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Royal Purple
Royal Purple

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Purple II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Canon
Location: Champaign, IL
Date: Sep 22, 2006
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2006

The Royal Thistle... Alternate title, "The quick and the Dead"

PS Work done:
Neat Image
Levels Layer
Resize for web

Place: 177 out of 290
Avg (all users): 4.8615
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 4.6882
Avg (non-participants): 4.9581
Views since voting: 597
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 260
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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10/04/2006 10:22:38 AM
Thanks to all who liked this image. While not compositionally my best work, I thought that the colors and the juxtaposition of vibrant purple life with the impending death that comes with autumn made for a nice combination.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/03/2006 09:43:19 AM
I find the composition distracting and weighted heavily to the right and bottom.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2006 07:59:16 PM
nice composition, sharp, good lighting and DOF
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10/01/2006 05:20:21 PM
I think you'd have done better to re-crop the shot and get rid of the dead bud in the lower left.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2006 06:37:02 PM
very good subject for this challenge. i find it extremely odd that you chose to compose the green background as the focus of the attention in this image
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09/28/2006 01:52:17 PM
I like this alot. It's so nice and clean and sharp. And the contrast between the fresh, pretty purple flowers and the harsh prickly stems adds just the touch of drama that makes the photo unique and interesting.
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09/28/2006 11:04:08 AM
This picture is really nice in every way but one. The composition-the main subject is cut off to the right.
I'm not sure I understand the crop but I'm guessing this is all you had to work with. Too bad because the color and focus are outstanding. Nice but with a slight flaw.
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