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Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Nikon
Location: Castle Rock Colorado
Date: Oct 21, 2006
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/350
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2006

Wow what a crazy challenge. I had one entry with 7000 little circles, one that I really liked and this one that fit challenge very well. I didn't know that this was bokeh so I posted it on the website for a short time. A few people pointed out that this in fact was bokeh and I was bummed that I had posted it. Ursula was so kind as to tell me I could enter it anyway since I took it down so fast. SO I thank her for that.

I shot this at 300mm from about 10ft away. The plant was looking over a large field of grass. I took the image into Raw Shooter and adjusted the white balance and color and out came this purple. The best part is it made the seed pod have the white hugh which really looked nice against the purple backdrop. All I did after that was rotate a bit to compensate for my lack of camera skill (I shoot everything crooked) did a tiny bit of levels to bring out a bit of the contrast, croped, and then a tiny bit of unsharp mask. Oh ya, then I needed just a very little neat image to get rid of the noise from the unsharp mask...

Statistics
Place: 39 out of 440
Avg (all users): 6.1316
Avg (commenters): 8.7692
Avg (participants): 6.1508
Avg (non-participants): 6.1143
Views since voting: 1257
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 266
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)


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11/02/2006 10:23:41 AM
Beautiful Image! Amazing work in both the capture and the processing. I think you were robbed in the placement; I would have pegged it as a top 5, at least! Please let me know if you decide to make this a print; I'd like one.
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11/01/2006 11:41:11 AM
Utter crap. This was the BEST one of the bunch. Just stunning.
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11/01/2006 08:13:48 AM
Very cool photo!!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2006 08:34:07 PM
Pretty purples.
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10/31/2006 06:03:30 PM
the subtle purple tones in the stalk/pod are brought out so well in the background -- one of my favorites this challenge
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10/27/2006 09:28:02 PM
Color on color always works. Nice complment of the background with subject.
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10/26/2006 08:33:11 PM
i really like this ,the background looks like water colors,great job.
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10/26/2006 10:56:13 AM
Excellent shot!
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10/26/2006 09:51:41 AM
very nice bokeh and color, interesting subject - had given it a 9, but will not vote 'cause you had already posted it in the forums
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10/25/2006 11:55:51 PM
Nice yucca pod.
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10/25/2006 05:09:35 PM
I really like the sharpness of the foreground.
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10/25/2006 01:41:47 PM
Excellent!!
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10/25/2006 11:18:09 AM
Oh yeah!! This is the BEST entry of the challenge. I love everything about it. The composition, the light, the bokeh but mostly the COLOR. Gorgeous. Congrats.
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10/25/2006 11:05:27 AM
Love the colors, great shot!
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10/25/2006 07:15:52 AM
Stunning, and I love the color.....
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10/25/2006 04:39:07 AM
Very nice. Beautiful bokeh, beautiful colors, contrast focus is sharp on the subject. Overall I love this one. 10.
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10/25/2006 03:58:54 AM
Adding a laverder/blue color cast to this image works well. The composition is and technical quality of this image is excellent. The bokeh is unusual and gives the supporst the main subject very well. Nicely done!
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10/25/2006 01:26:23 AM
I'm loving those colors!
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