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Zinnia Orbits

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Challenge: Still Life With Motion (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: Challenges 2007
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Sep 23, 2007
Aperture: f/ 32
ISO: 200
Shutter: 2 seconds
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 23, 2007

Judging by past reactions to entries my using light motion around a flower(s), I should not have bothered. I entered one, Light Motion Still Life in the Motion Blur Challenge in March '04 67156.jpg . It got a 5.15. The second was recently, Galactica 529308.jpg in the Painting with Light III Challenge, June '07. It got a 5.54. An improvement. Figuring that this one is actually better than the other two and hoping it might fit this challenge better, I'm thinking a finish just below 6.0. So thank you in advance. I could use a 6.0 or better...I'm beginning to forget what that is like. LOL!

Post: Convert from raw in PSElements 3.0 with a +0.33 exposure compensation. Layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Crop. Crop again for 1.50:1 aspect ratio. The crops were to get a bit of off white streaks out of the top of the image that I did not like. Sharpen. Resize. Shapen.

Place: 17 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.3351
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.1887
Avg (non-participants): 6.3939
Views since voting: 1216
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 185
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/01/2007 09:17:17 PM
love it!
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10/01/2007 01:15:34 AM
Well, there ya go, Robert. Third time's the charm. :)
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10/01/2007 12:06:38 AM
Wow, this is so colorful! Awesome picture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2007 06:24:37 PM
Is this a Robert Mann (21.gif banmorn) photo? Good job.
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09/27/2007 03:29:31 PM
Nicely exposed flowers with a colourful backgroung combinr to make this an excellent interpretation of the theme. There is a lot to look at and so it retains my gaze.
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09/26/2007 09:15:53 PM
That yellow streak crossover grabs too much attention but otherwise the streaks add to the shot.
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09/26/2007 05:20:33 PM
I enjoy this one v. much. The flowers are very nicely crisp.
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09/26/2007 08:26:42 AM
Great composition... the colors are all popping.
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09/25/2007 10:32:22 AM
Oh, beautiful!!!! Great job!
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09/24/2007 09:14:23 PM
very nice and colorful. flowers are centered nicely.
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09/24/2007 07:18:32 PM
wonderfully colorful - 8
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09/24/2007 07:15:16 PM
Nice effect. The colors are great in this shot! The lighting is iffy for me; it creates some unflattering shadows...
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09/24/2007 06:45:26 AM
amazing colors creative take on the challenge
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09/24/2007 12:43:52 AM
great colours
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09/24/2007 12:16:50 AM
Nice colorfull image. Well done psart 7
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