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Hou to backlight a flower naturally
Hou to backlight a flower naturally

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Challenge: Backlighting III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm f.3.5-5.6 ED Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Keahua Forestry Arboretum, Kauai, HI
Date: Aug 17, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Aug 19, 2007

Natural available light for backlighting. Boost color is the only editing done in iPhoto 6.

Place: 142 out of 202
Avg (all users): 5.2437
Avg (commenters): 5.3000
Avg (participants): 4.8406
Avg (non-participants): 5.4609
Views since voting: 1176
Views during voting: 266
Votes: 197
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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09/13/2007 12:12:40 PM
Pretty good attempt. I think it needs a bit more depth to get the bee in focus, especially if you are going for an all white background. A terrific score for your first challenge. Hope to see more.
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08/29/2007 03:42:25 PM
Originally posted by vtruan:

I'd like to see the natural white petals, but maybe just me.

I am not sure what white petals you speak of here. I have never seen a 'Hou bush', on Kaua`i, with white petaled flowers. I might be just you in this instance.
08/29/2007 03:39:19 PM
Originally posted by robst:

should it be how?

Hou is the name of the bush/flower and I like word play because it causes one to think a bit and look words up if there is a question.

Hibiscus tiliaceus is grown throughout the tropics mainly as an ornamental tree for landscaping, as it is very ornamental, with its large heart-shaped leaves and dense foliage.
Today it is often called "hau bush" in Hawai'i and is sometimes regarded as an invasive plant, as it has taken over some areas covering many acres, at the same time creating windbreaks and stabilizing the soil. Description from: //ntbg.org/plants/plant_details.php


 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/28/2007 10:02:10 PM
Since all my photo equipment was stolen and I am camera-less, I will spend time now voting...
Interest - 2
Theme Interp - 2
Technical Merit - 2
Personal Bias - 2
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08/28/2007 10:43:59 AM
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08/27/2007 01:52:33 PM
nice light capture 7
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08/26/2007 10:37:38 PM
Good backlighting. Could be a little sharper.
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08/25/2007 04:23:11 AM
should it be how?
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08/24/2007 07:52:53 AM
nice composition, lovely colors
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08/24/2007 01:08:54 AM
hou to spell how...
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08/22/2007 02:33:55 PM
Nice flower but I think that the bottom "out of focus" leaves are hurting the picture.
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08/22/2007 11:30:23 AM
Subject is too unsharp for this type of pic.
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08/22/2007 11:13:43 AM
I'd like to see the natural white petals, but maybe just me.
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08/22/2007 11:02:41 AM
very nice
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