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Rural Citrus
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kama0529


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Challenge: Country Life II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: uk
Date: Feb 7, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2006

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Statistics
Place: 213 out of 219
Avg (all users): 4.2637
Avg (commenters): 3.4000
Avg (participants): 4.0947
Avg (non-participants): 4.4151
Views since voting: 801
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 201
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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02/25/2006 05:29:36 PM
Critique Club:
The idea is good. The green vs yellow looks good. There are a few things that could have done better. The lighting is a bit harsh. Softer lighting would have worked better because the subject is quite soft. I think the background is a bit distracting. I think if the background were more out of focus it would improve the picture. And the focus seems to be a bit off. The autofocus probably caught the leave instead of the fruit. Perhaps a close crop would have made it better as well. Maby just 2-3 fruits in the picture.

Keep up the good work. Love your "Le temps se tient toujours (Time stands still)" shot in the Romance competition.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/18/2006 09:21:22 PM
Your flash appears a bit harsh. A different lighting source might produce a better result.
02/17/2006 11:21:45 PM
The problem you have with this is that the auto-focus has picked the leaves instead of the fruit. In voting, that is going to cost you a couple of voting points. Then it is also likely that since these could be in a city garden or a rooftop apartment garden, you're going to loose points for the image not being able to prove that it's in th country. Then there will also be those who don't feel that fruit show 'life'. So it's an uphill battle and this is a tough school.
02/15/2006 05:03:50 AM
As with the other photo of lemons, it really doesn't give a feeling of country life even if it is in the country. In terms of the photograph the harsh shadow cast is a bit off putting
02/14/2006 01:05:10 PM
This does not depict country life to me. I live in the city and I have a lemon tree too. This picture could have been taken in my back yard.
Also flash lighting is too harsh. Try using a tripod and making a longer exposure to get natural light. Keep trying.
02/13/2006 04:18:16 PM
Interesting shot, but the lemons don't seem as sharp as they could be.
02/13/2006 10:06:58 AM
the flash looks un-natural


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