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Hana Lily
Hana Lily
Balko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Hana, Maui
Date: Jan 5, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

That tortuous drive up the Road to Hana was all worth it to see this beauty.
Canon 5D, 24-70L
Opened RAW -- exposure (-0.25), Clarity (+31), Fill Light (20), Contrast (+76), Vibrance (+36), Saturation (+9) -- opened in CS4 -- cropped, desat cyan, dodged black water areas, desat blue, render lighting effects - soft omni, masked flower -- Topaz Sharpen and Color Balance.

Statistics
Place: 70 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.5257
Avg (commenters): 7.5811
Avg (participants): 6.5047
Avg (non-participants): 6.6410
Views since voting: 1272
Views during voting: 680
Votes: 506
Comments: 78
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/13/2010 03:39:09 AM
wonderful
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 09:04:22 PM
Lovely
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03/17/2009 05:47:33 PM
Lovely colors and detail!! 8
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03/17/2009 04:01:52 PM
Very pretty - the light from within is fantastic
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03/17/2009 02:07:37 PM
wow...such vibrant, soothing colors...
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03/17/2009 12:14:41 PM
The colors here pop so much and there's so much clear detail in the blossom.
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03/17/2009 09:41:15 AM
Stunning close-up with lovely vibrant colors.
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03/17/2009 12:20:47 AM
Gorgeous, and flawless flower.
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03/16/2009 10:03:24 PM
Beautiful colors, edges, and sharpness. Love the way the pad frames the bloom in your composition. Congrats.
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03/16/2009 05:41:09 PM
Lovely details in the lily flower.

Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 03:36:17 PM
Nicely done!
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03/16/2009 03:13:10 PM
Lovely lily with great vivid colors - nice composition and color contrasts too.
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03/16/2009 12:24:15 PM
Gorgeous!!
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03/16/2009 12:09:48 PM
well done, this is how i imagine the macro of the flower, seven from me ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 09:05:16 AM
Nice photo - crisp. Love the color.
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03/16/2009 04:02:08 AM
Well captured and presented.
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03/15/2009 11:46:39 PM
For some reason we have quite a few water lilies this time. Of those I've encountered (I'm a third of the way through) this is the first one that feels to me like it's more than just a well-crafted water lily shot. There's something absolutely luminous and transcendent about this image. Good work.

Bumping up from 7-seeded to 8-scored.
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03/15/2009 11:04:06 PM
good details and colors
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03/15/2009 10:43:18 PM
Beautiful macro, the colors are so rich and vibrant.
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03/15/2009 10:02:02 PM
Love it!
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03/15/2009 08:30:44 PM
Not only is the flower awesome, you've framed it so masterfully!.
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03/15/2009 07:04:45 PM
Sharp contrast with the lily pad in the background. Just beautiful.
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03/15/2009 05:24:53 PM
The best flower photo in the contest I think.
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03/15/2009 02:51:54 PM
Excellent composition and stunning colors.
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03/15/2009 12:02:48 PM
This one pops off the page! Great colours. Usually I like to see more sharpness in the details of the petals but here it is ok as is.
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03/15/2009 12:01:06 PM
I'm still trying to figure this one out. Which PS tool was used to create the "graphic" effect. I do really like it, just a bit perplexed.
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03/15/2009 10:41:05 AM
beautiful rich colors! 10
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03/15/2009 10:37:41 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 09:17:01 AM
Beautiful. Great shot.
03/15/2009 05:42:08 AM
Great drama, detail, clarity and color. Superb composition. 8
03/15/2009 01:50:55 AM
Beautiful colored flower. Nice with this background.
03/15/2009 01:41:32 AM
Lovely vibrant colours!
03/14/2009 11:37:31 PM
It just glows, wow!! Stunning colours.
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03/14/2009 11:06:12 PM
Amazing clarity and color. Excellent shot!
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03/14/2009 11:04:10 PM
This is just great - center looks like it glows.
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03/14/2009 09:47:29 PM
Beautiful colors and composition. The clarity could be a little sharper, but love the DOF. Gets an 8 from me! :-)
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03/14/2009 09:28:22 PM
Wow. love the composition and colors..
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03/14/2009 08:10:22 PM
Nice and colorful.
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03/14/2009 06:31:55 PM
beautiful color, nice dof
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03/14/2009 02:43:15 PM
Coming back to comment...

