured. this goes well beyond the typical flower shot by your use of colors, the interesting patterns of the dew drops and the fascinating spiral lines of the blooms. an excellent shot! congrats
05/31/2004 04:53:08 AM
The clarity is wonderful, and I think the blue tones really work well for this shot. 9
05/31/2004 02:34:37 AM
WOW, this is just beautiful. The tone and water drops are what really make this shot unique. Excellent job...
05/31/2004 02:09:09 AM
Brrrr. The color of this makes me feel cold. This is beautiful!
05/31/2004 12:43:58 AM
Quite unusual color and interesting...nice shot!
05/31/2004 12:03:25 AM
Beautiful :)

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