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Steel fork
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Steel fork
Steel fork

F/6.3, 1/4 s, +1 step, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lense, ISO-100, tripod.
Slightly adjusted in Photoshop 7.0 (levels, curves, saturation, crop, sharpening).

POTD February 2007.
2nd place D&M May 2007.

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Les Rhoades
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    It's a work of art. I like how the BG fades in (blurs) nicely.

2/15/2007 2:38:06 AM

 
Joy Rector
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Wow!

2/15/2007 2:48:23 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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This is one outstanding Macro Katarina... WOW is right...

Happy Theme Day!!

2/15/2007 4:10:56 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Thanks Les, Joy and Kara! I wanted to catch a half-abstract fork and give an icy/bluish/metallic feeling to the picture.

2/15/2007 4:19:03 AM

 
John Caruso
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Katarina--

Just fantastic! You've ruined the theme day for all of us! LOL

2/15/2007 4:57:39 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Stunning DOF and lovely soft blues, Katarina!

2/15/2007 5:08:36 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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AWESOME!!! WOW!!! Love the blues :0)

2/15/2007 5:25:52 AM

 
Kathryn Love
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great job on this Katarina! love the abstractiveness you have created :)

2/15/2007 5:33:47 AM

 
Dr Silly
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I get the points. Wonderful DOF. :O)

2/15/2007 5:56:46 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Wonderful abstract Katarina! Love the selective focus, point of view, the blue color and the composition. Great job!

2/15/2007 6:58:07 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Very Creative Katarina!

2/15/2007 7:16:13 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Awesome shot and work, Katarina...perfect for the theme! :)

2/15/2007 7:56:09 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Katarina, excellent detail, tones, lighting and selective focus.

2/15/2007 8:32:18 AM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Fantastic macro and entry for the theme Katarina!

2/15/2007 8:51:39 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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This is very cool! Wonderful photo, Katarina!

Cathy :)

2/15/2007 9:15:02 AM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Wonderful macro Katarina!,
Amalia

2/15/2007 10:32:29 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Outstanding macro with amazing selective focus and great hues of blue, Katarina!!

2/15/2007 12:55:31 PM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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Super shot, Katarina! I took some fork shots as outtakes, but this is nicer than any of mine! SUPER!

2/15/2007 1:31:24 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Stunning Katarina! Spot on focus!

2/15/2007 1:42:39 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Excellent light, comp, and dof Katarina ~ great theme entry!

2/16/2007 5:48:45 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Wow, Katarina! Just beautiful! Fantastic dof and focus!

2/16/2007 5:58:34 AM

 
Brian Lobdell
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!!!!!Exclamation!!!! What a unique macro Katarina! It has a surreal look to it that really grabs attention! Great composition and theme entry!

2/16/2007 7:21:51 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congratulations Katarina on this wonderful winning theme entry Katarina!

2/18/2007 12:59:48 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Excellent and very creative work, Katarina!

2/18/2007 1:31:26 PM

 
Lisa D. Greer
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Awesome! :)

2/21/2007 7:56:34 AM

 
Sherry S. Boles
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Congrats on your POTD, Katarina!! GREAT job!

2/27/2007 12:23:44 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats on your POTD Katarina!!

2/27/2007 12:26:14 AM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Congratulations, Katarina, on this great POTD!!

2/27/2007 1:50:22 AM

 
Dr Silly
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WOW look at this a POTD, Congratulations, Katarina. :O)

2/27/2007 1:57:57 AM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this terrific POTD, Katarina!!!

2/27/2007 3:19:49 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Katarina... now, on to the other medal it needs!

2/27/2007 3:53:03 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on this well deserved POTD Katarina :o)

2/27/2007 4:02:19 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome shot, Katarina!!! Congratulatons on POTD!

2/27/2007 4:18:40 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Man... Can I call a great shot or what?... The other day at 101 I said I think this shot is going to be a finalist... And here it is... In even a bigger position than finalist... Remember, there are over 850 finalists a month... Only 28 POTD for Feb....

Congrats my friend...

2/27/2007 4:35:07 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD

2/27/2007 4:54:41 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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WOW!!! It was great to see this awesome photograph when I opened my inbox this morning! Congratulations on this very well-deserved POTD, Katarina!!!
Cesar

2/27/2007 5:15:34 AM

 
Denise 
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I have been receiving the POTD for over 2 years and was blown away by this one. Absolutely awesome picture.
My first post...

2/27/2007 5:32:04 AM

 
Casey A. Hanson
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Congrats on your POTD, Katarina! Awesome! :0)

2/27/2007 5:34:25 AM

 
Debra Booth
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Congrats on your POTD, Katarina! I love it!

2/27/2007 5:44:07 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Congrats on your POTD Katarina!

2/27/2007 6:00:29 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations on your great POTD!!!

2/27/2007 6:01:36 AM

 
Susana Heide
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WOOOHOOOOO!!!! A HUGE Congrats to you Katarina on receiving this recognition! A striking work of art!!!!

2/27/2007 6:14:44 AM

 
Marie Fields
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I agree with Susana... WOOHOO!!!!! Congratulations on this AWESOME POTD, Katarina! :)

2/27/2007 6:23:42 AM

 
Susan Fox
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Congrats Katarina on the POTD!!!!!! This is one of my favorite photos of yours. I have my fingers crossed that it will be a winner next month :-)

2/27/2007 6:35:46 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Many thanks to everyone for encouraging words and support!

