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A Secret Unfolds
A Secret Unfolds

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Challenge: Square Crop (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: New York, NY
Date: Feb 28, 2006
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 28, 2006

RAW Image
-auto adjustments
-crop square
-healed imperfections on rose petals
-Neat Image noise reduction
-Diffuse Glow 0/grain, 1/glow, 19/clear amount
-Neat Image again
-Photo filter - deep red
-a little burning towards center of bud

Place: 77 out of 369
Avg (all users): 6.0199
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9435
Avg (non-participants): 6.1429
Views since voting: 1545
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 201
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)

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08/09/2006 10:43:54 PM
Very nice! I like is picture alot! I gave you an 8 during the challenge..
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04/27/2006 03:30:56 PM
very nice very good thank you
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03/16/2006 05:37:02 PM
I keep "clicking" on your photos when I browse. You are very talented. I do a lot of flowers but I don't know how to edit into something like this. nice...
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03/13/2006 11:08:02 PM
From the Critique Club:

This is a unique kind of shot for me to critique because while I like this a lot, I don't like it at the same time...

I like this a lot because it is at first appearance this is an awesome soft focus shot with a very simple color scheme! You know what they say, you only get one shot at a first impression. In that you definately have succeeded.

Then I start to look at it closer. You have processed almost all the character out of this lovely flower. The petals have no texture left. Towards the center left of the shot the petals blend into one another. You have no detail left in the highlights. The shadow arc that runs around the top half of the frame is a rather wierd color. The more I see this, the more I want to see that isn't there...

So you have captured or should I say post processed a shot that makes me stop and look at it. In a way that is a success. However, I'm not looking at it longer to see what I like, rather I continue to look at it to see why it looks off.

I don't know if I have captured in words my photographic emotional reaction to this shot, but this is the best I can do...

03/13/2006 02:45:05 AM
Love your shot, gave it an 8. Regarding your question/comment on mine :-) or the title ... I go in all year round = I swim in the ocean, all year round, no matter how cold it is.
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03/13/2006 01:13:09 AM
I love this shot .. I gave it a ten .. I had so many hopes for it.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/12/2006 06:57:01 AM
Beautiful flowershot.
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03/11/2006 04:43:30 PM
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03/10/2006 05:35:02 PM
Nice and elegant, just a little too soft for my taste.
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03/09/2006 03:51:16 AM
Fantastic image.
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03/08/2006 06:21:47 AM
Mmmmmmm.....nice creamy bokeh.
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03/07/2006 09:21:00 PM
Works well in square format
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03/07/2006 09:04:20 PM
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03/07/2006 07:35:19 PM
Pretty and bright!
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03/06/2006 06:55:49 PM
Awesome..love the yellow color!
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03/06/2006 06:26:14 PM
I find this a little soft - possibly even intentional on your part.
Suits the square crop well.
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03/06/2006 11:58:12 AM
beautiful sharp/blur contrasts 10
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03/06/2006 01:19:02 AM
great title to a stunning photograph
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03/06/2006 01:17:39 AM
Nice and Soft
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