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Delicate flower
Delicate flower

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Challenge: Delicate (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Location: Tucson
Date: Oct 25, 2005
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2005


Place: 229 out of 279
Avg (all users): 4.3689
Avg (commenters): 5.5556
Avg (participants): 4.0690
Avg (non-participants): 4.5350
Views since voting: 581
Views during voting: 305
Votes: 244
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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11/06/2005 02:59:35 PM
Hello from the Critique Club!

I have studied your image and have the following to offer:

Composition/perspective - this image has a lot of appeal and could be a much stronger entry with a few changes perhaps. The flower, although not dead center, could be a little more to the left to really nail down application of the rule of thirds. If the crop was a little different to either get the full bud at the top in the shot or remove it completely would also have helped. Your angle to the subject is very good and the ratio between subject and background is very nice. If the main subject was in focus the DoF would work very nicely.

Color - wow! This image has a very strong palette with vibrant and alive colors. The contrasts between in flower colors and flower to background works very nicely. A small boost in contrast may have brought them out a bit more even without hurting the image at all.

Lighting - it appears only natural light was used. The only choice here. You have no bright spots and everything appears to be fairly uniform. Well done.

Challenge requirements - this meets the challenge requirements quite well. Showing just enough of the inside of the flower without pointing directly into it really helps.

Overall/my opinion - where this image falls down is the focus. Applying some sharpening and/or USM may have helped to make it look not so fuzzy. The background is ok, it is the flower that should be clear. If this had been, I think this would have fared much better in the challenge.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2005 02:43:27 PM
It' har to tell what is in focus
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10/29/2005 07:28:53 PM
off focus
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10/28/2005 05:33:53 PM
Would be better if it had been a bit sharper.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/28/2005 03:45:02 PM
Needs a point of focus, very pretty flower. Also the bud should either be excluded entirely or show a bit more IMHO. A bit more contrast would also help to make it pop a bit more.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/28/2005 01:31:45 PM
I love the color in this shot. Nice vibrancy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2005 12:30:00 PM
Delicate, But out of focus.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/26/2005 11:45:43 PM
Very Pretty! I love the colors....a little sharper focus would make this a great shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/26/2005 10:01:38 PM
Focus seems soft
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/26/2005 03:27:19 PM
Wow! Love the colors in this one! Great job. Nice how you caught one that hadn't quite opened up.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/26/2005 02:45:59 PM
A little flat and soft, but nice colors and composition. Good luck in the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/26/2005 11:15:42 AM
I'd prefer a little more focus or sharpness on the actual flower, very pretty colors though and delicate for sure :)
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10/26/2005 10:05:31 AM
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