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Challenge: Soft Focus III (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2006/2007 - CHALLENGES
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: in my back yard
Date: Sep 24, 2007
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Abstract, Macro
Date Uploaded: Sep 19, 2007

i tried a few ideas with this challenge after not wanting to go in any for a while coz of getting woeful scores in bokeh and motivational poster.. but because i cant help myself i had to try for soft focus ..
firstly i went for flowers, but a good friend in dpc said there'd be like mega flower photographs in this one, so rather than get lost in the masses of flowers i decided to try a bee instead .. this is the flower ..
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i went for a walk on the firetrail thinking bees instead of flowers .. i took a whole heap but wasnt really happy with any of them when converted to a soft focus image .. this is one of the bees ..
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then yesterday morning the builder noticed a frog on the ground .. an ugly frog and not dpc friendly at all .. i tried everything to make it look windswept and interesting but failed miserably .. the fact that it had no hair wouldnt have helped .. oh so lame !!! .. anyway i had decided to put this one in only because i'm totally over flowers and bees .. last night i thought i might get a 6 possibly, but this morning i'm thinking more like a 5.2 ..
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so a couple of hours before the challenge i did a total reprocess on this photograph that i'd put in our b&w side overnight .. i didnt think it would work as a soft focus but i change my mind .. i'm hoping for a 6+ on this one .. but of course i want the voters to give me MORE !!! ..

Place: 22 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.1667
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1667
Avg (non-participants): 6.1667
Views since voting: 1055
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 174
Comments: 18
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10/08/2007 04:54:05 PM
Congratulations on a beautiful image. I personally thought this would finish much higher.
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10/03/2007 03:32:34 PM
FanTABulous, roz! Such wonderful color and clarity. Congrats on a good finish.
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10/03/2007 03:35:03 AM

I hate you!!!! A couple of weeks ago I took some photos of frogs which I truly beleived were the best ever to be taken of our amphibian buddies and then I see this and I realise that you just blew my efforts away

Great that you got a 6+ but deserved even more

Beautiful and brilliant and colours to die for

Fantastic job!!!!
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10/03/2007 02:06:11 AM
Good to see you putting that lens to good use Rozzy
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10/03/2007 12:16:01 AM
Oooh Roz, I love all the colors on this. All your photos are always so pretty!
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10/03/2007 12:12:34 AM
Wow girl this is a great result for you, with such a great image here.....
You totally ROCk IMO.....
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2007 01:34:58 PM
Great colours, however it seems to be more DOF than soft focus.
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09/30/2007 03:28:02 PM
great 8
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09/30/2007 03:11:38 PM
Beautiful colours, that really is one beautiful frog.
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09/29/2007 11:17:05 PM
Good job psart one of the best submissions so far. good luck 8
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09/27/2007 07:54:00 PM
Wow! So vivid. Super shot!
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09/27/2007 12:39:34 PM
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09/26/2007 11:07:12 PM
Very nice work! :]
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09/26/2007 03:04:39 PM
Looks like it is waiting to be kissed by a princess and turned into prince charming
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09/26/2007 07:57:25 AM
He looks painted! I love him!
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09/26/2007 06:38:07 AM
Shallow DOF != soft focus. Nice picture otherwise.
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09/26/2007 02:16:26 AM
it looks a bit oversaturated
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09/26/2007 12:16:07 AM
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