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Challenge: Free Study 2008-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Flowers, Trees & Leaves
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Tamron AF 18-250mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Pentax
Location: Briones Regional Park, Martinez, CA
Date: Apr 5, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2008

Shot this one way back at the beginning of the month on a hike at Briones, and its stuck in my mind ever since. Perhaps too simple for a free study, but something about it I really like. Not much editing; a little USM and maybe a touch of levels (edited it awhile back and didn't keep notes), but other than that this one is pretty close to straight from the camera.

Shot at 220mm, laying down in the grass from about 10 feet away or so as far as I can remember.

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Statistics
Place: 27 out of 468
Avg (all users): 6.5270
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.4054
Avg (non-participants): 6.8919
Views since voting: 1368
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 148
Comments: 13
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/12/2008 05:51:06 AM
This is wonderful! Perfect use of shallow dof, and I love the way you found the little bunch of flowers peeking up over the rest.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2008 12:42:16 AM
Just like SPRING..... A breath of fresh air.......
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05/06/2008 01:35:13 AM
This is my type of image. Love your composition and wonderful editing, this reminds me of Sprngtime all the way!
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05/06/2008 12:00:02 AM
Good angle--a fresh look at a classic.
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05/03/2008 09:26:37 PM
Wonderful colors! Excellent dof!
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05/03/2008 04:04:01 PM
lovely color, i probaly would have chosen a flower that was fully open, but the way you did it you got more shadow on the flower itself. cool focus too
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05/02/2008 09:12:59 PM
Great color and composition.
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05/02/2008 06:33:50 PM
Stunningly clear!!! Beautiful DOF.
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05/02/2008 12:10:16 PM
lovely use of depth of field here, interesting composition
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05/01/2008 01:34:37 PM
An outstanding entry, and a fave from a person who is not keen on floral shots.
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05/01/2008 10:25:42 AM
love the depth of field and colour
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05/01/2008 08:09:44 AM
oh very nice indeed, it is lovely to see a flower portrait in its natural enviroment and you captured it so well with this low angle. this is a ready made print, well done 10
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05/01/2008 12:27:34 AM
Ah, our friends, the California poppies. Beautiful as is, it would also be good looking if the left part was cropped to concentrate the viewer's attention on the threesome that stands out so perfectly.
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