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Cherry Princess
Cherry Princess
khdoss


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study VIII (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Tidal Basin Washington DC
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2005



Statistics
Place: 106 out of 507
Avg (all users): 6.0319
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 5.9592
Avg (non-participants): 6.2909
Views since voting: 1863
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 251
Comments: 34
Favorites: 6 (view)


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05/05/2007 09:02:13 AM
Awesome, beautiful shot ! really conveys a sense of Springtime.
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07/17/2006 08:34:10 PM
Nice framing.
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07/15/2006 10:31:28 AM
This is great. It reminds me of the old Daffy Duck cartoon, "Swan Lake." Its a good thing.
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08/16/2005 10:21:56 PM
2 words-breathtaking-beautiful
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08/16/2005 08:01:15 AM
I stumbled upon this again and have to say that I just really am surprised this didn't get ranked higher. After having been away from here for awhile I started restoring my faith in DPC but seeing that some really great photos don't do well makes me very sad.

Anyway, I just wanted to echo what I had said in the past, this is a great shot and the only thing that is issue for me is that you can't see the ducks' eye(s). To me that is a very small part of an already great shot. Great composition, phenomenol (it looks spelled wrong, I can never spell it right) coloring. I really dig this shot.

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05/21/2005 01:30:50 PM
boss thats gr8!
the colors are awefullly gr8!
nicely done!
CANT STOP ADMIRING!
RATHERT MESMERISED!nice work done once again!
hopee to see more from u !
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05/19/2005 01:56:46 PM
Lovely framing of the blossoms around the duck and rippling effect. This shot is lovely.
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04/26/2005 01:16:44 AM
i love this shot, a bit of dodging on the face of the duck and
who knows?

Message edited by author 2005-04-26 01:16:57.
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04/26/2005 12:25:51 AM
Thanks for all the wonderful comments and since this was my first challenge I feel very encouraged and ready to join in again.

To all who let me know this was a drake, yes I knew... But Cherry Prince didn't sound right...
I also had a duck who decided to close his eyes just when he was exactly where I wanted him to be. No easy feat since I was chasing his little DA to get the shot. This is why I could not get any detail on the ducks head.

Not much done to the picture, cropped out some branches, added some saturation, and dodged and burned the wake.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2005 08:01:19 PM
Beautiful frame focus little soft,9
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04/25/2005 11:35:34 AM
nicely framed
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04/25/2005 01:37:10 AM
I normally hate duck shots, but the framing is awesome and catching the ripples is nice. 7.
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04/24/2005 08:57:00 PM
well framed duck, but the duck is a bit soft
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04/24/2005 07:21:23 PM
Good framing. Let me guess... this was in DC?
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04/24/2005 06:01:57 PM
Excellent use of the cherry blossoms to make this more than the usual duck image.
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04/24/2005 01:54:48 PM
this is such a lovely shot....nice use of the blossoms to frame the duck
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04/24/2005 01:17:17 PM
Nicely framed! I love how the reflected branches participate in the framing. I wish there was a tad more detail in the duck (to see his eye, for instance). Other than that, this is a beauty! 8
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04/24/2005 03:54:26 AM
This is so peaceful and pretty. It makes me feel happy just to look at it.
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04/23/2005 01:19:17 PM
Perfect framing with the blossom. Well spotted. 9
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04/23/2005 12:18:46 AM
a wonderful scene
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04/22/2005 08:48:00 PM
Beautiful Photo. Should be a top 10.
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04/22/2005 07:10:26 PM
Cherry Prince I bet. Very cool shot, got the blossoms, got the duck, got the reflections and smooth water that is clean enough to see those orange feet, nice composition, hope this does well
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04/22/2005 03:26:08 PM
Such pretty light and the color of the water is just beautiful...a nice serene, quiet picture.
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04/21/2005 08:33:53 PM
This is awesome! It's not just a flower, or just a duck. The 2 compliment each other so well make such a cool picture! I love it!
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04/21/2005 07:05:37 PM
Nicely framed just needed the duck to show more detail.
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04/21/2005 06:29:15 PM
A very nice idea. The colours are wonderful, and using the reflection of the blossom to complete the "border" was very clever indeed. The duck could stand to be a bit sharper and clearer though, and I would probably clone the floating petals out just to give it a consistant smooth look.
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04/21/2005 04:59:27 PM
Lovely everything in this image. The floral framing, the gentle ripples and the colors lend such a pleasing and soothing feeling.
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04/21/2005 02:42:03 AM
composition not great, nice colours though
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04/20/2005 07:16:43 PM
I love the framing. Wish the duck head was a little bit brighter.
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04/20/2005 07:34:22 AM
Reminds me of Japanes Calendars of the 70's soft and calming effect....7
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04/19/2005 01:36:57 PM
simply exquisite. the muted tones, the reflections, the lighting...wow. most excellent capture. really hope to find this on the front page. good luck!
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04/19/2005 08:19:34 AM
Very 'chocolate-boxy' but I like it. It has an oriental feel to it and the pastel shades work very well. The framing is what really makes this. good work.
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04/19/2005 04:35:45 AM
Great composition! I like the colors, too! Simply beautiful.
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04/19/2005 01:15:05 AM
Actually, that is a drake. Still a nice photo.
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