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Banana Curves (Macro)
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Banana Curves (Macro)
Banana Curves (Macro)
Aren't bananas a great fruit?
(Nikkor 105mm + extension tube + Canon 500D)

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Dan J. Holm
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    Fantastic shot, Carolina!! Very different! Love your composition! The curled back peel makes an outstanding graphic element!

11/26/2004 1:27:53 AM

 
S  J
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Very creative study on Banana, Carolina! Very creative idea! I love the DOF and colors on this one!

11/26/2004 1:39:13 AM

 
Jordi Delgado

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Impressive, Carolina!!! Great light, colors, perspective and DOF!!

:-))

11/26/2004 2:51:26 AM

 
Cathy T. Vettes
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Excellent Carolina.. This is great !!

11/26/2004 3:10:20 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Super macro, Carolina!
-cathy

11/26/2004 4:56:37 AM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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How creative and well done.....great job Carolina!!!!

11/26/2004 5:51:43 AM

 
Karma Wilson
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Excellent macro!

Karma

11/26/2004 6:25:35 AM

 
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Terrific macro Carolina! Lovely design, light, high-key colors and textures!! And yes I love bananas--YUM :0)

11/26/2004 7:21:50 AM

 
William C. Raco
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Wow, this is beautiful, Carolina!!
I love the curl of the peel, the soft focus, the wonderful color, the excellent textures.
A delicious image with appeal ;-)
This is certainly a winner, as far as I am concerned.
Best of luck,

bill

11/26/2004 7:25:01 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Yes they are. And I have to say you capture this one so very well. I love the curve of the peel and the detail. Awesome job.

11/26/2004 8:23:45 AM

 
Leonard Pierce
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WOW! Fantastic macro Carolina, extremely well done!!!

11/26/2004 9:19:57 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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FANTASTIC.

11/26/2004 10:57:01 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Wow, thanks for all the really nice comments, Dan, Sanjay, Jordi, Cathy M, Cathy G., Charlene, Karma, Murry, Bill, Daren, Len, and Susan! They are all appreciated :)

11/26/2004 11:54:33 AM

 
Robin L. Wehrman
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WOW! this is outstanding, Carolina! Very creative and a very cool image very well done!!!!

11/26/2004 12:58:44 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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WOW - fantastic - very creative, Carolina!

11/26/2004 1:38:13 PM

 
Sharon L. Smith
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Excellent work, Carolina... love the composition and the shallow DOF!

11/26/2004 2:17:03 PM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Thank you, Robin, Karen, and Sharon :)
I was surprised by the results (DoF), since I shot this at f/22. So the 'shallow' DoF must be due to the curvature of the banana! But at f/2.5, and the DoF was way more shallow than this :)

11/26/2004 3:00:25 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Excellent Dof Carolina,The Colors Are Right On!!

11/26/2004 7:10:55 PM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Thank you, Terry :)
This was taken in the warmth of a south window sunlight :)

11/26/2004 9:05:24 PM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent image, I will never look at a banana the same way!

11/26/2004 9:28:16 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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Wow again! Fabulous macro, Carolina! You really thought of a different way to present a banana! Love it! Well done!

11/26/2004 11:37:59 PM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Thank you, Leanne and Patricia, for your nice comments :)

11/27/2004 6:58:46 AM

 
Wong Chek Poh
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Great graphical macro. Congrats, Carolina.

12/15/2004 10:35:42 PM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
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Congratulations, Carolins! Love this in its texture, color, and lines:-) Good luck in round two!

12/16/2004 4:39:24 AM

 
S  J
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CONGRATULATIONS and good luck in the next judging, Carolina!

12/16/2004 5:37:30 AM

 
Stacey A. Bates
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Congrats!!!

12/16/2004 7:44:56 AM

 
Leanne M.E. Boyd
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Congrats on your placement!

12/16/2004 9:27:49 AM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations,On A Great Finalist Carolina:-)

12/16/2004 9:37:21 AM

 
Susan T. Evans
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Congrats Carolina, awesome image!

12/16/2004 10:00:20 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What a great macro, Carolina!
Congratulations!

12/16/2004 11:34:39 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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Very appealing :-), Carolina, and CONGRATULATIONS on your win!! Good luck win the next stage!!
Aloha,
Stan

12/16/2004 4:13:33 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats!...stoll love it

12/16/2004 4:21:28 PM

 
William C. Raco
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So do I, Carolina!
Congratulations and best wishes!

bill

12/16/2004 4:25:35 PM

 
Debbie M. Fleri
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Congrats!!! I have one (banana) every morning,,,They are just the greatest fruit and this is the Greatest shot...
Just love it...

