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Challenge: Pink II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: patio
Date: Aug 16, 2009
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Floral, DPChallenge GTGs
Date Uploaded: Aug 16, 2009

Take in morning on tripod and with micro lens. Only basic editing done. It is the inner parts of an orchid.

Place: 60 out of 161
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08/30/2009 07:22:06 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Initial impression: Saw and it and thought, 'Oh yeah, it's an orchid'! Very distinctive flowers. Very easy on the eye, no glaring flaws.

Technical: Composition is straightforward, used ambient lighting. I do like the way the white petals frame the inner part of the orchid. Would like a little more dof; I don't really see any blur but some petals are oof.

Artistic: Again, a very pretty shot, but also a very safe shot in terms of how you shot. You maximized the symmetery of the flower's parts to help with the comp. A little more saturation may help.

Overall: Looking at the details, wondering why you shot so fast on a tripod! 1/320 when you have morning light and a tripod at your discposal seems a little hasty. Stopping down a bit would have increased your dof and slowing shutter should help result in much more rich colours, and possibly less shadows.

Still, you finished well and have a fave, nothing to complain about there! Good work. Just try to think of your tripod as something to hold your camera steady for slow work. Look forward to seeing more of your shots.

Feel free to PM me with any questions,

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2009 08:06:39 PM
beautiful shot. the contrast in colors adds an abstract feeling to it. I like the composition of the object. However, it is a bit blury and this takes away some of the detail leaving me questioning what the actual design is just a little. cool photo.
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08/23/2009 10:01:26 PM
looks almost like a tongue lol.
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08/19/2009 03:47:32 AM
A slightly deeper DOF and angled view and this would be a winner IMHO.
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