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Challenge: Dappled Light (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: home studio
Date: May 20, 2008
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80 sec.
Galleries: Black and White, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2008

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 115
Avg (all users): 6.4398
Avg (commenters): 7.0500
Avg (participants): 6.0217
Avg (non-participants): 6.5529
Views since voting: 1881
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 216
Comments: 26
Favorites: 0


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06/07/2008 02:03:34 AM
For those that are wondering and have asked - this is a Oriental Lily (Lilium) Monan Lisa flower preparing to open. Hopefully I won't ruin it for anyone, but this was shot in the studio. For Mother's Day all the great flowers were gone and all we could find were these - all still closed up. It took over a week for them to open and when they began to do so they were amazing. As others have mentioned, it almost looked like something from a scary movie. So, I drug one down to the studio, along with several tubs of these branch things that the wife has all over the place. I call them booby-traps as they grab me wherever I go. One set of these branch things are behind the lilly and one set are in front and off to the right side. I then shot my 580EX II (off camera) through the front set of branches to get the dappled light. A reflector was also used on the left to fill in the shadow area a little. Thanks for all of the comments.
06/06/2008 09:24:29 PM
Every time I see this image, I keep wondering - is this an orchid bud?

edit: Thank you for the clarification. The folds on the edge of the petals and the way they are tucked in there, plus your unique angle made this, yes, very mysterious. A very unique image.

Message edited by author 2008-06-07 09:39:01.
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05/28/2008 09:10:24 PM
kinda subversive, also has a "feed me, Seymour!" look too. :-) But I try to block that last, and just enjoy how beautiful this is.
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05/28/2008 10:20:56 AM
Is it just me or does this pictures looks incredibly subversive?
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05/28/2008 01:58:22 AM
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lovely and luminous dappled light
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05/28/2008 01:00:11 AM
I love this, it's gorgeous. Glad it did so well for you. Congrats on 6th place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2008 11:40:52 PM
Interesting patterns made by the light.
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05/27/2008 04:10:48 PM
thinking medieval thoughts, looking at t his
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05/27/2008 12:16:05 PM
This is one of my very favorites of the challenge...so supple and fleshy. My only wish if for a bit more room on the right...not much, just a bit so we see the whole lily, not just most of it.
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05/26/2008 10:17:20 PM
This is very cool, erotic and difficult to identify. Good use ofd tones however Mona Lisa may not have ever been so brazen. ;-) Good luck!
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05/26/2008 01:09:38 PM
Beautiful.
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05/25/2008 07:28:15 PM
Wow, a very feminine shot. Could be a little less blurry/soft focus for my taste.
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05/25/2008 02:23:24 PM
Georgia O'Keefe would be proud.
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05/24/2008 03:25:24 PM
Woah, bad teeth!
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05/24/2008 10:52:06 AM
Very nice image. I bet you could sing the phone book your so good.
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05/24/2008 02:22:58 AM
nice as a b and w
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05/23/2008 06:36:39 PM
This is a great concept! Very nice use of the dappled light. Soft edges really make this nice. Good work.
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05/23/2008 06:04:59 AM
Interesting image, looks like an orchid bud. Tones work well. Can't help wonder about it not cropped so tight on the right. Nice unique image. Nice light too.
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05/23/2008 04:31:42 AM
Unusual shape. Well... I would say it is quite erotic ;) Very elegant. B&W suits it. I also like diagonal composition. I would try to use bigger DOF to catch the detail on the far end of the flower to enhance it's definition. Very nice entry.
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05/22/2008 04:57:30 PM
I love this shot. The lighting you chose as well as some possible soft focus filtering really lends a sense of softness and calm to the shot. I also really like that you chose to use B&W.
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05/22/2008 02:25:43 PM
Great form, composition, texture and contrast. Really very nice indeed! One of my pics of the competition. Well done!
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05/21/2008 10:34:12 PM
I wonder if this image would of been even better if you took the time to focus.
05/21/2008 08:22:54 PM
I got all excited untill I realized I was seeing a lily.
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05/21/2008 06:04:41 PM
Very nice composition.
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05/21/2008 10:26:39 AM
This photograph has a nice range of values and the flower in the middle contrasts with the negative space. The soft focus also makes the photograph stronger.
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05/21/2008 10:07:12 AM
awesome concept. great photo
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