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She Loves You
2nd PlaceShe Loves You
MayaM


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Challenge: Beatles Song/Lyrics (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Chicago
Date: May 29, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2006

Wow! This is great, another Red. And, look at the stats, who still believes in trolls!

Lots of levels, highlight/shadow, hue/sat selective colors usm, ni. Not necessarily in that order.

This was shot with natural light using a tripod from about 6 feet away and using a tight zoom on my 70-300mm lens.

P.S. - Doing the happy dance!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 273
Avg (all users): 7.2606
Avg (commenters): 8.4375
Avg (participants): 6.8854
Avg (non-participants): 7.4521
Views since voting: 17119
Views during voting: 511
Votes: 284
Comments: 82
Favorites: 38 (view)


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10/01/2012 05:05:35 PM
She loves him/her and I love the picture!!! The contrast you made (yellow with amazing blue), the sharpness of the yellow part of the flower, the petals in the background (not in focus which is awesome because to me it kind of shows that the only one that really matters is the one that is left on the flower). And of course the diagonal composition is great. Kudos! :)
11/01/2006 04:13:31 PM
i really love this, did i fav it already?
here goes again
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06/21/2006 11:02:08 AM
I like the concept, but the execution is only "average" to me. Why? Firstly, I don't really like the black background - although I can see why you wanted it dark. 2nd, I like the concept of having blurry petals in the background, although I find the placement of the bright spots within the composition a bit too systematic. 3) The light seems to be the light of some clousy day - and although it fits the concept, I think I'd have prefered a more appealing light. 4) I don't think this odd farmat was the best to convey your message. Perhaps a square was more appropriate - possibly with a little more negative space around the flower...? 5) The slightly more complex and blurry part that's behind the flower at corner bottom right adds nothing to the rest of the picture, and therefore would better be left out of the frame - although it isn't really annoying. Overall, still a good concept and a fairly good photo: I was just looking for possible improvements. Best regards.
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06/13/2006 02:15:51 AM
woah! way to go.....been gone for a week but i saw this right before i left and thought it might make the top...didn't know it was yours. nicly done.

CHICAGO REPRESENT!

hehe
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06/10/2006 12:13:44 AM
This is so amazing! I am always so impressed when photographers take the simple things in life and make them look SO extraordinary!!! WOW!!! And contratulations on such a well-deserved ribbon!!
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06/09/2006 01:49:37 PM
Congrats, very nice shot!
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06/08/2006 05:06:12 PM
Very nice! Congratulations on your ribbon. I love this image and so creative an idea for the challenge.
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06/08/2006 12:43:40 PM
I was hoping this got a ribbon, congrats on the red it's well deserved.
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06/07/2006 11:33:02 PM
Beauty and delicasy carries away the moment. Congratulations on your Red.
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06/07/2006 09:56:54 PM
Many congratulations on your ribbon with this beautiful image!
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06/07/2006 08:38:32 PM
Wow! You're on fire!!! Congrats on another red ribbon!!!
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06/07/2006 06:15:13 PM
Awesome! I gave this a 10 during the challenge. Well done.
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06/07/2006 04:37:28 PM
Yes ma'am, I liked this one alot! Thats awesome Maya congratulations, on two amazing back to back shots, not only that, but two very different back to back shots. Show that versatility girl....I'll be watching for portraiture, and landscape next.:)

Message edited by author 2006-06-07 16:37:52.
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06/07/2006 04:30:44 PM
Knew this would ribbon.. congratulations on the Red and a wonderful image!
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06/07/2006 04:03:14 PM
well, this was my first choice , though I can now see the merit in the fool on the hill, congrats
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06/07/2006 03:38:18 PM
Good grief girl, you're leaving us in your dust! Congrats on your second ribbon in as many months (two challenges in a row for you, right??).
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06/07/2006 01:05:15 PM
I beleive in trolls...you have (3) 4s and (3) 1s on a shot derserving a 7 - 8 score.
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06/07/2006 10:33:59 AM
Great DOF, wonderful color, and excellent composition. Truly deserving of ribbon.
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06/07/2006 10:00:21 AM
Congrats. Perfect for the challenge. .. the idea here definitely pushed it way ahead of the rest. I can tell you're a true photogrpaher ... you have a great variety in your portfolio. I'm sure we'll see many more ribbons from you :-]
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06/07/2006 09:58:46 AM
Congratulations!! You're on a roll! :-) This is a lovely, lovely image.
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06/07/2006 09:32:06 AM
Not at all surprised to see this on the front page - knew it would be there! Congratulations! Beautiful shot.
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06/07/2006 08:25:54 AM
Congratulation on your red, great composition and DOF, good to have you by my side! :o)
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06/07/2006 07:27:54 AM
Nice crisp shot. Congrats on the Red.
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06/07/2006 06:55:35 AM
terrific and clever interpretation of the song, Maya! way to go! congrats on the red.
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06/07/2006 06:51:57 AM
Wow! Way to go Maya!!! I didn't vote on this challenge, but you did an excellent job. Congrats!
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06/07/2006 06:49:42 AM
Very creative interpretation of the song title and a worthy ribbon winner!

I wonder if the glass jar in bottom right knocked a few points off the score?

