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A Study In Yellow
A Study In Yellow

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Challenge: C2K -- DPC's 2,000th Challenge (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Date: Sep 5, 2014
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 110
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2014


Place: 37 out of 264
Avg (all users): 6.5430
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.4622
Avg (non-participants): 6.8438
Views since voting: 314
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 151
Comments: 12
Favorites: 1 (view)

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11/12/2014 05:28:50 AM
Thanks for the comments, all. This is actually a tight crop shot with a 70-200mm and not technically a close-up. The details in the center of this flower caught my eye and I wanted to capture it, and as I processed it I realized that they eye was distracted by more and more of the background objects so I cropped in to this. I'm glad it was as appreciated as it was - I don't have a lot of backlog to pick from for these deep challenges.

I agree that the dark spot can be distracting, but I didn't want to crop it out because I liked the parallel look in the bokeh, and it helped you realize the size of the flower since it is more obviously a sunflower. In retrospect I should have dodged it a bit to make it less obviously dark.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2014 09:39:35 PM
Purely subjective, but I find the the bottom left dark spot very distracting, would of liked a tighter crop better
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11/11/2014 07:02:56 PM
Beautiful flower shot. I love the colours and clarity and the central formation is a bit trippy like op art.
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11/11/2014 03:31:39 PM
Very nice closeup.
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11/11/2014 11:43:16 AM
Excellent composition and colours, I particularly like the soft focus repetition in the background, should do well
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11/11/2014 08:55:36 AM
Lovely image, full of detail.
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11/11/2014 04:17:49 AM
A study in super crisp. Lovely shot
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11/10/2014 12:26:32 PM
Excellent. I really like sunflowers, and you've done a great job shooting this one.
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11/07/2014 09:15:23 PM
Great clarity and dof.
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11/07/2014 06:37:24 AM
Nice compromise between macro detail and garden setting elements. Should do well.
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11/06/2014 09:43:23 AM
Beautiful! 10!
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11/05/2014 04:49:29 PM
8 from me (earlier) Would be a 9 without that dark center being so dark on the left competing so much. The detail you've captured is ... stunning.
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