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Fugi-mon's Theme

Fugi-mon's Theme
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Copyright: Pamela DG (fotofreak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 145 N: 421] (1763)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-15
Categories: Experimental, Macro
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm, @ ISO 200
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): E y e s, Long Eye Lashes of Trek L. members, Eyes! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-02-03 16:07
Viewed: 4084
Favorites: 8 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Well...I've decided to post this photo for Fugi-mon's (Mike Hodgson) theme.

This has definitely been one of the most difficult challenges I've ever had to do! I spent day after day, photo after photo, trying to get the right image!

I wasn't going to post it because I really hate my mascara! I need to buy a new one and it was coming out too thick. But I've tried and tried to mimick this image but I just can't get it to look the same.

This was taken in our laundry room, with the camera on the washing machine. I wanted my pupil to be really small, so I used a mini Maglite (a type of flashlight aimed right into my eye. I also held up a white piece of paper against my face so that you wouldn't see the rest of the room, but it ended up not showing up as white anyways!

**Post Pro**
- cropped the top and left side
- cloned out a few unwanted eyebrow hairs!
- dodging and burning
- in Selective Colour, I increased the black percentage
- Resized, sharpened and saved for web

deekay, tommy, Fisher, Dingo, lehaim1, dormoy, starkey666, zto, LCannon, tty007, DigiSpy, albreca, gren4, brosnea, MikiM, LuCho-Man, flashpoint has marked this note useful
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Pamela, this is absolutely beautiful. I am glad to be the first to comment on this because I am sure others will say the same! It makes me think of an ad for some make-up or contact lenses. you have incredible eyes and I can only imagine the challenge of taking such a close shot with this angle.
You get my vote for the picture, the composition and wonderful PP and also for the girl behind the picture ;-)

wow , c'est vraiment une magnifique photo . Félicitation.

My goodness the detail is excellent, one to be proud of.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-02-03 16:36]

Like a bird of prey looking into my screen,
mysterious, such a nice eye and surroundings, great shot, nice work from you, Pamela !

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  • tsumeb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 54 N: 279] (2204)
  • [2005-02-03 16:57]

I really love this photo. You have taken Mike's theme to a new level. The mascara is perfect. But the color is haunting. Very nice Pamela!

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  • tommy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 171 W: 0 N: 28] (202)
  • [2005-02-03 17:09]

This picture just about jumped at me when i was browsing, great picture!!!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2005-02-03 17:53]

The most original pic yet. WOW!!! You sure went through alot of trouble for this shot. LOL. I like the paper blocking our view of the nice clean room. :)
This is an excelent composition with great details. A 1000 points.


I love this one Pamela it is simply great. You have put a lot of work into this and it shows. Very sharp image. Well done, Paul

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2005-02-03 18:46]

Why didn't you simply remove the mascara, Pamela ;o) ? Anyway, I really admire the sharpness you achieved here. DoF is excellent, colour of the iris brilliant. Thanks for the maglite tip, didn't think of that... Not only did it work alright, but it ads a nice reflection too. TFS.

Great Shot!!! beautiful eyes you have. I would like to see the background lighter so your eyelashes stand out. anyways gread job. I love it!

simply superb!! very very sharp and nice POF!!! very very gooooooooooooooD!!!!!

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  • dormoy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 99] (499)
  • [2005-02-03 21:17]
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Wow !! What a great picture !
The main point of interest is well in focus. The composition and colour balance is well managed
Well done.

Incradible! I can't remember a macro clear as this one! Gee!!! And so precise! We need to touch is... to feel if it's real.. Congratulation for que Quality of this one!

Love the maskara Pamela it makes your eyelashes look very thick. The light creates a lot of depth in the eye, well done.

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 911 W: 122 N: 48] (254)
  • [2005-02-04 1:13]
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This is absoluty wonderfull Pamela, enchanting. Well wort the effort. I am glad youdecided to post it. Must be oe of the most beautifull eye pics i have see. Just stunning. The maglite you used was a briliant idea. The coulour of your eyes ae really enhanced that way. They look like amber, Wish i had eyes like yours ;-) As Hansa sad, like a bird of pray. This is so so beautifull.

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  • alagoa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1258 W: 97 N: 9] (0)
  • [2005-02-04 3:18]
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Looks great! It was hard work, but didn't you had fun? This was a photo that I also loved to do and had so much fun in the process :-) Yours looks great with good color contrasts and also very sharp. Good work!!

Excellent addition Pamela...well done.

This is a great shot Pamela!!
I did not read the others comments, so chances are I will say the same thing. You have posted a pic of your eye earlier, but this one is much better focussed. Your eye is beautiful, no doubt the other one has the same qualities... :) The color of the iris and the intensity of the stare remind me of a bird of prey... (Not ment as an insult, my favorite bird is the mighty bald eagle ;)) Really well done!

Bonjour pamela.
Beau cadrage de l'oeil, belle netteté et arrière plan très bien réussi.
belle photo
Hello pamela.
Beautiful framing of the eye, beautiful clearness and background very well successful
beautiful photograph

Brilliant shot, colours, exposure and composition are perfect. Well done.


Wow... Wow... Wow... This is really dedication to perfection!

Excellent shot ! The details are very incredible. Amazing shot! TFS

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  • marta (41)
  • [2005-02-04 11:36]

You did a great job.

Especially, I like the light and the color of the eye...Perspective is impressive.

Excellent work.


It gave me a shock. Wow, now that's a great photo of the eyelash. Great many things, including note, light on the center of the eye very good (good use of flashlight beam) and well use of the areas of black and a nice area of soft white in the lower right corner. Like your note too, hard project to complete. But you did it with a true great result!
Thanks for sharing indeed, Richard

You did it very well Pamela. Very great composition. The photo is very sharp and you did an excellent crop. Congratulation.

Hi Pamela, what a fantastic picture, the beams of the maglite look so great. Amazing work.
bye alex

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  • gren4 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 13 N: 24] (279)
  • [2005-04-06 6:32]

Great angle on the eye here making for a good composition and I especialy like the colour of your eye!

Hey Pam!
An interesting photo, and a very nice and crisp focus. The colour of the eye is splendid, and so is the blurry background. I like the way, you were able to make sure that the eye lashes, are sharp and clean.

Good job!

I have nothing more to say than "wow".. I put it in favorites !

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  • toni Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 32] (793)
  • [2005-07-07 6:50]

Un trés joli détail, avec un excellent cadrage.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2005-09-09 14:51]

Well Done Pamela.

Perfect shot, worth to work hard for it :) Very impressive light in your pupil and eyelashes looks perfect. Great job..

I'm a kind of speechless. It's amazing. I can read your eye. Great, really great.

Nice closeup and wonderful light, great shot!!

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  • Lix Gold Star Critiquer [C: 73 W: 0 N: 7] (193)
  • [2007-01-08 11:08]

Hi Pamela
wonderful shot, your work is great, well done


Hi Pamela!
great shot! nice focus and good colors.
The composition is well managed and good depth of feild.

well done.

this is the most beautyful eye I ever seen on TL, so focus and detail and also the lighting very natural.
but I dont like the PS work here, its more beautyful if you not give a gradation black under her eye.

AWESOME! Congratulations:D

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