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Lily Trio II
Lily Trio II

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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Mar 3, 2008
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.6 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2008

The same three lily blooms from 'Tangerine' in the Led Zeppelin Challenge only they are all in full bloom in this. Just saw them the next day and had to shoot them.

Post: Camera raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0. Spot edit imperfections in leaves and petals. Sharpen. Resize. Sharpen.

I entered this earlier in the week. On 03/29/2008 I went to the florist that sold me the lilies. One of his associates, Chris, an artist, was showing me some of his paintings on line. Great stuff! Another customer came in and he went to see her. I pulled up my Better Photo Gallery to show Chris 'Medusa' from the Blurry Mess Challenge. I also looked at some other of the floral images in the gallery and showed them to the customer who is also an artist and paints flowers. I pulled up this and and went EEEEK! A big blue gray mass in the upper left corner! So I came home. Adjusted my gamma again and turned off the apartment lights in the background and OY! What a load of KAKA all over the background of the lilies. I selected the background and picked a bight point and it all went away, I hope. At least it did as far as I could see. So a Huge thank you to Michael and Chris at Pure Design not only for the flowers but helping me to see what I did not before.

Place: 10 out of 500
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Views since voting: 1933
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Votes: 152
Comments: 14
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04/14/2008 01:28:22 AM
Love this! Great composition and striking colours with perfect lighting .. nicely done!
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04/14/2008 01:10:13 AM
Very striking. Was just kinda surfing my way through the top entries of the challenge, and this just popped out, and caught my eye.
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04/08/2008 06:31:21 AM
Gorgeous! Great work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2008 06:23:51 PM
Perfect lighting and focus on this one.
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04/07/2008 12:31:16 AM
Lots of really great shots in this challenge. This is one of the best. Should be in a calendar. 10
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04/06/2008 07:12:57 PM
Stunning clarity and lighting!
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04/06/2008 04:25:25 PM
Very nice. I have a painting of orange lilies on black background - reminds me of it.
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04/06/2008 03:11:36 AM
Beautiful work I love this 3 dimensional feel to it and the stunning colours
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04/05/2008 11:29:27 AM
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04/05/2008 09:34:53 AM
Gorgeous. Perfect exposure and a nice composition.
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04/02/2008 03:07:01 PM
beautiful lighting and arrangement!
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04/01/2008 10:59:38 PM
Incredible capture, the color, detail & composition are wonderful.
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04/01/2008 04:08:28 PM
Looks like a watercolor painting. Beautiful detail and light.
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04/01/2008 12:38:21 AM
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