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Judi


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Challenge: Flowers (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges Nature
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: Jun 29, 2006
Aperture: 22
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 29, 2006

This is the first time I have ever bought myself tulips...actually no one has ever bought me tulips. This is such a treat for me. I got home with them and Kita starting yelling "there is fire in the sky". I went out and the clouds were like white flames across the sky. "Perfect", I thought. I quickly put the groceries away and grabbed my camera and the tulips.

Nikolas, who was wearing rollerblades at the time, then stood there holding the tulips up to the sky while I photographed them.

I was really pleased with how these shots turned out. Let's hope the voters see things the same way.

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Originally shot in RAW and converted to colour.

580EX Flash.


Statistics
Place: 10 out of 375
Avg (all users): 6.7701
Avg (commenters): 7.1852
Avg (participants): 6.6870
Avg (non-participants): 6.9643
Views since voting: 3360
Views during voting: 296
Votes: 187
Comments: 53
Favorites: 8 (view)


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04/02/2007 04:44:11 PM
I Love this. Tulips are my favourite and the colours here are fantastic. Your ISO is quite high here. Would like to know why you chose this? Focus on the clouds is great.
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10/17/2006 06:16:27 PM
I never noticed this shot before! I love it. The lighting and colours are fantastic.

Maybe I should spend some time browsing your other collections, not just the nude ones... ;-)
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07/14/2006 04:50:25 PM
Congrats Judi! I just got around to looking at the flowers and this is super nice! Great Shot! :-)
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07/11/2006 11:34:44 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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07/10/2006 08:05:56 PM
Great job Judi - congratulations!
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07/10/2006 01:23:11 PM
Had to come back to this - it's very refreshingly lovely! Congrats on the high placing in a very tough challenge.
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07/10/2006 04:18:12 AM
Nice one but it's missing a certain cat. :P
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07/10/2006 03:17:31 AM
Judi, this is superb...well done on the top 10 finish
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07/10/2006 02:55:38 AM
Very Nice!
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07/10/2006 02:48:52 AM
Well done on 10th place..Great photo!
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07/10/2006 01:54:39 AM
wow! Congrats on the top-10 placement, Judi.
Also, great tulips there, I love the vibrant colours.
I was wondering if the background was real, then read your descriptions
and I guess that answered that :) good work!
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07/10/2006 01:36:29 AM
congratulations on your top 10. This was one of my many 10s I bestowed in this challenge. I agree with most of the top ten votes. Yours was definitely a 10!
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07/10/2006 01:27:44 AM
E X C E L L E N T..... This is just an awesome image Judi.....
I absolutely love it, and now adding it to my favorites.....

Message edited by author 2006-07-10 01:28:16.
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07/10/2006 12:51:06 AM
Yay Judi! Congrats on top 10 ;)
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07/10/2006 12:47:07 AM
This is such an excellent shot. Congratulations on your top 10 finish Judi.
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07/10/2006 12:46:52 AM
Lovely Judi. Great shot.
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07/10/2006 12:29:45 AM
Beautiful tulips!!! Congratulations!!!! Well-deserved top 10!

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07/10/2006 12:28:49 AM
Really nice shot. Love the bright colours.
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07/10/2006 12:23:11 AM
Great work Judi, congratulations on your top 10 finish.
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07/10/2006 12:21:19 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish Judi! WTG Untouchables! ;-) This is a spectacular shot.
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07/10/2006 12:20:35 AM
I wondered who'd committed this one! Positively surreal! Congrats on top 10!
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07/10/2006 12:20:16 AM
Awesome Judi! Congratulations
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07/10/2006 12:19:34 AM
Hey, Judi, top 10! Congratulations.
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07/10/2006 12:18:47 AM
Congratulations on top 10 Judi. Nice finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/09/2006 07:45:30 PM
This is so pleasing to the eye. The movement and color and focus supurb. 9
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07/09/2006 07:01:47 PM
Beautiful contrast of colors. Only nitpick is the tulip being cut off at the top. 9
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07/09/2006 04:25:57 PM
These tulips are so perfect. The clarity and colrs are great.
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07/08/2006 10:59:42 PM
like the vibrant colors
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07/08/2006 07:39:19 AM
This looks really bright and colorful..... Great image here, well done.....
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07/07/2006 10:51:31 AM
Nice mix of colours with the blue/white backgound. 7.
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07/06/2006 01:16:56 AM
Excellent color, contrast, composition, and capture. The sharpness of this image makes it "Pop" Well done!
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07/05/2006 09:19:42 PM
Very appropriate for the 4th of July (for the American contingent). I like the one that's leaning on the others - that's what keeps my attention.
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07/05/2006 04:27:10 PM
Great photo. Colors are really nice. Great job!
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07/05/2006 01:27:04 PM
very nice and crisp
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07/05/2006 11:21:00 AM
The lighting here is amazing. A perfect photo - I'm curious to see who shot it :] No criticism here except that it lacks a creative bite.
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07/05/2006 10:54:01 AM
Wonderful coloring! The blue and pink compliment very nicely!
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07/05/2006 03:25:24 AM
Pretty colors.
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07/05/2006 01:01:00 AM
i love the colors here but i wish there was a different crop
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07/04/2006 08:50:39 PM
Ah, beautiful image, great light, excellent DOF choice. In my opinion, though, for this image to be truly excellent it would be nice if the tip of the top tulip were not cut off. In a tight crop like this it seems odd to have one little bit cut of. I think I would consider moving the top tulip to the right also, it looks a bit out of place where it is now. (8)
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07/04/2006 07:49:32 PM
The red tulips look very good against the deep blue sky. Very beautiful photo!
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07/04/2006 05:51:19 PM
Gorgeous! The sky (or what looks like it) makes a wonderful backdrop.
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07/04/2006 01:41:03 PM
I like the colors and I especially like the way the pinks and greens look against the blues in the background, but the crop feels too tight, especially at the top and along the right edge.
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07/04/2006 05:03:22 AM
Really lovely. Well composed and I like the sky background. 8
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07/04/2006 04:56:21 AM
I love tulips. You've captured them well here. Nice work.
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07/03/2006 08:26:54 PM
Tulips are in season in spring, surely. None-the-less, this is a clean image. 7.
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07/03/2006 06:23:32 PM
Nice and simple. A very well done shot.
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07/03/2006 02:12:17 PM
I think the colors on this are excellent but I wonder at the odd crop/composition. Why so much space on one sides and so little on the three others? Recropping woudl improve. DOF is excellent BTW 6.
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07/03/2006 01:21:29 PM
Beautiful! Excellent clarity.
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07/03/2006 04:55:33 AM
A very good image. I have only a problem with the cut on the upper tulip.
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07/03/2006 02:57:28 AM
Catching the light a good effect
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07/03/2006 12:48:44 AM
great colours
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07/03/2006 12:27:21 AM
This is a very well executed photo as far as lighting and exposure go, but the composition is a problem. When you have objects close to the edge of the frame, you either need to cut them off where it looks intentional or include them completely within the frame. When your subjects just barely touch the edge, it creates an uncomfortable view...
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