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06/07/2006 06:46:45 AM
This should of been the winner... I think I will count this as blue ribbon... It SCREAMS the song when I look at it... This had to be the blue ribbon :(

Very excellent job...
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06/07/2006 06:02:04 AM
Congrats on your red ribbon, great shot!
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06/07/2006 05:37:17 AM
Congrats on your red! Great shot!
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06/07/2006 04:22:00 AM
This is great but where are the camera stats?
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06/07/2006 03:45:46 AM
Fantastic shot ! Congratulations on your yet another ribbon ! Well done !
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06/07/2006 03:05:44 AM
This is a really excellent picture. Congrats on your red ribbon.
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06/07/2006 02:11:30 AM
This was in my top three and I'm delighted to see it win the Red. Congratulations. Great song too.
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06/07/2006 01:53:36 AM
Simple and on the money! Congrats!
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06/07/2006 01:07:38 AM
You are on a roll!! Congratulations on a wonderful picture and on another ribbon!
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06/07/2006 01:06:03 AM
excellent, good title too.
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06/07/2006 01:02:23 AM
Very nicely put together, the sort of shot I struggle with.
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06/07/2006 12:50:58 AM
Congratulations Maya, creative and very nicely executed.
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06/07/2006 12:42:49 AM
This was my fav for a blue ... red is sweet too. Congrats on an awesome image that was well thought out for the Beatles challenge.
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06/07/2006 12:40:42 AM
Great Finish
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06/07/2006 12:36:34 AM
WOW Superb image! Congrats!
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06/07/2006 12:16:45 AM
Congrats
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06/07/2006 12:16:30 AM
Really Nice. Congratulations Maya, another Red!!! That big lense is worth the money, right?
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06/07/2006 12:14:33 AM
YAY!!! WTG :)
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06/07/2006 12:14:14 AM
Absolutely my pick o' the litter, congrats on the red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2006 10:14:02 PM
I like the composition. I think it can take a bit more light. Good job.
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06/06/2006 05:28:54 AM
Simple effective and elegant truly inspired sent a shock to my creative hunger.
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06/06/2006 03:02:06 AM
Delightful! Among my fav. 9
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06/05/2006 08:47:42 PM
Already scored this a 10 and I am now coming back to comment. Simple, clean and beautifully presented. The single petal and the remaining portion of the daisy are in crystal sharp focus. In the background we can see the blurred picked petals. They fade into the background not just physically but also symbolically. Those flower petals do not hold the answer to the question "Does she love me". The one that tells us "She Loves You" is the last remaining one on the daisy that dominates the forefront. Simply brilliant.
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06/05/2006 03:25:02 PM
Great capture, I really like this one.
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06/05/2006 09:34:52 AM
YEAH,YEAH,YEAH... :)
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06/05/2006 04:09:11 AM
well done,clever idea
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06/04/2006 10:58:55 PM
excellent DOF,nice lighting and composition although the background petals become distracting after you look at the photo for a bit
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06/04/2006 06:12:33 AM
excellent except for the DOF, single petal should have been all sharp - 9
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06/04/2006 04:16:24 AM
well it's my first choice, good luck

it's a nice photo that hits the theme, with a creative idea
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06/03/2006 10:17:54 PM
Simple, strong, elegant, and exceptionally well presented. 10
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06/03/2006 05:54:25 PM
Nice. Great idea and well executed. To me the vase or glass in the bottom corner could have been left out to improve the composition.. but that is just my thoughts... great photograph
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06/03/2006 03:02:50 PM
Top 3!!!
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06/03/2006 10:05:34 AM
Nicely done. I'm not sure if I like the oof petals in the background or if it would have been better without. In any event you chose what you chose. 9
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06/02/2006 10:48:30 PM
Very nicely done! Fit's the challenge to a 'T'. Hope it does well. The only things I would comment on negatively are the round object bottom right is distracting and I wish there was more detail in the rejected petals...
TC
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06/02/2006 04:50:18 PM
Good idea and well executed.
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06/02/2006 08:53:30 AM
Nicely done. Fits the cue perfectly.
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06/02/2006 05:11:07 AM
great photo.
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06/02/2006 12:42:03 AM
...Yeah-Yeah-Yeah. 9. Would be a ten if petal was in better focus.
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06/01/2006 01:42:03 PM
Great idea. Beautiful photo. Petal feels a bit soft focus. Otherwise, really great.
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06/01/2006 12:22:35 PM
excellent idea - one of my favourites for this challenge
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06/01/2006 09:14:12 AM
lovely idea that conveys the lyric really well.
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06/01/2006 07:50:12 AM
Wonderful coloring and use of DOF.
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06/01/2006 03:59:32 AM
Nice idea and well done.
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06/01/2006 12:57:25 AM
Hahaha...very creative. I really dig this one. I like the way the light hits the central part of the flower...
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06/01/2006 12:18:00 AM
wow, i love it! so does my girlfriend, but i love it too!
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05/31/2006 09:30:51 PM
Very well conceived and executed!
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05/31/2006 09:24:46 PM
The sentiment is well expressed in foregound and background. Bump.
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05/31/2006 08:05:39 PM
Top Ten ... make that Five. Good imagination and excellent image.
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05/31/2006 07:50:13 PM
An original flower shot. Nice!
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05/31/2006 05:20:30 PM
awesome idea and very well done ... love the blurred background with the petals ... 8
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05/31/2006 04:46:33 PM
Nice composition
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05/31/2006 03:17:20 PM
One of my favourites. I love the composition with the OOF petals making up the background. Very clear, well lit, overall one of the top photos in the challenge.
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05/31/2006 12:16:33 PM
Really like the simplicity of this
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05/31/2006 12:00:01 PM
Just when I think I'm sick of flower macros. LOL This is wonderful, particularly with the petals OOF in the background. Excellent composition and light and the focus is tack sharp. This is most certainly a crowd pleaser! Good one. Perfectly suited for the title. Not a stretch at all. 9
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05/31/2006 02:42:30 AM
Yeah! (yeah, yeah). :) Outstanding.
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05/31/2006 01:11:08 AM
very nice!
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