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Last Bloom of Summer
Last Bloom of Summer

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Challenge: Surprise! (Classic Editing)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 7i
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: Nov 23, 2003
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Nov 23, 2003

70 degrees today. 32 degrees tomorrow. Ah, Indiana...

I was puttin' the garden "to bed" today, and this little guy was still perservering. I was surprised to see anything still blooming under the leaves.

Anyway, I know this doesn't really say surprise to most people but I liked it. So there. :P

Place: 36 out of 57
Avg (all users): 5.0576
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 4.6364
Avg (non-participants): 5.2526
Views since voting: 993
Votes: 139
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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12/04/2003 02:39:11 PM
I'm very surprised this didn't do better! I loved it!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/30/2003 04:32:04 PM
colors look just a bit dull, maybe you could have boosted them more if the background was a less bright color
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11/30/2003 12:21:54 AM
Stunningly beautiful photograph. Beautiful muted colors stand out against the bright yellows and greens, and focus is tack-sharp. Congrats. 10
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11/29/2003 10:22:54 PM
the desaturation of color on the hand brings the flower more to the center of my attention, good choice to leave the soil/dirt/ on the ground, draws my eyes from bottom right to top left....good job
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11/29/2003 12:10:23 PM
Nice lighting and composition, but try as I might, I can't figure out how this is supposed to convey a feeling of surprise
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11/24/2003 07:06:41 PM
A lovely photo, but I don't see how it meets this challenge - I'd vote an 8 on its own merits (the hands could be shaper ) I like the feel of the settting sun in the light...
11/24/2003 06:01:03 PM
nice composition but i don't quite understand how this meets the challenge, sorry
11/24/2003 08:17:20 AM
Not quite sure I get the surprise element here, is this supposed to be a child bringing the flower in to surprise Mommy? Or the fact that there is still one last flower this late in the year? Either way the idea is good but the exacution is lacking. If it was for Mommy, I would have like to seen her face convey the surprise. If it was the late bloomer idea, the flower in snow or bitter weather conditions would have really pulled this off. The shot is also wanting, the lighting is a bit dull, it needs more contrast to make the shot pop. THe color is there for the flower but the hands seem very dull in comparision. A 4
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11/24/2003 05:38:44 AM
SURPRISE! another flower- SURPRISE! there is nothing surprising about this photograph :) would've done well in a different contest.
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11/24/2003 03:32:34 AM
Beautiful photo. Doesn;t say Surprise very much to me, but I still love it as a photo.
11/24/2003 02:09:56 AM
I like this.

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