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Old Feb 7, 2008, 4:44 PM   #11
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Hi Harriet,

This is a fine shot -- by anyones standards -- and this was obviously recognized by the powers that be

Nicely done!

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Old Feb 7, 2008, 5:38 PM   #12
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Way to go Harriet!! Hope you do it again and again!

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Old Feb 7, 2008, 6:01 PM   #13
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Awesome shot Harriet. Well, well done and congratulations

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Old Feb 7, 2008, 6:11 PM   #14
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Well done, Harriet!

I think yours is the second POTD this week taken with a K10D. I think I saw that the one for Feb 5th was also taken with a K10D - but I like yours better.
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Old Feb 7, 2008, 6:14 PM   #15
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Good job on a fascinating image. Keep it up.

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Old Feb 7, 2008, 7:41 PM   #16
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Congrats and well deserved

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Old Feb 7, 2008, 8:11 PM   #17
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Keep up the good work Harriet, Spring is almost here - Bruce
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Old Feb 7, 2008, 8:33 PM   #18
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Fantastic macro! Well-deserved POTD.

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Old Feb 7, 2008, 9:40 PM   #19
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Thank you, one and all! I'll try not to get a swelled head about the POD selection, but I'll admit I'm really jazzed.

The picture is almost a 100% crop - I didn't reduce it all that much. I used the Vivitar 105 macro lens and it was set at close to 1:1 - I think it was somewhere around 1:1.5. I used the on-board flash so it wasn't 1:1 (the lens is too long to allow you to use the flash with it fully extended).

It was also a case of practice - it had rained a week or twobefore and I had gone out with the K100 to take raindrop pictures. It was while I was having elbow problems so had limited myself to the K100 only. When I looked at the pictures on the computer monitor I was rather disappointed - I really wanted more pixels so I could crop closer. When we had the second storm, I made a point of grabbing the K10.

I'm sure my neighbors must have thought I was crazy, I was sitting on a small rock, squeezed between the front porch and a border plant right in front of it, pointing a rather long lens toward small leaves and the otherwise unseen spider web. But the results were worth it.

I've been playing with off-camera wireless flash the last couple of days - I'd like to take one of these again with it because then I could get even closer.This series of pictures alsogot me thinking about buying aTC - I'd also like to get abit more magnification butnot to get any closer (I'd knock off the drops).That's one of the main reasons I've been followingdiscussions aboutthevarious TCs that are on the market. I know -here I take a really good picture and I'm thinking of ways to take a better one. But that's part of the fun of photography for me!
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Old Feb 7, 2008, 10:40 PM   #20
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Let me add to the congratulations Harriet. Maybe we should take a month and all submit our best shots to the POD and dominate the board with Pentax cameras.

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