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Pearls
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Pearls
Pearls

A pair of my earrings I set on a book in the windowsill, hand held.


© Carla Metzler
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Roger Bernabo
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    Love the slanted composition; I hope you find the other ear ring!

Congratulations on your POTD at Shutterbug

10/6/2006 5:53:15 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Wonderful composition and lighting! Love the shadows and details too, Carla!!!

10/6/2006 5:56:11 AM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Correction.... I now see the 'other' earring.... silly me; I thought it was a dangler!

10/6/2006 5:59:12 AM

 
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Roger is to funny...beautiful shot!!!

10/6/2006 6:11:08 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Terrific selective focus on this, Carla.

10/6/2006 6:22:48 AM

 
Nina Shields
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Carla, love the shot honored at Shutterbug, too! Pearls are tricky to shoot and you've met the challenge well; cool that part of the shadow formed a cross; good work!

10/6/2006 6:39:19 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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What a cool idea!! Great capture!! Love the colors and lighting!! <><

10/6/2006 6:50:26 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful comp

10/6/2006 6:50:44 AM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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Fantastic composition, beautifully done.

10/6/2006 7:21:17 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Gorgeous still life, Carla!

10/6/2006 7:33:18 AM

 
Mary Timman
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You have a very steady hand! This is simply gorgeous. Love the shadows they created. Great light.

10/6/2006 7:44:02 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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NICE shot!! I love it!

10/6/2006 7:46:57 AM

 
Gary Lange
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neat shot, Carla... really nice and simple. Makes for great images!

10/6/2006 7:49:16 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Terrific macro and selective focus on this, Carla!!!!

10/6/2006 7:51:45 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Awesome work on this Carla! Very simple, yet sleek!

10/6/2006 7:53:34 AM

 
Bridgette B
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Magnificent still-life!!! The earrings are beautiful!! :)

10/6/2006 7:54:38 AM

 
Husain Akhtar
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Super image my friend! Wonderfully arranged and captured still life! Lucky earrings!!

10/6/2006 7:56:54 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Wonderful presentation on this beautiful still life!

10/6/2006 8:02:01 AM

 
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Beautiful composition and lighting Carla!,
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10/6/2006 8:02:23 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Nice detail and shadow Carla!!

10/6/2006 8:37:22 AM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Wonderful Macro Carla!! Lighting is great !!

10/6/2006 9:03:26 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Very elegant Carla. I have a pearl necklace I've been trying . . . unsuccessfully to photograph.

10/6/2006 9:28:31 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Fantastic DOF on this

10/6/2006 9:33:54 AM

 
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Excellent close-up, Carla! Love the lighting on this. Fantastic job!

10/6/2006 9:40:45 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Roger (you're funny), Bill, Linda, Wally, Nina, Nancy, Joy, Tamara, Evy, Mary, Carolyn, Gary, Rakesh, Autum, Bridgette, MH, Ron, Amalia, Claudia, Derek, Marcie, Tammy and Robbie.

10/6/2006 9:45:31 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Creative and beautiful image, Carla! Love the color, DOF and light!

10/6/2006 9:51:16 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Beautifully captured Carls, love the dof and lighting...

10/6/2006 9:59:41 AM

 
Pamela Shane
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So beautiful in it's simplicity Carla!
Also very creative. :)

10/6/2006 10:02:17 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Wonderfully delicate still life, Carla.

10/6/2006 10:52:15 AM

 
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Wonderful composition and details Carla!!!

10/6/2006 11:23:03 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Excellent macro shot. Great ligghting and good point focus. Good work Carla.

10/6/2006 11:24:49 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Nice capture and colors, Carla..Love the BG!

10/6/2006 11:32:15 AM

 
Milan Banik
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excellent macro with gold reflaction on pearls.

10/6/2006 12:00:17 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Whoa.... A 20D huh?
Well this is a gorgeous macro.. Love the perfect shadow you have captured... And congrats on your new baby!!!

10/6/2006 12:26:02 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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A stunning shot, Carla! Love the shadow angle, clarity and DOF! Wonderful!

10/6/2006 1:01:56 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Beautiful macro Carla, excellent composition and selective focus!! Looks like you're off to a great start with the new camera!

10/6/2006 1:33:47 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Excellent light, shadow, perspective and textures
Very well done, Carla

Bill

10/6/2006 1:38:44 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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Beautiful capture with an old timey feel, Carla.

10/6/2006 1:59:08 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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great idea for the bg...it has great texture

10/6/2006 2:00:53 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Stunning macro and fantastic selective forcu, Carla!!!

10/6/2006 2:01:46 PM

 
Lynne Morris
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Wonderful still life image Carla, love the selective focus and detail, well captured.

10/6/2006 2:10:43 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Fantastic shot!

10/6/2006 3:03:58 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Terry, Pamela, Paul M, Adilson, Traun, Shelly, Milan, Kara, Pat, Len, Bill, Karen, Cathy, Melissa, Lynne, and Paul E.

10/6/2006 3:13:00 PM

 
Steve Mescha
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Great camera work, Carla! You're definitely getting the hang of the 20D :-)

10/6/2006 6:49:19 PM

 
Lorraine A. Cook
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Beautiful! Love the colors and long shadows, Carla!<:))

10/6/2006 6:55:12 PM

 
Jack R. Perry
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WOW Carla, a long way down on this one. I like pearls and this is a great comp.

