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  #83 Circle
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Neocube       ©2010 f_otto
Panasonic DMC-FS3       1st place, 154 points
1/160s, f8, ISO 100, 35mm, Landscape, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: None entered       Extra Info: Magnetic balls
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Jul 18, 2010
    I missed this challenge completely but I sure am enjoying this image on the front page of the challenge site. This is really a great shot!

Jul 7, 2010
    Congratulations, a fine shot.

Jul 6, 2010
    Congratulations, I did like thisone. Very attractive shot - but that might only be the metal plate in my head :-)

Jul 6, 2010
    It is a fine day, thanks for everything.

Jul 6, 2010
    I am intrigued by the use of magnetic balls to create such a scene. Kudos to you.

Jade O.
Jul 5, 2010
    My No. 1 pick. Had all the hallmarks of the artist that is f_otto. Good to see you back again.

Jul 5, 2010
    Well done! It's a really striking shot that deserved to do well.

Jul 5, 2010
    nice job!

Jul 5, 2010
    Congratulations! I am happy to see this win. It was high on my list. The top three choices are always difficult, but this one was right there from the beginning.

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Jul 5, 2010
    Wonderful idea! I see hundreds of circles in this picture.
The background is a little bit distracting - pure sky could probably have been nicer? But I must not complain about that. I have a background like this in every third shot :-)
Very cool effect of the light reflections. Very high in my favorites.

Jul 5, 2010
    Very 007 like. The circle theme is hard to ignore here. A top 3 shot for me.

Jul 5, 2010
    this reminds of a nature programme of how other animals see the world.
there does not appear to have an point of focus but with the central image out of focus draws the eye to the edge
nice capture

Jul 5, 2010
    Wow...I like this effect!...It's a pity for the background...It's totally inexpressive for me...But I like it very much!

Jul 3, 2010
    great imaginative photo. where'd you find all the magnetic balls. i only wish you had got focus on the view also and use a program to merge the two. still in my top five. good luck. el

Jul 3, 2010
    Nice composition being a little off center.
The many magnetic balls are a magnet to the viewers eyes.
I don't much like the branch in the scene so I might have cloned it out or moved.

Jul 3, 2010
    Good instincts, Mepo and thank you :))

Jul 3, 2010
    Interesting interpretation of the theme and very nice use of light to direct attention into the distance. For me a compelling shot and a favorite.

Jul 2, 2010
    I can't imagine where you would find a photo like this. It's perfectly taken - The blurred landscape draws me in - and emphasizes the the clarity of the magnetic balls that frame it.

Jul 2, 2010
    One of my first picks. It is so unusual and innovative. I first thought this may be in the gloaming but I'm making a wild guess that it is f_otto . Hope you will take that as a compliment if I'm wrong.
Edited on Jul 4, 2010

Jul 2, 2010
    I really like this shot. Will be clearly in top few I think. For F8 the DOF seems quite shallow. I wonder about the landscape at the end and how that could be made more interesting. Not sure I have any great suggestions for it, but something exciting there (a face perhaps) would really make this more special.

Jade O.
Jul 1, 2010
    I love it! My no. 1. (I think the thumbnail looks even better because the full size image doesn't quite fit my monitor - that sometimes hurts in the voting I think.)

Jul 1, 2010
    I think it would have taken a composite of two shots to get both the scene and balls in focus - so hard call to choose one!I like the twist effect that draws you into the scene
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