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2nd PlacePetals
agwright


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Primary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: home
Date: May 9, 2003
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 99
Avg (all users): 7.1138
Avg (commenters): 8.2105
Avg (participants): 7.1644
Avg (non-participants): 7.0400
Views since voting: 5623
Votes: 123
Comments: 39
Favorites: 28 (view)


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09/13/2006 12:19:35 PM
nice macro
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12/30/2004 03:40:05 PM
Damn! great colors, a little 2 sharp around the egdes though, lol who am I to say anthing.
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09/30/2003 01:08:04 PM
Fantastic colors and composition! Wonderful closeup...Beautifully done!
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05/25/2003 11:14:13 AM
Ag, this photo really underscores the raw beauty of simplicity. Nicely done, and congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/24/2003 09:48:08 PM
this pic is amazing. i keep coming back to it as the colors and composition keep catching my eye from the front page :)
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05/21/2003 10:35:10 PM
Nice macro. The colors are nicely saturated and I like the composition. Congrats on placing!
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05/21/2003 04:17:35 PM
Critique Club critique by Tim Jensen

First off, congratulations on your award. This photo is very deserving of it.

My first impression was the gorgeous colors in this photo. It certainly meets the challenge very well. I'm sure you boosted the saturation and levels a little to make it pop out but it still looks natural. I like the highlights near the edges of the pedals. They really help to define that edge and the separation between the flower and the blue sky.

The lighting is very good in the way that it creates some nice dark shadows on the pedals and at the same time highlights the center area. Each element of the photo from the sky to the individual parts of the flower are distinctly visible with the right amount of light.

The focus is pretty good, excellent in most of the image. Since it is sharp in nearly every area of the flower I would like to see that taken even further by decreasing the aperture size to the smallest size of F8 (whatever the smallest is on your camera) to try to get that lower pedal more in focus. Hey, it's such a great photo that I am grasping at straws to come up with something to nitpick.

The composition is very appropriate. It is a common composition for these kinds of flowers but that is because it works very well. The square cropping was definitely the way to go.

You executed this image very well and produced a very clean, colorful, and dramatic photo that I'm sure would look great on just about any wall. Good job.

Tim
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05/21/2003 01:03:41 PM
So when will you have a version of it on DCPrints, so I can give my mom a copy? :->
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05/20/2003 01:06:31 PM
Thanks everyone. My 1st ribbon...its a great feeling. Still smiling now. Thanks again.
05/20/2003 03:14:35 AM
Congratulations on 2nd place. Well deserved!
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05/19/2003 07:09:42 PM
This is gorgeous! Congratulations!
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05/19/2003 01:31:36 PM
congratulations on your first ribbon! beautiful photo!
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05/19/2003 07:46:29 AM
great work - like the close-in viewpoint. good detail!
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05/19/2003 07:05:35 AM
Well done.
It was only a matter of time before you won a ribbon.
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05/19/2003 06:58:23 AM
Congrats, great colors!
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05/19/2003 12:37:43 AM
Congratulations! Wonderful picture!
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05/19/2003 12:33:20 AM
Alright Tony!! Congrats on your first ribbon. Doesn't it feel good?

Very pretty picture.
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05/19/2003 12:14:01 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! With work like this, I'm sure there will be plenty more!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2003 11:28:39 PM
Ooooooowie! This is gorgeous! Contrast and color and comp are all so good. Inspiring work!
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05/17/2003 11:18:35 PM
I really like this shot. the composition of having it "quartered" really adds interest, adn the colors are so rich and pleasing to the eye. Excellent work.
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05/16/2003 02:50:04 PM
Lovely, very sharp. Great color.
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05/16/2003 04:23:57 AM
The colors mix well together here. Did you bend the flower down and shoot from below it? The sky in the background has an amazing tone of blue to it, crispy!
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05/15/2003 11:34:33 PM
Nice closeup...your colors are oversaturated and the contrast is a little too high. There are dark shadows in the petals. You need to play with your light source to get a little more light on the flower, instead of using programs to adjust. Or maybe you used a flash/ They are too harsh on a closeup like this. I am only guessing that this might be the problem. The composition is good, the bckground color is good.
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05/15/2003 09:52:38 PM
Great Macro shot, DOF and focus. Don't think I can make much of any "negative" criticism.
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05/15/2003 12:44:32 PM
This is very striking and I like the composition. The border isn't right for the image in my opinion. I like the slightly mottled appearance of the background blue.
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05/15/2003 11:32:42 AM
I wish the pistil/stamen were more yellowy instead of green, and I can't imagine that's much more than a hue adjustment - the red/yellow/blue you have here is absolutely wonderful. The composition says that you knew exactly what you were going for here - the blue negative space is excellent. Great all around. 9
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05/15/2003 07:47:34 AM
Nicely composed, great colors.
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05/14/2003 12:53:46 PM
Great presentation with crop and square framing. Would have liked the yellows to be a bit more saturated, but lovely nonetheless.
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05/13/2003 03:18:56 PM
Although we have had many flower shot recently, this one stands out nicely. It meets the challenge very well and I love the soft tones throughout. 9 -danny
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05/13/2003 01:16:27 PM
beautiful composition and color... the detail here is phenomenal... great work :)
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05/13/2003 09:46:51 AM
Effective. Great composition.
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05/13/2003 02:03:20 AM
nice macro shot.... right contrast, good cropping, balanced composition
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05/12/2003 10:40:00 PM
Stunning clarity and focus and composition. A nice shot!
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05/12/2003 08:19:35 PM
reminds me of the sun.....but looks upsidedown nice though, good luck
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05/12/2003 05:38:19 PM
Gorgeous color, great composition - love the photo!! Nice macro of the flower.
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05/12/2003 05:28:45 PM
great shot - sharp and vibrant
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05/12/2003 05:21:37 PM
Excellent compostion, color, and lighting! Nice job!
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05/12/2003 03:44:21 PM
i like the colours and composition. Could be a tad sharper but still a 9
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05/12/2003 10:41:12 AM
This is so nice, I love the colors and the blue background. 8
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