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wild strawberry flower
wild strawberry flower

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Challenge: Soft Focus IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-3
Lens: Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Macro ED Zuiko Digital
Location: meadow
Date: May 9, 2008
Aperture: 2
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2008

i just use small aperture f2 wich helps to make soft focus around flower!

Place: 53 out of 203
Avg (all users): 5.7405
Avg (commenters): 5.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.8504
Views since voting: 646
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 185
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

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05/26/2008 09:00:25 PM
*Critique Club*
Hi, my name is Russell and as per your request, this is your critique.

What I liked - Great depth of field, a nice minimalist type of photograph. The many shades of green really help the contrasting colors in the flower.

What I didn't like - The softness of the subject especially the yellow center. I understand that this is a soft focus challenge but the center of the flower is more of a blob, just a touch more focus there would have made a great difference. The rain drops are a great addition, but I think the larger three kind of take away some from your subject. Lastly, there is some jagged lighter green at the top of the flower (most likely a set of leaves of some kind). As is, they are set against a much darker green and really stand out - which also takes away from the subject.

Overall, your photo scored fairly well, it may have scored better if the distractions were gone (mainly the larger drops and the light green leaves mentioned above). After looking at your portfolio, you have a great eye for this type of photography. KEEP IT UP!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2008 02:50:55 PM
Nice narrow dof, and bokeh
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2008 08:19:07 PM
nice contrast - yellow, white, green
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/15/2008 12:32:05 AM
nice minimalist image
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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