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Challenge: Flowers II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Nikon
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Date: Jul 12, 2009
Aperture: f5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200
Galleries: Still Life, Floral
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2009

Never really got flower shots, so here's my attempt no idea how it will go. Tried something a little different, this is shot with my soft-box as the background and a second flash at 45deg high to my right. I was trying for a soft translucent feel to the orchids.

Heavy editing in this
Crop
Resize
Topaz Adjust - detail and exposure adjusted
high pass filter
vibrance
saturation
contrast
curves
levels
Three selective colour filters with hue shift and masked to bring out the green and pinks.
dodging

[post challenge]
Wow, first ribbon and first 7+ score, I'm stoked!!!!! Thanks for the great comments and glad you like the shot. Time to do a little happy dance now!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 255
Avg (all users): 7.1460
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.8851
Avg (non-participants): 7.6000
Views since voting: 5986
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 137
Comments: 42
Favorites: 13 (view)


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07/22/2009 07:04:26 AM
wonderful image! Big congrats on the ribbon!
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07/22/2009 03:02:40 AM
Huge congrats on your first ribbon! Beautiful image.
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07/21/2009 02:34:26 AM
Sweet. Congratulations
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07/20/2009 05:43:10 PM
Love Orhids. Great image congrats on your Yellow. :)
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07/20/2009 04:23:11 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon this is really a beautiful image.
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07/20/2009 02:45:24 PM
You've been on a real hot streak!!! Awesome work, keep it up, and congrats on the PB & first ribbon
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07/20/2009 11:41:54 AM
Congrats on all of your firsts. I'm thinking you like flowers shooting a bit more now? :)
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07/20/2009 11:31:57 AM
Congrats, I was hopping some Orchids would make front.
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07/20/2009 09:57:08 AM
Again, beautiful. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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07/20/2009 09:43:41 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
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07/20/2009 08:27:37 AM
How PRETTY! An excellent choice for a ribbon :) Congratulations!

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07/20/2009 06:37:27 AM
Beautiful. Congratulations!
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07/20/2009 04:57:27 AM
awesome tony well done mate
congrats on the 3rd place
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07/20/2009 04:32:07 AM
Well done Tony, I expect this puts you on pole then eh lol
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07/20/2009 02:46:29 AM
Congrats on the PB, the nice score and the yellow, well deserved. Just wish you would post another version without the heavy editing.
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07/20/2009 01:55:19 AM
This was always going to be near the top in my books. Congrats on the Yellow and the PB Tony.
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07/20/2009 01:39:10 AM
Way to go man! Loved this one the moment I saw it. Gave it a 9. Peace!
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07/20/2009 01:11:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon !!! Lovely tones & feel to the shot
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07/20/2009 12:51:05 AM
Hope you enjoyed your well deserved happy dance! This is outstanding work and was my pick for the blue. Congrats on the ribbon and the 7+ score.
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07/20/2009 12:44:39 AM
Absolutely delightful and a well deserved ribbon. Congrats on your first ribbon and new PB, Tony.
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07/20/2009 12:40:20 AM
That is awesome! You and Vlado are rocking it!
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07/20/2009 12:26:20 AM
So beautifully lit...lovely...congrats on the ribbon
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07/20/2009 12:13:13 AM
Congratulations on

1. New PB
2. Your first ribbon
3. Your first 7+

Well deserved.
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07/20/2009 12:13:03 AM
Congrats!!!
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07/20/2009 12:11:45 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the lighting and the colors. I don't care how much you post processed it, you nailed this shot. congrats on the ribbon!
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07/20/2009 12:05:02 AM
Congratulations it's a beautiful shot!
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07/20/2009 12:01:47 AM
For a guy that says he can't do Flower shots.........

Congrats Tony
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07/20/2009 12:01:40 AM
you ribboned!!! so cool!! congrats! (and you stayed above 7!)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/17/2009 11:24:05 AM
my favorite of the challenge
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07/16/2009 02:36:31 PM
Stunning against the white background
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07/16/2009 06:48:22 AM
Lighting is perfect to show off this exquisite flower. Nicely done.
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07/15/2009 09:02:46 AM
Incredibly beautiful portrait!
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07/14/2009 06:29:00 PM
Coming back to see this i see that i gave it a 7 before, dunno what i was thinking, revising to a 9. I love the backlighting and hope you place top 10.
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07/14/2009 02:13:53 AM
Very unique, almost painterly watercolour feeling. Gorgeous light. I would have liked a lighter border to preserve the delicacy of the flower. Without the border it's a winner. 9
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07/13/2009 04:14:34 PM
This is simply beautiful, the composition and processing really work well.
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07/13/2009 02:59:33 PM
Oooooh, like a painting! Beautiful.
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07/13/2009 10:16:56 AM
A great example of fine art. Stunning.
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07/13/2009 09:38:35 AM
looks like a botanical print
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07/13/2009 09:20:24 AM
Makes me think of a watercolor. PRETTY!!
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07/13/2009 06:08:21 AM
Simply stunning.
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07/13/2009 04:23:49 AM
Picture postcard - wonderful
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07/13/2009 01:54:34 AM
Excellent work. Looks very animated and alive. Love the white background with the colors of the flowers. 9
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