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Challenge: Soft Focus II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: backyard in Aurora
Date: Aug 21, 2006
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 22, 2006

daisy in my backyard on its last legs, late afternoon sun.

Processed in Capture 1, and resized, cropped and neat image in ps2.

Place: 133 out of 252
Avg (all users): 5.1937
Avg (commenters): 5.3636
Avg (participants): 4.7188
Avg (non-participants): 5.3861
Views since voting: 656
Views during voting: 317
Votes: 222
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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09/04/2006 03:20:23 PM
Critique Club Review:

Overall a very good photograph. Lighting, contrast, saturation are all done well. Detail is only lost at the very tip of a couple of the flower's leaves. Still only minor. In another challenge this picture would have scored much better. As it is, the challenge was "soft focus", you used depth of field to isolate your subject quite well. The idea of soft focus, is that the subject of the picture has a soft focus. Your technique is very good, it just didn't meet the challenge.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/29/2006 12:30:50 AM
Shallow depth of field but dead on focus thus not "soft". Nice Shot though - 5
08/28/2006 12:35:07 AM
Nice bokeh. Seems a bit oversaturated causing the loss of some detail in the flower.
08/26/2006 11:56:48 PM
nice soft look. 9
08/24/2006 04:28:31 PM
that flower's got great personality! pretty background too. 7
08/24/2006 08:34:07 AM
IMHO this is more the use of depth of field than soft focus and I find the B/G a little distracting
08/24/2006 12:35:14 AM
This is nicely composed but I'm not seeing soft focus, only good DOF with the front flower in focus and the rest blurred.
08/23/2006 11:45:40 PM
The background looks wonderful; IMO, the cobwebs are distracting.
08/23/2006 05:31:01 PM
There is no soft focus here. Only a shalow DOF.
08/23/2006 04:53:28 PM
this shot is too blurry...could be sharper...Just Kidding!!

Great focus on the flower and the web.
08/23/2006 06:43:56 AM
this is more of a out of focus bg rather than a soft focus shot in the true sense of the challenge, but a really nice shot 7
08/23/2006 03:28:29 AM
I somehow don't see why you'd consider this soft focus.

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