Debbie : )

12/16/2004 8:45:47 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Wonderful presentation, Carolina! Congrat son this great shot!

12/17/2004 5:15:14 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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CONGRATULATIONS on your WIN, Carolina!!! Exceptionally well deserved!

12/17/2004 5:30:20 PM

 
S  J
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Congratulations on your win, Carolina!

12/17/2004 5:30:45 PM

 
Terry  R. Hatfield
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Congratulations On Your Win Carolina!!

12/17/2004 5:37:17 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Yay, Carolina!
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN!

12/17/2004 5:51:24 PM

 
William C. Raco
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I knew this had to win!!!
Congratulations, Carolina

bill

12/17/2004 6:24:23 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Congratulations on your win Carolina! I love this - so CREATIVE!

12/17/2004 7:00:33 PM

 
Charlene Bayerle
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Wonderful and so deserved Carolina...Congratulations!!!

12/17/2004 8:08:06 PM

 
Barbara K. 
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WTG Carolina! Superb!

12/17/2004 8:15:20 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place win, Carolina!!
Aloha,
Stan

12/17/2004 9:07:50 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on your win, Carolina!

12/17/2004 10:55:20 PM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations on your final win, Carolina!

12/18/2004 12:32:26 AM

 
Allan L. Whitehead
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Carolina, congratulations on this wonderful win, its richly deserved, my dear friend - your good friend, Allan

I don't know how I missed this when it was posted but I'm very proud of this win for you - 'A',

12/18/2004 2:21:00 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Wow! Thank you all for your really nice comments. It is funny how sometimes our least planned photos turn out. This was taken on Thanksgiving morning, and there was competition in the kitchen for this banana from the cook (my daughter)!
Thank you again, Wong, Jan, Sanjay, Stacey, Leanne, Terry, Susan, Mary, Stan, Cathy, Bill, Debbie, Debra, Dan, Jill, Barbara, Charlene, Evy, Karen, and Allan!!

12/18/2004 6:24:01 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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It is funny how sometimes the least planned photo turn out to be real winners just like this one!
Congratulations on this well deserved Winner Carolina

12/18/2004 6:26:19 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you Carolina!!!

12/18/2004 7:46:48 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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And even more congratulations on your win, Carolina!

12/18/2004 8:47:48 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Hi Kay,
Hey there! Where is your gallery?
Can you contact me by email??
Carolina

12/18/2004 10:29:04 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Thank you Donna, Colette, and Kay :)
Best of the holiday seasons to you all:)

12/18/2004 10:42:03 AM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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E-mail done! My only gallery is a featured photographer number at http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/dynoGall2.asp?catID=4583 if it's still up there. Jack, my loving spouse, is giving me a real web page for Christmas, so a crude one should be up in the new year. Hope everyone else gets the present(s) they want for the holidays!

12/18/2004 5:00:09 PM

 
Donna J. Eaton
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I love this shot Carolina! Great job and congratulations on your win!

12/18/2004 6:09:58 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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CONGRATULATIONS on your very well deserved Second Place win, Carolina!!!!

12/18/2004 9:58:58 PM

 
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Congrats on your win Carolina! What a happy and fun image!!

12/20/2004 7:21:04 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Carolina...wonderful close-up view ...looks good enough to eat:)

12/21/2004 9:17:39 PM

 
Pu Chen

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Congratulations, Carolina! Banana surely is a great fruit, you make it looks even better:) Great shot!

12/23/2004 3:54:15 PM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Thank you, Donna, Len, Murry, Kristi, and Pu :)

12/23/2004 7:00:13 PM

 
Brenda Tharp
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Congratulations, Carolina! Good to see your name and image in the winners!

12/29/2004 2:26:22 AM

 
Carolina K. Smith
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Thank you very much, Brenda!
I wouldn't have taken this photo if I had not been scrambling to upload an assignmnent from your excellent Macro course, he he he :)
Best wishes for 2005,
Carolina

12/29/2004 10:04:52 AM

 
Piper Lehman
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Nice one, Carolina! This is a nice take on banana close-ups -- usually it's the cross section everyone shoots. Nice work.

1/2/2005 8:03:03 PM

 
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