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Still Some Growing Up To Do
Still Some Growing Up To Do
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Challenge: Bokeh II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited AF
Location: West Chester, PA, USA
Date: Jun 18, 2006
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320 sec
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 20, 2006

Shot in RAW, cropped, slight USM, save.

Statistics
Place: 67 out of 432
Avg (all users): 5.9706
Avg (commenters): 7.3125
Avg (participants): 6.0388
Avg (non-participants): 5.9091
Views since voting: 1496
Views during voting: 374
Votes: 272
Comments: 20
Favorites: 0


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06/28/2006 03:51:23 PM
I definitely don't want to go into definitions of bokeh, because that seems to court controversy on this site.
However, I looked at your profile, and I think you probably would have scored much higher if you had shot your entry for the Shallow DOF challenge for this one, and this image had been used for that challenge.
That other picture seems to benefit more from the bokeh than this one does.
This picture is still a wonderful photo though. I really do like the use of the DOF, and the composition is really strong.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/27/2006 07:34:49 PM
nice...
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06/25/2006 01:10:19 AM
Lovely! Bokeh is very nice.
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06/24/2006 04:19:10 PM
Very nice example of Bokeh. The background image supports the subject. Nice color and texture.
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06/24/2006 01:37:57 PM
If the flower is taken as a background(tho' it is not blurred) then the picture goes well with the caption.
06/24/2006 11:16:25 AM
The title enhances the image a lot here, it personifies the subject and shows it in a new light. 8 for the picture, 9 for the title.
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06/24/2006 05:51:33 AM
Nice work. I like the compositon.
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06/23/2006 02:21:01 PM
Wow, look at the detail and sharpness in this photo. Like how you captured the Black-eyed Susans in different stages of bloom. Great photo!
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06/23/2006 10:26:56 AM
Great shot - I like how you chose to focus on the younger bloom.
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06/23/2006 06:46:39 AM
lovely! i like the lines that play in the background.
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06/22/2006 04:16:08 PM
as for bokeh, I think you captured it here. The foreground (youngin') would be nothing without the blurred image of the full-grown Susan in the background. It shows a bit of a time progression in a way - stages and cycles. good job capturing the challenge!
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06/22/2006 02:59:09 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). Good luck!
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06/21/2006 11:46:02 PM
This is nice, a new perspective to flower photos :) The picture does tell the story. Also, the background does enhance the subject! Good luck!
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06/21/2006 06:36:16 PM
wow! great shot! nice work!
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06/21/2006 06:11:55 PM
I would have picked the open flower to focus on but what you have done is better. Very nice
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06/21/2006 01:58:12 PM
Stunning, I like the layers of bokeh from slightly out-of-focus to unrecognizable. Your main focus on the front bud is perfect. 8
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06/21/2006 11:16:48 AM
Beautiful.
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06/21/2006 06:37:44 AM
excellent,,, really like this photo... welldone
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06/21/2006 05:20:00 AM
great title! nice shot
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06/21/2006 01:25:31 AM
Nice one.....
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