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A tiny dew drop on moss reminds me of a bauble on a Christmas tree.

Camera:Pentax K20D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Pentax 100mm macro
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Nature's decorations
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:9 Dec 2009 - 12:36 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flowers & plants, Wildlife / nature
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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 12:44 AM

This really has a nice Christmas feel to it Pete, but I'm afraid it might be a little out of focus where it counts...

If there was writing around the bauble this composition would be fine, but I've uploaded a different crop for comparison.

Have to say it was well spotted too!!

Cheers, Goggz

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 12:49 AM

Nice light and colour in this Pete, it sure is christmassy. - gary

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 1:42 AM

Sure does look like a Christmas decoration from the thumbnail Pete & I really do like it...but...it's a little oof generally & there are some artifacts/noisy places,especially on the darker greens.A shame TBH as I was looking forward to opening this one up.
Did you crop it lots ?
That said I still think you could mess with this a bit & go all art farty with it...would make a great print if the result was good.
Love the concept.

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photophantom
9 Dec 2009 - 3:12 AM

arty Christmas nature image
Dennis

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 5:23 AM

like it, has a festive feel, looks elegant. do like the crop of mod1.lesley

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maratsuikka
9 Dec 2009 - 6:10 AM


Quote: Arty Christmas nature image
Dennis

same here....

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful image !

Chris

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jools59
jools59  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 9:50 AM

What a refreshing image....i can almost smell the aroma of pine....Fabulous...Jools

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 9:56 AM

How lovely, I really can see the similarity to the Christmas bauble, and this would make a very welcome Christmas card too.

Linda

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User_Removed
9 Dec 2009 - 1:51 PM

Like this Pete, maybe a little soft on the focus for me

Dave

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PinkK
PinkK  480 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 5:52 PM

Beautiful!

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 8:11 PM

So pleased to give you the 30th vote.
Jann
xxx

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Roly
Roly  6 Wales
9 Dec 2009 - 9:02 PM

Super close up Pete.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 62052 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 9:21 PM

Beautiful capture.

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2009 - 10:12 PM

Wow an RC and two UAs...thanks for all the comments and mods. Thanks for the critique Janet, I'm not happy about the noise, but I do like the softness, which I think adds to the overall feel for me.

Last Modified By Pete at 9 Dec 2009 - 10:12 PM

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2009 - 12:10 AM

A lovely mood Pete and a beautiful bit of creative photography using the shallow DOF.
Have added a mod where I was having a play; not better but just brainstorming some alternatives with the crop, white balance, lifting the detail a little with a sketch filter and adding a slight vignette
Tim

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JaneMurphy
10 Dec 2009 - 6:44 AM

Guess I'll be bold - I like it a lot, and just the way you shot it. Thanks for sharing this .... it's lovely.

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MandyD
MandyD e2 Member 516777215 forum postsMandyD vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2009 - 9:16 PM

Love the festive feel to this, looks like a tiny bottle of beer in the drop.:O) I've tried to reduced the noise and added a subtle blurred texture and a soft bluish gradient, tried to sharpen the drop in my mod Smile

Last Modified By MandyD at 10 Dec 2009 - 9:21 PM

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2009 - 11:40 AM

Misty and quiet. A bit like the weather tody - the clear sparkle of the water droplet is just like a jewel. Like the feel of this
Helen

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Dec 2009 - 2:12 PM

Exquisite! wish this was one of mine!
Jennnn

Last Modified By taggart at 11 Dec 2009 - 2:13 PM

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viscostatic
13 Dec 2009 - 5:06 PM

Well seen and expertly photographed.

Phil.

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