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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Burst of Color III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2011
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Apr 17, 2011
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2011

Bent the fern, placed the tulips, lit and relit. This was my fave.
Later.
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Wow! Thanks for the comments and votes!
I bought two of these ferns and some pink callas to go with them but the callas didn't seem to burst. I ended up using the the tulips I bought the day before. My florist showed me how the ferns could be bent and I used a twist tie to connect te top to the bottom for the curved background. Thanks, Michael! I had lit this with two 150w bulbs in clamp lamps which were above and on either side of the subjects. I ended up using only one, top right as shot. Camera on tripod and used the cable release.

Post:
Camera Raw adjustments in PSElements 6.0.
Changed white balance from as shot (K2700) to Tungsten
Exposure + 0.50
Fill Light 11
Blacks 10
Clarity 45
Vibrance +25
Saturation +25

2 Crops
Rotate 90CCW
Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation
Adjust sharpness
Remove color cast
Color curves adjusment
Another crop
Spot edit dust and a small shadow on one of the fronds center left
Resize
USM

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 143
Avg (all users): 7.1471
Avg (commenters): 8.5385
Avg (participants): 6.7541
Avg (non-participants): 7.4667
Views since voting: 8844
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 136
Comments: 46
Favorites: 10 (view)


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05/01/2011 01:59:48 PM
Gorgeous image with incredible light!! Congrats!!
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04/26/2011 09:31:06 PM
Robert, congrats on the ribbon, beautiful eye catching image
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04/26/2011 12:14:08 PM
Soooo pretty... well done!
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04/25/2011 11:49:16 PM
Beautiful shot. Love the tulips, they contrast really well with the fern.
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04/25/2011 11:03:42 PM
Congrats on the blue!! :)
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04/25/2011 08:37:12 PM
Congrats on your blue!
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04/25/2011 02:54:12 PM
Very, very nice colors. Congratulations, Robert!
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04/25/2011 01:37:41 PM
congratulations, Robert!
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04/25/2011 12:13:18 PM
Well-deserved win! (9)
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04/25/2011 09:19:25 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon!
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04/25/2011 09:03:49 AM
Beautiful image Robert. Congrats on your Blue!!
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04/25/2011 08:53:39 AM
Fabulous Robert! Congratulations on top honors! This is beautiful!

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04/25/2011 08:47:28 AM
Congratulations. Enjoyed the arrangement and the composition.
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04/25/2011 08:43:01 AM
You are the king of flowers and curved paper. Congrats, Rob!!
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04/25/2011 08:31:17 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, Robert, very creative and lovely shot.
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04/25/2011 08:10:43 AM
great job, robert
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04/25/2011 07:43:55 AM
striking image - congrats
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04/25/2011 07:12:40 AM
Beautiful Robert, congratulations!!!
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04/25/2011 03:52:16 AM
Congratulations on top spot.
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04/25/2011 02:55:36 AM
Congrats Robert.
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04/25/2011 02:35:46 AM
Congratz ! I was sure you were going to be top 3
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04/25/2011 02:28:35 AM
I loved it Robert. A hearty congrats on the blue!
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04/25/2011 01:51:49 AM
Congrats on the blue! Really like the composition with the bent fern. Brilliant!
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04/25/2011 01:02:19 AM
Mouth hanging open............ ahhhhh...... simply beautiful!
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04/25/2011 12:48:09 AM
Has a week gone by when you haven't won anything?
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04/25/2011 12:44:32 AM
Congratulations, Robert, on making this very elegant picture, and on your ribbon!
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04/25/2011 12:42:39 AM
Quite the ribbon habit you have been on lately. Congrats. :)
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04/25/2011 12:40:53 AM
this is a wonderful image! congrats on first!! :)
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04/25/2011 12:34:29 AM
When I saw this, I thought there's the blue. Gorgeous styling and lighting.
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04/25/2011 12:29:43 AM
Congrats on the Blue. This was by far my favorite!
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04/25/2011 12:19:23 AM
Robert, Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/25/2011 12:16:05 AM
Very pretty! Congrat's a the blue and your continued hot streak!
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04/25/2011 12:03:24 AM
WooHoo Look at you! Nice shot Rob! Congrats on your ribbon!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2011 04:58:16 PM
That's very cool how you used the fern to radiate from the flowers. Adds a lot of extra interest.
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04/22/2011 12:46:48 PM
Wonderful composition.
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04/21/2011 01:32:10 PM
Gave this a ten. :)
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04/20/2011 03:28:53 PM
realy nice! the leaf position and the way the tulips pop in the frame i like it
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04/18/2011 10:41:47 PM
Outstanding image. I love how the green is framing the flowers. Lighting is beautiful! 10
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04/18/2011 09:01:25 PM
i LOVE the colors and lighting! very nicely done! 9
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04/18/2011 07:04:28 PM
Very sharp!
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04/18/2011 05:20:22 PM
Brilliant! 9
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04/18/2011 03:44:23 PM
love this!!!! great idea!!!
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04/18/2011 09:23:52 AM
What a pretty display!
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04/18/2011 08:55:55 AM
Nice lighting and set up.
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04/18/2011 12:30:25 AM
Lovely, one of the better ones, my pick for a ribbon. 10
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04/18/2011 12:18:50 AM
Love it. Perfect colors against the black background. Nice and sharp!
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