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Flora
Flora
robbieh


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Flora (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-740UZ
Location: Mt. Vernon, WA
Date: Apr 18, 2003
Aperture: 1:3.7
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/500s
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2003

Taken at a tulip field during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 139
Avg (all users): 6.7246
Avg (commenters): 7.5667
Avg (participants): 6.6020
Avg (non-participants): 7.0250
Views since voting: 2747
Votes: 138
Comments: 39
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/04/2003 02:14:35 AM
I agree with Mavrik in that I too am envious of this shot. Great colors, with great interest set by the man walking by. Nice work, you should have received a higher score.
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05/01/2003 09:13:35 PM
Greetings fromt the Critique Club
Hi Robbie!

Composition
Excellent use of the rule of thirds with your placement of the subject. I love how he's walking INTO the shot, as well. Beautiful.

Color
If color were an issue here, you'd have known it. The only "issue" is that it's the most striking feature of this shot.

Focus
The DoF could have been higher with a smaller aperture. Then the man would have been as in focus as the flowers around him. I think this shot is definitely one I'd have used aperature priority at like f8 or smaller.

Subject matter
You nailed the challenge, ripped a new definition of it - and should have finished higher than you did, despite your amazing score. Your subject(s) were amazing - a rare find.

Overall
This is a beautifully composed and exposed shot. I'm envious of work like this. Perfect work. Good luck on future challenges!

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04/29/2003 01:28:29 PM
My goodness. I have never seen so many flowers in my life. It must be awesome to have so many flowers at the tip of your fingers. :-)
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04/28/2003 12:13:21 AM
where's the blue ribbon? anyway, congrats...your image is amazing...still the best this challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2003 09:42:52 PM
Gorgeous
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04/27/2003 12:09:09 PM
Very colourful. The guy almost looks superimposed! Difficult to look at because of all the bright, garish colours.
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04/26/2003 06:25:05 PM
That's a lotta blooms! Might make a nice flag design...
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04/25/2003 04:58:33 PM
Very colorful, oceans of color! I like the person walking through the field, nice contrast (both in color and human/plant thing). 9 Rob the Swash
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04/25/2003 03:08:13 AM
Wow! Makes you want to be there... 6
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04/24/2003 06:35:03 PM
Very nice. I like thew colors!
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04/24/2003 05:24:26 PM
Great shot! The yellow jacket is the perfect touch.
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04/24/2003 02:21:23 PM
Excellent!! The yellow rain jacket against all this beautiful color. Magnificent.
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04/24/2003 12:51:37 AM
WOW, thats cool... great color... the guy to his knees in flowers makes it really interesting
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04/24/2003 12:01:19 AM
The man in the image makes this work. Good job.
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04/23/2003 10:29:20 PM
the fragrance here must be incredible! wow! how beautiful!
nice image with the contrast of the man walking.
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04/23/2003 06:35:41 PM
I saw this, and I just had to comment, but since I'm not a member I can't vote! =( This is just beautiful! I love how you incorporated the caretaker into the photo, and the yellow jacket against those other colors just really makes the photo!!
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04/23/2003 01:16:22 PM
This is a very unique photo. Where was the focus? While I like the breaker (the man) the focus should have been on the flowers. DOF with smaller opening.
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04/23/2003 06:27:17 AM
Very colorful and I like the man in the picture. It adds interest.
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04/23/2003 12:07:35 AM
Nice colors. Is this a nursery of some sort?
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04/23/2003 12:04:06 AM
I just love the composition of this photo! Amazing color capture! Despite the saturated colors here, the man's jacket still seems a bit washed out! How can that be? Well, I don't care. This is good photography.
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04/22/2003 11:54:43 PM
Great colors! Great photo!
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04/22/2003 09:07:16 PM
Is this in Holland? Great colors! A bit too much open space for my taste.
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04/22/2003 03:41:32 PM
Wow. That's bright. Nice composition.
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04/22/2003 02:41:38 PM
I love this shot. The bold sweeps of colorful blooms work well against the man's bright yellow coat. One of the better shots of the challenge. I wish I could see another version from an angle that put the lines created by the tulips into more of a diagonal composition to add a bit more of a dynamic to the shot, but overall very nice. 9
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04/22/2003 12:51:17 PM
good color constrat
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04/22/2003 11:04:19 AM
Strong colours and contrast.
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04/22/2003 10:50:44 AM
Gorgeous! You placed the guy perfectly in the frame.
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04/22/2003 10:21:54 AM
I know this probably wasn't a set up shot, but I really wish that person wasn't wearing bright sunshine yellow. A person smelling the flowers would have been more appropriate. Very cool location though. I want one! 7
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04/22/2003 06:08:46 AM
Excellent photo, the layering effects work, especially with those awesome colors! Good idea and well pulled off, congratulations.
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04/21/2003 11:33:20 PM
the man adds to the color. very nice, glad you thought of leaving him in there. just enough contrast to bring the pic in. seems to be a little out of focus, tho
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04/21/2003 08:05:58 PM
amazing colors...this is one of my favorites! 10 from me
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04/21/2003 04:55:25 PM
Did yo pay that buy to go ou there in a yellow jacket? Perfect!
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04/21/2003 03:25:17 PM
excellent concept... the yellow jacket stands out very nicely here... I think the image would be even stronger if the sharp focus was on the man.. he's slightly soft in the image... excellent work :) - setzler
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04/21/2003 02:03:14 PM
Stunning shot. The yellow rain coat makes the shot. Very nice work.
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04/21/2003 01:15:04 PM
amazing, beautiful, awesome, what more can i say with your image...its absolutely the only pix that i like here...very colourful, good composition...Excellent work...you deserve the blue ribbon here. CONGRATS!!!!
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04/21/2003 11:56:58 AM
I really would prefer this without the bloke walking across the frame.
If I ignore him I see an absolutely fantastic shot. The flowers in the foreground look great and I like the stripes of colour.
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04/21/2003 11:17:11 AM
Very well captured shot
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04/21/2003 02:30:59 AM
Heaps of flora here!! Unfortunately the figure is the feature and although that addsinterest, it distracts from the subject.
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04/21/2003 02:26:52 AM
WOW! Great idea taking the shot with the guy in the pic... gives a great sense of depth that way.
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