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Claret Cup in Bloom
Claret Cup in Bloom

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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 Zuiko Digital Zoom
Location: Palm Desert, California
Date: Apr 6, 2008
Aperture: f/14
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jan 14, 2009

Claret Cup cactus in Bloom at The Living Desert Wildlife Center, Palm Desert, California

Place: 326 out of 531
Avg (all users): 5.4977
Avg (commenters): 6.2727
Avg (participants): 5.4970
Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 696
Views during voting: 341
Votes: 221
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 09:05:59 PM
Very pretty. I think the top of the image hurts the composition - cutting off the top four flowers would really boost the strength of the composition and focus the viewer on the flowers. A slight bump in contrast would add just a little more pop.
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01/21/2009 02:18:05 PM
Beautiful study of cactus blooms. Lovely details and color.
01/21/2009 08:39:44 AM
Lovely shot of this beautiful flowers.
01/19/2009 07:17:53 AM
lovely soft light and colors in this cactus shot - but the image really does not grab my attention very much - but i am sure it will look great printed
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01/18/2009 10:27:18 AM
Nice job, crisp and clean, brilliant DOF, leading lines compliment this very well , vibrant colours, nice job well done
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01/17/2009 03:49:16 PM
Very nice color and tone and well composed to show off the flower and the spikes.
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01/17/2009 02:50:06 PM
The soft focus complients the subject matter nicely.
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01/17/2009 02:32:36 PM
really nice colors...good crop and capture
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01/17/2009 06:22:32 AM
01/17/2009 03:52:40 AM
nice overall...lacks a wow factor
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01/17/2009 02:11:03 AM
The composition in this image keeps me looking back. For my tastes, some additional post processing could add extra push to take it to my next level. Slightly more color separation via levels, and a tad more sharpness would raise my vote even more. This is a good, solid entry in this challenge, especially as a floral entry. Cheers!
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01/16/2009 11:54:41 AM
I like the softness of this photo, lovely composition with the flowers leading your eye right into the photo.
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