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Challenge: Symmetry II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Kodak DCS Pro 14n
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super for Nikon
Location: Goodyear Arizona
Date: Apr 26, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 27, 2007

Photo taken of yellow flowers and blue skyline. Adjusted curves, then added 25 percent saturation using photoshop 7.0.

Place: 242 out of 249
Avg (all users): 3.8609
Avg (commenters): 3.4000
Avg (participants): 3.5410
Avg (non-participants): 4.0778
Views since voting: 547
Views during voting: 198
Votes: 151
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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05/12/2007 10:28:14 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club -

Tough score here man. I don't normally read the other comments before eposting mine but I noticed you had 11 and I was curious as to the response. You got some really excellent critiques in challenge and I will echo most of them here.

This doesn't really fit the challenge. At least not in the way DPC voters were looking for. The focus is wierd with some branches kind of in the middle being out of focus. And ultimately you have no real center of focus, no main point of interest which will not keep people at your image for longer than it takes to hit a score.

You have some really nice plant and flower images in your portfolio. This unfortunately just isnt one of them. Keep shooting and entering, the scores are bound to go up. Goo dluck!

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05/09/2007 01:28:44 PM
this is very boring
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2007 05:25:50 PM
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05/08/2007 12:29:44 AM
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05/07/2007 09:57:14 PM
I really like the colors and the idea of the abstraction; I think it doesn't work on a couple of levels, though;

1st, there's no focal point to the image; my eye wanders but can't find a place to rest.

2nd, since most of the flowers are in focus, the bunches close to the camera that aren't are distracting.

I'd rather see one flower, or a few, in focus much closer to the camera, and the background a blur from yellow to blue.
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05/04/2007 08:44:00 AM
Even though the colours of blue and yellow are a nice contrast there is nothing in this picture that draws my eye which is frustrating. If the larger yellow flowers almost central to the picture were in focus with everything else in a blur this would have drawn the eye. I also dont understand is application to the theme Symmetry.
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05/04/2007 05:51:03 AM
Symmetry...? Hmmm - I don't get it
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05/04/2007 01:47:09 AM
I find this image quite boring. There are only two main colors, there's no place where the eyes are drawn to and the subject at hand (small leaves and flowers) just don't do well when compressed as jpeg. Next time, add an object to focus on. -2-
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05/03/2007 08:56:04 PM
Very pretty!
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05/03/2007 04:41:53 AM
For me, this is not a symmetry picture.
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05/02/2007 11:04:26 PM
Not sure what this has to do with symmetry--pretty photo though
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05/02/2007 10:26:24 AM
i really don't see the planes of symmetry in this image - it is pretty - love the yellows set off against the blue sky
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