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Challenge: Delicate (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak CX7430
Location: Minneapolis, mn
Date: Oct 24, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2005


Place: 123 out of 279
Avg (all users): 5.1814
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 4.8095
Avg (non-participants): 5.3856
Views since voting: 800
Views during voting: 304
Votes: 237
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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11/05/2005 12:16:46 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

The challenge was to take a photo that would convey 'Delicate' to the viewers and voters. In a strange way this ornamental cabbage just about does that. You have not included any information on processing, so I can't comment on how it may have altered the original. I am guessing that this is near enough straight out the camera, perhaps a bit of sharpening was used.
My biggest problem with your shot is the size, although not really small, it is not using the maximum permitted - 640x640. To create an impact, you need to get your photos to 640x640 and 150k to do well in challenges, you will suffer if you enter small photos. The cropping is very tight, but I assume that was to eliminate the soil that is just visible in the top right of the shot. Also, clean up the subject before shooting, the dead leaves do not add anything to the shot. The spot of water in the centre is distracting and either focus right in on it or get rid of it before taking your picture.
I like the fractal-like patterns created by the leaves and also the colouring, especially where the purple veins run into the green/blue. For a first effort this scored well and I am sure if you use size properly next challenge you will do well. I hope this is helpful and constructive.

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11/02/2005 10:10:05 PM
Originally posted by capck:

Great colours. What is it? :-)

I'm not sure of the name of the plant but a friend of mine who is an avid gardner says it is a decorative plant in the cabbage family.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2005 05:04:57 PM
Great colours. What is it? :-)
10/28/2005 10:22:36 PM
Striking image, I might have picked out the stray leaves, then just have the symmetry
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10/28/2005 08:18:33 PM
Fantastic, it almost looks like some sort of maze. I love the angle, the color, everything. Great idea!
10/26/2005 04:08:30 PM
Great colors...the leaves are a little distracting to me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/26/2005 09:49:13 AM
I would have removed those leaves first but stunning colors and texture, i love this plant
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10/26/2005 01:13:18 AM
beautiful...! but,taking out the odd orange things before you took the shot would have given you a great score...
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