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Orange Symphony
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: From the Ground Up (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot Pro 90 IS
Location: My Garden
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2002

Flower "Orange Symphony" growing in my garden. Shot using macro attachment. Sharpened, and color slightly adjusted using Ulead PhotoImpact.

Place: 1 out of 103
Avg (all users): 6.7650
Avg (commenters): 8.0435
Avg (participants): 6.9302
Avg (non-participants): 6.6404
Views since voting: 4581
Votes: 200
Comments: 53
Favorites: 32 (view)

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10/10/2002 03:09:00 AM
Great color and composition. I agree with lolly_gagger, you definitely should have received highr than a 6.8. One of the best on this site.
08/09/2002 01:25:00 AM
THIS PHOTO ONLY MANAGED TO GET A 6.8 AVERAGE? Insanity! this is one of the loveliest shots i have ever seen. congratulations on wonderful imagery amongst the mundane. this is a testament to "simple is beautiful"
05/08/2002 01:12:00 PM
realllly like this picture. every time the home page loads I marvel at the color and texture. it's surreal. oh and the funny thing? color scheme goes perfect with the small thumbnail of my entry! : ) you'll see what I mean after this challenge ends...
05/08/2002 09:44:00 AM
I love how the light goes trhough the petals ever so lightly. It looks beautiful. Good job on the color and the light compensation and stuff. I like.
05/07/2002 09:59:00 AM
Congratulations Franziska, this was one of my favorites. It's really a beatiful image that was well done!
05/06/2002 09:26:00 AM
Congrats to you. Beautiful color.
Also loved your title.
05/06/2002 07:30:00 AM
Wow - thanks for all your nice comments and the votes! :o) To answer the most often made comment: I did take the picture again when I had a little more time to try and get the stem in focus, too, but wasn't really able to, even with max DOF, so, unfortunately, that will remain unfocused.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2002 11:58:00 PM
I like how close your are to the subject -- and we're still able to get the full effect of the ground-up angle. Nicely done.
05/05/2002 11:53:00 PM
this is a beautiful shot and a great idea. the colors are warm.
05/05/2002 05:02:00 PM
Lovely closeup.
05/05/2002 07:20:00 AM
Nice idea, great subject, I wish the color was a little more vivid
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05/04/2002 07:19:00 AM
I found this shot very interesting. great effect from the back lighting, but a little more detail in the bulb would have made it killer.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/03/2002 06:51:00 PM
Great colors and love that slice of sky.
05/03/2002 09:31:00 AM
Might be my favorite picture. I like everything about it- composition- texture- literal interpatation of the challenge.
05/03/2002 07:43:00 AM
stunning. the hint of purple comes through so nicely.
05/02/2002 03:37:00 PM
this is just one awesome picture.
05/02/2002 11:43:00 AM
Wonderfull picture. Nice colors and good composition. I like the way the blue sky is interrupting the pattern of the leafs in the top.
05/01/2002 09:08:00 PM
stunningly beautiful
05/01/2002 05:36:00 PM
Very nice image, great angle to get the shot from, and a wonderful use of backlighting. Love the picture.
05/01/2002 05:03:00 PM
Excellent detail, color and composition. Bravo!
05/01/2002 04:30:00 PM
this photo caught my eye the first time I voted and I am still waiting for some phot to appeal to me more. My favorite color photo. Seems a bit soft or grainy. but I can't tell if its me or ifits really is that way. Either way I like it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/01/2002 02:33:00 PM
Now this is a neat shot. I like the way that you exposed just enough of the sky to give the perpective.
05/01/2002 01:31:00 PM
This is a neat perspective, although I wish the colors were stronger.
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05/01/2002 01:28:00 PM
Absolutely fantastic shot. Very well done.
05/01/2002 08:28:00 AM
Not my kind of thing, but *very* nicely done.
05/01/2002 07:27:00 AM
I would call this artsy. I could imagine a blowup of this photo hanging on a wall in a very contemperary office suite. You have done a good job in framing this scene. You caught the light just right for the subject. The contrast seems to strike a nice balance in this photo. Good job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2002 08:03:00 PM
great colors
04/30/2002 07:50:00 PM
This is very nice. Color and focus makes it look like fine art. Only thing I wonder about is thr"breaking up" in the stem and pod area. Maybe oversharpened?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/30/2002 02:01:00 PM
beautiful shot - fitted challenge, my top score
04/30/2002 01:29:00 PM
nice colour
04/30/2002 01:08:00 PM
04/30/2002 09:55:00 AM
This is one of my favorite photos in this challenge. I don't see much here that could have been done better. I like the fact that the stem is blurred so it doesn't distract me from the backlit petals of this lovely flower. Excellent job!
04/30/2002 09:23:00 AM
The winner!
04/30/2002 09:00:00 AM
Very pretty. Very well shot.
04/30/2002 06:31:00 AM
04/29/2002 10:59:00 PM
Very nice colors and composition. Well done!
04/29/2002 09:05:00 PM
Simply beautiful. I don't think I'd change a thing. Great job.
04/29/2002 07:19:00 PM
Nice composition The orange is great, but the green might be a little gross. Play with the levels a little bit to maybe darken the green fungus?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/29/2002 05:26:00 PM
turns out this isn't as cliche as people thought, the rainbow of colors is great, i wish this was a little more crisp
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/29/2002 04:26:00 PM
04/29/2002 03:10:00 PM
Increasing DOF may improve this picture. Good work !!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/29/2002 03:06:00 PM
Very nice, very simple. If you're getting comments at all similar to mine, people will be split on whether or not the stem should be in focus. I think it's just fine as it is.
04/29/2002 03:05:00 PM
beautiful colors...very nice shot.
04/29/2002 02:13:00 PM
amazing photo. the color is just brilliant.
04/29/2002 11:55:00 AM
Nice composition and colors. I especially like the tinge of purple around the middle.
04/29/2002 11:03:00 AM
04/29/2002 11:01:00 AM
Marvelous!! Congratulations for your TEN
04/29/2002 10:50:00 AM
one of the best photos here, and also a very nice macro
04/29/2002 10:42:00 AM
This photo is beautifully composed, great lighting and vibrant colours. It just seems a little bit sterile... too geometric to hold my interest.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/29/2002 08:47:00 AM
pleasant, muted colours, well framed. good entry.
04/29/2002 08:12:00 AM
This is my fav so far:) The softness just adds to it !!!! Feel free to email me the file to print this for my bathroom ! I love it !
04/29/2002 07:43:00 AM
04/29/2002 06:17:00 AM
interesting perspective

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