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Challenge: Best of 2004 (Advanced Editing III*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: hawaii
Date: Dec 2, 2004
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2005


Place: 512 out of 530
Avg (all users): 4.5309
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.4218
Avg (non-participants): 4.9012
Views since voting: 702
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 356
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2005 08:17:00 PM
Do not bring these for your prom date's corsage.
01/30/2005 12:48:12 AM
This is an extremely strange shot. I really want to know what this is. The lighting is a bit harsh, and it is just kinda gross. It is interesting though.
01/24/2005 09:03:44 AM
I don't get a very clear idea of what I am looking. In fact, slightly grossed out.
01/22/2005 09:56:06 PM
this has got to be the ugliest flower i have ever seen in my life!!! why would you enter this in a challenge?!? just kidding ;-)

the lighting is a tad strong, but that can be dealt with in post-processing. this has an interesting range of colors, even if the subject matter might not be that appealling to the mainstream viewer. good luck, and just remember: this is only one challenge!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/21/2005 06:32:17 PM
The light here is a bit harsh, and the subject is somewhat unappealing- it looks like someone sneezed on it.
01/18/2005 12:22:28 PM
The color is good. The ice looks like jelly possibly due to the lighting. It is difficult to say what it is you are trying to capture.
01/18/2005 11:08:52 AM
Man quite an ugly flower eh :D

After your PM, here is a critique.

People will look at this and say it's ugly, because, well it is an ugly plant. Nothing wrong with that, and you have done nothing wrong by shooting it. But with over 500 images just in this challenge to critique and comment on, that is the first thing people will say when they see it.

The same way that on baby shots people will say 'cute'.

As for the photo, it's technically OK, well exposed in most areas - is a little soft to be honest but that is only minimal.

Composition isn't great, just a plan near center. I think had you gotten closer to the messy parts (sap?) you may score better as this could hold some detail. Or you could have shot it from below to give it a little sens of drama.
01/18/2005 04:02:47 AM
Yieks....Not exactly the kind i would give my girlfriend but beautyfull in it´s own way ;)
What the hell is that thing? 6
01/17/2005 10:45:57 AM
the background is too undecided and the leaves are distracting in their pattern of light and shade ; more blur would have been more effective - this messy-looking flower on simple black would have been stunning
01/17/2005 07:44:14 AM
This is not quite working for me. It seems like your focus is fractionally off. Plus that flower is really pretty unnattractive - but not quite wacky enough to overcome that unattractiveness. Best of luck in 2005.
01/16/2005 10:14:45 AM
interesting textures
01/16/2005 04:28:43 AM
Interesting shot with good colours. Title could be more descriptive.

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