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First Orchid of Spring
First Orchid of Spring

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color on Color II (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Seattle, Wahsington (USA)
Date: Feb 24, 2008
Aperture: F/5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2008

Photographer’s Notes
This was photographed at Seattle’s Northwest Flower & Garden Show. Obviously an orchid, but I am unsure of the variety.

Post Processing
• Convert from RW (PS CS3)
• Crop
• Manage Color (Curves Layer)
• Soften Blown Highlights (Clone Tool)
• Resize
• Sharpen (USM)
• Border (Select & Stroke)
• Save for Web

Camera Data
• Camera: Nikon D3
• Lens: 105 mm Macro
• Date: 2008-02-22
• ISO: 1600
• Aperture: f/5
• Shutter: 1/500

Place: 149 out of 185
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Avg (commenters): 4.7273
Avg (participants): 4.6316
Avg (non-participants): 4.9450
Views since voting: 578
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 257
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2008 11:45:02 AM
Not very much of color on color
03/03/2008 10:30:16 AM
Nice shot. The colors make for an interesting photo.
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03/01/2008 10:36:48 AM
Beautiful orchid. Don't think the photo fits the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/29/2008 05:44:40 PM
the lines in the leaves draw your eye back to the corners
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02/29/2008 02:32:16 PM
Good focus and details.
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02/28/2008 08:58:17 PM
is that a jack in the pulpit? very nicely done!
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02/27/2008 12:01:08 PM
Very, very pretty. Beautiful focus and DOF. There seems to be a lit too much difference in color between the subject and the green background for this challenge.
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02/27/2008 10:24:02 AM
Dont really get the color on color?
02/27/2008 09:41:37 AM
the purpel dosnt go with the green bacground
02/27/2008 09:23:05 AM
The center of the flower could be sharper and teh stick is distracting. (Perhaps burn the top of the stick?)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/27/2008 08:32:15 AM
purple flower, green background?
purple flower, brown background?
green flower, green background?
good picture if a little dark.
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