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Challenge: Seed (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Duesseldorf, Germany
Date: Sep 16, 2006
Aperture: f/16.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.4 sec
Galleries: Nature, Food and Drink
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2006

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Sweet chestnut (castanea sativa)

PP: cloned out some dirt, pushed contrast, adjusted levels, adjusted hue/sat, partial reduction of saturation, resize, USM, canvas size

Place: 18 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.2897
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 5.9821
Avg (non-participants): 6.4831
Views since voting: 1090
Views during voting: 247
Votes: 145
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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10/01/2006 09:11:03 AM
Congrats on your high finish, great shot!
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09/29/2006 11:49:30 PM
Very well composed. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2006 02:47:43 PM
One of my favorites in the challenge. Great color, sharpness and DOF!
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09/23/2006 07:33:51 AM
Quite amazing to look at, and great textures.....
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09/22/2006 04:54:42 PM
Beautiful colors and textures, nice detail in the needles.
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09/20/2006 02:19:11 AM
It is unclear what the brown thing between the two fluffy green seeds are. If it is a branch, I think it should have been eliminated. If it is another type of seed with natural armor, it needs to be presented more focally. Also, this would be improved by longer DOF. I know that the shallow DOF was intentional, but my personal preference would be to have both seeds presented with sharp detail. There just isn't enough background for an artistic DOF with bokeh look here... But that is probably just me! :)
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09/19/2006 08:33:20 PM
I wondered if a natural background would have been better, but then decided against it. The pure white might be unnatural for this, yet it allows me to concentrate on all the many details. Great subject! 8
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09/18/2006 02:18:23 PM
This is really well done. Lighting, subject, colours and background excellent.
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09/18/2006 02:15:36 PM
very good picture
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09/18/2006 10:21:17 AM
Excellent composition, one of my favourites.
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