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The Tenacious Weed
The Tenacious Weed

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Challenge: Triumph (Basic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100K
Lens: Konica Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7
Date: Jul 31, 2007
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Fashion, Textures
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2007

I really hope people understand how this meets the challenge. The flower triumphed above all odds and grows in a harsh environment....

I don't think this will do well, but it is a really different style AND it isnt a portrait!!! I really wanted to do something like this for a challenge because I have been focusing so much on portraiture. This is also a very different kind of post processing. I really like this shot.

Place: 9 out of 80
Avg (all users): 6.3478
Avg (commenters): 7.1176
Avg (participants): 5.6897
Avg (non-participants): 6.4428
Views since voting: 1789
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 230
Comments: 26
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/17/2007 04:57:48 AM
Missed this in the challenge (in fact, I didn't vote at all). Perfectly meeting the challenge, great POV, DOF and colors. Not too fond of the border, though.
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09/06/2007 11:05:41 PM
wow beautiful macro shot!
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09/06/2007 10:33:42 PM
Good concept photo. Perseverance.
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08/25/2007 05:18:48 AM
love the line created by DOF

I also like the muddiness in the bokeh in the top left.

stunning shot.
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08/13/2007 03:43:04 PM
nice.. good finish.. well done.
08/10/2007 11:55:21 AM
yeah, sometimes it's just good to photograph something different than the thing you're used to. it frees the mind, so to say..!

this looks wonderful.. the colors are good and contrasting, great DoF!
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08/08/2007 11:09:58 AM
I love this image, and gave it my high score for the challenge. I imagine this would look lovely as a big print.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2007 02:30:34 PM
I like the framing and the work you did on the photo. Very good. 9.
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08/07/2007 12:37:41 AM
Nicely done! I really like the DOF you used here and your border adds to the composition of this.
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08/06/2007 11:44:12 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background nice depth of field
Technical: Focus, Exposure: good
Appeal: triumph of nature over adversity
Total Averaged Rating 8
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08/06/2007 03:08:53 AM
Great DOF
08/05/2007 09:13:39 PM
Excellent photo technically. Nicely captured, composed and the post is terrific. But the subject's relevance to triumph is a bit soft, IMHO. I know ... flora triumphing over rocks, and dry ground. To my eye, a 10 photo in a 5 challenge.
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08/04/2007 02:58:06 AM
Nicely focused, to notice something so small win over it's surroundings... *thumbs up*
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08/03/2007 07:38:47 PM
Amazing how nature adapts in order to thrive. Love the colors and contrast.
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08/03/2007 10:22:13 AM
my favorite rapper :D /8
08/03/2007 01:03:58 AM
Nice processing, nice take on the challenge.
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08/02/2007 08:52:16 AM
I like the composition of this shot. The diagonal is pleasing. The light level is spot on. I think the Triumph theme would have worked better here if you removed the other flower in the background and then adjusted the aperture for a greater DOF. Just a thought. BTW, I really like your choice of border for this shot.
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08/02/2007 12:12:22 AM
The picture alone, without the title, doesn't really read as triumph, but I love the photo. So while I usually give lower scores to photos that rely on their title to meet the challenge, I'm giving this one of my top scores for this challenge. Nice work. The texture, the diagonal composition, the pop of yellow... all wonderful.
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08/01/2007 11:28:22 PM
Wow! Impressive shot. Wonderful editing. I love it.
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08/01/2007 08:58:51 PM
08/01/2007 05:36:27 PM
image has impact...like the blur in fg & bg.
08/01/2007 04:42:01 PM
border is a bit distracting
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08/01/2007 03:24:08 PM
The border seems a bit busy. I would have scored this higher if you had used just one of them.
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08/01/2007 01:10:20 PM
Really like the pp here and the contrast between the bright yellow and the greys. Love the use of dof .
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08/01/2007 05:16:57 AM
Nice capture - Like the blast of colour against the grey rocks but the framing really lets this down.
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08/01/2007 01:55:25 AM
beautiful colors. border is a bit heavy though 9
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