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Challenge: Your Occupation II (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challengers
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 90-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM
Location: In my neighbours garden, Caloundra Qld. Australia.
Date: Dec 20, 2006
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Dec 21, 2006

What does a retired person do, when a challenge like this comes up. Her first thought is no, I can't enter this challenge, but thought some more, and asked herself, what does she do each and everyday.

Two things come to mind. The first one being DPC of course. The second one would definately be phorography.

Ok, now what to do for this challenge you ask.

The answer would have to be to take the very best photograph of my favorite subject. Yes, that would have to be a photo of an Agave plant, my speciality, or my signiture image.

I hope you like this one, as I think it is now my absolute favorite out of all the Agaves images, that I have taken an photo of.

Statistics
Place: 26 out of 105
Avg (all users): 6.3878
Avg (commenters): 7.2059
Avg (participants): 6.1569
Avg (non-participants): 6.4485
Views since voting: 2195
Views during voting: 491
Votes: 245
Comments: 50
Favorites: 12 (view)


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12/08/2012 10:41:54 AM
AS I AM LOOKING THROUGH YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR A PHOTO TO COMMENT ON, I AM THINKING ABOUT HOW A COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS CAN REVEAL A LOT ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER. SO IT IS ONL FITTING THAT I FIND A PHOTO ENTITLES "MY PASSION MY LIFE" BECAUSE THIS COLLECTION REALLY SHOWS A FUN AND VIBRANT LIFE. EVERY PHOTO IS FUN AND COLORFUL AND FULL OF LIFE.
01/04/2007 04:10:02 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club Shez!!

I am not sure I can say anything other that FANTASTIC!! A beautiful composition with wonderful colours that just pull the viewer in! I suppose the one and only 'negative' thing I can say about the image is that 'technically' (to all the DNMC voters) this doesn't strictly meet the challenge title. But, that said, your explanation tells us straight away the reason why this SHOULD fit the challenge!

Another lovely image from a lovely lady. Thank you for sharing this :o)

- Natalya :o)
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01/04/2007 12:24:23 AM
I think this is your best agave yet Shez ^_^
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01/04/2007 12:23:09 AM
Sherpet, the colors,clarity,composition,and unique view are inspiring. Denise
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01/03/2007 11:31:19 PM
It's the prettiest one yet! (I love agaves, but the ones near here don't have as much character as yours)
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01/03/2007 12:45:51 AM
Very well put in your explanation to this challenge, that was a gutsy move, and the image is the best you have done of this plant, except the one that finished up as photo of the day on times square New York.
Don't worry about the scores under 3, just sour grapes it seems to me.

Message edited by author 2007-01-03 00:47:23.
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01/02/2007 10:23:51 PM
Hey this is a beautifull image.. in fact the only one i'm seeing enlarged.. but without explanation i wouldn't know how it related to the challenge.. maybe a more explanatory title next time :), great going...
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01/02/2007 02:45:29 PM
When you read your explanation - that you are retired and do photography as a passion every day, its clear where the link to occupation is and makes perfect sense.

This photo is stunning, I have taken many myself without getting close to the perfection you have captured. You should be absolutley proud and pay no attention to the comments below, apart from the good ones. Its definitely one of my favorites!

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01/01/2007 10:45:02 AM
This is the best ever, just so clear and vibrant, way to go Shezzie!!!!!!!
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01/01/2007 09:14:53 AM
Thank you so much Amiee, and also the others who like that I entered here.
I nearly pulled this one out of the challenge, and actually was so close to doing that, due to some of the comments, and also the low scors amongst the very high scores that I received.
You make it worthwhile me trying to be who I am, and proud of it.
Thank you for that.....

Originally posted by aimeethetoo:

Beautiful image and congratulations on a great score. Sorry about the ten 3's and under you endured. During voting I felt that the title went a long way in explaining why this fit the challenge. Nicely done sister! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
01/01/2007 08:58:12 AM
Beautiful image and congratulations on a great score. Sorry about the ten 3's and under you endured. During voting I felt that the title went a long way in explaining why this fit the challenge. Nicely done sister! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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01/01/2007 07:55:02 AM
This is a wonderful shot Shez, crystal clear and bursting with life. Simply beautiful.
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01/01/2007 06:30:00 AM
I knew this was your shot. It confuses me how people do not see what it represents. ho-uhm.
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01/01/2007 03:50:50 AM
I agree. With each new shot it just gets better and better.
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01/01/2007 01:02:39 AM
This I believe is by far your best shot of the agave. The textures and colors are brought out and it looks like it is right in front of you. I did not get a chance to vote in this challenge but I would have given you a 10. Great photo Sherryl. Adding to favorites as my favorite of yours.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/31/2006 10:40:36 PM
Very lovly composition, color, clarity, and contrast!
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12/31/2006 08:33:49 PM
I have a few of these in my garden, but mine have all been got at by insects :-( Generally, the shape of them is very photogenic, I think.

