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Challenge: Flora II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Sigma 180mm f/3.5 EX APO Macro IF HSM for Canon
Location: Charleston, SC
Date: Oct 8, 2007
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2007

This is a frond from a new sego palm, a type of cycad. Opened in raw, auto levels, sharpened, curves, save for web.

Thanks so much for all the nice comments, votes, and faves!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 325
Avg (all users): 7.5537
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 7.0789
Avg (non-participants): 7.9109
Views since voting: 9413
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 177
Comments: 86
Favorites: 29 (view)


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10/06/2008 02:04:54 PM
Just awesome, an excellent macro (or close-up), congrats on your blue!!!!
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01/13/2008 02:30:56 PM
exelent....
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10/23/2007 08:39:12 AM
nice concept, i like the composition ... though the frame is too thick IMHO ... otherwise excellent photo nonetheless, congratulations !
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10/21/2007 09:10:39 PM
Wow, this is really incredible. It's pretty rare that a photo will make me actually comment out loud about how awesome it is.
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10/21/2007 08:06:58 AM
Very nice, the best shot won this challenge for sure, congrats!
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10/20/2007 09:40:10 PM
I didn't get the chance to congratulate you in a timely fashion. Well done and another stunning image. Love the colors!

*edited to fix my numerous blackberry grammar mistakes.

Message edited by author 2007-10-29 14:38:37.
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10/19/2007 02:44:31 PM
This is a truly beautiful image, Catherine. Big congrats on winning the Blue. It's great that three women won the three ribbons!
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10/17/2007 11:33:34 PM
Congratulations. Its great to know you were the best of more than 300 entries. Very crisp, colorful image.
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10/17/2007 10:11:45 PM
CONGRATULATIONS CATHERINE!!! WTG! Absolutely terrific shot with just the right combination of focus/DOF and color. Beautiful composition. Well done!
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10/17/2007 06:41:55 PM
Buh EEE Youteeful! Congrats! Very well done!
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10/17/2007 01:38:54 PM
I'm crazy about the colors in this shot! Everything about this photo is perfect, congrats on the win!
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10/17/2007 12:57:58 PM
Congrats on a well-deserved blue!
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10/17/2007 11:40:14 AM
I love everything about this image & hoped it would take the blue. The contrasting colors of the blue & the green are my favorite part about it. I sure would love to get this in print.. hint hint. :-)
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10/17/2007 11:32:30 AM
WOW Catherine, this is awesome!!! I was totally admiring the blue ribbon winning photo, and thinking how much it deserved a blue ribbon before I realized it was your entry. I am so happy you have advanced to this level. It is wonderful. The DOF, the detail, the color, and the composition are all fabulous. CONGRATULATIONS!
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10/17/2007 10:48:10 AM
Congrats Catherine! This is beautiful!
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10/17/2007 10:29:17 AM
Big congrats on this well deserved blue and this amazing shot!
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10/17/2007 10:07:13 AM
Very nice! Congratulations!
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10/17/2007 09:39:52 AM
Congratulations, Catherine!!! This was my only 10 :-) And look at your votes - *NO* 1s, 2s, or 3,s ... outstanding work acknowledged. I will enjoy seeing this on the front page for the next week.
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10/17/2007 09:19:27 AM
A stunning image here from you Catherine, and ever so pleased it did so well to get the ribbon it deserved .....the BLUE.....
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10/17/2007 09:08:50 AM
Beautiful shot, great colors. Congrats on the Ribb.
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10/17/2007 08:45:18 AM
Beautifully awesome, congrats!
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10/17/2007 08:39:50 AM
Congrats on your ribbon- knew this would be a winner !
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10/17/2007 08:26:06 AM
WOW! Congrats on the Blue, Catherine - this is beautiful! Great composition and echoing of shapes foreground and background.
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10/17/2007 08:08:22 AM
Fantastic shot Catherine. Just like always, your detail is incredible. Good job.
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10/17/2007 08:07:34 AM
Congrats Catherine! Beautiful image!
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10/17/2007 07:36:49 AM
Way to go Catherine. Your front page is looking most excellent!
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10/17/2007 07:24:10 AM
Oh Catherine!!! Oh Catherine!!! I don't have a superlative that describes my first reaction to this!!!

CONGRATULATIONS! I saw your high score in the scoring thread all week. I'm glad this ended up where it belongs heads and shoulders above the rest!

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10/17/2007 04:59:20 AM
sensei-san omedetou gozaimasu.
I knew you rock.
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10/17/2007 04:22:53 AM
You is good, Catherine. You is very good. Congrats and thanks . . .
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10/17/2007 04:14:15 AM
i really loved this picture.well done and congratulations.
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10/17/2007 03:08:48 AM
wonderful photo. Congratulations on the ribbon!
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10/17/2007 02:52:16 AM
Congrats on your blue, very good shot!
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10/17/2007 02:25:25 AM
Quite stunning clarity.

Beautiful shot - well deserved Blue.
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10/17/2007 02:17:19 AM
oh wow, what a worthy blue :)
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10/17/2007 02:14:57 AM
Really wonderful tones on this one! This is a beautiful take on ferns!
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10/17/2007 02:06:19 AM
Woo Hoo, Catherine! Just stellar! Congrats!!!
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10/17/2007 12:56:18 AM
YEE-HAA! Oh WELL DONE to you on ribbon number 2!

