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Well this is my first Macro, just playing around really... Actually, this is the 60mm lens. I had ordered it before I found my 100mm for a great price, but it was supposed to be backordered, but it showed up in 2 days :/ anyways, I was playing around with it til my real lens got here! :D The detail is spectacular though!

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Damn, I'm totally blown away by this, I'll respond to all comments, but thank you all for the Faves and the kind words!
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Given 2008-05-27
Ash by *MSJames Great detail in this one . A subject that is captured many times but rarely as good ! Thanks for sharing ! ( Featured by hellfirediva )

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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me want to smoke things. I'm guessing I'm taking away the wrong thing from this, but whatever. Perfect focus on the burning.
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MSJames Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
If you notice, there is a tiny little heart created by the resin of the cigarette, which is the irony of the whole piece! But thank you, that's my 100mm macro lens that did the real work! Thanks for the +fav :)
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I saw that...and someone had to hold the lens and frame the shot :p
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MSJames Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Your compliments are ironic, at best! :D
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're not ironic at all :stare: What does that mean?
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Just meant that it wanted to make you smoke something, which was not the point of the photo, even though I smoke!
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neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I figured you smoked, considering that's a more discerning cigarette than the basic shit (well, it looks nicer than a Virginia Slim this close...maybe). So what was the point of the photo, then? :eyes:
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MSJames Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
The heart in the resin is ironic in and of itself, for the pure fact that smoking will kill you!
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theultamentdragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
I can see a little heart on it ^^
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Indeed you do! Thanks for the +fav! :)
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theultamentdragon Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
No problem ^^
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Same-side Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011   Writer
Sideways heart, so unexpected. :)
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xToushirou-Kurosakix Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Writer
It's a great detailed photo but there's just one thing I want to ask, and this is going to sound like a stupid question but, what is it?
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
The end of a cigarette! :)
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MissSevenn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010   Photographer
You will be featured in my journal. :]

Beautiful shot.
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suedonym Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Hola, long time, no see. Probably don't remember I used to follow your free-verse closely. Was led back here today by "She makes me..." popping up on my random favorites. Ah, I love that poem...

Anyway, never took particular note of this photo before. Didn't know it was a DD. But I wanted to say that it's a nice pic technically but one almost anyone with a nice macro lens could take. It's the heart that's just on the verge of being burnt out of existence that makes all the difference. Statement, even if accidental.

It's kind of like a comment I got on a typical flower shot, when someone told me that it would have been nothing more than just another flower shot, if not for the title. I guess that's the kind of thing I'm trying to convey.

Probably heard the same thing a thousand times when you were famous for a day, huh? ;)
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emooo666 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
The heart gives it all so much amazingness!!!
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Thanks! :)
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Bethhy-May Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
I'm a huge fan of macro and the detail here is brilliant. ^^
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked it!
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Sakura-no-rana Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
great detail! nice idea, great photo
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked it! :)
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Sakura-no-rana Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
welcome! i did! and the little detail of the heart is so great! the love for a cigarette :)
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MSJames Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
Yeah it was a lucky shot for sure! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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psych478 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i really like this!
i think stylistically you pulled this off well, puting a black backdrop on it and such, good job on the dd too
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MSJames Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it so much! I got really lucky with the heart on there, after SO many shots. I used the black backdrop so it would show the smoke more, even though it's not the central focus of the shot, it still adds to the work.

Thanks again!
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xJ0R13x Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Hi! Your work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:
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MSJames Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it so well! :)
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xJ0R13x Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Haha, my pleasure (:
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XOwentzXO Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
just amazing stunning work!!!
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MSJames Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Thanks so much! :) Glad you liked it!
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XOwentzXO Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
no problem :)
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xJ0R13x Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
This is just amazing macro photography. I absolutely love it! :heart:
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
I'm glad you did, it was to my utmost fortune that I captured this shot! :)
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xJ0R13x Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Seems like it! I also love the little heart.. goes well with the photo. (:
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MSJames Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
That was exactly what I was talking about! It was most fortunate that I captured that shot!
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xJ0R13x Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Haha, amazingly, yes. I'd love to be able to capture a shot like that.

If you don't mind me asking, what type of camera do you use? O: I love the focus in this photo.
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MSJames Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
For this shot I was using a Canon 400D with a USM f2.8 macro lens.
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xJ0R13x Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Thanks, lol ^^
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
You're welcome :)
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ShadzXIII Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Student Digital Artist
A <3 on the cig.
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Thanks a bunch! :)
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ash--tray Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
This very much deserves the DD. Absolutely stunning. :)
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Thank you SO much for your support! :D
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BlackPeregrin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009   Photographer
Am I the only one who noticed the heart?
Great job.
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
Nope, not the only one ;) but one of the few!
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BlackPeregrin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009   Photographer
Photoshop, I assume?
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:iconmsjames:
MSJames Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
You assume incorrectly! ;) it was actually just shot as it is. It took several shots to get this, and I didn't even see it until I reviewed the shots. So it's all natural.
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BlackPeregrin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009   Photographer
Wow, that's amazing.
You are a very lucky person to get that, but above all, quite a talented photographer.
:)
Congrats.
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MSJames Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Thank you very much! Oh it was a lot of luck for sure!

Thank you very much for your kind words and support though! :)
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