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Autumn Shapes
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Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Diemen, The Netherlands
Date: Dec 5, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Dec 5, 2003

For this shot I had to crawl on my belly to get the right angle. I have no idea how high this photo will score but I think it has enough shape to meet at least the challenge. Letís see if the voters like it.

As I shot on ISO800 I had to use NeatImage to remove the noise. After a small change of colour balance, contrast and brightness the photo was ready. I used my 70-200mm for this shot.

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 125
Avg (all users): 6.5000
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3373
Avg (non-participants): 6.7015
Views since voting: 1262
Votes: 150
Comments: 22
Favorites: 2 (view)


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12/19/2003 01:05:58 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is a delightful image, well suited to the Shapes challenge but also interesting on its own. Great tones and colors. Each mushroom has its own unique character, which is well captured here. The leaves among the mushrooms add variety and texture, although I agree with the several other comments that the out-of-focus foreground is distracting. The mushrooms in the background add depth and continuity; keeping them out of focus emphasizes their distance and prevents them from competing with the subjects. But I think the depth of field is just a little too narrow; I'd have liked to see the pair of mushrooms to the left of center near the top in focus, as well as the small one towards the right.
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12/16/2003 03:39:56 PM
Good photo, but a slightly tighter grouping / cropping would help.
I'm not the only person to note this. Great minds and fools etc.
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12/15/2003 07:14:48 PM
Very nice Danny. DOF is perfect, and the tones are really pleasing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 10:17:33 PM
Dead-On Focus!! excellent job 10
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12/14/2003 10:06:36 PM
This is a fantastic macro shot. Great shot!
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12/14/2003 10:06:07 PM
the only thing i would change is crop the oof foreground. otherwise very cool
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12/14/2003 03:22:32 PM
Very clean sharp photo. 9
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12/14/2003 04:25:54 AM
I think that cropping the foreground out of this may have made it look better. The unfocused part in the front draws my attention.
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12/13/2003 07:28:28 AM
This is really neat. I love the shallow DOF field; really makes your subject stand out. Somehow looks a bit dark; using Levels might brighten it up. still a very nice image. Jacko. 9
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12/11/2003 03:39:33 PM
My favorite so far. Wonderful earthy tones. Great DoF.
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12/10/2003 10:00:30 AM
Simply beuatiful. dof, contrasts and sharpness perfectly done. Only slight downfall, the harsh brown leaf in left foreground, but this is minimal.
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12/09/2003 10:10:00 PM
great DOF. was blurring used?
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12/09/2003 02:19:44 AM
Looks like a little city of mushrooms. Excellent, 8 (minused a little cause there's no specific shape that is the focus).
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12/09/2003 01:01:08 AM
I like this but shame about the blur in the front
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12/08/2003 10:32:35 PM
Nice. Like the depth of field. Good colors.
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12/08/2003 10:15:45 PM
Superb 10 Morgan
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12/08/2003 03:44:16 PM
Very nice! Very clean, beautiful, soft colours. I like it!
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12/08/2003 07:11:57 AM
I love nature macros - looks like a little mushroom forest.
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12/08/2003 05:26:50 AM
I love this shot! The depth of field is perfect, and the color is rich and warm. 8
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12/08/2003 02:08:26 AM
Absolutely beautiful. The DOF here gives it real impacy. Great shot.
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12/08/2003 12:55:17 AM
This is a wonderful shot, I love the dof, point of interest is in perfect focus, the colors are great also.
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12/08/2003 12:46:12 AM
heehee - are those magic by chance?

nice dof and angle.
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