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"Novus Vita" (new life)
"Novus Vita" (new life)

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Flora II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Canon
Location: Nashwauk Minnesota
Date: Oct 4, 2007
Aperture: F/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 0.8 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 4, 2007

Very basic editing on this image.
-Straightened and cropped the image.
-Did some minor adjustments with Hue/Saturation
-Also some minor adjustments with Levels
-Applied Unsharp Mask
-Used Neat Image
-Resize and Save for Web

I hope you like it. The only thing I wish I would have noticed when I took this is the orange light that is reflected on the underside of the middle leaf on the left. I feel it is a little distracting.

Setup: Stickytacked the plant to an old dictionary. Then I set up a piece of driftwood against the stem. The background is the back of a white board. The white board was lit with a lamp that has a tan/orange shade on it. The plant is lit from my camera's on board flash with a diffuser held in front of it. I took this at 190mm while the camera was on a tripod.

I'm guessing this will land in the 70+ percentile. ...hopefully

Wow couldn't hardly be more pleased. My first top 10!! Thanks

Place: 8 out of 325
Avg (all users): 6.6090
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 6.3088
Avg (non-participants): 6.8409
Views since voting: 2121
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 156
Comments: 10
Favorites: 2 (view)

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10/17/2007 07:05:03 AM
Hey Justin, congrats on a great score and great photo. I really liked this one, wonderful colors and lighting. Great job, Jack
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2007 11:32:30 PM
I love the simplicity, lighting and colors. beautiful shot
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10/13/2007 10:10:33 AM
really love the color combination
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10/12/2007 06:33:26 PM
probably my most favourite shot of the challenge. brilliantly lit 10
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10/12/2007 01:49:46 PM
nice japanese/zen feel to this
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10/12/2007 11:29:27 AM
I think I like this shot mostly for its simplicity, your background has nothing to it, but it really adds to the mood of the shot. It seems like the background is getting darker as you go up, but the sprout is getting lighter, I thought that was interesting. This has potential for a ribbon.
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10/10/2007 04:12:54 PM
Although this is a stand alone subject, it does fit the details Plant life, I believe the processing and capture are excellent, this is a standout image in this challenge....10
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10/10/2007 09:46:23 AM
nice contrasting colors
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10/10/2007 02:40:41 AM
good exposure. I like the fact that the exposure is correct on the fore leaves and also on the upper leaves the light, through them. Nice
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10/10/2007 12:48:03 AM
sharpen or a little more in focus looks nice
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