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Challenge: Lighting II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Garden
Date: May 19, 2005
Aperture: f 4.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 22, 2005

Wild poppies in my garden. Lit with a flashlight.

PS: levels, increased green saturation then saturation overall. Some very minor burning of the background. Crop, USM.

I'm sure some won't like the green stem in the background, but I preferred it with, as opposed to a crop without it.

Place: 43 out of 239
Avg (all users): 6.0425
Avg (commenters): 7.1667
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Views since voting: 916
Views during voting: 343
Votes: 212
Comments: 14
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06/04/2005 02:37:07 PM
*Critique Club*

Is that a reflection of the poppie, or is that another poppie? I picture a reflection of the poppie to be similar shape as the one in focus, but it isn't, which leads me to believe that it's another poppie. I think that if it were a reflection with similar shape to the in focus one, I would like it a lot better. However, to me, it seems like it doesn't compliment the other one very well. I agree that it does need a 'reflection' however, just maybe one that looks like the in focus one.
I am one who thinks that the green stem in the background seems to be a bit out of place too. I think the photo definately needs SOMETHING to give it additional interest, but I'm not sure if the stem works for me in that way. If the stem wasn't there, then it would just be the flower, and that's not enough to hold my interest. So, maybe it's a good thing, but I'm still undecided on that. Like I said, it needs SOMETHING, but not sure if the stem does the trick.
Focus and clarity are awesome. Very nice detail in the flower and the drops on the flower.
I think that there may be a tad too much negative space. I would like to see the flower a bit more to the right of the photo with the nagative space to the left of the photo, but even a crop off of that would work for me.
Overall a really neat image, which is technically well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/29/2005 11:36:12 PM
Very nice! 9
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05/29/2005 11:51:29 AM
I like the flower and reflection, but am unsure what to make of the green line on the right. I'm just not sure how its inclusion strengthens the image. The spot lighting on the flower is awesome though.
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05/28/2005 11:32:55 PM
i'm always a fan of the centered subject. The green streak(topright) adds a dimension of realism. Tres cool.
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05/26/2005 11:49:11 AM
Great photo but I think there is too much negative space.
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05/25/2005 09:06:36 PM
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05/24/2005 06:07:38 PM
I like what you have created.
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05/24/2005 11:33:23 AM
nice lighting effect, the composition doesn't do much for me, though.
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05/24/2005 05:25:23 AM
what a terrific idea I like the angle and the light is supurb 9
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05/23/2005 06:43:12 PM
I reallye enjoyed this one!
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05/23/2005 02:59:38 PM
Cool shot. The water droplettes on the bright colors are nice.
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05/23/2005 10:58:01 AM
This is so pretty! Great use of light on your subject!
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05/23/2005 08:49:33 AM
maybe a tighter crop on the reflection and flower with more emphasis on the flower 5
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05/23/2005 02:06:13 AM
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