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...or backlighting?
...or backlighting?

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Challenge: Burst of Color (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Floral
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Jan 8, 2006
Aperture: f/4.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000s
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2006


Place: 121 out of 244
Avg (all users): 5.4328
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.3276
Avg (non-participants): 5.5328
Views since voting: 882
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 238
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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01/19/2006 02:11:04 AM
::: Critique Club ::: ladyhawk22

First Impression - the most important one: Lovely colors in the leaf that are contrasted nicely by the darkness of the background.

Composition: The placement of the leaf and seed pod on the left are lovely. I'm not sure I care as much for the leaf on the right...I might have considered cropping it out. The light shines off it oddly and it pulls attention away from the more lovely part of your photo on the right!

Subject: A good choice of subject, especially when paired with the darkness of the background. The lighting really makes the colors and details of the leaf stand out.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light): Colors in this shot are lovely!! I really like them. Focus looks good as well. The lighting is really what makes this shot here and certainly demands well deserved attention.

To grow its vote?: To grow its vote, I would recommend cropping out the leaf on the right. I think that is likely what hurt it the most. The other aspects of the photo look very nice!

Summary: Technical aspects look good on this shot. Try to be aware of where your eye is drawn and remember that you don't want to include something in the shot that would take the focus away from your beautiful subject! All in all, a beautiful shot, and one to be proud of!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/15/2006 10:32:13 PM
Love the lighting. They seem to float nicely in the air. Very effective use of shallow dof. 8
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01/15/2006 10:23:53 PM
Yeah, maybe backlighting, but never the less a beautiful picture. The lighting is wonderful as is the focus.
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01/14/2006 04:43:23 PM
The seed pod and the leaf on the right pull focus from an otherwise pleasing composition.
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01/14/2006 09:33:50 AM
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01/13/2006 01:37:53 PM
Nice contrasts here. The leaf is really emphasized well against the background with the DOF you've used.
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01/12/2006 05:58:17 AM
Colors of Autumn...
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01/10/2006 05:52:03 PM
I especially like what is happening on the left side of this image. In fact I'd suggest cropping off the right one which distracts due to the hot lighting. The colors on the left one are wonderful and so is the seed pod.
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01/10/2006 04:16:23 PM
Yes, this would have worked well in backlighting, too! Nicely done.
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01/09/2006 04:24:59 PM
Definitely backlighting--
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01/09/2006 09:55:41 AM
Should have been backlighting...would have done much better there
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01/09/2006 07:31:53 AM
Great Shot!
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01/09/2006 12:52:39 AM
I like this. I might have cropped out the one to the right. It doesn't really add to the shot. I love the leaf on the left.
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