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Water on Flower
Water on Flower

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro V (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Sony DSC-T3
Location: NE Ohio
Date: Jul 2, 2005
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2005

Taken with a Sony DSC-T7, not a T3 as listed.
Original date/time: 2005:07:02 10:40:40
Exposure time: 1/50
F-stop: 3.5
ISO speed: 64
Focal length: 6.3300
Flash: Not fired
Exposure mode: Auto
White balance: Auto
Orientation: Top-left
Light source: Unknown
Exposure bias: 0.0000
Metering mode: Pattern
Exposure program: Normal
Digitized date/time: 2005:07:02 10:40:40
Modified date/time: 2005:07:02 10:40:40
Image description:
Scene type: Photograph
Custom rendered: Normal
Scene capture type: Standard
Contrast: Normal

Place: 299 out of 374
Avg (all users): 4.8075
Avg (commenters): 4.5000
Avg (participants): 4.7250
Avg (non-participants): 4.9747
Views since voting: 737
Views during voting: 303
Votes: 239
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2005 01:35:19 AM
looks like a bit too much oversharpening and color saturation has been applied.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/06/2005 05:23:44 PM
bright sun is very difficult to do well - try again early in the morning or in haze.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2005 09:45:25 AM
The images that always suffer from a lack of comments are the ones that are right in the middle ground. Everyone comments on the awesome shots. Some comment on the bad shots. But the middle ones, very few people say anything. So here I am to explain why I voted a 5:

This flower shot qualifies for the challenge as a "close-up" rather than macro shot. However, essential to both is good excellent sharpness in the details.

It appears that the very center of the main flower is in focus. And even the purple flower behind it. But the surrounding petals (of the main flower) with the water droplets appear to be out of focus.

This makes me suspect that you might have gotten too close. Each lens has a limit as to how close you can focus and while the center of the flower may have been far enough away, the petals (which are closer to the lens) were not.

I would also experiment a bit with composition. The red flower on the bottom left seems okay, but the purple flower on the right is distracting. It keeps leading me to look away from the main flower (in part because it is more in focus). The other red flower appears to just be a distraction. It doesn't add to the photo.

So move up, down, side to side... try different angles, but don't get too close. :-)

Hope these comments help.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2005 04:09:20 AM
dead at back no go
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2005 10:11:21 PM
Nice colors
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2005 11:52:26 AM
It was a good idea, but the angle of the shot makes the water droplets appear to be deformations. I had to look a few times to realize it was water
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2005 09:01:02 AM
too much water, feels artificially splashed
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2005 06:22:45 AM
Great colors and capture, but parts of this image are in focus and other parts are OOF. It distracts from the overall impact.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2005 12:55:58 AM
Nice colors. The focus seems to be more on the offshoot flower on the right which is not that pretty. The water drops and the flower kind of blurr together.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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