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Challenge: Flowers II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: colorado springs
Date: Jul 10, 2009
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2009

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I'm happy with this it is now a top 5.

Place: 130 out of 255
Avg (all users): 5.6250
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.7097
Avg (non-participants): 5.4706
Views since voting: 580
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 144
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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10/19/2009 11:20:43 PM
Nice editing job - you definitely pulled some mood out of it! I think your focus is fine - yellow is a really hard color to make look sharp.
07/26/2009 03:16:04 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Well done on getting a solid score in this challenge.

I like the centered composition, it works well for this type of flower shot, as does the square crop.

Having seen the original, I am very impressed with the processing you have done, definitely contributed to your score. Had you entered the original, I don't think you would have scored nearly as high.

From a technical point of view I would really have liked this image to be a bit sharper. It feels just slightly out of focus rather than a deliberate depth of field choice.

Overall though a good choice and a decent score.
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07/23/2009 01:30:55 AM
Beautiful image, Rosemary!
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07/21/2009 06:24:26 AM
VERY nice, Rosemary!
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07/21/2009 03:45:02 AM
I really like this, Rosemary - to me it's a very gentle view of what is normally considered a very bold flower, and you did an AWESOME job with the processing! You added richness and warmth to what was kind sterile, and I really like the way you brought out the subtle gradation of light. Excellent job of "seeing" what was there and making it happen. Congrats on the new entry in your top row, too!!
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07/20/2009 10:12:30 AM
And it was beautifully done! I gave it a 9! Congrats on the new top score!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2009 12:43:24 AM
Nice lighting and graduated orange tones.
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07/14/2009 07:12:18 AM
Nice lighting
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07/13/2009 09:05:40 PM
There's a lot of sunflowers to choose from, yours is my favorite.
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07/13/2009 02:44:35 PM
The glow gives this a nice effect.
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07/13/2009 09:15:58 AM
Adore the processing and the little "x's". :~)
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