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Challenge: Flora (Classic Editing)
Collection: Living Creatures
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F300
Location: Armissan France
Date: Apr 19, 2003
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Apr 16, 2003

Spectacular flowers that grow well in southern France if the winters don't get too cold. This year unfortunatly mine froze. These are a new buy. I cut of a few flowers off before planting them to photograph them on a piece of black cardboard with natural undirect light.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 139
Avg (all users): 7.0286
Avg (commenters): 8.1290
Avg (participants): 6.8641
Avg (non-participants): 7.4865
Views since voting: 4386
Votes: 140
Comments: 42
Favorites: 8 (view)


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05/01/2003 07:19:39 PM
Critique Club

Hi there, I have admired your photography for a while and am quite humbled by receiving one of your shots for critique:)

First off, I love this shot, the flowers have a glow to them that is very pleasing to look at.
Your composition is perfect, the placement of the flowers are right on.
Your DOF and focus are right on too.
The one thing that distracts me is the background, it looks dirty, cloning now would do this photo wonders. Not sure what you could have done at the time, maybe a black sharpie.
Thanks for showing me a flower I have never seen and good luck in future challenges (yeah, like you need it) :)
Congrats on 4th place too!


Message edited by author 2003-05-01 19:21:31.
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04/29/2003 01:25:16 PM
Awesome flowers. I love the texture and design of the flowers.
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04/28/2003 07:45:28 AM
should have won. my favorite shot :)
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04/28/2003 12:08:41 AM
I REALLY DONT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU GOT 2, 3, and 4s rating. you dont deserved that rating...anyway, congrats for making it to the top 5.


Message edited by author 2003-04-28 00:10:31.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2003 11:34:08 PM
Weird and cool! The black background works in this photo, but I can see some weird smudges on it. The composition could be a little tighter. I would have even liked it with just one flower.
04/27/2003 11:17:39 PM
Too bad about the white specs, otherwise a 10
04/27/2003 11:13:19 PM
Very, very, very interesting flower! Super color and detail.
04/25/2003 11:56:40 AM
Wonderful composition and perfect technique.
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04/25/2003 10:28:53 AM
DOF is just wonderful. Great choice of subject. The black background is perfect choice.
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04/25/2003 08:04:07 AM
WOW. can i say that again? WOW. i've never seen these and you did a GREAT job of showing them off. I hope this wins.
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04/25/2003 03:12:33 AM
Very dramatic and surreal... The detail is awesome. 9

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04/24/2003 09:46:12 PM
Great shot, well composed. These flowers are stupendous. If i give you a 10, would you be kind enough to send me some seeds? :) (how's that for a bribe, huh?) 10 Journey
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04/24/2003 08:22:53 PM
I was thinking that any flower shot would have a hard time winning due to the competition, but the space age-ness of this flower combined with the technical execution (flawless) have changed my mind. If only I was a member... Soon... How did you maintain focus between the farthest and closest points? How did you get that black background? The three flowers, the way they are arranged compositionally, it's truly a standout photo.
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04/24/2003 06:56:23 PM
Strange and wonderful looking flowers...Only nitpick is the white marks on the black background. Nice job on lighting this pic.
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04/24/2003 05:35:02 PM
Now THAT'S a cool looking flower. Are those real? I guess they are judging by the title. High marks for having the most unique flower in the challenge. This is what the Flora challenge was meant for, not pictures of Daisies and Roses. - 10
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04/24/2003 02:57:32 PM
Absolutly stunning. Not only is the subject something I have never seen, but the clarity and color is brilliant. I love the black background.
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04/24/2003 08:05:55 AM
This is very good, but there seem to be some dust spots or something which detract from the overall effect.
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04/24/2003 05:37:52 AM
There's too much noise in this photo around the top right of the frame. The border is good. The colors need just a little more punch. This photo for some reason just doesn't look that smooth. Very cool flowers too.
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04/23/2003 09:06:26 PM
The composition and lighting are great! Super choice for the challenge! Your arrangement of the subjects are breathetaking. Only downside are the spots in the background! A 9, just missing a 10! Great job!
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04/23/2003 02:13:09 PM
Great Detail and Colors
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04/23/2003 01:11:25 PM
Very neat looking flowers. Like th ecomposition. On my screen I have specs anstreaks in the background. They took a little away froma very neat and unusual photo Still got pretty good mark from me.
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04/23/2003 12:16:35 PM
Very nice! I love this type of flower!! A touch of grain and the background needs to be more fully "wiped" out. Comment removed, my bad. 8 Rob the Swash
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04/23/2003 06:22:49 AM
Beautiful. Very interesting flowers. Slight distraction from the white speckling in the backround but not serious. Good shot.
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04/22/2003 11:55:23 AM
beautiful choice of flower, black background certainly adds to it
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04/22/2003 11:37:31 AM
too bad there is a scratch or dirt in the upper right corner, it detracts and tarnish such a beautiful shot.
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04/22/2003 10:56:57 AM
The composition of this image is absolutely fabulous! It is SO much more than just a pretty flower photo . . . and I especially love the little "touches" like the pollen on the petals of the flower in the foreground. Lots to look at and take in . . . congratulations on seeing a great design.
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04/22/2003 08:09:17 AM
Very unique flowers. Good job choosing a black background. Love it. Jacko. 10
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04/22/2003 05:03:50 AM
The pollen on the flowers surface is a cool effect. The composition is very good, only the white spots in the background are disturbing - 8.

Message edited by author 2003-04-30 06:21:42.
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04/22/2003 03:03:27 AM
Unique entry. Good choice for this one. They're weird, but beautiful. Technically this is well done, too.
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04/22/2003 12:22:17 AM
Gorgeous and almost unearthly...
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04/21/2003 11:10:20 PM
Very pretty! The flowers look like they are falling from a night time sky. I love it!
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04/21/2003 10:02:15 PM
This is a stunning photo, your comp. is wonderful, I see some gray spots that look like stems, to bad you could not spot them out. I love your photo.
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04/21/2003 08:37:11 PM
You celebrate the beauteous weirdness of these flowers well through your excellent cropping and composition and by setting them in front of a black backdrdop.
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04/21/2003 08:11:08 PM
awsome image, love the lighting, color, background, dof, and composition. 10
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04/21/2003 07:50:11 PM
the white spots in the backgrond distract from the picture
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04/21/2003 03:27:05 PM
excellent compositon here... the shapes and patterns are extraordinary... the color is also excellent.. - setzler
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04/21/2003 01:11:58 PM
absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!, but i got distracted with some dirt in your background.
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04/21/2003 11:41:53 AM
Other then the speckles in the upper right, this is an excellent shot. The composition, lighting and colors all came together. In my top 10 this week. -danny
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04/21/2003 11:19:36 AM
Strangely pretty
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04/21/2003 10:40:35 AM
Unique looking flower. Thanks for sharing these.
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04/21/2003 09:38:20 AM
What a unique flower. I don't think I've ever seen one before. The light and composition are perfect.
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04/21/2003 07:10:07 AM
This is perfect. Nicely done. I'll give you a 10.
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