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Challenge: Clichés (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F100
Location: Geneva / Switzerland
Date: Feb 2, 2003
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 9 out of 246
Avg (all users): 6.9021
Avg (commenters): 7.7667
Avg (participants): 6.9669
Avg (non-participants): 6.7945
Views since voting: 2236
Votes: 194
Comments: 31
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/22/2006 04:50:32 PM
This is a magnificent shot. Outrageous focus/detail and beautiful color tones. Great job!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 09:53:06 PM
Beautiful catpure of texture, detail, and water drops! Well done!
02/09/2003 07:47:13 PM
Personally I'd have cropped off the unopened bud. I find it detracts from the beauty of the open flower.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/09/2003 08:13:34 AM
Great shot!
02/07/2003 07:13:51 PM
There are a lot of flower close ups, but few to match this one.

The framing is simply outstanding and the black background brings out the color of the bloom. The beaded water droplets finish this one off nicely. One mark of a good photographer is to make a shot look natural. I suspect effort was involved here. This is no snapshot.
02/07/2003 07:01:30 PM
beautiful, just beautiful! it's a 10... good thing i didn't submit my picture of my blooming christmas cactus for this challenge - i had the same idea, even sprayed some water on it for droplets and everything, but my takes didn't even come close to this!
02/07/2003 11:02:13 AM
gorgeous! congrats!
02/06/2003 11:36:57 PM
Nice colors and focus. Good job!! Cub
02/06/2003 09:50:04 PM
Cool . . .
02/06/2003 03:22:44 PM
Very beatiful.
02/06/2003 08:24:30 AM
Good color, nice solid black background.
02/06/2003 04:20:16 AM
A very clear and professional looking picture with perfect lighting. The selective use of water is well done too. Perhaps I would have cropped a little stronger on the top and the bottom of this shot. But that's only marginal. Great work, good luck!
02/05/2003 07:45:21 PM
Wow - great shot of a Christmas cactus!! Impressed that yours is still blooming at this time of year. Your focus is impressive, and the lighting is excellent.
02/05/2003 12:37:27 PM
A nice presentation of this Christmas Cactus. My only nit is that I would have moved the camera just a little to the right so that the petal wouldn't be sticking out of the backside of the cactus leaf.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/05/2003 04:08:02 AM
Picture perfect! Love the black background and the water droplets. 9.
02/05/2003 03:03:56 AM
I like the black bg. Good lighting. A little too much water IMO. Somehow the composition isn't quite right. I think it's the two flowers competing for attention since they are stacked on top of eachother. Might be nice without the top bud. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2003 09:11:01 PM
This is a beautiful Christmas cactus, with or without the water. To me if you are going to put water on any of it you should have put it on all of it, including the fully bloomed flower. Personally I don't feel the water really adds anything to a photo. The focus on this is fantastic. Nice choice of blooms, not too many but just enough, especially one open and one closed. Great choice. Could be a wonderful piece of art - decide about the water. Course this is just my opinion.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2003 08:26:50 PM
beatuful colours. I like the added touch of the water drops. Good choice of a black background ... it makes the colours stand out. Goo job. Jacko.
02/04/2003 03:47:22 PM
The focus seems a little soft on the top flower. Really good colours.
02/04/2003 02:15:05 PM
Incredible detail and wonderful DOF. The colors are perfect.
02/04/2003 01:19:04 PM
nicely done
02/04/2003 09:32:26 AM
The colours look fantastic but the composition is a little "out". In my opinion something is not quite right. Maybe a glimse of the inside of the flower might complete the picture.
02/04/2003 03:13:56 AM
Im getting so so so sick of looking at flowers, but this is a refreshing interesting one! Thank you! Is it upside down? Is it a praying mantis plant? I can't tell. What I can tell is that the shape of this rare plant lends itself perfectly into your creative composition. The water drops are a nice touch. Definetely my favorite flower this week!
02/04/2003 01:41:51 AM
This is agreat photo-the water works so well I lovethe colours -well done-9
02/03/2003 11:56:33 PM
I think there is too much in this picture. Technically I think it looks very good. Color is nice, everything is in sharp focus. I think it would be better with softer lighting and some color in the background. I would have liked it more if it was more focused on a single part of the plant.

Greg
02/03/2003 09:24:08 PM
Great macro work - just beautiful
02/03/2003 09:01:03 PM
Great job with the lighting and compsition. The colors are geat. One of my top three. 8
02/03/2003 04:47:58 PM
I love this photo. Excellent focus and detail.
02/03/2003 03:13:16 PM
great colours and focus
02/03/2003 04:08:13 AM
Nice lighting, colour and the texture of the photo! Using some water maked this photo really alive!!
02/03/2003 02:23:05 AM
Beautiful colour and lighting. The water adds a nice touch to your image. I really like the composition as well. Beautiful, stunning work. Well done and GL.


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