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Challenge: Visual Puns II (Expert Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: Male' Republic of Maldives
Date: Apr 21, 2011
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2011

Though its expert editing, no editing is done except for cloning some soil and egg debris, color correction, USM and re-size.

[Apr. 28th, 2011 12:09:33 AM]

The Idea came to me a bit late and was almost sunset. Only had few hours to gather materials, setup, shoot and edit. Did the setup on my work bench. The background is a branch cut down from my garden. The hardest part was cutting the eggshell in half without breaking it, since I had not enough time...

Lighting setup:
A 300w studio light from front right at about 45degress. with a small softbox and the rim light from SB900 in slave mode, which also mimicked the sun on the ground surface.

[Apr. 29th,]

This is my 5th entry in DPC and a ribbon? Wow. I am flattered. And this made more than just a ribbon for me, the third highest rated photo on a Nikon D300s and made in the top 10 highest rated photo taken on Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D - as of 29th April, 2011.

Motivation has jumped right out of the graph. Many Thanks to everyone.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 70
Avg (all users): 7.4630
Avg (commenters): 8.4000
Avg (participants): 6.9756
Avg (non-participants): 7.6281
Views since voting: 5834
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 162
Comments: 37
Favorites: 11 (view)


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05/03/2011 04:16:06 PM
I love this...the colors, the textures, and for some reason those two roots add a lot IMO. Congratulations!
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05/02/2011 02:47:26 PM
like it
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05/01/2011 07:56:23 PM
Fantastic. It just goes to show what can be done prior to editing. Congratulations.
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05/01/2011 02:06:09 PM
this is great....I like the fact that you did not use the expert editing rule set to get a ribbon in an expert editing challenge. Congrats!!!
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05/01/2011 09:37:01 AM
love this - idea, setup and technique
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04/30/2011 06:23:48 AM
Simple idea but so well done. You definitely deserved to ribbon with it! Huge congrats! :-)
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04/30/2011 12:19:58 AM
Congratulations! Great idea, great execution.
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04/29/2011 10:29:56 PM
I really liked the fact this was truly a twist on the word. Congrats on your first ribbon and new personal best!
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04/29/2011 06:50:10 PM
This is BRILLIANT!
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04/29/2011 02:34:51 PM
Nicely done! 'Grats on the ribbon!
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04/29/2011 01:23:58 PM
Great job. Congrats on the ribbon and the high score!
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04/29/2011 09:19:51 AM
Who'd have guessed this was a last minute shoot?!
I love this. Creativity, perfect lighting - excellent.
Congrats on yellow!
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04/29/2011 09:00:59 AM
Great idea, eggcenlently done!
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04/29/2011 08:09:38 AM
Very funny idea, and efficient eggzecution! ;-)
Congrats on your first ribbon, I'm sure there are lot more to come!
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04/29/2011 07:17:26 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon,really great image.
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04/29/2011 04:02:25 AM
Love this shot and knew it would ribbon, excellent work !

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04/29/2011 03:38:44 AM
well deserved result, congrats
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04/29/2011 12:26:30 AM
First ribbon,and a really new high PB, well done, thought this was great.
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04/29/2011 12:19:46 AM
Fabulous idea! And wonderfully executed. Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/29/2011 12:14:17 AM
Fantastic! Congrats on the ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2011 03:31:35 PM
Elemenary my dear Watson! Congrats!
Not voting
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04/24/2011 09:14:45 PM
I like this presentation. Fits the challenge well.
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04/24/2011 03:12:48 PM
Fantastic job! I'm sure it was harder to do than one first might think.
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04/24/2011 12:29:58 PM
I like it. Nice light, and also I like the effect of the depht of field, as the background is distorded.
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04/24/2011 12:21:03 PM
Great shot,great idea and perfectly carried out.
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04/23/2011 09:22:01 AM
Eggsellent 10
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04/23/2011 08:14:05 AM
Clever and well executed.
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04/23/2011 07:23:57 AM
Great idea and well executed, 9
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04/22/2011 07:59:26 PM
Very creative!
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04/22/2011 06:26:32 PM
My favourite of the challenge!!
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04/22/2011 06:11:51 PM
Love the idea! 9
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04/22/2011 02:20:28 PM
very nicely done, great work
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04/22/2011 01:11:06 PM
That is really cool, brilliant execution and idea.
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04/22/2011 12:59:26 PM
clever idea very well carried out. complex without being fussy and the lighting is very deft. I like the way you imitated sunshine without throwing the cut away section into shadow. the only quibble is the way the two roots are standing out from the plane of earth and egg. It is nice to have them in the image, but the way they break the plane steals some of the magic.

One of my top two, ought to ribbon.
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04/22/2011 12:50:10 PM
Great idea. It would close down all the brutal egg factories.
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04/22/2011 01:00:19 AM
Excellent - Well thought out and shot.
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04/22/2011 12:54:21 AM
lol, brilliant
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