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Peek-a-Leaf Boo-Yah
Peek-a-Leaf Boo-Yah

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Challenge: Peek-a-Boo (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon MF 105mm f/2.5 AIS
Date: Mar 7, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2008

First flowers of spring for my garden, hellebore.
Taken outside with my 105mm 2.5 AIS and an extension tube.
Underexposed by .7 EV

Not much except for me getting on one knee. Snapshot.
Would have been better at f13 methinks, but then I would have had to gerry-rig some tripod.

Only cropped the bottom to make a 5x7 format.

Trying to shoot more as I was feeling a bit burnt out.

Guessing a 5.4, maybe lower. Depends if people are looking for kids peek-a-booing behind corners and such. I'm actually very happy the way it turned out.

Cheers...good luck to everyone.

Post Challenge Comments:
Oh well. A little lower than expected, but still I love the shot and think it fits the challenge. Guess I took into account the description to much for peek-a-boo, "Let your imagination run wild!". I did not find the shot too much of a stretch personally. Always next time. Cheers all.

Place: 110 out of 131
Avg (all users): 4.7160
Avg (commenters): 4.7143
Avg (participants): 4.3333
Avg (non-participants): 4.8919
Views since voting: 560
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 162
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/25/2008 03:23:22 PM
You had flowers in your garden on march 7? must be nice! LOL We are expecting another 10cm of snow today.

I think it is a very nice shot, although perhaps a bit too centered for my taste. Is there a reason why you chose to make it a greyscale image instead of celebrating the colours of spring?
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03/18/2008 05:24:49 AM
gorgeous... i like everything about this. and glad you are making yourself shoot more!
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03/17/2008 11:34:48 PM
Love the processing on this! Nice!
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03/17/2008 10:04:58 PM
I don't really see the peek-a-boo here, but it makes sense when I read it was the first flower of Spring. But all that doesn't matter. I think the image is very strong. I like the symmetry, contrast, and amazing detail.
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03/17/2008 01:18:53 PM
I gave it a 6. I guess count me as not being broad-minded enough. I scored it the way I did because I thought it was very pretty. It's a beautiful close-up and the black and white just does a wonderful job of enhancing the details and textures. I see this as more of a FS shot. Nice job no matter what score it has.
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03/17/2008 04:39:23 AM
very purty. I gave this a 7. I could clearly see the peek-a-boo here.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/16/2008 08:58:46 PM
Sorry, but I don't get it. Is the middle leaf/petal peaking through the side ones?
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03/15/2008 03:55:00 PM
It took a minute to see how it fit's, nice shot.
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03/14/2008 08:01:59 PM
Lovely Macro, light tones and the contrast even if it's a little bit of a reach for the challenge :)
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03/14/2008 02:08:18 AM
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03/12/2008 10:00:53 PM
Art speaks differently to different people. Not my cup of tea.
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03/12/2008 09:34:13 PM
I want to call this a shoehorn, but I'm keeping on open mind on the interpretation of the theme. That middle leaf IS peeking out from between.
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03/11/2008 01:55:53 AM
Nice concept.
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