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Transition from Stem to Flower
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Challenge: Transitions II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: san diego
Date: Jun 8, 2007
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2007

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Post was several adjustment layers with curves, selective color, and 4 passes of USM at varying settings.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 304
Avg (all users): 6.8333
Avg (commenters): 7.7200
Avg (participants): 6.5424
Avg (non-participants): 7.0353
Views since voting: 6723
Views during voting: 226
Votes: 144
Comments: 54
Favorites: 20 (view)


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11/17/2012 04:30:34 AM
Because one thing leads to another, I have just discovered this. I love it.
06/25/2007 07:54:48 PM
So sharp it hurts! Congrats on your red!
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06/24/2007 10:58:38 PM
Outstanding in so many ways and very well deserving of participating in the top honors. Congratulations on your RED!
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06/23/2007 06:56:38 PM
Wonderful perspective.
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06/21/2007 12:53:22 PM
Congraulations on your Red Ribbon this is just beauiful. :)
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06/21/2007 09:10:29 AM
Very nice...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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06/21/2007 06:25:28 AM
Glorious! Congrats on your ribbon! The sharpening is superb
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06/20/2007 11:33:40 PM
Beautiful work....Bravo!
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06/20/2007 09:07:07 PM
This is one of the most beautiful pictures that I have ever seen
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06/20/2007 04:47:26 PM
Originally posted by JuliBoc:

I love the effect you got with USM. Do you have a formula you use for the different settings?


Thank you Julianne. I have no clue how to sharpen with USM but I think I read somewhere (probably in a DPC forum) that it was best accomplished in several passes of small intensity - one pass after converting from RAW and the others after final resizing. I prefer to use high pass or edge sharpening, however, neither is legal in basic. (unless the rule has been changed)
Most of the detail in this photo was a result of using an excellent lens and the fact that I backlit with a green light and front lit with daylight. This allowed me to use selective color and curves to combine the textures as I saw fit.
06/20/2007 02:23:56 PM
I love this image. Congrats Steve.
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06/20/2007 01:13:34 PM
How a-MAZING! Way to go making a flower photo totally stand out!!

Congratulations on this very well deserved ribbon!

Is Aberration really your sister??? How cool is THAT a family of ribbons! You guys ROCK!

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06/20/2007 10:34:10 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! I love the effect you got with USM. Do you have a formula you use for the different settings? I'd love to try that technique myself.
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06/20/2007 10:29:08 AM
gorgeous! congratulations on your ribbon!
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06/20/2007 10:22:38 AM
AWESOME.. Just simply Magnificent.
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06/20/2007 07:28:54 AM
Congratulations...this was a beautifully conceived image.
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06/20/2007 07:26:06 AM
great shot and congrats again
Jack
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06/20/2007 07:21:16 AM
WOW!! I knew this would ribbon! I think it should have been the Blue. Congratulations!
Anni
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06/20/2007 05:12:43 AM
Wow!

Wish I had taken it - but maybe I am too staid and dull to think like it.

Thanks for the boot it has given me - I feel motivated to do something similar - emulation is the sincerest form of flattery, they say, so thanks again
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06/20/2007 01:57:18 AM
This is amazing!! the name Georgia Okeffe comes to mind for me, love the shot and congrats on the red!!! Way to go!!
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06/20/2007 01:51:13 AM
I like that detail. Congrats on the red.
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06/20/2007 12:46:08 AM
Nice crisp shot. Congrats on the RED.
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06/20/2007 12:40:01 AM
Oh, this is a stunning shot! Great work, Steve and congrats on the Red.
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06/20/2007 12:10:06 AM
Steve, congratulations on another gorgeous shot. It's an honor to be on the front page with such creativity.
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06/20/2007 12:09:19 AM
Awesome in every possable way.....
C.O.N.G.R.A.T.U.L.A.T.I.O.N.S.....
So well deserved, that for sure.....
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06/20/2007 12:07:56 AM
Congratulations. Beautiful picture. I guess you are still in the MS challenge for another week
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06/20/2007 12:04:58 AM
congrats! just noticed my comment didn't come through, so i'll repost! nice homage to o'keefe! my favorite pic in the whole big bunch!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/19/2007 11:58:15 PM
the textures are great! Not sure it's fitting the challenge though. There is no process of the growth being caught in the act.
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06/19/2007 11:21:53 PM
flowers look so cool backwards! 8
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06/19/2007 09:20:52 PM
This is an attention getter! great light. Nice sharp photo.
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06/19/2007 04:46:26 PM
nice crop.
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06/19/2007 04:00:26 PM
wow, this looks like an oil painting!
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06/19/2007 11:52:56 AM
Creative point of view and nicely exposed. 8.
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06/19/2007 08:25:15 AM
Very dramatic. Excellent.
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06/19/2007 03:55:11 AM
I really like this - and am very curious to know the post-processing steps taken.
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06/18/2007 09:07:24 PM
Cool. Looks almost like a painting
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06/18/2007 04:57:08 PM
Good angle and colours. Not so sure about the composition personally.
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06/18/2007 02:25:44 PM
Nice detail & interesting forms...
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06/18/2007 12:33:09 AM
This is simply stunning. Beautiful composition. I love it.
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06/17/2007 11:33:10 PM
good shot
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06/17/2007 03:08:45 PM
Nice crisp clean photo with great colours
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06/17/2007 04:24:49 AM
Stunning.
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06/16/2007 01:08:48 AM
This looks like a silk flower to me.. (not a point deducter btw).. There's just something about the lighting that's giving it this strange effect. I would have liked to see the stem so maybe not such a close up.. Great focus. Overall a 6 for me so I give a 7..
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06/15/2007 09:12:59 PM
This looks like an O'Keefe painting.
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06/15/2007 09:47:25 AM
Wow that's a gorgeous photo! The connection to the challenge topic is a bit of a stretch for me but I have to give you credit for taking a breath-taking photo........straight to my favourites.
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06/15/2007 08:57:31 AM
Nice job on the lighting!
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06/14/2007 11:19:10 PM
Wow...Georgia O'Keefe. Fantastic capture of detail in the petal veins.
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06/14/2007 08:28:18 PM
almost looks like a painting. very nice


back to let you know that i chose this as one of my top picks in this challenge, hope to see you on the front page. good luck
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06/14/2007 04:55:17 PM
brilliant shot, great light, textures, etc. Not totally convinced this works wtih the challenge so only a 6. Other challenge and I would score it higher

Jack
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06/14/2007 01:24:27 PM
Amazing detail in the flower. Beautiful shot...
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06/14/2007 12:34:20 PM
a unique STUNNER of a capture! this is so great! it is georgia o'keefe in a photograph, and I mean that as high praise, though you have certainly nailed your own artistic style! 10++
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06/14/2007 11:51:06 AM
Beatiful macro. Excellent dof. Crispy and full of details.
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06/14/2007 08:59:54 AM
Incredibly beautiful graphic image.
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06/14/2007 02:06:25 AM
Wow I think we have a winner. psart. YOu get first 10 I gave this challenge psart
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