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Challenge: Shallow DOF III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2007-08-09
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Trail, BC
Date: Jan 29, 2007
Aperture: F 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Galleries: Floral, Photo-Impressionism
Date Uploaded: Jan 28, 2007

Or maybe it should be called "reiteration" :)

Shot RAW, on tripod, Manual mode, indoors, artificial light (shop light and room light) helped with one little gold reflector. Drops are pure water (no glyceryn).

Converted in PSCS3 (most adjustments were done in the RAW converter - I decided to try all the cool sliders).

In PSCS3:
- rotated canvas 90 degrees CCW
- cropped
- ran through noise reduction (NN)
- adjusted curves in an adjustment layer, normal blend
- adjusted shadow/highlights
- flattened image
- used adjustment layer for selective colours, normal blend
- resized
- sharpened
- used Noise Ninja to even out
- used variations for final colour/light dark adjustment
- saved for web


Statistics
Place: 4 out of 413
Avg (all users): 6.9043
Avg (commenters): 9.1000
Avg (participants): 6.5474
Avg (non-participants): 7.2018
Views since voting: 5944
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 209
Comments: 48
Favorites: 29 (view)


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07/20/2010 09:32:08 AM
As i get ready to find a subject for SDOF V I looked in your portfolio and found this gem. I love how the green stem's 'fuzz' is so crisp and then all oof except for that one petal .. perfectly photographed.
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01/25/2008 08:23:24 PM
Gorgeous shot.
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01/25/2008 04:27:52 PM
Stunning..this really caught my eye..beautiful!
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09/12/2007 06:17:41 PM
very Beautiful
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08/31/2007 01:52:05 AM
Beautiful in color and composition.
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07/22/2007 10:52:35 AM
oooohh!! this is one of the best you've done this series; it's gorgeous! the colors & the droplets-, what a dreamy combination & composition!

OK, DUH!! on me, so, maybe I should read before I babble? Didn't see you had already been awarded 4th for this (what a gip!!-you wuz robbed!!)

Message edited by author 2007-07-22 10:53:50.
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07/22/2007 10:14:04 AM
Breathlessly beautiful!
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07/22/2007 10:01:38 AM
Macros could not be much better than this one.....Absolutely perfect in everyway..... Torally awesome, and I love the DOF against that wonderful detail pf the water droplets.....
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07/22/2007 09:59:17 AM
This is it. This is my benchmark. Well done. Even the characteristics that might be considered flaws by some only enhance the overall image.
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07/04/2007 02:20:01 PM
spectacular!
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07/04/2007 02:07:41 PM
Wow...the colors, the perfect DoF.... This is an amazing photograph.
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03/17/2007 04:23:50 PM
Usually, I can't stand flower pictures. I've seen too many of them!
But this. This is just beautiful! Stunning! I absolutly love the blaze of colors, and the shallow DOF just makes this photo. Completely different from the typical flower shot. I love this photo! GREAT job! :)

Message edited by author 2007-03-20 09:52:38.
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02/12/2007 01:59:37 AM
Wow, Wow, Wow, a wonderful fusion of colours.
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02/08/2007 07:18:07 PM
wow. you're getting to be experimental! I'm keeping an eye on you...
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02/07/2007 07:10:49 PM
Your photos are always amazing and I admire your work! This one is going to my favs.
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02/07/2007 05:01:38 PM
A beauty! The cool sliders are fun and you used them to perfection. :)

Of course you started out with an excellent capture to begin with...congratulations on your high finish.

Message edited by author 2007-02-07 17:05:01.
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02/07/2007 01:30:32 PM
I was so wrong on this one.
There was another shot in the challenge I was sure that was yours.
Guess imitation is the highest form of flattery though.
This is gorgeous by the way, but then you already knew that - congrats on the Honorable Mention Ursula.
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02/07/2007 01:25:32 PM
I'm surprised nobody guessed this as my shot. Keep up the good work...you'll get it soon. ;P
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02/07/2007 01:13:19 PM
Beautiful! The colors are wonderful!! Congrats on 4th Place!!
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02/07/2007 11:21:05 AM
absolutely amazing as always!!!

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02/07/2007 10:54:56 AM
I didn't see this one. There was a different one that I thought was yours, but this one is deffinately better.
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02/07/2007 10:34:18 AM
Beautiful shot as always.
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02/07/2007 06:22:52 AM
I knew this was yours!!
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02/07/2007 05:41:48 AM
Beautiful image Ursula, congrats on the high score :o)
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02/07/2007 05:29:20 AM
great 4th Ursula .. ROCK ON!
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02/07/2007 03:20:43 AM
Congrats on the 4th, great (and typical) shot
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02/07/2007 03:04:58 AM
should have known this was you Ursula darling! awesome, deserved the blue
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02/07/2007 01:12:33 AM
Nice photo, and a good finish....
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02/07/2007 12:44:14 AM
4th???? No way
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02/07/2007 12:32:59 AM
This is a beauty, Ursula. Your creativity is never-ending. Congrats on 4th place.
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02/07/2007 12:30:00 AM
My favorite of the challenge. Congratulations on your high finish and a beautiful shot.
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02/07/2007 12:24:27 AM
Oh, this is beautiful. As always!

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02/07/2007 12:12:55 AM
Congrats, so close! Deserved a ribbon imo :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2007 03:10:10 PM
This shot is beautiful, has it all, focus, minimal depth of field, bokeh and it is colorful and eyecatching. Great shot good luck 10
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02/05/2007 02:52:07 PM
super shallow dof. maybe a little more dof and one or two more drops in focus, still: top 20 so far
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02/05/2007 10:26:40 AM
Beautiful
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02/05/2007 03:11:25 AM
brilliant! wonderful crisp focus where it matters...good luck with this 9
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02/02/2007 04:14:54 PM
WOW!!! Stunning! 10.
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02/02/2007 05:05:10 AM
This is mouthwatering in its lusciousness. Great colors, DOF, everything!
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02/01/2007 09:34:57 PM
Fits challenge=5
Color/lighting=1
DOF/focus=1
Wow factor/uniqueness=1
Attractiveness=2
comments: Absolutly stunning! Well done. Love the colors and the way the flowers angle draws your eyes up to the water drops.

Hope to see this with a blue ribbon under it very soon.
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02/01/2007 08:32:49 PM
Great take on the challenge!
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02/01/2007 12:11:40 PM
WOW! what lense was that shot with? 10
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01/31/2007 10:05:46 PM
I like the razor thin DOF with the sharp focus on the droplets however the base of the flower is also in focus and takes away from the overall effect of the image. The image may still work if that part were cropped out.
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01/31/2007 05:22:52 PM
utterly. STUNNING! Excellent sho.
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01/31/2007 04:53:09 PM
urusla?
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01/31/2007 01:50:27 PM
very emotive & gorgeous, nicely lit & ever so soft
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01/31/2007 10:37:48 AM
Wow, what lovely bokeh! The softness feels almost tangible, like a soft duvet! Beautiful colours too.
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01/31/2007 09:24:56 AM
I just really like this image....The colors are so pretty.9
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