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Challenge: Backlighting II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Sacramento CA
Date: Jan 9, 2006
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 10 secs.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2006

Beautiful - unless you are an insect.
Post in PS:
Crop, Levels, Unsharp Mask, Image Size

Place: 49 out of 324
Avg (all users): 5.9865
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 5.7477
Avg (non-participants): 6.1290
Views since voting: 898
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 297
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/23/2006 11:28:38 PM
Hi from the Critique Club

First: Very nice photo and a nice placing among so many entries.

First impression: Like the cropping and placement in the frame. ONe of those subjects that begs for an up front and center placement.

Composition and color: as stated above, I think you did a good job with this photo. As one comentator mentioned below, the purple could have been saturated just a touch more. The positioning of the plant, rotation wise, looks good, it gives a 3D effect in its current orientation.

Lighting: My favorite part of this photo is the way the light falls off as it travels down the stem/stalk. The greens are also very nice with a good clean focus throughout.

Challenge: The voters have spoken. Good job and a fine subject for the challenge. Keep on shooting!
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01/18/2006 05:35:08 PM
Thank you all for the helpful and generous comments. This is a pitcher plant (Sarracenia leucophylla) so it is carniverous.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/17/2006 11:39:25 PM
Simple but wonderfully lit. Something about it, makes me keep coming back to it. One of my tops.
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01/15/2006 03:53:39 PM
Very nice shot, love the title. the light is fantastic.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/15/2006 10:55:56 AM
pitcher plant?
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01/13/2006 10:30:40 PM
Just breathtaking, I really do like this so much, very well done.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/12/2006 03:22:55 AM
This picture is awesome! It could use just a touch more contrast or saturation though, I think. The purple seems a bit washed out compared to the absolute black of the background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/11/2006 09:09:05 PM
Nicely done, and strangely sexy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/11/2006 11:33:16 AM
to narrow dof would have been much better otherwise. Love the colors and the composition
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01/11/2006 01:53:06 AM
nice composition and color
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01/11/2006 01:25:07 AM
I've realized from my own entry that this is a difficult shot. It's hard to make leaves with light shining through them sharp because you have all that thickness to work with. Good job. 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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