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Challenge: Motivational Poster III (Basic Editing*)
Collection: 7's
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: May 11, 2009
Aperture: 4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2009

I took over 300 photos of flowers and water drops, this is my first time trying this. All hand-held, manual focus. My biggest problem was the reflection from the flash. I could not get rid of it so I tried to choose the photo with the smallest reflection.

This is a very small water drop. I placed it on the petal with a syringe, amazingly it stayed there. The background is another flower. Not sure what kind of flower, a daisy or mum, much smaller than a gerbera daisy.

In PSP:
-crop
-resize
-sharpen
-noise reduction
-contrast
-border/text
-resize & sharpen again

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Post Challenge:
Thank you all so much for the comments, favourites and amazing score. Very pleased with my new personal best!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 130
Avg (all users): 7.5000
Avg (commenters): 8.7826
Avg (participants): 7.4706
Avg (non-participants): 7.5089
Views since voting: 12652
Views during voting: 533
Votes: 220
Comments: 81
Favorites: 57 (view)


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12/16/2012 03:48:56 AM
PERFECT!
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12/15/2012 07:38:22 PM
So beautiful, very deserving of a ribbon. Such a creative composition. The detail is superb.
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05/12/2010 09:27:42 AM
What a good picture. Really. This is ridiculous.
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01/02/2010 09:19:18 PM
This picture gave me inspiration! Genius!!!! I\'m only 14 and everyones jaw drops. A teacher at my school thinks I photoshopped my version... I have a pink and red version at my website... sarasphotography.tech.officelive.com
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10/29/2009 06:18:28 AM
Now that is pro...
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07/02/2009 08:36:27 PM
I think what's more surprising than 2 1's there is that you got 22 people who thought this was a 5. Weird.

This is astounding, and the color is delicious. I just ate my monitor, basically.
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05/23/2009 09:41:42 PM
Beautiful!
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05/23/2009 01:45:57 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon.
Surely the unusual view is intriguing.
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05/22/2009 07:23:40 PM
Absolutely outstanding photo! Awesome colors and DOF. Congratulations on the blue. Very well deserved.
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05/22/2009 05:00:08 PM
Wow, this is stunning. Love the colors and the DOF. Congratulations!!!!
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05/22/2009 07:28:42 AM
Way to go Karen!

Glad to see this do so well.

Needless to say, I'm somewhat fond of these kind of shots.

Essay

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05/21/2009 11:36:50 PM
Congratulations, Karen. Such a magnificent image - well deserved Blue!!
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05/21/2009 06:54:30 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon! Very cool photo.
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05/21/2009 03:17:57 PM
Beautiful! Well done.
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05/21/2009 11:04:42 AM
Whoa! Didn't realize this was a PB for you. Great shot and the out takes are great too!
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05/21/2009 09:13:47 AM
Congratulations on another ribbon and new PB score, Karen!! This image is AMAZING! Color, clarity, composition, you have nailed it all.
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05/21/2009 01:59:11 AM
your water droplet and flower images are absolutely beautiful .. the colours are equisitite and i love the dof so much .. congrats on your blue ribbon and pb .. WOW .. !!!..:)
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05/20/2009 11:50:12 PM
wtg! Congratulations on your ribbon....lovely image!!
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05/20/2009 11:07:04 PM
Woohooo! Congrats, Karen!
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05/20/2009 10:27:40 PM
Beautiful image! Congrats on the blue!
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05/20/2009 08:28:13 PM
Grand image. Congratulations on a very well deserved win!
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05/20/2009 07:19:46 PM
Karen! AWESOME! Congrats on the Big Blue!
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05/20/2009 06:23:09 PM
Wow! Karen, this is just beautiful. Congrats on the blue!
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05/20/2009 05:22:17 PM
YEP!!! Got a 9 from me. Congrats.
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05/20/2009 02:50:50 PM
Great job, Karen!! You really nailed it, way to go!!
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05/20/2009 01:50:50 PM
Wow! Well deserved ribbon! Such a beautiful photograph...congrats!
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05/20/2009 12:30:38 PM
The flower side paid off in blue! LOL! Congrats on the ribbon, and congrats on the beautiful shot!
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05/20/2009 12:30:12 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon and PB!!
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05/20/2009 09:54:42 AM
Congratulations, and gorgeous, as well as creative work. The background flower made for a great backdrop to this!

Jim
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05/20/2009 09:54:35 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful capture
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05/20/2009 09:36:28 AM
Congrats Karen!
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05/20/2009 09:28:46 AM
BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! Truly outstanding..
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05/20/2009 09:19:12 AM
Congratulations Karen on your First Place Ribbon, this is really beautiful. I have been wanting to try this too, great work!!!!
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05/20/2009 08:56:34 AM
Congrats Karen on your Blue Ribbon this was my favorite love the colors.
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05/20/2009 08:43:37 AM
Karen- BIG Congrats on this brilliant image !!! You deserve the Blue- so happy for you :) Pat
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05/20/2009 08:08:13 AM
Such a beautiful photo! I love the blend of colors in the background. Great capture of the flower in the drop. Congrats on your blue ribbon!!!
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05/20/2009 07:56:11 AM
lovely and a WINNER!! congrats on the ribbon, and nailing the process of waterdrops on petals!! **grin**
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05/20/2009 07:27:48 AM
Awesome image!! Congrats!!
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05/20/2009 05:59:56 AM
Rock on, Karen! A great achievement!
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05/20/2009 05:59:18 AM
Outstanding Karen. This is fantastic.
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05/20/2009 04:14:44 AM
Way to go, Newfie! This is gorgeous!
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05/20/2009 03:10:19 AM
Congrats, Karen. This leaves me speechless!
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05/20/2009 02:36:03 AM
This is wonderful. Congrats! :)
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05/20/2009 02:21:45 AM
Great work karen, well deserved blue...
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05/20/2009 01:46:31 AM
Im so glad this photo won a ribbon, I didn't vote in the challenge and would have been sorry if I missed this! Complimentary colors and their placement in the frame really make it!Congratulations on your success:)

