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Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Home Garden
Date: Jul 1, 2005
Aperture: f7.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2005

Orange day lily in the morning light backlit. This was the sharpest focus of the batch but not necessarily the most artistic. The 5700 has a max aperture of f8 -- quite frustrating :)

Adjusted levels, saturation, brightness, contrast, burned some of the background and pistols/stamen. Applied neat image to remove noise, added a border, saved for the web

Place: 113 out of 374
Avg (all users): 5.7265
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 5.6519
Avg (non-participants): 5.8816
Views since voting: 715
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 234
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/24/2005 10:32:30 PM
........ the apparent aperature limitations you have described for full clarity leaves you only an option to utilize selective focus - I think pretty well done on this one. (ursula certianly uses this technique effectively) Composition is quite good, as is what appears as the lucious red/orange natural colour - It looks to be very natural.. . Or a drastic alternative as in "painted display" in your portfolio, to apply some effect - (which I like a lot, but might have been a detriment during voting) My suggestion for "Glow" or a similar situation where advanced editing is allowed, is to implement some slight selective blur to complement and interact with the selective focus. In Photoshop (8 bit) select a background area and try smart blur.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2005 06:15:06 AM
Nice colors, focus and texture. Interesting perspective in a challenge full of simular shots.
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07/06/2005 08:40:02 AM
Nice close-up. Well balanced composition.
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07/05/2005 07:34:16 AM
7 - Nice underside of 'anther slippers'. For me, a showing of the other side/pollen, especially amongst such a rich orange (natural?), would have made a great effect. Finer focus as well.
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07/05/2005 06:43:41 AM
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07/05/2005 12:28:35 AM
What a wonderful shot and the colors are just amazing. Very well done
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07/04/2005 05:14:45 PM
Very dramatic. Nice colors and DOF
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07/04/2005 11:58:47 AM
Nice tight crop. They almost look like burnt out matches. Maybe a tad more clarity in the focus.
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07/04/2005 12:36:18 AM
That F*$(%&g rocks!!! 9
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07/04/2005 12:18:16 AM
Love the coloring!
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