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Challenge: Calendar III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Plants
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Maianbar, Australia
Date: Jun 7, 2011
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jun 8, 2011

Ok, this was taken in June in my back yard in Australia. Itís not a native (a Japanese Maple I think) that turns colour and loose itís leaves in mid winter here. Iím hoping there wonít be many shots like this and may stand out a bit from the rest. Iíve purposely softened the feel and darkened the green background to emphasise the red colour that has resulted in the tips appearing blown. This will probably hurt my score but I like the effect.

Itís hard to predict how this may be received but Iím guessing it wonít offend many (unless they consider all photos have to be sharp and very detailed) but it probably wonít hold oneís attention for more than a second or two so a mid 5 is expected.

[Jun. 19th, 2011 09:25:53 PM]

Only a few hours till rollover and I'm hoping to hold a 6 which is much better than I had hoped. (This is the first time I've added a self comment while an image is still in voting so I'm experimenting to see the results)

Place: 31 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.1024
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6667
Avg (non-participants): 6.3947
Views since voting: 791
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 127
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2011 11:37:07 PM
Nice colors! Although I have never really liked these types of photos where there is a lot going on... This one is not as overwhelming as most. Good job.
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06/17/2011 12:04:23 PM
Great color! so simple, so perfect. I really like the depth here. great shot!
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06/13/2011 02:32:10 PM
Lovely color. I like that it isn't tack sharp, but that does take away from the detail in the leaves a little. But that red color really pops!
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06/13/2011 06:11:41 AM
Very nice--I could definitely see this in a calendar. Good choice of month :)
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06/13/2011 12:36:02 AM
This is a great shot, I really love how the leaves fill up the frame. My only complaint is the soft focus, I would love to see this nice and crisp.
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