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After last night's upload Bitte (Beik) threw down a challenge to produce an image with a few drops reducing in size.

Huh, easier said than done with my wobbly hands, nevertheless I shall persevere.

This is a half way house, two drops for the price of one and the only thing I've altered is the "black control point" in Capture NX. It came up with this wonderful rainbow of colours as I moved the cursor across the flower.

LARGE F11 and a dark room recommended

Mike

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 90mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Bitte's Challenge
Username:mikesmith mikesmith
Uploaded:15 Apr 2008 - 8:02 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Flowers & plants
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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 8:05 PM

Terrific image.............Bill

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RobD
RobD  725 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 - 8:05 PM

This should get lots of attention - what a striking image
Rob

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 8:08 PM

Striking is not the right word. Eyecatching in the extreme.
Paul

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NeilM
NeilM e2 Member 7NeilM vcard England
15 Apr 2008 - 8:10 PM

stunning image, Mike.

Neil

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viscostatic
15 Apr 2008 - 8:12 PM

Absolutely stunning.

Phil.

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ZInaNMooner
15 Apr 2008 - 8:13 PM

Great work, beautiful.

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starliz
starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 8:14 PM

beautiful colours Mike just waiting with baited breath for them to drop Smile

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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6689 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 8:15 PM

Fantastic colours. Sandra

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 8:31 PM

There's no one word to describe this.........fantastic, stunning, beautiful, terrific. Carol

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LizzieN
LizzieN  8 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 - 8:40 PM

This is absolutely fantastic. Brilliant image!

Lizzie

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 8:42 PM

It's a beautiful image Mike - exceptional lighting.
NX has some good features doesn't it.
Brian.

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GalleryGirl
15 Apr 2008 - 8:49 PM

OMG this is gorgeous!
Marilyn x

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Artois
Artois  8405 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 8:53 PM

great image for a wall

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Angi_Wallace
Angi_Wallace e2 Member 6172 forum postsAngi_Wallace vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 9:15 PM

Stunning, great details and lovely colours and lighting.
Angi

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 9:16 PM

A gorgeous shot.

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 - 9:18 PM

This is super

John

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 9:31 PM

Hi - brilliant attempt - tried this today and failed!! - Jude.

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 - 10:00 PM

Wow !!

*Mike*

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15 Apr 2008 - 10:04 PM

Brilliant colours Mike

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plugin  9 Canada
15 Apr 2008 - 10:05 PM

Stunning..
Jim

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 10:20 PM

This is so very pretty Mike,love the colours,reminds me of a Dragon !

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una
una  10 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2008 - 10:23 PM

Stunning image, fab lighting.
Una

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 10:44 PM

I thought from the thumb it was an excotic bird, amazed to see it was a flower, a real beauty

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bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 10:46 PM

STUNNING! Pure and simple.
Stew

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BeiK
BeiK  8 Scotland
15 Apr 2008 - 10:53 PM

Mike, sorry I haven't seen it until now. Been busy. You have done this very well, indeed. I love it and it's so fun that you immediately went to work to see what you could do with my half-joking suggestion. Colours are super and just to get both drops to stay in place deserves praise. I let you off here, there doesn't have to be 3-4 of them and reducing in size! Bet they'll come anyway!
Great work .
Bitte

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brianhaslam
15 Apr 2008 - 11:46 PM

Love the clear colours.

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
16 Apr 2008 - 12:08 AM

Absolutely beautiful, well done on the composition...great colours as well.
Cheers,
Cesie

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Cabit
Cabit  7104 forum posts England
16 Apr 2008 - 12:13 AM

Stunning image.
Dave

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StevenPrice
16 Apr 2008 - 12:39 AM

superb Mike i love the colours

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Anthracite
16 Apr 2008 - 12:59 AM

superb image, good work!

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WetDog
WetDog  6 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 - 2:19 AM

very striking

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2008 - 3:01 AM

next challenge is to make the drops slide down this wonderful rainbow of color!

jennnn

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Wooly
Wooly  8112 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2008 - 6:46 AM

Cracking rich tones and detail Mike.

Alan

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annefromleo
16 Apr 2008 - 7:09 AM

wow mike this is spectacular, great image for the wall!
Anne

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
16 Apr 2008 - 7:10 AM

Stunner, looks like an exotic bird

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Rylands  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2008 - 7:30 AM

Superb image
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16 Apr 2008 - 8:15 AM

Wonderful Mike

Les F

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wyatturp  8 England
16 Apr 2008 - 8:41 AM

Hello Mike Great soft light and background super pictureSmile

Doug-------and nice and sharpSmile

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KKmoments
KKmoments  8 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 - 8:49 AM

Superb image Mike.... lovely composition and great droplets... the colours on this are beautiful against the black b/g.... i actually thought from the thumbnail you'd been snapping a bird of paradise..... great work and a well taken challenge Smile
Karen

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luxaeternam
16 Apr 2008 - 10:38 AM

Superb colours Mike. Extremely effective.
Smile Lucy

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 72011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2008 - 11:41 AM

wow, stunning
Dianna

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pascalg
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16 Apr 2008 - 12:47 PM

fantastic shot, precise and very colourful...

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2008 - 12:50 PM

Beautiful colours

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2008 - 1:32 PM

superb use of the water globules to relect the colours in the petals, great use of light.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
16 Apr 2008 - 4:02 PM

Absolutely fabulous, love it.
Annette

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Hop-A-Long
16 Apr 2008 - 7:43 PM

WOW, Top image. Beautiful.
Andy

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16 Apr 2008 - 7:59 PM

Just wonderful beautiful light and colours and tones and detail.
Pauline.

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microchip  7 United Kingdom
16 Apr 2008 - 9:26 PM

Wonderful,
Alan

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Sylviwhalley e2 Member 797 forum postsSylviwhalley vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2008 - 11:13 PM

Stunning image.
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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2008 - 10:07 PM

A real beauty Mike, those colours are fantastic.
Pete.

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MikeDT
MikeDT  8 United States
19 Apr 2008 - 4:40 PM

Great image. Always enjoy your work.

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jmw58
jmw58  8 United Kingdom
20 Apr 2008 - 9:02 PM

Striking image Mike .... speechless ... its fantastic Smile

Julie

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