I think the blue has been a bit overdone, though. and borderline dnmc, IMO.
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12/31/2006 02:13:49 PM
It's like a painting...
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12/31/2006 11:32:23 AM
Beautiful colors, great shot well done.
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12/31/2006 01:05:09 AM
Oh my oh my... why does this remind me of... vegemite? No, I mean... a place where a woman is called a Sheila? If this isn't a Sherpet image, you owe her royalties, you emulator, you! (May I tell you how much I like this image? In every way I can think of, it works.) And if you are NOT Sherpet, what a nice tribute/complement to her. It is worthy of her best work.
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12/30/2006 09:00:18 PM
beautiful plant 9
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12/30/2006 08:44:43 PM
Very good
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12/30/2006 08:44:11 PM
This says beautiful nature shot to me, not "nature photographer." Maybe if you included a human element somehow, I don't know.
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12/30/2006 07:48:12 PM
great shot!!
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12/30/2006 02:43:34 PM
Botany? Biology? Florist? Landscape? Photography? - the plant is beautiful whatever you do for a living.
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12/28/2006 08:31:41 PM
Howdy Shez :-) Nice shot love.
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12/28/2006 12:41:24 PM
OK image, but doesn't convey what you do or your job. Also, way too recognizeable. ~2
12/28/2006 12:12:26 PM
Is that yours, Shez? This is a wonderfully flowing and visually exciting image..I love the tones and curves of the agave; one of your best and one of the best in this challenge.
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12/27/2006 04:53:23 AM
Shoehorn?
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12/27/2006 12:46:21 AM
Another great one.
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12/27/2006 12:27:53 AM
this is a fun image, nice details and colours.
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12/26/2006 11:28:40 PM
gorgeous, but not exctly to theme. 10 for the photo, but not for the theme
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12/26/2006 08:15:49 PM
Beautiful!! The colors are wonderful!! Nicely done!
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12/26/2006 04:26:49 PM
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beautiful floral abstraction
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12/26/2006 11:16:32 AM
i don't get the link with the topic
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12/26/2006 03:12:43 AM
your passion made beautiful ...
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12/26/2006 01:09:57 AM
??? not getting the relation to an occupation here. nice image though but it consuses me with the challenge subject.
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12/25/2006 11:14:09 PM
This HAS to be a Sherpet masterpiece :) If so. . .it is one of your finest yet! If not. . .then be complimented because no one takes photos of these beautiful plants like she does! Beautiful work!!!!! 9
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12/25/2006 09:03:51 PM
i love the pic but it doesnt say occupation to me
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12/25/2006 02:54:54 PM
Very impressive image. I couldn't imagine it coming out any better.
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12/25/2006 01:16:12 PM
Happy Holidays! 9
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12/25/2006 08:52:25 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Brilliantly composed and fabulous color tones. Sharp and clean. Very nice job. Back to bump you up to 8.
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12/25/2006 06:41:39 AM
I see, your "sparkle" is back :-)
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12/25/2006 03:10:14 AM
and your occupation is.....???? good pic, anyway (8)
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12/25/2006 03:00:17 AM
Sherpet? I have another one like this in my favourites page.
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12/25/2006 02:39:02 AM
Beautiful picture, even when it fails to tell me (could I be the only one?) what your occupation is.
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12/25/2006 01:09:05 AM
Very beautiful...looks like a painting!
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12/25/2006 12:48:59 AM
What a beautiful shot...love the colors!!!
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12/25/2006 12:40:48 AM
Has to be Sherryl...this is one of the clearest and most vibrant images of this kind I have seen...you do so well with these 100
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12/25/2006 12:23:53 AM
One of your best yet. They remind me of propeller blades.
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