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Challenge: Flowers III (Minimal Editing I)
Camera: Pentax K-3
Lens: Pentax SMC D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
Location: San Anelmo, CA
Date: May 25, 2014
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2014

Walking to town last night passed by a small clump of wild poppies someone had planted in the road median. Went back this morning to snap some pics, and liked this one the best.

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Post-challenge -- Appreciate the comments. Yes, this was shot in early morning fog, diffused light. I actually like the soft muted colors that light gave to the petals, but, yeah, it could definitely use some more light, particularly to the underside of the pistels.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2014 07:42:56 PM
Really need some more light here.
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05/30/2014 07:07:26 PM
Voted earlier, bumping up, and coming back to comment.

There are fantastic details from the textures on the petals to the yellow center of this flower. Composition is excellent in that the main subject fills the frame and brings us in to appreciate the details. There is one thing that would greatly improve the shot and that is either different lighting and/or setting the camera's setting on vivid (if it has that function). The lighting (guessing it might have been taken in full shade) or mayhap the camera setting has the main colors of this flower a little on the dull and flat side. Looking at the thumbnail and at the larger picture as well it seems a little washed out when the colors should and could be more vivid. Making sure the lighting fully illuminates your subject not just to get good details but also (depending on subject and mood) make it visually pop is the one thing that would catapult this in the the high end of the scale.
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