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In Bloom
Artyste


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Triangle (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II for Pentax
Location: Kamloops, B.C.
Date: May 6, 2005
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/180 sec
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 6, 2005

This.. flower.. is just beginning its bloom cycle. The colors, I found, are fantastic, and are really striking.. also, it's a bit of a triangluar shape, and I felt it would work nicely.

Also.. I never shoot flowers for challenges, and thought I'd shoot one to try and win the "flower lover" vote.

Statistics
Place: 111 out of 413
Avg (all users): 5.3955
Avg (commenters): 5.8889
Avg (participants): 5.0972
Avg (non-participants): 5.7419
Views since voting: 1102
Views during voting: 356
Votes: 268
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/19/2005 08:46:03 PM
Definately a nice shot. I like the colors and the use of d.o.f. This should have averaged MUCH better than it did! It just seems like lately, even on the best work, people are shelling out 1's and 2's to shots that are way in the 7 and 8 range? I would have given it an 8.
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05/19/2005 08:07:14 PM
Don't stop shooting flowers, It's a beautifull photograph.
This challenge yielded some strange voting, more so than usuall.
Be proud of a very nice shot.
I do agree w/Tuckersmomom about the little part of the other flower showing in the bottom right part of the shot, coulda been easily cropped out.
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05/19/2005 06:06:02 PM
I didn't get a chance to comment during voting but gave you a 9. I saw the triangle right away, but it was the colors that jumped out at me. My only 2 small complaints were the little tiny part of the other flowers in the lower right hand corner and the dark red in the background. I know those are small things, but all in all I really loved this shot, yes, I admit it, I am a flower lover :)
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05/18/2005 01:26:39 PM
Don't know about this, Glen. I'm baffled too. Maybe because there are two blue pieces of flowers in the right hand corner. That's it, that's where your 4 and below scores came from.
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05/18/2005 01:46:35 AM
I thought that your flower shot is excellent. I had no problem seeing the triangle. Love all of the colors and the DOF is great. The low votes not warranted in my opinion.. :)
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05/18/2005 12:20:02 AM
What a beautiful shot arty! It should have placed higher, but I guess the triangle eluded the voters? Wonderful work!
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05/18/2005 12:04:50 AM
First of all.. I'd like to thank everyone that liked this photo and scored it well, and commented nicely. You guys rock.

Second of all.. WTF!??! Obviously I got hit by the blind voters that couldn't see a triangle here.. FOURTY EIGHT FOURS!??!!? The triangle is right in front of your face!!! Twenty-Five threes.. OMFG.

I don't rant often.. at least not publically.. but this is absolutely ridiculous. There were shots that scored much higher than mine that even had less of a triangle in them. Stupid flower shots.
I'm never entering a flower shot again :)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/17/2005 11:53:02 PM
Love the colors and wonderful, wonderful background!
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05/12/2005 07:52:03 PM
Did I miss the Triangle??
05/12/2005 05:04:01 PM
How pretty! I love the shallow depth of field. It compliments the flower so well. It has a dreamy kind of look to it.
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05/12/2005 12:50:10 PM
Beautiful.
I love the DOF and colors so much. A wonderful triangle for this challenge!
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05/11/2005 07:35:05 PM
certainly most excellent exposure, focus and color ... great use of DOF for isolation and the creative clustered triangle completes a possible ribbon winner
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05/11/2005 06:42:11 PM
Wonderful colors and nice use of shallow DOF.
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05/11/2005 05:53:30 PM
Colors are great, good interpretation of the challenge, good isolation of the subject (good choice of dof), but most of all, I like that you thought outside the box which is not so common in dpc. Good job!
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05/11/2005 04:56:04 PM
good pic very pretty
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05/11/2005 08:59:43 AM
DOF needs most of the pic is fuzzy.....and where streching on the triangle a little I think
05/11/2005 01:21:06 AM
looks like bear_music's "blue"
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