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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
Location: UT Gardens in Knoxville, TN
Date: Apr 26, 2007
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Animals, Macro
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

Shot Raw (Import via Aperture)
Sharpened a little
Levels Adjustment
Warmed it up

Place: 64 out of 573
Avg (all users): 6.4229
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.3468
Avg (non-participants): 6.6078
Views since voting: 848
Views during voting: 239
Votes: 175
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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05/08/2007 07:58:36 PM
greetings from the critique club.

Well I don't know what to say really. It is hard to offer much critique on a shot doen so well that scored so high.

On a positive side I really like the colors and modd overall. the focus on the insect is great and the use of DOF is nice as well. I like the compositions as well.

The only thing that bothers me is the flower seems maybe too much OOF or maybe the processing just made it seem harsh.

Overall great job! as always please feel free to PM me if you want any more info or have an questinos about what i said.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2007 02:47:34 PM
Great shot. Looks like he's almost looking over the edge of a precipice.
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05/05/2007 12:47:42 PM
Very sharp, love the colours. I might have cropped some of the bottom off, lots of oof flower that doesn't add much to the photo.
05/02/2007 08:27:32 PM
Wow, what wonderful details in the bug. I am not to sure what that is. I don't know bugs too well. The colors and set up of this shot are perfect. The lighting and focus are great.
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05/02/2007 10:35:54 AM
Too close..
05/01/2007 06:32:21 PM
Very nice macro. The DOF is pretty good. The colors and sharpeness really make it pop. Almost think you should have probably cropped it in half though.
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05/01/2007 04:36:57 PM
This needs just a bit more DOF. Great colors though.
05/01/2007 09:19:10 AM
WOW - terrific focus and detail. The darker reds seem to be maybe oversaturated or something because I can see distinct lines around them, instead of the blur of the pink and yellow. Other than that, I like it. If it were mine, I'd probably crop out most of the lower area and make it a landscape instead of portrait orientation, which would eliminate the big spot on the bottom. You could probaby use the blur or smudge tool to the one on the right, using expert editing.

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