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Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-70 / C-7000 Zoom
Location: Delhi-India
Date: Dec 17, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Dec 20, 2005


Place: 147 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.4022
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 5.1293
Avg (non-participants): 5.6065
Views since voting: 681
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 271
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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01/03/2006 06:08:46 AM
This image fits the challenge well, but unfortunately lacks the impact of a winning image. The focus is spot on and definitely shallow, but the background is a bit busy. The green leaves in the background against the white provide a a contrast that draws my eyes away from the subject.

The brown branches are the main distraction, which is a shame. I feel they could have been used to your advantage if you had moved your perspective up and to the left just a bit. What I am thinking of is moving the subject out from in front of the branches -- this allows the strong diagonal lines to frame the subject, pushing the viewers attention back onto the flower.

Dispite these few complaints, it made a strong finish squarely in the middle area of the voting pack. This area is hard to get out of, but careful attention to compositional details will get you through it. Good luck.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 03:08:28 PM
nice image
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12/22/2005 02:00:58 PM
I think the crop here lets the image down a bit. while the bokeh is a nice touch, i'm not getting as much a feel for the shallowness of the dof. and the background is a tad busy, in my opinion.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/22/2005 05:43:39 AM
a flower
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12/21/2005 10:14:29 PM
Beautiful colors, nice dof
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12/21/2005 09:10:21 AM
good tile for a fair picture
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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