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Anemone coronaria
Anemone coronaria
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Challenge: Centered Composition III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ10
Location: garden
Date: Apr 3, 2008
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2008

Another Flower Picture! And Not and Original Choice for this Challenge! (NOCC).

This is a particularly large and lurid magenta Anemone, photographed carefully against the background of an uninspiringly contrasting sand pathway. Cropped and converted almost to BW in Irfanview, a few rounds of minimal USM to round off colour and contrast play. I have almost as many mixed feelings about the almost BW as I do about the original colour version and maybe the flower itself, but this brought out the structure and complexity easily overlooked in the bloom, and what might be mistaken for noise are hints of the tiny hairs on the petals.

(Handheld, macro, spot focus, minimally underexposed).

Post: Don't know what to say, but I must admit I had some hopes for this one, but not for such a high standing, especially after glancing at a few of the other submissions. Very much appreciate the comments.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 380
Avg (all users): 6.7854
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5743
Avg (non-participants): 6.9661
Views since voting: 2650
Views during voting: 306
Votes: 219
Comments: 29
Favorites: 8 (view)


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02/21/2010 12:06:30 PM
Very nice job. The focus is nice and sharp and it just seems to radiate.
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07/19/2009 07:15:05 AM
This sure is incredibly beautiful.
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01/01/2009 06:57:46 PM
Fantastic, almost looks like a painting, great tones, neat job with the composition too, very well done.
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09/15/2008 12:38:33 AM
Excellent score, for an excellent image, and I love it.....
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08/12/2008 05:05:55 PM
wow. Incredibly well done.
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06/06/2008 05:15:50 PM
Timothy, this is really a knock-out. I'm so glad it made the top 20.
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05/07/2008 09:39:27 PM
677020.jpgPostLuminous Award WINNER!
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04/18/2008 03:19:08 AM
Appreciate all your comments. I'd like to add that this photo kind of made itself. Yes, I was careful to photograph against a plain background, bending and contorting and trying not to step on any other plants, and it was the right time of day - late afternoon, but I really wasn't thinking too much about it. I wasn't trying FOR anything, just seeing what might be seen in it. When it got to this stage in the processing/playing something said Yes, but I don't think it was me.
04/17/2008 07:26:10 PM
probably the best floral I've seen on DPC
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04/16/2008 12:55:38 PM
Fantastic image Timothy! Congrats on your new high score, this is so NOT just another flower picture! I'd have this on my wall any day :-)
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04/16/2008 12:28:13 AM
Look at you - a new personal best and 11th place! What a beautiful photo. Gorgeous lighting and great details on the petals. Congrats!
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04/16/2008 12:08:52 AM
The challenge closed, before I could submit this comment. It now comes off my clipboard:

Energy/Range/Story: 5/7/5
Composition/perspective/manner: 6/6/7
Aesthetics/Technical:6/7
Presentation: 6
Total:6.1
Vote: 6

Remarks: A difficult subject and genre to render convincingly and without invoking cliches. This image, however, is very sensitively seen and processed. It is a marvelous, as it is. As an illustration, it would be outstanding.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/15/2008 12:47:30 AM
Interesting and delicate portrait... I like the contrast and details.
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04/13/2008 07:47:25 PM
Love the processing... very soft..
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04/12/2008 11:39:41 PM
Beautiful texture.
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04/12/2008 10:06:47 PM
great duotone conversion
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04/12/2008 02:15:04 AM
I love the processing and color.
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04/11/2008 12:11:03 PM
So delicate.
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04/11/2008 11:40:34 AM
Nice texture
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04/10/2008 10:39:48 PM
Beautiful tones and the sharpness really make this photo stand out from the rest.
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04/10/2008 08:17:05 PM
Beautiful. The detail in the petals and center is wonderful. A bit of noise in the lower leaves makes this a nine. But, I really like it!
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04/10/2008 05:25:42 PM
very nice tones and lighting is done well, I may have backed off the yellow overtone.
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04/10/2008 10:50:21 AM
Very detailed photograph.
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04/09/2008 06:52:56 PM
Beautiful. Just, beautiful.
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04/09/2008 05:01:59 PM
I really like the treatment on this.
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04/09/2008 12:42:54 PM
looks like an illustration from an old fashioned garden journal 10
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04/09/2008 11:15:16 AM
I love the tones in this! Very nice! Well done!!
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04/09/2008 09:18:11 AM
Great subject. Lovely muted tones and soft colour. 8.
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04/09/2008 02:41:35 AM
beautiful composition and colors
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