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Lotsa Flowers...and Bokeh
Lotsa Flowers...and Bokeh
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bokeh III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5600Z
Location: My frontyard.
Date: Oct 23, 2006
Aperture: f 3.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/450
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2006

Shot in Raw, big mistake, I need to learn more about Raw before I do that again.
Converted to Tiff.
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Unsharp mask.

Statistics
Place: 106 out of 440
Avg (all users): 5.6886
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5971
Avg (non-participants): 5.7836
Views since voting: 986
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 273
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
11/06/2006 11:00:36 AM
Hello from the Critique Club,

First, let me thank you for the details you provided in the Photographer's Comment section. This was a big help on what to discuss in this critique. The bokeh in this image is very nice and enhances the main subject very well. So why didn't this score better? Although you used USM twice in post processing, the image still lacks sharpness. You may want to recheck your USM settings and try reducing the radius and increasing the strength. I also found the parts of the image touching the left and top borders of the image less than desirable. This is a minor nitpick but still, it pulled my eye's away from the main part of the image.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions regarding this critique.

Edit: Congratulations on your new Personal Best.

Tim

Message edited by author 2006-11-06 11:02:12.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/01/2006 08:35:56 AM
Thanks for the lovely comments, I need all the encouragement I can get :)

Message edited by author 2006-11-01 08:37:56.
11/01/2006 08:34:07 AM
oops double post

Message edited by author 2006-11-01 08:38:38.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/28/2006 11:47:21 PM
Love the colors in this one.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2006 02:13:57 PM
Great Bokeh
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/27/2006 10:22:45 AM
very nice use of color in background. very soothing. front flowers are perfectly sharp, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/25/2006 03:21:26 PM
Excellent image. Good use of bokeh and the purples in the background truly enhance the image. 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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