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Pretty in Pink
Pretty in Pink

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Challenge: Complementary Colors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Cleveland Ohio
Date: Oct 1, 2005
Galleries: Animals
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2005

I liked the color contrast of the black bill against the pink flamingo. Hopefully this qualifies for the challenge.

Place: 255 out of 318
Avg (all users): 4.4541
Avg (commenters): 2.9167
Avg (participants): 3.8738
Avg (non-participants): 4.9286
Views since voting: 628
Views during voting: 299
Votes: 229
Comments: 13
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10/12/2005 01:31:41 AM
Not complimentary but great contrast and really nicely done. Nice depth of field and great cropping. gave it a 7. -3 for not meeting the challenge better, but certainly not deserving of less than a 5. Oh well, they did the same to mine. Better luck to us both :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/11/2005 04:18:53 PM
does not meet the challenge...
10/11/2005 03:40:00 PM
I love flamingos, this is great. I like the colors but I dont think it meets the challenge.
10/09/2005 04:42:36 AM
Pink & white?
Pink & black?

Or do you mean that little bit of green in the upper right, or the slight hint of green on the top of the bird's head?

Too subtle for me.
10/08/2005 09:58:40 PM
How does this meet the challenge?
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10/08/2005 06:17:46 PM
This was a difficult challenge to work on... people's opinions differ on what the complementary colours are, mainly depending on whether they are working with a colour wheel based on Red, Yellow and Blue as their primary colours (subtractive colour) or a colour wheel of Red, Green and Blue (additive colour) as their primary colours.
For this challenge, I believe either system is acceptable.

Your image appears to be composed not so much in complementary colours as in a monochromatic scheme, in that it is mostly pinks, or pale tones of red-orange. The complementary colour to this would be a greenish-blue...and in fact t his colour does exist in your photo. (Try inverting the colours in Photoshop to test this out.) However, my eye reads this cyan colour as being white highlights along the top of the head and the feathers.

Nevertheless, this is a great photo of a beautiful bird, and the colours are phenomenal! A small adjustment in the colours in the background would have made a huge difference in showing complementary colours.
10/06/2005 12:06:53 PM
Where are the complementary colours?
10/06/2005 08:58:31 AM
Beautiful picture. Love the colors and detail . Not as complementary as I could be though
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10/05/2005 03:11:22 PM
This is a good photo although it lacks the sharpness and the focus is a bit soft. As far as meeting the challenge, I'm not quite certain where the "other" color is. The compliment of pink is mint green which is unfortunately absent in this image. 5
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10/05/2005 03:09:42 PM
no complementary colors.
10/05/2005 01:57:01 PM
a bit more green would improve your score. Noce flamingo though.
10/05/2005 09:41:34 AM
I'm not seeing complementary colors. The opposite of this peachy orange would be some shade of blue and I'm not finding it in this photograph. The flamingo is a nicely posed bird, but I think since the challenge specifically called for colors that were opposite one onother, this lacks in that regard.
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10/05/2005 07:46:01 AM
The challenge is about colors, not just a color :)
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