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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6G
Location: Ledyard CT
Date: Oct 21, 2006
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2006

The goal of this photo was to simply utilize the reds and oranges in the maples in the background to highlight the start of color change in the Ginko tree in our backyard.

Place: 85 out of 440
Avg (all users): 5.7520
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 5.9313
Avg (non-participants): 5.5546
Views since voting: 1098
Views during voting: 347
Votes: 250
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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12/18/2006 06:37:08 PM
Great bokeh... love the colors :o)
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11/16/2006 05:30:05 AM
Very nice picture....Very underated...
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11/07/2006 05:54:31 PM
Critique Club Review:

Technical: Color, saturation and hue are excellent. Focus is nice and sharp.

Reaction: The challenge is the background, and the background is beautiful. However, the shadows on the leaves make them look as if they are damaged or dying. On several of the leaves the shadows at first look like brown dead spots.

When I look at the picture, I wonder what it might have looked like with only the single leaf that is broadside to the viewer. That one makes a great contrast to the background. As is, there is not really a single point of focus in the foreground to hold the eye for comparison against the background.

Even so, I sure do love that background. Nice work.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 08:27:59 PM
Very nice background :-)
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10/29/2006 03:05:34 AM
The 'bokeh' colors are simply beautiful and they do indeed showcase the shadows and green of the leaves. Very pretty image.
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10/29/2006 12:06:12 AM
Lovely "Bokeh".....
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10/28/2006 03:10:32 PM
Beautiful bokeh!
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10/27/2006 08:17:24 PM
great lighting - beautiful color - meets challenge well
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10/27/2006 03:05:35 PM
Nice colours..
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10/26/2006 06:10:08 PM
The red background really sets off those green leaves.
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10/25/2006 09:55:43 PM
I've come back to this several times. I adore the background. I think the one thing that is bothering me about the foreground is the part on the right where there is shadow/light/shadow/light. I wonder what it would look like if you just cropped out the right third of the shot. I think it would clean it up and you'd still have that touch of shadow on the leaf on the left, under the stem. I've noticed this with several of the nature shots and it's hard to compose what Mother Nature has put there. I still like it, but it's a tad busy with all that's going on, in the right third of the shot. I love the green leaves that are clear and not cluttered by other branches or overlapping ones.
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10/25/2006 02:50:03 PM
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10/25/2006 02:49:04 PM
Very nice, I like the colour contrast between the subject and the background. Lighting's good too.
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10/25/2006 06:49:56 AM
This is a great shot. I like the contrast in colors between the leaves in the front and back.
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