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Natures Perfection
Natures Perfection

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Challenge: March Free Study (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: Tracy, CA
Date: Mar 10, 2004
Aperture: f:11
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2004

I was looking for an undisturbed dandelion and found this near perfect speciman. I mounted it to a stand, placed it in front of a black background, and backlight it with the morning sun. I used a #4 diopter for the close up.
Post processing was minimal using contrast/lightness, saturation, and small amount of cloning to remove some unwanted lens flash. Last but not least USM was applied.

Place: 70 out of 310
Avg (all users): 6.1602
Avg (commenters): 6.7273
Avg (participants): 6.0709
Avg (non-participants): 6.3704
Views since voting: 868
Votes: 181
Comments: 11
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2004 07:15:00 AM
So true.
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04/06/2004 10:14:34 PM
Very clear. Detail in the fuzz is great.
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04/05/2004 02:03:43 AM
Ah, my favorite subject lately - nice shot of a very difficult item to shoot. :) - 8
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04/04/2004 04:56:04 PM
This proves that even the humble dandelion can have its day. And what a day.
I don't think a single seed is missing, so you must have caught it just right. The lighting is crucial and it is good.
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04/04/2004 04:42:39 PM
8 - lighting and sharpaness are excellent.
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04/04/2004 12:28:41 PM
I love these...very good detail and lighting.
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04/03/2004 12:23:36 PM
Beautiful lighting, natural?
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04/02/2004 01:14:06 AM
might be slightly overexposed in that many of the details are missing in the brightest spots.
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04/01/2004 12:59:23 PM
really well lit - composition is great.
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04/01/2004 12:23:40 PM
I like your lighting for the most part..it is a little strong in places.. These 'dandylions' are fun to shoot and make good photos. Your is okay but could be a bit more sharp.
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04/01/2004 09:18:02 AM
I really like this, I like the lighting and the background. Well done. 9
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