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:trophy: I am so honored to have received a DD on this :love:

Macro bubbles.

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Edits made in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Lightroom II.


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Canon Rebel XTi/400D
60mm Macro Lens
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-10-06
Suggester wrote: "The colors, depth, and bokeh of Dark Bubbles by =jvrichardson are exquisitely beautiful!" ( Suggested by XenoPhotography and Featured by dandelgrosso )
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I find this picture really striking and beautiful, indeed the colours fake the effect of bubbles, which resemble pebbles. Its feeling is one of utmost smoothness and the dark tones instead of glooming it, they make it stand out even more. And that is indeed a great thing.
However I must admit that I find myself a little unhappy about how the blur seems to change so suddenly. At the bottom and top is very intense while in the middle isn't really present: particularly, I think the one at the top is too much. The light specks are so detailed, while the bubbles not even visible.
Overall, it is outstanding and hits the eye; I had to stare at it for a while before noticing what actually made me slightly frown.
Congratulations on the DD and a big thumbsup from me. Originality is 4 because let's face it, bubbles are everwhere; it's not at 3 as initially wanted it to, because they really do seem pebbles and that is not so common.

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The Artist thought this was FAIR
5 out of 5 deviants thought this was fair.

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Bubbles. This deviation from the works of =jvrichardson is nothing more, nothing less, than a bunch of water bubbles.

It's the sort of thing that, by itself, forms something bland and uninteresting - you don't take a bowl of water, trickle in a few drops of soap, blow bubbles in it with a straw and call that a piece of art. Yet this is is: the artist here has managed to do one thing that a lot of artists will likely try at some point, and probably fail to do; take something that by itself wakes absolutely no real fascination or brilliance, and turn it into something that just makes you stop and look - maybe even think - just for the moment.

A meaning behind it you might find if you absolutely insist on trying hard enough, but regardless of whether one or not one can actually be bothered to do so, the fact still remains that this here is something grudgingly ordinary turned into something interesting and beautiful.

And that, all by itself, is art.
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8 out of 11 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconjkamrath:
JKamrath Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Very cool. :D
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconjkamrath:
JKamrath Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Sure. :)
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:iconbananasprinkles:
bananasprinkles Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Stunning.
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconbananasprinkles:
bananasprinkles Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
No problem!
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:iconheyitscameron:
heyitsCameron Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
may i use this as a background on my blog?
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Unfortunately this photograph is not available for download/free use at this time. Usually backgrounds with super high contrast like this one make it difficult to choose a font that everyone can read, at least I always have a hard time with it :) This one was going to be a background of mine but I never liked any font colors on top of it.

I appreciate your interest though :heart:
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heyitsCameron Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh ok
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ShiguneMatsui297 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
I love bubbles, especially when I pop them!
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
:D
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
:iconshtrumphx: has featured this photograph here.
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:icontanzchai:
Tanzchai Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
=D I love this is had a really fun feel to it. I like the way the light works and bounces from everything. The mix of focus and slight blurring adds to it all =)
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconthetanforever:
thetanforever Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. :)
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Thank you :)
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
=Segnoz has featured this photo here.
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:iconstrikethecamera:
Strikethecamera Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
This image has been featured here [link] :#1:
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Thank you :D
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:icondusknigt:
Dusknigt Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! This deviation has been featured here [link] !
Remember, :+favlove: the article so more people can see it ! :la:
Congratulations!! Have a nice day!! ^^;
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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:iconwolverinegurl:
wolverinegurl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
I really like that,those bubbles are so intresting.and i love the colors!
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Thank you :)
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:icongarnetkate:
GarnetKate Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010   Photographer
I like your unique take on a macro bubbles picture. It certainly shakes things up from the norm a bit!. Thanks for sharing it, and thanks for your help over on devthumbshare. Also I've featured this in my journal :D
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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:iconloriele:
Loriele Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Hi- this pic has been featured here: [link] Please :+fav: the article to help yourself get seen, and don't forget to check out all the other great pics :D
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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Glasperlenspielerin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Hi there, I felt you deserve a spot in the contest-winners-feature as your entry really impressed me. Itís nothing official (Iím just a participant like you) but it felt like the right thing to do: [link]
:)
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
I am honored, thanks for the feature!
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:iconzezkah:
Zezkah Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Awesome bubbles. I've never seen them like that before. xD
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Thank you
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:icona-teinna:
A-teinna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010   Photographer
you've been featured in my journal [link]
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Thank you :heart:
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:icona-teinna:
A-teinna Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010   Photographer
my pleasure
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:icongohex:
GoheX Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant, mate =D
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
:iconnightemissary: has featured this photograph in the news article the best from 09
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
:iconsignmeupscotty: is holding the December Mini Contest - Bokeh, and this photograph is a participant!
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:iconlady-rincatshi:
Lady-rincatshi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
beautiful

i like it
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:iconsetmyfriendsonfire27:
BUBBLES!!!
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:icondolore:
Dolore Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Delicate!
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RebekaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats, this piece has been featured here: [link]
Please visit the article and fave it (by clicking the green heart at the top left). Also, please support the deviant art community by giving out a few faves and comments to your fellow artists! Thanks for being a great addition.
-Bekki
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
:iconrebeka-anne: has featured this photograph in the news article Known and Unknown Artists - Black And White
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:icondominikaaniola:
DominikaAniola Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Congrats on DD. :)
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:iconidioticemoisyle:
idioticemoisyle Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
looks like fish's eggs XD
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:iconwubbiesu3:
Wubbiesu3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Student General Artist
...-eye twitces- I wanna pop one....-twitch-

they look awesome though and kinda hurts my eyes on the blurr but that always happens.

hmmn...now lemme go make a bubble to pop.
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:iconwilsoninc:
wilsoninc Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
is it saliva ? XD
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:iconjvrichardson:
jvrichardson Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Nope, they are regular dish soap bubbles :D
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:iconwilsoninc:
wilsoninc Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
hehe k, i remember watching saliva on a microscope and looked like that :P
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November 3, 2008
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Sep 30, 2008, 8:31:05 AM
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