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Challenge: Bokeh VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-3
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Olympus
Location: living room
Date: May 13, 2010
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100 sec
Date Uploaded: May 16, 2010

Wow - I'm very happy that this did well!

Due to bad weather, I had to take this at home.
Picked a dandelion at the supermarket parking lot across the street, propped it on my ironing board in front of the window with a 40W reading light towards the lens for some back light effect.
Sprayed some water on the dandelion and tried several compositions, which have turned out nice enough - all of them.
I don't remember if I used a tripod for this particular shot, some are with and some without tripod because it was hard to hold my breath to keep the focus as intended. MF throughout.

Nice feeling of success, even though I don't own any studio stuff, not even a decent flash or light.

The yellow/blue background is the ironing board pattern...

Thank you so much for your votes and comments!

Place: 5 out of 347
Avg (all users): 6.7045
Avg (commenters): 10.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7241
Avg (non-participants): 6.6854
Views since voting: 3008
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 176
Comments: 8
Favorites: 6 (view)

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05/27/2010 10:15:13 AM
very Ursula... wonderful image.
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05/26/2010 01:04:40 PM
This was another favorite of mine. Nice job getting that combination of yellow and blue. Beautiful!!!!
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05/26/2010 07:12:12 AM
such a beautiful and sensitive image!
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05/26/2010 01:19:34 AM
Lovely! Congrats on a top ten!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/25/2010 01:58:19 AM
Oh that is gorgeous. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/23/2010 11:53:39 PM
looking at a ribbon!
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05/21/2010 01:40:20 AM
Bold prediction: Top 5. Excellent work.
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05/19/2010 09:10:55 PM
Fabulous macro of a popular subject. The colors are so gentle and complimentary
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