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Challenge: Greeting Cards (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A75
Location: Sandy, Utah
Date: Sep 20, 2005
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2005

When I got home from shooting and saw this image on my computer, I was just blown away at how beautiful this flower was. The radial pattern on the flower just seemed so pleasing to me and I knew at once that this would be my submission. I decided to keep it in color to take full advantage of the contrasting colors (pink/green).

I hope I don't get slammed for having a centered composition because I feel that it works in this situation. Hopefully the voters will see past that.

I think this photo is by far my best submission to date, and I'm hoping for top twenty.

Place: 76 out of 211
Avg (all users): 5.5491
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.2952
Avg (non-participants): 5.7731
Views since voting: 718
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 224
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2005 01:32:54 PM
Very vivid colors, and I like the full framing.
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09/28/2005 10:58:54 PM
so much more beautiful and colorful, will really brighten up a person in need of sympathy. I would consider the rule of thirds here by placing the yellow more in the right bottom corner... try it and see the diffs!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/28/2005 09:54:13 PM
Beautiful!! 9 for you!
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09/27/2005 06:16:29 PM
Very pretty colors although the edges get kind of fuzzy (possibly by design)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2005 11:10:42 AM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Color/Contrast: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 2/2

Great work on this one. This is a center composition that works really well. Nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 06:32:29 PM
A nice photo of the flower. Very good colour and nice sharpness on the flower. Unforunately, that sharpness came with a fairly well defined background. I would have liked a little more blur on the background. I think it's a good fit into the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/26/2005 09:26:41 AM
your cosmo is a bit overexposed to me.
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