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Natures Grace
Natures Grace

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Challenge: Grace (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: In my office
Date: Oct 23, 2003
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 27, 2003

Close up of a wet Red Maple Leaf

Place: 99 out of 197
Avg (all users): 5.0992
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 4.7113
Avg (non-participants): 5.3586
Views since voting: 646
Votes: 242
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/04/2003 06:46:55 PM
The leaf looks a bit like bloody beef, doesn't it? I love macro perspectives, and this is a nice one, though it doesn't necessarily telegraph "grace" to me.
11/03/2003 05:34:02 PM
Very attractive colors, but upper left part is distracting, as well as a too short DOF. Nice dtails in the center, and water is a good idea. Good framing.
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10/31/2003 01:37:26 PM
theme : 2/3
lighting: 2/3
overall quality: 2/4
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10/30/2003 07:19:45 PM
i gave this a 9, but i think that a border may have helped the appearance of the image
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10/30/2003 02:17:42 AM
Nice shot, its "gracefulness" might be a bit of a stretch for some people, but I like it. The composition is top notch, great diagonals combined with an interesting depth of field give this image great depth.

My only complaint is the darkness of the image (yeah my monitor is calibrated according to the scale below), a quick hit with levels would help this shot in my opinion.

I hope this helps,
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10/29/2003 04:47:33 PM
A beautiful leaf and great composition.
My two suggestions would be:
The leaf is so uniform in colour that this macro treatment doesn't bring out as much interesting detail as it might - I wonder if a leaf with more variations of orange, yellow and even maroon might be more interesting?
The water looks a little messy - would it have been possible to dry the leaf off and then add a few droplets manually that retained their droplet shape?
You may have been striving for a more natural feeling of wetness of course, in which case my suggestion is of no interest.
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10/29/2003 03:02:27 PM
Cool idea. I think the DOF is too shallow, though. Maybe have the entire top leaf in focus with the one(s) behind blurry. Good composition and nice color.
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