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IreneM


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Challenge: Flora III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Mar 25, 2009
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 s
Galleries: Floral, Textures
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2009

First of all, thanks for the comments, fav, votes and for the fantastic score.

This image is just so “cliché”, I have to smile every time I look at it ;-)
I bought some tulips to try and get something for this challenge (the thought of tulips with water drops on them hadn’t even crossed my mind). I soon discovered that getting good photos of tulips isn’t as easy as I thought.

After trying for ages and ages, getting nowhere and slowly getting to screaming point I, like a madwoman ;-), sprayed and sprayed the last remaining tulip with water and took one shot of it.

I thought to myself “I’ll enter it and if the worst comes to the worst, it’ll be my first brown ribbon”. Can’t say how shocked I was when I saw how amazingly high the first votes were…..

THANKS for the ribbon, I'm so thrilled.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 271
Avg (all users): 6.8848
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.9714
Avg (non-participants): 6.8211
Views since voting: 5198
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 165
Comments: 41
Favorites: 6 (view)


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04/14/2009 09:53:48 PM
I like it.Where is the sun coming from?As usual grate photograph of a flower and nice early morning light.Magic light.
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04/14/2009 03:59:54 PM
Persistence and perseverance, it still takes a lot of work to get even a 'cliche' properly done, as you wrote. Well done.
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04/13/2009 02:48:01 PM
Beautiful shot, Irene. Congrats on another ribbon.
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04/13/2009 01:38:28 AM
I'd have to say that your skills reveal themselves in more than just fluids Irene. I'd also dare to say that you "own" the Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D. Congrats!
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04/09/2009 07:02:14 PM
did you honestly think this would score anywhere near a brown ribbon ?

maybe you are a madwoman....

anyhow congrats.

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04/09/2009 12:43:31 AM
great lighting
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04/08/2009 10:51:41 PM
Just beautiful, the lighting is perfect and nice texture. Congratulations.
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04/08/2009 03:27:08 PM
Fantastic image congrats
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04/08/2009 02:03:23 PM
maybe next time spray it with milk, and as the milk drops off the petal into coffee click the button - yeah! You can have that idea, my gift! :-)

So you've got the DPC ribbon thing down - what's next? Fame? Fortune?
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04/08/2009 11:51:02 AM
Irene - beautifully crisp and clear. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/08/2009 11:34:51 AM
Congrats Irene :)
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04/08/2009 08:44:21 AM
21_F.gif IreneM...I've heard of you!

simply beautiful...
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04/08/2009 08:36:23 AM
It's beautiful- well done !
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04/08/2009 06:56:19 AM
Irene, beautifully done. Congrats on the red!
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04/08/2009 04:55:08 AM
So nice to be sharing the front page with you Irene.
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04/08/2009 04:44:02 AM
Congrats on the red.....beautiful lighting.
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04/08/2009 04:06:01 AM
OMG...this is so beautiful. Fantastic work and congrats.
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04/08/2009 03:54:02 AM
Congrats on the Red Irene lovely clinical shot as always! :)
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04/08/2009 03:17:49 AM
Just stunning !! Congrats Irene
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04/08/2009 02:32:56 AM
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04/08/2009 02:29:12 AM
Congrats on your red, Irene, well deserved!
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04/08/2009 01:47:14 AM
congrats on the red .. its stunning irene ... you've created the most gorgeous image .. just love the dark background and the way the droplets look almost like gems .. WOW .. !!!!! ..:)
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04/08/2009 12:38:36 AM
Go Irene! Fantastic work with the light! I will eat my camera the day you get a brown ribbon! Congrats on 2nd place! ... I have to say it again ... the light is amazing in this picture!
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04/08/2009 12:37:25 AM
Very pretty textures, perfect studio floral for a colorful flower, congrats!
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04/08/2009 12:15:57 AM
Wonderful detail in the flower and drops, and beautiful color and composition. Congrats on 2nd place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2009 11:56:36 PM
Beauty, eh? Love the colors, drops of water, composition is not original, but I like it.
Sharpness/DOF not quite where I would like it, but that could be limitations on file size/JPG compression. Solid 8...
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04/07/2009 10:00:41 PM
Excellent macro, great lighting. My top score, good luck.
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04/07/2009 02:34:33 PM
Yeah, this is really nice.
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04/06/2009 06:44:21 PM
Very nicely lit.
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04/06/2009 05:29:31 PM
Great colors
interesting
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04/06/2009 08:07:31 AM
Well Done!!
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04/05/2009 09:54:39 PM
Razor sharp, great subject and perfect lighting. Need I say More? 8
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04/05/2009 02:03:49 PM
Great lighting and composition. But looks a little over-sharpened for me. Framing also works here.
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04/05/2009 01:18:28 PM
Beautifully done, great composition.
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04/04/2009 01:31:25 PM
Beautiful presentation/love the colors
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04/03/2009 11:08:32 AM
Arrrgh - I give up. Another top contender - if I see another, I'm just not going to comment. :>) Just give it a ten.
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04/02/2009 09:23:54 AM
I could buy the "Dew" if this wasn't in the "stu"dio.
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04/01/2009 02:01:12 PM
Very pretty, I like the diagonal composition.
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04/01/2009 10:48:18 AM
Sharp! The beads of water kinda make me want to eat it. Loos crispy. Very good job. The light and focus are very well done.
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04/01/2009 09:20:26 AM
I particularly like the shading where he stem meets the flower.
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04/01/2009 01:38:32 AM
Dewly overdone
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