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Gone to Seed
Gone to Seed
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Seed (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Canon
Location: Champaign, IL
Date: Sep 15, 2006
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250 sec.
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2006

A thistle plant gone to seed.

Editing done:
USM
Contrast Filter:Red
Crop
Clone out distracting element at bottom left
Resize for web
USM

Statistics
Place: 39 out of 163
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Views since voting: 945
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 143
Comments: 5
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09/29/2006 01:10:50 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hi Marty,

First of all congratulations on your highest scoring shot to date :o)

Composition:

I like the placement of the thistle to one side of the frame and the angle of the stem helps lead the viewer to the 'seeds'. I would agree with one of the comments below, the light patches in the background are a little distracting, particularly in the top left. Maybe getting a very slight higher angle and tilting the camera down a little would have enabled you to lose the white parts and just have the greens in the background?

I also think the thistle head on the right would look better if is was completely in the frame, as it is at the moment it leaves me wishing I could see the rest of it.

Technicals:

Excellent DOF, the blurred dark greens really help the white of the 'seeds' stand out. You have captured some lovely detail and textures in the stem and thistle heads but I do think it could do with being sharpened a little.

Hope this helps.

If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via the PM system.

- Natalya :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2006 10:06:23 AM
Nice photo -
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09/24/2006 01:44:33 AM
Amazing capture. I enjoyed this photograph.
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09/19/2006 11:19:50 PM
pretty textures, nice blurred background.
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09/19/2006 03:11:23 AM
tender, nut the lights in teh backgound could be missed
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