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Challenge: Botany II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 Challenges
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS20EXR
Location: Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Date: Nov 28, 2011
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/450
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2011

Bring your own rain, bring your own ladybird. I took several shots without either, but I like this one.

Open PSCS3
Crop with slight rotation
Duplicate layer
Topaz Denoise
Crop some more
Topaz Detail
Erase from outer areas
Flatten
Sharpen
Image size
Sfw

I liked a version with a border, but decided that would only gain me half a dozen 1s so I discarded it.


Post challenge...
Wow! Thanks everyone!


Now, I just have to work out how to proceed to validation. This camera puts its pics in its own place - My Fine Pix Studio. I can view them there, but can't find them in My Pictures. Picasa can find them, so I've exported from there back into My Pictures to do the pp and upload to DPC. Now I'm sure that process just won't cut it for validation. I've just run a search but my computer can't find the files. I still have the original on the memory card, so maybe I can load it into the computer directly .

Must have succeeded in uploading a legitimate original via card reader, as the request for validation proof has disappeared from my home page.

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Place: 1 out of 110
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Views since voting: 3998
Views during voting: 230
Votes: 116
Comments: 44
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09/07/2016 01:28:17 AM
Beautiful shot and composition. Great job.
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08/23/2014 12:27:22 AM
I sure can see why this came in first! I had to check it out in more detail because I love raindrops on things..

this is such a beautiful shot and flower.. and congrats on the blue on this one!
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12/07/2011 07:05:02 PM
Very nice

Dyd you shoot the rose in the rain ?
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12/07/2011 10:30:37 AM
Marion- this is so worthy of the Blue ! Huge congrats & big hugs to you !!!
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12/06/2011 08:17:14 PM
Such a beautiful shot. Congratulations Marion!!
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12/06/2011 10:00:24 AM
Glorious! BRAVO! Congratulations! ;-)
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12/05/2011 08:07:53 PM
Beautiful image. Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/05/2011 05:52:14 PM
Pink and blue go well together. Congrats!
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12/05/2011 02:59:35 PM
Very Nice! your own little lady bug huh? Great touch!!!
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12/05/2011 11:38:40 AM
Nice work! The ladybug brings just the right amount of interest to the shot. Congrats on the blue!
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12/05/2011 11:25:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/05/2011 09:11:51 AM
congratultions on the well deserved blue
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12/05/2011 09:10:46 AM
Congrats! Wonderful shot.
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12/05/2011 08:36:28 AM
Congratulations on your first blue! Woot! double Woot!
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12/05/2011 06:42:13 AM
Congrats on your first blue Marion! Beautifully done!
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12/05/2011 06:37:26 AM
Well done Marion, congrats on the blue.
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12/05/2011 04:38:43 AM
terrific shot with great processing - well deserved blue - congrats
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12/05/2011 03:24:40 AM
Congratulations Marion! A well deserved Blue

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12/05/2011 02:42:10 AM
Congrats Marion- beautiful shot!
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12/05/2011 02:21:35 AM
Congrats on your first blue. Beautiful shot.
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12/05/2011 01:13:49 AM
Congratulations on the blue!! Marion
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12/05/2011 12:58:45 AM
Yahoo Marion, big congrats. Gorgeous work.
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12/05/2011 12:45:15 AM
Wonderful images!!....Congrats!!!
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12/05/2011 12:36:53 AM
GO JO!!

Lovely!
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12/05/2011 12:28:18 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved blue
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12/05/2011 12:25:14 AM
Congrats on your first blue Marion!! A superb image and a worthy winner.
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12/05/2011 12:21:42 AM
WTG, Marion!!! Congrats on the blue.
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12/05/2011 12:19:08 AM
look at you!!! Congrats on the ribbon!!!
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12/05/2011 12:14:40 AM
Congrats, Marion! It is beautiful
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12/05/2011 12:13:48 AM
Congrats on your first blue. Well deserved
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12/05/2011 12:12:58 AM
Wow this really just pulls you in. Gorgeous color and clarity. Definitely deserving of the blue. Congrats!
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12/05/2011 12:11:06 AM
Go Marion! Wonderful image! It's been a joy to watch your progress and to share comments on photos with you here at DPC.
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12/05/2011 12:05:14 AM
WooHoo Marion, way to go! Congrats on your first blue!! Beautiful image.
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12/05/2011 12:03:15 AM
Congratulations to you, Marion, on your big blue WIN!
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12/05/2011 12:02:28 AM
Congrats on your first blue!!
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12/05/2011 12:02:00 AM
Well done Marion your first Bluey, yipee, knew it would do well.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/01/2011 10:12:07 PM
One of my favorites in this challenge. Great color and details. Now can you get the bug to turn around and smile? Love it.
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11/30/2011 09:08:04 PM
Hang on Lady Bug! I have never seen a rose picture like this and I love it!
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11/30/2011 07:50:08 PM
My very favorite color of rose. You have done a wonderful job of focusing and the various shades of pink are glorious.
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11/28/2011 08:16:44 PM
Sharpness, focus, and lighting all very well handled in this most classic of botanical subjects--the bug definitely adds a unique twist, but not sure how I feel about its placement, since it makes the composition feel very bottom-heavy and the right quarter or so of the image seem like dead space.
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11/28/2011 09:20:22 AM
Most captivating droplets I've seen in a long while! Beautiful composition, colors, angle, lady bug position.......so alive and refreshing! "Magazine" cover...
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11/28/2011 08:17:46 AM
Nice with the water on.
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11/28/2011 12:48:48 AM
Beautiful. So textural.
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11/28/2011 12:06:49 AM
Yes. This should do well.
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