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Crown of thorns
Crown of thorns
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 17.5-45mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Estonia
Date: Jul 9, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Galleries: Nature, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2009

May be it is not my best, but it remains me summer and I do not remember details any more.

Statistics
Place: 1069 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 4.3667
Avg (commenters): 4.6098
Avg (participants): 4.3316
Avg (non-participants): 4.5455
Views since voting: 534
Views during voting: 611
Votes: 469
Comments: 45
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:52:33 PM
Good placement of the subject.
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03/17/2009 08:45:15 PM
Bokeh. Nice Composition..
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03/17/2009 08:43:32 PM
Nicely backlit! Good bokeh and tones.
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03/17/2009 05:10:51 PM
The depth of field is nice, but the bokeh in the background really detracts from the subject.
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03/17/2009 11:35:10 AM
Interesting close up.
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03/17/2009 11:24:49 AM
Good idea but a bit on the dark side and OOF. Good DOF.
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03/17/2009 01:45:07 AM
I think the DOF is good, but think it could have been improved if it was shot without the light spots in the bacground... as it is here, they compete for attention.
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03/16/2009 11:35:52 PM
I like the bokeh, but would like to see a bit more light on the flower or whatever it is.
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03/16/2009 08:44:11 PM
I think this would work better if the subject weren't right in the middle but really nice DOF.
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03/16/2009 12:18:21 PM
just two from me Im sorry but its shady and dark not very sharp too ( I know there are sharp places, but the dof should be deeper for my taste)

good luck though and take care ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 04:12:23 AM
cool capture
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03/16/2009 03:53:23 AM
not really that interesting
03/15/2009 11:15:16 PM
nice idea, but the composition is too imbalanced for me.
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03/15/2009 03:04:30 PM
a little more light on the subject would have been better imo
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03/15/2009 02:29:37 PM
Image feels a bit unbalanced, nice DOF
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03/15/2009 10:45:50 AM
nice bokeh supports the spiky flower well
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03/15/2009 09:40:08 AM
Nice bokeh but the "flower" could have been sharper
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03/15/2009 07:53:08 AM
The background lights are more distracting than helpful. Seems to lead the eye away, rather than toward the subject.
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03/15/2009 03:27:25 AM
Nice bokeh in the background. Subject is a little dark.
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03/14/2009 11:40:11 PM
Interesting bokeh, wish the flower were in focus. It's also a bit too centered.
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03/14/2009 10:26:44 PM
nice bokeh
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03/14/2009 08:24:37 PM
Ouch. A bit dark, and without enough contrast to make this pop from the background. Nice focus and use of DOF.
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03/14/2009 06:35:26 PM
The bokeh is great, the subject needs more light.
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03/14/2009 05:42:23 PM
The white areas in the background overpower your flower..
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03/14/2009 05:25:20 AM
too much distracting bokeh in the background, They need to be more subtle. Your subect does not have sufficient contrast to stand out more from the background
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03/14/2009 03:20:02 AM
This one came up for me after a really pretty, bright, cheerful flower - and for some reason, I prefer this quiet little thing - not as showy, not as colorful. But somehow it has an elegeance to it, and those little bokeh lights are willing to follow it, so it must be special!
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03/13/2009 09:41:34 PM
nice depth fo field... what is that thing!? :)
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03/13/2009 08:20:38 PM
Nice bokeh
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03/13/2009 06:14:02 PM
interesting looking plant
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03/13/2009 05:31:33 PM
not enough sharp focus on your plant
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03/13/2009 03:43:54 PM
Interesting shot, the centered composition is not the best choice IMHO.
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03/13/2009 02:50:44 PM
Perhaps the colors are a little flat, but I like the hairs on the stalk.
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03/13/2009 02:44:36 PM
The colors of the thorns are really neat and the whole thing has an interesting texture. However, I think that it is a little too much out of focus and the brightness in the left corner detracts from the picture.
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03/13/2009 02:17:54 PM
It's an interesting plant but the white bokeh pulls my eye away from it ... I can't stay focused on the subject.
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03/12/2009 02:51:16 PM
nice dof
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03/12/2009 02:03:21 PM
Very beautiful use of shallow DOF! If I were to nitpick, there are two things that come to mind. (1) the subject could use just a little more light, and (2) the OOF circles, to my mind, should be to the other side, in the same place to which the plant is leaning into. As it it, the plant is leaning away from them, and visually it doesn't work as well (for my eyes). This is just opinion :)
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03/12/2009 11:56:25 AM
The focus seems soft on this shot. Would have loved to see the focus a little sharper. Also the lighter blurred background on the left of the photo seems a little distracting.
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03/12/2009 09:38:03 AM
The subject is to dark but I do like the thorns and background.
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03/12/2009 09:22:52 AM
The bokeh in the background is nice. The main subject could be a little brighter.
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03/12/2009 08:33:25 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
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03/11/2009 07:22:01 PM
It is nicely focused but the white spots are very distracting.
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03/11/2009 05:42:24 PM
nice bokeh
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03/11/2009 04:50:41 PM
background a little messy....
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03/11/2009 03:12:57 PM
Good DOF and bokeh.
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03/11/2009 05:22:17 AM
I like how the bokeh circles sem to come from the flower. a bit of sharpening, a closer crop (1/4 off the right side, 1/6 off top and off bottom for a start) and some curves and color adjustments might have made a really pretty image
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