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Sunflower Babies
Sunflower Babies

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Challenge: Flowers II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR
Location: Los Angeles
Date: Jul 12, 2009
Aperture: 3.3
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 12, 2009

My first shot at water droplets. Set up in my kitchen. Harder than it looked to get a clear image in the droplet. I did not use a flash, that might have helped.

Place: 56 out of 255
Avg (all users): 6.0857
Avg (commenters): 6.4286
Avg (participants): 6.0114
Avg (non-participants): 6.2115
Views since voting: 689
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 140
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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07/22/2009 03:22:30 PM
Greetings from Andi via the Critique Club. Congratulations on a new PB Robin!

First Impression: A nice, soft and vibrant image image, sharp enough where it should be and an above average flower reflection.

Composition: For me the composition is just right.

Tecnical: At first glance the blown out petal was a little annoying but on reflection I think it actually helps the image. The green foliage is a little distracting and it might improve the image if it was in better focus.

Artistic: Yes, its certainly artistic and the colours go really well together. The way the petals merge into that silky soft backround shows a good vision.

Overall thoughts: Even though similar has been done 100's of times at dpc it was submitted to a flower challenge and this is a good example. Well done and all the best for future challenges.
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07/20/2009 12:35:56 PM
Thank you for all the comments. I had fun trying something new to me! I'm just happy to be improving and working my way up in each challenge.
07/20/2009 08:49:34 AM
I LOVE this! I'm so surprised not to see this one way way up there. Its the kind of photo I would have put in the top very few -- and one that really appeals to my style. Awesome job!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/19/2009 08:30:57 PM
I'm not generally a fan of the water drop shots (been done to death... so cliche) but you've executed it so perfectly that I had to rate this up there with my favourites in this challenge. Composition is different enough to carry the water drop cliche... which is an outstanding effort. Well done.
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07/16/2009 12:38:58 AM
Lovely burst of yellow with good diagonal lines.
07/15/2009 04:33:59 PM
I've seen this before. And the one I've seen before was much more interesting than this one.
07/14/2009 09:06:09 PM
lovely colours.
07/14/2009 04:03:51 PM
This would make an excellent print, I can see it hanging on a wall to light up a dark corner. Well done.
07/13/2009 03:28:29 PM
Great droplets. The green leafy part is a bit distracting but nice colours throughout.
07/13/2009 02:59:15 PM
Very pretty!!!

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