2/27/2007 7:03:03 AM

 
Mary N C. Taitt
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HAH! I loved this the first time I saw it and I still do! GREAT SHOT! COngratulations on your POTD!!!! COOL WOK!

2/27/2007 7:12:40 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Katarina, I thought this was awesome the first moment I saw it. Congratulations on you POTD!!!!!

2/27/2007 7:34:09 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Katarina, congratulations on your POTD.

2/27/2007 8:12:50 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Excellent work, congratulations!

2/27/2007 9:18:24 AM

 
David D. Duranceau
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Brilliant.

2/27/2007 9:20:21 AM

 
David D. Duranceau
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Brilliant.

2/27/2007 9:20:33 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WTG Katarina!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD!!!! Excellent :0) Hope we see it again and again!!!! :0)

2/27/2007 10:20:35 AM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this super POTD, Katarina! :)

2/27/2007 11:08:58 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on POTD Katarina, lovely image

2/27/2007 12:36:18 PM

 
Thomas F. Colbert

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Beautifully done! Congrats! I can stare at this photo for awhile!

2/27/2007 7:54:57 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Congrats, Katarina, on your POTD. A very interesting photo.

2/27/2007 10:12:02 PM

 
Vanessa Rabayda
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Great job! Love the perspective and select focus. Congrats on your POTD

2/28/2007 8:40:26 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Big congrats on your POTD, Katarina!

3/1/2007 8:32:20 AM

 
Allan L. Dy
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Congratulations Katarina!

3/2/2007 8:25:52 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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We knew it belonged here...!!! Congratulations!

6/26/2007 5:15:56 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations on your finalist, Katrina. I am SOOO pleased for you--this is a masterful shot.

6/26/2007 6:10:46 PM

 
Marie Fields
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Congratulations, Katarina!!! :)

6/26/2007 7:11:38 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations!! POTD and a Finalist. They sure are serving up the badges for you now. I'll take POTD over a silver Finalist. WTG!!

6/27/2007 2:22:37 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats Katarina !! I really hope to see this one again :O)

6/27/2007 6:00:08 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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I think this says it all... POTD, Finalist, Gold Medal...welcome to the big leagues! Congratulations!

6/27/2007 11:09:55 AM

 
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YES a GOLD for The Fork, Congratulations Katarina. :O)

6/27/2007 11:13:41 AM

 
Michelle R. Kovach
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Hurray! Persistance was the key here! Congrats Katarina!

6/27/2007 11:42:28 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Many congrats Katarina!

6/27/2007 12:26:01 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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WoooooooHooooooooo Katarina!!!CONGRATULATIONS Girl :0)

6/27/2007 12:34:30 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Love it. Well-deserved recognition on this great shot, Katarina.

6/27/2007 1:35:09 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner.

6/27/2007 1:35:36 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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and you didn't expect a finalist and here you go with a superb winner !!! BIg congrats Katarina :O)

6/27/2007 2:11:19 PM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on yor WINNER!!

6/27/2007 6:13:39 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Woohooo... And it goes... DOUBLE GOLD!!!

Congrats Katarina... I know you love this one... We all do!

6/27/2007 6:41:54 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Katarina, big congratulations on your Second Place Win!

6/27/2007 10:46:42 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Glad this finally made it Katarina! Big congrats!

6/28/2007 2:45:50 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Woohoo! It finally won! Well deserved Katarina!!! Congrats :-)

6/28/2007 6:16:20 PM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Congratulations on a very well-deserved gold, Katarina!!

6/28/2007 8:41:16 PM

 
Wally Orlowsky
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Congratulations on this marvelous winner, Katarina!

6/29/2007 3:43:49 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Katarina

6/29/2007 12:27:42 PM

 
Paul  G  Slate
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Katarina this is inspiring!! what a great gallery you have! thanks for the comment on my pic!

7/20/2007 4:47:31 AM

 
Steven E. Ray
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Extraordinary gallery. It reeks with "graphic designer". Stock photo companies would love this material. Great capture on the fork... I would have never thought of that as a subject matter.

7/31/2007 2:10:34 AM

 
Indrajit Hajra

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Your gallery is an asset of this site. Simply no more words to praise. Each of your works are the masterpieces in their own appeal. Lovely Katarina.

8/4/2007 12:18:44 PM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Congratulations Katarina! Unique shot..nice use of the selective focus also.
Pat

8/26/2007 4:58:50 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Woops... Just came back to look at your shot... I forgot you made WINNER with it... I only said finalist in mine... I have to go change it...:)

9/17/2007 5:33:26 AM

 
Roger Fry
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Amazing photo !

Rog

9/28/2007 5:50:40 PM

 
Lee Canham
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all the amazings,excellents,outstandings and WOWS as above... and congratulations for this is out of this world...

3/4/2008 8:23:49 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Simply perfect! Congratulations Katarina!!!

4/24/2008 10:08:30 AM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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wow exciting pov

6/23/2008 12:12:27 AM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Congratulations!

2/7/2009 2:49:12 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Congratulations, Katarina, on having this photo selected for the SnapShot #408 BP newsletter as an example of close-up photography. Great job again!!

2/17/2009 3:47:06 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Your gallery is filled with amazing inspiration, Katarina!

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