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Tons of Seeds
Tons of Seeds

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Challenge: Free Study II (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S30
Location: Home
Date: Dec 8, 2002
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 Sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 8, 2002

Trying to enhance the texture and the shapes you can get with some seeds.

Place: 29 out of 67
Avg (all users): 6.0667
Avg (commenters): 6.2381
Avg (participants): 5.9180
Avg (non-participants): 6.3793
Views since voting: 5003
Votes: 90
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/15/2002 11:08:33 PM
Is this some kind of hat or did you really stack all these sunflower seeds? Its a little dark to me but an overall visually appealing image.
12/14/2002 09:39:55 AM
Good texture! I like the black background.
12/13/2002 11:13:53 AM
Creative capture - I like the level of detail, as you can see each seed distinctly with good colors.
12/13/2002 10:20:00 AM
This is an interesting shot, but I think it needs a little more detail on the lower right side, and maybe just a square crop.
12/12/2002 07:24:21 PM
It's a good shot of a ?birdfeeder? Interesting subject, but seems, well, too out of context. Interesting side lighting. Good focus and DOF. 7 Swash
12/12/2002 12:59:20 PM
I don´t know what this is (kind of food-ball for birds?) but I like it anyway. Good lighting and focus. The composition is a little too centered for my taste. I had probably placed the "ball" a little right. Well done.
12/12/2002 11:30:25 AM
very interesting shot :) the textures here are quite nice... note: with the new rules on cropping and image size, this shot could have possibly been nice in a square frame... good shot :) - setzler
12/12/2002 10:22:23 AM
Hmm.... this is a really interesting idea, but the framing doesn't work for me. It kind of undoes the dynamism of the arrangement of seeds. I don't really know what would work better though. A square crop? We can do that now :).

I really like the colours and textures of the seeds, and the way they're arranged.
12/11/2002 02:34:36 PM
Did you do all that yourself? This shot is just a bit too dark for my tastes but the focus and detail are great. I like the different patterns on the seeds and the overall pattern created by the rows. Nice = 7
12/11/2002 01:13:50 PM
this is really bizarre. like a canteloupe made of seeds .. it's well enough shot but the subject matter doesnt do alot for me.
12/11/2002 10:03:42 AM
Did you make this yourself?? It's a very ususual subject, thats for sure :o) Considering that the seed casings are quite dark, perhaps a brighter background would have made the ball stand out more. As it is, the lighting is maybe a bit too yellowy, and puts much of the shot in shadow - another light from the righthand side might help balance this up a bit more. In addition, a squarer crop may help in this case.
12/11/2002 02:20:17 AM
wow wow wow. I'd like to know how this was made. those look like sunflower seeds. are they strung on a string, or glued together, or what? really cool. I wish that the lighting wasn't quite so dark on the bottom right, but that's minor. The focus and clarity are great, and the angle and framing/cropping you have chosen is nice as well. I like this dead center. good luck in the challenge.
12/10/2002 11:17:53 PM
lol did you make that? I love seeds, and it's a great idea, especially if you made it...but not the most interesting of subjects
12/10/2002 09:55:09 PM
Perfect lighting, contrast and sharpening. The subject matter doesn't hold my interest though. Perhaps if the ball wasn't so centered. Who knows? Eye of the beholder right?
12/10/2002 09:26:39 PM
What the....? Is this a birdfeeder? It's insane! It looks as if you've made it float in the air!
12/10/2002 08:45:27 PM
Really nice, love the arrangement of the seeds and black bacground. One of my favorites in this group. Would have been a 9 if I were able to vote.
12/10/2002 06:43:04 PM
Nice detail, and the black backround is perfect for this.
12/10/2002 01:48:29 PM
Very nicely done, although I would have probably cropped the image squar.
12/10/2002 11:47:49 AM
Not sure what to think of this. It really isn't that interesting to me, but is well taken to an extent. Lighting is harsh, but I kind of like it.
12/09/2002 08:33:04 PM
first thing i thought of is my gerbils would have a field day! I hope you didn't glue those all on!
Very interesting pic.
12/09/2002 07:45:07 PM
nice color and background. i would have cropped it square now that we can.
12/09/2002 05:34:57 PM
That is cool looking, makes a good photography subject. I like your light, color, focus, composition, background. I just think it could of had a little levels adjustment to lighten this up a bit. ?Too picky? lol Just a suggestion.
12/09/2002 03:11:25 PM
Great patterns and focus. Love the amount of detail in this image.
12/09/2002 11:37:55 AM
funky :)
12/09/2002 10:25:43 AM
I like this very much. The lighting is just right, the black bg works well, the texture is interesting. Focus seems slightly soft, but very acceptable. Lots of interesting pattern in the seeds. Very nice!!!

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