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aliqui


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Duotones IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D
Location: Patio
Date: Jun 14, 2009
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200sec
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2009

Lightroom
Crop
Sepia preset
Black Clipping boost
Contrast boost
Clarity boost

Photoshop
Topaz Adjust
Slight contrast boost again
Selective Color to darken blacks
Smart Sharpen
Burned the lower half to reduce distraction of the leaves
Resize
Smart Sharpen again
Selectively sharpened flowers

Original
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Post challenge
Eee!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 253
Avg (all users): 6.9559
Avg (commenters): 8.2667
Avg (participants): 6.8471
Avg (non-participants): 7.1373
Views since voting: 7660
Views during voting: 243
Votes: 136
Comments: 49
Favorites: 23 (view)


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10/29/2014 02:17:40 PM
This is truly wonderful...much better than that awful brocolli shot ;)
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07/25/2014 02:39:01 PM
This is really well done! Especially appreciate seeing the source photo.
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07/24/2014 02:18:18 PM
I can see why you ribboned on this image. Very well deserved. I usually don't like a color toned look...but this one makes me rethink that predetermined judgment :)
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07/24/2014 01:39:42 PM
Fabulous color tone.
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06/08/2014 06:57:16 AM
beauty!
love it.
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06/28/2009 05:33:06 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!!
VERY nice work!!
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06/27/2009 07:48:51 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

So, now how on earth am I supposed to offer you helpful feedback? :) I think the votes speak for themselves. No 1,2 or 3 votes should say something.

The choice of subject and composition is excellent. Your processing has been done so very well, not a hint of the over the top look that so often is seen when using Topaz.

I suspect this looks excellent in colour too.

Sorry I don't have any pearls of wisdom for you, other than to say, very well done, this is an excellent photograph.
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06/27/2009 02:37:34 AM
This is an amazing shot the Duo tone really made it stand out!!
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06/25/2009 11:25:52 AM
Michelle, simply wonderful, congratulation ..
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06/24/2009 10:58:07 AM
Simply beautiful. I gave it a 10.
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06/24/2009 06:17:39 AM
Wow.
this caught my eye right away.

Very beautifully done.

~ZZ
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06/23/2009 01:22:32 AM
This is an awesome image. Great tones and depth. Congrats on the well deserved ribbon!
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06/22/2009 08:13:33 PM
Congrats on your PB and 1st ribbon! Only a matter of time, well done
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06/22/2009 05:44:20 PM
Well done - Congratulations !!!
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06/22/2009 01:04:49 PM
Oregon! Reprensentin'!
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06/22/2009 08:08:43 AM
OMG Aliqui - it's BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations, sweetness. :)
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06/22/2009 07:37:55 AM
Beautiful image!! Congrats on your ribbon. :)
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06/22/2009 07:29:07 AM
Really nice tones. Congratulations!
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06/22/2009 04:00:02 AM
Congrats on a great image
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06/22/2009 03:47:59 AM
Beautiful...
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06/22/2009 03:44:32 AM
Eee is right! Excellent image, wonderfully processed, and most deserving of the accolades! Excellent work!
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06/22/2009 03:04:17 AM
one of those flower shots that worth looking at.
great work with the tonals.
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06/22/2009 01:32:41 AM
Congratulations Michelle on your first ribbon!
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06/22/2009 12:57:42 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon!! Your dahlias beat mine out by a few points but I'm very happy for you! Your work is highly professional and I expect to see more of the same in future challenges!
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06/22/2009 12:38:54 AM
wow...this is just excellent...congrats on 3rd place...I would be over the moon....
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06/22/2009 12:26:09 AM
One of my faves, for sure. I'm so pleased it ribboned for you. Congrats!
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06/22/2009 12:24:54 AM
this is so beautiful. you should offer prints
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06/22/2009 12:21:09 AM
Congratulations, Michelle! This is duotones at its best for sure!

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06/22/2009 12:19:48 AM
Congrats! I knew this one would ribbon!
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06/22/2009 12:06:52 AM
Congrats on the red , excellent shot.
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06/22/2009 12:03:02 AM
Fantastic processing! Congrats on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2009 11:35:46 PM
I love the variation in tone and shadow on the petals. Beautiful and dramatic.
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06/21/2009 10:00:20 PM
THIS is stunning. (not voting)
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06/21/2009 06:20:22 PM
One of my favourites. The tones and detail are lovely.
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06/21/2009 05:21:59 AM
Utterly brilliant - perfect toning.
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06/20/2009 03:03:18 PM
Nice PP. Looks great in this challenge.
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06/18/2009 04:11:41 PM
Beautiful exposure and tones.
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06/18/2009 12:55:32 PM
one of the best of the challenge,9
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06/17/2009 04:38:20 PM
great shoot!!
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06/17/2009 12:54:01 PM
Beautiful - 10!
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06/16/2009 07:57:22 PM
I will be so very curious as to how you processed this...this is very very good...is this topez/HDR??? Well done
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06/16/2009 04:14:03 PM
Love your dramatic processing. Great detail.
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06/16/2009 02:38:18 PM
Nice tones and compo...Raj
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06/15/2009 11:57:02 PM
This is lovely, nice contrast of light and dark
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06/15/2009 09:55:08 PM
A beautiful capture I could only dream of getting with my current experience. I love the color/tone. I love the softness of the flower yet tne perfect capture of focus. I love the dark all around.
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06/15/2009 05:57:05 PM
Well done on the processing. Good details on the petals.
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06/15/2009 03:52:59 PM
Amazing detail, perfect light, and yummy Yanko-esque toning. There's a lovely bright feel to this, and nice inclusion of the different stages of the bloom.
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06/15/2009 12:08:20 PM
awesome!! 9
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06/15/2009 12:30:34 AM
This is gorgeous!! My favorite so far. 10
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