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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II/III USM
Location: Albuquerque, NM, Botanical Gardens
Date: Apr 15, 2007
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800 sec
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

Shot at the Botanical Gardens.

Shot in RAW; adjusted white balance.

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Place: 236 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.8282
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6807
Avg (non-participants): 6.2273
Views since voting: 957
Views during voting: 208
Votes: 163
Comments: 6
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/12/2007 10:00:06 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club -

You have a nice and pleasing image here. The DOF is nice and the focus is sharp on what is supposed to be. The general composition is good too. It is cropped well and has a good balance to it.

I think a slight bump in saturation could have made the image pop a bit more. But probably the biggest thing that prevented you from scoring higher is just a lack of WOW power to it. It is nice and technically proficient IMO. But the interest factor is a bit low. For a flower shot to do really well in a FS it must really stand out, have an edge that makes it different. 5.8 isnt horrible mind you and the 2 faves can make up for alot.

Looking at your portfolio you have alot of great, creative and strong images. Keep up that good work and I loko forward to seeing more of your entries in the future! Goodluck!

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05/08/2007 09:41:09 AM
Originally posted by glad2badad:

... Remind me after the challenge - one of the stock sites I belong to (not a micro) has a job request for tulips right now. It's paying out $50 if your image is used.

Here's the link to use. The end date for submissions to the Tulips photo request is May 15th, 2007. Give me a shout if you have any questions.

ShutterPoint - go the 'Home' page to see the photo requests.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/05/2007 12:48:34 PM
Beautiful colours and DOF
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05/04/2007 03:40:25 PM
I like how the 3 tulips stand out from the others. Adds interest and keeps what could easily be a static image from being stale. Very good color, and the technicals are right on. Good luck in the challenge.

Remind me after the challenge - one of the stock sites I belong to (not a micro) has a job request for tulips right now. It's paying out $50 if your image is used.
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05/02/2007 09:37:13 PM
nice details
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05/02/2007 09:03:03 AM
seen so many of these now, and while it's been nicely executed it doesn't offer anything new IMO
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