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Translucent perfection
Translucent perfection
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Backlighting II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro for Nikon
Location: Rome
Date: Jan 6, 2006
Aperture: F32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2006

Used wireless flash and F32 for maximum DOF. The Orchid external petals act as a translucent umbrella, diffusing the light on the heart of the flower.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.7026
Avg (commenters): 8.1786
Avg (participants): 6.6228
Avg (non-participants): 6.7500
Views since voting: 2453
Views during voting: 471
Votes: 306
Comments: 32
Favorites: 8 (view)


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01/06/2009 01:42:55 PM
beautifully done!
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01/18/2006 07:36:47 AM
Silvestro I thought this might be yours. Congrats on top ten.
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01/18/2006 12:29:38 AM
Hey Silvestro: I loved this rendition. Another great study. Congratulations on your 6th placing. Top ten is always good.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 11:56:09 PM
Lovely sense of color and light
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01/17/2006 10:42:27 PM
These colors are amazing
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01/17/2006 09:22:39 PM
A beautiful coming at you look with lovely shapes. Bumping up.
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01/17/2006 07:45:14 PM
Yes this has the WOW! factor love it
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01/17/2006 07:13:38 PM
Cool, but too intense for my liking. Don't know where the blue hues are coming from since orchids usually don't produce that colour naturally. Played with hue/saturation or fresh cut dyed orchid? The tendrils on the lower lip seem a tad oversharpened as well.
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01/17/2006 11:53:38 AM
Amazing photo. The light really illuminates the orchid. Great job!
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01/16/2006 12:25:12 AM
Sorry I don't have anything along the lines of "constructive criticism" ~ just wanted to throw a note out:

This is easily one of my all time favorite photographs. It is nothing short of profoundly beautiful.

Friggin' excellent work.

~ bacchus!
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01/15/2006 02:25:17 PM
Great Shot, Lovin the colours
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01/15/2006 01:41:35 AM
Gorgeous colours
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01/15/2006 12:17:06 AM
WOW
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01/13/2006 11:11:24 PM
I couldn't agree more!
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01/13/2006 10:30:48 PM
Magic, magic image, and I have nothing else to say, except Super shot.....
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01/13/2006 07:33:34 PM
Oh my! I love it. The colors are brilliant.
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01/13/2006 04:56:45 PM
Really cool looking...great subject. Colors are very nice...lighting through the flower looks great. Excellent job.
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01/13/2006 02:38:51 PM
really pretty colors and shape, but a little too bright near the top
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01/13/2006 08:58:04 AM
nice picture!
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01/13/2006 07:10:54 AM
this is stunning...i love it!
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01/12/2006 09:13:59 PM
Beautiful and colorful. More DOF would be better in my opinion.
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01/12/2006 04:50:39 PM
Really like how you did this. The flower "blends" into the black background wonderfully. Unique composition, color is gorgeous.
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01/12/2006 03:20:20 AM
Gorgeous. It's a touch oversharpened, but I actually think it works for this image, which is weird! I normally don't like oversharpening!
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01/12/2006 01:09:27 AM
Very well done...perfect focus, color & backlighting. I would have scoffed at the "perfection" in the title, but I think you did it! 10.
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01/11/2006 08:00:19 PM
Now that is cool. Baby alien?
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01/11/2006 01:25:39 PM
Didn't I just see this in Burst of Color? :-) Very nice.
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01/11/2006 12:04:29 PM
WOW - talk about vividness!!! MAN - those fuschia tones really grab you.
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01/11/2006 10:49:08 AM
Wow! I can see so many things in this photo. Fish, aliens, airplane, waterfall, flower, helmet, insect wings, etc etc.. I LOVE it! 10.

Too bad the black spots at the left and top is there. Be sure you edit them out before you sell this one :)
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01/11/2006 10:12:01 AM
Same flower as in "burst of colour"? Fits this theme better.
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01/11/2006 07:11:04 AM
beautifully done
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01/11/2006 02:40:48 AM
I like the image a lot, but I feel like it would be much more successful if the highlights had not been blown completely white near the center of the flower. I think I lower light level would lend a great mood to this image.
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01/11/2006 01:49:31 AM
Great shot! One of my faves of the challenge
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