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Gently Leaning
Gently Leaning

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: My home in Toronto, ON, Canada
Date: Apr 14, 2007
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 15, 2007

Shot with 105mm f/2.8 VR macro lens in RAW and converted using Nikon Capture NX, then edited in PS CS2. I used a piece of black velvet as the background and a southwest facing window as the light source. I cropped a bit, used USM at 20, 47, 3 for local contrast enhancement and also did a bit of curves adjustment. I probably also used a bit of Smart Sharpen after I'd resized but I can't remember for sure. Essentially, though, this image is almost exactly as it came from the camera. I love the idea of expert editing, and normally it would be a big help to me. It just happens that this time my editing was almost minimal.

Place: 202 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.9191
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.7712
Avg (non-participants): 6.2364
Views since voting: 860
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 173
Comments: 7
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2007 10:35:46 AM
Excellent lighting on difficult colours.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2007 12:50:27 PM
Beautiful colour and exposure here.
05/04/2007 07:32:38 AM
Lacks interest and subject is not done in the best way possible to depict it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2007 12:14:58 AM
very nice shot-----
05/02/2007 10:06:58 PM
I would have liked more leaning so we could see the best part of the flower. :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/02/2007 07:28:28 PM
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05/01/2007 03:25:08 PM

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