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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Agassiz, BC, Canada
Date: May 4, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2008

PS CS3: RAW Converter, Crop, Curves, Clone Tool (removed small outgrowth from branch at image margin), Hue and Saturation, light dodging, resampled and saved for web.

Place: 64 out of 194
Avg (all users): 6.0214
Avg (commenters): 6.7778
Avg (participants): 5.9155
Avg (non-participants): 6.1304
Views since voting: 1134
Views during voting: 198
Votes: 140
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2008 02:33:57 AM
Lovely colors and background.
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05/16/2008 05:07:49 AM
Nice depth and clarity.
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05/15/2008 07:16:00 PM
Nice flower macro. Pretty colors and good DOF. This should do well.
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05/14/2008 11:01:22 PM
I had to look it up:

"80073 Magnolia obovata (-10°F, USDA Zones 6-10) This species is native of the Kuril Islands of Russia and the Islands of Japan. This tree blooms at or shortly after 10 years of age and will eventually reach 60x50' or larger; specimens in the forests of Japan measure 100'. The leaves on this are impressively large, 18' long and nearly half as wide. The flowers are 8' across with creamy white tepals, the outside tepals are pink and shows a great contrast as the flower opens."

Not nearly as beautiful as your description.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/13/2008 10:09:14 PM
Composition: 5 - Technical: 6 - Creativity: 6 - Appeal: 4 - Challenge: 5 - Overall Calculated Average Score: 5
05/13/2008 03:35:43 PM
excellent shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/12/2008 10:44:06 PM
great shapes/ nice texture beautiful focus and lovely color :)
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05/12/2008 04:12:54 PM
I like how the flower pops out of the background (not voting though)
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05/12/2008 12:01:25 PM
Needed a third bud to balance the picture. Good sharpness, colour and separation from the background.
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05/12/2008 12:07:35 AM
very nice colors
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