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Center Beauty
Center Beauty
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Quantaray AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD Tele-Macro for Canon
Location: Living room
Date: Jun 27, 2007
Aperture: 14
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2009

I ALMOST accidentally uploaded the same from a challenge entry. This was actually taken 40 seconds before the challenge entry! Phew!

Simple editing, levels, curves, saturation, sharpen.

Statistics
Place: 342 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8803
Avg (commenters): 6.9821
Avg (participants): 5.8616
Avg (non-participants): 5.9865
Views since voting: 673
Views during voting: 664
Votes: 493
Comments: 64
Favorites: 2 (view)


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06/04/2010 11:32:03 AM
incredible details and colors, i like this shot!
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06/02/2010 10:48:27 AM
Perfect DOF to appreciate the beauty in this flower.
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06/02/2010 06:20:24 AM
Fantastic detail in this shot Paul. Very impressive.
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06/01/2010 11:24:16 PM
I agree with all the wonderful things that have been said ...just lovely
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06/01/2010 09:44:10 PM
I loved it in the challenge and I still love it!
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06/01/2010 08:25:53 PM
this is breath taking!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 04:06:54 PM
I like the soft colors and look of this. Nice DOF too.
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03/17/2009 03:40:44 PM
Well done.
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03/17/2009 03:09:15 PM
Beautiful, this has such nice colors and detail and the lighting is fantastic.
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03/17/2009 02:34:46 PM
Good detail in the flower.
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03/17/2009 02:05:21 PM
excellent shot, will be very interested in seeing what lens you are using...truly detailed
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03/17/2009 06:20:59 AM
Beautiful close up of flowers center. Lovely detail.
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03/17/2009 04:52:13 AM
Elegant!! 9
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03/16/2009 11:14:15 PM
Really beautiful. love the details and colors.
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03/16/2009 09:53:59 PM
Great detail and good work of filling the frame with the petals of the flower.
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03/16/2009 09:23:23 PM
Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 04:40:03 PM
Very nice macro with lots of detail.
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03/16/2009 03:24:05 PM
like a miniature world .. love the details .. love the subtle beauty .. great shot .. :)
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03/16/2009 03:31:09 AM
a bit sharper would have scored higher
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03/15/2009 10:17:17 PM
nice detail love the colours
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03/15/2009 08:45:04 PM
Yes it is!
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03/15/2009 07:07:02 PM
Good DOF and nicely exposed
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03/15/2009 05:02:33 PM
Beautiful inside of a flower, nicely bordered with the white petals.
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03/15/2009 04:10:10 PM
Super macro great detail
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03/15/2009 11:55:10 AM
Very nice macro. love the white petals, creates the perfect frame
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03/15/2009 10:38:55 AM
very pretty macro, great detail
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03/15/2009 05:26:10 AM
nice ;) dof and light too
thx, brano
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03/14/2009 11:05:47 PM
Excellent detail and clarity, so pretty.
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03/14/2009 10:55:07 PM
Beautiful and bright, the clarity just pulls me into this. Not many photos work well with centered composition, this is one that certainly does.
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03/14/2009 08:31:31 PM
Nice shot, with great detail. Not sure the subject is all that appealing, but at least the center part is pretty with the pink and pastel orange.
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03/14/2009 07:57:35 PM
Lovely flower macro!
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03/14/2009 07:23:42 PM
amazing macro - not sure about the centred compesition
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03/14/2009 04:54:25 PM
nice dof. This shot may have been better if the subject was slightly off-center (like on a 3rd)
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03/14/2009 02:05:56 PM
Beautiful macro. The center stamens (?) look like tiny flowers themselves. Color treatment is wonderful.
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03/14/2009 01:14:49 PM
Fantastic composition and lighting. Looks like a painting.
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03/14/2009 09:40:02 AM
What a fascinating composition of a classic shot.
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03/14/2009 09:09:24 AM
Lovely detail and well framed.
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03/14/2009 07:55:33 AM
Simply stunning. The white of the petals has been so perfectly captured and the centre looks like some kind of confectionary. Beautiful. Good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/13/2009 09:07:01 PM
Gorgeous image - well done.
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03/13/2009 03:16:58 PM
Beautiful impressionistic study! 7
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03/13/2009 02:28:27 PM
Nice macro, but it doesn't really say WOW to me.
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03/13/2009 11:14:51 AM
Beautiful! I love the detail. I'm anxious to learn what type of flower this is. Also, and this is a small thing, I think calling it 'Inner Beauty' instead of 'Center' would have made the title work more, at least for me personally.
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03/13/2009 11:11:51 AM
wow, this is pretty
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03/13/2009 10:29:54 AM
Lovely , wonderful details and presented in a unique perspective, 7
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03/13/2009 07:43:07 AM
I really like the pov on this
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03/12/2009 09:42:15 PM
beautiful, excellent job!
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03/12/2009 08:48:59 PM
good detail, and I think the square crop works well here
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03/12/2009 08:14:43 PM
wow, great use of light! excellent macro!
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03/12/2009 06:44:23 PM
A beautiful flower macro. Very few flower macros have been posted in the challenge, this is a refreshing view. Very well shot indeed and deserves a place in the challenge. Glad you posted :)
(no vote)
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03/12/2009 05:32:32 PM
I like this shot, it does seem a little too bright on the right hand side though.
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03/12/2009 03:57:17 PM
Wonderful clarity. Very clean shot.
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03/12/2009 03:12:02 PM
Nice pic. The only thing I might have changed is to darken the center. It almost looks like it was dodged too much.
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03/12/2009 02:33:53 PM
Really like the framing of the soft petals..
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03/12/2009 02:27:42 PM
Looks a tad over sharpened, but otherwise nicely preserved details and color.
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03/12/2009 02:20:12 PM
Love the detail ... you got DOF exactly right for this!
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03/12/2009 01:25:10 PM
Amazing macro shot, the detail is extraordinary.
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03/12/2009 11:29:50 AM
Supurb sharpness and detail.
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03/12/2009 07:10:26 AM
Great detail and nice natural colors.
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03/11/2009 11:18:02 PM
Ha ha! I just told the last person their image was too centered. Here centered is just right!
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03/11/2009 08:23:56 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments now. This is a great macro shot showcasing the center details of this white floral. Love how you show us all the great details from the curls of the outter sprouts to the central core with its pinkish yellow sprouts that in itself looks like tiny flowers. Colors are great and really pop out from the crowning white petals.
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03/11/2009 07:38:37 PM
Beautiful macro. Its a wonder the things you can see when you get close enough to pare the image down to just its essentials.
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03/11/2009 05:42:15 PM
Beautiful details and framing.
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03/11/2009 10:11:41 AM
nice shot
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03/11/2009 02:31:59 AM
very cool
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