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Our dahlia bulbs bloom into stunning unique flowers.
Our dahlia bulbs bloom into stunning unique flowers.
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Product Shot (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Date: Sep 2, 2008
Aperture: f/ 16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/50 sec.
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2008

Well then, I had entered something else, which I liked but then I remembered a series of Pink/white/Violet dahlias that I had shot for the Overexposed challenge...I entered dolls. Oh Well. But I shot them on a white background and figured this would be more catalogue like. I so stole the title from the description of the first site that came up when I entered dahlia bulbs in Live Search.

Shot with four clamp lamps on stun....LOL! Four clamp lamps each with a 100w halogen bulb pointed from upper and lower left and right directly on the subjects. Camera on tripod with cable remote.

Post: Camera Raw adjustments in PS Elements 6.0. Selected the background and prcessed it separately from the flowers and then processed the flowers. For the background, I selected a white point to get it as white as possible in levels. Then the flowers were processed with layer adjustments for levels, brightness/contrast and hue/saturation. Spot edit dust, imperfections on the flower petals and some dents in the white background that did not come out (though I may have done that before the background levels adjustment). Crop. Adjust sharpness. Resize. Adjust sharpness.

Statistics
Place: 39 out of 118
Avg (all users): 6.0130
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.1009
Views since voting: 1109
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 154
Comments: 15
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2008 07:23:25 AM
Beautifully composed and lit. Nicely done!
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09/13/2008 05:36:01 PM
wow, these are simply beautiful and great job with the lighting
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09/12/2008 10:17:52 PM
Those are some amazing flowers. Image is a little light for me.
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09/12/2008 07:51:38 PM
It's a 10 of a photo but I can't really see this in a catalog. I don't look at flower magazines very often. 9
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09/12/2008 05:04:55 PM
So clear, I feel as if I could reach out and touch them. Very pretty, I love the colours.
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09/11/2008 04:50:06 AM
Beautyful colours
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09/10/2008 09:44:40 PM
wow, these are just lovely flowers
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09/10/2008 05:26:43 PM
Very pretty and crisp!
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09/09/2008 06:42:31 PM
Beautiful flower shot. Very well lit.
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09/09/2008 05:09:54 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 1/2
Contrast/Color: 2/2
Composition: 2/2
Photo Quality: 2/2
My Subjective Affinity: 2/2

Very nice shot of flowers. One thing that may make this idea pop more would be to include the bulbs, and make the flowers appear to have grown directly from the bulbs, instead of isolating them by themselves.
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09/09/2008 09:59:39 AM
This seems more like just a flower shot than a product shot but it's very attractive.
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09/09/2008 02:17:17 AM
A bit of a stretch because pretty much all advertising for plant bulbs stress the whole plant, not just the blooms and I would guess these are cut flowers, not whole plants. I think the studio effect of the white background makes it seem more like cut flowers then whole plants. Nice exposure and lighting.
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09/09/2008 02:01:03 AM
Nice flowers!
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09/08/2008 07:26:05 AM
i can't believe you shoehorned a (admitted, very crisp and well lightened) flower shot in. when your product is bulbs, why aren't they in the shot?
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09/08/2008 01:23:28 AM
Beautiful!!!
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