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Challenge: Zen Photography III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 ED VR
Location: home
Date: Apr 17, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2010

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Thanks everyone for the votes and comments.

About the picture:

When I visualised this picture I imagined a more idealistic leaf, shot from a lower angle but sometimes you are limited by circumstances. All the leaves I could find around and about were either rotting or too tatty. I ended up using a house plant leaf which was way too green and healthy so I changed the colour using 'hue and saturation' in PS. The leaf is held up with toothpicks and poster putty (I'd be lost without them!)The ripple was produced by water dropping from a sponge. The lighting was sunlight and a reflector. The water is only 1/4 inch deep, hence the (troubling) double reflection.
The score seemed to hover around 6.8 all week.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 405
Avg (all users): 6.7974
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7163
Avg (non-participants): 6.9231
Views since voting: 6113
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 232
Comments: 24
Favorites: 13 (view)


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05/03/2010 11:09:57 PM
Awesome image
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04/30/2010 10:39:19 PM
Lovely image and manipulation! Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/30/2010 02:00:32 PM
Absolutely brilliant!
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04/29/2010 06:59:04 PM
Wonderful detail in your beautiful leaf shot, and thanks for the details! Congrats on your ribbon!
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04/29/2010 04:35:56 PM
Beautiful, great.....
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04/29/2010 07:54:08 AM
Very very nice! Congratulations
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04/28/2010 01:11:36 PM
I love this shot, it's just SO beautiful. Many congrats, David.
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04/28/2010 08:05:33 AM
Lovely. Congrats on your ribbon!!
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04/28/2010 03:06:09 AM
Another front pager - well done.
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04/28/2010 02:53:13 AM
Great shot Dave - very simple and yet a very strong image - congrats on the yellow
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04/28/2010 12:19:28 AM
Congrats.... lovely and simple ~:D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2010 10:49:02 PM
Nice tones.
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04/26/2010 09:29:45 PM
very zen! Love it. Excellent work.
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04/26/2010 01:43:07 AM
Very nice!
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04/25/2010 04:32:11 PM
6 i like the idea , the leaf does not seem like it feel like it fell naturally, more staged.
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04/24/2010 09:22:56 AM
amazing composition and delivery
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04/24/2010 09:04:34 AM
Beautiful composition and colors/tones.
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04/23/2010 09:51:52 PM
This was one of my favorites of the challenge. An excellent capture. For some reason, I'm worried the 2nd shadow may detract for some. It didn't bother me at all, but it's the kind of thing DPC voters will look to nitpick at times. Well done.
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04/22/2010 03:42:40 PM
Excellent interpretation of the challenge and a nice shot.
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04/21/2010 03:10:24 PM
Very nice.
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04/21/2010 09:32:37 AM
Great composition
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04/21/2010 09:02:06 AM
Perfect focus. I love the diagonal of the leaf, ending in the concentric circles in the water. Very nice.
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04/21/2010 04:41:07 AM
good one,,,,,6
04/21/2010 01:24:30 AM
technically nearly flawless photo.
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