Posted by Céline Ruffino (New York, United States) on 27 January 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

One dollar bill.
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Mimosa from Kedah, Malaysia

A well tone close-up shot!

27 Jan 2011 7:08am

@Mimosa: Thank you : )

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow, you got almost a 3D-effect
great work

27 Jan 2011 7:13am

@Roman: Thank you : )

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

fabulous close-up

27 Jan 2011 7:30am

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✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

What agreat idea! Supeb detail and composition.

27 Jan 2011 7:37am

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KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

yes, nice etching work and nice capture...

27 Jan 2011 7:47am

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Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Incredible macro makes it look like crochet art. Superb capture.

27 Jan 2011 8:02am

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marci from in, Morocco

pushing the limits - incredible macro!

27 Jan 2011 8:17am

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Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Génial ce gros plan sur ce billet. Superbe graphisme. Bonne journée.

27 Jan 2011 8:26am

@Tede: Merci : )

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Oh wow, incredible details! A fascinating 'portrait'!

27 Jan 2011 8:52am

@MadScientist: Thank you : )

Kala from United States

Excellent details. What a creative shot.

27 Jan 2011 9:10am

@Kala: Thank you : )

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I'd recognize those eyes anywhere ! Neat impact shot.

27 Jan 2011 9:51am

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Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Amazing macro and such an original capture. What would those eyes be thinking now?!

27 Jan 2011 11:08am

@Stephen: Thank you : )

Tomix from landerneau, France

une photo qui a son prix!! superbe idée et bien réalisé!

27 Jan 2011 11:42am

@Tomix: Merci : )

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Look out for the FBI;-))))) Wonderful Céline!

27 Jan 2011 11:48am

@Richard Geven: Thank you : ) I checked if it was legal to photograph bills before doing it ; )

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Great macro!!

27 Jan 2011 11:51am

@kitty: Thank you : )

parisa from shiraz, Iran

great texture n good macro what is this?

27 Jan 2011 12:02pm

@parisa: Thank you : ) The answer is always below the photo ; )

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

I think George has a disapproving look to him! Super details in this macro! Well done Celine! ;-)

27 Jan 2011 1:54pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you : )

Reed from St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Nice macro, Céline, but I have to ask if the dollar bill was sitting flat on a table, or was it slightly curved? If it was flat, did you apply a tilt/shift effect to the image in post? It just seems odd to me that the middle third is perfectly in focus but the thirds above and below are slightly out of focus. I know with my macro lens, it is really hard to get a totally in focus macro photograph unless all the points you want in focus are on the same plane or you use a really tiny f-stop, like f25, which causes it's own issues.

This image does indeed have plenty of impact and is immediately recognizable for what it is - after all, most Americans gaze into these eyes, however briefly, many times during their lives.

27 Jan 2011 2:37pm

@Reed: Thank you : ) You have a great eye ! yes, the photo was entirely in focus and I applied a tilt-shift effect ; )

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ha, a smart and beautiful macro! You are so clever, Céline.

27 Jan 2011 4:28pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you : )

brine from valence, France

Un regard qui vaut de l'or, dis donc...
En tout cas, une très belle macro d'une netteté remarquable ! Tout un symbole de l'Amérique... belle journée à toi

27 Jan 2011 4:39pm

@brine: Merci : )

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Tired eyes!

27 Jan 2011 5:26pm

@Marilla: : )

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Very nice portrait.. I see that you have followed the appropriate rules and focused on the eyes :D

27 Jan 2011 6:05pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: Thank you : ) Exactly ! it's difficult to avoid these cardinal rules ; )

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

strange effect!!!

27 Jan 2011 6:23pm

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ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

WOW! another amazing shot from one of the best photographers in aminus3, : )))

27 Jan 2011 6:27pm

@ORBIT: Thank you : )

Marianne from Denmark

Nice portrait! Different and unique...

27 Jan 2011 8:36pm

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

An interesting close shot

27 Jan 2011 9:26pm

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frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice ......I like it.........

27 Jan 2011 11:13pm

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Gary from Cochise County, United States

Very clever. It really came out well.

27 Jan 2011 11:16pm

@Gary: Thank you : )

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Bravo this is so well done !

28 Jan 2011 12:50am

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Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

Everyone keeps saying macro, but is this really macro, or micro? the 3D look is great!

28 Jan 2011 12:59am

@Christine Walsh: Thank you : ) The mp-e 65mm lens is between macro and micro ; )

kyungmee from United States


28 Jan 2011 1:17am

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daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Oh fantastic! excellent work Celine!!!

28 Jan 2011 11:15am

@daniela scharnowski: Thank you : )

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Je suis impressionnée par la qualité des détails, bravo !!

28 Jan 2011 1:54pm

@Lilly: Merci : )

Anita Pena from Bretagne, France

Quelle belle idée et les détails sont super top

29 Jan 2011 10:23am

@Anita Pena: Merci : )

Je@n-M@rc from Nancy, France

Génial !! Je vais pouvoir commencer à graver ma plaque de contrefaçon ... Belle définition

29 Jan 2011 11:48am

@Je@n-M@rc: Merci : ) Je ne veux pas etre accusee de complicite ; )

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Love what you did there, from the tones to the piercing mean look. Really really nice honey

29 Jan 2011 4:41pm

@LoulouPix: Thank you : )

S. Fann from Seoul, South Korea

dollars and cents count HA artsy piece of work :)

31 Jan 2011 6:39pm

@S. Fann: Thank you : )


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