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Challenge: Rule of Thirds II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di for Canon
Location: Italy
Date: Sep 4, 2006
Aperture: f 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1.3 s
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2006

I love trying macro with a very narrow dof.
I tried to let the viewer concentrate on the central part of the petals spiral leaving all very, very soft to reduce the number of details.
Unfortunately the basic rules prevent me to remove the black spots on the petals.

Place: 196 out of 320
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Avg (commenters): 5.6000
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Views during voting: 304
Votes: 208
Comments: 6
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09/17/2006 03:51:16 PM
Critique Club Review:

I read your comments twice, before the word petals sank into my brain. Up to that point I had no clue what this was. I had several theories, and none of them were close.

You've met the challenge well, and color, saturation, hue, brightness, and contrast are all rendered well.

The darks spots do distract, as you've noted. Macro doesn't leave much room for problems.

Focus and depth of field are very well done.

The curves as the expand out from the center are cut off, and keep guiding the eye out of the frame. I would have liked it better, had there been a way to keep them intact. Also I find myself wishing for a little more drama in the color.

Very nice photo, and one that holds the viewers interest as they try to figure out what this is.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/11/2006 08:31:43 AM
I dont know what this is. Meets the challenge though.
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09/08/2006 08:01:43 AM
unfortunately the quality is not so good after resizing
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09/07/2006 09:37:41 AM
Very nice picture. It's a pity for the few dirty spot near the hole.
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09/06/2006 04:55:57 PM
Nice abstract. TOok me a second to realize what it was. Great work and I LOVE the soft focus.
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09/06/2006 02:36:23 PM
Very abstract. I like it. 7
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