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Copyright: Tjutjut Bramantoro (tjutjut) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1674 W: 84 N: 3397] (16220)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-17
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S VR Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Macro
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-16 20:10
Viewed: 1725
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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Too early in the office . . not much to do, then arranging used coins . . captured and composed . .

These are Indonesian coins . . 500 rupiah or equivalent of US$ 5 cent

This is my first shot with D300 . . Just got it yesterday afternoon . .

Add frame and rezie, no color adjustment . .

Thank you for viewing it


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To boonie: Thank you Dantjutjut 2 01-21 07:33
To jokiedokie: Perfect camera for youtjutjut 1 01-17 15:48
To Kilted-Arab: Hi Richardtjutjut 1 01-17 15:29
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You should have spent those coins on a Canon!! ;-)

Nice Macro, well composed, the frame matches the shot - maybe could be a little sharper on the standing coin? Nice image, nonetheless - congrats!

Oh, and good luck with that Nikon thing...urgh... ;-)

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-01-16 21:01]

Hi Tjutjut

Not bad, you bring a D300 to the office and can start shooting, and such a good camera it is.

Good pov and composition for this simple shot. Sharp as justice for the 105mm. Perhaps I would try a colorful BG for a change to add some contrast.

Nice work. TFS

hi tjutjut, congrats on the new camera, good close up, nicely placed coins with a good composition and clarity,
well done,
thanks, scott

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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-01-16 22:20]

Hi Tjut,

the rightmost coin was correctly positioned, proudly showing the garuda, the national emblem. uang eceran dari beli kamera baru, ya...? hahahaha. just kidding.

simple subject & nice shot


haha you get the most effective shots when you are just plaing around. I like the simplicity. well done. How do you like you're new cam? my husband told me that he intent to bye a D300 to for me, so i like to hear you're experience. kind regards Joke

Hi Bro,
Huhuhuuh...yang dinanti2 dah pun tiba bro..congratulation on your new gear..gmana hasilnya bro?...memuaskan ya..saya juga mau beli kamera ni bro..saya sudah lihat kehibatannya..dan juga kamera ni di anugrahkan "Camera Of The Year 2007 - http://www.popphoto.com/cameras/4857/camera-of-the-year-2007-nikon-d300.html"...hasil photo ni sungguh memuaskan...Good shot bro..


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2008-01-17 0:43]

hi Tjutjut,
congratulations for your first shot with D300.Great compo.Beautiful frame.TFS.Necla.:)later.

Hello Tjutjut

How are you?

THis is a very nice composition. I like the way you have arranged the coins for this photo. Great macro exposure, focus and DOF used. Well done!


Hello Tjutjut,
Good and original work at office ;-) Well think and well done with great camera.
Bravo and TFS,

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-01-17 1:05]

Hi Tjutjut
So simple so beautiful.
Gr Jos

Hello My dear friend

No matter where we are, so long as we have the camera we can always find something interesting to shoot.

Lovely capture here, nicely arranged and balanced image with excellent DOF and lighting. big congratulations on the new toy :-)

TFS regards Helen

definition is so good here.. my compliments.. details of this coin on the right is excellent!! really alive!! simply and effective!! my compliments
ciao Marco

Good simplicity here Tjutjut. Well done on the idea and the lighting. Great macro!
well taken.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-01-17 2:39]

Hi Tjutjut,
With little we can make splendid photograph. Great composition and perfect light who give some shadow. Great close-up and congratulation for your new acquisition :)

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-01-17 3:11]

Well for a first shot you have a great one Tjutjut. Super use of the light and the detail on the coins is just awesome. I can read the information and the year even. Great composition , simple but very interesting. Well done.

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  • AJ786 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 743 W: 57 N: 1045] (6681)
  • [2008-01-17 3:48]

Hi bang,

Congrats on the D300..how is it bang..seronok tak with the new camera? Hehehe..anywal a very simple image but with a powerful composition and amazing details and POV. Love the shadows of the coins



Hi Tjutjut

congrats on new D300 and great simple bur effective first closeup

good composition and pov
very good frame...


