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Gerbera Short DOF
Gerbera Short DOF

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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Home studio
Date: Dec 15, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Dec 17, 2005

This is my first dpc Upload and I'd really appreciate any constructive critisism as I'm relatively new to Photography and am keen to learn. This shot is of a long stemmed Gerbera.

Place: 114 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.5405
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 5.2609
Avg (non-participants): 5.7639
Views since voting: 649
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 259
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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01/03/2006 11:54:00 AM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

First let me say that I think you made a great start for your first entry! It took me a LOOONG time to score a 5.5+! :-)

Really nice job filling the frame without making it seem crowded. You managed to offset everything so that it didn't seem centered and it didn't feel off-balanced either. Good job.

Very good. Wouldn't be surprised if this was shot in a light box (as someone else suggested as well). Very studio-like lighting, nice and bright without being overexposed or washed out.

Also good, although I would consider burning the flower a bit (if it wasn't basic editing) to give the tones a deeper, richer feel. As it was basic editing, I think you got a lot of color out of the lighting you used. Good job.

Quite good. Since this was what the challenge was all about, I think you did a great job - and your score reflected it. The only thing I think might have improved it would be to have shown a little more of the vase/glass that the flower was in. Yes, you have good detail on the flower petals, etc. and good shallow DOF further back/down, but because of the glass' transparency it may not have been as evident to some viewer's. This is strictly conjecture on my part, as I have said, I think you did a great job.

I think it's a terrific start and I look forward to seeing more of your work. It met the challenge quite well and had a good, solid score.

Just my 2 cents...

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:51:50 PM
This would make a nice shot for a business. Well composed, nice use of color.
12/27/2005 03:08:45 PM
nice image
12/22/2005 07:32:44 PM
Very nicely done.
12/22/2005 09:21:55 AM
The downward angle is a creative approach for this photo and looks great. Very nice photograph!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/21/2005 04:15:48 PM
Wonderful use of colour, do you have a light box?

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