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Natures Pattern
Natures Pattern
Mack


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pattern (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S3000
Location: Macksville Australia
Date: Dec 23, 2005
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 8 out of 240
Avg (all users): 6.4317
Avg (commenters): 7.0455
Avg (participants): 6.2672
Avg (non-participants): 6.5276
Views since voting: 1816
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 315
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/06/2006 07:11:22 PM
* Greetings from the Critique Club *

Well here's a tough one... LOL First, let me congratulate you on not only a terrific image and finish, but an outstanding score for your first challenge submission! WOW! WTG!

Okay, I'll see what I can come up with for ya, but I think that the score and finish kinda speak for themselves here...

Composition:
Very interesting and visually appealing. It is not only unique, but also encourages the viewer to think about what it really is (as evident by the comments). My only nit here would be that the background in the upper right is a tad distracting (again as mentioned by other commenters).

Lighting:
Quite good. I think you did an outstanding job controlling the light considering this was an outside shot obviously taken during the day. Again, the only small issue I notice is the blown out area in the background of the upper right. Still, it's very small potatoes when taken into consideration with the whole. The natural light really brings out the natural color tones too - not overdone or oversaturated. Nice touch (I probably would have gone overboard here).

Focus/DOF:
Also quite good. You managed to keep the foreground nice and tightly focused with a comfortable DOF in the background. Not too shallow & not too deep.

Overall:
What can I say? Great job & congratulations again! You've set a pretty high bar for yourself now though - I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Please feel free to PM me with any questions and remember it's just my 2 cents...

Jimmy
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01/04/2006 02:14:14 AM
When I saw this I thought that reminded me of a tree/plant back home in Oz. I checked your profile and sure enough it was!!! Well done especially with your first challenge entry.
01/04/2006 01:34:55 AM
Impressive! Congratulations on your top ten finish.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2006 11:29:58 PM
Love this different take on the "leaf" pattern. Nice composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/03/2006 09:18:02 PM
great composition. nice graduation of tones. well put together.
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01/03/2006 03:02:47 PM
I dont know what it is but I like it "10"
01/03/2006 12:51:47 PM
Just shows that nature still knows how to display its finery - simple and delightful.
01/03/2006 12:06:07 PM
Nice DOF.
01/03/2006 11:05:41 AM
Cant get my eyes off of the background and trying to figure out what it is. I enjoy the image as the greens and the slight yellows stand out.
01/02/2006 08:46:39 PM
I don't know what it is but the pattern, changes in light make for a fascinating image. Love it.
01/02/2006 12:20:11 PM
You're right nature gives us the right pattern. Nice shot
01/01/2006 11:55:36 PM
cool
12/31/2005 09:09:34 AM
Your subject makes a good abstract pattern, the colours and tones compliment each other well and the composition is interesting-well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2005 12:56:24 AM
Good nature patterns love the lines as well.........................
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2005 12:40:42 AM
Excellent sharpness, DOF, and compositions - hope this is a winner. Thanks for your eye on finding and capturing this.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/30/2005 06:01:10 PM
That looks awesome. Composed very strikingly. I love the contrasting colors and rows of shapes. Good luck with this one!
12/30/2005 11:47:43 AM
nice capture
12/30/2005 08:09:29 AM
a tighter crop without the background could have been more interesting IMHO
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/29/2005 06:33:57 PM
This is very cool! Nicely done.
12/29/2005 04:52:40 AM
It is a nice photo, certainly fitting the challenge, I am finding though the background in the upper right corner distracting. A tighter crop or getting closer to the subject at the time of taking the photo would improve it significantly. (6)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2005 11:26:28 PM
7 - Very nice. Criticism; difficult, not much, but this just seems it needs something extra to 'lift it', especially here at this size, so perhaps more height may have helped, depending what you had of course to work with, not sure. Maybe even, a frame in this case, who knows.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2005 11:17:46 PM
Beautiful shot.
12/28/2005 10:35:39 PM
Excellent photo. Simple, sharp & on task.
12/28/2005 10:33:22 AM
A good idea and thoughtful composition. The foreground needles look a bit blown out and the area at the top right of the frame distracts me a bit. Still, one of the better efforts I've seen so far.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/28/2005 10:15:14 AM
Awesome pattern and perspective!
12/28/2005 08:32:36 AM
Very Well Done. Might have called it "Natures Stadium seating" if it were me though! lol. But then, it wasn't me, so what do I know :D

Good Job, 9.

L8r,


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