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Purple Petunia
Purple Petunia

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Challenge: Burst of Color II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus SP-310
Location: North East, MD
Date: Jun 23, 2007
Aperture: 1:4.0
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/500 sec
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 25, 2007


Place: 282 out of 286
Avg (all users): 3.5549
Avg (commenters): 3.1538
Avg (participants): 3.6190
Avg (non-participants): 3.5210
Views since voting: 614
Views during voting: 224
Votes: 182
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2007 05:03:23 PM
Larger would be nice
07/03/2007 12:34:47 AM
Too small to see the detail. Also, it would be better to place your main subject out of the center, fill the frame more, or both.
07/02/2007 10:30:19 PM
Colors are awful muted
07/02/2007 06:44:28 AM
Hard to tell from such a small copy. The very central placement of the main flower doesn't help either.
07/01/2007 10:26:11 PM
refer to the tutorial on resizing
07/01/2007 09:36:19 AM
From this view the central flower is lost against the background. A small depth of field might have portrayed what you had seen.
06/30/2007 06:38:30 AM
There are many factors that make this image a bad one, and I'll just try to mention two:
i) the size of the image is small. There are cases when even small images can have an impact, they look better as a thumbnail, rather than full sized. But, not in this case. The focus of this image is supposed to be the flower, so you need to show it in all its glory and beauty, or whatever the point of the shot it.
ii) the composition is terrible. There's a flower dead center, which isn't bad by itself, but then you have some other flowers fighting for attention, like the one looking to the ground, on the left. Also, the bottom one is cut in half, and this just makes this photo mutilated, instead of interesting.

There is something good on this photo: the separation of the subject by colour. Yes, your flower has a different colour than the background. But, this is hardly enough to make this an interesting shot.

Better luck in the other challenges.
06/29/2007 01:46:15 PM
Contrast is very harsh, to help control contrast try photographing in shade or during the hours after the sun rises or before the sun sets. Fill lighting can help also but there is a number of methods and takes some learning.
06/28/2007 08:20:08 PM
It may be a nice shot, but we really needed a larger photo to judge
06/28/2007 12:06:58 AM
Pleasing pic of a plethora of purple petunias.
06/28/2007 12:05:04 AM
I wish this photo wasn't sized so small. Hard to have an opinion with it this size.
06/27/2007 11:47:01 AM
unsure where is the focal point, light too harsh
06/27/2007 09:40:08 AM
too small, cant see any detail.
06/27/2007 07:28:41 AM
too many distracting elements around the subject. very unbalanced lighting.

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