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Afternoon Warmth
Afternoon Warmth

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-09 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Butchart Gardens, BC, Canada
Date: Sep 10, 2007
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2007

Shot handheld while on a visit with friends to Butchart Gardens on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Converted from RAW in RSP: Color Temp 4300, Tint -5, Exp Comp 0 - Fill Light 22, Shadow Contrast 17, Highlight Contrast -9 using a slight bump in the midline of curves. Saved as TIFF.

Cleaned noise in Noise Ninja set to auto. Saved as TIFF.

Opened in Nikon NX and used color points to spot darken a few areas. Saved as TIFF.

Opened in PSE4 to resize, sharpen and save for web.

Place: 167 out of 503
Avg (all users): 6.0174
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.9451
Avg (non-participants): 6.2917
Views since voting: 609
Views during voting: 175
Votes: 115
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/23/2008 08:23:45 PM
I like the colors and the DOF on this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2007 02:20:40 PM
nice macro with nice bokeh, the wings of this thing are very cool
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10/07/2007 12:29:29 PM
My favorite thing about your image are the colors. Nice and vibrant. Overall a pleasing dragonfly macro to look at.
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10/06/2007 03:03:17 PM
A lot of potential here, but I think he needs to be a little sharper in the thorax (main body area).
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10/05/2007 01:58:19 PM
Beautiful glow and detail to the photo.
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10/05/2007 11:09:04 AM
Nice macro shoot...
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10/04/2007 07:46:05 PM
Amazing detail! Beautiful colors! Love the motion of the wings! 10
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10/04/2007 02:09:12 AM
avg vote, good lighting and dof, placement of subject would be better for me if it more head on then a almost side ways view.
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10/02/2007 03:08:48 PM
amazing close up and beautiful colors!
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10/01/2007 10:08:11 AM
lovely bokeh and composition - 7
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10/01/2007 09:55:08 AM
Focus is a little soft, otherwise cool photo.
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