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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: Kitchen Counter
Date: Oct 30, 2004
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 2.0
Galleries: Still Life, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2005

Closeup on a Sunflower

PS edits:
Shadows/Highlights
USM
Levels
Sharpen Edges

Statistics
Place: 244 out of 530
Avg (all users): 5.7050
Avg (commenters): 6.2143
Avg (participants): 5.6473
Avg (non-participants): 5.8889
Views since voting: 824
Views during voting: 513
Votes: 339
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/30/2005 11:44:49 PM
Great shot of a flower that is different.
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01/27/2005 07:31:48 AM
Beautiful sense of motion and colour. In such a graphicly styled image I would have certainly done something about that grey-white blur image right - it's like having something in your eye, and it's so difffuse, so different in feel from the majority of it, that I cannot see what purpose it serves. Certainly the composition requires the crop you've chosen, so i can see why it's included ... but it really does attract the attention, and in such an otherwise top image ...
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01/26/2005 05:18:26 PM
i really like this photo but here is the "but" one if left on the horizontal it doesn't work but rotated counter clockwise and cropped along the dark area and the light colored blob removed, it would be a much stronger image. You have the color and the fluid movement of the petal carrying your through the image. You had me rotating my lapatop.
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01/24/2005 07:47:31 PM
Nice to see a more unusual flower composition, but still doesn't make me go "wow".
01/22/2005 11:34:49 PM
Pretty... I like the shallow DOF giving it a sort of modern art look. The right side however does bother me... although I know it is part of the stem/leaves, the blob catches my eye too much and detracts from the main subject. I think you could have been just as effective cropping off about an inch on the right side. Good luck!
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01/22/2005 09:11:48 PM
interesting perspective. the vibrant colors really make this image. i'm just curious why you left the blur on the right? it isn't really adding anything to the image, and there's not enoug of it to consider it bokeh. oh well, pay no mind: that's just my opinion, and it's your image. good luck!
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01/21/2005 08:38:11 PM
Like your angle, the colours and the crisp focus, good job! To nitpick.... the whiteish blur on the left is a bit distracting.
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01/20/2005 05:27:49 PM
Hot photo! More sun than flower - it projects a heat and draws the eye. This rocks!
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01/20/2005 01:39:58 PM
These flamboyant beauties do photograph well, but you've taken it to the next level. Good one. 9
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01/18/2005 12:25:40 PM
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01/18/2005 09:26:48 AM
a little to much green bud I feel moved right would help.
01/17/2005 06:07:34 AM
wonderful image, the white blur on the right is a little distracting though
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01/16/2005 08:13:11 PM
Nice mix of colour... the bright orange gives the petals a flamelike appearance.
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01/16/2005 04:55:43 PM
Unique angle to shoot this sunflower. I find the white blobs on the right hand side to be distracting. I like the softness of the petals and colors, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/16/2005 02:37:23 PM
too bad the front right blur is very noticeable , the flower colors are very impressive
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01/16/2005 12:40:57 AM
I like this a lot but think you should have cropped off that awful white spot on the right.
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