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Weed seeds

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Challenge: Seed (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges 2006
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Side of the road
Date: Sep 17, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2006

These are weeds - the seeds are these prickly little things with long feather-like thingies attached. (Note the lack of proper nouns..) And yes, I know I've done the barbed wire thing before. I have a thing for barbed wire. Sue me. :-) This won't do as well as the first one - it's not as elegant - but I do like it.

Oh, and it is in focus if you look at the seed parts. The feathery things are moving - it was very windy. I like the feathery things moving, but suspect I'll get nailed for "focus" issues.

Not sure what all I did for post processing, but it was nothing special. I did, however, learn to convert to the right colorspace then save for web, thanks to Judi and the self-portrait challenge.

Took the same shot later in the evening when the sun was out.

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Place: 31 out of 163
Avg (all users): 5.9862
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 5.8333
Avg (non-participants): 6.0769
Views since voting: 719
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 145
Comments: 12
Favorites: 5 (view)

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10/05/2006 08:19:27 AM
Trading post...
I've been slacking with comments. I didn't vote in this challenge but I would have gone 7 or 8 with this. I thinks it's beautiful. I love the contrasting subjects. Soft vs. sharp. Lovely job!
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09/26/2006 07:43:32 PM
Well - I didnt score this one great. I gave it a 5. I felt it was a bit flat in color and contrast. Seemed like a lack of detail in the white part of the plant. I think it was a bit soft and lacked the "wow" factor. A quick look at your alternate and I think you entered the wrong one. While still a bit soft on the barbed wire the colors and detail on the flowing white stuff made up for it. But hey - a 5.98 and 2 favorites you cant really complain now can you.
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09/25/2006 01:23:07 AM
You topped my favourite photographers,with this entry,it got an 8 from me.
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09/25/2006 01:16:21 AM
Nice shot. Good composition although I suspect this shot scores better if you could have put a different back ground (maybe a black sheet or something?
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09/25/2006 12:53:54 AM
really love both of these shots.. the one you entered and the one with the sun... Lovely work :)
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09/25/2006 12:07:08 AM
Gosh, deb. I didn't know this was yours. Well, you got gypped totally. I gave this a 9. Brilliant work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/24/2006 12:21:48 PM
Interesting combination with the wire - This is a nice photo!
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09/21/2006 05:06:33 AM
I must say I really like your photo...I think it will be one of the ribbon winners.
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09/20/2006 09:20:18 PM
"Corralling Miss Daisy, perhaps?" :) Sorry, as always the humor is a little "over-the-top" on my part, but on your part this is a great marriage of tough & tender with some excellent bokeh in the background to set apart the subject quite nicely. Great capture & composition!
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09/19/2006 10:08:15 AM
I like it billowing almost hairlike against the barbed wire. Beautiful DOF. Nicely composed. This is an artful image! 9
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09/18/2006 10:17:03 PM
I like the barbwire. The background is flawless. The weeds are beautifully captured. Nice work. I vote a 9.
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09/18/2006 02:29:50 AM
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