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Challenge: Flowers in Garden & Field (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Date: May 17, 2011
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 125
Shutter: 1/60 sec
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 17, 2011

In remembrance of my Mother-In-Law (of 45 years). My husband planted this field of wildflowers last fall when his Mom was very ill. We were hoping that she would be able to see the first blooms, however, she passed away in February. While in the nursing home every day she would ask if the wildflowers were blooming. She was a wonderful lady and we miss her very much. I have several images that I like but thought this one would be best for DPC. Thanks for looking and voting.

[May. 23rd, 2011 10:58:11 PM]

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments and especially for the favorites; that makes the challenge very worthwhile. I agree with several who mentioned the border (I don't like it either; did it at the last minute). I am really surprised that it has done so well.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 220
Avg (all users): 6.6364
Avg (commenters): 7.6800
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.7609
Views since voting: 2190
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 176
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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02/20/2013 09:17:11 PM
what a beautiful remembrance .. it has an almost poignant feel with that one flower standing out the way it is ... after reading your story even more so .. :)
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06/02/2011 05:43:34 PM
Should have ribboned! I actually like the border...I thought it subtly complimented the photo. :)
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05/27/2011 09:13:54 PM
Great colors and bokeh. Congrats on the HM! (and condolences on yours and your husband's loss).
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05/25/2011 12:29:05 PM
Nice to see this near the top,Congrats.
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05/25/2011 05:06:04 AM
So incredibly beautiful! I loved this one! (I forgot to fav it -- off to do it now. :)
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05/25/2011 01:47:28 AM
Congrats and sorry for your loss.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/24/2011 11:23:22 PM
I wish I were bold enough to do this for a challenge. I absolutely love the color...and the blur is great as is the focus on the main flower.
Gorgeous. Back again... my pick of the lot!
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05/24/2011 09:03:57 PM
Wow this stands out, great background, would have liked to be a little closer to main subject to give it more dominance over the rest, but great composition.
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05/24/2011 08:58:36 PM
This is a shameless "eye candy" shot and for this, I appreciate it.
The totally unnecessary border (IMO) takes it into an unfortunate commercial realm of a greeting card, which is a pity. I decreased the score to 7.
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05/24/2011 08:18:30 PM
The colors palette of this photo is simply amazing.
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05/24/2011 08:00:53 PM
Very nice color casting.
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05/24/2011 02:21:28 PM
great color array; very nice.
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05/24/2011 05:38:23 AM
Wish I'd taken this one!
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05/23/2011 04:32:43 PM
excellent capture...BG is a "little" noise...but doesn't distract like others
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05/23/2011 11:20:44 AM
Love it.
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05/23/2011 07:49:03 AM
Pleasing composition, colours and bokeh - I particularly like the way the focus falls off to show softly focussed flowers echoing the main subject, all the way through to an impressionistic swathe of coloured bokeh. Personally not very keen on the green border, but no deductions for it.
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05/23/2011 07:29:41 AM
Nice DOF and composition. Looks like a painted one.
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05/22/2011 10:51:14 PM
DOF is perfect!
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05/22/2011 10:51:06 PM
Ah, well done! I love the way the background steps back to provide a perfect backdrop for the subject that really pops! Just great!
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05/22/2011 10:13:01 PM
Love the funky tones.
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05/20/2011 01:00:30 PM
Oh the colors in this are wonderful. I love blanket flowers. The red against the greenish blue is superb. Absolutely spectacular job. :)
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05/19/2011 10:14:49 PM
yes it is
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05/19/2011 06:47:03 PM
This flower has a very deep beatiful color, but I think it makes the background too washed out. I also think a darker colored frame would've created more of an impacting image.
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05/19/2011 05:11:57 PM
I have given your photo a 10. What I have learned from this challenge is that fields of flowers rarely photograph well. Your picture shows me what I have been doing wrong...focus on one flower and bokah the rest. I appreciate the lesson I have learned from your entry. I hope you win.
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05/19/2011 12:02:08 PM
Just lovely!!!! So painterly.
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05/19/2011 10:30:05 AM
quite nice. The background flowers make the shot
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05/19/2011 08:44:45 AM
I like the sharp flower petals with the soft colorful background.
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05/18/2011 07:59:22 PM
beautiful colors
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05/18/2011 06:57:31 PM
Love the way this makes me feel like I'm in a field.
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05/18/2011 10:59:22 AM
Really nice bokeh and beautiful composition. I like borders, but this is not adding anything to the beautiful shot. 7
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05/18/2011 09:22:16 AM
Lovely bokeh.
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05/18/2011 07:31:43 AM
Love this.
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05/18/2011 02:48:55 AM
Really outstanding, ribbon candidate.
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