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Peacock Strands
Peacock Strands

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Challenge: Shallow DOF III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Ithaca, NY
Date: Jan 25, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2007

This is my first entry of what I hope to be many to come.
A photograph of a tiny strand of peacock feather, shot using a 100mm macro with a 18-55 lens (at 55mm) stacked on top & lit about 1 inch away slightly off to the side & maybe 0.75" away from the subject.
All editing done in Adobe Raw, contrast, white balance, exposure & some minor dust removal from the lenses (you can see literally anything regardless of how small on two lenses).
Hopefully I\'ll get some good feedback on this.

Place: 240 out of 413
Avg (all users): 5.2582
Avg (commenters): 3.0000
Avg (participants): 4.9882
Avg (non-participants): 5.4948
Views since voting: 671
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 182
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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02/13/2007 10:09:16 PM
*Critique Club*

Wow looks like you are off to a good start, this being your first challenge you did a great job.

"Peacock Strands" is a good entry into Shallow DOF III because it is something different, not the traditional flowers (which I am guilty of using). This image really does draw the viewer in because the colors are so vibrant. The colors look very true to what they actually are. I think voters may have had a harder time voting on this shot because the DOF is kind of hard to tell since it looks more like a repeating pattern. The focus and lighting look good and well composed.

Overall I think this was a great first entry and I can see your second did very well, so I really look forward to your future entries.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2007 05:39:20 PM
Cool picture.
01/31/2007 03:38:45 AM

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