Message edited by author 2009-05-20 01:47:53.
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05/20/2009 01:43:52 AM
Beautiful shot. Love the colors! May I ask you lit this?
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05/20/2009 01:25:06 AM
Stunning image and score. Really well done. I'm honoured to be sharing the virtual podium with you.
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05/20/2009 12:59:58 AM
No surprise here Karen !!!! Congrats on a fabulous shot.
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05/20/2009 12:50:28 AM
Glad to see this get the blue. Not ony is it a great photo but it tied the subject matter of the challenge right back to photography. Great job!
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05/20/2009 12:44:59 AM
Karen, this is gorgeous! The colours, the drop.... a really stunning poster. Huge congratulations on your blue and new PB.
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05/20/2009 12:34:52 AM
Congratulations, Karen. Superb poster.
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05/20/2009 12:32:54 AM
Wonderful! Congrats on the new blue~!!
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05/20/2009 12:31:06 AM
Congrats on the blue! Great image!
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05/20/2009 12:25:57 AM
Two members voted this photo a 1?
The petty wielding of the sword of anonymity.
Wonderful shot.
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05/20/2009 12:17:31 AM
Awesome photo and so pleased you achieved such a high score and a personal best plus the blue ribbon you deserved.....
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05/20/2009 12:15:39 AM
Congrats on the new PB and the new ribbon... AND on a beautiful image, Karen.
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05/20/2009 12:11:56 AM
Simply gorgeous!!!
I would hang this in my office!
Congrats!!!
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05/20/2009 12:07:27 AM
Gorgeous, Karen! Big congrats on your Blue and new PB!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2009 09:20:32 PM
Now this is a sweet shot. Love it, love the color, love the quote. I think this is a winner! Congrats to you in advance!!!! 10
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05/19/2009 08:44:28 PM
This is a very pretty image. I love the colors.
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05/19/2009 12:51:00 PM
My only 10 of the challenge - gorgeous photograph, beautifully presented, with a meaningful tag that matches with the image. All in all, excellent work.
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05/17/2009 11:07:28 PM
An exceptional submission. This looks professional, and something I could image seeing on peoples walls. The photo matches the title and phrase very well. I feel that the white for the border and writing in this case was the correct choice, as any other colour in the photo would have merged in somewhere in the border. The photo has a lot of interesting elements, with the right depth of field and very interesting colours throughout. A top class submission for this challenge, and one of my highest rated photos.
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05/17/2009 04:14:03 PM
The colors in the photograph are really fantastic.
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05/17/2009 10:24:27 AM
Amazing,10
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05/17/2009 06:46:14 AM
There are so many very very good posters. This one is really very clever and very good photography. As most of the others I'll vote this one 8. I cannot decide which one is best. Great great job.
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05/16/2009 12:21:32 PM
Seen a lot around here, but with a flower macro it's particularly brilliant as you get both the softness and the whole flower sharp in the same shot! I take a bow in front of such a display of talent!
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05/15/2009 08:31:43 PM
I bet your score is very high. one word - outstanding. 10
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05/15/2009 03:56:19 PM
now this is an interesting flower photo! good message
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05/15/2009 08:41:31 AM
one of my favorites this challenge ... punchy colors, great message, very eye catching
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05/15/2009 05:07:42 AM
cuz the photo is kinda soft maybe you ought to use a sodter font with different color, great photo btw
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05/14/2009 04:55:27 PM
Another 10 goes in here .. yeppieeeeeeeeee .. Hope to see you on the front page .. Cheers,
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05/14/2009 10:09:30 AM
Giving it a 9 only because the "subject in water-drop" technique is not unique, however, the picture is wonderful. Great color, focus, and framing. Good job!
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05/14/2009 09:34:46 AM
The colors are superb , wonderful DOF control , my only niggle is the unfortunate reflection of the spot lighting in the droplet. Still wonderfully done. , my fav so far. 9
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05/14/2009 02:26:00 AM
Fantastic.
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05/13/2009 09:15:47 PM
Beautful Colors , Great focus !!! One of my favorites !!!
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05/13/2009 12:40:59 PM
the colors are great.
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05/13/2009 11:37:12 AM
Stunning colours! this should be on the front page, good luck!
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05/13/2009 08:27:25 AM
I love this. How did you get the full flower in the droplet?
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05/13/2009 06:49:21 AM
Excellent photography, you have linked your photo to the text very well. Best of luck with this stunning entry. 10
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05/13/2009 05:47:02 AM
great image, nice colours...should do well
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05/13/2009 12:20:37 AM
this is very nice, I came across one done with this quote on another site, when looking for ideas, but I think you out did it. I love the colors and the sharpness of the flower in the drop. Would love to know how you did it, so I can try these shots. 10
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