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Lilac: Waiting for Spring
Lilac: Waiting for Spring

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Challenge: Shallow DOF (Advanced Editing I)
Collection: Challenge Photos
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Hubertus, WI
Date: Feb 8, 2004
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 8, 2004

These are lilac buds on a bush in our back yard.
Shot with Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, handheld.

Rotated canvas CW 25 deg.
Curves, levels
Sharpened (USM, 100%, 0.5px, threshold=3)
Shadow/highlight tool
Readjust curves
Hue/saturation (very slight)
Select background, hue/sat to change from bluish to cream
Add border (color selected from bud)
Cloned out a few tiny white specks


Place: 68 out of 174
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Views since voting: 893
Votes: 181
Comments: 5
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/13/2004 01:53:02 PM
Nice composition. Good use of ROT
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02/13/2004 01:20:11 AM
If the photo had something with a soft focus in the foreground to indicate a 'Shallow Depth of Field' I would have given it another point.
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02/11/2004 09:29:10 PM
Looks like there is a tinge of blue to the Lilac bud that could have been corrected. Nice job cropping and good luck in the challenge!
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02/10/2004 11:42:20 PM
Odd creature. :)
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02/09/2004 04:17:42 PM
I took pictures of my lilac buds yesterday, but they didn't come out this well, so I went with another idea. Well done. Good color, composition, and contrast.
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