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"Flowers ... are the air-woven children of light." - Moleschott

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2013-04 (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: Apr 6, 2013
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2013

A Star Magnolia flower. They bloom early in Spring here, which means we either have a spectacular display or all the flowers turn black from the cold, depending on how cold it is and whether that hits before or after the buds open. This year they bloomed beautifully but faded in about 2 days as the temperature rose. But that was OK. Flowers need to be appreciated in the moment.

PP - cropped, levels, lightened center of flower, tonal contrast, levels, resized, Nik sharpen on foreground, added border.

Place: 31 out of 201
Avg (all users): 6.2800
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.2740
Avg (non-participants): 6.2963
Views since voting: 350
Views during voting: 174
Votes: 100
Comments: 3
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05/09/2013 12:05:06 PM
Mary I thought I commented on this in voteing.. I loved it!!! Great score in a Tough FS!!! Congratulations!
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05/07/2013 09:10:59 PM
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05/07/2013 08:11:14 PM
Quite lovely! Everything!
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