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Knock on the Sky and Listen to the Sound
Knock on the Sky and Listen to the Sound
yakatme


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Zen Photography III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: My patio
Date: Apr 19, 2010
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2010

I'm very happy with 5th place considering all of the entries and tough competition in this challenge.

I had this image planned out well before I put it together. Yes, from the pond, to the mexican black beach pebbles, to the artificial leaves, and even the artificial dragonfly, it is a setup shot. I love this comment...

Originally posted by posthumous:

There are no plastic dragonflies in Zenland.


Even though I had the composition figured out in my mind, I have to thank my teammates on Team Arabesque for their help in refining this image. Their suggestions included flipping the image horizontally, reshooting to get the ripple, reprocessing to smooth out the water better than I thought could be done and much more. Thanks a whole lot for your numerous replies to my requests for critique and help.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 405
Avg (all users): 6.6593
Avg (commenters): 7.1250
Avg (participants): 6.6569
Avg (non-participants): 6.6629
Views since voting: 2873
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 226
Comments: 16
Favorites: 9 (view)


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04/29/2010 09:56:22 PM
Very beautiful image. I wish the green was a little more vibrant, but I love it. Best of the top 5.
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04/29/2010 07:08:49 PM
Very beautiful and nicely composed Zen shot. I wanted to do something like this but didn't have all your props! ;-)
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04/28/2010 01:14:04 PM
This beauty would have done well with or without the butterfly. Great work, Robert.
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04/28/2010 04:00:52 AM
Perfect composition! Congrats on your top five!
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04/28/2010 02:55:58 AM
Cool top 5 finish
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04/28/2010 01:46:06 AM
congrats for the top 5. a great image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2010 02:39:06 PM
Beautiful!!
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04/24/2010 09:03:03 AM
Lovely composition
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04/23/2010 03:13:10 AM
I assume this is set up. If so, great work, If not, lucky you to find such a place.
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04/23/2010 02:20:55 AM
Until now, my first *10*
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04/23/2010 12:18:39 AM
There are no plastic dragonflies in Zenland.
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04/21/2010 07:44:56 PM
This is outstanding!

Not voting.
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04/21/2010 11:31:20 AM
love this for many reasons but you're going to get some comments on the plastic dragonfly - good luck
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04/21/2010 11:16:03 AM
I really love how this shot is composed, very simple, touch of colour, the ripple sets it off. Excellent stuff.
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04/21/2010 08:53:43 AM
Really nice. I can hear the quiet. :)
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04/21/2010 04:14:00 AM
good one,,,,, brill to see the fly in the wather,,,,,,,,,,,,
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