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Dahlia IV
Dahlia IV
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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S7000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Aug 29, 2005
Aperture: f/ 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2006

Shoot last August and saved off the hard drive towards the end of the year. It is about the best dahlia macro image I have ever taken, I think.

Post: I had processed this at the end of last year and put it up and it won a few times. But I filled in something at the bottom which might have been questionable, so I reprocessed from the original. This is a full crop to print aspect ratio. I must have used the 10x close up filter but I guess I did right for once.

Crop. Layer adjustments for levels (25% opacity), brightness/contrast and hue/saturation (each 75% opacity). USM. Resize. USM

Statistics
Place: 189 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.1509
Avg (commenters): 7.0556
Avg (participants): 6.0899
Avg (non-participants): 6.4416
Views since voting: 835
Views during voting: 575
Votes: 444
Comments: 23
Favorites: 1 (view)


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02/01/2006 10:33:03 AM
This is one of a few in this challenge that I can't figure out why it didn't place much higher. The DOF is perfect and the color balance is just enough to give it life without overdoing it (something I feel like is too often done with floral shots).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 04:53:29 PM
WOW!!! BEAUTIFUL, THE COLORS ARE AMAZING AND SO IS THE DETAIL 9
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01/30/2006 11:58:36 AM
excellent color, excellent flow, b&w need work, great texture, nice light, great comp, great macro??, overall could be a great print
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01/29/2006 07:33:17 PM
Great macro. I can almost smell it. Bumping up after second look.
01/27/2006 06:31:23 PM
Nice sharp photo, but seems a little underexposed. I feel there should be some brighter areas to balance it out.
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01/26/2006 03:55:36 PM
Sharp good capture.
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01/26/2006 01:09:08 PM
Wonderful lighting and what a great point of view. The depth of field is so nice, too! Stunning work. 10
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01/26/2006 05:37:34 AM
I can almost smell this flower image. Perfect shape, textures, and color.....
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01/23/2006 08:45:26 PM
This is lovely.
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01/22/2006 01:41:55 PM
Nice macro, beautiful colors, well done
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01/20/2006 06:52:53 PM
Cracking. Love the colours.
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01/20/2006 05:30:41 PM
Needs a little more dramatic lighting here.
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01/20/2006 03:05:36 PM
Nice color and detail
Actually looks like it is moving like a animal
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01/20/2006 03:03:35 PM
beautiful detail, colour and light
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01/19/2006 08:34:28 PM
This is quite beautiful, lovely colour, very well done.
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01/19/2006 05:43:17 PM
Nice details
01/19/2006 12:40:41 PM
Very nice macro - good detail - lighting is very nice
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01/19/2006 12:00:28 AM
10 from me...good luck!
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01/18/2006 05:37:52 PM
This would be a wonderful greeting card.
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01/17/2006 12:30:14 PM
Very nice detail.
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01/17/2006 10:56:14 AM
Absolutly gorgeous.
01/16/2006 11:32:02 AM
Great lighting, wonderful detail.
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01/16/2006 04:55:45 AM
Great detail, and I love the soft yet vivid and flowing colors. Nice job :-)
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