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Petals Like Soft Jazz
Petals Like Soft Jazz

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rhythm III (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenge Submissions
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Kirkland, WA USA
Date: Jul 16, 2007
Aperture: F/10
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 16, 2007

Photographer’s Notes
My wife enjoys gardening and has planted a garden which is constantly in bloom. First one species blooms, then the next, and then the next after that. In the end, we have a variety of flowers of different sizes, colors, textures from Spring through Fall.
At the moment we have 5 different flowers in bloom. I had taken photos during the day but was dissatisfied with the harsh light. I tried again at Sunset and again at dawn until I got the right light. I am very pleased with these. It feels a little like a stretch for the theme, and I know voters don’t reward shoehorn entries. Maybe folks will have enough imagination this time.

Post Processing
• Convert from Raw (Nikon Capture)
• Rotate
• Crop
• Reduce Noise (Neat Image)
• Remove Hot Sports (Clone Tool)
• Brighten (Curves Layer)
• Dodge & Burn (Overlay Layer)
• Resize Image (Bicubic Sharper)
• Save for Web

Camera Data
• Nikon D200
• 2007/07/16
• RAW (12-bit)
• Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
• Color
• Lens: 105mm F/2.8 D
• Focal Length: 105mm
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Metering Mode: Spot
• 1/40 sec - F/10
• Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
• Sensitivity: ISO 800
• Optimize Image: Vivid
• White Balance: Auto
• AF Mode: Manual
• Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
• Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe RGB)
• Tone Comp.: Normal
• Hue Adjustment: 0°
• Saturation: Enhanced
• Sharpening: Medium high
• Image Comment:
• Long Exposure NR: Off
• High ISO NR: On (Normal)

Place: 123 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.2705
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.0392
Avg (non-participants): 5.4366
Views since voting: 779
Views during voting: 181
Votes: 122
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/29/2007 11:52:52 PM
This would have been really cool if you cropped to only include the center of the flower and left out any other background. What great textures and contrasting colors.
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07/27/2007 06:14:49 AM
Beautiful colours. Soft and delicate.
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07/26/2007 09:30:29 AM
Good colora nd detail.
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07/25/2007 11:40:11 AM
I think it's a stretch for the challenge, but it's a well done flower picture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/23/2007 05:53:45 PM
Yeh, I'm feelin' it.
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07/23/2007 10:09:09 AM
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07/23/2007 02:41:13 AM
Nice up close and personal rhythm with this fine flower shot.....
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