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Challenge: 7 Heavenly Virtues II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: My backyard
Date: Jun 24, 2008
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2008

This was probably the first idea that popped in my head. Originally I had thought about writing "hope" on a transparency sheet and putting it over the image but decided it worked without it. Pretty easy shot, just took one of the daisies I gave my wife two weeks ago(daisies last forever!) and stuck it in the crack of our patio. It took a couple shots to the the composition to where I liked it but I was pretty happy with this one. I also tried to stick the daisy into the street but it didn't really work as well so I left it as this. This will be my second entry with my 30D, the first one should be 6.0+ and I hope this one will get 6.0+ too!:)

Shot in jpeg, levels, brightness/contrast, hue/saturation, sharpen, unsharp mask, crop, reduce noise, resize, save for web.

Place: 15 out of 83
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07/08/2008 02:22:32 PM
Critique Club Review:

Color Saturation and Hue: Colors are natural and fit well with this image.

Brightness and contrast: Contrast is excellent, brightness could be a bit brighter for me. (But then this could be my monitor. However, it looks like there was overcast sky and colors are just a little bit cool.)

Focus and Depth of field: Focus is sharp, and depth of field is used well to minimize background distractions. The top half of the flower does appear to go a little soft. It may be more of an illusion than real. Otherwise very nice job of eliminating background distractions, and considering the fact that the flower was just stuck in there likely very necessary.

Overall very good composition, the image sells the title rather than the other way round.

Very nice work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2008 11:24:20 PM
The yellow pops out very well against the background. My preference would have been to see the whole flower head in focus.
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07/01/2008 10:30:21 PM
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06/29/2008 10:43:10 AM
Nice composition.
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06/27/2008 11:44:27 PM
Pretty flower
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06/26/2008 08:19:43 PM
love the color and dof /9
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06/26/2008 01:12:04 AM
Little out of focus, but very nice idea and a nice shot none the less.
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06/25/2008 04:46:10 PM
reminds me of the song "I saw God today"
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06/25/2008 09:49:30 AM
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06/25/2008 08:58:39 AM
Fits challenge - doesn't even need a title and I feel the picture
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06/25/2008 12:09:38 AM
very cool concet, well executed.
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