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Fiesta Then Siesta
Fiesta Then Siesta

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Challenge: Signature Style (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Location: Pacifica Ca
Date: Jan 10, 2010
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 11, 2010

Crop, slight adjustments to color and contrast.

Place: 157 out of 193
Avg (all users): 5.0841
Avg (commenters): 5.8000
Avg (participants): 4.8974
Avg (non-participants): 5.1912
Views since voting: 656
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 214
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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02/01/2010 08:38:35 PM

Hey, Corey, We're neighbors. I'll look forward to meeting you one of these days. Now, ordinarily your image would have gone into limbo-land at rollover, but we've cleared the queue of current entries and have the choice to go back and catch up. Yours is the first image to show up in my catch up queue.

I love the bright colors of this and your bug. Since I am a bug chaser myself, well...I had to look at more of your portfolio. Yeah. Bugs. Nice.

Frankly I do not know the limitations of your camera. You can study your owners manual and see just what you can do and fudge as much as possible. So much for recommendations on that.

I had a 'better' crop in mind. Getting rid of most of the blurry background matter and focusing on the main attraction: The Bug. But it was not to be as the jaggies showed up immediately when I placed this temporarily on my own computer.

So my only suggestion in connection with this fun and splashy image is to know just what you can get away with and push it as far as you and Photoshop can get away with.

You have a good eye. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

(Photo tip. You probably already know this: The gardens at UC Santa Cruz are splendid from about a month from now and through the summer. Bugs, bees, hummingbirds, oh, just heaven for the likes of us.)
01/20/2010 09:50:50 AM
Beautiful dof & comp. !
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01/20/2010 12:47:41 AM
Now that I can see whose this is, I am impressed with what you managed to get out of that sx110. I suspect it has a really good macro mode like my Powershot S5 does. I still stand by my comment about the compression, however.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2010 04:45:36 PM
Excessive JPEG compression is taking away a lot of the sharpness and clarity in this detailed image. I can see some artifacts around the head of the bee, and it is certainly taking away more detail than just the visible artifacts. Compression kills detail. Always use the least compression you can get away with and still come in under challenge limits.

I'll probably be the only one anal enough about compression to recognize it.
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01/17/2010 05:27:37 PM
01/17/2010 03:42:35 PM
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01/16/2010 10:24:55 PM
like the sharpness on the flower petals...seems just a little bright...but not much
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01/15/2010 10:46:59 PM
oops, wrong I guess! Fun photo, I like the shape of the antennae.

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