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harveymorris


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Challenge: Secondary Colors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: My kitchen
Date: May 8, 2003
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6 sec
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2003

Detail of an orchid.

Statistics
Place: 21 out of 225
Avg (all users): 6.1818
Avg (commenters): 6.8947
Avg (participants): 6.0971
Avg (non-participants): 6.3014
Views since voting: 944
Votes: 176
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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05/25/2003 12:42:25 PM
Hello from the Critique Club, Harvey!

I'm delighted to have the pleasure of doing a CC on this picture of yours. I've been through your portfolio and have really enjoyed your work. :)

Composition:

Flowers are a favourite subject for many photographers because they are colourful and beautiful, but the trick becomes to shoot one in a way that says more than "this is colour and beauty" and I think you did that here. I like that the orchid fills the frame, and becomes an invitation, almost sexual (from your Mae West title too), but still very gentle. This is like a picture of the fragrance of a flower, and I really like it for that reason.

Colour and contrast:

The colour is beautifully saturated without any "blown out" parts and the contrast is nicely defined. My only beef is the grey bit behind the flower, it does nothing for our subject and I adopt bod's good suggestion that some green way back and out of focus would have served well here.

Focus and lighting:

I have no complaints about either the focus or the lighting here. I like the DOF, its subtle and complementary to your subject without making us feel like we're being poked in the eye by a flower. :) The lighting is bright without creating any harsh shadows..all in all, very well done!

Overall and my impression:

Despite the "complaints" about too many flower pictures, I never tire of them, and I think this was a very effective shot. I really liked it, and it is well deserving of its placement and score! :) I look forward to seeing more of your work. Happy shooting!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2003 11:07:52 PM
Fabulous macro. This is one great shot. I hope it does well.
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05/20/2003 07:09:59 PM
This is my kind of flower shot - tight in with great detail. The colours are superb, and if this isn't a major crop you've got a helluva lot more DoF than me when I use my closeup set!
Only negative - the grey area at the bottom. Could have done with being filled with something green and out of focal range maybe.
Great shot, well done.
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05/20/2003 03:34:57 PM
Good focus and depth and I love the colors
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05/20/2003 02:31:28 PM
nice job i really like the colors
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05/20/2003 09:35:45 AM
Nice orchid. Colors, right on.
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05/18/2003 08:00:27 PM
nice colors but a little too blurry
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05/18/2003 06:57:18 PM
What a great detail of a beautiful flower, and such vibrant colours
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05/18/2003 04:42:02 AM
uterus? anybody there?
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05/17/2003 08:53:44 PM
Very Sexy!
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05/17/2003 07:54:06 PM
great macro, 10!
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05/17/2003 10:36:06 AM
Engaging flower shot, showing us the inner workings of this orchid.
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05/16/2003 03:15:24 PM
Good shot but the gap at the bottom spoils it.
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05/15/2003 07:04:10 PM
Excellent composition.
10
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05/15/2003 05:44:52 PM
Brilliant color.
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05/15/2003 10:37:14 AM
I don't care how many flowers there are in this challenge, I love them! And this is one of the best of them all. Simply beautiful!
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05/14/2003 10:27:30 PM
7
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05/14/2003 03:47:10 PM
Nice blend of your secondary colors. Really good job with the saturation.
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05/14/2003 12:47:31 PM
Very pretty. Lovely, intimate macro with good colour and detail. Composition's great too. Perhaps a little bright on the highlights, but I guess you have to put up with that to get the lovely centre.
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05/14/2003 12:26:56 PM
Wow! Great shot!
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05/14/2003 09:15:29 AM
A very confronting shot if I dare say :).
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