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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Soft Focus IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus E-3
Lens: Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro AF for Olympus
Location: Nagoya
Date: May 9, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125sec
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: May 13, 2008

This is a cut off dandelion (of course :)))) which is hanging over the parasol of my macro lens. Then I rotated the image 180 degrees. The parasol is lying on the garden table.

Wow - thank you all for voting on this! I almost didn't enter this challenge, it was a last minute thing ...

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 203
Avg (all users): 7.0714
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.5833
Avg (non-participants): 7.2868
Views since voting: 5880
Views during voting: 358
Votes: 196
Comments: 43
Favorites: 18 (view)


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08/01/2008 11:03:24 PM
This is just STUNNING, and I LOVE it, and have now added it to 'my favorites' right now.....
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05/26/2008 09:55:59 PM
Beautiful image and congrats on the ribbon here.
These are just made for a dreamy shot like this.
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05/26/2008 07:32:31 PM
Nicely executed. Congratulations!
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05/23/2008 06:09:30 PM
Good job... I like taking macro shots.
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05/23/2008 04:19:26 PM
Well done Susanne! Congratulations on your first ribbon.
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05/23/2008 11:30:30 AM
congrats on your first ribbon! this is beautiful execution.
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05/22/2008 10:35:15 AM
WOOHOO!! Way to go Susanne! Congratulations on your first ribbon and a great new PB!!
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05/21/2008 10:43:12 PM
Congrats tamatama - you've had a ribbon coming to you for some time now!
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05/21/2008 09:55:37 PM
My fav from this challenge!! Congrats on your ribbon!
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05/21/2008 08:27:28 PM
You must be absolutely stoked about finally getting a ribon. I am happy for you. Cool picture.

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05/21/2008 05:14:20 PM
Originally posted by bvy:

Dandelions are popular here. Challenge aside, I like this the best so far -- expertly composed and somewhat abstract. It's not really soft though.


Shows you what I know about soft. Nice work. Congrats!
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05/21/2008 04:07:26 PM
Awesome stuff Susanne! Congrats on your first ribbon and a new PB!!!
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05/21/2008 02:47:38 PM
Beautiful. Congratulaions on your ribbon.
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05/21/2008 10:30:57 AM
Congrats on the Red!!!
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05/21/2008 10:10:12 AM
nice photo. nothing personal but i still cannot believe that this kind/type of photo can win a ribbon ... but hey this is DPC, what do i know ? :-)
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05/21/2008 09:24:57 AM
i really like this congrats on the ribbon
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05/21/2008 09:19:08 AM
That is absolutely incredible! Best picture of a dandelion I recall ever having seen!
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05/21/2008 09:08:52 AM
superb Susanne...thoroughly deserved! Congrats on your first ribbon
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05/21/2008 08:47:12 AM
Beautiful!!!!Gave this top score. Congrats on the ribbon!
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05/21/2008 08:08:50 AM
Wonderful image and a great macro. Congrats on the ribbon, Susanne. Can't believe this is your first ribbon, you'll have many more to come.
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05/21/2008 07:40:53 AM
What a wonderful photo. Congrats on your first ribbon and for your new personal best and 7+ score.

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05/21/2008 07:02:12 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Wonderful shot.
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05/21/2008 06:54:50 AM
congratulations on first ribbon! Beautiful shot.
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05/21/2008 03:37:11 AM
WOW!!! Awesome Macro. Love it!
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05/21/2008 03:04:28 AM
Stunning! I can feel the softness.
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05/21/2008 01:24:37 AM
Pretty!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/20/2008 10:43:29 PM
I normally dislike pictures of dandelions, squirrels, seagulls and trinkets but you certainly have gotten my attention.
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05/20/2008 06:08:14 AM
Well done for Basic Editing - like the 'ghosting' effect. Nice also with the green left bottom right - nice detail there too.
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05/19/2008 02:59:28 PM
outstanding.
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05/19/2008 05:44:22 AM
Fabulous contrast, perfect lighting. Great reminder that every plant has special beauty and qualities. You have masterfully dramatized this special moment in this one plant. This image brings to mind these words: "Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well." (Ps 139:14)
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05/18/2008 09:02:52 AM
great shot
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05/16/2008 09:17:06 PM
Dandelions are popular here. Challenge aside, I like this the best so far -- expertly composed and somewhat abstract. It's not really soft though.
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05/16/2008 12:45:35 AM
best of the dandelion entries 9
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05/15/2008 04:37:58 PM
One of th top 3 ............... WooOooW .... 10 and no less
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05/15/2008 08:40:24 AM
Soft focused but great detail in this shot, very interesting to look at, and good composition. Love the lighting also
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05/15/2008 08:15:04 AM
Very nice, nicely composed. 7
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05/15/2008 07:37:09 AM
This is a really great shot.
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05/14/2008 09:29:48 PM
Nice crop and angle for this one.....
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05/14/2008 07:10:08 PM
Well done--kinda sharp but in a soft sort of way.
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05/14/2008 12:49:41 PM
the detail is amazing, wow
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05/14/2008 08:57:08 AM
These subjects work well with this type of challenge. The details work great even with the softness.
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05/14/2008 07:44:57 AM
stunning...wow - these things are photographed a great deal on dpc, but this one is exceptionally good for this challenge 9
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05/14/2008 12:42:04 AM
Very Nice. 8
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