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Butterfly Bush Bloom
Butterfly Bush Bloom

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Challenge: Selective Desaturation II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: My Back Yard, Statesboro, GA
Date: May 20, 2007
Aperture: F/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Digital Art, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2007

Cropped, Selected with Magic Wand Tool, Created between 5-10 layers to Add & Subtract from Selection for Color Highlights in the flowers, Eraser Tool used to clean up Selection, Feathered Selection, Sharpened Edges on Selection 2X, Accented Edges on the Selection in the Negative to Accentuate Dark (not Bright) Edges, Enhanced Saturation on Selection, Changed Background to Black & White, Resized, Saved for Web

Place: 454 out of 556
Avg (all users): 4.9200
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 4.8736
Avg (non-participants): 5.0784
Views since voting: 484
Views during voting: 286
Votes: 225
Comments: 4
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06/01/2007 07:16:36 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Oh, it's Stan Hazelton; the one who gives such nice,gentle comments over at Post Processing Challenge. Hi.

I hope I can do as well on this very nice image I see before me. I agree wholeheartedly with your other commenters that you did a super job on the desaturation of these blossoms. It's a slow and meticulous job.

I'll do a 'however' here and suggest that if your background had been blurred out just a bit more into total obscurity this image would have popped nicely. The leaves and the blossom branch make an excellent composition by themselves; the background is a touch confusing.

Again, many thanks for your commenting skills.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/22/2007 12:06:41 PM
Good job - it must have taken a while to out-line each purple blosom! I might suggest adding a little contrast, but otherwise, good shot.
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05/21/2007 04:58:49 PM
mmm, we don't have flowers on ours yet. I'm looking forward to it as we have two massive 16-20 foot bushes in our backyard. I don't think the bricks add the texture you want. 5
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05/21/2007 11:48:40 AM
Beautiful job at selective desat.
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