10/6/2006 7:37:00 PM

 
Douglas Perry
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Very nice still. Lighting, color, and detail are right on.

10/6/2006 8:12:49 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Wow!! Beautiful close up and love the shadows, Carla!!

10/6/2006 10:00:27 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Steve, Lorraine, Jack, Douglas and Susan.

10/7/2006 4:04:47 AM

 
Ray Thoms
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A great shot Carla, nice lighting and love the focus!

10/7/2006 5:08:02 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Very cool picture, Carla. I like the layout and the shadows.

10/7/2006 6:15:25 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Super detail, textures, and shadows

10/7/2006 6:20:34 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Ray, Ken and Steve.

10/7/2006 10:32:51 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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A photo with which almost every woman can relate....a distinction of a great work of art! This photo really reaches me!

ccc

10/7/2006 4:38:38 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Candice. I'm glad you like it.

10/7/2006 9:06:57 PM

 
Kathleen K. Parker
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Lovely, Carla!! Excellently composed!!
kk

10/8/2006 6:30:42 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thanks KK!

10/8/2006 2:33:57 PM

 
David Phalen
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I really like the way you've captured the light in this shot Carla.

10/8/2006 5:56:51 PM

 
Johnny  Santoso
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Excellent shot Carla...! very creative and beautiful... love the composition and the shadows...

rgds,

10/8/2006 11:51:50 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, David and Johnny.

10/9/2006 2:53:10 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Tremendous macro, Carla! Love your composition on this!

10/9/2006 3:40:52 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Dan.

10/9/2006 4:23:04 PM

 
Roxanne M. Bubar
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Outstanding macro and image.

10/10/2006 11:20:00 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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So simple but sooo beautiful Carla.
I love the way you've composed this image.
Great shot!
:-) ddu

10/11/2006 3:26:58 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Roxanne and Donna.

10/11/2006 6:33:52 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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Wonderfully evocative image. Well captured. Lovely DOF :)

10/13/2006 12:30:39 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Robyn.

10/13/2006 2:39:56 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Beautiful Carla! Love the shadows.

1/5/2007 5:05:45 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Jo Ann.

1/5/2007 5:34:42 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congrats on the finalist Carla! I always thought this was so beautiful!

Go on and win with this one all the way!

jo ann c.

3/22/2007 7:03:54 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...great detail

3/22/2007 7:04:17 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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WTG Carla! Congratulations on your finalist!

3/22/2007 7:04:58 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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Love the lighting. So proud of ya. Best of luck in the next round.

3/22/2007 7:04:58 PM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!

3/22/2007 7:35:17 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Very nice focus, Carla. Congrats on your finalist!!

3/22/2007 7:49:38 PM

 
Roger Bernabo
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Super image Carla; great shadows and depth of field use!!! best wishes in the next round!

3/22/2007 7:51:09 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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What a super image? I think good chance for next round, cheers Carla.

3/22/2007 8:27:09 PM

 
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Congrats, Carla!
-Debby

3/22/2007 8:45:36 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Carla!!

3/22/2007 10:33:00 PM

 
Ermanno Radice
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Carla, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!

3/23/2007 12:56:02 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Hey, Carla! They slipped this beauty in at the tail end of the macro finalists! What a well-earned award!
Congratulations, and best of luck in the next round with your lovely finalist!

3/23/2007 1:35:41 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Awesome light and shadow! Congratulations!

3/23/2007 3:11:26 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautifully composed and presented. Congratulations!

3/23/2007 5:49:31 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.

3/23/2007 5:56:38 AM

 
Paula Dwyer
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Congratulations!!!! :)

3/23/2007 6:00:15 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you everyone.

3/23/2007 6:12:31 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Wonderful imsge, Carla! Congratulations on your finalist!

3/23/2007 6:14:42 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Carla and good luck in the next round!

3/23/2007 6:16:28 AM

 
Laurence Saliba
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Congratulations Carla!!!!

3/23/2007 7:37:43 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Congratulations on this glorious finalist, Carla!!!

3/23/2007 10:26:56 AM

 
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Congratulations!!!

3/23/2007 11:08:26 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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A beautiful finalist, Carla! Congratulations!

3/23/2007 11:39:11 AM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Carla!!

3/23/2007 11:48:54 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS, Carla!!! <><

3/23/2007 1:20:03 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS on this excellent macro Finalist, Carla!
Aloha,
Stan

3/23/2007 6:42:44 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you everyone for your kind comments and support.

3/23/2007 7:51:20 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Love the focus and shadows, Carla. Congratulation!
YFD :)

3/23/2007 9:39:12 PM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congrats Carla!!!!!!

3/24/2007 4:49:06 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you everyone!

3/24/2007 9:54:31 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Carla on your outstanding finalist.

3/24/2007 10:19:08 AM

 
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Congrats Carla on this Wonderful Finalist! Jeff

3/24/2007 5:24:12 PM

 
Judy V. Kennamer
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Beautiful! Congratulations!

3/24/2007 6:58:10 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Tarun, Jeff and Judy.

3/25/2007 12:19:02 PM

 
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Congratulations Carla!

3/26/2007 10:55:03 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Thank you, Renee.

3/27/2007 5:56:29 AM

 
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