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Challenge: Burst of Color (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5600Z
Location: garden
Date: Jan 7, 2006
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/242
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2006

OMG, A blue! Frankly, I never saw this coming. A special thank you to Ken for making it possible (gift membership), and thanks to all who loved the photo :)

Flower of unknown origin.

UPDATE: Many has identified this flower to be of a Desert Rose. Thanks to all for the tip. As some may have guessed, I'm not really a flower person, but this flower caught my attention with it's very beautiful bloom.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 244
Avg (all users): 7.0041
Avg (commenters): 8.1667
Avg (participants): 6.7414
Avg (non-participants): 7.2460
Views since voting: 455954
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 242
Comments: 84
Favorites: 81 (view)


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07/10/2009 03:02:07 PM
WOW!! This is gorgeous!! A phenomenal splash of color to say the least!
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06/06/2006 03:18:37 AM
This is Gerogia O'keefe-ie to me. It was perfect for the challenge and a strong beatuiful peice of art on it's own. Bravo, sir.
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05/11/2006 07:00:53 PM
Unknow origin??? I do believe it came from a seed.
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03/08/2006 10:19:56 PM
This is one of very few flower shots I actually like. It's awesome. I've actually tried to mimic the look you've achieved here and have failed. I'm impressed with this.
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01/21/2006 10:28:07 PM
This is amazing!! Beautiful color and presentation! Congratulations!
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01/21/2006 06:18:05 PM
Great Picture!
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01/20/2006 07:32:41 PM
Absolutely stunning.
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01/19/2006 05:33:23 PM
Great Picture I absolutly love it!
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01/18/2006 10:56:49 PM
LOL, just read your post in the forums, glad I could be your FIRST CC. Kinda makes me feel special. :-)
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01/18/2006 11:56:14 AM
::: Greetings from Critique Club :::

Hi, as requested, here is an indepth critique of your submission.

First Impression - the most important one:
Wow, what can I say? Great capture! Would have scored high with me. Very vibrant and very well exposed.

Composition:
Works well. To be a bit nit-picky I'd like to see the flower just a tad more to the right, but hey, the composition definitel worked for ya.

Subject:
Subject is very strong... nothing can be improved here.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light):
ALL GOOD! And VERY NICE LIGHTING!

To grow its vote?:
LOL, can't exactly tell ya how to grow the vote much past a blue ribbon. Just keep up the stunning work.

Summary:
Keep up this kind of work and you'll be seeing more ribbons in your future!

Hope to see more from you soon,
Leroy
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01/18/2006 11:37:04 AM
'gratz shin on a very well done picture..

How did you manage this? what post prod did you do?
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01/17/2006 06:45:11 PM
is it possible you could say what you did to edit it?
i like it alot alot!
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01/17/2006 12:06:47 PM
Mandevilla (sp)is your subject.
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01/17/2006 04:44:34 AM
wow, this photo is truely breathtaking... i love it!! well deserved ribbon!! congrats..
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01/17/2006 12:25:58 AM
Very nice work here! Congrats on the blue!
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01/17/2006 12:10:53 AM
funny that a guy named crayon wins "burst of color".

great shot, really, really nice.
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01/16/2006 11:10:15 PM
Wow. Really fantastic is more like it.
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01/16/2006 02:38:57 PM
Congratulations!! Well deserved ribbon!! You must be proud to win the first ribbon for your camera!!

Message edited by author 2006-01-18 00:38:32.
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01/16/2006 01:15:16 PM
It's stunning, well done. Congrats on the blue.
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01/16/2006 09:26:57 AM
congrats on your first blue!
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01/16/2006 09:25:11 AM
A well-deserved ribbon for sure! I gave an 8 to this stunning photo. So, a blue ribbon and the highest rated entry ever for your camera. Congratulations! 2006 can only go downhill from here (kidding!). :o)
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01/16/2006 04:34:44 AM
I insist, no more flowers.
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01/16/2006 03:52:06 AM
Congrats Crayon! A ribbon on your 4th entry! I am jealous. Wonderful image that deserves much accolade and praise. Good job!
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01/16/2006 03:46:53 AM
very nice, congratulations
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01/16/2006 03:23:49 AM
This is exquisite. Congratulations on the well-deserved blue!
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01/16/2006 03:00:08 AM
It really jumps out at you, well done, keep it up!

Message edited by author 2006-01-16 03:00:37.
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01/16/2006 02:26:38 AM
Congrats on your blue with this tender flower composition.
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01/16/2006 02:03:05 AM
I think this is one of the all time best flower shots on DPC.
Beautiful lighting and color. Congratulations on a deserving first place.
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01/16/2006 01:54:43 AM
Great Capture.

