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Gerber Daisy
Gerber Daisy

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Challenge: Flowers II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2009 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Vivitar MF Macro 55mm 1:2:8 f/2.8 for Nikon
Location: Apopka, FL
Date: Jul 7, 2009
Aperture: f/0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30 sec
Galleries: Macro, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 11, 2009

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Place: 120 out of 255
Avg (all users): 5.6739
Avg (commenters): 6.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6484
Avg (non-participants): 5.7234
Views since voting: 1821
Views during voting: 210
Votes: 138
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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12/01/2009 11:00:08 PM
This is REALLY beautiful. really well done!
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08/20/2009 04:32:34 PM
WOW .. a stunning flower photograph janine .. :)
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07/22/2009 12:30:15 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

First Impression: Clearly this meets the challenge description well, although there were rather a lot of Gerbera in this challenge, so not perhaps terribly original. (Probably would have done a Gerbera myself too if I had entered, as they can be fun to photograph!)

Composition: I do like how the image fills the frame, but do find the dark shadows on the right side to be a little distracting.

Technical: Before I even looked at your camera, I figured you were a Nikon user. One of my pet peeves with Nikon is the way the reds come out. You may not agree, but I typically find the reds to be a little bit unreal and I can't help feeling this image is suffering from that to a small extent. I'm not sure how to explain it properly, so sorry for that, but I usually find the detail can be missing with red objects. I feel this is what is happening a bit on the left side of the frame. I usually desaturate reds a little bit to stop the blown out look.

I also find the focus to be just a little bit soft. I was looking at your camera settings and wondered what F0 meant, or if that was just a typo?

Overall thoughts: Gosh, reading back what I have written you would think this was an awful image. Of course, it's not! It's quite a good strong image, I was just trying to figure out why it score 5.6 not 6.6.

I hope this helps? feel free to get back to me if you have any questions.

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07/20/2009 11:55:22 PM
This is outstanding, Janine!
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07/20/2009 11:33:34 AM
Nice colors..seems a little oof, or the focal point is tiny, nice comp.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2009 01:30:41 AM
Nice details and such vibrant color
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07/14/2009 09:07:58 PM
Nicely presented esp like presentation and center detail of flowers..
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07/13/2009 11:14:23 AM
Nice crop/composition, good colour.
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07/13/2009 02:32:33 AM
The right side being slightly darker and out of focus kind of ruins the images for me.
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