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Challenge: Bokeh II (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Location: My Garden at L.M.H.P. Caloundra Qld. Australia.
Date: Jun 17, 2006
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: TV 1/125
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2006

This "Butterfly" Orchid, comes from the family of "Phalaenopsis" orchids. It was one of my 56th Birthday gifts from my husband.
I also received my new "Canon" Marco Lens as well. I absolutely "LOVE" my macro lens, and had a ball taking "Bokeh" images, for this challenge. I will upload my "outtakes" for you all to see, after the challenge.....

I am dedicating this image, to one of my dearest friends, Brenda, who passed away on the 3-7-2006. This is for you dear Brenda, with love always.

May you & Ted, always be with the "Angels of Light".

Statistics
Place: 23 out of 432
Avg (all users): 6.4182
Avg (commenters): 7.8947
Avg (participants): 6.4254
Avg (non-participants): 6.4113
Views since voting: 2037
Views during voting: 413
Votes: 275
Comments: 53
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/16/2006 12:49:21 PM
Sensational image!!!! It's so beautiful and the Bokeh does is complete justice.
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09/28/2006 10:36:16 PM
Love the background bokeh and the dimensional effect from the foreground element. Lovely capture.
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09/28/2006 10:22:36 PM
I love it when someone loves one of my image as much as I do, as this is definately one of my personal favorites, in my portfolio as well..... Thank you so much.....
09/28/2006 05:48:32 PM
I could gaze forever at this picture. Stunning!!
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08/28/2006 12:12:14 PM
The centered composition really works well here due to the bokeh & light "sparkles" leading off to the upper right. Beautiful capture.
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08/07/2006 05:02:59 AM
Sheeezz this is soooo beautiful.. I want it ^_^
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08/05/2006 09:23:23 PM
Outstanding
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07/20/2006 10:40:22 AM
this wet orchid is just lovely...the background is perfect bokeh.
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07/18/2006 09:08:38 PM
This reminds me somehow of a Clown!
Great shot.
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07/07/2006 11:08:48 AM
You did so well with this. Congrats on top 25.
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07/07/2006 10:19:24 AM
Very nice shot :) I love orchids and this is a good one.
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06/28/2006 11:06:32 PM
What great composition and perfect colors. This is just beautiful. :)
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06/28/2006 04:43:55 PM
Should have score higher. One of the better expamples of bokeh in the challenge, IMHO.
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06/28/2006 04:39:30 PM
Beautiful shot with very nice bokeh! Congrats on your high placing!!
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06/28/2006 03:53:11 PM
This was one of my 10's. It really should have placed higher.
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06/28/2006 12:02:20 PM
Good work on the transition away from Aloe ;-)
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06/28/2006 08:50:20 AM
Awesome shot!
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06/28/2006 08:24:53 AM
This is such a beautiful shot and you touch the hearts of so many friends. Your the greatest Chez!
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06/28/2006 06:04:12 AM
beautiful shot, excellent bokeh. wish this had finished higher.
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06/28/2006 02:29:26 AM
Lovely shot Sherryl. Very nice flower. The water on it looks good too.
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06/28/2006 01:10:57 AM
I'm sure your friend is honored to have such a lovely photo dedicated to her. Best wishes to you both. : )
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06/28/2006 12:55:18 AM
NO I didn't, but I don't mind, as I personally "LOVE" this image for two reasons, as it was the first series of images I took with my macro lens. The second, is that apart from dedicating this to my friend, I personally think it is technically my best shot ever.....

Originally posted by davidus428:

congrats! did you notice yours is the second highest rated flower entry? at 23rd!
06/28/2006 12:54:37 AM
Umm, can you skip the upcoming flower challenge? :P
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06/28/2006 12:49:55 AM
Shez, this is BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations on such an amazing finish!! You're awesome!! Ijust love this bokeh photo!!!
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06/28/2006 12:44:47 AM
congrats! did you notice yours is the second highest rated flower entry? at 23rd!
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06/28/2006 12:37:44 AM
Great finish Shez, I'm sure Brenda would appreciate this result.
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06/28/2006 12:25:56 AM
V-E-R-Y nice Sherryl!! Sweet sentiment, too. My warmest wishes to your friend Brenda.
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06/28/2006 12:24:29 AM
I am extreamely happy with this result, with so many wonderful examples of "Bokeh". I appriiciate each and every comment and vote and thank you all most kindly.
As you will see, re the message above re my comments, I am dedicating this image "Virgin Light", to my dear friend, Brenda.....
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 07:26:11 PM
great capture..
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06/27/2006 02:46:31 AM
Stunning.
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06/26/2006 03:26:32 PM
great bokeh, good focus. lighting could be a bit brighter. 7 great job
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06/26/2006 01:33:18 AM
Fantastic shot! mastered
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06/25/2006 10:39:06 PM
wow...what a beautiful photo...this is an interesting one out of all the flower pics i have seen! Great lighting, nice lighting...nice angle!
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06/25/2006 02:09:44 AM
Beautiful!
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06/24/2006 01:43:05 PM
What a capture! 8
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06/24/2006 05:47:39 AM
Beautiful....magical.
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06/23/2006 01:49:54 PM
Very well done, nice bokeh and light :)... hopefully its not getting hammered by the anti-flower voters... good luck ;)
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06/22/2006 05:42:45 PM
beauty at its most pristine - this shot provided a welcome surprise amongt all the dull flower submissions drawn into this challenge. Theme is weel served.
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06/22/2006 04:14:00 PM
Definitely meets the challenge and exhibits proper bokeh. The subject matter leaves me wanting (not because it's a flower - I have nothing against flowers - it just lacks a "wow" factor for me). The image also comes across a little grainy and over sharpened (IMO). Good luck!
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06/22/2006 09:40:32 AM
Beautiful composition and I love the grainy texture of the bokeh
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06/22/2006 07:28:45 AM
very nice bokeh and very nice lightning.9
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06/21/2006 11:12:58 PM
What a perfect specimen. The flower is so perfectly symmetric. I would love to have seen the flower suspended ( ie surrounded) by the Bokeh effect. The bottom leaf is a little bit distracting but not enough to score this anything lower than way above average. By the way I am not a big fan of flower shots but yours I like...
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06/21/2006 05:58:07 PM
very nice bokeh and sharp focus but I wish the foreground weren't cluttered, also I think your border works nice here, 7
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06/21/2006 05:35:48 PM
Nice composition and colors
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06/21/2006 10:51:45 AM
How beautiful!!!!! You have really captured the essence of bokeh with those beautiful golden points of light in your soft but vibrant background. This is absolutely stunning!
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06/21/2006 10:31:00 AM
very good worth a ten
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06/21/2006 09:51:16 AM
Stunning!
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06/21/2006 08:56:05 AM
Very striking. I like this alot. Not the typical pink and green. Well done. 9
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06/21/2006 06:53:01 AM
wow...that's amazing!
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06/21/2006 02:33:57 AM
well done!
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06/21/2006 01:26:09 AM
This is such a top shelf image, the colors are out of this world.
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06/21/2006 12:59:06 AM
excellent.
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06/21/2006 12:29:23 AM
Absolutely beautiful.. 10
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