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Sometimes weeds aren't so bad
Sometimes weeds aren't so bad

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 High-Speed for Minolta
Location: Back yard
Date: Apr 30, 2007
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

alot of noise ninja - many times. USM.... some dodge and burn.

Place: 158 out of 573
Avg (all users): 6.0405
Avg (commenters): 6.1250
Avg (participants): 5.9478
Avg (non-participants): 6.2241
Views since voting: 2144
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 173
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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05/09/2007 02:16:26 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club -

Congrats on the 6+ score and a new image in your top rated pics row. Its always nice to see shots fall off the other end.

First off let me say that you have great colors. The yellows and green are vibrant yet still real and not over the top. I also really like the textures on the tips of the grass. Offers a nice little bit of extra somethign to the shot. I think you did real well with the vignetting effect - offers good focus on the weed. And you rcomposition is well done too. Nicely off centered - uses the rule of thirds concept well.

A couple of minor issues from me. Maybe a bit heavy on the noise reduction on the weed head. You seemed to have lost some detail from it. Also a little more fine burning on the head to really separate more of the petals, especially on the top part could have allowed it more visible detail.

A nice overall image and your vote curve really reflects that. No real low votes but not many too high either. You have an in general well executed and pleasing image. Had your compostion packed a bit more WOW power you would have scored higher, but without totally reshooting your image I dont think there is anything major that you could have done in post process to achieve that. In the end - nice work, good score and a really good placement in the FS. Keep up the good work!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 05:05:31 PM
Love the focus on this and the details in the grass stalks.
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05/07/2007 03:41:45 PM
Great lighting, comp and clarity.
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05/07/2007 10:53:52 AM
Great job on the deep, rich colors.
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05/06/2007 01:30:51 PM
Pretty - I love your use of burning and dodging! The vibrant colors and the deep blacks are really nice.
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05/04/2007 10:47:12 AM
I agree, there is so much beauty there.
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05/03/2007 11:26:30 AM
Need to sharpen the blade on that lawnmower! :D Nice photo overall. The dandelion head seems like it could be sharper (or less noise reduction used). Good luck in the challenge.
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05/02/2007 09:37:36 PM
Now that's some colour! The detail of the cut rass ends is great. I think the flower needs to come over just a touch to the right - its a little too close to the edge of the photo.
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05/02/2007 09:24:16 PM
verp sharp!
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05/02/2007 05:17:24 PM
Who cut the all the other flowers down with a Grass Trimmer
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05/01/2007 11:21:11 PM
simple, but beautiful. (8)
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