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lady slipper
2nd Placelady slipper
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Begin (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Location: Edmonton Alberta
Date: Feb 2, 2009
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 60
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2009

This is a Lady Slipper Orchid that is just starting to bloom. It has just dropped out of its sheath. These flowers last for a long time so this is just the beginning:)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 117
Avg (all users): 6.5417
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.9318
Avg (non-participants): 6.6786
Views since voting: 4693
Views during voting: 366
Votes: 240
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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02/14/2009 05:48:18 PM
I like this shot, love how it follows the golden spiral rule of composition.
02/13/2009 07:26:53 AM
Beautiful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
02/12/2009 01:27:25 PM
Great macro, crisp and clean. Congrats on your red.
02/11/2009 07:02:52 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone - especially the constructive feedback. I will definately be paying close attention to the background when shooting in macro. I am very excited photo did so well.
Cheers,
Andrea
02/11/2009 12:48:52 PM
This was my top choice. Pity it did not win. Congrats
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02/11/2009 02:25:56 AM
well done and congrats
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02/11/2009 02:06:49 AM
Congrats! This crispy macro won!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/10/2009 10:42:50 PM
Wonderful texture and lighting. Great DOF. One of my top choices for this challenge. 9
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02/10/2009 03:23:19 AM
just lovely use of space and color...
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02/09/2009 11:26:14 AM
A nice macro. It's a shame about the dark blob at the bottom of the frame in the background though, which I find distracts a lot from the bud
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02/08/2009 12:14:44 AM
Composition is Great. Dynamic Range is Superb. Fantastic Attention to detail!
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02/07/2009 09:42:33 AM
amazing detail
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02/05/2009 06:26:19 PM
Great macro although the dark spot in the center background is a little distracting. Good shot all the same.
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02/05/2009 04:56:15 AM
Excellent circular composition coupled to a harmonious colour palet.
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02/04/2009 02:25:46 PM
Very graceful, nice lighting and colors. Doesn't look focused as much as sharpened.
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02/04/2009 10:35:43 AM
This is the first shot i vote in this challenge and a i have to comment it. The colors are great, so as the background with this beatiful bokeh, it meets the challenge perfectly and i think it will score well! I love the light too! I just found two things that can take some points from you, which are the black parts of the background, mostly that one on the upper left, they are distracting but that can be changed with a different background. And the parts whithout focus on the main object could be better in my opinion, maybe trying to put those parts at the same focal plane, but this was probably hard.
I`m not very experient but that was my opinion, i hope you get a good score! I`m giving a 7!
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02/04/2009 06:25:09 AM
Good looking shot with pin point focus, I'm not so sure about the background.
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