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Challenge: Duotones IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
Location: Conifer Colorado
Date: Jun 13, 2009
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1600
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2009

Colorado columbine, Duotone of black and Pantone 2645 lavender


Wow, a top ten. I'm psyched! There were so many great shots and photographers in here I can't believe it did so well. Thanks for all the great comments, votes,favorites and my first ever wishlist! Not a super original subject I know, but I was shooting some Columbines and tried a B/W conversion and really liked the tones. The color is so often emphasised with these, the tones alone were really appealing.
I reshot one for the contest, converted to greyscale and did the duotone conversion, great learning experience as I've never done it before. Thanks again everyone!

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 253
Avg (all users): 6.8492
Avg (commenters): 8.1176
Avg (participants): 6.9390
Avg (non-participants): 6.6818
Views since voting: 1991
Views during voting: 229
Votes: 126
Comments: 20
Favorites: 6 (view)


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06/22/2009 01:57:18 PM
I came back to this several times during the challenge. Lovely and the delicate texture and how it blurred into the background was gorgeous indeed. And there is something about a hint of lavender in a duotone. Nice finish. Congrats.
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06/22/2009 01:25:53 PM
Congratulations on your high score with this stunning image !
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06/22/2009 01:26:00 AM
Congrats on a top ten finish! And my favorite Colorado flower, too! Not sure we can still be friends if you keep getting top tens and I keep getting browns--lol! Great job here. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2009 11:37:32 PM
I love the bokeh background. Beautiful capture of the petal textures.
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06/20/2009 03:05:04 PM
really nice DOF
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06/18/2009 10:39:16 AM
this will have to bump up on my list...such a pleasing shot....well done
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06/17/2009 05:05:10 PM
fantastic
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06/16/2009 07:02:05 PM
Beautiful composition, toning and the bokeh is gorgeous too and the flower rises from it sharp and ready to soak up attention
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06/16/2009 05:04:53 PM
Great use of shallow DOF... nice details on the flower... great tones too... Raj
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06/16/2009 04:13:31 PM
Gorgeous! Love your DOF and tones.
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06/16/2009 04:30:15 AM
I love the calmness of this image, the DOF is perfect :)
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06/15/2009 09:36:42 PM
Lovely. Great texture and focus. Love the narrow DOF.
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06/15/2009 01:38:37 PM
This is lovely...nearly something sci-fi about it. The way the bloom shoots forth from the nebulous background...and the steely purplish tones, also very pleasing.
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06/15/2009 01:06:19 PM
Daity as can be. Excellent texture, and superb DOF to make this beauty essentially rise from the mist. Color toning suits very well.
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06/15/2009 11:44:32 AM
lovely!! 8
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06/15/2009 09:52:31 AM
One of my favorite flowers and beautifully captured. Love the DOF, detail, lighting ... OK, I just really like it!
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06/15/2009 05:00:44 AM
If you know me, you'll know I'm not that big on flowers, but this just about jumped out of the screen!! Wonderful detail and DoF. : )
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06/15/2009 12:54:36 AM
stunning. one of my favs for top rankings.
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06/15/2009 12:38:56 AM
Very lovely...
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06/15/2009 12:19:55 AM
Methinks you'll get a few "hate the border" comments...I'm personally a fan of borders, but I think in this case a simple white one or none at all would have served the photo better. However, because I'm not into lowering scores because of a silly border, I'm still gonna give out a 9 for this. Really well done.
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