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Challenge: Flora II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge Outcasts
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Bushland, Caloundra, Australia.
Date: Oct 9, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2007

The Waratah, is the state floral emblem of N.S.W. in Australia.

post comment..... I am disapointed with my score, as I was so pleased with this image. I learned a valuable lesson, "don't take images of flowers that the majority have never seen before, like Australian wildflowers, especially red ones.....

Place: 179 out of 325
Avg (all users): 5.2532
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.1644
Avg (non-participants): 5.3294
Views since voting: 1164
Views during voting: 200
Votes: 158
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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11/12/2007 08:37:17 PM
O.K. I have never seen this type of flower but I still find it beautiful for it's beautiful red hues and it's exotic look. BTW to my monitor the colors of red and green are bold and vibrant and don't give the appearance of being overprocessed. While I love the hues and the shapes of this floral I am left wanting more. There is just too much surrounding landscape that takes the direct focus off this unusual & beautiful plant. Draw your viewer closer so us all the beauty and intricate nature of this plant by either zooming in closer or cropping closer (a square crop would look rather nice and keep the focus on the Waratah). Bringing the viewer closer to the flower will also show us more detail of the 'texture' that we only get a glimse of from this stand-off position. Seeing how the petals curve and loop would go a long way with increasing dramatic impact.
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10/17/2007 10:56:32 PM
IMHO the composition is perfect but something is wrong with lighting. The colors look more saturated & image looks a bit over sharpened.
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10/17/2007 07:15:46 PM
hey shez ... this is absolutely glorious!!! .. those fantastic colours and our aussie emblem too .. wot a great photograph ... you should'v got a better score for this one for sure .. !!:)xxx
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10/17/2007 04:51:27 PM
Love the texture in those flowers. I always look for good texture in my gardens ... I'd love to have them in mine.
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10/17/2007 12:39:43 AM
Wow. Sherryl. I think these guys are really cool and you did a great job in capturing them.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/16/2007 09:57:24 AM
Lighting is odd.
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10/12/2007 10:30:41 PM
have not a clue as to what "wartah" is or are, but nice pic, good focus and color 7
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10/11/2007 02:25:29 AM
Plant life is portrayed well in this photo I like the crop and processing showing the Flora in the background....7
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