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  #62 Fill the frame
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Sea Anemone shell       ©2009 Edward48
Panasonic DMC-LX3       3rd place, 112 points
1/30s, f5.6, ISO 125, 24mm, Aperture Priority, Center Weighted Average, no flash
Post-Processing: Selective saturation, curves, sharpen.       Extra Info: None
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Aug 21, 2009
    Cheers dodrizzt. Much appreciated.

Aug 13, 2009
    Congrats on your 3rd Edward!!! really a nice and curious subject, well done!!

Aug 13, 2009
    Thank you Franz, same here. Both shots have shells, so very appropriate.

Aug 12, 2009
    Congratulations Edward!
Nice to share this place with you.

Aug 12, 2009
    Jade, dodrizzt, mole, Una, thanks very much.

Thanks Lindy, it makes up for coming last in both Excess competitions :)

Aug 12, 2009
    Congratulations on your 3rd place finish!

Aug 12, 2009
    Congratulations, Edward!

Aug 11, 2009
    Congratulations! A most unusual capture. And Frantz has quite an eye to see that reflection. It took me a while to find it AFTER he pointed it out. Great job to you.

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Aug 11, 2009
    What a curious subject! seems an sci-fi pic :-)
I like the colour contrast, and the sharpness you got in the shell. Would have liked to see a not so tight crop, in order to have a little of the shell surrounding the bottom and left of the "cave", probably composition would have gained an extra bit.
But anyway, I like the pic, so it's in my TT, nicely done!!

Aug 10, 2009
    Thank you Franz.
Crikey! I hadn't noticed the reflection. It's not under water in a tank, but I do have an extension tube on the LX3 with a plain UV filter on. The lettering around the lens must be reflecting back from that.

Aug 10, 2009
    Thanks Bill, it is a bit HG Wells isn't it?

Aug 10, 2009
    Thanks Una, glad you like my anemone. It belonged to my late mother-in-law, who in turn was left it by her aunt many years ago. I don't know where she got it from. It is about four inches wide and three deep. The hole is about an inch across. The overall shape is a bit like a slightly squashed orange, and wider at the bottom than the top.

Aug 9, 2009
    Wonderful macro shot. Looks like from another world.
Crisp sharpness and beautiful colors.

Is it under water - still in an aquarium? I can read a reflection of "VARIO" in the lower left corner.
Edited on Aug 9, 2009

Aug 7, 2009
    Captivating, literally. I love the sense of the unknown of what lies beyond that opening. In my TT.

Aug 7, 2009
    This is my #1. It not just fits the theme, the object is unusual, the macro detail is awesome, and I very much like the grey/lilac colour. How big is it? I always just found parts of it on the beach.

Jade O.
Aug 7, 2009
    Rich, dramatic, well lit and sharpened. I find it is, in some ways, two images which compete; the smooth pink against the rough nodules but the competition is not complementary but destructive. I am pulled in two directions equally.
For that reason I would have gone with just the nodules.

Aug 7, 2009
    Thanks Rafael.

Aug 7, 2009
    Very other-worldly. Would almost have preferred not to know what it was. Crisp sharp detail contrasted against a colourful blur. Like it.
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