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Bird of Paradise
Bird of Paradise
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Cleveland
Date: Dec 31, 2006
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2007

Well I waited until the last day of the year. This was taken at Rockefeller Greenhouse in Cleveland. Shot with a 70-200mm lense with an extension tube.

Statistics
Place: 162 out of 712
Avg (all users): 6.2563
Avg (commenters): 7.1304
Avg (participants): 6.1353
Avg (non-participants): 6.6180
Views since voting: 865
Views during voting: 516
Votes: 355
Comments: 25
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/26/2007 09:57:09 AM
This is beautiful Doug!!! Definitely a "Best Of" quality photo! And on the last day of the year :) Fantastic job!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 05:47:52 PM
Nice capture. I saw many of these when I was in Maui in Nov. Beautiful flower.
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01/25/2007 10:22:11 AM
Love the colors and exotic plant. Wish the leaf or whatever just behind the plant weren't there. But this is just a nit pic. It's great!
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01/25/2007 03:37:22 AM
I like the light in this shot.....I like this so bumping this one up.....
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01/24/2007 11:48:21 PM
beautiful image, nicely photographed.
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01/24/2007 11:19:39 PM
Love the colors. Good job.
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01/24/2007 12:53:54 PM
Lovely.
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01/24/2007 12:33:37 AM
Crazy imagery - - nice eye to catch this - - well executed with beautiful colors & composition...

good luck -- << 8 >> --
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01/23/2007 08:25:36 PM
the diagonal leaf line is really distracting otherwise... the lighting and the softness is exquisite.
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01/22/2007 01:41:35 PM
Great colors, nicely done.
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01/19/2007 01:40:53 PM
Love how you made this glow!
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01/18/2007 06:36:15 PM
Great firey reds and lovely green & blue. Back to bump you up to 8.
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01/18/2007 05:11:08 PM
Beautiful colors, nice sharpness and DOF
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01/18/2007 02:44:41 AM
Very beautiful, the upper area is so nicely lit, love this!
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01/18/2007 01:44:46 AM
gorgeous colors. Excellent eye!!
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01/15/2007 10:57:07 AM
Beautiful colors. It almost looks like it is on fire!
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01/15/2007 10:41:04 AM
Beautiful colors
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01/14/2007 10:10:00 PM
Wow beautiful PP 9
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01/14/2007 03:13:05 PM
This is beautiful, the red (petals?leaves?) almost look like flames! :o)
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01/14/2007 10:03:18 AM
where is the bird ? :-) no seriously ... i don't see a bird but this is nice photo, cool colors and great mistery
01/13/2007 12:12:32 PM
I never thought that "bird of paradise" looked like a bird... until THIS picture. 8.
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01/12/2007 10:18:24 PM
Excellent tones and presentation. Really rich coloration. Good luck!
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01/12/2007 01:50:54 PM
pretty!! some softness int he middle of the flower is distracting.
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01/12/2007 08:36:59 AM
Really a lovely image. Intense with rich colors. I like how they pop from the black background.
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01/12/2007 02:48:38 AM
Oh my!! This is fabulous. My first 10 for the challenge. Good luck...dang this is one of the prettiest photos I've ever seen. Very nice, indeed. How'd you get the beautiful lighting? I only widh you'd taken out the leaf on the right side though. Still sooo striking.
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