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Challenge: Free Study 2011-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Macro
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Jan 18, 2011
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2011

After an ice storm, I found this rather Dali-esque scene in my garden. Looked just like an eye getting poked and tearing in response. Quirky start for the new year ;-)

PP - flipped upright, cropped, white balance, increased saturation and contrast, resized, sharpened with noise reduction, added border.

Place: 87 out of 307
Avg (all users): 6.0204
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.7961
Avg (non-participants): 6.5455
Views since voting: 693
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 147
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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02/08/2011 10:42:25 AM
An eye tree! I didn't think they existed. Quirky gorgeous.
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02/08/2011 09:44:52 AM
Surreal indeed! I think there's a similar composition on the cover of a book I have on Surrealism. Striking "eye."
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02/08/2011 01:21:37 AM
This was one of my favorites from the challenge. It's just... bizarre. I love the ring of light in the ice, the strange prismatic effect that's going on, the small petal/stick on the aged flower, the branch... pretty much everything. Just a very cool shot. The icicle trailing down, mirroring the stalk, is nice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2011 10:34:13 PM
Sad and striking. Wonderfully seen!
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02/07/2011 08:45:03 PM
Nice find, looks like a Dali creation.
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02/06/2011 11:55:05 PM
Un Chien Andalou

this hangs in the Posthumous Art Gallery

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02/06/2011 04:24:31 PM
Amazing find, great cam control, comp, exp, DOF
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02/05/2011 04:26:04 PM
Lovely! Should have called it "Nature's Jewel". :-)
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02/02/2011 09:26:11 PM
Good colors, really nice bokeh,7
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02/01/2011 08:22:26 AM
It's an eyeball plant and somebody poked it until it cried! And you caught it on film!! I like it - 8
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02/01/2011 06:32:48 AM
I can't stop looking at this, it has me under a daze, maybe because I'm trying to work out what it is, I really like it.
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