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Challenge: Centered Composition (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 700
Location: Backyard, Providence, RI
Date: May 10, 2004
Aperture: 3.8
Shutter: 1/82
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2004

Adjustement: Auto Levels
Taken in my backyard garden. I sprayed the lily with a hose to get the water droplets. I had taken a very similar photo on a rainy morning just before the challenge started so I decided to recreate the shot.

Place: 190 out of 240
Avg (all users): 4.7048
Avg (commenters): 3.8889
Avg (participants): 4.4636
Avg (non-participants): 5.1786
Views since voting: 1178
Votes: 166
Comments: 12
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05/28/2004 10:33:25 AM
Critique Club:

Water drops on foliage are a good way of making flower shots come to life and add a sense of vibrancy and texture.
There are a few things that could be improved to make this shot really good...
More sharpness is needed. Nothing is really in focus here.
The hue and saturation seem a bit dull... I'm sure a bit of tweaking in Photo software such as Photoshop could have made your greens much more vibrant.
I'm not sure your crop has placed the plant bang in the middle of the frame.
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05/27/2004 02:59:04 AM
I agree that the first attempt is much nicer in terms of lighting and focus. This is an interesting macro subject so keep exploring! :)
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05/24/2004 10:58:34 AM
I guess I should have just looked for a different shot. Here is the original I took. It is much better in terms of focus but it could use some cropping also. This is was taken on an overcast day just after rain. The overcast lighting displays the color so much better. I took this the day before the challenge started.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2004 09:11:49 PM
Looks a little blurry to me. The contrast is "flat" as well. Try using PS to increase the contrast.
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05/22/2004 12:27:05 PM
slightly out of focus
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05/20/2004 09:22:17 AM
A centered beauty, water drops make it even better.
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05/20/2004 12:03:32 AM
a little better focus and a little less noise would improve this one a lot
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05/19/2004 02:32:00 PM
I really like this. Might have been even better if the light were more even over the entire frame. I would have cropped just a bit tighter to get rid of the bright green patches in the right corners. I think I'll give it a 9.
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05/19/2004 11:21:59 AM
This isn't centered! A little cropping could've helped a lot. Also could use some sharpness.
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05/18/2004 08:55:28 PM
This needs help with focusing. The upper left, lower right and upper right corners could have been cropped out as the background that pokes through is distracting.
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05/17/2004 10:59:17 PM
nice. looks like its exploding!
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05/17/2004 12:56:14 PM
Seems a little out of focus.
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