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Ephemeral Night Flower
2nd PlaceEphemeral Night Flower
Pug-H


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Pink II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K10D
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax
Location: Haga, Japan
Date: Aug 15, 2009
Aperture: f8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1.4sec
Galleries: Abstract, Sky
Date Uploaded: Aug 15, 2009

Yeah, it's just some fireworks. ;-
A crop, a slight levels adjustment and a touch more saturation (no hue adjustment), a bit of sharpening, and resizing. Pretty basic, really.

[Aug. 19th, 2009 03:16:23 AM]

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Now this is a flower that stands out from the others. Kudos to you. I love the way it resembles fireworks.

Yes, Linda! Good observation. ;-

Well, I guess I'd better add a post-voting comment.
Thanks for all the votes and comments. ;- I thought it might have a chance for a ribbon when the score was above 7, but then it dropped dramatically (as did everyone else's, apparently). The troll-scrubber scraped off 17 or 18 votes which brought the final score up about 0.1.

And just for the record, my 250th challenge entry in 5 years, my fourth highest score.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 161
Avg (all users): 6.8778
Avg (commenters): 8.9231
Avg (participants): 6.8136
Avg (non-participants): 6.9091
Views since voting: 6206
Views during voting: 348
Votes: 180
Comments: 40
Favorites: 9 (view)


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10/04/2011 08:41:51 PM
Awwww, this is spectacular. Grand technique and wonderful result.
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08/31/2009 02:42:21 PM
Extraordinary firework picture! How come it looks so fluffy? Love it!
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08/29/2009 01:17:54 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, the thumbnail looks totally like a flower.
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08/28/2009 08:51:11 AM
what a beautiful image!!! the depth and color are awesome....great job and congrats on your first ribbon
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08/27/2009 06:14:13 PM
Congrats man on your first ever ribbon... Feels good don't it?
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08/26/2009 11:43:27 PM
Awesome fireworks shot. Just beautiful. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/26/2009 02:56:58 PM
Lovely image. Congrats.
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08/26/2009 01:59:24 PM
Congratulations - a great way for a mile-stone entry to finish!
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08/26/2009 10:44:21 AM
Gorgeous! Congrats!
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08/26/2009 10:30:39 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, the new thumbnail for your profile page, and for your 250th challenge! Beautiful job, I gave it a decent score, but would have scored it higher if I hadn't wrongly assumed you had just adjusted the hue to make it look pink. :-D
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08/26/2009 09:48:33 AM
Way to go!! This is a nice "out of the box" flower! Congrats on your ribbon!!
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08/26/2009 08:04:46 AM
Congrats on the ribbon man.....great capture.
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08/26/2009 07:17:45 AM
Awesome - congratulations on the ribbon!
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08/26/2009 04:56:07 AM
Very stunning shot. Congrats on the RED.
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08/26/2009 03:46:39 AM
A very clever image Congratulations on your Ribbon
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08/26/2009 03:33:49 AM
Stunning wd on your red. 8. The Japanese celebrating something?
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08/26/2009 03:14:49 AM
very very beautiful flower firework. Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/26/2009 02:39:43 AM
Beutiful, Well dererved!
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08/26/2009 02:26:21 AM
What the??! Come on people, it's just some fireworks! LOL :P
Way to go, David - it is eye-poppingly cool. Congrats!
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08/26/2009 01:50:34 AM
Excellent! Congrats on the red!
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08/26/2009 01:24:58 AM
Gorgeous fireworks. Well done on a much deserved ribbon.
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08/26/2009 12:46:49 AM
Wow! Amazing and beautiful shot. Congrats on your ribbon, David.
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08/26/2009 12:33:42 AM
congratulations - coolest fireworks shot on the site!
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08/26/2009 12:21:28 AM
LOL, I thought it was a flower too!!!
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08/26/2009 12:17:01 AM
Gotta love a good fireworks shot! Congrats on the ribbon, and on an excellent image.
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08/26/2009 12:16:55 AM
hey david .. congrats on a fantastic and stunning image .. totally deserving the ribbon .. i'm surprised you didnt beat me especially considering that lots of ppl dont like insects .. interesting looking at the breakdown of votes too .. i wonder sometimes how ppl can have such diverse opinions about an image .. weird really ..
funny linda's comment .. lol .. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/23/2009 07:20:04 AM
nice title
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08/22/2009 08:34:25 PM
wow
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08/22/2009 04:10:51 PM
Stunning! Well done
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08/22/2009 08:58:22 AM
Beautiful shot!
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08/21/2009 05:53:58 PM
Brilliant
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08/21/2009 11:10:57 AM
Beautiful capture. Well done! A 10 from me..
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08/20/2009 01:50:27 AM
Great fireworks capture, love it
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08/19/2009 07:09:34 PM
Oh wow, freakin' awesome!
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08/19/2009 05:19:33 PM
gorgeous 10
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08/19/2009 02:54:58 PM
This is really cool - nice job!
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08/19/2009 11:11:42 AM
Very cool!
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08/19/2009 10:12:36 AM
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08/19/2009 02:13:02 AM
Brilliant shot.
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08/19/2009 02:10:42 AM
Now this is a flower that stands out from the others. Kudos to you. I love the way it resembles fireworks.
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