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-01-17 6:00]

Another superb composition and a most original idea! Excellent details and textures.
One question from the curious here: what do your office mates think when they see you doing things like this? My friends roll their eyes!

Don't listen to Richard, congratulations on your D 300 and welcome to the club. I still haven't finished reading the manual, but what fun. The D 300 is Popular Photography's camera of the year. They didn't select the new Canon. Take that Richard!
My most recent posting is the same combination - D 300 with the 105 Macro attached.
Can't wait to see more of your postings with your new toy.


Hola Tjutjut,

Excelente composición y original, me gusta mucho la simplicidad de la imagen pero con un resultado encantador. Buen trabajo.



hello tjutjut!
excellent macro shot, wonderful sharpness and great composition.

Beautiful Still Life.

Hello my dear friend !)

Great shot ! Excellent sharpness and light ! Fortunately for us you arrived too early at work :) Is rupiah the same money as in India ?
Good job !
Best wishes

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2008-01-17 15:18]

Hi Tjutjut

Good repetition of the coins, in this superb b&w image. Exellent tonal range & sharpness. Tfs!

Salam Bro Tjutjut

Nice shots bro.... sweet and simple... congrats

Amri HMS

Helo mas...
wahhh... kamera baru nih rupanya, tapi kenapa yang di photo hanya uang ? hehehe, kamera baru harus bisa menghasilkan uang ya maksudnya hahahaha,

kumpul lagi yuu, tapi ganti situasi dong, jangan di caffe terus nih, mungkin kita bisa kumpul di kebun raya atau dimana... gitu, sekalian bawa kamera kita dan kita photo2. soalnya aku liat kegiatan anggota TL dari brunai kayanya mereka sering kumpul trus shot bareng, asik juga tuh. sekalian kita diskusi hasih jepretannya langsung.
taman safari, kebun raya, kebun binatang atau taman mini, tempatnya kayanya cocok untuk hunting photo kan ?
gimana ?


congrats on your new gear my friend, an excellent camera it is, as presented on this image sharp and detailed with a very fine DOF.good artistic composition.
regards from Dubai..........andres

Una buena imagen con una nitidez muy buena, gran idea y composicion, felicitaciones- TFS


Hello Tjutjut.
First, congratulation with your new camera. Keep shooting.!
This coins, it this al what you got back as changed money, when paying for the camera ? haha
long time agao I collected coins too, now only 100 euro bills have my interest. haha
Regards from Jan

Hi Tjutjut,
A very nice impresion of a "simple" object: coins. The focus onthe vertical coin is perfect and the lack of sharpness in depth of the other coins makes it an interesting picture.
The presentation is superb, job well done my friend.

N.B. Congratulations with your D300, you did spent your money well! Don't listen to that Kilted-C*n*n lunatic, apparantly he had again a Heineken too much :-)

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-01-19 4:00]

Selamat pagi Tjut,cantic detail dan composisi,bagus job!
Banyak sehat2 ya pak.

Hi Tjutjut, Congratulations on your new camera, it will show many more great photos for us trekers for sure. The simplicity and sharpness came out well on this photograph. Will be keen to see many more. TFS Murray.
PS Just checked the Nikon 300on the comparison and it looks surprisingly like the Canon now. TFS. Murray.

Hello Tjutjut,
Congrats on new camera.
Beautiful shot, and nice details. TFS

Hi Tjutjut,
Good idea,nice close up.
Best regards,

splendide composition originale avec un excellent contraste
belle présentation
bon travail



Hi Tjutjut,

A first shot, then you have a lot to discover.
Great idea to shoot some coins - when on holiday I always keep some coins as a souvenir, but why not make a picture?
Lovely work and idea.


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