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Challenge: Shallow DOF IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: On the deck
Date: Sep 7, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2500 second
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 6, 2008

I seem to have so little time these days. This is a bit of a rush job and there are many things I'd like to fix if I had time to reshoot...
...the DOF could be a little bigger
...the fingers on each side would be better in a more symetrical manner
...the dirt on the fingers in the right should be removed
...the root at the left should go
...I'd prefer another 0.5cm at the bottom of the shot but it just wasn't in the frame.

If I was voting on the image then these would be the difference between a 6 and a 7 vote so I expect a "not so great" score for this, maybe a mid/high 5? Oh well, at least my DPC addiction is fed for another week :)

[Sep. 16th, 2008 03:40:49 PM]

OK, so here we are in the last day of voting and the score is steady around 6.1/6.2 - I now wish I had made the time to reshoot as a few voters agree with me about the things that need fixing. Who knows what could have been with this shot?

Place: 34 out of 324
Avg (all users): 6.2400
Avg (commenters): 8.2000
Avg (participants): 6.1379
Avg (non-participants): 6.3186
Views since voting: 1012
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 200
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2008 03:20:30 PM
I really love this one! I'm only halfway through voting, but this is my favorite so far!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/16/2008 08:57:30 AM
You've certainly used shallow DOF well here. Just a nit pick but the stray root on the left side sticks out as being distracting for me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2008 01:26:10 PM
Very nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/15/2008 12:25:35 PM
original and very good composition (7)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/13/2008 11:57:01 PM
Excellent Photo. Depth of field is synonymous, and redundant, with flowers. but this one actually captures the eye.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2008 08:47:58 PM
This will ribbon, it must! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2008 04:54:37 PM
very good DOF and message
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2008 11:34:09 AM
I like the idea that you have ventured here! Very good!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/12/2008 12:32:22 AM
I like this...but, it is really missing some green/leaves. It doesn't look natural with a stem just sticking out of the ground. You do have really nice focus on this though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/11/2008 02:18:04 PM
I like the focus on the flower, the only minor thing is what's coming out from the left hand (i'm being picky here),but I think this looks great!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2008 03:09:23 AM
Great idea and well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/10/2008 12:43:54 AM
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