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Challenge: Point of Color (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenge Pics - Love 'em!
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 ED Zuiko Digital
Date: Jul 6, 2008
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 6, 2008

Did not do any HSL.
Used my $10 extension tube and shot in RAW
Used Silkypix to lighten a bit and then applied some contrast.
In PS7: crop, dodge and burn, levels, sharpen.

The idea is that the 4 stamen are the points, they do have a nice dark color (no one said that color had to be bright), and they are supposed to be what attracts your eye first. I'll be curious to see what kinds of comments I get. As far as I am concerned, this DOES meet the challenge.

Place: 69 out of 200
Avg (all users): 5.8442
Avg (commenters): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 5.6167
Avg (non-participants): 5.9894
Views since voting: 914
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 154
Comments: 16
Favorites: 0

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01/29/2009 04:11:37 PM
You have a good eye for composition. I like your portfolio a lot. Much of interest in it.
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07/29/2008 12:45:56 PM
Beautiful. Love the colors
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07/20/2008 09:29:27 PM
Beautiful capture
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07/18/2008 05:11:59 PM
Definitely points in color at any rate! Wonderful DOF here and the composition is perfect. Great job of getting rich warm color without resorting to HSL, too.
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07/14/2008 04:29:12 PM
Really beautiful, and great colors. I didn't vote on it but I certainly get the "point" after the fact! :=)
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07/14/2008 05:11:44 AM
This was great macro, but - to my shame - I think I failed to get it. You are 100% right when you mention that no one said that the point of colour had to be light. I looked at this shot and thought 'beautiful but the colour - ie in my eyes that flower rather than the stamen - was not a point of colour.

I need to open my mind as well as my eyes a little.

I scored this a 5 but having read your description I can see this was a greivous underscore

Sorry Michelle, definitely a case of the voter being wrong and not the photo
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07/14/2008 12:13:33 AM
Such a stunning and beautiful macro.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2008 01:07:21 PM
I really like the composition & dof here.
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07/11/2008 11:06:06 AM
Beautiful colors and focus.
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07/10/2008 10:54:03 PM
Nice detail, 6.
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07/10/2008 08:56:46 PM
Seems more of an entire background of color. I can see however, that you wanted the yellow to stand out. I do like it, though. Nice application of a narrow DOF.
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07/09/2008 04:06:56 PM
Very nice macro work, looks like you got just what you wanted in focus and it worked perfectly imo.
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07/09/2008 11:38:45 AM
Interesting dof choice. Different from normal floral shots.
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07/09/2008 09:07:23 AM
love it
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07/08/2008 06:49:43 AM
Beautiful orange glow, love the dof.
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07/07/2008 09:04:44 AM
very dramatic and fiery
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