I LOVED this image - so very, VERY cool!

Yippee!
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10/17/2007 12:52:46 AM
Wow!!!! Many congratulations! This is beautiful.
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10/17/2007 12:51:26 AM
yowza! congratulations!
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10/17/2007 12:47:08 AM
This is really fun. CONGRATS!!!
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10/17/2007 12:39:29 AM
A BIG congrats on the Blue. Great image and a great score!!!!
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10/17/2007 12:35:35 AM
Woot! Congratulations Catherine. Great score too! Told ya so!
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10/17/2007 12:22:31 AM
Very nice. Congratulations on the blue. It's great how those fronds are curled - you just know they're waiting to spring out.
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10/17/2007 12:21:41 AM
I'd say it did OK. :-)
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10/17/2007 12:21:17 AM
This is just amazing!! Congrats on another blue ribbon!
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10/17/2007 12:20:45 AM
Wow, way to go! This is a fantastic shot!
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10/17/2007 12:13:30 AM
Magnificent Catherine. Congrats are truly in order. WOW.
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10/17/2007 12:08:37 AM
Congratulations Catherine! This is beautiful!
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10/17/2007 12:05:31 AM
Congrats! Awesome image - you are a star!
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10/17/2007 12:04:16 AM
i gave yah a 10! deserving!
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10/17/2007 12:03:40 AM
Congratulations!!! This is amazing. I'm so glad to see it ribbon. YAY!!!
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10/17/2007 12:02:49 AM
Great focus. Congrats!
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10/17/2007 12:02:48 AM
Oooohhhhhh yeeeeahhhhh! Congrats, Catherine! The colors, details, and shapes, are just fantastic! :)
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10/17/2007 12:02:18 AM
AWESOME!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2007 11:17:36 PM
Definitely one of the better images I have seen to date. The DOF, clarity, balance and details captured in this photo should generate a very good score in this challenge. The very best of luck to you.
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10/16/2007 05:12:16 PM
Wonderful. One of my favorites in this challenge. Nice clarity detail and narrow DOF. (10)
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10/15/2007 08:51:46 PM
OOOOO...I love curly things
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10/15/2007 11:48:09 AM
Awesome colors and composition.
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10/15/2007 01:22:43 AM
Beautiful colors,shapes & composition..
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10/14/2007 09:38:17 PM
Very cool patterns and curls
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10/14/2007 09:19:20 PM
Excellent job! Very interesting photo and I love the colors! good luck!
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10/14/2007 05:16:38 PM
Lovely image.
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10/14/2007 03:02:40 AM
It's such a nice image but that frame is awfully distracting. 8
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10/13/2007 08:45:07 PM
Awesome, love those colors and the repeating pattern. 10 I sure hope this one ribbons.
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10/13/2007 01:22:55 PM
Wow! well done..
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10/13/2007 09:28:05 AM
nice colors! 10
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10/13/2007 08:18:48 AM
The shapes and colors are wonderful! Love the DOF and the echoes of the curlicues in the OOF background. My favorite so far!
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10/13/2007 05:22:17 AM
Oh, wow! This is fantastic! Enjoy the details in it! Backgroundcolor is exellent! I want to see it on the frontpage!
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10/13/2007 01:27:16 AM
blue and green colors...delicate curves enhanced with diagonal composition...dof giving the "depth" feel to the shot...8
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10/12/2007 02:21:10 PM
different=good if well enough done, which imo this one is, nice choice for subject and background, lighting is also good 8
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10/12/2007 05:10:44 AM
Wow, this one will ribbon for sure. Love the diagonal perspective and the sharpness of the image. Depth of field is perfect imo. Very good work.
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10/12/2007 12:43:09 AM
winner
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10/11/2007 05:54:43 PM
very very good. the spirals are great. 8
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10/11/2007 11:47:59 AM
very very good shot 10
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10/10/2007 10:30:17 PM
Catherine, i love it. the circles play nicely with the angled lines of the composition. the colors are rich and wonderfully cool. Well done.
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10/10/2007 06:20:16 PM
Cool plant and nice composition and detail.
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10/10/2007 05:31:00 PM
really neat shot, love the bokeh and color, 10 from me
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10/10/2007 02:04:22 PM
Exquisite! So far my only 10 vote... well done, hope you see a ribbon from it.
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10/10/2007 11:52:23 AM
I love this one
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10/10/2007 11:15:43 AM
Nice composition and colors
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10/10/2007 09:49:54 AM
wonderful DOF and detail, harmonic color scheme, nice diagonal composition. a bit noisy in the background. not sure about the black border, seems to overpower the delicate subject
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10/10/2007 08:51:13 AM
Great color contrast, the background blue complilments the green well. The curls are interesting. The black border is a little too thick for my personal taste, but a terrific photo overall.
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10/10/2007 03:55:01 AM
Nice colours and DOF and sharpenss is excellent. Like the composition too. Only nit would be the bits of "web" which are a bit distracting. Well done, deserves to do well.
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10/10/2007 02:52:57 AM
love this picture,well done
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10/10/2007 02:42:36 AM
Nice color, use of depth of field, and composition.
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10/10/2007 12:45:20 AM
DOF is perfect. I love the curls and fine hair wisps along each one
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