The flower is of "Adenium". Commonly known as "Desert Rose". I'm now desperately waiting for my adenium to flower (Thanks to your picture!). To know more about the species go to //www.tropicanursery.com/adenium/story.htm. Anyway, dont let the water stay on the flower... its a killer for 'desert rose'.
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01/16/2006 01:42:31 AM
congratulations on your first blue. A well deserved winner, wonderful quality and colour
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01/16/2006 01:29:33 AM
congrats crayon! finally a blue n a well deserving one too! hope to see more of such marvelous shots! really love e colors in the composition n e dew drops on e flower, adds so much life into the picture. well done!
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01/16/2006 01:07:15 AM
Congrats on your first blue! Just a perfect entry for this challenge.
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01/16/2006 12:47:03 AM
Many congratulations - this is really beautiful! Excellent work.
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01/16/2006 12:45:48 AM
Awesome... The freshness is contagious!
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01/16/2006 12:39:40 AM
You da man, Mr. Crayon! Congrats on the ribbon and a fantastic photo! I'm proud to be your son. ;-)
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01/16/2006 12:26:03 AM
woohoo! congrats on your first ribbon! i'm sure there will be many more to come. this is a gorgeous photo and well deserving of the blue. :)
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01/16/2006 12:22:24 AM
Wow Wow Wow.. I think this is the best photograph I've seen on DPC, ever.
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01/16/2006 12:12:24 AM
A wonderful image... I knew it would do well. Congradulations on your first ribon and a 7.0+. Well deserved.
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01/16/2006 12:11:28 AM
I believe that the flower is that of 'Desert Rose', botanical name: Adenium obesum (I grow it in my nursery). Whatever the type of flower, this picture is beautiful!
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01/16/2006 12:10:17 AM
Wowsers! Great pic! Big congrats on your first blue!
...way to stick it to those 'dslr' folks :-P
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01/16/2006 12:10:05 AM
Great job I am sure Art is weeping with pride.
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01/16/2006 12:09:43 AM
WTG Crayon; first ribbon a blue! Wonderful burst of color :-)
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01/16/2006 12:09:33 AM
Congratulations on your BLUE, Shin! I am very happy for you. This is one of a kind image and what a lovely addition to the DPC archives. Possibly the most electrying color burst in this challenge.

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01/16/2006 12:08:54 AM
Wow! Good job nailing this one! Great picture!
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01/16/2006 12:08:04 AM
Stunning win. Congratulations.
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01/16/2006 12:07:38 AM
Yup you nailed that one right from the get go! Congrats!
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01/16/2006 12:07:05 AM
One of the best I've seen on DPC! Congratulations on the blue!
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01/16/2006 12:06:35 AM
congrats on the blue. very perty
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2006 11:56:56 PM
Really REALLY beautiful! 9
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01/15/2006 11:50:36 PM
Very nice. 8
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01/15/2006 10:18:58 PM
Lovely capture!
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01/15/2006 05:47:04 PM
certainly a most striking image.
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01/15/2006 09:31:50 AM
A nice soft feel to this flower... the water droplets are a nice addition too. I like the hint of blue in the background.
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01/15/2006 04:45:45 AM
great use of light and colour with no distracting elements to distract the eye.
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01/14/2006 08:01:56 PM
Beautifully vivid and excellent composition. The DOF is excellent... definite top ten... :)
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01/14/2006 02:38:47 PM
Please, Please, PLEASE, share your post processing technique with us!

This is an absolutely beautiful shot. I love the darkness where the color isn't... that incredible pink just draws you in to the photo. Ahh, I can't say enough good words about this shot, so I will let my score say it. 10!
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01/14/2006 02:19:11 PM
I think this is probably the best BURST of COLOR in the challenge. Good Luck.
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01/14/2006 08:24:23 AM
beautiful
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01/13/2006 11:38:11 PM
The dark vignetting definatly makes your color a “splash of color.” Very sharp and crisp... very nice.
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01/13/2006 06:58:46 PM
Very nice
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01/13/2006 01:40:14 AM
Just love it
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01/12/2006 11:45:04 PM
Beautiful shot. I love the colors and contrast between the flower and background have. Nice DOF and focus on the subject look perfect. Great answer to the challenge..... 7
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01/12/2006 02:47:13 PM
Excellent job -
Great motivation for me to improve my skills
Thanks for sharing
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01/12/2006 12:30:49 PM
nicely done 10!
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01/12/2006 10:30:58 AM
Very nice, Love the beautiful pink colors agains the dark background. Really stands out. Good composition and focus.
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01/12/2006 05:40:02 AM
Just what the chalenge asked for, "A Burst of Color". This is just a triffic shot, and one of my favorites..... I love it.
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01/11/2006 06:32:56 PM
the color in this really pops. or...bursts...lol
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01/11/2006 03:29:06 PM
I usually breeze through flower pics but this one is so exceptional. A true artist you are.
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01/10/2006 02:33:35 PM
Exquisite, beautiful color and you've caught it well
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01/10/2006 02:48:17 AM
There are a lot of flower shots time time around. Yours distinguishes itself with overall excellent composition and great DOF. The vignetting is very tastefully done! Bumping up.
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01/10/2006 01:13:46 AM
The vloer is beautiful and the color is rich.
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01/09/2006 05:54:39 PM
beautiful!
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01/09/2006 05:10:38 PM
Beautiful!!! 10
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01/09/2006 04:16:09 PM
a beautiful shot. i love the way the flower is bright against the moody background. the focus is wonderful and the water droplets on the petals add a sence of innocence to the gloomy scene. very well done
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01/09/2006 03:57:05 PM
Background detracts from the image; excellent composition
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01/09/2006 03:07:40 PM
AMAZING PICTURE!!! Love this!
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01/09/2006 02:00:32 PM
There's a lot of flowers in this challenge, this is the best I've seen so far. Your lighting treatment is very profesional indeed
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01/09/2006 11:01:20 AM
Ohhh thats pretty!
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01/09/2006 10:36:43 AM
Definatly one of the best of the challenge. Very lovely.
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01/09/2006 09:43:14 AM
Wow...this is very pretty. The petal edges look oversharpened and the burning of the sky is a tad excessive, but lovely nonetheless. :)
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01/09/2006 08:25:01 AM
Great Shot! 8
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01/09/2006 01:13:41 AM
beautiful photo, well done
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01/09/2006 01:04:38 AM
This is beautiful and I like the title as well. It has a slight softness, but it adds to the velvet like feeling you'd have if you touched it.
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01/09/2006 12:23:41 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Nice bokeh. Top 10 for sure.
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