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The flower of life!
The flower of life!

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Straight from the Camera (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: the garden bench
Date: Jul 1, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 1, 2006

Mum bought some flowers(tulips that had not opened up yet), I took them outside in the garden, put the tulip with the smallest stem at the front and took a photo of the flower.Thank goodness it was sunny, because if it was windy, the flower would be blurred, if it was cloudy, I would have to use the flash , it would be blown out and I will get a low score.So guys, as my mother tells me," think logically, as thinking logically is part of a stepping stone and stepping stones lead to greatness."

Place: 329 out of 389
Avg (all users): 4.8021
Avg (commenters): 4.2500
Avg (participants): 4.7143
Avg (non-participants): 4.9836
Views since voting: 721
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 187
Comments: 9
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06/25/2007 09:35:23 AM
This is such a great shot straight from the camera thats for sure.....
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07/16/2006 10:36:07 PM
Hello Kita,

Greetings from the Critique Club!

This is a lovely photo. The flower is clear and pretty, and I love the way you've included dark and light areas in the photo. The depth of field is very well used, and the flower finds itself sharp while the leaves and background are blurry, giving attention to the flower very effectively.

I also like where the flower is positioned in the frame. It's not quite in the center, so it adds some mystery to the shot. In fact, if you moved it even more to the side, it might improve the photo even more.

For more improvement, I might suggest experimenting with different kinds of lighting. This lighting is clear, making the flower visible, but it's also a bit harsh. So it might be worthwhile taking this or a similar flower to various parts of your house and outside to see what kind of light you can capture that might be more moody or mysterious. You can even try putting light behind it, under it, or in other unique places. I recommend first taking it outside in full shade on a sunny day, or outside when the sky is cloudy. Good luck!

Thanks for letting me look at a lovely photo!
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07/10/2006 01:13:40 AM
Wow, Kita, this is a beautiful flower shot! The exposure is just right, as is the focus. You're good.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/09/2006 12:58:04 PM
Another flower (urgh). Not being a flower fan, take this with a grain of salt. The flower isn't all that interesting and the DOF isn't helping much. More vibrant color would have helped but still wouldn't have made it a great shot in my opinion.
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07/08/2006 09:43:27 AM
Nice DOF but there's too much flash.
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07/07/2006 12:13:57 PM
Lovely photo of a flower, but the lighting seems a bit harsh to me. Maybe more diffused light would help? I dunno. Still, I like it.
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07/07/2006 07:14:25 AM
Not a bad shot, doesn't have much of an interest point though.
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07/04/2006 08:20:13 AM
Wonderful colours and arrangement.
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07/03/2006 02:57:04 AM
or it might just be a tulip...
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