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Universes in Universe
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Challenge: Puzzle Macro III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon MF Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI
Location: Outside Universe
Date: Dec 18, 2009
Aperture: f32
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/250s
Galleries: Macro, Textures
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2009

Olive oil, water and soap in a spoon.
Lightening : grazing flash on the top left corner, reflecting on the spoon (bottom right).

Post : I can't believe this did so well. Great xmas with top 10 and new PB :D
Thanks to all voters and commenters.

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Statistics
Place: 10 out of 137
Avg (all users): 6.5170
Avg (commenters): 7.6296
Avg (participants): 6.1667
Avg (non-participants): 6.8533
Views since voting: 2834
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 147
Comments: 37
Favorites: 10 (view)


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04/21/2010 12:15:00 AM
Super cool shot!! Gonna have to try that LOL
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02/17/2010 07:52:19 AM
Nice shot! hhahahaa, so it's a battle you're after? hahaha ok, i'll sell my Nikon 105mm VR macro and keep using this one then =)

MY new AF-S VR macro lens costs almost $1000 and this little cheapie cost me $30 with a camera on ebay and it's built better and is just as sharp! it's a great little lens! i wouldn't worry about loosing sharpness with extension tubes... the shot you took above would have been much sharper had you not stopped down so much... this lens (And all lenses) suffer from diffraction, what this means is that the more you stop down after a certin point, you loose sharpess... try to use this lens between f/5.6 and f/11 for best results... at f/32 when focusing closely, you are technically at something like f/56.... i.e. you are REALLY sufferning from diffraction...

try it... get out a tripod, get a shot at f/3.5 and bump up the apperture by one stop and tale a pic each time, you will see that the sharpness it tack on reight up till f/11 or f/16, then it plummets and becomes trrible when you hit f/32...

let me know if you have any questions!

Great idea here and amazing execution!
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12/28/2009 08:03:56 PM
Congrats on the top 10 and PB...
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12/28/2009 05:51:50 PM
It's the yellow...purple works better
Debbi
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12/28/2009 02:19:56 PM
Yeah !
With this, great comments from some DPC masters ... first fav of this challenge winner. I didn't know this one would do so good. Thanks all !
12/28/2009 02:00:50 PM
Wow! GREAT shot, Julien. Congratulations on top 10 and a new PB.
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12/28/2009 02:55:14 AM
One of my favs, glad you are in top 10. Congrats!
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12/28/2009 02:36:37 AM
The universe in a spoon - how very perfect! This is a lovely shot. Nice job with focus, lighting - everything. Congrats on the top ten and personal best!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2009 09:33:18 PM
Awesome! Love the shapes and colors.
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12/27/2009 07:56:06 PM
Oil and water.. Nice texture on this though.
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12/27/2009 11:29:14 AM
infinite patterns. nice title. no clue.
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12/27/2009 01:55:59 AM
oil in water?
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12/27/2009 12:13:56 AM
Oil on water? I love it except for the upper right corner. Ruins the feeling of "infinity"... Still a great shot though!
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12/26/2009 03:46:14 PM
Oil in water?
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12/26/2009 11:18:26 AM
Oil and water? Looks almost frozen. Beautiful yellow color.
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12/25/2009 03:29:29 PM
I cant wait to know what this is!!! One of my faves! 10
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12/24/2009 05:59:21 PM
very impressive please include how you executed this pic
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12/24/2009 02:11:43 PM
This looks like some distant solar system. Beautiful macro.
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12/24/2009 12:04:14 PM
Oil in water?
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12/24/2009 09:41:21 AM
oil and water, nice close up
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12/24/2009 06:27:54 AM
Interesting Picture. Looks like outer space. Maybe a mixture of olive oil and water perhaps? One of my favorites in the challenge.
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12/23/2009 06:52:11 AM
Thats lovely. I like the way you have included the curved edge at the top right to hold everything in.
I am guessing oil in water in a pan
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12/22/2009 11:27:20 PM
Well done!
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12/22/2009 07:21:30 PM
Very nice photo. Maybe oil and water?
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12/22/2009 04:57:35 PM
Oil suspension in water?
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12/22/2009 02:04:40 PM
one of my favorites! i like the way bubbles come in, the color, the tonality, the framing and the lightning
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12/22/2009 12:49:25 PM
Salad oil on a clear plate with the light underneath? I hear Gustav Holst The Planets playing the background. Mars, I think.
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12/21/2009 09:55:47 PM
If I were a betting man...I would say this is Olive Oil shaken briskly and buoyed on water then possibly frozen. I come to this by looking at the small captured bubbles inside the gold bubbles and then the slight waviness of the white area on the right from freeze distortion. However that look also could be from movement of the oil. I think Oil because of the thickness of the edge of each globule. Notice it's thicker on the smaller bubbles which indicates that the surface tension is greater than the pressure applied by the dispersion weight of the oil. Fantastic Photo...7
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12/21/2009 08:44:03 PM
this really jumps out at me. perfect title
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12/21/2009 01:58:04 PM
Excellent job. I'm also stumped
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12/21/2009 12:16:05 PM
Definitely a solar system. Want to say oil in water? Gorgeous. Fabulous lighting. I'm thinking front page.
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12/21/2009 10:37:47 AM
Very well done oil bubbles.
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12/21/2009 10:08:00 AM
Beautiful! Oil on water?
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12/21/2009 08:51:53 AM
I don't know what it is but it's pretty and yes like a universe. Nice one.
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12/21/2009 06:46:24 AM
oil drops in water
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12/21/2009 04:44:52 AM
I like these circles(planets), but the whole image is not sharp enough for me, 6
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12/21/2009 03:16:18 AM
really nice...lighting really worked to create a nice contrast
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