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Dendrobium Orchid
3rd PlaceDendrobium Orchid
timmi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Macro III (Classic Editing*)
Camera: Olympus C-4000Z
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: Dec 21, 2003
Aperture: f-11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.77 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2003

The colours you see are pretty much accurate. The orchids were factory dyed with blue shades. I have only adjusted the saturation slightly to make it more vivid and sharpened it.

The glow comes from a tiny flashlight placed behind the petals. I also had a small flashlight with purple celophane over it to boost the red portions at the right.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 165
Avg (all users): 6.8207
Avg (commenters): 8.5714
Avg (participants): 6.4796
Avg (non-participants): 7.5319
Views since voting: 7766
Votes: 145
Comments: 33
Favorites: 17 (view)


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12/31/2003 09:59:54 AM
timmi - congratulations on your ribbon! Well deserved, that is a fantastic shot and what a great idea. :-)
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12/30/2003 02:32:06 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
12/30/2003 10:17:00 AM
you know what? this is truly a stunning shot. you did great. congrats !
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12/29/2003 10:09:17 AM
Beautiful pic, congrats.
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12/29/2003 09:02:21 AM
Lovely shot. The colors are beautiful! congrats!
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12/29/2003 06:24:50 AM
Wow, Timmi, congrats on a wonderful photo and another ribbon! :-) Way to go, in the C-4000Z team, too. :-)
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12/29/2003 03:02:35 AM
Oh, guys, thank you so much for the votes. I didn't expect ribbon, as I thought many of you would think the colours are too much. I just crossed my fingers.

Thank you for all the comments. It's very encouraging.
12/29/2003 12:55:25 AM
Yup, beautiful shot. Congrats on your 2nd ribbon.
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12/29/2003 12:44:20 AM
Hey, congratulations!!!! Beautiful picture.

Ursula
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12/29/2003 12:16:14 AM
this is gorgeous. great colors--i love the graduation from light to dark--and really love the glow of the lighting. very nice work!
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12/29/2003 12:10:46 AM
Wow! Great work I didn't vote on this, but this is just so beautiful and very deserving! Congrat's on the ribbon
I am down at 26 but I am pleased with that

Message edited by author 2003-12-29 00:34:40.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/28/2003 11:16:22 PM
Beautiful colors, composition, and overall aesthetics.
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12/28/2003 10:23:53 PM
Wow, that is cool. Feel like I am a dentist looking into someones throat.
Very Nice.
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12/28/2003 09:31:37 PM
When you get this close up, familiar objects become abstracts. In this case, the colors, shapes and composition are spot on. Beautiful shot.
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12/28/2003 08:48:09 PM
Love the colors. nice sharp focus, as well
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12/28/2003 08:18:42 PM
Simply Amazing, This Flower Looks Like A Sea Creature
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12/28/2003 03:35:01 PM
Well this has to be one of the top five, if not the outright winner. This is just beautiful with excellent composition, colors and textures. Even the slight noise adds something to it for me. -10

T
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12/27/2003 12:12:10 PM
Interesting. Like the lighting. Best flower shot in challenge. 8 cause I find most flower shots ho-hum.
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12/24/2003 05:27:43 AM
As much as I hate to say this; this is definitely a case where I wish every single pixel was in perfect focus because I really want to see every bit of detail in this amazing flower. Gorgeous colors, and an effective composition. Not crazy about the fairly wide, white border.
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12/24/2003 12:11:13 AM
Nice colors & I like the soft focus. Good job.
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12/23/2003 03:18:01 PM
This HAS to be the best photo in this challenge. You have got to win. The composition and colours are magnificeint. Beautiful.
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12/23/2003 09:34:04 AM
Technical: fits the challenge. Exposure composition focus lighting all very good, nice job capturing a better-than-the-usual shot of a relatively common subject.

Personal: The "inner glow" here is almost otherworldly. I love the colors, but I think they might border on too much.

My vote: 7
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12/23/2003 09:00:19 AM
Great colors and lighting, like the soft feel of the shot.
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12/22/2003 11:13:20 PM
Love it. It's as if one is invading the private life of this particular orchid. The diagonals invite my eyes to dig deeper into the inside ... which is so inviting because of the light. Co(o)lors are wild (congratulations in your manipulations!). Texture of the petals is well captured ... delicate and soft. Orchids are so exquisite ... and so is this picture.
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12/22/2003 06:12:12 PM
Beautifully lit.
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12/22/2003 12:07:04 PM
beautiful photo....love the composition of the flower. The use of light is interesting too. bright, vibrant colors....one of my favorites thus far!
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12/22/2003 09:27:41 AM
Gorgeous! Terrific color. Good luck.
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12/22/2003 09:08:40 AM
The colors in this are GORGEOUS! Nice cropping.
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12/22/2003 06:53:40 AM
Very beautiful, vibrant color. I could stare at this for quite a while.
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12/22/2003 05:01:08 AM
Brilliant shot, excellent colours, full marks!
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12/22/2003 12:42:57 AM
Not sure what this is, but nice colors
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12/22/2003 12:35:30 AM
This is an outstanding shot, wonderful vivid colors, lighting is terrific 10
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12/22/2003 12:13:33 AM
orchids are gorgeous flowers... i have never seen one quite this color tho... :)
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