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Morning Dew

 
 
Alisha May Furbish
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/5/2003
    This is wonderful, Michael- love the shallow DOF, and the water drop flares in the backround- well-done!


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5/30/2004 10:42:52 AM

 
zcaley 
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Nice job capturing the sparkling dew!


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5/30/2004 11:33:57 AM

 
Susana Heide
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This is SO beautiful!!!


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5/30/2004 1:16:58 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Gorgeous light! GReat shot!
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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5/30/2004 1:26:48 PM

 
Beverley Lu Steeves
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What a fantastic shot, Michael !!!


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5/30/2004 1:51:38 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Great shot, love the brownish colour!


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5/30/2004 2:42:12 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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gorgeous!!


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5/30/2004 3:07:01 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Wonderful, I like the vertical lines and circles repeating in your image!


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5/30/2004 6:26:30 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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Congrats!!


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6/15/2004 12:41:43 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations Michael!


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6/15/2004 1:10:24 PM

 
Jennifer Rennison  

Congratulations!


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6/15/2004 1:26:51 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...beautiful


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6/15/2004 2:24:01 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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Thanks everyone; it is encouraging because as a newcomer, I just caught the tail-end of the May contest with this image.
cheers to all!
Michael


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6/15/2004 2:53:16 PM

 
Beverley Lu Steeves
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Congratulations Michael!!!


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6/15/2004 3:23:43 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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Congrats and good luck! Beautiful shot!


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6/15/2004 5:03:18 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations, Michael! This is a beautiful image!


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6/15/2004 6:46:34 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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Thank you Beverley, Diane, and Debra...I am glad that you appreciate this image.
michael


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6/15/2004 7:01:01 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wonderful image! Many congratulations, Michael!


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6/15/2004 9:49:17 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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Thanx Evy; you're very kind.


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6/15/2004 10:01:04 PM

 
Kasia Elser
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Congrats - great shot!


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6/16/2004 5:58:41 AM

 
Joy M. Holster  

Beautiful shot. Congrats.


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6/16/2004 11:28:42 AM

 
Isabel L
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/21/2004
 

nice shot!


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6/16/2004 12:05:32 PM

 
Alisha May Furbish
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/5/2003
 

I remember this one! Well deserved congratulations!!!


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6/16/2004 12:06:16 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2000
 

Beautiful, Michael. Congrats on your win. :)


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6/16/2004 6:20:30 PM

 
Susana Matos
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very beautiful! Congratulations!
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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6/16/2004 11:16:37 PM

 
Mette Vendelboe Allison  

Congrats! Love the mood in this!


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6/17/2004 1:02:18 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/8/2003
 

Beautiful work Mike, Looking forward to seeing more of these winners. Congratulations!


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6/17/2004 4:18:21 AM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Gorgeous lighting! Congratulations on your win! -K


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6/17/2004 5:39:29 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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Thanx EVERYONE for your encouragement...it really means a lot to me.


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6/17/2004 5:46:11 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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This is so beautiful, congratulations on your win!


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6/17/2004 6:07:43 AM

 
Jo Ann Schow  

Michael, congratulations on your award. Your photograph is incredible. Everything works from the way you composed it, your choice of field depth, lighting, color - everything worked so well together giving this common object a very beautiful and uncommon presence. Well deserved win.


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6/17/2004 8:57:14 AM

 
Wanda Judd
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Great capture...and great photography, I love everything about it...Congratulations.


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6/17/2004 9:06:27 AM

 
Ursula I. Abresch
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Congratulations, Michael, this is beautiful! Love the golden tones. How do you make a picture like this? Are the oof water droplets in front of the clear ones or behind? I would just love to learn to make a picture like this. Take care,

Ursula


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6/17/2004 11:37:20 AM

 
Jo Ann Schow  

I second what Ursula said. I was wondering if you used a special filter or just how this effect was achieved. Thanks!


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6/17/2004 1:35:08 PM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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Outstanding and very beautiful Michael! Congratulations on your well deserved win!!


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6/17/2004 2:29:50 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/18/2004
 

Love the tones and details here. Congratulations!!

Nancy


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6/17/2004 3:42:14 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congatulations on you second plaze win! Well deserved!


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6/17/2004 9:05:35 PM

 
Michael Khoury
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Ursula, Jo Ann...nothing fancy here; just going through some dewy grass one morning just after sunrise with natural golden; with some good attention to DOF and geometry, I took this shot.
Note, the larger circles distant dew drops effected by a fully open aperture.
cheers,
Michael


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6/18/2004 8:50:44 AM

 
Ursula I. Abresch
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Thank you, Michael, you make it sound so easy.

I guess I've been wondering about this for some time, and haven't figured it out, so here it goes: about the out of focus dew drops that show up as circles (at full aperture), yours are a nice and even circle. When I try the same thing with my camera (an Olympus c5050z), those same out of focus circles look like small doilies, not nice and even at all. Sometimes the out of focus points look five sided and not circular. Does anybody know what I'm talking about?

The question: how can I get nice and even out of focus circles? Can I with my camera?

Anybody?


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6/18/2004 9:26:31 AM

 
Michael Khoury
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Hi again Ursula,
I am really not familiar with lenses other that what I have been using...a 105mmNikkor macro which I used carefully at the shallowest depth of field as I crawled through the wet grass. The effect of the dew drops at different distances from the in focus blades of grass simply always shows enlarged clear 'circles', never blurry. What I like about this effect is that it also enhances perspective and depth of atmosphere.


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6/18/2004 9:55:03 AM

 
Myra Vos
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Congrats on your win Michael. Beautiful photo.


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6/18/2004 2:41:24 PM

 
Ursula I. Abresch
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Thanks again for answering, Michael. The picture really is beautiful.

Ursula


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6/18/2004 3:06:23 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Interesting and unique. Love it!!


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6/19/2004 10:56:34 PM

 
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