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Nut Hut
3rd PlaceNut Hut

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Challenge: Macro VII (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Date: Oct 3, 2010
Aperture: f/4.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50s
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 3, 2010

Teeny-tiny frog found in the yard. After cooling him slightly, I put him in the nut and took some macros. He wasn't thrilled as you can see, but he was fine when I set him free.

PP: Ran Topaz Adjust to bring out details, adjusted tone and color, then desaturated the nut because of weird colors the metal picked up and did some burning.

There will be many beautiful shots in this challenge! Because this shot is a bit strange and staged rather than found in nature, and the fact there will be the usual angry Monday voters I predict 5.4-5.7. I hope at least to get a 5.7 but if not... Oh well.

Wow! Guess I underestimated some! Thank you!!!! :)

Place: 3 out of 168
Avg (all users): 6.9048
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.6508
Avg (non-participants): 7.1587
Views since voting: 4993
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 126
Comments: 20
Favorites: 5 (view)

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10/12/2010 06:59:32 AM
"chilled him slightly" turned my stomach. Insects are one thing but a little froggie? It's s nice shot but I can't condone what I consider animal cruelty.
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10/11/2010 03:46:33 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. Very nice picture.
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10/11/2010 10:09:33 AM
haha--by "cooling him slightly" do you mean refrigerating him? LMAO
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10/11/2010 08:14:59 AM
Well done!! I love it.
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10/11/2010 07:23:08 AM
Big congratulations, Robin! I was wondering how you got the frog to pose, thanks for sharing your cooling technique. BTW, I have noticed the angry Monday voting thing myself. Seems to be worst after work and before dinner (or cocktails). :)
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10/11/2010 06:39:39 AM
Knew this would win! its fantastic! well done :D
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10/11/2010 06:25:24 AM
Congratulations Robin, I knew it would end up on the front page somewhere. Love the photo more since I know the story behind this little guys brief modeling stint. If he only knew he is on the front page. Intead he is too busy looking for his next meal and keeping warm. Fantastic.
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10/11/2010 03:20:50 AM
Great work with the frog what a great model he/she was even if you have to freeze :)
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10/11/2010 02:05:15 AM
Just marvelous!
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10/11/2010 12:35:37 AM
Underrated at #3!
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10/11/2010 12:19:18 AM
Congratulations! A unique shot & well deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/10/2010 08:45:07 PM
He looks so cute but also scared. A nice little fella you found! Great macro and the dof is just awesome! Great job!
I'm going to do a last minute change here now, 3h16m before end of voting. I'm going to go wild and crazy and change my vote from nine to *drumroll* TEN!
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10/10/2010 02:35:49 PM
Very very cool. The selective desaturation (or is it shot that way) works well. Unusual perspective. My top 10. Would've liked it even more if the nose were in focus too I think.
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10/09/2010 10:36:06 AM
Meets Challenge 10 Impact 10 Technicals 7 Processing 8 Creativity 10 Total (weighted) 9 This is one of my favourites pictures and hopefully it will ribbon , I also think the title is great and the desat works well.
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10/05/2010 05:06:06 PM
Very nice composition.
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10/05/2010 03:47:07 PM
oh wow. that is one tiny frog(it is a frog, right?). excellent choice with the selective saturation
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10/04/2010 02:40:38 PM
The incongruity! The expression! The lines and incredible light and focus. Bravo.
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10/04/2010 02:11:56 PM
is that a really tiny frog or a giant nut? and how did you get the frog to cooperate? anyway... very cool.
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10/04/2010 12:55:27 PM
Times like this I wish we weren't friends because then I could vote on your photo. This is definately in the top 10. I won't be surprised if I see it on the front page. This little guy is such a cutie. Like you said earlier it would have been great if his whole face was in focus. At least you have some catch lights in the eyes to know that he still lives. The tones of the frog really stand out from the silver nut. Well done. Oh great shallow DOF.
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10/04/2010 08:42:09 AM
This is just the cutest thing ever. So unexpected. Either that nut is huge, or that frog is tiny. hee hee
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