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Felix and Oscar
Felix and Oscar
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Challenge: The Odd Couple (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Feb 26, 2006
Aperture: f/ 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/24 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2006

Bought tulips at a couple of florists over the weekend. The more orange of the two (Felix) is an andrum (sic) and is really neat and prim. No idea what the other, more red, of the two...but that's definitely Oscar. Did anyone get to see the new run on Broadway? I heard it was sold out, then extended. Oh well.
Post: Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Sharpen. Crop. Resize. Sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.3388
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.0323
Avg (non-participants): 6.4426
Views since voting: 1963
Views during voting: 441
Votes: 245
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0


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03/23/2006 09:54:57 AM
only you ;-)

are you going to the dc g2g? did you get my pm?
03/08/2006 03:39:14 PM
From the Critique Club

First off congrats on top 10. Very stunning and brilliantly colored image. Nicely balanced between the opened and unopened tulips. Nice lighting overall. I do think the black background makes the edges on the opened one seem a bit harsh. Maybe it is just me but it also seems a bit soft. But that is probrably just me. You know more about photography than I do. This is just me personally. But I would have liked to seen a little more negative space. The tulips a little further back. But I figure when you get in the top 10. It's more of a hit or miss type of thing. So I do not know what to tell you as far as what you could have done better. Not much of a critique and I apologize.
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03/06/2006 12:26:10 AM
Robert: I am convinced the flowers are seeking you now. Amazing and creative presentation here. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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03/06/2006 12:17:17 AM
Thanks every one for the Great comments! I appreciate it. A note about the tulips: NO TULIPS WERE HURT IN THE MAKING OF THIS IMAGE! LOL! No really. OK I cut the stems, but that was the only thing I used a pair of scissors for. The florist that I bought these from did not know what they were...something Dutch, he said (to which I replied silently "Duh"). I found some more today at another florists who new they were Fringed tulips, which I had found on the net. And he actually had, and I bought, some of the same variety which he told was called "Isle de France". Thanks again!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/05/2006 11:14:32 PM
Wacky plant, nice title, lovely exposure : )
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03/05/2006 11:00:53 PM
great quality and subject manner. creative idea and beautiful shot!
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03/05/2006 10:41:10 PM
Wow, interesting flower combination. Good use of space and lighting.
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03/05/2006 06:21:10 PM
Great visual analogy! :)
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03/02/2006 01:07:22 PM
Beautiful photo. 8
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03/02/2006 09:23:58 AM
These are two beautiful flowers however I have difficulty seeing them as an odd couple in anyway. The title helps but its a big stretch.
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03/01/2006 11:58:53 PM
I just love the difference between these two. The caption is clever, the image is clever and photoghraphically well done
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03/01/2006 06:13:16 PM
Clever title; nice photo!
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03/01/2006 12:46:48 PM
What the heck happened to that tulip? Great lighting and very sharp. Well done.
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03/01/2006 07:56:16 AM
that's bizzare! nice shot
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02/28/2006 05:44:14 PM
It is nice idea and nice picture exposure is terrible and black background dose not fit picture .. ice
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02/28/2006 01:38:51 AM
Great interpretation of the theme, wonderful colour and composition - neat use of the title. Mind you, I've never seen a tulip with sharp edges like that before - is it natural or manually/digitally created? Definitely one of my two top favs in this challenge.
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02/28/2006 12:25:56 AM
LOL. good spin on this challenge.. an odd couple indeed. very well photographed... good job getting the tulip to look tattered and unkempt :)
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02/27/2006 07:27:05 PM
beautiful colors...nice picture
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02/27/2006 03:25:56 PM
Nicely done. Great lighting and an odd couple of the flowers makes this one of the better shots in this challenge. Good work.
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02/27/2006 12:55:54 PM
Nice job on the lighting, I am slowly getting fed up with flower shots but this one I like. 7 from me.
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02/27/2006 11:47:18 AM
I see one well- rounded and one that's a little jagged around the edges. An excellent depiction of the different lifestyles and priorities of the characters portrayed in the show. Although this is a nice photo, I think it's a little to deep for most people that vote.
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02/27/2006 11:19:21 AM
This is so clever.... it really says Felix and Oscar without even having any people in it. You have nailed the challenge 100%, plus you managed to sneak a colorful flower pic in. Love it! 9
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02/27/2006 09:11:40 AM
Differant, a great flower image.....
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02/27/2006 08:43:35 AM
This is truly a great shot and composition. I do however feel that the composition only matches the challenge based on it's title, otherwise it is an excellent photo of two flowers, and I do not find them to be odd in any way.
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02/27/2006 12:30:26 AM
GREAT title. Wow - I didn't know tulips did that - or did you get out the scissors???? Wonderful lighting.
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