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The Last Dahlia of Summer
The Last Dahlia of Summer
Bosborne


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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ3
Location: backyard in Kentucky
Date: Oct 24, 2006
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/25
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006

This won POTD on November 2, 2006 at www.shutterbugs.biz! I am so excited!
I was out in my backyard taking photos of all the beautiful autumn leaves and happened upon this last flower in my neighbors garden. This dahlia's head was just hanging down and it looked like it was just waiting to die. I walked over and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it! I immediately cut it and brought it inside and proceeded to take some very lovely photos. I now have a beautiful reminder of that most beautiful flower. I think the curled petals were caused by the warm sunny days and cold nights maybe. Anyway, I am so glad that I took the time to walk over to that forlorn looking flower and see the beauty in it!

***Update! I just won another photo contest with this image. www.shutterbugs.biz I won Best Of Catagory this time!

Statistics
Place: 135 out of 625
Avg (all users): 6.0426
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.9333
Avg (non-participants): 6.4737
Views since voting: 843
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 188
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/12/2008 11:36:01 PM
GORGEOUS!!! funny to see this after so much time???

:) GRIN :)
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11/09/2006 02:15:47 AM
Thanks to everyone for their nice comments!
11/08/2006 06:33:20 AM
WOW Becky! This is great! One of the best flowers I've also seen this year. Great job!
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11/08/2006 05:02:37 AM
The best flower ive seen all year! well done
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 01:08:00 PM
Beautiful, Macro Shot.
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11/06/2006 12:01:24 PM
Really good building of the image and the colors are amazing
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11/04/2006 07:39:55 PM
just great colours, really bold and vibrant. good work
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11/03/2006 05:14:38 PM
Lovely dahlia! Mine died before I could get a good shot :-( I really like how some of the petals in the center are curled...adds some interest.
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11/03/2006 01:58:42 PM
Seems a bit soft, good colours though.
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11/03/2006 05:53:53 AM
Great close-up here.....
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11/02/2006 05:18:42 AM
A wonderful explosion of color and natural beauty. Very cool photo. Nice job.
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11/02/2006 03:24:10 AM
Very pretty with excellent focus.
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11/02/2006 12:09:36 AM
interesting symmetry.
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11/01/2006 07:34:18 PM
great crop - colors are wonderful
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11/01/2006 01:39:00 PM
Ah, I love dahlias, and that one's a beauty. Nice job. Interesting, swiggly center. I've not seen one like that. Good crop. 7
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11/01/2006 09:45:33 AM
the color is briliant
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11/01/2006 04:17:39 AM
What a beauty.
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