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Challenge: Free Study 2007-05 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: May 7, 2007
Aperture: f/ 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60 sec.
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2007

Bev and I took my Mom out to dinner at our favorite West Philly restaurant...well it was my first trip. Bev and Mom had both been there for lunch. We took Mom home and I saw this dandelion on the front lawn. I went in the house with Mom and got a plastic bag...paper might have been better...picked the seeded flower and put it in as carefully as I could. Seeds fell off none-the-less. I got it home and pulled it out of the bag to shoot and more seeds fell off. The result was this. I focused on one seed to the left at f/ 8.0 and DOF did the rest. Did not do too much else to it. Shot in studio with 4 clamp lamps, 2 with 100w halogen and 2 with 120w halogen flood lights. Background is blue textured paper purchased years ago at an art store....got to remember to get some more of that someday.

Post: Convert from raw in PSElements3.0 with a +0.33 exposure compensation. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Cloned a dust thread off the top right. Image is full crop. Sharpen. Resize Sharpen.


Statistics
Place: 49 out of 617
Avg (all users): 6.4944
Avg (commenters): 7.4375
Avg (participants): 6.3973
Avg (non-participants): 6.9118
Views since voting: 903
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 180
Comments: 22
Favorites: 4 (view)


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06/27/2007 10:21:42 PM
I like candy, especially licorice! :)
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06/08/2007 05:19:10 AM
excellent shot, robt! you've achieved a dynamic image that comes across more real than most studio-dandelion efforts. very nicely done!
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06/08/2007 01:24:53 AM
Nice score and finish Robert.
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06/08/2007 12:05:51 AM
Originally posted by posthumous:

almost ursular but a little too much candy


Was the comparison to ursula or did you think it was usurla....not sure, regardless thanks for the complimentary reference.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2007 07:06:58 PM
neat perspective - the blueness of the sky really brings out the whites fo the dandelion seeds
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06/07/2007 06:06:24 PM
really nice use of color.The subject looks real good
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06/06/2007 05:42:42 PM
A different approach to dandelion photos love the fresh look :)
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06/05/2007 01:36:40 AM
the best of the dandelion shots ... nice color
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06/04/2007 09:22:49 PM
Too busy for me..but ok shot
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06/04/2007 05:54:25 PM
Enter...dreamland. :)

Action, lines, movement, excitment, color, detail, softness, creativeness. This image packs a lot of emotives!
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06/04/2007 01:33:00 PM
Very strong and effective, with good colors...
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06/03/2007 03:49:54 AM
cool photo! A lot going on, but it works. Nice rich tones too. Great job :-)
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06/02/2007 09:32:13 PM
almost ursular but a little too much candy
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06/02/2007 05:55:03 PM
This is beautiful and the blue background sets it off.
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06/01/2007 11:24:01 PM
I like that this isn't the typical dandelion shot. The movement is fun. Gorgeous shade of blue. 7
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06/01/2007 09:26:13 PM
Fantastic shot. I like the sharpness and the blue background. My favorite so far.
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06/01/2007 09:19:22 PM
fantastic colors
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06/01/2007 07:58:49 PM
Fantastic...top ten. 9
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06/01/2007 07:39:35 PM
Wow, that is close. In your face!
Good!
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06/01/2007 11:33:45 AM
Nice DOF. The one seed is nicely isolated. Love the blue background. Normally not a big fan of dandelion shots but I really like this one!
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06/01/2007 09:53:15 AM
Nicely captured and good DOF in this macro. I like the blue background and motion detected.
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06/01/2007 12:09:36 AM
WOW, love the colors and pop, I would like to know how you did this.

I like it alot

Look at my profile and look at mine.
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