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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2010-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2010 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X M100 Pro D for Nikon
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Date: Jul 20, 2010
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4 sec
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2010

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[Aug. 3rd, 2010 11:45:49 PM]

Water lily at the Birmingham Botannical Gardens, Birmingham, Alabama. It was slightly overcast and near dusk when I shot this, so the lighting was very soft and even.


WOW! My first ever ribbon in a free study. Really appreciate everyones great comments and votes!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 362
Avg (all users): 7.0935
Avg (commenters): 8.4167
Avg (participants): 7.1204
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 5458
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 139
Comments: 39
Favorites: 19 (view)


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AuthorThread
08/11/2010 04:37:25 PM
This has got real 'pop' to it - it just jumps off the page.

Beautiful flower and congrats on your ribbon.
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08/10/2010 08:42:07 PM
Such a beautiful shot. Congrats on the ribbon, but it goes far beyond that. It's truly stunning. I was out of town and missed this challenge and I'm so glad I caught this. Excellent.
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08/09/2010 03:31:18 PM
Very nice work
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08/09/2010 03:42:27 AM
Absolutely stunning. This was the only 10 I gave out in this challenge. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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08/09/2010 01:01:02 AM
Very beautiful shot! congratulations on your ribbon!
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08/08/2010 11:51:44 PM
This is stunning, you did a good job :)
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08/08/2010 10:41:35 PM
The way a flower should be photographed. Stunning. Congrats on your first FS ribbon!
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08/08/2010 09:40:27 PM
Well deserved ribbon! Congrats!
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08/08/2010 07:04:47 PM
This is gorgeous. I love the colors and the clarity. Congrats on the yellow!
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08/08/2010 06:58:59 PM
amazing clarity...congrats on the yellow
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08/08/2010 04:35:50 PM
Awesome, Love it!
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08/08/2010 02:53:13 PM
I love how you processed this. It is unbelievably sharp without looking pixelated, and almost has a painterly appearance.
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08/08/2010 11:47:27 AM
Beautiful!! Congrats!
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08/08/2010 10:55:00 AM
Love the title, it describes the image to a "T". Absolutely adore the image, Daniel. Excellent work and congrats on your ribbon.
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08/08/2010 10:31:33 AM
What a drop dead gorgeous shot .. it's perfect so all that is left to say is congratulations!!
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08/08/2010 09:58:55 AM
Great colors and detail...Congrats!!
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08/08/2010 09:34:29 AM
good for you Daniel...beautiful picture...
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08/08/2010 07:13:35 AM
Agree with the last comment,Congrats to you.
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08/08/2010 05:37:20 AM
When the technicals are this good, no matter what the subject is, it should ribbon. I feel I could reach out & touch it. Congrats!
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08/08/2010 04:29:29 AM
Dull as ditchwater, flowers...

In most cases except this one! Really punchy and dazzlingly vibrant. Nice work.
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08/08/2010 03:00:44 AM
Beautiful detail....congrats on third.
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08/08/2010 02:10:44 AM
Congrats on a brilliant capture. I rated this pic the highest in my voting and it's a first for me to do so on a flower. I thought I went a bit off my rockers but seeing it now on the front page is a relief..because this is really good. Congrats on the ribbon to
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08/08/2010 01:12:32 AM
Congrats! It's very surprising to see a floral shot get a ribbon in a free study! Beautiful work!
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08/08/2010 12:41:14 AM
Ooooh, what a treat to see one of your flower shots on the front page with a ribbon & all. WTG! The color & detail are wonderful. I keep waiting for Medusa to moove!
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08/08/2010 12:38:15 AM
Tis a really really good shot!
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08/08/2010 12:17:29 AM
this is truly beautiful. Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2010 11:12:13 PM
Pretty amazing detail here. Excellent work!
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08/07/2010 09:10:31 PM
I think the title is a stroke of genius. It complements the picture very nicely and makes me look at the picture again and again. Ofcourse the pic stands on it's own merit too. Undeniably top 10.
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08/07/2010 05:08:19 PM
Wow, I like it!
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08/07/2010 01:26:47 PM
They look like tentacles. Full of life.
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08/07/2010 09:58:24 AM
Beautiful detail; very three-dimensional.
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08/07/2010 01:42:00 AM
Beautiful. 10
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08/06/2010 01:14:24 PM
One of the better flower shots in this challenge. It's just plain good. I could write chapters anout this. Inspirational take 9
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08/05/2010 08:43:21 PM
I'm not a member so I can't vote on member challenges. Instead, I look through the entries for images that make me stop clicking on to the next one. This is one of those images....

This combines a wonderful color palette with spot on sharpness and subtle composition to create an attention grabbing image of a simple subject. I'll be back after the voting to see the photo data on this. Hope (and expect) it to do really well!
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08/04/2010 04:05:00 AM
very very crisp, i like colors and composition, a very good close-up! 7
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08/03/2010 07:53:39 PM
Beautiful shot. The border is brighter than the flower and takes away from the photo.
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08/03/2010 10:25:58 AM
Brilliant colors and details. This should be on the front page in my opinion.
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08/01/2010 11:44:16 AM
awesome clarity! (9)
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08/01/2010 10:35:29 AM
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