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gyaban


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Challenge: Macro VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Home
Date: Oct 3, 2010
Aperture: f/8,0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec
Galleries: Humorous, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2010

Thanks all for your comments and votes!

A agree this is technically not a macro: I tried to shot this at life size, but then only the snail itself would fit in the frame... So I went for this close-up, as it was also a valid submission according to the challenge description.

Concerning the setup itself:
- A large softbox from above/behind
- A diffused speedlight from front/right
- The skateboard was hanging on fishing lines, which were cloned out in post-production
- I had to shoot this on a rainy evening, so that the snail would come out of his shell... It took a few minutes after putting him on the skateboard, but then he wasn't shy at all!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 168
Avg (all users): 6.9512
Avg (commenters): 8.4167
Avg (participants): 6.9355
Avg (non-participants): 6.9672
Views since voting: 6647
Views during voting: 297
Votes: 123
Comments: 48
Favorites: 11 (view)


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10/17/2010 03:31:56 PM
Can see the cloned out fishing lines...

-1 for laziness
10/15/2010 02:03:17 PM
Geez Christophe - I haven't been here forever and who is on the front page twice?!?! YOU!! Way to go my friend. Your creativity is inspiring. Best wishes to you! ~Erin
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10/15/2010 12:32:02 PM
Glad to see this in second,Congrats.
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10/14/2010 12:14:06 PM
great idea! lol:))
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10/13/2010 01:21:44 PM
Tremendous shot !!

Both conceptually and technically.
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10/12/2010 02:35:50 PM
congrats on the ribbon, what a great setup
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10/12/2010 10:26:13 AM
That's very creative. Well done. Deserved the blue.
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10/12/2010 07:31:57 AM
Sweet macro Gyaban! Well done mate.
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10/12/2010 06:09:17 AM
Another amazingly funny and whimsical and technically gorgeous shot. Huge congrats, Cristophe! :-0
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10/12/2010 12:57:37 AM
This is just hilarious! Well done.
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10/11/2010 04:02:51 PM
LOL! You really are clever and creative! Congrats on your ribbon.
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10/11/2010 03:45:32 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. Clever idea very well executed.

Message edited by author 2010-10-11 15:47:10.
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10/11/2010 03:29:49 PM
Hope you had a pillow to catch him on....Great Job! Love it!
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10/11/2010 03:03:49 PM
Lol Brilliant photo! Where do you get these ideas from?!?!
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10/11/2010 12:53:10 PM
Holy shnit that's funny! Lovely shot with a creative effort well recognized!
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10/11/2010 08:15:42 AM
Clever!! Congratulations.
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10/11/2010 06:41:19 AM
Absolutely fantastic!
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10/11/2010 03:18:37 AM
Congrats very clever shot
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10/11/2010 02:04:04 AM
You are one seriously creative and talented guy. Congrats on such a fun and well-done image!
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10/11/2010 12:17:54 AM
Congratulations for having a ribbon with so creative shot! It definitely deserves a note on How you did that?
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10/11/2010 12:06:30 AM
Glad this ribbon-ed! Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2010 11:56:37 PM
Is this a macro - not sure - its great though 9
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10/10/2010 10:12:47 PM
Clever, cute and well done! The snail almost looks like it's having fun!
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10/10/2010 09:01:52 PM
I can only guess how many times you've read a comment stating this isn't macro. I like this photo, and it does meet the criteria being a close-up so have a 7 from me!
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10/10/2010 05:53:30 PM
Blue, surely.

Amazing.
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10/10/2010 04:29:51 PM
No way! What a shot, this is my favorite.
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10/10/2010 02:14:10 PM
I love it. You don't see this every day :) 10++
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10/09/2010 11:09:38 AM
Meets Challenge 10 Impact 10 Technicals 8 Processing 8 Creativity 10 Total (weighted) 9 Really like this shot , hope it does well.
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10/08/2010 09:53:25 PM
Nice idea and great execution.
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10/07/2010 09:42:04 AM
My winner,superb image.
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10/06/2010 06:39:46 PM
wha? hahahahaha
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10/06/2010 01:01:45 PM
Outstanding shot. My pick for the blue (otherwise known as the kiss of death). The concept and creativity puts my effort to shame.
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10/06/2010 12:00:24 PM
Great shot, looking forward to reading how you done it.
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10/06/2010 11:37:53 AM
Clear winner!
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10/05/2010 03:28:54 PM
HA!! awesome
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10/04/2010 08:31:15 PM
Nicely done. I never would have thought of doing something like this. Great job.
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10/04/2010 03:26:40 PM
very interesting!
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10/04/2010 02:32:04 PM
LOL! Well done! (not voting)
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10/04/2010 02:28:11 PM
All I can think of is FRONT PAGE!! FABULOUS all around. Incredible detail, terrific energy, very creative, technically great. But a couple of things come to mind - that must be one very large snail (based on the depth of the step, next to the grass), and I'm guessing the skateboard is somehow suspended? Marvelous!
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10/04/2010 11:55:55 AM
Amazing light, wonderful detail, stunning composition, excellent creativity and my pick for the Blue. Very well done.
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10/04/2010 11:55:08 AM
Hahahaha amazing! Great idea and perspective. Really funny!
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10/04/2010 09:19:46 AM
rofl!!!
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10/04/2010 08:48:37 AM
HAHA A new use of Tech Decks!! Great stop action.
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10/04/2010 05:22:49 AM
creative, funny and techs are good too
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10/04/2010 01:31:51 AM
That looks like it's going tooooo fast, hope the landing was good. Brilliant!
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10/04/2010 01:09:52 AM
love the creativity 8
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10/04/2010 12:10:55 AM
very cool
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10/04/2010 12:06:09 AM
great fun image...should do well 8
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