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Still Life with Flowers and Fish
Still Life with Flowers and Fish
MaryO


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still Life With Motion II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Flowers and Bugs
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Springfield, VA
Date: Jun 30, 2013
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2013

Creative title, isn't it? I spent hours trying to get a bee or butterfly near the flowers (and it was HOT out there today) but no luck. So I went to the pet store and got a couple of little goldfish and tried again. Still not entirely happy with the result, but am very happy to have the Nik software. More than most times it made this image work for me.

Oh, and the fish are now living happily ever after in my little pond.

PP - converted from RAW, straightened, cropped, Nik Viveza to darken reflections in vase, Nik Color Efex Midnight filter, burnt a few more reflections, resized, Nik Sharpen, added border.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 33
Avg (all users): 6.6042
Avg (commenters): 8.5556
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7250
Views since voting: 701
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 96
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0


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07/08/2013 08:36:42 AM
Love this Mary; one of my top picks.
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07/08/2013 02:16:01 AM
Congrats on the HM Mary. This was my equal top pick (along with Paul's).
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2013 10:39:47 PM
love the big imposing flowers and that poor little fish... great image.
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07/07/2013 09:42:18 PM
Wonderful lighting and fantastic details.
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07/07/2013 01:24:39 PM
Clever. Love the colors.
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07/07/2013 01:19:24 PM
Lovely color, contrast and comp. voted earlier
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07/06/2013 06:18:51 AM
Gorgeous arrangement, wonderful colours and light and the fish adds a lovely twist. Ribbon!
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07/05/2013 06:32:19 PM
Beautiful! Wonderful lighting and the colors against the dark background are fabulous!
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07/05/2013 12:14:49 PM
wonderful idea
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07/01/2013 11:10:49 PM
OMG 10
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07/01/2013 03:27:19 PM
Oh man, this is just great. The fish is an unexpected twist.
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07/01/2013 04:04:45 AM
Even if there is not really much motion in the picture I like the spirit of Zen the pictures brings to me. the reason why I could look eternally into an aquarium
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