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sandiwhi
 
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112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:12 pm


Thanks to you all for contributing so many fabulous entries! I couldn’t have gotten better examples of macros to motivate me to use my new macro lens, if I’d purchased a copy of Macro for Dummies (not sure there is one)! I’ve been in “contest manager hell” trying to narrow down the field to the winners, having started out with TWENTY-SIX finalists! Each one of those photos could easily have been the winner. You are some wonderful artists… Pbasers!

Struggling to decide the winners, I'm including 8 runners up that I feel must get recognition for their wonderful entries.

Here are the final results, and I’m only sorry I can’t include all 26 finalists!

Noel Saratan
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Love the simplicity here, and the incredibly sharp details. Must be viewed in original size to appreciate it properly.

Stuart Clarke
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Sharp and great color capture of this pretty snake and surrounding foliage, and a beautiful use of dof, bringing it right out of the photo towards us.

Susanne Schroeder
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So many droplets captured to make a beautiful composition, right down to the last little droplet and it's reflection.

Markus Grompe
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Fabulous dof and subtle colors in a beautifully composed shot.

Sayer
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Wonderful close look at this prehistoric creature... sharp and great tonality in the skin and details in it's pretty eye.

David Pitcher
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Beautiful example of an artistic use of macro to create abstract art... as a pedal becomes an ocean wave.

David Kinahan
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Just the kind of artistic dof that attracts me to macro work. Beautiful and subtle.

Bud
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See this one in it's original size, to enjoy the up close beauty of an ordinary fly. Those are some incredible eyes!

AND NOW... THE WINNERS

THIRD PLACE - GP Merfeld
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This capture exemplifies what I like best about artistic use of macro. A wonderfully eye-pleasing composition with a water drop that's tack sharp and a beautiful dof.

SECOND PLACE - Lien Vu
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Fell in love with this little critter at first glance. What a face and an amazing capture by Lien.

FIRST PLACE - Jeff Waldorf
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Amazing capture, that is tack sharp, right down to it's sweet little toes, beautifully composed with a wonderful bokeh. Jeff has captured one of my favorite animals, that's welfare is so closely linked to our own... perched perfectly on a beautiful seed pod. Must view this wonderful pic in it's original size, to appreciate all the details!

Thanks again for the wonderful entries everyone, and I pass the baton to you, Jeff. Enjoy!
Sandi
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gillk
 
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Re: WINNERS - 112th Show and Tell Contest

Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:12 pm


Congrats Jeff and to Sandi for choosing a wonderful selection of winners.

eko5
 
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Re: WINNERS - 112th Show and Tell Contest

Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:00 pm


Congrat's every one...
:=))

steve_nelson
 
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Re: WINNERS - 112th Show and Tell Contest

Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:45 pm


Wonderful work guys!

Congrats to all the finalists!

jwaldorff
 
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Re: 112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:02 pm


Thank you, Sandi!
These are all great macros – congrats to everyone! It must have been very difficult for Sandi to choose a winner… I’m honored (and a little surprised) to win! :D

BTW – The frog is not sitting on a seed pod; he’s sitting on a Bishop Chess piece – hence the title “Checkmate!” ;-)

irislynx
 
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Re: 112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:19 pm


Congrats everyone! :D

davidkinahan
 
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Re: 112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:20 am


Congrats to everyone, and thanks for the honorable!!!

gpmerfeld
 
Posts: 233

Re: 112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:58 am


So many great images in this category!... Congrats to everyone, and a big thank you, Sandi, for including me... :~)

bclaypole
 
Posts: 410

Re: 112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:23 am


Great selections - all very rich in colour.


cits_4_pets
 
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Location: Walnut Creek, CA

Re: 112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:31 am


Great shots! Congrats to all the winners and HM. Wish I could get a macro lens for my point & shoot! VEry nice work ya'll
Flo
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millagios
 
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Re: 112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:51 pm


What a fabulous challange with some stunning entries.
Congratulations to all of the participants and one big bravo to Jeff Waldorf, the winning photo is certainly a favorite of mine for many, many months.

terrybowker
 
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Re: 112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 7:50 pm


Congratulations to Jeff! Wonderful shots among all of the final picks; really fun subject matter. Thanks to Sandi for doing such an outstanding job!

Cheers,

Terry

hiero
 
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Re: 112th Show & Tell Competition: Macro - WINNER

Post Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:10 pm


Great work all, and thanks Sandi for being our host!
Jeroen Bosman, glad to be on Pbase
http://www.pbase.com/hiero


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