Wonderful, vibrant colors! Stunning details and perfect background! 10
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03/14/2009 05:50:40 AM
love the color
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03/14/2009 04:18:36 AM
Very well composed using the lily pad in the background to make the flower stand out. very sharp and bright, best flower shot in the challenge
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03/13/2009 08:17:09 PM
Nice vibrant colours and nice and sharp
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03/13/2009 06:42:21 PM
This almost looks painted on a canvas! I like flowers, but don't usually pay much attention to them in photos, but this is a rare case. Great colors! 7
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03/13/2009 06:38:15 PM
Great colors, very nice picture!
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03/13/2009 06:31:01 PM
Stunning capture.
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03/13/2009 01:28:23 PM
Amazing colors and great composition.
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03/13/2009 12:31:05 PM
beautiful, amazing colors, one of my favs in the challenge
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03/13/2009 06:09:13 AM
lovely colours of the flower against the green background
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03/13/2009 02:36:21 AM
Nice colors, pop. 8
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03/12/2009 11:56:18 PM
Fantastic colors. The best flower shot so far! (nearly half way!)
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03/12/2009 10:39:31 PM
Gorgeous colors and clarity!
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03/12/2009 09:02:13 PM
Gorgeous flower and great detail.
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03/12/2009 07:40:35 PM
nice colors
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03/12/2009 02:29:15 PM
A color explosion! Nice!
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03/12/2009 12:41:36 PM
A perfect flower 10
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03/12/2009 11:55:58 AM
Great colors and softness.
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03/12/2009 09:41:22 AM
very nice light, great composition nice shot
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03/12/2009 05:43:00 AM
is it painted or is it an overdose of filtering? good as an illustration, not my taste as a photo, really
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03/12/2009 02:03:49 AM
Now I don't normally like photo's of flowers, a bit cliched I think, but this is gorgeous... Nice work - 7
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03/11/2009 09:51:03 PM
The purple is so vibrant.
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03/11/2009 07:39:49 PM
Nice bold colors!
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03/11/2009 07:09:01 PM
Among the better flower shots in this challenge. Strong colours, focus, and good composition.
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03/11/2009 06:59:29 PM
This is just stunning - impressive colors and sharpness- 10
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03/11/2009 06:33:02 PM
Love how you got the lighting in the core. The glow onto the petals is wonderful, and the great detail of dew drops on the petals.
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03/11/2009 05:41:39 PM
wow that i so beautiful. its so soft and delicate. wow-8
03/11/2009 02:31:02 PM
Nice burst of colour
03/11/2009 02:27:44 PM
Wonderful purples. All the colours are just incredible.
03/11/2009 01:54:40 PM
Wow great coloring and placement of the subject.
03/11/2009 01:01:24 PM
Good angle! It is hard these days to impress with flower macros but I like this one. 7 for now but might bump it up later.
03/11/2009 12:09:40 PM
Beautiful lily! Seems to be glowing from the center!
03/11/2009 10:31:47 AM
Pretty. The color almost glow and the green background is a bonus.
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03/11/2009 10:00:10 AM
The center looks like it's on fire; great color here.
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03/11/2009 08:45:27 AM
Well positioned. A bit more sharpness for me. Nice color. 7.
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03/11/2009 08:02:24 AM
The yellow in the center seems so saturated that detail is lost. 6
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03/11/2009 06:53:25 AM
Wow... it looks like a volcano on fire. Great color, nice composition.
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03/11/2009 06:29:51 AM
There's a sun burning inside this flower !
Nice vibrant colors!
I understand the difficulty of the edition with the halos when applying the sharpening, there is a great tutorial by Brad about this link here.
Also another crop could have improved the impact.
My vote : 8 .
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03/11/2009 03:37:43 AM
Lovely color, and like the way its set off against the lily pad
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