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Challenge: Calendar III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Winter Park, FL
Date: Jun 12, 2011
Aperture: f/1.6
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/3200 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2011

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Place: 79 out of 127
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06/24/2011 06:03:14 AM
Hi Janine, welcome to the Critique Zone!

I doubt that there is much I could say about this that would be news to you, so I'll forgo my usual structure and just throw out some random thoughts.

I like the natural complimentary colours, that really works for me, and I love the watercolour wash effect of the green background. I guess that's what you are really paying for with this lens!

Sadly, that's all that really grabs me. The proportions for this just don't really work, the balance is out because (IMHO) the flower is represented too small. It's also a little teeny tiny bit blown out, and again that doesn't balance with the rich, gloomy background.

There doesn't seem much point in saying any more - the whole of DPC knows that you know how to take a masterpiece, so I'll leave it there.

Happy hunting,

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06/20/2011 07:45:02 AM
Ha - we're right next to each other! And we both missed the 5.6 by a hair. Stupid scrubber.
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06/19/2011 09:38:00 PM
Very sharp but I wish I could see it closer up! My opinion is that you are not close enough to the flower which makes for too much negative space.
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