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Magic of Light

Magic of Light
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Copyright: Ekaterina N A (katya534) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 687 W: 38 N: 117] (5592)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11
Categories: Nature
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Roses II, 50-59 points- Part 6, evvka's favorite from TL#1, Droplets II, 70 points et plus !, 80-89 points (II), Flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-07 18:57
Viewed: 4634
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 86
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I am back to drops and flowers. :)

*** PP: crop and frame (made it especially large because I think this photo is viewed better on black background) ***
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Delightful. Cranberries come to mind.

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  • WIN Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 12 N: 64] (1510)
  • [2005-11-07 19:22]
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Beautiful photo with nice presentation.
Well done! :)


As I scanned the gallery, I already knew that this one was from you ;o)
What a technique!

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2005-11-07 20:04]
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Hi Ekaterina ,
Very Nice choice of frame for this very nice phot. I like the shape of the water drop with the light and the reflections. Well done.

Hi Ekaterina,

Wonderful capture!! Nice selection as background. Yes it is very nice on black background. TFS.


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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-11-08 3:59]
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Hi Ekaterina,
A woderful elegant captured. Superb image...


POOF. What a fantastic shot. Amazing with this colors.

I am back to drops: Well then I drop a few points

wow. This is one of the best water drop photos in your gallery in my opinion. Very sharp and the composition is very good. Nice deep red also. Very nice !JP

It's nice to see! Delicate as water and flower could be! And the tones are richs in nice nuances of shadows and light!

Hi Ekaterina,
yes, you're right, the brilliance of the drops is staying and falling with the light.
You had a phantastic light to give the drops this shining and together with the black BG it's a littly mystic. Wonderful. Also excellent sharpness. Waterdrops can be so phascinating, I also love to make shots of drops. Thanks for sharing, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-11-08 12:50]
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ola Ekaterina!
macro muito bem conseguida, com um bom crop e uma boa textura.as gotas ficaram com uma grande definição e as cores fantasticas.
Bom trabalho!

bonsoir ekaterina
surprenant et magnifique,bravo.

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  • jafsc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 47 N: 88] (4688)
  • [2005-11-09 4:01]
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Hello Ekaterina, yes your drops and flowers are wonderful. And here I agree with you, light is magic and better when transparencies and red are not so far:) Bravo!
José A.

Indeed bautiful and magical.
Great image Ekaterina. beautiful colours and very good presentations


Take are, Stef :))

Hi Katya,
So pretty, so fresh! I can only wish that one day I could produce something like this image of yours.

B R A V O!!


Hi Ekaterina.
Beautiful composition.Perfect...

Hi Katya,

Fantastic shot wonderful detail and the DOF is perfect nice framing to top it all over simpky brilliant

regards kruger

What a beatiful gallery you have, Katya..
this one is so pretty. I tried something like this a while ago, but it didn't turn out as beautiful as yours...the light in your pictures is excellent, which is so important for macro shots...and you did wonderful!

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 75 N: 80] (1764)
  • [2005-11-23 17:30]
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Great shot, Ekaterina. I like the out of focus / a little bit blur effect. Beautiful colors and lighting. Well done. :D

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  • joker Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 81 W: 17 N: 45] (889)
  • [2005-12-01 5:35]
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Sorry for not been commenting so far, a hot office season I have now :) But off we go!
Truly, I think this is the best flowers&droplets combination I've seen. I do not know how but here you managed to make them interact! I mean, here if you look at the sharp diagonal, the bright strokes (what was it, btw?) create a movement illusion but the droplets stay still. The logical reason of this is the petals' texture that holds them. So I think here you created an illusion of moving still life and this triggers the other ways of perception.
And the deep red is absolutely gorgeous.
Double molodets! :)

Perfect shot and frame .. no better choice than this!
greens later

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  • Nina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 132 W: 69 N: 14] (1249)
  • [2005-12-31 22:58]
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Katja, let me add my little note to say how much I enjoyed this one. Pure delight!

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  • rca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 94 W: 3 N: 1] (492)
  • [2006-01-08 10:52]

fine color and good details - good shot

Nice droplets! Good detail and color, interesting angle.
Great Job!

Mesmerizing macro work. You chose a very effective DOF here. Beautiful piece!!

Excellent DoF.
Bonne journée.

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  • Phere Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 1 N: 2] (52)
  • [2006-02-12 10:56]
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Amazing. What a sharpness! Nice colours. I like this play of lights

wow, nice photo. good sharpness ale colour!


It must be a magic because I feel charmed by this photo. Amazing shot, grat colors and contrast between frame and photo. I like it very much


Hi Ekaterina
Wovvv Perfect shooting.Ver nice water drops.
Very nice color. I like red.
Well done.


i've decided to take a look at your gallery and this shot amongst many came to me and I just had to critique it! this is just an awesome capture of clarity, colour, and depth!

Keep up the good work
ps. back with points tomorrow

Wonderful macro! Love those drops and light effect.

I like this a lot, Ektarina. The light and composition are stellar. The droplets of water are great, too. I'm not sure if I like the limited DoF, or would prefer a bit more. There is something interesting about looking into the photo to wee the focus change, but, at the same time, it takes me away from the subject and think about the technique.

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  • LegaL Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 23 W: 2 N: 11] (1336)
  • [2006-07-26 7:28]

Oh! what a macro. i will add my favorite.

Best regards,

hi Ekaterina,
brilliant texture and image focus here. Excellent image clarity.

Well done and best regards, Daniel

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  • sebak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 131 W: 12 N: 25] (433)
  • [2007-01-21 12:26]


a very great picture! I like it because of the colors and the sharpness! Well done


Hi, Katya.
Stunning! The water drops look so delicate and the red is so beautiful. Sharpness is just great. Awesome black & red contrast. Good use of light. Very well done. TFS (",)

Hi KAtya, very nice pic. Like the effect of the flash/light in each drop. Very effective comp.

Hi Ekaterina...
You have very good photo skills, this one is a great macro, and the colour is so vibrant. Background offsets the photo very positively - By the way, I did appreciate your comment earlier today regarding the "partially dressed" lady. Yes, certain photos should not be posted :) Ursula

red and water...i love your style...it say me so much...(my english isn´t so good..excuse me)

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-03-15 0:04]

Great macro nice details and colours good frame

I wish i could write critique on your all photos but I just cant,, i m too busy:(
Light is the key here.. simply mindblowing work
Now you are my fav. artist..i m adding you.
thanks for sharing

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