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Desert Blooms
Desert Blooms

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Challenge: Flora (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Valley of Fire, Nevada
Date: Apr 17, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 20, 2003


Place: 41 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.0703
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.0213
Avg (non-participants): 6.2059
Views since voting: 940
Votes: 128
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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04/30/2003 04:02:10 PM
CC: great, simply great. You've isolated the subject really well - enough to tell that it is a succulent / cactus and yet removed any wasted areas around the shot. The spikes are sharp and in focus - which compliments their sharp nature well - a shallow DoF wouldn't work with this at all. The flower details are great, and you've captured it with good flat lighting.
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04/29/2003 01:20:27 PM
Thanks for the comments. I just wanted to mention that this was a photo that I took on vacation in Las Vegas that week. It was not specifically taken for the contest. Lucky for me(I didn't have internet use out there) it so happened that the contests of that week fit in perfectly with the pictures I had taken(flora and fauna). I think I had others that might have done better, but I took so many photos(1000+)that I didn't have the time to go through all of them.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2003 07:02:12 PM
Like the colors, but looks a little over-sharpened fo my taste.
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04/26/2003 06:08:39 PM
excellent. like the vividness and the contrast of the soft flower with the spines.
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04/24/2003 04:54:04 PM
I really like this. Particularly due to the vivid fuchsia-pink of the flowers and the muted colors of everything else. To me, it seems though that the focus is on the cactus right beyond the front flower rather than on the center of the front flower and 'my eye has a bit of a problem accepting that'. 8 Journey
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04/23/2003 10:38:42 PM
masterpiece! love the textures, colors, composition... quality image!
this would sell!
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04/23/2003 08:07:43 PM
excellent color... the chaos of the 'spikes' is very interesting here.. - setzler
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04/23/2003 03:50:45 PM
Excellent! I'm partial to desert flora...
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04/23/2003 01:55:24 PM
A very crisp purple shade there! Good capture.
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04/22/2003 09:23:29 PM
one of my favorites, your comp is great and I love the colors. Congrats.
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04/22/2003 12:23:37 AM
Sometimes the most humble cacti have the loveliest blooms among the plant kingdom.
04/21/2003 11:20:44 AM
04/21/2003 07:15:06 AM
Nice composition. The colorful flowers are well "placed."
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